Just the Tip
“Our goal is the purification of the temple. Your job is to keep me alive and help me reach Dragon’s Roost, the temple that sands at the highest point of the abbey. I am not helpless by any means-I can still use this sword, believe me-but I am not as young as I used to be.”
Sir Oakley is an aging knight who claims descent from the legendary founder of Gardmore Abbey, Gardrin the Hammer. He has lived in the half-ruined city of Nera, the former capital of the Empire of Nerath, for his entire life. However, as he grows older and confronts his mortality, he has set out on one last quest he intends to complete or die trying: to purge the evil from Gardmore Abbey and reestablish it as a bastion of good in the Nentir Vale.
A towering, broad-shouldered human unbowed by age, despite his white hair and beard. He wears plate armor that looks as if it’s been on display in a museum, and keeps it scrupulously clean and polished even while traveling.
Sir Oakley is a devout follower of Bahamut and lives by his god’s commands to uphold the ideals of honour and justice, remain vigilant against evil and oppose its spread, and to protect the weak, liberate the oppressed, and defend just order. In particular, he is haunted by the fact that evil has taken over what was once a holy place and is driven to see it reclaimed.
Sir Oakley hired Just The Tip to act as his escorts to Gardmore Abbey. He came into contact with them after he was asked by Faren Markelhay to be a magistrate in their trial for stealing goods from Grifnar. After an outpouring of support from the townspeople of Fallcrest, Sir Oakley deemed them innocent of charges of thievery, and asked them to be his escort. He says he knows a back way into the abbey, a secret staircase that leads up to Dragon’s Roost.