- "There are no true knights, no more than there are gods. If you can't protect yourself, die and get out of the way of those who can. Sharp steel and strong arms rule this world, don't ever believe any different."
- —Robert Connington
|Affiliation||Knights of Westmarch|
|Alias|| The Barbarian Knight
Sir Robert the Unworthy
|Family|| Renly (Father)
Falkor the Fiend (Uncle)
|Born||1241 A.K. in Westmarch (city), Westmarch|
Sir Robert Connington is a Knight of Westmarch and member of the Grey Company. He is the company's most violent member, often displaying a gruesome and savage nature in a fight. Because of his killer instincts, he often disregards his sworn oaths as a Knight. One famous example would be beating a man to death for snoring too loud. Regardless of how cruel and fiendish he may react to his foes, Robert remains humble to his comrades. In Westmarch, he is called the The Barabarian Knight by friend and foe alike.
Robert's youth is unknown, as he seldom speaks of it. It is rumored that his ancestors are the Barbarians. In his upbringing, however, Robert started his combat training at the age of 6. Authorities named him unsuitable to join the city guard due to his violent and uncontrollable nature, so melee and jousting tournaments became his main source of income. Robert was also a sellsword and enforcer for the Duke of Westmarch, Byron Bennen. He claims he got his first kill while in combat when he was 14 years of age. Robert received his Knighthood when he was 17 years old; he became one of the youngest men to receive Knighthood when he, along with Kennet Tegan and two squires, slaughtered nine outlaws that had been terrorizing small villages throughout Westmarch.
War of the Black King EditRobert answered the summons to war when King Leoric declared war on Westmarch. He was tasked at leading the vanguard against Lachdanan's forces that were crossing the border of Khanduras. Durring the War of the Black King, Robert provided strategic ways in leading the vanguard into battle. One such example was on the eve of the Battle of the Hallowed Fields, Robert led a small host of men loyal to him into the open field to taunt the enemy forces that watched from a distance. Robert, anticipating them to attack, had his Calvary set up a flank attack from the south. The taunting payed off, and Lachdanan's forces charged into the open field to slay Robert and the vanguard. That is when Sir Kennet overran the enemy forces in a flank maneuver and the vanguard finished off what was left of the enemy forces. During combat, many of his comrades and enemies witnessed his ferocity, bashing a man's head in with his gauntlets and slicing his foes in half with a single blow of his long-sword.When he returned home, word had spread about his savage nature in battle. Duke Byron Bennen saw to it personally that Sir Robert be rewarded for his efforts in battle and even encouraged the Knight to embrace his fierce tactics. The Barbarian Knight was granted lands through out Westmarch and became a member of the Duke's elite squadron.
Journey into the East Edit
Robert was chosen by Duke Byron Bennen to participate in the mission to reclaim Kurast.