Drake was not born under a mystic sign, with a magical sword, heir to a lost kingdom or even a mysterious child delivered to the steps of the temple one dark night. He is the third son of a local merchant, and being the third son was surplus to requirements. His brothers would take over the family business and his father would not have him living off his profits; so he was sent out to find his own way in the world.
His way led him to the town's rangers, where he showed aptitude in both tracking, combat and knowledge of the local area. It was while out tracking with Arnama, that Drake earned his right to carry the Everflame in this year's quest, by discovering a number of Orc tracks leading back to a cave deep in the Broken Crags, the very caves the village use in times of danger. The Orcs had been raiding the outlying farms and buildings of Kassen for weeks, but by the time the town 's watch arrived they had vanished without a trace. The small boat moored by the river explained why the rangers could not track the Orcs back to where they came from. Despite being outnumbered, the two rangers quickly dispatched the green skinned raiders, but not before their chief could deliver a savage cut to Drake, barely missing his eye and opening his face from cheek down to chin. After a number of stitches and a dressing from Arnama, the pair explored the cave and found several sacks of grain, a number of stolen valuables and even managed to return farmer Erstwick's prize winning Hog; Daisy! They loaded the boat and returned to Kassen.
Away from ranging on his rare days off, he can be found playing dice or tiles with his friends in the Seven Silvers with a drink never far from his hand and a jape and a smile even closer. Standing at 5' 11", Drake has Shaggy blonde hair and a beard that covers the scar down the left side of his face. He wears an old, badly repaired studded leather tunic and faded black (nearly grey from years of washing and wear) shirt and trousers; he carries a large sword and a longbow slung at his back. All of his equipment is left over from previous rangers, but he dreams of one day being able to buy his own.