A gritty pirate dock-worker and co-founding member of the Aurixan Poet's Society
Hardtack first met the heroes when they were in the midst of searching for a Dragon’s Pass in Aurixan. He was able to tell them enough about what they needed to know in order to steer them in the right direction. In the process, he read one of his poems to them and asked if they might be interested in dropping by the next meeting of the Aurixan Poet’s Society at the Rusty Unicorn. Marc found this prospect agreeable and the fledgling poet scribbled down the address and meeting time.