This heavyset Nemedian opened the Trusted Lyre almost ten years ago in celebration of King Conan’s first son being born. He is fat with profi ts and jolly to nearly everyone who comes to his tavern and spends coin on his wares. He is very knowledgeable about the city of Tarantia (Knowledge (local) +8), and is always happy to share this information with a paying customer. He has a standing deal with Pallantides that allows the commander to do some of his recruiting from the Trusted Lyre so long as he gets all the protection he requires of them. Notus has never been much of a warrior, unlike his older brothers, and he will simply hide when something amiss happens, especially when he knows that the mighty Pallantides is sitting just a few paces away.