Rise of the Runelords
Aldern was a handsome man, with medium-length brown hair and fair skin. He could often be seen wearing fine clothes befitting the aristocracy of Magnimar, whether hunting or carousing with women. Those who had the pleasure of conversing with Aldern typically found him charming, well-read and were often entertained by his seemingly endless cache of stories about the high life in Magnimar.
Several months ago, Aldern had murdered his wife in a jealous rage. Not knowing what to do about it, he went to a group he was acquainted with, known as the Brothers of the Seven, for help. They promised him aid, and in return, all he had to do was collect some specimens from beneath his home. Before he did so, he went to the Swallowtail Festival in Sandpoint, where he was saved by the party, and became especially close with Mari. Shortly afterword, he disappeared.
He had returned to his home, and was infected by one of the rats he was to retrieve. Shortly after returning to his masters, he perished from the disease, rising as a ghast that night. The lamia matriarch, Xanesha, saw this as an opportunity, and turned Aldern into her personal assasin, the Skinsaw Man.