Kesten is a Brevish soldier, currently stationed at Oleg’s Trading Post. Given the tensions within Brevoy, being sent to the southern border is unquestionably a form of punishment for a soldier, and Kesten is not forthcoming about the reasons. Nevertheless, initial indications are that he is competent. He has defended Oleg’s against bandit attacks with only some losses, and apparently has presided over a truce of sorts, in which Oleg pays smaller tributes to the bandits.
Kressle has 2 men still alive under his command.