Rat Catchers Freelance Inc.
The head of Rat Catchers Freelance Inc.
Nico Broden is the oldest member of Rat Catchers at thirty-eight years old. He wears steel plate armor and wields a sword that is slightly longer than the average longsword. His jet black hair is often messy, greasy, and unkempt. He views the world through dull brown eyes beneath bushy black eyebrows. Of the Rat Catchers crew, he is only the second stupidest, slightly smarter than Arturia.
Nico Broden was born in the town of Ceannairc, a settlement in the region of Farris. His father was a guardsman and his mother worked as a fletcher. Broden had no proper education. The one time he attended school, he was sent home for misbehavior and never returned. Instead, he earned money as a farmer until he was old enough to join the guards.
Nico’s father joined the Farris Rebellion as it began picking up steam, and Nico followed in his father’s footsteps much to his mother’s chagrin. He was a part of the army that killed Emperor Haakon, although he acted as a scout rather than a soldier. When Emperor Carolus crushed the rebellion, Nico managed to get spared due to roles in battles being that of a noncombatant. His father did not receive the same treatment, and he was executed by hanging. Afterwards, Nico didn’t return home, and instead moved to Radan. Using what money he had, he founded an adventurer’s guild called Rat Catchers Freelance.
Rat Catchers Freelance
Rat Catchers has managed to become one of the most successful adventurer’s guilds in all of Iuris; that is, it didn’t lose all of its money in less than a half year. Due to the restrictions on magic and the expensive permits required for weapons, most guilds last for a very short while. Nico, by and large, works alone. The people he does have employed (Arturia Deviluke, Farrukh Umar, and Olavi Quorthon) worked for him for free during a portion of their tenure, and the funds procured from their work are currently being used to pay them now that Nico has to give them their wages and cut of the rewards received from jobs.
- His surname comes from Steve Borden, better known as professional wrestler Sting.
- His character is based off of Gintoki Sakata from Gintama.
- Initially, his character appeared much younger and carried a halberd.