Brash Young Fools
Lord Rickard Aschaffenberg
Although only a minor noble, Lord Aschaffenberg is still a wealthy and powerful individual. He is a huge bear of a man, overweight but otherwise hale. He has a large, bushy, dark brown beard and dresses ostentatiously, wearing his golden chains of rank over an ermine robe with fashionably slashed silk sleeves. He is extroverted and usually speaks with a booming and commanding voice.
Aschaffenberg is a gregarious and generous man and, despite appearances, tries to take the responsibilities of his class seriously. He believes in the inherent superiority of the aristocracy. Having recently married into the von Bruner family, Aschaffenberg is keen not to do anything to upset his new relations – a family whose wealth and legacy are significantly greater than his own. These delicate family matters are why he is reluctant to involve the authorities in the strangeness at Grunewald Lodge until he knows exactly what is going on.