Mina and Tandy - Zarwyn's Most Trusted Hunters
Lantz isn't alone on his journey. As mad as Zarwyn may be at him, she still sends her two best hunters out into the wilds to keep an eye on her boyfriend. While Tandy is more of a local, hailing from the nordic tribes to the North of the kingdom, Mina comes from the far southern lands. The two met years ago and have been an inseparable monster hunting duo ever since.
Loosely inspired by connection between Sam and Dean of Supernatural fame, Mina and Tandy are best friends instead of siblings. The world beyond the Zarwyn's kingdom is a VERY dangerous place, but to them it's a land of discovery and research. They collect artifacts from fallen villages, slay more dangerous monsters, and go out on scouting missions to plan paths for Zarwyn's coming war against the monsters.
Thanks to their extensive background, they provide invaluable knowledge to Lantz about the monster girls he's trying to romance. What would otherwise be a quest filled with many Sierra-like game over screens, Lantz is prepared thanks to these two traveling companions.
While they do want to see Lantz succeed, they have their own agenda as well. Usually they end up seeing our bardic hero at the start and end of each chapter, but occasionally they'll tag along throughout. After all, with Mina's tactical genius and Tandy's might, the battles in the desert would be won overnight. There needs to be some challenge in this game!
War is coming, and these two hunters need to make sure Zarwyn is prepared to lead her army to victory. They can be trusted, but to what end? Their loyalty still lies with the Paladin Queen, even if they do have a soft spot for trying to break the curse on her boyfriend. If Lantz decides to favor monster kind too much though... he may have to deal with their allegiance to the kingdom over their willingness to help him.