Avner Eckhard is a knight in the service of House Wintrey.
He has long brown hair which he ties into a ponytail, and blue eyes. He isn't very tall (5'5") but this has never bothered him in battle. He is missing his index finger on his left hand, where it was chopped off by an axe blow.
He is chivalrous and generous, but only to his fellow colleagues, friends and family. To his enemies, he is ruthless and bloodthirsty.
He wields a short sword, and occasionally a halberd, and is also relatively good at archery, being able to hit ten centimetres of his target. He prefers using a round shield.