The Burning Sands
The mysterious proprietor and controller of the red portal
A mysterious human male. He carries multiple items, mostly technological oddities strapped to his arms and legs. He always has what appears to be a translucent sword at his side, which appears brighter and changes color at times. His boots are rather loud against the stone floor, but oddly make the same sort of sound on carpeted surfaces. The gear strapped to him often clanks together. He has a patch over one eye.
Our heroes awaken in separate rooms of his keep, which is well-kept (although Spartan in style) despite the lack of servants. At the keep’s center lies the red portal.