Runic is the minotaur bartender of The Flaccid Sword, a tavern located in Dartleport. He is a high ranking member of the Band of the Red Stallion, in which he served during The Great War. He gained his name and the name of his bar at the closing battle of the war, in which he slashed through the Commander of the Communan battalion his Band was fighting so hard that the sword was bent 90 degrees. Taking the reward for killing the Communan commander, he retired from the Band after the close of the war and opened his bar in the city of Dartleport, which became a labor of love for the 10 years after the war.