Curse of the Crimson Throne
Member of the Korvosan Guard. Reformed Drunk
Grau is a lean man, with packets of steely muscle on his well-honed physique. He is normally clean shaven, with bright piercing green eyes.
A well-liked Watch Sergeant, the king’s death has hit him hard, but the riots hit him harder. Grau was discovered drunkenly wandering the streets after the riots began, reeking of stale sweat, vomit and rotgut. The heroes went to great lengths to sober up the man, making repeated attempts to convince him that he was making a fool of himself.
Away from drink, Grau revealed that had been taken under the wing of Vencarlo Orisini, one of Korvosa’s most talented swordfighters, and had fallen for one of Orsini’s other pupils, a young woman named Sabina Merrin. The fact that Sabina herself was more interested in women complicated matters even further, eventually resulting in a three-way confrontation of frustration and misunderstandings.
Realizing that his actions were destructive at best, Grau returned to Citadel Volshyenek on his own to make amends and has since taken up the mantle of Guard Sergeant with renewed vigor.
The Heroes see Grau again at the beginning of Chapter 2, when he asks them to help his sick niece, Brienna.