John of Hexham
Prior of Hexham Abbey
Prior John is a tall, lean middle-aged man. His tonsured hair is almost white, as is his neatly trimmed beard, and he wears simple robes of cream-colored wool. His only adornment is his silver ring of office, which bears a raised crucifix. He speaks with a gentle yet firm voice and leads the Abbey with quiet authority.
As prior of Hexham Abbey, John was appointed by the Archbishop of York and is loyal to York rather than Durham. He is a learned man, deeply interested in the doctrines of the Church and the history of England and Scotland. He has been prior of Hexham for more than a decade, and is secure in his position.