Adolphus is the major NPC for the beginning of the Secrets of Blackveil campaign. He is human, in his late 40's, grey haired. He wears non-descript travellers' clothes or chain mail and carries a black shield with no emblem and a finely made short sword. He describes himself as something of a scholar, but he carries himself like a seasoned fighter and has the calluses on his hands to show his sword is well used.

In the adventure In the Service of Death, Adolphus revealed he is a "semi-retired" priest of Lims-Kragma.