After four years of service, Cedric rose to lead the Red Brigade as its Captain, due to combat ability and charisma. Soren served as his second-in-command. In the Year of the Shield, 1367 DR, he accepted Calispar Delgorth into his force and included the priest in all of the company's decisions. The two men became firm allies, perhaps even friends.
In the Year of the Banner, 1368 DR, while on a routine scouting expedition for a minor noble, two Brigade scouts reported a dead magic zone in the Brynwood forest. Cedric kept the find secret, telling only Calispar, and the two scouts disappeared shortly afterwards. During the mission, Cedric met Dura Gerathu, a ranger of Brynwood.
Later that year, Cedric announced his retirement and disbanded the Red Brigade. In fact, he wished to go into business for himself. A trusted few, including Soren and Calispar, departed with Cedric and returned to the dead-magic zone, where they reformed into the Vipers, a bandit group. They built their base, the Vipers' Nest, within the dead-magic zone, and began raiding merchant caravans going through the Glorming Pass, all under Cedric's leadership.
On the 29th Eleasis, the Year of the Gauntlet, 1369 DR, Cedric spotted and recognized Dura as he studied the Vipers' Nest. To prevent the ranger from revealing its location, he sent Calispar and his bandits to eliminate him.
Cedric was very proud of the Vipers' Nest, and appreciated how it had helped his Vipers grow wealthy.
Cedric Ravajar was a fighter and specialized in the two-handed sword.
He was 6 feet and 5 inches (1.95 meters) tall and weighed 250 pounds (113 kilograms), with a excellent muscular and athletic build. He had long red hair worn in a pony-tail, light green eyes, and often had red stubble as he went days between shaving.