Thursday, 24 November 2011

NPCs of the Derelth Elves

The Derelth elves are found in the Talloak Forest, on the north-eastern edge of the Godsblood Straits. Here are some notable characters that the PCs may encounter during their adventures.

Cartager Swiftclaw
7th level elven ranger, align Neutral, gender male
Str 14, Int 11, Wis 12, Dex 16, Con 10, Cha 12
AC 3, move 120' (180' when mounted),  hp 22, THAC0 14 (sword) or 12 (bow), Att 1 sword for 1d8+2 or 1 arrow for 1d6+2
Equipment: Leather Armour, Longsword +1, longbow +1, quiver & 20 arrows, 2 potions of healing, ring of protection +2
Cartager is the leader of a band of elven scouts who ride around the forest on trained Axebeaks. He is wary of humans, dwarves and halflings, and will often ask that they leave the forest. His primary enemy are chaotic humanoids in the forest, particularly gnolls, hobgoblins and orcs. Cartager enjoys tracking and hunting prey, and anyone else who can either match him in tracking or show hunting skill may impress him enough to give them a fair hearing. 
Appearance: Cartager is 5'2" and athletic in stature, with pale skin, green eyes and blonde hair which he keeps trimmed to shoulder length. He normally wears his leather armour as he always expects trouble. 

Garillia the Ancient
10th level elven spellsword, align Neutral, gender female
Str 8, Int 17, Wis 16, Dex 10, Con 7, Cha 11
Ac 9, Move 90', hp 27 THAC0 13, Att 1 spell or 1 sword for 1d8+1 or by magic item
Equipment: Robes, wand of fireballs, spellbook, longsword +2
Garillia is a very old elf who remembers the worst excesses of the Toutus Empire, and she avoids contact with all humans. She advises other elves to do the same, and many listen to her. However, she is also the most knowledgeable about the elves ruins dotted around the forest, as she lived among them when they were still active. Garillia can be quite bad-tempered when other elves ignore her, and she is somewhat resentful that she is not consulted more often on matters of leadership and politics. 
Appearance: Garillia is silver-haired and although elves do not age the same way as humans, she looks old in a different way. Garillia stands 5'0" and still moves with the grace of an elf, but more slowly than in her youth. She wears the pale green robes traditionally worn by elven elders. 

Epsillia Barraeni
6th level elven ranger, align Unaligned, gender female
Str 10, Int 14, Wis 12, Dex 16, Con 11, Cha 16
AC 4, Move 120', hp 22, THAC0 16 with sword 14 with bow, Att 1 sword for 1d8+1 or 1 arrow for 1d6+3
Equipment: Leather Armour +1, Longbow, Sword +1, Quiver & 20 arrows +1, Boots of Elvenkind, Bag of Holding
Epsillia is a merchant-trader who wanders around trading among the various elf bands and also outside. She is sometimes seen in Rhondus Fort, Mesabridge and Copperring Clan, and even with the Siluri barbarians. She is a useful channel of communication or a way of being introduced to her customers, but is not averse to cheating and swindling dwarves and humans if she can get away with it. Epsillia is flirtatious and not above using her charms to get what she wants (usually a better profit margin). 
Appearance: Epsillia is an attractive elf-maiden, with auburn hair down to her waist, a cute face and a body to match. At 5'0" she is about average height, and slim build. She usually wears her leather armour when travelling or if dealing with non-elven customers. When in a safe place (such as elven settlements) she wears a more relaxed green and white flowing robe (which she knows is eye-catching). 

Tyrron the War-Mage
8th level elven spellsword, align Neutral, gender male
Str 14, Int 16, Wis 16, Dex 10, Con 10, Cha 14
AC 0, Move 90', hp 24 THAC0 11 with spear, Att 1 spear for 1d6+3 or by magic item or spell
Equipment: Chain mail +2, Shield +2, Spear +2 +4 vs goblinoids, Wand of Lightning Bolts, Wand of Illusion
Tyrron is a wandering military commander who has turned mercenary. He has been kicked out of his home clan but not out of the Derleth Elves or Talloak Forest as a whole. As a mercenary, he has occasionally fought along side humans and dwarves, and is not as prejudiced as some elves around other races. He is an excellent strategist and leader who specializes in battling tribes of chaotic humanoids. Tyrron has mixed views on adventurers, having met a variety of adventuring parties. He knows they can be useful, heroic and powerful forces against Chaos, but he also knows they can be cynical, opportunistic criminals. As such, he will always be cautious around adventurers even if they try to win his trust. 
Appearance: Tyrron is quite burly for an elf - almost human in stature, at 5'6" and 150lb. Tyrron has dark blonde hair that he keeps at shoulder length and in a pony tail. Unlike most elves, Tyrron has a moustache (well-groomed, like Errol Flynn's) which has raised questions of humans in his ancestry. As a military commander, he keeps his armour well-polished and his town clothes laundered and ironed. To stand out, his helm (part of his chain mail) has a crest of white axebeak feathers. 

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