Sunday, October 2, 2011
Norfindel – Wildcard Elf Ranger? - Dave
Ag d12, Sm d6, Sp d6, St d8, Vg d10,
Pace 6, Parry 8, Toughness 7 (9)
Skills: Fighting d12, Shooting d12, Notice d6, Stealth d6, Survival d8, Throwing d4, Tracking d8, Climbing d6, Healing d8
Edges: Low-light Vision, Woodsman, Dodge, Marksman
Hindrances: All Thumbs, Loyal, Heroic
Gear: Bow(Range: 12/24/48, ROF 1, Damage: 2d6), Long Sword (Str+d8), Sundry other items…..
Norfindel, a young Qualinesti elf of some one hundred and twenty years, had never felt quite at home among his own kind. Since early childhood, he had been drawn with fascination to the human and dwarven traders that frequented the borders of his woodland home. His mind would wander with these travelers, imagining adventures in far distant lands. Though skilled with sword and bow, and at one in the wild places as only an elf can be, Norfindel did not get satisfaction from the forest; he was not at peace, and dreamed of life amongst the other races, in the villages and towns beyond the woodlands.
His parents, both skilled healers, taught him their craft and loved him dearly, but struggled to understand his restlessness. They were not surprised when he announced his decision to leave the forest at two and twenty, but were sad to see him go. He travelled extensively, returning for three years here, five years there, always restless to set off again. Though always welcome at home, he was considered odd, and felt stronger kinship and loyalty to fellow travelers than to his own people.
Some thirty years ago, Norfindel had settled in Solace, living quietly as a healer on the edge of the treed village. He thrived among the quick burning spirits of the humans, and the years passed like days. Chance encounters led to a deeply satisfying quest five years earlier, with men, a dwarf and a kender, and the companions from that adventure had become his true kin.
Returning from a brief five year visit home to see his parents and further his knowledge of herb lore, he met up with these same companions. During his few years apart, thoughts of quest and companionship were never far from his thoughts, and his heart stirred with the desire for heroic adventure.