Witty, self-assured and reckless, Tahlavain is a skilled swordsman outcast to the edges of Eladrin society due to the circumstances of his birth.
Fighter (Eladrin, Male)
Tahlavain is a tall, handsome, black-haired Eladrin with bright blue eyes and sun-tanned skin. He has shoulder-length hair and long-length sideburns hanging past his chin. He wears his hair in a top-knot style ponytail when traveling and in spikes for important battles/occasions to look more intimidating. Generally he remains well-kept in appearance but is never afraid to get dirty. The lobe of his left ear is missing and a smooth scars continues along the jawline. His back is criss-crossed with scars from multiple stints of captivity in orc camps. Tahlavain has a birthmark resembling a black panther on his right wrist, the symbol of his father.
Str 15 Dex 18 Con 14 Int 10 Wis 14 Cha 10
Fortitude: 15 Reflex: 15 Will: 14
Weapons: Falchion +2 (+10,+5), Glaive (+7,+3), Javelins (+6,+2)
Armor: Bloodcut Hide +1
Trained Skills: Acrobatics +11(10), Athletics +10(11), Endurance +9, Intimidate +7
Feats: Quick Draw, Heavy Blades Weapon Focus, Defensive Mobility
Eladrin Will, Fey Origin, Trance, Fey Step
At-will: Cleave, Sure Strike Encounter: Passing Strike, Sweeping Blow Daily: Villian's Menace
An excerpt from the ancient Eladrin creation myth
Of the cosmos, twin sons were born to the world, almost in unison. The firstborn was Corellon, a pure and gentle being who inhabited the Feywild. From there, Corellon used tandros to fill the world with magnificent creatures. Parellon, the secondborn, saw his brother’s kingdom and was filled with hatred, jealousy and greed. He found refuge in the Shadowfell, and there in its darkness he sought to undo his brother’s creations and make them his own. Thus the world of Auel was formed and the war of creation began. Corellon commanded his children to follow the legacy of his birth, and twins should be treated as the law was written. The firstborn should be put into the ministry to serve Corellon. The secondborn, on the otherhand, should be cast out from the homeland, abandoned to the wild. In this way, Corellon would nurture his offspring, and Gruumsh would take his as he did millenia ago during the “Vaesaesol”
Only seconds after his brother Tanin was born, Tahlavain surprised his parents and the village of Telen’drel by following headfirst into the world. This was the first set of twins born in the last 2,000 years of recorded history!
Tahlavain’s parents refused to hand over their newborn son to myths and outdated customs. Harassment and threats haunted them. Friends were lost. Tahlavain’s father perished during a battle against a band of marauding orcs—stabbed in the back by one of his own brother-in-arms.
After her husband’s death, Tahlavain’s mother sank deep into despair. She lost faith in the world and withered like a woman twice her years. She could no longer protect her son from the senselessness of her brethren. A few years later depression took her and she left the material world to join her husband.
The two brothers were left on their own. Believing Tahlavain the root of the pain that plagued his family, Tanin attacked his younger brother, leaving him for dead. He then joined the military academy and quickly gained ranks as an esteemed leader.
Tahlavain fled the village to start a new life. Hiding the secret of his birth, he turned to the sword. There, he made his way as a bounty hunter in the wilds of the old land, hunting orcs and other foul beasts. He harbors a great hatred for Gruumsh, naming the god and his spawn as the cause of his misfortune. Tahlavain is hell-bent on the destruction of the orcs, and all quests relating to them take precedence in his eyes.
He blames Corellon as well for allowing history to happen as it did. Tahlavain denies worship to any deity, refusing to let anyone determine his fate but himself.
Tahlavain has never forgiven his brother. Revenge will be his one day, but he needs to build up his reputation before he can challenge the respected officer.
The expedition to Kaeral powers both these hates. Knowing that Tanin will one day make the crossing with the rest of the Eladrin only drives Tahlavain on. When that day comes, he must be ready. The orcish hordes will aerve as his practice field…