Antarria, the Shadows of Perfection
Pompous elven princling with an appreciation for artistic weapons
Medium Humanoid (Silvanesti) Swash3, ftr3, Necro1, Msth1.
Hit Dice: 6d10+1d4+1d8-8 (53)
Str 12, Dex 18, Con 7, Int 14, Wis 12, Cha 8
AC: 20 (Dex+4, Armor +4, Nat+1, Def +1), touch 15, flat 16
Saves: Fort+5 Ref: +8 Will: +3, +2vs enchantment
Bab/grapple: +7/+2 (+8/+3)
Melee Attack: Rapier of Fame +14/+9 (1d6+3,18-20/x2,), Siludion (+1 overwhelming Dagger) +12/+7 (1d4+4,19-20/x2)
Ranged Attack: Annulat +13/+8 (1d6+1,19-20/x2, 30ft), Longbow +12/+7 (1d8,x3, 100ft)
Special abilities: Grace+1, Insightful Strike, Elfsight, Immune to magic sleep, Unnerving Glance 2/day DC14.
Feats: Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Annulat), Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Sharp Shooting, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (Annulat),Improved Toughness, Quickdraw.
Bluff +4 (5r, -1a)
Concentration +5 (7r -2a)
Craft (weaponsmithing) +10 (8r, 2a,)
Diplomacy +6 (5r, -1a, 2s)
Escape Artist +9 (5r, 4a,)
Jump +7 (5r, 0a, 2s)
Knowledge (arcana) +4 (1r, 2a, 1ra)
Listen +3 (0r, 1a, 2ra)
Profession (poet) +5 (4r, 1a,)
Ride +7 (3r, 4a,)
Search +4 (0r, 2a, 2ra)
Slight of Hand +10 (4r, 4a, 2s)
Spellcraft +4 (1r, 2a, 1ra)
Spot +3 (0r, 1a, 2ra)
Tumble +12 (6r, 4a, 2s)
Language: Common®, Elven®,
Possessions: +1 Studded Leather armor, Dagger, Rapier of Fame (broken),9 Annulats , 2 masterwork Annulat, longbow, 10 arrows, 10 fame arrows, Siludion, Spellbook (12pg), Pen, Arcanist’s Gloves Ring of Protection+1, Amulet of Natural Armor+1, Jacket (vest) of Resistance+1, Magic Handkerchief, Cure Light Potions 4, Scroll of Shocking Grasp & Ventriloquism, Ring(100gp), 1750 st
Forbidden Schools: Enchantment, Abjuration
Spells/day: 0lv 3+1, 1lv 2+1,
O: PHB (minus forbidden), Caltrops, Silent Portal
1: Ray of Enfeeblement, Ray of Clumsiness, Magic Weapon, Blade of Blood, Comprehend Languages
Usual Spells prepared:
0: 1 Detect Magic, 1 Mage Hand, 1 Caltrops, 1 Touch of Fatigue
1: 1 Ray of Enfeeblement (or Clumsiness), 1 Magic Weapon, 1 Blade of Blood
Age: 119 (possibly a little younger)
Hair: Silver & long
Face: Stunningly Handsome
Clothing: Some elements (jacket, boots,+) are very fine with heavy brocade and of good fabric. These are worked with a minor enchantment which prevents minor staining and damage (no appreciable protection). Limited Jewelry (only 2 woven gold rings and a jeweled ruff) The rest testifies to his more recent troubles. They consist mostly of Lorenesti woodland scout gear, and some bits might possibly even be made by humans (gasp).
Weapons: Rapier: The height of Silvanesti fashion and workmanship, this weapon’s blade and guard are made of finely stained glass magically hardened to resemble steel. The pommel is an emerald with more than 50 facets, and the grip is the best deer leather.
Annulat: The name means, roughly translated into the human’s course tongue, “the winter wind that cuts to the bone after dark on the hard road to a warm fire.” Each Annulat is a razor-thin hoop of metal half an inch wide and a foot in diameter. The surface of each disk is lovingly engraved with a short poem worked in fine gold lines.
Longbow: The Standard Lorenesti bow issued to young elves just out of the orphanage.
History (in summary to be expanded):
Young dandy from a lesser family in House Royal. While other young royals learned to paint or write poetry, Eldanesh perfected the artistic creation of the Annulat. These beautiful weapons were the otherwise unimpressive princling’s only claim to fame. Eldanesh never did well at court. This wasn’t because his manners weren’t impeccable when he wanted them to be, nor was it because he didn’t look anything less than gorgeous. It was simply that he would often say exactly what was on his mind, especially when he’d had a little too much wine (his second glass).
Things were going relatively well for Eldanesh. He had friends, luxury, and many beautiful things. He wasn’t well loved, and his father was ashamed of him, but life was mostly good. Then he fell in love with a beautiful girl at a masquerade. His ensuing courtship of the damsel drew the ire of a rival from a far better placed family. When Eldanesh refused to end his courtship,(Name of rival) challenged him to a duel. Eldanesh’s rival was clearly the superior fighter, and the young dandy’s anger grew with each attack disdainfully deflected by his opponent’s skill. Eldanesh knew that he would loose this duel and with it, the love of his life, so he resolved to do something drastic. Fueled by rage and spite, he lunged directly for his rival’s face. The experienced swordsman was caught unaware by such an incredibly rude assault, and was barely able to bring his blade up in time. Eldanesh’s blade grazed his rival’s cheek just beneath the eye.
Eldanesh feared that retribution would be swift, so he fled the dueling field and ran all the way to his chambers in the family mansion. He only had enough time to grab the essentials (his best suit, his Annulats, and a box of his favorite jewelery) and flee the city before news of his shameful deed reached his father. He wept as he rode through the city gates. His only consolation was that he had permanently scared his rival, and now his beloved would never deign to even look at the wretch. This happened about a year before Silvanesti fell
Since leaving Silvanesti, Eldanesh has had a hard life. His beautiful horse was slain by bandits. He’s had to sell most of his jewelery to buy food and lodging. He’s been beaten, spat upon, and scorned by lesser races. Few people have allowed him to stay under the same roof for more than one night. Eventually he made his way to Emberg Vale, where he received word that his rival had killed himself over the scar he had given him, (and that Silvanesti had fallen to demons, but that wasn’t all that important comparatively speaking). The wayward elf found some measure of acceptance in Emberg. Surprisingly, this acceptance came from the town’s Lorenesti, who took him in and began training him to help patrol the woods outside of town.
While walking through the woods one day, Eldanesh met a wandering Baulmaken man who turned out to be the Silver Dragon, Sheen. The unlikely pair wandered for a while and developed something akin to a friendship. Then news reached Sheen of danger to the adventuring party that had helped him conquer his human side. Eldanesh offered to help (daring rescues are always good fun), and they flew off.