Wrath of Oblivion
====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ====== Cress Fallowleaf, level 3 Eladrin, Rogue Build: Trickster Rogue Rogue Tactics: Artful Dodger Rogue: Rogue Weapon Talent Background: Society – Noble (+2 to Diplomacy)
FINAL ABILITY SCORES Str 10, Con 15, Dex 24, Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 16.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES Str 10, Con 15, Dex 22, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 16.
AC: 21 Fort: 14 Reflex: 21 Will: 16 HP: 37 Surges: 8 Surge Value: 9
TRAINED SKILLS Diplomacy +11, Stealth +13, Thievery +13, Intimidate +9, Bluff +9, Acrobatics +13, Streetwise +9
UNTRAINED SKILLS Arcana +3, Dungeoneering +1, Endurance +3, Heal +1, History +3, Insight +1, Nature +1, Perception +1, Religion +1, Athletics +1
FEATS Level 1: Versatile Duelist Level 2: Eladrin Soldier
POWERS Rogue at-will 1: Sly Flourish Rogue at-will 1: Clever Strike Rogue encounter 1: Opening Move Rogue daily 1: Handspring Assault Rogue utility 2: Adaptable Flanker Rogue encounter 3: Trickster’s Blade
ITEMS Dagger (5), Broadsword, Longsword, Bloodcut Leather Armor +1, Luckblade Longsword +1, Luckblade Dagger +1, Gauntlets of Blood (heroic tier), Amulet of Life +1
1) Your character is asked to describe himself before a court filled with people he respects. Magic will reveal outright lies, but not subtle nuances of deceit. How would your character describe him/herself and how would s/he account for her life so far?
I am known by so many names: Cress the Untrusted, the Last Leaf, Prince of the Dead, the Winterlord, and the Duskwalker. Those are the names that have been given to me. But my true name is Cress Fallowleaf, Lord of Fallowood.
But that name and that life has little meaning because that life ended after the tragedy of Fallowood. Since that day I have been living, but not truly alive. Grief and sorrow have consumed my life for many years. There are moments when I can forget, but they are short-lived.
0.5) Later that night you get totally hammered on Dwarven Wine and Elvish Ale (a bad combo). Completely bombed, how do you now answer question -1 to the bard you are drinking with who you’ll never see again after tonight?
The same but with one exception: there is never a moment I forget about what happened at Fallowood.
0) Of the common virtues like honesty, courage, loyalty, friendliness, intelligence, honor and the like, which ones does your character value highly in others? Which does s/he possess in spades? Which does s/he THINK s/he has, but really doesn’t? What qualities in a person will make you hate them?
Loyalty and honor. The Eladrin Council had no loyalty for my family after the massacre by the fomorians. The Council said the forest had fallen into darkness, the people there were dead, my lands were lost, and I would never see my family’s home again.
1) Could everyone make a character who is at least 25-30 years old (or older)? What did you do in that time? Were you training with knights? Working for a pirate? Enslaved to an evil necromancer (or good necromancer)? Provide some details and feel free to add to the world by making assumptions about just about anything – the more you give me to work with the richer your role playing experience is going to be and the more opportunities for your character to be in the spotlight!
My childhood was spent in the ancestral homeland of my family, the stunningly beautiful Fallowood, in the Feywild. My family, the Fallowleafs, ruled Fallowood for as long as Corellon has guided my people. Once I had grown to a man I left my family to study in the great Eladrin cities of the Feywild. It was at this time while I was away from home when darkness descended on my home. My family was murdered; the thousands of Eladrin my family ruled were massacred; and the stunningly beautiful Fallowood was destroyed by the wicked fomorians who emerged from the Underdark.
2) What happened to your family? Do you still have a mom & dad out there on a farm? Brothers and sisters? Describe your character’s voice. Would you say s/he speaks with formality? Casually? Does s/he have any favorite expressions/curses?
My family and my people are dead, except for the very few that escaped.
“And if I should live to be
The last leaf upon the tree
In the spring,
Let them smile, as I do now,
In the forsaken land
Where I cling.”
3) What is your character’s favorite food? Drink? What does the character hate?
Elven wine. But recently I have stopped drinking. A life cannot be reclaimed in a glass of wine.
4) Describe character’s first battle, first hunt, or first killing of another person. Try to make it as vivid as possible, including the character’s age, training and experience, plus details on the surroundings (weather, terrain, uniforms or clothing of self & others).
His name was Lord Kerolack. He was a prince about the same age as myself from another noble house. Since the time I had left home we had been good friends. After years of unsuccessfully trying to convince the Eladrin Council to reclaim Fallowood from the fomorians I had become bitter and consumed with hatred for my people. Lord Kerolack was a friend, but refused to join my cause. He swore the lands were lost, that darkness had settled on the forest eternally blocking out all light, and the twisted evil giants danced on the bones of our people. One night when the moon was heavy and low in the sky I called him a coward and rashly challenged him to a duel. The duel turned deadly, I lost my left eye, and my friend lost his life. I was exiled, not formally, but the shame of my offense was too much to bear and I left the lands of my people.
5) Your character is the butt of a practical joke. Could your character see the humor in it? Would your character get even? Does getting even mean staging another practical joke, or something else?
No. Laughter is not a part of my life.
6) Your character is plagued by a recurring nightmare/dream. Describe the dream.
I dream of Kerolack lying in a pool of blood, of Fallowood blanketed in eternal night, and always…of two enormous eyes, one larger than the other, staring out at me from the darkness.
7) Everybody has some little item that they regard as somehow sacred. A piece of clothing, a memento of some event, whatever. What is your character’s sacred item? Tell the story of how your character found it, or why it came to be important.
My family’s sword: the Leaf of Corellon. Few people escaped the massacre at Fallowood. But Corellon guided my family’s steward, Hollyatra, out of the besieged forest to safety. She carried with her my family’s sword and their final blessings. The same sword I carry today.
8) Does your character sleep well? What kind of dreams does s/he have, if any?
Never. Nightmares always haunt my life whether I am sleeping or awake. Two enormous eyes, one larger than the other, stare out at me from the darkness once I close my eyes to sleep.
9) To your character does revenge mean (1) “an eye for an eye” (2) “repayment with interest” (3) the only good enemy is a dead enemy or something else? Do you serve revenge hot, as soon as possible, or cold, awaiting a perfect place and time?
Revenge is like a storm. The storm is off on the horizon, slowly building, but soon all the land will be covered in its violence.
10) You return to a comfortable inn that has housed you in cozy hospitality numerous times over the years. You find that the kindly family has just been threatened, beaten up and robbed. You track down the leader and capture him. What will you do now?
Execute the leader; like my family, the inn keeper’s family deserves justice.
11) What would provoke you to kill a commoner?
Nothing, if a crime has not been committed.
12) Do you fear/respect/love the gods? Which ones? Why?
My love of Corellon, and our shared hatred of Gruumsh. Gruumsh and I have both lost an eye for our transgressions, but I have learned from my wrongs, while he has not.
13) What is your character’s biggest mistake/regret?
I used to regret not being with my family and our people when we were attacked. But I have come to realize I would have made little difference. I would have died like the rest of them. What I have come to regret is all the wasted years since that time. I have wallowed in my sorrow and misery, instead of honoring their memories by making a difference. However, my greatest regret is the murder of Kerolack, who didn’t deserve death. There is nothing I can do to bring him back.