Ren was born in Iriaebor to an elven father,
a distinguished mage (level 6), and a human mother. He also had
two older sisters. Ren's mother died of the plague when he was just
two years old. After Ren's third birthday, his father decided to
move north to Silverymoon. Along the way, Ren developed a fever
and was having a tough time travelling. Warmwind decided to make
a stop in Waterdeep to see his old friend Mentos, a level 10 Mage
that was well respected in Waterdeep. Mentos had also lost his wife
and had a young son, two year old Max. The decision was made to
leave Ren with Mentos so he could recover from his fever while Warmwind
and his two daughters traveled on to Silverymoon and set up a residence.
Warmwind was to return and get Ren in about two months.
Unfortunately, while in Waterdeep, an evil mage from Llorkh was
testing a new magic item and accidentally detected the as of yet
undeveloped Psionic powers possessed by the young Ren. The mage
tracked Warmwind and the child to Mentos' tower, but lost track
of the at that point due to the magic protections of the tower.
Being patient enough to wait and too smart to risk an incident in
the city of Waterdeep, the evil mage waited for and followed Warmwind
as he and his daughters left the city. Even though the child could
not be detected any longer, the evil mage assumed that magical shielding
was in use. About a days journey outside of Waterdeep, an ambush
was sprung that caught Warmwind away from his wagon and unaware.
Caught by surprise and magically outclassed, Warmwind and his daughters
were quickly slain by the evil mage. Outraged at the absence of
the child she sought, but fearing discovery by a Waterdhavian patrol,
the evil mage decided to cut her losses, looted the wagon and bodies,
and returned to her home city of Llorkh.
After learning of the death of his friend, Warmwind, Mentos raised
the young half-elf Ren as a second son. Ren and Mentos' son Max
soon became fast friends and played together daily. By the time
Ren was ten winters old, strange mental powers began to manifest
themselves and Mentos discovered something he had suspected for
..the young half-elf was blessed with Psionic
powers. After a few tests, Mentos also discovered that Ren had a
natural aptitude for the art of magic.
He immediately took Ren in as a student. Within two years, Ren
had become the Mentos' favored and most adept pupil. Because Ren
was favored, he earned a small amount of animosity from the two
apprentices that had been studying the magical arts with Mentos
prior to Ren's acceptance as apprentice. Ren's magical studies progressed
quickly and he became particularly fascinated by the principles
of transmutation spells. Before long, Ren had mastered the required
lessons and gained the powers of a specialist transmuter mage.
Mentos was determined not to shelter and spoil Ren as he had his
own son Max. He therefore allowed Ren to roam the city freely, often
sending him on errands within the city. In general, Ren was made
to earn most everything he got. As a result, Ren gained much life
experience, developed a strict work ethic, and became quite a shrewd
buyer of supplies. The day eventually came that Mentos' son Max
completed training as a Priest and desired to adventure. Mentos
immediately called upon Ren to be ready to accompany Max and help
keep him safe. When Max asked Ren to accompany him on an errand
to Luskan, he was already packed and ready to go.
On their way to Luskan, Ren and Max stopped over in Leilon. At
the White Shark Tavern, they met a brash young Dwarf named Wangar
who joined them and accompanied them to Luskan. Once in Luskan,
the trio met a huge young ranger, his mischievous gnomish friend,
and a young local druid. Together, these six formed the "Company
of the Burning Scimitar" and have had many adventures all along
the Sword Coast.
Ren is having the time of his life adventuring. He knows about
the murders of this Father and sisters. Mentos has performed some
divinations and shared with Ren the information that his family
was murdered by an evil human female mage. Mentos has also told
Ren that the evil mage is probably in possession of a unique ring
of fire resistance that his father owned which is made from a band
of pure diamond. Mentos identified the ring for Warmwind some years
ago and is therefore intimately familiar with it. Mentos has also
shared with Ren that he has tried to scry for the ring unsuccessfully.
Mentos does know that the evil mage lives in Llorkh, but has not
shared this information with Ren. He is waiting for Ren to become
more powerful before he shares this information. He will then offer
Ren the spell of Locate Object in order for him to search for the
ring in Llorkh. Mentos has no clue that the evil mage killed Ren's
family because she knew of the child's Psionic potential and wanted
the child's' powers for herself.
Although he has a burning desire to avenge the deaths of his father
and sisters, he is very patient. He feels the need to gain power
and experience before seriously seeking his family's killer.
Appearance and Personality:
Although Ren the Transmuter is half-elven, he has inherited most
of his looks and features from his elven father. Ren is on the small
side for a half-elf and has long golden hair, dark green eyes, and
bronze colored skin. He is usually mistaken for an elf unless some
time can be spent observing him. Ren usually wears dark robes and
hats and always wears a symbol of Mystra around his neck on a leather
Ren is calculating and patient. He uses his magic for maximum effect
for the situation at hand. Ren prefers to use spells to disable
foes, but has no problems with using killing attacks on obviously
evil opponents. Although he has a burning desire to avenge the deaths
of his father and sisters, Ren is playing a game of patience right
now. He feels the need to gain power and experience before seriously
seeking his family's killer. As a result, Ren covets all magic spells
and items and is desperate to gain all the magic he can in order
to effectively confront his father's killer when or if that time