Description and History
Striking features, nearly shaved black hair,
stoic composure in most instances(since he is often on the road
and in times of danger), but jovial and lighthearted when amongst
the good-hearted people of the Dalelands, Cormyr, and the other
villages of Sembia and the Elven Court.
Born in Immersea, born a bastard, orphaned at birth and orphaned
by his foster fisherfolk parents at age 2. Raised by the retired
paladin and knight of the crown, Sir Donovan Skatterhawk. Raised
as a page, then squire for Sir Donovan's nephew,Sir Valahad Skatterhawk.
While growing up, fell in love with the daughter of a noble family:
Maggie Rowanmantle. The two played and courted one another casually,
but never were trothed.
At age 14, sent off to ride with a patrol of Purple Dragons to
secure mercantile routes through Tilverton. Continued to work with
Harpers and the Purple Dragons to hunt down the Zhentarim, bandits,
goblinoids, and other menaces of the Moonsea lands. Joined Sylvus
Silverbow of Evereska in Cormanthor to thwart evil enemies of the
Elven people. Worked with Lord Randall Morn and other Dales folk.
Sent to Thay as a secret agent for the Crown to assist with an
outpost of War Wizards in thwarting the plots of the Red Wizards.
Many minor skirmishes with foes, but nothing major, until the War
Wizards ordered that a contingent of 20 warriors be led to the Pirate
Isles to investigate and stop the convoy of Thayan vessels en route
to the Isles.
Once at the Isles, developed alliance with Sembian naval captain
and paladin, Johann Dursheim. Helped destroy pirate alliance and
sink over twenty Thayan bombards bound for Cult of the Dragon terrorists
in Procampur and Westgate. Of course, the 20+ level Red Wizard Master
escorting such devices of terror could not be destroyed. He and
his Vampire Lord partner escaped... after taking note of Rhondihir,
Johann, and Sylvus as principal enemies. A week later, the War Wizards
reported that the Red Wizard Master had been stripped of rank, placed
into judgement by the Red Council in Thay, and exiled from Thay
for eternity for failing to accomplish such a vital mission. Also,
the Cult of the Dragon sources had been compromised by the failed
mission, hunted down by hired adventuring parties, such as the Hunt,
The Knigths of Myth Drannor, the Harpers allies, and druid-backed
mercenaries. With such victory, Rhondihir returned to Suzail at
age 18 for a triumphant entry with the contingent of Purple Dragons.
Upon return to Suzail, went to find Maggie Rowanmantle to rekindle
the "quasi" romance. Although things looked positive,
such was not the case.
At age 18, knighted by King Azoun for service to the Crown and
people of Cormyr for keeping the tradeways and sea lanes open and
the hearths of the forest folk kindled with safety. Sent with Sylvus
and Sir Valahad to Waterdeep to find the kidnapped princess. Along
the way, adventured with Mystra against Cyric during the Time of
Upon return to Suzail, looked for Maggie Rowanmantle, only to
find her betrothed to one Edward Cormaeril. Still enamoured of her,
Rhondihir pledged to hold such emotions a secret. Instead, helped
to found the Knights of Tyr, a college of paladins devoted to the
study of law, economics, religion, and the arts of war and peace.
14 paladins total, taught by merchants, priests, war wizards, knights,
and ministers of state.
Called away to engage in a mission of state once more: this time
to track down the conspirators against the Crown. Traveled throught
the Elven Wood, to Hillsfar and Zhentil Keep, Citadel of the Raven,
and through to Sembia and once more to the Pirate Isles. Incidentally,
the exiled Red Wizard, Groskthoren von Thray, had been the leader
of such conspiracy. The Sembian and Cormyran naval forces were joined
together to lead assault on the pirate isles fortress housing von
Thray's forces. Strong ties developed between the two nations as
the conspirators were destroyed: but von Thray was never captured.
Now, Rhondihir must stay ever vigilant against this personal enemy.
Assassins have repeatedly attempted to destroy Rhondihir and Sylvus.
At one point, Rhondihir was forced to ride with Sylvus into the
secret halls of Evereska to escape the hordes of Dragonspear, employed
and allied with von Thray, who dared not ride into the last Elven
Fortress of Faerun. Currently, Rhondihir is quietly returning to
Suzail by circuitous means, undercover of an old gray cloak. Recently,
he discovered who his true father ultimately was. While his teenaged
mother was traveling to Arabel with her family, she was captured
by a band of goblinoids and zhentarim. She was rescued soon after
by a mercenary and his warriors. She rode with him, as he marched
into Arabel proclaiming himself king. Gondegal. She was pregnant
when she fled with him into the thicket after the hosts of Cormyr
routed his armies. She was separated from her beloved Gondegal at
some point, and never saw him again. Soon after, Rhondihir was born,
but her broken heart did not allow her survive the birth, and she
died within the night. As a crying babe in the woods, the fisherfolk
couple found him almost immediately, gave his mother a proper burial,
and raised him until they died when he was two. Having learned of
his shameful past by a powerful oracle in Rashemen, Rhondihir has
felt a terrible dread. Once a hero of his beloved Cormyr, mocked
as "Sir Bastard the Twice-orphaned" by jealous members
of the Court, Rhondihir's thick-skin and undaunted skill and courage
allowed such taunts to roll away. Now, what would the King think
of such as he: a bastard son of the King's first true enemy and
the gravest threat ever brought to Cormyr. Perhaps the King would
understand that Rhondihir is truly the son of Sir Donovan, a decorated
knight, raised with virtue, grace, and bravery. Perhaps, but until
Rhondihir learns to live with himself, he cannot bring himself to
return to Suzail and face his brothers and sisters in arms. He especially
cannot bring himself to face his beloved Maggie, soon to be wed
to Edward Cormaeril, a nobleman who certainly must disdain the bastard
birth of such a one as he. Additionally, von Thray is still hunting
Rhondihir with every force he has. This stop at Candlekeep is the
most peaceful respite the hunted paladin has had in many moons.
He is to rendevous with Sylvus in Evereska, and from there to ride
to Iriaebor. Well met, and farewell to the other fair heroes of