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Ristaun of Tsornyl

Personal Information
Name: Ristaun of Tsornyl Player: Jason Freiheit
Race: Elf Gender: Male Height: 5'6"
Class: Ranger Level: 13 Weight: 118 lbs
XP: Not Available Next Level: 1,800,000
Kit: None Alignment: Chaotic Good
Eyes: Hazel Hair: Dark Brown Deity: Lathander
Ability Scores
Str: 14 Weight Allowance: 55 lbs Bend Bars/Lift Gates: 7%
Attack Adj.: +0 Damage Adj.: +0 Max. Press: 170 lbs Open Doors: 8
Dex: 17 Missile Adjustment: +2 Pick Pockets: +5% Open Locks: +10%
Reaction Adjustment: +2 Armor Class: -3 Move Silently: +5% Climb Walls: +5%
Con: 15 System Shock: 90% Poison Save: +0
Hit Point Adjustment: +1 Resurrection Chance: 94%
Int: 12 Max. Spell Level: 6th Max. Spells Per Level: 7 Illusion Immunity: None
Bonus Proficiencies: 3 Chance to Learn New Spell: 50%
Wis: 15 Bonus Clerical Spells: 2, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 Clerical Spell Failure Chance: 0%
Magic Defense Adjustment: +1 Spell Immunity: None
Cha: 15 Loyalty Base: +3 Maximum Number of Henchmen: 7
Initial Reaction Adjustment: +3
Saving Throws
Paralyzation: 5 Poison: 5 Death Magic: 5 Petrification: 6 Polymorph: 6
Rod: 7 Staff: 7 Wand: 7 Breath Weapon: 5 Spell: 8
Hit Points: 103
Base THAC0: 8
Melee THAC0: 8
Missile THAC0: 6
Natural armor class 10
DEX Defensive adj. -3
Unknown adj. -8
Weapon Proficiencies

Long Sword
Long Bow (specialized)
Short Sword
Short Bow

Non-Weapon Proficiencies
Survival 12
Set Snares 16
Tracking 19
Endurance 15
Weather Knowledge 14
Swimming 14
Land-based Riding 18


#AT Speed


Range (-2) (-5)
Weapon Melee Missile Factor Sm-Med Large Type Size Short Med. Long
Long Bow +2 3 2 8 1d6+2 1d6+2 P S 14 28 42
Racial Abilities

Bow bonus - +1 bonus to attack rolls with long or short bows.
Infravision - 60' infravision range.
Resistance 90% - 90 percent resistant to sleep and charm-related spells.
Secret doors - Because of their acute senses, elves are quick to spot concealed doors and hidden entranceways. Merely passing within 10' of a concealed door allows an elf a one-in-six chance (a 1 on 1d6) to notice it. If actively searching, an elf's chances improve to a two-in-six chance (1 or 2 on 1d6) to find secret doors, and a three-in-six chance (1, 2, or 3 on 1d6) to notice a concealed door.
Stealth - When the elf is alone and is not wearing metal armor, he gains a bonus to surprise opponents. The opponent suffers a -4 penalty, a -2 if the elf has to open a door.
Sword bonus - +1 bonus to attack rolls when using a long or short sword.

  • Items Carried
    • Much standard adventuring equipment
    • Always has a locket kept in a pocket in the shape of an acorn (see 'History' below)
  • Items Readied
    • Long Bow +2/+2 "EagleEye"
    • Moonblade
  • Items Worn
    • Tunic (shades of green or brown)
    • Pantaloons (shades of green or brown)
    • Boots of Elvenkind
Character History

Ristaun came to the the elven community of Tsornyl when he was very young. He was no older than 14 years old at the time he was heard crying in the forest near Tsornyl.  A small patrol of elven scouts who were out on patrol and they found the young moonelf sobbing over the body of his father. Ristaun's Father had been pierced by many black arrows that are signature of orcs. Ristaun's Father had managed to shield the boy from the attack and had managed to escape from orcs but he could not save his own life.

Ristaun was taken back to Tsornyl and when asked about others in his family Ristaun could only claim his deceased Father,Gainwale. News was sent around the forest and to the village of Ssrensen which Ristaun's father had came from. None in Ssrensen wanted to take the child in or admit to be of his blood. Gainwale was enroute with Ristuan to Semberholme where he had been accepted into the Moonshadow's, but the elves of Ssrensen were angry at the now deceased Gainwale for reasons that were unknown but obvious to the kind elves of Tsornyl. Time went on and no one lay claim to the young elf.

He spent his entire childhood in the village of Tsornyl and the elfs there treated him as their own child. Tsornyl became the most important thing to Ristaun and he knew that he would dedicate his life to protecting the village. Ristaun grew strong and these were to be the best years of his life, in the company of friends and loved ones in Tsornyl. He grew to be a great warrior and protector of the village and not long after he became 150 years of age he took the place as the commander of the small force of elves in Tsornyl.

Time went on and the Retreat of the elfs had began. Ristaun urged his people to stay and fight for the home that they all loved. The retreat was inevitable and all but a handful of elves left for Evermeet. Only 16 elfs remained in the tiny village of Tsornyl and Ristaun was one of them. Years went by and soon the Time of Troubles came to the land...Ristaun continued to protect the village he loved during these years but living became more difficult than in the past. Ristaun decided to make a trip to some of the neighboring villages to see if any elfs had stayed in the great forest.

He found only a handful of elves, mostly of the sylvan variety on his journey. On his return to Tsornyl Ristaun found his village in total destruction. None of his people survived.

A savage animal had swept through the village and left no survivors...Ristaun was overcome with grief and guilt. He had convinced these good people who had taken him in to stay in the forest and not join the others in Evermeet. He had always been able to protect them but this time he had failed and in doing so lost all he had lived for. Ristaun, who had always been more serious than the other boys and had met grief and loneliness before was not new to these feelings.

Usually Ristaun was quiet and not outspoken but he had become very angry over the last years. The loss of his people was too much for Ristaun...He sadly buried all of his people and left his village forever, taking only the acorn locket that belonged to a very young elven girl named Syniellia, who was like a niece to Ristaun.

Fueled with anger at the world and the humans that had forced his people to retreat to Evermeet, Ristaun joined with a band of renegade sylvan elfs who were killing any humans that they ran across as they went along the southern edge of the Cormanthor. Ristaun took the life of more than one lumberjack or hunter who unwittingly crossed his path. But Ristaun's guilt only grew and his love for living left him. Ristaun decided that he would end his life at this time. He decided that he would walk into the nearest human town and sluaghter as many as he could before he himself died...and if he managed to survive he would go to the next and continue in this way. He left the band of sylvan elves and headed south into the dales. Along his way he ran into a young human male.The golden skinned boy wore a robe the color of the dawn but and his long golden hair flowed down his back. At first Ristaun was taken by the appearance of the boy, who had the glory of a god, The boy even walked and moved with the ease of an elf. This did not matter to Ristaun though...all that mattered was his revenge.

Ristaun drew his bow and cocked an arrow. He aimed at the golden skinned boy as he walked through the Elven Forest. Suddenly the boy turned and looked directly at Ristaun. His golden eyes peered directly into Ristaun's soul and Ristaun knew he was looking into the eyes of a god...Lathander slowly walked to the fallen moon elf. Ristaun fell to his knees and suddenly all his guilt from the past overwhelmed him.

But Lathander spoke to him gently and calmed the moon elf. Lathander knew of Ristaun and spoke to Ristaun about all the good he had done. He told Ristaun that his life was not over and that he could still do what was in his heart. Lathander talked to Ristaun for along time and when they parted Ristaun found that his anger had left him. He only now had the desire to do what was right for elven kind, himself, and the forest. Lathander told him of a party that was made up of half-elves and others who were currently in Cormyr. These people were working for the good of the elven people and the great cormanthor forest. They were going to be coming to the forest soon to fight off a great evil that had entered it during the Time of Troubles. All of this Lathander told him and Ristaun decided he would put differences aside and fight alongside these people.

Ristaun journied to Arabel and found there the Silver Dragons, a group of half elves, an elf, and humans who were fighting for good. Lathander also told Ristaun that soon he would be with Syniellia and all the other fallen of his village who he loved so much. This was not sad news to Ristaun. He met this and accepted it. He knew now that he would not throw his life away with senseless killing but protecting the forest he would meet his fate.

Ristaun of Tsornyl met with the Silver Dragons. They eagerly took him in. Ristaun found that Lathander's words were true. The Silver Dragons were preparing for a journey to the fallen Myth Drannor to engage in combat with the avatar of Malar who had went on a killing rampage throughout the forest.  Most all the elves that had stayed in the forest had met their dooms at his ravenous hands. Ristaun grew to enjoy the commradery of the Silver Dragons and also accepted the humans and half elves in the party. The days dragged on as the Silver Dragons trained and waited for word from the elves to start their journey to the forest. Ristaun soon realized that Malar was the one who had destroyed his village and killed his loved ones. Finally, after weeks, a group of high elves came to Arabel.

They had come from Evermeet. They were powerful magicians that had been sent by the Coronal to fight alongside of the Silver Dragons as they protected the fallen Myth Drannor from the crazed Malar. Ristaun asked his friends in the Silver Dragon if they would do him only one favor, as they were making the long trek to Myth Drannor.

"Friends," he said " I will meet my death in this battle with the Beast, this I know. What I do not know is if I can have your pledge to lay me down for my eternal rest near my home village".

The Silver Dragons refused to acknowledge that Ristaun would meet his doom in Myth Drannor, but they did promise him that they would bury him on that grassy knoll that overlooked Tsornyl. But none of the Silver Dragons were confident that they would survive the battle with Malar. After all they were planning to do battle with a god. Ristaun was one of the most capable warriors in the entire party and if any were to fall he was surely not the one that would. Days past as they made the journey. Ristaun became eager to meet the Beastlord who had cuased so much pain.

They entered the forest and after a couple days journey came to the area where the ruins of Myth Drannor lay. The party entered into the ruins and were soon attacked by the Beastlord. The 12 foot tall black furred beast would attack from out of no where and began to slowly slay the Silver Dragons one at a time. It was Ristaun who orchestrated the trap to be set for the Beast. Later that night as the Silver Dragons made camp the Beast attacked again but this time they were prepared. The Silver Dragons ambushed Malar and surrounded him. The blood quickly ran as the fight commenced. The Wizards used powerful magics to prevent Malar from escaping back into the forest. The beast killed more of the Silver Dragons but was hurt badly himself. He looked for a way to escape and soon found that he couldnt. Enraged he turned and after the next onsluaght all of the Silver Dragons were dead or injured badly. Malar soon found the magicians who were trapping him and lay into the defenseless elfs. Ristaun had lost much blood by this time from being mualed repeatedly but he managed to give chase to the Beast. Malar himself was badly injured. Ristaun drew EagleEye and shot true over and over again into the hide of the retreating avatar. Malar turned on Ristaun in a frenzied rage and began to run as fast as he could at the moon elf. Ristaun drew his father's MoonBlade, which he had carried all his life and stuck it through the Beast just as the beast leaped at him.

There lay Ristaun and Malar. Both now motionless and bloody. The survivors raised to see that Malar had been killed by Ristaun, but in the process he himself had been killed. The battle was over and the soul of Ristaun was finally at rest.

Malar's crazed hunt would no longer be held in the forest of the Cormanthor. And the remaining Silver Dragons, they held true to their promise. They made the long journey to Ristuans village with the help of an half elf who knew the forest.

In death, Ristaun of Tsornyl returned home.

I enjoyed playing Ristaun and I know the story went on a bit but i felt that it was important to not leave any details out so one could understand Ristaun. Ristaun could be used in other campaigns in roles that he played earlier in his life or how he was during the end of his life.

He died in my campaign but there is no reason he cannot live on in other peoples adventures.

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