Rytalyn is an only child from Luskan. His mother
died during labor, leaving his father to raise him alone. Rytalyn's
father captains a fishing boat and Rytalyn spent most of his childhood
either on the boat or around the docks.
His father taught him to fish, swim, and recognize weather patterns.
As a young man, Rytalyn developed his great strength by helping
his father haul in fishing nets.
As a young teenager, Rytalyn became fascinated with nature and
the woodlands and began to spend all of his free time exploring
the woods around Luskan. While wandering in the woods just southeast
of Luskan, he met a Druid by the name of Cronos. He began visiting
Cronos regularly and the old Druid eagerly passed on his knowledge
to the eager young Rytalyn. Before too long Rytalyn was trained
and ready to seek experience as a druid.
Rytalyn started looking for opportunities for adventure. One day
while looking for his father in Luskan, Rytalyn stopped in the Flying
Fish Tavern and met a Hulking young ranger named Boldar
and his somewhat mischievious Gnomish friend named Lexam
who were also aspiring adventurers. A few minutes later they met
three others and formed what is now the Company of the Burning Scimitar.
Rytalyn is very impressed with the skill of his adventuring companions
and quite comfortable with his role in the adventuring company.
In fact, Rytalyn's companions were so impressed the first time he
cast a Flame Blade spell on his scimitar, that they voted to register
their Adventuring company as the Company of the Burning Scimitar.
Thus, it was Rytalyn that supplied the inspiration for the name
of the adventuring company.
There have been numerous adventures that have required the company
to wander through wildernes and forests all over the Sword Coast.
These wilderness adventures have thrilled Rytalyn thus far and allowed
him to use quite a variety of his druidic skills.
Rytalyn is a boisterous man and often exercises his devotion to
nature/woodlands by his deeds. He can always be seen wearing dark
green robes. Rytalyn is not afraid to melee and usually casts Flame
Blade on his scimitar beforehand if time permits. When presented
with numerous opponents, Rytalyn's favorite spell is Entangle. He
also has quite a love of fire and often uses the spell Produce Flame
to hurl flaming missiles at opponents (naturally being careful not
to set forest fires!). Rytalyn also casts Goodberry often and keeps
a stock of these berries for emergencies.