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Talen Blackthorn

Personal Information
Name: Talen Blackthorn Player: Brian Middleton
Race: Half-Elf Gender: Male Height: 6'2"
Class: Ranger Level: 1 Weight: 165 lbs
XP: Not Given Next Level: 2,250
Kit: Alignment: Neutral Good
Eyes: Hazel Hair: Red\Brown Deity: Mielikki
Age: 25
Ability Scores
Str: 16 Weight Allowance: 70 lbs Bend Bars/Lift Gates: 10%
Attack Adj.: +0 Damage Adj.: +1 Max. Press: 195 lbs Open Doors: 9
Dex: 18 Missile Adjustment: +2 Pick Pockets: +10% Open Locks: +15%
Reaction Adjustment: +2 Armor Class: -4 Move Silently: +10% Climb Walls: +10%
Con: 16 System Shock: 95% Poison Save: +0
Hit Point Adjustment: +2 Resurrection Chance: 96%
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: 14 Loyalty Base: +1 Maximum Number of Henchmen: 6
Initial Reaction Adjustment: +2
Saving Throws
Paralyzation: 14 Poison: 14 Death Magic: 14 Petrification: 15 Polymorph: 15
Rod: 16 Staff: 16 Wand: 16 Breath Weapon: 17 Spell: 17
Hit Points:
Base THAC0:
Melee THAC0:
Missile THAC0:
Natural armor class 10
DEX Defensive adj. -4
Weapon Proficiencies

Long Sword
Short Sword
Long Bow

Two-weapon Fighting Style

Non-Weapon Proficiencies
Religion (worship of Mielikki)
Bowyer \ Fletcher


#AT Speed


Range (-2) (-5)
Weapon Melee Missile Factor Sm-Med Large Type Size Short Med. Long
Hunting Knife
Short Sword
  • Items Readied
    • Hunting Knife
      • (large, heavy knife with 14" blade, DMG 1d4+1 S-M, 1d4 L)
    • Elven Short Sword
    • Long Bow
  • Items Worn
    • Jerkin (buckskin with hood with a darker trim and intricate knotwork tooling)
    • Shirt (forest green color)
    • Trousers (brown canvas)
    • Leather Archers Bracers
    • Soft Leather Boots (elven made)
    • Hooded Cloak (forest green color)
    • Leather Headband
    • Leather Half-gloves
    • Quiver (brown color)
      • Flight arrows (decorated with feathers and toolings similar to jerkin)
      • Sheaf arrows
  • Items Carried
    • Mittens
    • Long Bow (self-made with engraved symbol of Mielikki)
Racial Abilities

Detect secret doors - Because of their acute senses, half-elves are quick to spot concealed doors and hidden entranceways.  Merely passing within 10' of a concealed door allows and elf a one-in-six chance (a 1 on 1d6) to notice it.  If actively searching, and elf's chances improve to a two-in-six chance (1 or 2 on 1d6) to find secret doors, and a three-in-six (1, 2, or 3 on 1d6) to notice a concealed door.
Infravision - Infravision with a range of 60'.
Resistance - 30% resistance to sleep and charm spells.

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Character Description and History

Talen is a novice adventurer, and he is well aware of this fact. He wants to prove himself to the Harpers and is secretly afraid that he will fail them somehow and never be accepted as a full member. Talen has a strong sense of duty to the Harper cause and his fingers twitch at the prospect of danger. When he is afraid, his fear feeds his adrenaline and brings out an unbeatable will to survive.

He is happiest when in the wilderness, and it is there that his skills and his natural leadership come to the fore. He loves being close to the forest and has a great love and protectiveness towards all things in Nature.

Even at rest, he is a ball of energy, fidgeting nervously. He often crafts arrows unconsciously and if he is confined to a closed space, he paces nervously like a cat. When in a conversation with one person or a small group, Talen is very articulate, displaying a witty sense of humor and a talent for subtle sarcasm, but will often make social blunders, especially around beautiful women. For some reason, Talen is extremely attracted to raven haired women with blue eyes. If he has to address a large group of people, Talen blushes like a schoolboy, stutters or babbles incessantly, sometimes doing all three at once.

He is a devout worshipper of Mielikki and also pays attention to the tenets of Solonor Thelandira, the elven god of archery.

Talen was born in the Greycloak Hills to an Elven warrior and a Human druid. There were always many children, both human and elven around, and one might assume that this is where Talen got his beginnings as a warrior, if not a ranger. Unlike most half-elves, Talen has accepted and embraced his dual heritage, taking pride in what each has to offer. He learned the art of crafting bows and arrows from his father and from his mother he learned to love Nature and things in it.

After leaving home and becoming a ranger in his own right, Talen decided to seek adventure in the Dalelands, knowing the closeness of the ruins of Myth Drannor would be in need of scouting. While travelling to the Elven Woods, Talen had what he calls a holy vision. In this vision, Mielikki appeared to him and instructed him to craft a longbow, one that would ?grow in power as the wielder grows. So long as he is true to My word, it will not fail him? Talen took a full year, finding the perfect tree with which to carve the bowshaft from. Once the shaft was carved, the ranger took another six months, carving the symbol of Mielikki above the grip of the longbow, and etching it with mithral dust.

When the bow was finally finished, he strung it, nocked an arrow and took aim at a target he had set up. The arrow flew with an accuracy that the best elven archer would be hard pressed to match. Talen dropped to his knees and gave thanks to Mielikki, swearing that he would never fail in his duties as a ranger. To seal his oath, his drew his hunting knife and cut his palm, letting his own blood flow into the bow. When the cut was healed, Talen gathered his belongings and set off again in search of adventure.

Generated by the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Core Rules CD-ROM 2.0

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