Character concept by Ramon Guel, all rights reserved.
Cirrathwhaelin: Missionary-Cleric of Whalin
“Zap! Calm down – before I kill you!”
Date of Birth: Cal 17th, 1239 Avard.
Current Status: Summer, 1331 Avard. Ethos and his friend Zachary Kantor (Zap) survived the War of the Four Winds, and returned to help rebuild Takanal into a proud city. Ethos' healing skills were a wonder to the Dagonneth dwarves, and also helped him keep many of Takanal's people alive during the war. A mass exodus of anti-Inquisition elves from Ethos' homeland after the War of the Four Winds saw the creation of a duchy of sylvan elves within Rakore. Ethos left good friends behind in Takanal to rejoin his brethren, and has helped the transition between those Banoc elves and Rakore.
Ethos is a taller elf, with ivory skin and snowy-white hair to his shoulders. His long bangs conceal his emerald-green eyes, until he brushes aside his hair, but it always manages to fall back into his eyes. He wears white silk breeches and a flowing short-robe of white silk, contrasted by a vestment of forest-green. His boots, wide belt, and supple forearm bracers are all of white leather, and his bracers have prayers tooled and dyed into them in intricate script. Silver buckles and bits accentuate his clothing, and the overall appearance is of lawfulness and holiness: a carefully crafted illusion.
Ethos, image used with permission, copyright Diego DaSilva 2005.
Ethos carries twin light maces with silvered hafts and heads at his belt. Over his back, he has a longbow of a bleached ash wood, as well as a quiver of white leather with twenty arrows in it. About his neck is his holy symbol, a pendant in silver and lapis lazuli of green. He tends to travel lightly, with a healer's kit in white leather over one shoulder, and a wide white belt about his waste with fair-sized pockets for his small prayer book, purse, and sundry other items.
Ethosivalisan Eskesieresal was in training to be a fighter and a warrior of the Hesthelesthar tribe of sylvan elves in the Banoc Forests. When the War of the Undead nearly destroyed the tribe and all of Ethos' kin, he turned to the God of Compassion and Healing, Whalin. Whalin's teachings were both a salve for the wounded and the living, and a form of destruction and vengeance against the undead. Ethos took to Whalin's teachings with fierce determination, and reputedly received his first lesson in prayers from an archon of Whalin's named Kreeldath. Ethos went on to heal the living, and destroy the unliving, with his newfound faith and his abilities and training as a warrior.
After the War of the Undead was finally resolved, he took a sabbatical to rest and search for his purpose in life. After several years, he discovered that Whalin's intent was to use him as a missionary. Consulting with the loosely organized church of Whalin in developing Banoc'bae, the High Priestess of Whalin for the new elven nation named him “Cirrathwhaelin” – Whalin's Hands – a term for traveling clerics and missionaries of the Healing God.
Ethos' travels took him to the Dwarven nation of Rakore, where he became involved in the city life of Kashin for a time. He worked with the city's small monastery to Whalin, and was present on the Night of Assassins.
Ethosivalisan projects lawful obedience to the rules, while deep down, he feels rules often need to be broken to achieve Whalin's ends. The unusual elf never hesitates to rush into battle, and actually prefers excitement and combat to the tediums of the clergy – perhaps because of his relatively young age. Although an adrenaline junky, Ethos is also a serious, intelligent, and fairly wise elf with a fair ability to work with people of all backgrounds. His faith in Whalin is unshakeable, due to the War of the Undead, but a seed of vengeance lies deep within his soul, perhaps firing his need for combat. When he meditates to calm himself, and study Whalin's teachings, he meditates. His hands continue to move, even while meditating, working on new clothes or repairing old clothes.
Ethos speaks Common, Elven, and Celestial.
Male Sylvan Elf, 3rd-level Cleric of Whalin
STR 12, DEX 15, CON 12, INT 13, WIS 14, CHA 14
AC 13, Init +2, HP 24
Fort +4, Refl +3, Will +5
Skills: Concentration +7, Heal +8, Knowledge (religion) +7, Profession (tailor) +3, Scry +2.
Feats: [Combat Casting], Two-Weapon Fighting, and Quickdraw.
Special Abilities: Immunity to sleep spells; +2 racial saving throw bnus against enchantments or similar effects; low light vision.