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Tanis Half-Elven, Spring 356 AC

by Joe Mashuga

Male Half-Elf Ranger 6 / Fighter 5
Strength14 Fortitude+11 Armor Class19
Dexterity18 Reflex+10 Flat-footed AC16
Constitution14 Will+6 Touch AC13
Intelligence14 AlignmentNG Base Attack+11
Wisdom13 Speed20 ft. Melee Attack+13
Charisma15 Initiative+6 Ranged Attack+15
Hit Points77 SizeMedium


Half-Elf Traits: Immune to magic sleep effects, +2 racial bonus on saving throws against enchantments, +1 racial bonus on Listen, Search, and Spot checks, elvensight (darkvision 30 ft. and low-light vision), +2 racial bonus on Diplomacy and Gather Information checks.

Ranger Abilities: Animal companion, combat style (archery), favored enemy (giant +2, goblinoid +4), improved combat style, wild empathy. Tanis's animal companion has been left to the whim of the appropriate Dungeon Master or player.


Climb +6, Craft (bowyer) +8, Diplomacy +6, Gather Information +8, Handle Animal +4, Hide +6, Jump +6, Knowledge (geography) +6, Knowledge (nature) +11, Listen +10, Move Silently +6, Ride +10, Search +10, Speak Language (Camptalk), Spot +12, Survival +15 (+17 aboveground or tracking, +19 both), Swim +6.


Combat Expertise, Endurance, Iron Will, Manyshot*, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Quick-Thinking, Rapid Shot*, Resist Dragonfear, Track, Weapon Focus (longbow). *Tanis cannot currently use these feats, as he is not wearing light armor.


Camptalk, Common, Dwarven, Elven, Goblin.


Tanis does not have a patron deity, and therefore receives no spells.


Wyrmsbane (+15/+10/+5 melee, 1d8+4/19-20, +2d6 vs. dragons), masterwork composite longbow (+2 Str bonus) (+17/+12 ranged, 1d8+2/x3), dagger (+13/+8/+3 melee or +15 ranged, 1d4+2, 19-20).

Possessions (as NPC):

Wyrmsbane (+2 dragon bane longsword, locate object 3/day, immune to baaz death-throes), +1 breastplate, amulet of health +2, sash of Dexterity +2 (as gloves), masterwork composite longbow (+2 Str bonus), quiver with 20 arrows, daggers (2).


5'10", 145 lbs., rust red hair, hazel eyes, 107 years old (middle-aged). Tanis was born on Spring Dawning 9th by the Elven calendar (3/9/249).


Tanis, despite his most fervent wishes, is a hero. Tanis has tried to enjoy his new marriage to Laurana, but he finds the burden of fame somewhat disquieting. The dwarves, elves, and humans seem to agree on something, which seems to be good enough for now. Tanis hopes to build an actual union between the races, but old habits die hard and even his new reputation may not be enough to change years of stubborn beliefs.

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