The Dragonlance Nexus

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by Trampas Whiteman

Male Nomad Human Mystic Ranger 7
Strength14 Fortitude+6 Armor Class16
Dexterity14 Reflex+7 Flat-footed AC14
Constitution12 Will+4 Touch AC12
Intelligence13 AlignmentCG Base Attack+7/+2
Wisdom14 Speed30 Melee Attack+9/+4
Charisma10 Initiative+2 Ranged Attack+9/+4
Hit Points39 SizeMedium


Favored enemy (dragons) +4, favored enemy (humanoid [reptillian]) +2, combat style (archery), animal companion (Ironhawk has not summoned one), and woodland stride.


Climb +6, Concentration +5, Craft (bowyer) +9, Handle Animal +4, Heal +6, Hide +6, Jump +6, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +5, Knowledge (geography) +5, Knowledge (nature) +5, Listen +8, Move Silently +6, Ride +6, Search +5, Spot +8, Survival +10, Swim +6, Use Rope +6


Alertness, Dodge, Endurance, Manyshot, Point Blank Shot, Rapid Shot, Resist Dragonfear, Track, Weapon Focus (longbow).


Common, Plainsman, Abanasinian.


Mystic Ranger Spells Known (2; spell save DC 12 + spell level).

1st – Blades of Fire, Detect Animals or Plants

NOTE: Blades of Fire from Spell Compendium. Ironhawk uses the variant mysticism spellcasting rules from Knightly Orders of Ansalon.


+2 dragon bane longsword: +11/+6 melee (1d8+4/19 - 20/x2 - +2d6 damage vs. dragons)
Heavy mace: +9/+4 melee (1d8+2/x2)
Longbow: +9/+4 ranged (1d8/x3) or rapid shot +7/+7/+2 ranged (1d8/x3)


Beyond his weapons, Ironhawk carries basic necessities and an assortment of dragon-hunting equipment.


Ironhawk is a young plainsman whose eyes betray a sense of weariness and determination.


Ironhawk is a nomadic human plainsman. He is the oldest sibling in a family of three to five children (exact number unknown). His brothers and sisters looked upon him as a protector and provider. Ironhawk and his siblings share an animosity towards his sickly parents, ashamed of them and feeling they are nothing more than criminals. Ironhawk's family had become fugitives, viewed with suspicion and forced to flee their homeland to avoid being thrown in jail. Ironhawk's parents betrayed a thieves' guild in his native land, which has sent assassins out to kill him.

At some point, Ironhawk befriended an undisclosed warrior and traveled with one of his siblings, who had befriended the dryads of Schallsea. Ironhawk became a skilled warrior and archer. His senses of smell and hearing became acute, allowing him to move through dark forests with ease.

Ironhawk's beloved uncle would tell him tales of a relative that sacrificed himself to stop a great evil. These tales filled Ironhawk with wanderlust, leading him to become an adventurer. However, his aunt successfully plotted to kill his uncle in a fire set by his pipe. This left Ironhawk determined to master fire, leading him to the desire to master pyromancy. Thus Ironhawk left his people to travel the world in search of sorcerous knowledge.

Ironhawk once saved the life of a traveling mystic who rewarded him with a magical long sword created by Silvanesti artisans. Ironhawk lived with the mystic for a time, learning the mystic sphere of animism. However, the thieves' guild caught up with Ironhawk, forcing him to do their bidding for a time, holding his mystic friend hostage to ensure Ironhawk's obedience. Ironhawk tried breaking their hold over him and freeing the mystic, but failed and saw his mentor slain before his eyes. This trauma, as well as the death of his uncle, has left him filled with guilt.

At some point, Ironhawk became the last of his tribe. His tribe was destroyed by a dragon, which has caused a deep hatred of all dragons smoldering in his heart. Seldom does a night pass that this troubled youth does not cry out in his sleep.

In Your Campaign:

Ironhawk can be used in a variety of ways in your campaign. He can seek out the Dragonsbane and try to join their numbers. Perhaps his tribe was wiped out by the Great White Wyrm. Or, perhaps, he's so obsessed that he places the party in danger.


  • Fifth Age Dramatic Adventure Game (Fate Deck)
  • A Saga Companion, p. 26 – 27.

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