The Fall of Avalon
Rhibdae tûr Christangol
Dark horse of one of the lesser noble families, wielder of blade and magic.
====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ====== Rhibdae tûr Cristangol, level 5 Eladrin, Swordmage Swordmage Aegis: Aegis of Shielding
FINAL ABILITY SCORES Str 10, Con 14, Dex 16, Int 20, Wis 8, Cha 12.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES Str 10, Con 14, Dex 13, Int 17, Wis 8, Cha 12.
AC: 23 Fort: 15 Reflex: 18 Will: 17 HP: 53 Surges: 10 Surge Value: 13
TRAINED SKILLS Religion +12, Arcana +14, Endurance +9, Diplomacy +8, History +14, Stealth +10
UNTRAINED SKILLS Acrobatics +5, Bluff +3, Dungeoneering +1, Heal +1, Insight +1, Intimidate +3, Nature +1, Perception +1, Streetwise +3, Thievery +5, Athletics +2
FEATS Level 1: Acolyte of the Veil Level 2: Melee Training (Intelligence) Level 4: Eladrin Swordmage Advance
POWERS Swordmage at-will 1: Lightning Lure Swordmage at-will 1: Frostwind Blade Swordmage encounter 1: Sword of Sigils Swordmage daily 1: Dimensional Thunder Swordmage utility 2: Channeling Shield Swordmage encounter 3: Transposing Lunge Swordmage daily 5: Dimensional Bond
ITEMS Adventurer’s Kit, Grappling Hook, Warded Vambraces (heroic tier), Cloak of Distortion +1, Fey Strike Longsword +1, Leather Armor of Aegis Expansion +1 ====== Copy to Clipboard and Press the Import Button on the Summary Tab ======
The Rhibdae noble family is a strange Eladrin lineage. Typical Eladrin nobility, they can be counted on to uphold tradition, the arts, education, and religion; all centered around that which comes common to all of their race; Magic. Atypically, the Rhibdae are less seen in society, by either their fellow fey elves or those of other races. They are among the unmentionables, a family rarely spoken about in polite conversation among the other nobles. Still, they have a reputation that seems almost universally known, often their name will be used as a cautionary reprimand to wayward Eladrin youths.
Still, they are not entirely shunned, nor invisible, and they demonstrate the traditions of Corellon by maintaining an artful competent standard in all they set out to do. Over the last several generations Rhibdae stand out amongst their fellows when in roles that require stealth and trickery. Standing out by being naturally capable of blending in. The name Rhibdae means “shadow flow”, and it is not certain whether that is a result of their own choice, a colloquialism coined by others, or a curse from an unknown source. Regardless, they seem to belong in the shadows, both in the Hierarchy of the Nobility and in their trades.
Rhibdae tûr Cristangol is a callon dur, a ‘dark horse’ of the Rhibdae. His chosen path was very different to that which his family is known for. Growing up he was an excellent scholar, becoming more learned than many Eladrin his age, and could have been mistaken for a member of a more respectable scholarly Noble line. Unfortunately, he was never anything to the other Eladrin families than ‘just another Rhibdae’. In an effort to be more than that in the eyes of the entire Noble community, he worked harder than most, ever striving to stand on his own merits. Yet, like most of his family he was overlooked. Still, through a natural affinity for the subject of Arcana, he chose to focus upon the art of the Swordmage, relying heavily on the martial skills he had inherited from his parentage. He took on the name Cristangol, or Sword-Magic, and set out to disprove the Rhibdae stereotype. Unfortunately, it seemed that whatever shadows hung over his lineage once again obscured his competance from his superiors, and he was assigned to the Inadvisables. Though his style of combat and skill set was unique amongst his family, he still was treated as one of them, and put in a place where he could be useful without being seen.
In the Inadvisables, he served with distinction, fighting through the war with each of the other members, and he came to be referred to simply by his family name, Rhibdae. It was during the war that he came to be friends with Codren Dane, Rhibdae’s attitude being so different to that of regular Eladrin nobles. That, and the fact that he was good at what he did. Most notable was the day that Dane took a good look at the shadows that seemed to collect about Rhibdae tûr Cristangol, a flash of recognition crossing the Assassin’s face. Since then, Dane has taught Rhibdae a small amount of the arts of shadow magic, the Eladrin having a natural talent for it.
Though he wishes to break the rumours around his family name, Rhibdae tûr Cristangol accepts that he does possess some kind of connection to shadows. He is determined to use all he is to advantage, and as such operates as an amalgamation of every skill he has learned thus far. He is constantly seeking to improve his ‘art’, a nod to the traditions of Corellon.