Winterspear, eladrin warlord. Holder of the Spear of Winter, he's a refugee from Mithrendain.
====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ====== Winterspear, level 8 Eladrin, Warlord Build: Tactical Warlord Warlord: Combat Leader Commanding Presence: Tactical Presence Versatile Expertise: Versatile Expertise (Spear) Versatile Expertise: Versatile Expertise (Heavy Blade) Background: Birth – On Another Plane, Eladrin – Noble Birth, Occupation – Military (Arcana class skill)
FINAL ABILITY SCORES Str 18, Con 13, Dex 10, Int 20, Wis 11, Cha 10.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES Str 16, Con 13, Dex 8, Int 16, Wis 11, Cha 10.
AC: 21 Fort: 21 Reflex: 21 Will: 18 HP: 60 Surges: 8 Surge Value: 15
TRAINED SKILLS Heal +9, Arcana +16, History +16, Diplomacy +9, Perception +9
UNTRAINED SKILLS Acrobatics +3, Bluff +4, Dungeoneering +4, Endurance +4, Insight +4, Intimidate +4, Nature +4, Religion +9, Stealth +3, Streetwise +4, Thievery +3, Athletics +7
FEATS Level 1: Eladrin Soldier Feat User Choice: Winterkin Heritage Level 2: Lend Might Level 4: Tactical Assault Level 6: Ritual Caster Level 8: Tactical Inspiration Feat User Choice: Versatile Expertise
POWERS Warlord at-will 1: Wolf Pack Tactics Warlord at-will 1: Commander’s Strike Warlord encounter 1: Warlord’s Favor Warlord daily 1: Lead the Attack Warlord utility 2: Knight’s Move Warlord encounter 3: Steel Monsoon Warlord daily 5: Stand the Fallen Warlord utility 6: Guileful Switch (retrained to Reorient the Axis at Level 8) Warlord encounter 7: Surprise Attack
ITEMS Adventurer’s Kit, Everburning Torch, Tactician’s Chainmail +1, Healer’s Brooch +1, Spear of Winter, Spear of Winter (thrown), Ritual Book, Instant Campsite (heroic tier), Gloves of Piercing (heroic tier), Pouch of Platinum (heroic tier), Iron Armbands of Power (heroic tier), Raven Cloak +2 RITUALS Fey Passage, Explorer’s Fire, Traveler’s Chant, Endure Elements, Battlefield Elocution, Enchant Magic Item, Transfer Enchantment, Disenchant Magic Item, Earthen Ramparts, Seal Portal ====== Copy to Clipboard and Press the Import Button on the Summary Tab ======
Ridonerl. It’s not a place, it’s a name.
Holder of the Spear of Winter. It’s not a legend, it’s a job.
It’s a job that’s currently vacant.
Ridonerl, sometimes called Winterspear, worked for a ghaele of winter, an eladrin Noble of the court of Mithrendain. Worked for her, lived for her, loved her, defended her land and her way of life, fought for the forces of Winter in the balance of the seasons and upheld the ways of his people. He was one of the guardsmen of that noble house, captain of a small band of eladrin soldiers. He was a part of something, a cog in the machine, an integral and living part of the community he risked his life for. Valued by many, loved by some, respected by all.
Winterspear: soldier, lover, loyal subject, defender of the realm.
Ridonerl and his squad were on duty the night of the attack. Not drow, not fomorians, not even the pawns of Summer seemed to be involved. Autumn, a long-time ally of Winter, traditional holders of Mithrendain, the City of Autumn, suggested nothing of what was coming. They came in the night, past the City Guard and the His squad was killed, the rest of the guards asleep, his Lady’s counsellors attacked, and all without triggering the defensive magics of the city – not the Revelation Spheres, not the runes of the Tremor Wards, not the Mithrendain Barrier to the Underdark. While trying to discover his enemy, Ridonerl was caught in a magical trap and put on trial himself for the attack. Rumours sprung up overnight that he was a Watcher of the Night; that he was one of their targets; that he was an insider working for any number of enemies; that he had betrayed his house, his family, his legacy for any number of reasons. The fact that the attack came in the depths of night on the Spring Equinox did not go unnoticed. With no evidence of the source of the attack, and the balance of power shifted away from his Lady, he was not punished for the attack. At least, not officially.
Winterspear: political pawn, disposable tool, catspaw, fall guy, scapegoat.
From insider to inside man to outsider in less than a season, Winterspear was shunned, suspected, disrespected. Unwelcome in his House, uneasy in his city, he found himself a guardsman with nothing to guard, a defender with no home to defend. Valued by few, trusted by none, hated by two. He let down his squad and his House, he was accused by his Lady of arranging the whole thing, and attacked by his friend Malern – the captain of the sleeping winterguard – he escaped with his life but not his happiness.
Feeling betrayed by those he was trying to protect, and mistrusted by those he was trying to exonerate, he saw that there were still many paths in life available to him – but they all led away from the Feywild.
Winterspear: alone, untrusting, wandering.
He has walked away from his city, from his family, from his beloved Feywild. Away from the security of the town, its walls, its magic and its rules. Its politics and punishment he left behind, and walked into the wilderness. Knowing something of the dangers that lurk in the darkness, he knows the safety of a squad is better than the isolation of being alone, even though it doesn’t always work out. He’s willing to travel with someone, to work with someone, if they prove themselves by their actions; but he will no longer trust the words of a politician, and he will no longer be beholden to another’s rule. He carries the Spear of Winter, the weapon he uses to survive; he carries the name; and he wears his heritage plainly on his face. But Winter, and the rest of Mithrendain, will find that the Raven Queen will come for them when she is ready, and he will leave them to their fate.
Ridonerl works for Ridonerl now.