The Seal Of The Elemental Stones
The valiant gnome paladin with an identity crisis.
Male Gnome, Paladin
Build: Protecting Paladin
Background: Gnome – Fomorian Captivity, Geography – Mountains, Divinely Inspired, Raised (+2 to Insight)
FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 14, Con 15, Dex 10, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 16.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 14, Con 15, Dex 10, Int 8, Wis 14, Cha 14.
AC: 20 Fort: 15 Reflex: 15 Will: 16
HP: 41 Surges: 12 Surge Value: 10
Religion +6, Heal +8, Endurance +6, Diplomacy +9
Acrobatics -1, Arcana +3, Bluff +4, Dungeoneering +3, History +1, Insight +5, Intimidate +4, Nature +3, Perception +3, Stealth +1, Streetwise +4, Thievery -1, Athletics +1
Level 1: Toughness
Level 2: Weapon Expertise (Hammer)
Lay on Hands: Lay on Hands
Paladin at-will 1: Ardent Strike
Paladin at-will 1: Holy Strike
Paladin encounter 1: Valorous Smite
Paladin daily 1: Glorious Charge
Paladin utility 2: Bless Weapon
Scale Armor, Heavy Shield, Shard of the Dwarvish Blade +1, Beren’s Amulet +1
(Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder)
Origin: A Gnome’s Death
Not much is know about this gnome’s past. As far as his companions can tell, he died during the ritual performed deep within the Greenmantle Forest and amnesia and lunacy seem to be a side effect of his hast resurrection. Probably he is a member of the gnome communities living in the western ladders of the Cairngorm Peaks, this fact is evident to everyone but himself who thinks he was born near the Dawnforge Mountains and takes his new path in life as a paladin of Moradin awfuly seriously, devoting himself to driving evil back wherever it arises, helping the ones in need and seeking revenge from the red-haired barbarian who made him feel death’s embrace.
Beren is completely batshit. He believes he is a dwarf and hears voices often. When his gnomish traits are signaled he turns red and angrily mutters to himself as he is ashamed for his lack of a beard. Other than that he is a wise warrior, versed in religion and medicine. Usually joyful and passionate, he has a charismatic and dependable personality. Were he a dwarf, he would be a parangon of the dwarvish nature. As he does not remember his clan’s name or family ancestors, he overcompensates by praying to Moradin several times a day, looking to the earth god for strength, hope and inspiration, constantly discovering his signs and omens, expresions of his whims and aproval, in menial happenings such as finding an oddly shaped stone.
Beren often charges in battle, whether this is a valiant example of his courage and determination or a symptom of his cazyness nobody can tell for sure. He protects his allies at all costs and engages his enemies without fear.
Mannersims and appearance
This gnome is tall and robust by gnome standards. He wears a scale armor and a shiny heavy shield adapted to his size and an amulet around his neck he claims as his own. He has no grey hairs so one could think he is still in his thirties or early forties but nobody knows his exact age.
More often than not, Beren tries to exagerate his dwarvish persona and make it noticeable to strangers; exclaiming fillers like “By Moradin’s Beard” when surprised, telling tales of dwarven lore and playing (and sometimes winning) drinking contests in taverns and inns.