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Dreadnought, Coven

Name: Dreadnought, Coven

Aliases: Coven Dreadnought, Juggernaughts, Dreadnought Titan

Inspired by: Will Greenway

Appears in: Gaea's Legacy: Savants Ascendant, Gaea's Legacy: The Infinity Annihilator

Occupation: Shock Troop

Birthplace: N/A

Hair: Variable

Eyes: Red (Luminescent)

Height: 9'

Weight: 1100 lbs

Unusual Features: Coven dreadnoughts are highly magical creatures that are the physical manifestation of dozens of Baronian mages working together in concert. The skin of the dreadnoughts is impervious to all but the most extraordinary damage. They are particularly resistant to energy. Dreadnoughts can be injured by powerful magical weaponry.

Dreadnoughts are incredibly strong, able to pulverize rock and deform thick metal. They can easily push ten or more tons of mass.

Age: N/A

Martial Status: N/A

Known Relatives: N/A

Group Affiliations: Baronian vanguard

Magical Skills: Coven dreadnoughts are themselves creatures of magic. Their brutish intellects are capable of only the most rudimentary reasoning.

Tournament Rank: Dreadnoughts are shock troops sent by the Baronian vanguard as a weapon of shock and awe. Possessing truly horrendous strength, speed and resilience, only a few creatures in the Realms can confront them in hand-to-hand combat.

Information: Coven dreadnoughts are a Baronian experiment that the Protectorate deems largely a failure. Originally designed to fight Kriar, these powerful juggernauts are all but impervious to the majority of weapons used by Kriar warriors and mecha. However, they are vulnerable to sufficiently powerful magical attack. The biggest drawback (and hence failure) of these creatures is that they tie up expensive magical resources and in the advent of their death cripple or kill the valuable personnel used to animate them. It is obvious that the Baronians never anticipated one, much less scores, of these creatures being defeated as happened in the defense of Kul'Amaron.

A special type of dreadnought dubbed a 'dreadnought titan' was utilized in the latter stages of the siege of Kul'Amaron. This was an even larger more powerful form of these creatures. Only two were sighted, and both were destroyed. Both were slain by Bhaal a Lokori working in the defense of Gaea.

Falor, Talorin "Tal"

Name: Falor, Talorin "Tal"

Aliases: Force Commander

Inspired by: Brad Trusso

Appears in: Shaladen Chronicles: A Knot in Time, Shaladen Chronicles: Anvil of Sorrow, Shaladen Chronicles: Who Mourns the Creator, Savant's Blood: Shadow of the Avatar, Savant's Blood: Hecate's Bounty, 'Neath Odin's Eye, Gaea's Legacy

Occupation: Professional Adventurer

Birthplace: Kron Hills, Eastern Grayhawk

Hair: Dark Brown

Eyes: Brown

Height: 6'7"

Weight: 330 [720]

Unusual Features: As a long time wielder of Shaladens, and possessor of a soulname talisman, Tal's physiology has been permanently altered giving him extended life, increased strength, and resistance to harm. Tal was the avatar of Eternal Garn, the strongest of the Eternals, for almost a decade and this relationship greatly increased his physical strength on a permanent basis. He is physically the second strongest Shael Dal (next to Algernon the current avatar of Garn). As the Avatar of Nethra, he can increase his physical power at will.
Tal, is the gate-master of Shael Dal, and can manipulate portals through time and space by force of will. This control makes him immune to the majority of time-space effects in addition to the chronal immunity possessed by other Shael Dal.

Age: 54

Martial Status: Married (Terra Karlin Falor)

Known Relatives: None

Group Affiliations: Protectorate, Falorian Fighting Academy, Kel'Ishtauri Bard School, Scarlet Talons

Magical Skills: Tal is a magician in name only. Learning the skills of mages in order to better combat them and use their itemry. He has mastered a limited repertoire of spells that he wields with arch-mage level power. Being first and foremost a warrior being able to cast spells, and use the legendary spell-bows of the Death Spectacles makes him a formidable opponent indeed.

Tournament Rank: Tal is common competitor in the All-World's Tournament and holder of top position titles in the 12th, 13th, and 14th circle challenges. He competes regularly in unlimited class combat and rarely fails to reach elimination rounds even versus elder opponents. His shaladen enhanced toughness, instinct for battle, and gifted skills with the powerful Dan Sadad fighting style make him a challenge even for immortal challengers.

Information: Talorin Falor is one of the more storied figures in the Ring Realms, a warrior with a truly mythical ability to find himself in the 'hotspots' of legends in the making. Tal's history is a complex knot of twists and turns that involves many enterprises and tragedies. After a few seasons spent treasure hunting, Tal retired while still young to invest his gold and become a businessman. He ended up in the unlikely role as the proprietor of a brothel, an enterprise he shared with his adventuring partner Kaas Windsbane. The two men, while running a house of ill repute, were known as the 'softest touches in town'. They never bound their girls to contracts, nor did they ask more than a token percentage of any fees collected. In fact, the two men even helped their 'girls' get 'legitimate' work should the seamy life no longer appeal. Perhaps it was this low-pressure approach that made their business so successful. The endeavor was not to last, Tal grew bored and started looking for adventure again. He took up with king Tradeholm's eastern front regulars as an experienced captain. It was during this tour of duty that he met and fell in love with an Elven woman named Deirde Silkere. Tal continued his borderland tour and kept house with Deirde for several seasons. What might have been an idyllic life for the warrior turned tragic when raiding parties from the east realm overran several villages and cities along the border. Tal and the troops under his command were quick to respond, and over a period of days drove back the enemy. It was during this conflict that Tal showed mercy to one of the enemy commanders. An act of altruism which would see an entire village of elves sacked as revenge, and result in the loss of his wife of only a few seasons. This experience would harden the man for the many adventures to come.

After this harsh lesson, Tal's tactics and demeanor took on a darker tone, the bitterness over his loss one not quickly forgotten or left behind. He went back to active adventuring and campaigning now in a more serious vein. It was shortly after that he met up with members of the Band of the Crescent Moon, and learned more of the Death Spectacles run by Meridian Arcturan. He met Beia Targallae and T'Gor D'Shar and began assisting them in shutting down the arenas. It was during this time that Tal began adding to his fighting skills, learning to combat the arena pit fighters on their own ground. He began studying and mastering the harsh art of the Dan Sadad.

During the cycles that followed Tal would be involved in the recovery of the amulet of Tarkimaar, he would fight all manner of creatures from adamantium golems to skellar. He would take part in the revival of the Eternals slain by Garfang, and help organize many of the quests to recover the Shaladen swords. He himself would recover the shaladen blade Warstar. He would foray repeatedly in the cities of Dream Merchants and even fight the rogue elements belonging the deposed Kriar leader Daergon Surr.

Tal's hard heart would soften and their would be romantic interludes with Desiray Illkaren (then single) and Dominique Ariok. However, it was a fellow Shael Dal, Terra Karlin whom he often adventured with that eventually captured his eye and heart. After a courtship of several seasons, they would become the second married couple in the Shael Dal (T'Gor and Tigress being the first).

Tal's adventures would continue. He became a key figure in the Shael Dal, the indomitable spirit to succeed against all odds. He would prove instrumental in several missions including a special cooperative mission with the Fabrista Kriar to Karanganoi homeworld, where they would learn of the Baronians and their mysterious 'masters'.

Tal remains active in the Shael Dal and few would dispute his being their spiritual core. He and his wife Terra continue their efforts to remove all traces of the Arcturan death spectacles. Tal created several schools for adventurers, that serve as sources of income as well as recruiters for the various causes that he takes part in.

Felspar, Cassandra Kel'Ishtauri

Name: Felspar, Cassandra Kel'Ishtauri

Aliases: The Golden Mage

Inspired by: Kaye Boardman

Appears in: Savant's Blood, Gaea's Blood, Shaladen Chronicles: A Knot in Time, Shaladen Chronicles: Anvil of Sorrow, Shaladen Chronicles: Who Mourns the Creator

Occupation: Magic user for hire, Librarian, technical consultant

Birthplace: Southern Coormeer

Hair: Auburn

Eyes: Ebony ( formerly brown)

Height: 5'11

Weight: 285

Unusual Features: Golden Skin, solid black eyes, unusual weight (all features of Kriar race)

Age: 91

Martial Status: Married

Known Relatives: Loric Felspar (Husband), Desiray Illkaren Felspar (sister wife), Cassin Felspar (Daughter by Birth), Annawen Felspar (Daughter by Birth), Loric Felspar Jr. (Son), Celek Felspar (Son), Radian Felspar (Son)

Group Affiliations: House Felspar, House Ishtarvariku, Protectorate Eternals & Time Guardians, Kriar Counsel, Mages Counsel of Cosmodarus, Advisor to Kingdom of Ivaneth, Kel'Ishtauri Libraries of Sharikaar

Magical Skills: Cassandra possesses Lore Mage level skill, she is a technomancer of moderate skill, and possesses significant knowledge of technology.

Tournament Rank: Cassandra does not participate in tournament play but is a schooled warrior of 5th circle capability.

Information: Cassandra is one of the founding members of the Band of the Crescent Moon. Late in her career she acquired a strange gemstone which transformed her body so that it was gold. She later found out that she had become Kriar. Cassandra is one of the most powerful mages in existence given her age. Even elders tread lightly around her because of her combination of magical and technical abilities.

Felspar, Desiray Illkaren

Name: Felspar, Desiray Illkaren

Aliases: Whitelock, Guildmistress of the Brethren

Inspired by: Kaye Boardman

Appears in: Savant's Blood, Gaea's Blood, Shaladen Chronicles: Anvil of Sorrow, Shaladen Chronicles: Gaea's Legacy

Occupation: Guildmistress of the Brethren Guilds of Corwin & Ivaneth

Birthplace: Madrifax, Southrealm

Hair: White (formerly black)

Eyes: Green

Height: 5'6"

Weight: 390

Unusual Features: Having immort physiology from her possession of a soulname talisman Desiray is much heavier than an normal human. Her flesh is three times as dense as normal tissue giving her heightened strength, and resistance to injury.

Through force of will, Desiray can alter her shape, and rarely appears the same for any extended period of time. No matter what color she changes her hair to however, within one to two bells it will turn white again as a result of a magical curse that to this day has not been lifted.

Age: 51

Martial Status: Married to Loric Felspar and B

Known Relatives: Loric Felspar (Husband), Bertram Tarrantil (Husband), Val'Siden Tarrantil (sister wife), Cassandra Felspar (sister wife), Darin Kel'Ishtauri (son), Eviria Kel'Ishtauri (daughter), Caldorian Illkaren (son), Sebenreth Illkaren (son), Farveth Felspar (son)

Group Affiliations: Band of the Crescent Moon, Family Felspar, Family Tarrantil, Family Ishtarvariku, Brethren Thieves Guild, Kingdom of Ivaneth (counsel to the King), Kingdom of Corwin (Landed Baroness), Eastern Silissia (Landed Noble), Kriar counsel, Shael Dal

Magical Skills: Desiray's magical abilities are somewhat inconsistent. She can cast many spells with the potency of an arch-magi. However, her poor discipline and study skills in arcana result in her lacking many abilities possessed by far less experienced mages.

Tournament Rank: Desiray does not participate in tournament play. Because of her increased strength, reflexes, and resistance to harm she has 12th circle fighting capabilities. Desiray's potent magical arsenal makes her able to easily compete at the unlimited level.

Information: Desiray Illkaren Felspar, also known as Whitelock, is one of the core members of the Band of the Crescent Moon. She is one of the "three matriarchs" of family Felspar (Cassandra Kel'Ishtauri and Dorian Degaba Ishtarvariku being the other two). Desiray has had a long and sordid history as a thief. Her adventurers in Silissia and later in quests against Hellzan, Surr, and the Dream Merchants made her fortunes which she turned to the task of building a network of guilds. Her skills are a thief are renowed through Sharikaar as is her merciless reputation. In her later years, this reputation softened considerably when she married Loric Felspar. She became gentler still after the advent of children.

Desiray was the personal patron of Sireth, who in turn was the patron of Liandra Kergatha. Desiray and Liandra initially share a mutual enmity toward one another that almost ends in them killing each other. Later, they grow closer and Desiray takes on a role as Wren's surrogate mother. In an attempt to shield both Desiray and Liandra, Gaea alter's Desiray so that she can become Liandra's tao beta (meaning that they can join to become a single far more powerful being). In this form, Desiray and Liandra proved a reasonable match for even elder elite like the D'klace sisters Sindra and Drucilla.

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