Vale, Corim Erik
The Fighting Sage
Shaladen Chronicles: A Knot in Time, Shaladen Chronicles: Anvil of Sorrow, Shaladen Chronicles: Who Mourns the Creator, Gaea's Legacy
Professional Tournament Competitor, Teacher
Demishel province, Kingdom of Ironwood
Corim has a row of circular scars across his chest put there by a run-in with a green dragon.
Dedric Vale (father) [deceased], Nalla Vale (mother) [deceased]
Protectorate, Jhandris'Kul Myrmigyne tribe, House Felspar, House Frielos, Falorian school of fighting, Ivaneth Guild of Sages
Corim does not himself have any magical skills. However, in the events following Shaladen Chronicles: A Knot in Time, Corim's soul becomes intertwined with the spirit and intellect of Aarlen Frielos, the Ice Falcon-- one of the most powerful mages in the Realms. This mind-spirit-share grants him significant magical powers that are at least half those of the original Aarlen. Unfortunately, tapping into those abilities is somewhat complicated and 'icky' as Corim describes it. Also, when he does it-- Aarlen can 'feel' him do it. The big scary Territaani tyrant lady doesn't LIKE it. So, only in extremis does he tap into that knowledge.
Aside from the magic he knows through his association with the Ice Falcon. Corim is an extremely well read sage, and familiar with a great number of magical phenomena. His knowledge of such things is only the broad strokes, and his awareness rarely benefits him beyond knowing whether something is potentially dangerous.
Corim also possesses a pseudo-magical (psionic?) talent called metapathy which allows him to project emotions (and sensory) into others. To a certain degree it also allows him to specifically mirror or sense the emotional state of another person. When Corim first developed this power he was "inverting" the emotions of others-- projecting the opposite emotion of what people were currently feeling; calm people became angry, despairing people become ardent, etc. Later, Corim gained a measure of control and it doesn't work without his knowledge.
Corim is exhibition warrior with 411 bouts of experience in the 'local talent' tournaments around the continent of Sharikaar. He has not (yet) participated in the All-Worlds events where the competition and talent are far more challenging. He has fought blooded Death Spectacle pit fighters. So, it's safe to assume at that time he would have held his own in the 10th circle. Corim trained extensively with Beia Targallae, so it can only be assumed his skills have improved. Corim is rather magic "poor" so, he will need more adventuring and experience before he could compete at the 12th and higher circles of All-world's competition.
Corim Vale, sometimes known as the "Fighting Sage". Is a wandering tournment competitor and professional treasure hunter. His tournament earnings and treasure hunting go to fund his studies and teaching endeavors. Corim embraces the way of Mataya, the philosophy of the Lore Knights, an order of "enlightened" warriors who follow a form chivalric code that involves the defense of the weak and spread of knowledge.
Corim is a talented fighter, and a singular intellect. He speaks five languages (Common, Gray (Noble) Elvish, High (Common) Elvish, Dwarven, and Draconic), additionally he reads Silissian and Runes Arcanis (a common magical symbol language). Corim is always curious and full of questions. He is a "thinking" warrior and has no great love or instinct for battle. It is his smarts and determination, however, that have always won fights for him.
Corim is considered extremely handsome and many women are attracted to him. His metapathic talent only increases this trait. The only problem for Corim is he only appears to be attractive to the women he doesn't want to court. As a result, he has the amorous attentions of Senalloy Corresont, Annawen Felspar, and several other "mortal" women on various worlds who would pursue him if they could. Corim is currently infatuated with Dulcere Starbinder, a Kriar with considerably more on her mind than pursuing a relationship...