|Light Foot Package|
1) +1 Overall
2) +4 with Long Bow
3) AF: Light Armor Proficiency
4) Fast Knock 13-
5) WF: Common Melee Weapons, Common Missile Weapons, Sling
1) Weaponsmith (Muscle-Powered Ranged) 11-
2) CuK: Aelfing (INT-based) 11-
3) Language: Aelfing (basic conversation; literate)
|43||Total Skills Cost|
|INFLUENCE AND CLOUT|
|1||Status: Thegn (Machtig)|
|1||Total Perks Cost|
|FLAIR AND APTITUDE|
|1||Aeldenari Gift: Gift of Decieving
Notes: This Gift enables the Aeldenari to fool the senses of others. Having this Gift enables an Aeldenari to purchase Powers which are constructed using Images and Invisibility
|1||Aeldenari Gift: Gift of Knowing
Notes: This Gift gives an Aeldenari the capacity for vast mystical awareness. An Aeldenari that has this Gift may purchase Powers which are constructed using Clairisentience, Telepathy, Enhanced Senses, or Mind Scan.
|1||Aeldenari Gift: Gift of Willing
Notes: This Gift enables the Aeldenari to force their will upon the world around them, changing nearly anything in the surrounding enviroment and the environment itself into anything the Aeldenari can imagine. Having this Gift enables an Aeldenari to purchase Powers which are constructed using Change Enviroment, Transform, and appropriate Entangles.
|3||Absolute Range Sense|
|6||Total Talents Cost|
|20||Normal Characteristic Maxima No Age Restriction|
|10||DF: Aeldenari (Concealable; Extreme Reaction; Detectable Only By Unusual Senses)|
|5||DF: Elven-blooded (Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses; Not Distinctive In Some Cultures)|
|10||DF: Druid-touched (Not Concealable; Always Noticed and Causes Major Reaction; Detectable Only By Unusual Senses)|
|5||Phys. Lim.: Disoriented in Non-Forrested Areas; Easily Lost (Infrequently, Slightly Impairing)|
|10||Psych. Lim.: Destiny Child Syndrome (Uncommon, Strong)|
|10||Psych. Lim.: Ethnocentricity (Common, Moderate)|
|15||Psych. Lim.: Naive and Sheltered (Common, Strong)|
|10||Psych. Lim.: Promiscuous (Uncommon, Strong)|
|5||Rivalry: Professional (w Archers; Rival is More Powerful; Seek to Outdo; Rival Unaware of Rivalry)|
|110||Total Disadvantages Cost|
|BEARING AND DEEDS|
|Height: 5' 7"||Hair: Red|
|Weight: 150 lbs||Eyes: Indigo|
|Appearance: An outsider might recognize Ayden as Machtig purely for the red hair on his head. Of course, that same figurative outsider would stand Ayden next to most other clans of his nation, and likely declare him a rather fetching young girl. Compared to the towering Ulthferen, Ayden’s 5 foot 7 inch frame is a mere sapling, and his lithe, wiry build weighs less than half one of the massively built Wundvolding or Huarthmunn. Aelfing blud of generations past gives his features a delicacy as well, with sculpted cheeks, a pointed chin, and a finely shaped nose free of the disfigurement of brawling. Thin lips seem perpetually pursed in an expression of disintrest. His brows are thin and arched above indigo eyes, a deep almost canny blue that almost subsumes the purple hint in them.
Ayden’s ears have a bit of of an upsweep to them, though nothing that could be called ‘pointed’, and tend to protrude visibly through his hair when its left hanging. Which is rare, when working; he’s kept it long, which is impractical, and the straight fine hairs are the brilliant reds of copper and sunset. Much safer tied back with a leather thong and covered with a simple cloth scarf. The wiry build implies speed rather than strength, most of his muscles are in the arms and shoulders of an archer. But despite this physical unimpressiveness, he carries himself with a confident air, if aloof.
|Personality: Ayden is aloof and mercurial. His combination of Aeldenari gifts is very self-centered - he knows what is going on in the environment he inhabits, and can force his will upon that environment to shape it more appropriately to his desires, but his gift of deception means the truth others see is dependent his will as well. He didn’t have the ties of family growing up, national pride with his clan’s isolationism, or even the bonds of friendship. Its always been about him, though his time with the Aelfing did make him realize he’s still fairly low on the figurative totem pole.
His sense of destiny does have him overvaluing his own contributions, and his confidence in his Aeldenari abilities means he doesn’t plan ahead extensively for daily matters - life or death situations, yes, because then he might die - but he probably wouldn’t even bother to think about bringing gear on a camping trip. He essentially spent a century as a boy without a family, so he isn’t accustomed to bonding, and the long boyhood of being able to fill any want with his gift contributed a Pan-ish quality. The one part of him that is most mature is his feeling of destiny to his people - though some of that is manifesting in a much less-mature desire to help personally repopulate the Faendradi. Ayden thinks very highly of himself, so of course his children would naturally be good additions. Women, especially attractive and compitent seeming women, catch his eye like the worst of lechers - he just feels justified.
Geas: Beware the path unfollowed.
|Quote:"Uraltblut die Bogenspanner sights an arrow
Warping the weft and pulling the weaves
Days of Aelfing yore sought in furlough
Past years of strength he sought to retrieve
Turning his people from their barrow
And prevent us all from a Clan to grieve"
|Background: Ayden Hraedaled remembers a time when Neirin was not Laird of the Faendradi. In another clan, this might be a bit impressive for a man who appears to be in his twenties, or might not even be worth them blinking. But the Forest Laird has led his dwindling people for over a century now, and many among their number have never known any other ruler.
Ayden does. And while he may not remember the politics, he remembers the way new life seemed to breathe into their forests at the change of leadership, and the way one of the soundless Gewählt came deep to their forest when Ungheuer troubled the family.
The blood of his own people, the Faendradi, is stronger in him than his Laird. His parents were a young couple so steeped in druidic nature-lore they wouldn’t even live in the treetop steading of Llawruchaf, though it had been generations since they had interbred with the Aelfing. Thus it was all the greater surprise when their cute red-haired son showed Aeldenari Gifts greater than his family had manifest in years. Ayden was a playful and strong-willed toddler, quick to learn if he wanted, and impossible to tempt if he didn’t - because whatever toy or treat he wanted, he would simply transform from some household object. It became his most practiced skill early on; even when he didn’t want something specifically, changing the tools and decorations into Other Things would generally stirr his parents up into an entertaining frenzy.
They were quickly at their wits end, all but vowing never to have a child again, when their close friend - Druid Targon - stop by to give them some counsel before making any ‘rash decisions’. He easily saw what powers Ayden had (and lost a good waterskin for his trouble), and offered to take him to visit with the Aelfing. He needed someone with similar or greater powers to teach him control - and control him - or the druid explained the boy would have a difficult time understanding the balance of nature and how he should fit into that. The druid felt this boy had a destiny, and if Ayden’s life continued to revolve so completely around himself, he may prove useless when the moment arrived.
The parents accepted, and more eagerly than the Aelfing community. But Aelfing are fickle, so while they aceeded to the druid’s requests, they weren’t about to put themselves out doing it - rather than rush themselves to spend time with a quickly-growing young mortal, they used their magic to slow time for Ayden and Targon. Faendradi are long lived, but a full century passed, and Ayden only grew to be a ten year old boy. He learned much about the nature of his powers, and refined his favorite shape-changing trick to a well-practiced tool for making arrows. His best skill in defense came to be his ability to dissapear from sight, but close behind it was his skill with a bow - the long practices shooting at trees helped him to refine an acurrate sense of distance. As he could only use pure invisibility for a short period of time, he became familiar with stealth, and excelled at tracking - though whether his specific knowledge will translate as well outside his home forests has yet to be seen.
Returning home was less of a shock than it might otherwise have been - with Neirin’s unchanging ways, the Faendradi seemed to simply be there the same as they always were. Only, there were less of them now. Ayden’s druid mentor, Targon, explained this emptyness to him with this history of his people. And how the Aelfing were trying to ‘breed out’ what was still Machtig about them. That was more of a shock than seeing his parents elderly, and his younger siblings ready for children of their own. Ayden had always thought of the Faendradi as a blessed people for their union with the Aelfing! Neirin’s complacency with the decline wouldn’t do; the young Aeldenari valued his people too much to allow them to decline this way. Targon had repeated throughout his life he was destined for great things, and Ayden now felt part of that was to pass on that greatness to future generations.
|Campaign Use: The Faendradi have always had the most contact with the Aelfing folk, and they number many Druids among them. The average Faendradi is a Ranger or Druid or a Ranger/Druid, with some commoners and the occasional Barbarian. The Faendradi are also renowned for their Skalds, who are traditionally the most talented and fairest-tongued men in the Vold. The Druids are trying to encourage growth amongst the Clan, but have barely been able to stop the downward slide. The ancestral home of the Clan is the Baumhause, an actual tree-city like those of the Aelfing in other lands.|