A Darkening in the North
Human Avenger, in service of Ioun
Theo Banmarden, level 1 Human, Avenger Avenger’s Censure: Censure of Retribution Background: Cormyr (General), Thay, Pivotal Event – Portal Mishap (Cormyr (General) Benefit)
FINAL ABILITY SCORES Str 8, Con 12, Dex 10, Int 16, Wis 18, Cha 12.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES Str 8, Con 12, Dex 10, Int 16, Wis 16, Cha 12.
AC: 16 Fort: 13 Reflex: 15 Will: 16 HP: 26 Surges: 8 Surge Value: 6
TRAINED SKILLS Athletics +5, Religion +9, Heal +10, Perception +10, Insight +12
UNTRAINED SKILLS Acrobatics, Arcana +3, Bluff +1, Diplomacy +1, Dungeoneering +4, Endurance +1, History +3, Intimidate +1, Nature +4, Stealth, Streetwise +1, Thievery
FEATS Human: Power of Skill Level 1: Weapon Proficiency (Fullblade)
POWERS Avenger at-will 1: Bond of Retribution Avenger at-will 1: Overwhelming Strike Bonus At-Will Power: Radiant Vengeance Avenger encounter 1: Avenging Echo Avenger daily 1: Aspect of Might
ITEMS Cloth Armor (Basic Clothing), Adventurer’s Kit, Sunblade Fullblade +1
Theo and his brother, Huxley Banmarden, grew up as the twin sons of Edric Banmarden; a wealthy merchant who lived in the small town of Adamki with his wife, Drela. Theo and his brother lived lives of minor privilege, wealthy by the standards of this tiny border town, and were afforded education and opportunities beyond what was available to their peers. From a young age, they were tutored by an aged swordmage named Douven Staul, who taught them basic swordcraft and survival skills, and who taught Theo’s brother, Huxley, the basics of magic. From Douven’s stories, and the fireside tales of the caravan masters who frequented their estate, a desire awoke in the boys to see the wider world and try to make a mark beyond the close walls of Adamki and its environs. Edric was enthusiastically supportive of this idea, Drela less so. Both insisted that if the boys were going to venture into the wider world, they needed to know how to take care of themselves – the memory of the Bloodspear Wars and the fall of Nerath lived on in their grandfathers’ tales.
Douven was a follower of Ioun, god of knowledge, skill and prophecy, and instilled in young Theo a devotion to the god which went beyond his own. When Theo was fifteen, a sudden change occurred, and Theo’s devotion became something more akin to a fanatical obsession. He began after this to manifest signs of the god’s power, channeling abilities far beyond what Douven had taught him. Theo never talked about the event, however. Whatever it was that happened is his secret.