People of Aenya: Thelana

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Thelana is born in the river valley of Ilmarinen, the middle child in a family of twelve. Her eldest brother, Borz, is sold into slavery when she is very young. As the dark hemisphere creeps eastward, famine forces Thelana into the wild. Her life is spent on the edge of survival, hunting for prey and hiding from predators.

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Wounded by a cannibalistic half-man, she is rescued by Captain Dantes and taken to a nearby military encampment, where she proves her archery skills and is recruited into the Kratan army. Years pass until, on the Plains of Narth, Dantes’ forces are decimated by bogren, and Thelana, torn with longing for the life she knew, abandons the battlefield. In Ilmarinen, she finds the crops and ilm flowers have withered, with no trace of her family. Overcome by grief, she manages her way to the coastal cities, where she meets Kinj, who introduces her to the life of the thief. Later, when he tries to violate her, Thelana steals his mechanical bow-sword and leaves him to die in an alley. Fleeing to Hedonia, Thelana hides in the slums among the city’s outcasts, before making a suicidal attempt to climb into the pyramid Temple of Sargonus.

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As she pries the giant pearl eye from the idol of the Hedonian Sea God, she is found by the zealous High Priest, and the first Ilmar she has seen since leaving home. With the aid of the Ilmarin stranger, Thelana is apprehended and thrown into a pit beneath the city. There she waits, wondering about the man she has just met. Is he a traitor to their people? Or will he come for her?

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Most civilized races see Thelana as either a savage or an animal, owing to her people’s disregard of clothing and tolerance for the wild. To learn more about Thelana’s people, see ILMAR.

Appearances: Ages of Aenya, The City of the Drowned, The Nude EquestrianThe Skyclad Warriors

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Dungeons & Dragons 5th ed. character sheet


Thelana

Strength: 12 +1
Intelligence: 10 +0
Wisdom: 13 +1
Dexterity: 18 +4
Constitution: 17 +3
Charisma: 12 +1

Race: Ilmar
5th level Ranger / 4th level Rogue (+4)
Armor Class: 17 (nude) / 14 (clothed)
Hit Points: 89
Short Sword: +8 x2 / 1d6 +4 (short sword)
Longbow: +10 / 1d8 +4 (range 150/600)
Alignment: Chaotic Good

Saving Throws: Strength +5, Dexterity +8

Skills: Acrobatics +8, Athletics +5, Nature +9, Perception (nude) +9, Stealth +8

Racial Feats: Alert (while nude)

Ranger Abilities: Natural Explorer (forests, plains), Favored Enemy: bogren (goblins), horg (orcs), Fighting Style (archery +2), Primeval Awareness | Rogue Abilities: Cunning Action, Second-Story Work, Sneak Attack +2d6

Spells: Hunter’s Mark, Jump, Locate Animals or Plants, Pass Without Trace

Henna Tattoo: Taking ten minutes to apply, this pattern gives Thelana resistance to cold while nude. The pattern fades after one week.

Equipment: Bowsword, hunting knife, hip quiver, arrows, jade cloak, henna mixture

BACKSTORY: Thelana is born in the river valleys of Ilmarinen, the middle child in a family of twelve. Her eldest brother, Borz, is sold into slavery when she is very young. As the dark hemisphere continues to creep eastward, the resulting famine forces Thelana into the wild. Her life is spent on the edge of survival, hunting for prey while hiding from predators. Wounded by a cannibalistic half-man, she is rescued by Captain Dantes and taken to a nearby military encampment, where she proves her archery skills and is recruited into the Kratan army. Years pass until, on the Plains of Narth, their forces are decimated by the bogren and horg, and Thelana, torn with longing for the life she knew, abandons the battlefield. In Ilmarinen, she finds the crops and ilm flowers have withered. There is no trace of her family.


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