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Tarsith of Solace
6', 180 lbs., 22 yrs., smokey black complexion, white topknot, violet eyes
Tarsith of Solace, level 1
Build: Avenging Paladin
FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 16, Con 10, Dex 12, Int 11, Wis 14, Cha 16.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 16, Con 10, Dex 10, Int 11, Wis 14, Cha 14.
AC: 21 Fort: 14 Reflex: 14 Will: 14
HP: 25 Surges: 10 Surge Value: 6
Religion +5, Diplomacy +8, Insight +7, Perception +9
Acrobatics -3, Arcana, Bluff +3, Dungeoneering +2, Endurance -4, Heal +2, History, Intimidate +5, Nature +2, Stealth -1, Streetwise +3, Thievery -3, Athletics -1
Level 1: Alertness
Paladin at-will 1: Holy Strike
Paladin at-will 1: Bolstering Strike
Paladin daily 1: On Pain of Death
Paladin encounter 1: Piercing Smite
Holy Symbol, Black Iron Plate Armor +1, Jousting Shield Heavy Shield (heroic tier), Vanguard Warhammer +1
Tarsith is a private man. He does not speak of how he came to be a student at the Planarversity, or how he became a paladin of Solace. He is amiable if approached, but does not speak much of himself at all. He prefers to listen first and to act when necessity dictates.
Tarsith is shrewd, but will never hide his face or his faith. When given the chance, he often reminds people that as the insane god Cyric did not speak for all humans, Lolth does not speak for him. He will freely speak regarding Solace if asked, but church of Solace itself does not proselytize and neither does he.
As a rare drow in Waterdeep, he draws enough unwanted attention. He almost never leaves the campus, and has conceded that strolling across the city by himself will land him in jail or in the harbor, face down. As a paladin of Solace, the relatively new and unknown demigod of Growth and Learning, necessity dictated he prove his faith – by blood at times – on more than one occasion. So far, he has managed to limit his encounters with the Waterdeep Watch to only a few nights imprisoned, each time until an official from the university bailed him out.
There is no love lost between Tarsith and his people, but it is not his crusade to expunge the drow from the surface of Abeir-Toril. He judges each person on his or her own merit, but knowing well the general nature of his people, he finds it wiser to simply avoid other drow when possible. The drow goddess Lolth and her followers are not welcome at the Planarversity, but of note, Tarsith is neither the only drow enrolled in the Planarversity, nor the only student clergy of Solace. The double novelty combined with his naturally cool demeanor and striking presence has make him a minor celebrity among his classmates. He ignores the attention as much as possible.