He was a natural raconteur and actor, and could present himself as a fatherly type, a trickster, a rake, or any other role or cliche required for a purpose or just to get a reaction from others. [50], On Flamerule 6 in 1294 DR, Symgharyl Maruel requested that she become Elminster's apprentice. [51], In 1336 DR, Elminster visited the Moonshae Isles. This channel has a focus on a mixture of different types of content. [2], In 767 DR, Elminster became a foster parent to three other of Mystra's Chosen: Laeral Silverhand, Storm Silverhand, and Dove Falconhand. Morrus is the owner of EN World and EN Publishing, creator of the ENnies, creator of the What's OLD is NEW (WOIN), Simply6, and Awfully Cheerful Engine game systems, and co-host of the weekly Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk podcast. [42], On Midsummer evening of 666 DR, after claiming the Rulers' Blade, the Srinshee visited Elminster one last time while he studied to bid him farewell before she departed for Arvandor. He was defeated when Storm burnt the pages of the tome Raerlin was after. Terminsel[1]Wanlorn[2]Eladar the Dark[3] Their battle continued at the new locale until Elminster realised the Simbul was also a Chosen of Mystra. Enemy of Elminster, Lord of the Zhentarim, and mage of infinite guises, Manshoon is one of the most feared men in all of Faerûn. Elminster. Sleep: Affected creatures fall asleep for about a minute. 212 DR [4] Male[4] He then sought to train his great-granddaughter while attempting to defend the Forest Kingdom from Manshoon and traitorous nobles alike. Realizing that her presence in Hell was overly conspicuous, Mystra retreated and dispatched more subtle agents to find him, first Halaster Blackcloak the Mad Mage of Undermountain (who was defeated), and then the Simbul. [36] However, as Elminster and Myrjala departed the kingdom, the Mage Royal, Undarl, attacked them, and the sorceress shed her guise, showing she was none other than Mystra. I'm still waiting on the quote where Elminster is stated to be able to beat a Primordial alone with no help. However, Manshoon departed before he realized that Elminster had survived his body's destruction in a near-undead state. Feats: Extraordinary abilities the character possesses, providing bonuses to certain skills or attacks and opening up new options in encounters (Not to be confused with Feats, or notable accomplishments a character has made.). However, usually only close friends got to see the full range of his character. In Greyhawk, a 10th level character is a reknowned hero, in FR a 10th level character may well be second-in-command of a major city's constabulary. Wiki Le Monde des Royaumes Oubliés (French), Inhabitants with a 39 challenge rating (3e), Songs of the Wind: The Holdings of Windsong Tower, Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (DM's Sourcebook of the Realms), “Campaign Workshop: Hero Battle: Elminster”, Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), “Grand History of the Realms: The Moonshaes”, https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Elminster_Aumar?oldid=614441, Pages using DynamicPageList parser function, "Gone gathering spell components." [21][17], Elminster interacted regularly with the other Chosen of Mystra through a telepathic link. [29], Elminster could count as allies his fellow Chosen of Mystra, and in particular his lover, the Simbul; the Harpers and many other good folk; Lhaeo, his scribe; and no less than the goddess Mystra herself. Melegaunt used his shadow magic and the arrival of a phaerimm with its beholder thralls to drive off Elminster long enough to escape into the dire wood. Most of his more powerful spells require some amount of prep time to prepare the materials needed to use them even once. [67], Following the death of Mystra in 1385 DR and the collapse of the Weave in the Spellplague, Elminster was stripped of many of his abilities as one of the Chosen, though he still aged as slowly as he had for the previous millennium and was still quite powerful magically. Chaotic good They committed many acts of thievery together and lived life fully, later forming the gang the Velvet Hands in opposition to a rival gang, the Moonclaws, who were servants of the magelords. Chapter 1; The Colour-Blind Bard Note: Rogues have a very important role in a party of adventurers.They can be scouts, trappers and even thugs or archers. They have secrets aplenty, as well they should, and take care ye don't pry too hard. Nay! [35][17], Around 241 DR, Elminster traveled to the city of Cormanthor, where he continued his magical studies as an apprentice to a cruel and powerful wizard and living among the ancient elven society. Class Challenge Rating [55], In 1357 DR, Elminster helped shield Shandril Shessair from her enemies, the Zhentarim and the Cult of the Dragon. ", "Rumors of spike-filled pits along this path are almost totally false. [48], In 1358 DR, just before the Time of Troubles, Mystra gained some foreknowledge and backed up her power into Midnight, the human wizard, so it would not be lost. Soon he had to learn how to survive without constant divine aid. Race For the rest of the surviving Seven, they have canonical reasons to still be … [38], Elminster was in attendance for the refounding of the Harpers in 720 DR.[43], Somewhere around the mid–7th century DR, Elminster entered a tomb and became trapped there in stasis for roughly a century. For years, the two of them pretended to be "Elgorn" and "Stornara Rhauligan", "repairers of ever-crumbling stone, plaster, tapestries, and wood" in the royal palace of Suzail, spying on and testing the loyalties of War Wizards and nobles alike. higher with Improved Initiative, Lifting Strength: Class 1 physically, much higher with magic, potentially up to Class M with transformation, Striking Strength: At least Multi-Continent Class, Durability: At least Multi-Continent level (Capable of casually tanking attacks from the likes of Aumvor the Undying and other major Sword Coast threats). Its quality varies from uncommon to mythic with its rank. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 2nd Edition Statistics[17] The events of the Dungeon in the Mad Mage takes place The events of the Dungeon in the Mad Mage takes place over 1000 years later. However, Elminster's own stats are incorrect in the EPH. (This sign at the base of the path is very old and weather beaten, and most pay it little heed. While the arch-fiend plundered Elminster's thoughts and memories, Mystra became aware of her favorite servant's plight and entered Hell herself to find him. Elminster was credited with the creation of the following spells: Elminster penned a number of books in his time including Songs of the Wind: The Holdings of Windsong Tower,[27] Harping by Moonlight: Approaches to Life, and A Myth Drannan Amphigory. Afterward, Myrjala taught Elminster a lot about magic, until he could at last get revenge against the magelords of Athalantar. 2e [21][18], As a high-level wizard, Elminster was capable of taking on almost any appearance imaginable. He later underwent further magical training under the tutelage of a wicked sorceress who sought to tempt him away from Mystra's path. [62], Elminster fought a running battle against phaerimm, beholders and even the lich Wulgreth through the wild magic area of the dire wood. Child(ren) Ye, I, and all gathered here now, are dangerous. [17], On Ches 16 in 1356 DR, Elminster agreed to pay off Sir Sabrast Windriver's tax-debts in exchange for his support. As Elminster, like most other wizards, received his power from Mystra, he was left powerless. Elminster is one of the most famous characters of the Forgotten Realms D&D campaign setting. Mages in FR with higher levels include the leader of Shade, Larloch, and a couple other undead, who are in the 40 range. [61], On Nightal 28, Elminster met with the Lady-of-the-Wood Morgwais in time for the arrival of Galaeron Nihmedu, Melegaunt Tanthul, Vala Thorsdotter, and the stone giant Aris. In one of his recent novels he was detained by an Archdevil of the Nine Hells, and had to be rescued by Halaster of Undermountain...with some boosting from Mystra (speculation is that now he is also a Chosen of Mystra and not insane!) Sex Additionally, Elminster has a limited (albeit very high) number of spells he can cast each day, must re-prepare his spells if he wishes to cast them again, and can be overconfident. One last excellent resource is the Forgotten Realms Wiki. AFAIK Elminster is CR 35 or so, Simbul is a couple levels higher. I tend to agree with dreaded_beast - FR is a very high powered setting, while Greyhawk is rather low powered in comparison. Former home(s) He can portray himself as a trickster, a ra… Alignment Together they uncovered a plot by Baerune Cordallar, Kaulgetharr Drell, and others to wed Alusair Obarskyr and kill Tanalasta Obarskyr. Narnra Shalace, Filfaeril Obarskyr(allegedly), Laspeera Inthré (allegedly), Amarune Whitewave (great-great granddaughter) He is prone to long reveries in which he sees again people and places now long vanished. On Eleint 21 in 1246 DR, Elminster consulted with the Srinshee and Thauntar before preparing to challenge the Simbul in Aglarond for her mage-slaying activites. Attack Potency: At least Multi-Continent level (Stated to be one of the strongest adventurers on the Sword Coast, marking him as vastly superior to those that can defeat Father Llymic and other Elder Evils; His level is above that of the Phaethon, a creature that heats the core of planets by its mere presence), Speed: At least Hypersonic+, with High Hypersonic+ reactions (far above people who can avoid the spell Call Lightning and can tag individuals with the evasion feat). Elminster Aumar, also known as the “Sage of Shadowdale” and the “Old Mage”, was one of the most famous and powerful wizards in all of Faerûn, as well as a fair fighter and thief. [38], Elminster remained in Cormanthyr for over two decades, and was present in 261 DR when the mythal was raised and the city was renamed Myth Drannor. [37] On morning of Nightal 9 in this year, the Srinshee attempted to steal some of the silver fire from Elminster but was burnt for her experiment. A relatively light-hearted book when compared to the more violent Elminster in Hell, it focuses primarily on the life of one of Elminster's children, Narnra Shalace. A relatively light-hearted book when compared to the more violent Elminster in Hell, it focuses primarily on the life of one of Elminster's children, Narnra Shalace. The first is that in Making of a Mage, as a Cleric, Elminster was able to cast Lesser Ironguard (this basically allows metal to pass harmlessly through you). Born Therefore Elminster ought to be more powerful. Class But all are considered very dangerous. A natural storyteller, Elminster is normally a witty, clever, and very charming man. Elminster still has a somewhat higher caster level (29 vs. 25), but Raistlin's spells should be just as effective - perhaps moreso, if he uses epic spellcasting. Soon after, Mystra even turned him into a woman, to strengthen his bond with magic and to expand his understanding of the world, as well as to enable to pass unnoticed by his enemies. [68], In 1487 DR, Elminster (with the help of the Srinshee, Alustriel, and Laeral Silverhand) stopped Shar as well as Larloch from becoming the new deity of magic. Elminster refused the offer but instead asked that Tarth destroy his former master's (Nerndel of Amphail) staff. Elminster was known as a powerful … [25], Elminster owned a variety of powerful magic items, including an amulet of natural armor, bracers of armor, a mantle of spell resistance, a ring of protection, a ring of regeneration, a thundering longsword, and his famous Elminster's eversmoking pipe.[4]. ... Every altar in every temple on Farun started spitting blue fire. [28], He famously compiled a nine-book series titled Elminster's Ecologies, in which a number of contributors wrote about the plants, animals, creatures, people and other natural phenomena they encountered throughout the Eastern Heartlands. It is not a burden to be lightly assumed. 1369 DR Members of the Twisted Rune kidnap Halaster, causing Halaster's Higharvestide. Elminster figured out how to manipulate the Weave to call forth spellfire. The damage will vary per player due to Power. [64], Elminster Aumar battles fiends in the Nine Hells, by Matthew Stawicki, In the early hours of Hammer 1, 1372 DR, Elminster entered the portal and narrowly managed to close it, but at the expense of much of his magical strength. Character Wiki. For a few years, "Elmara" was a priestess of Mystra. While in Undermountain, Halaster seems constantly distracted, always chuckling and muttering to himself over people and happenings only he can discern. [60], Later in the year of 1371 DR on Nightal 25, Elminster was called to Blackstaff Tower to discuss the phaerimm attack on Evereska with Laeral Silverhand, Khelben Arunsun, High Elder Gervas Imesfor, and High Priestess Angharradh Odaeyns. Violators should notify next of kin. ". Elminster is one of the founding members and one of the few humans among its ranks. But if ye learn the long history of my deeds, ye'll know precisely what I stand for and what I am. [17], In 851 DR, Elminster mentored the newly-appointed Chosen of Mystra, Sammaster, in how to use his new powers. Wizard 29 In his natural state, Elminster was an old man with a gray beard, gruff voice, and weathered features but with alert eyes. Have a pleasant day. [58], In Alturiak of 1365 DR, Elminster assisted Royal Magician Vangerdahast in searching for the missing war wizard Bolifar Geldert. [35][17], But Elminster had no desire for kingship, and quickly abdicated in 240 DR in favor of a friend, Helm Stoneblade, a knight of Athalantar. [35][17], Eventually, after a number of adventures when Elminster was a young adult, Mystra, the Goddess of All Magic, visited Elminster and spent time with him, persuading him to learn magic and revere her. The Elder Scrolls metaphysics & philosophy, can avoid the spell Call Lightning and can tag individuals with the evasion feat, https://vsbattles.fandom.com/wiki/Elminster?oldid=6924727. 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