Current Status: Summer, 1331 Avard. Sammeth was hailed as a hero during the War of the Four Winds for helping to lead the town of Takanal to safety when it was being besieged by both Nabrolians and ograns. Sammeth helped clear the Deepsmith ruins of Daggoneth, and received a sizeable portion of wealth for his troubles -- but the call of adventure still runs strong in him. Sammeth can often be found about the wilds of Rakore exploring, or resting in between adventures in Takanal, Rilan, or Kashin.
Male Human (Rakoran), 4th Level Ranger, 1st Level Rogue
Skills: Appraise +3, Balance +5, Climb +6, Disable Device +3, Handle Animal +7, Heal +4, Hide +8, Jump +6, Knowledge (Dungeoneering) +4, Knowledge (Geography) +4, Knowledge (Nature) +4, Listen +7, Move Silently +8, Open Lock +5, Ride +5, Search +6, Spot +7, Survival +9, Swim +4, Tumble +5.
Appearance: Sammeth’s skin is sun tanned and weathered from his constant exposure to the sun. He towers over most other Rakorans (from his mother’s side, the Altharans were known being tall) at six feet and almost four inches. While he sports a lean build, he is muscular and very agile. Most enemies mistake him for being awkward and gangly only to be taught a harsh lesson by his fast stride and long reach. Sammeth wears his hair short, almost shaved to the skin. His hair is auburn and his eyes are dark green and surrounded by weathered lines that make his age hard to guess.
Background: Sammeth grew up on the Knar Estates is Rilan among the expansive estates of his family’s animal training grounds. His natural affinity for animals and nature was nurtured from a young age and he has honed this gift throughout his adult life. During the War of Undead, Sammeth signed up to train with the Rakoran Rangers. The Rakoran Rangers were well known for hunting down and slaying roving bands of undead that threatened outlying settlements and the flanks of the Rakoran armies and Sammeth excelled while he served with these dedicated warriors. When the War of the Undead ended, Sammeth found that he did not want to return to his familial estates and take up the family business. During the war Sammeth had developed a passion for roaming through trackless forests and down forgotten trails. He also came to enjoy the exploration of ancient ruins and mystic locales. To make money, Sammeth sometimes hires himself out as a guide and will lead curious young nobles or adventurous types into the wilds. To date he has yet to lose anyone under his charge and is quickly becoming well-known in Rilan and the surrounding area.
Roleplaying Notes: Sammeth loves the rough edges of nature, but he also enjoys the comforts that only money can buy. Sammeth has been known to make a fortune in coins, only to blow it all on a luxurious weekend of wine, women and song. He is quick to laugh, but quicker to anger. While he is a free spirit, he does have streak of good in his heart. He appreciates natural beauty and purity and respects the raw and untamed aspects of nature.
Animal Companion: Silverwing is a Rakoran 'Autumn Falcon', one of a special breed of falcons bred by the Knar family for several generations. Like her original Rakoran falcon stock, she is a larger falcon with woodland brown and gray plumage and a silvery-gray underside, including the undersides of the wings. Silverwing has been taught two purposes: hunting (with the tricks attack, down, fetch, heel, seek, and track), and performing (with the tricks come, fetch, heel, perform, and stay). Silverwings performances are for distractions or camouflaging herself. She is also mentally linked to Sammeth, such that the two seemingly understand one another's gestures and emotions.
Silverwing: female Rakoran falcon; CR 1/3, Size T (12" tall with a 30" wingspan, 5lbs); HD 1d8+2 (8hp); Init +3 (Dex); Spd 10ft, fly 60ft; AC 17 (+2 size, +3 Dex, +2 natural); BAB/G +0/-10; Atk +5 melee (talons, 1d4-2, crit20x2); F/R 2-0.5ft/0ft); SQ low-light vision; AL TN; SV Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +2; Str 6, Dex 17, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 14, Chr 6. Skills and Feats: Hide +12, Listen +2, Spot +14, Weapon Finesse. Rakoran falcons receive a +4 racial bonus to Hide checks, and a +8 racial bonus to Spot checks.