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Tal'deryn Netherguard

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Personal info

Name: Tal'deryn Netherguard (previously Il'deryn Netherguard)
Age: 235
Race: Void Elf (previously high elf)
Gender: Male
Alignment: Neutral Good
Languages: Thalassian, Common
Birthplace: Tranquillien

 

Physical info

Height: 6.2' (1,90m)
Weight: 176lbs (80kg)
Skin color: Pale blue
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Raven black
Features: Arcane tattoos cover his torso (covered)

 

Personal Characteristics

Personality Traits:

  • He is confident in his abilities and does what he can to instill confidence in others.
  • Has a strong sense of fair play and tries to find the most equitable solution to arguments.

Ideal: Believes that people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

Bond: Protects those who cannot protect themselves.

Flaw: Has certain rituals he must follow everyday and can never break them.

 

Skills:

  • Combat Skills: Swordsmanship; Arcane magic; Shadow magic.
  • Academic skills: Magic; History.
  • Crafting skills: Enchanting; Inscription.
  • General skills: Cooking; First Aid.

 

Equipment:

  • Weapons: Requiem (arcane/void-infused longsword); Dagger.
  • Armor: Leather armor with some plated pieces (half-plate)
  • Trinkets: Compass; Silver necklace with an amethyst.
  • Spells:
    • Arcane Bolt (Arcane school): A beam of crackling, blue energy that lances out toward a creature within range, forming a sustained arc of lightning between the caster and the target.
    • Bindings of Tal'amir (Shadow school): Strips of shadow-imbued cloth wrap the caster's target, stopping his movement.
    • Eldritch Blast (Arcane & Shadow schools): A beam of crackling arcane and shadow streaks toward a creature within range.
    • Eldritch Strike (Arcane & Shadow schools): The caster imbues a weapon with arcane and shadow magic, empowering his next strike.
    • Arcane/Shadow Armor (Arcane or Shadow school): Buff the caster depending on the school used.
      • Arcane Armor: Caster's armor becomes enveloped in arcane energies, empowering their arcane spells and increasing magic resistance.
      • Shadow Armor: Shadows envelop the caster's armor, allowing them to traverse short distances (up to 15 feet) by merging in the surrounding shadows and giving them increased resistance against physical attacks

 

Backstory summary

Il'deryn was part of the Alliance Expedition that crossed the Dark Portal to Outland during the Second War, where he spent the years before the re-opening of the Dark Portal travelling this new world.

Despite being proficient with a blade, he decided to deepen his arcane knwoledge in these new lands, a search that allowed him to meet the Ethereal Tal'amir, a mysterious being that helped him quite a lot in his endeavors. The two formed a close friendship as they helped eachother raise their skills to a new level and battlede the various threats that came their way.

Years later during a trip to Netherstorm, the duo was attacked by a massive Voidcaller called Nagra'thax. A long battle took place as both Il'deryn and Tal'amir stood their ground against this foe, but as the battle drew out, the closeness to the Twisting Nether and the constant barrage of shadow attacks made by this void mosntrosity took their toll on Tal'amir, as his body absorbed more and more shadow magic. The Ethereal, unable to even stand up as his body was barely able to hold his form, touched Il'deryn's shoulder, who had come to his friend's aid, and with his final breath, the Ethereal directed all his magic towards the elf's body and told his friend to use his power to finish the beast. Il'deryn looked at his hand, now gripping a dark longsword, as if his friend's energies had formed this iem out of thin air, and from the depths of his mind, he heard his friend "This is my Requiem... Now let's do this... Tal'deryn". The elf, now bearing a new name as if him and his ethereal friend had become one, lunged towards the Voidcaller with newfound strength, and defeated him.

As the years passed, Tal'deryn travelled back to Azeroth, but the void energies absorbed by his friend started taking a toll on him, changing him over time into what are known today as Void Elves.

 

 

Disclaimer: I wanted to create some sort of Hexblade Warlock from Dungeons & Dragons, but had no feasible way of giving him a Patron without making him stupidly powerful, so I tried to find a good candidate for the place among the various magical creatures in Warcraft's  lore, and an Ethereal sounded the most interesting, and not as lore breaking as giving a Titan or an Old God as his sugar daddy.
Kind of happy how this turned out tbh, might actually flesh out his backstory a bit more in the future.

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I like it. Cool and unique story of becoming a Void elf and better one that the playable void elves at that.

From what little is given, he doesn't seem to have the most unique personality, but that may be just due to lack of information.

 

Of course. Titan or Old god as patron would be a bit broken, however there are multitudes of other creatures to choose from. For void specifically some old god generals/prophets, unaffiliated void aberrations or whatever Xal'atath is. But I think that you made a good choice with the Ethereal. It's certainly unique if nothing else, but I think it will work well.

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1 hour ago, Litzzik said:

I like it. Cool and unique story of becoming a Void elf and better one that the playable void elves at that.

From what little is given, he doesn't seem to have the most unique personality, but that may be just due to lack of information.

 

Of course. Titan or Old god as patron would be a bit broken, however there are multitudes of other creatures to choose from. For void specifically some old god generals/prophets, unaffiliated void aberrations or whatever Xal'atath is. But I think that you made a good choice with the Ethereal. It's certainly unique if nothing else, but I think it will work well.

Thank you so much for the feedback 😄 Yeah, I went the D&D character creation route and did not went into detail about his personality that much, it was mostly because I wanted to check if this would be received well, but i might flesh it out more later on 🙂

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