KelthasDescription: 5'11'' tall, muscular, athletic build. His skin is tanned, and has the look of an Ilthmarian. He has dark brown close-cropped hair, short beard and brown eyes. Usually wears a red cloak over black leather cuirass, as well as black iron reinforced leather greaves over sandals. He bears a long Mingol saber, a straight dagger, a round metal shield, and a spear. He also carries a short recurve Mingol bow and arrows.
Clichés: Red-cloaked Mercenary Caravan Guard (4), Mounted Scout and Pathfinder (3), Occasional Grave-robber and Thief (2), Unabashed Hedonist and Carouser (2)
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Hook: Obnoxious, Loud-mouthed Drunk
Languages: Low Lankhmarese, Mingol, Ilthmarish, Desert-talk, and a little Kvarchish. He may know other languages with a TN roll vs. Red-cloaked Mercenary Caravan Guard (as he is widely traveled)
Equipment: Red cloak , black leather cuirass, leather greaves, sandals. Mingol saber, short recurve Mingol bow, 20 arrows in a quiver, dagger, round metal shield, spear, backpack, water-skin, flint and steel
Tale: Kelthas was born in Ilthmar to a merchant family. Kelthas' mother died in childbirth, and his father tried his best to raise the boy by himself. After a series of bad business deals, Kelthas' father went bankrupt, and took to a life of thievery to support himself and his son. Kelthas learned some of the thieves' trade during his infancy. Some years later, while Kelthas was still a boy, his father earned the enmity of the Guildmaster of Thieves, and was forced to flee the city. Arranging passage on a caravan, the pair crossed the desert to Tisilinilit. There, Kelthas and his father managed to find honest work with the Merchant's Guild. Kelthas was soon apprenticed to a Mingol caravan guard named Solem, who taught the boy to ride and fight on horseback and on foot. Kelthas learned the trade of a mercenary and a caravan guard, and traveled widely all over Newhon. From Koknab to No-Ombrulsk, from Horborixen to Lankhmar, Kelthas has seen it all. Yet he found his true home in the City of Seven-Score Thousand Smokes: Lankhmar.
Kelthas loves a good fight, and sometimes resorts to violence without thinking things through. He prefers to work as a mercenary, yet when times are lean, he is not averse to robbing graves, looting ancient ruins, burglarizing wealthy residences, or even mugging passersby on the street. He is an unabashed carouser and hedonist, and quickly squanders whatever coin he manages to earn or steal. Though he is a member of the Slayers' Brotherhood, he is frequently behind in paying guild dues and has no qualms about operating behind the guild's back.
Red-cloaked Mercenary Caravan Guard: Fighting with swords, spears, shields, dagger, bow and arrow, bargaining for goods and services, spotting threats, small unit tactics.
Mounted Scout and Pathfinder: Riding; fighting with spear, bow and sword, on foot or on horseback; Finding one's way, surviving in the outdoors, finding the enemy, identifying ambush points, sneaking, quick getaway, taking out enemy sentries, moving silently outdoors, hiding in the brush.
Occasional Grave-robber and Thief: Fighting with dagger, garrote, sap; opening locks; finding and disabling traps; finding secret doors and passages, exploring ancient ruins, moving silently; hiding in shadows; climbing walls; fencing stolen goods, appraising loot.
Unabashed Hedonist and Carouser: Drinking, Gambling, Brawling, Singing off-key, Whoring, Staying up late, Sweet-talking the ladies.