[2], In 767 DR, Elminster became a foster parent to three other of Mystra's Chosen: Laeral Silverhand, Storm Silverhand, and Dove Falconhand. I usually use mine as sneaky thieves that like to scout ahead and disarm traps. His clothes were plain. The three frequently met at Ed Greenwood's home on Earth to exchange spells and news of each other's worlds. [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. Basic Information It is the right and the doom of all creatures who walk Faerûn to do as they will; it is why we of the art frown so at those who charm often, or in frivolous cause. With his Band of Intellect, his intelligence score rivals that of Gond. Eleint 30 Halaster attempts a ritual of unknown purpose but great power. Images (5) Forum (0) News; Related Pages … 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.). Outrage? For years he has confounded the Zhentarim, The Red Wizards of Thay, and a hundred rival mages, but in his advanced age he now prefers to work through younger and more vigorous heroes rather than move directly against his foes. They have secrets aplenty, as well they should, and take care ye don't pry too hard. Halaster takes complete control of the Undermountain in 309DR. He met and formed a bond of friendship with a young thief, Farl, who knew Elminster as "Eladar the Dark". [17], However, while Elminster was absent, the other Chosen, the Knights of Myth Drannor, and the Rangers Three held off the forces of evil until his return to the world. [55], In 1357 DR, Elminster helped shield Shandril Shessair from her enemies, the Zhentarim and the Cult of the Dragon. 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. [9], In 1479 DR, after finally admitting that they needed help saving the Realms, and having run out of easy-to-steal magic items to feed to the Simbul, Elminster sought to gain access to artifacts known to contain the spirits of the Nine—objects powerful enough to pierce the wards surrounding the royal palace or, Elminster believed, to permanently restore the Simbul's sanity. He may even give the party tips. Halaster has collected many things through out the centuries, some unique, some crazy. Class [58], In Alturiak of 1365 DR, Elminster assisted Royal Magician Vangerdahast in searching for the missing war wizard Bolifar Geldert. [31][32], Elminster once (briefly) had a Calishite apprentice named Raerlin, who stole the key to Elminster's closet in order to obtain a powerful spellbook (or possibly a phylactery). For years he has confounded the Zhentarim, The Red Wizards of Thay, and a hundred rival mages, but in his advanced age he now prefers to work through younger and more vigorous heroes rather than move directly against his foes. He has been a game publisher and RPG community administrator for over 20 years, and has been reporting on D&D news for two decades. In his natural state, Elminster was an old man with a gray beard, gruff voice, and weathered features but with alert eyes. Rules Information Narnra leads the life of a loner thief in Waterdeep , with no one to depend on but herself. Elminster Aumar I've walked these realms for over a thousand years. 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!) He emerged from the dusty tomb in 759 DR.[44], By now, magic had become unreliable, and Elminster had to again learn to survive by his wits and the skills he'd picked up earlier in his life. He can portray himself as a trickster, a ra… Completing this collection will give you on additional bonus of 10. In the confrontation, spells were thrown, and Storm Silverhand blasted one of the shadow princes with a ball of silver fire. [46], When malaugrym attacked Arunsun Tower in Waterdeep on 1179 DR, Elminster was among those who helped repel the attack. [17], Elminster snored loudly while sleeping, although he muted this magically if it would disturb friends. Inquisitiveness is admired by the People, but rude investigation is not, and ye'd crack the shell of a. I am Elminster of Shadowdale, called by some the Old Sage, and called far worse things by others. The Old Mage[4]The Sage of Shadowdale[4]The Great Oversorcerer[5]Stinkbeard[6]Old Sage[7]Doombringer of Mystra[7]El'Minster[8] 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. [33], Elminster was born in 212 DR[34] to Elthryn, who was the lord of the village of Heldon and a prince of Athalantar, and his wife Amrythale, in the kingdom of Athalantar. Challenge Rating Enemy of Elminster, Lord of the Zhentarim, and mage of infinite guises, Manshoon is one of the most feared men in all of Faerûn. 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. [56][17] In fact, he was transported to another plane for a period of time, and later returned. [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. [35][17], But with no desire for killing, the young El soon abandoned that trade and instead operated as a burglar in Hastarl, capital of Athalantar. The fact that Elminster has about ten times his HP would be the deciding factor in a battle, though. Navigation. Fighter 1 Rogue 2 Cleric 3 Wizard 24 Archmage 5 He also has difficulty holding the thread of any conversation. Later, during a fake ritual for Bane, she revealed herself to be the goddess Mystra herself, once again testing him. Elminster is a consummate actor and delights in acts of whimsy, helping the needy and lovelorn, and dispensing poetic justice to those who deserve it. Name: Elminster Aumar, The Old Mage, The Sage of Shadowdale, The Great Oversorcerer, Stinkbeard, Old Sage, Doombringer of Mystra, Classification: Human, Epic Level Character, Wizard, Chosen of Mystra, Former Priest(ess) of Mystra. Elminster Aumar (pronounced: /ɛlˈmɪnstɛr/ el-MINN-ster[20]), 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. Magic-user 26 The Halasters Blast Scepter is an artifact. Suzail, Cormyr[9][10] Spells: Elminster possesses a vast array of spells that can be used for a variety of effects, including but by no means limited to: Spell-Like Abilities: Elminster has a number of spell abilities available to him, each usable once per day without the need of repreparation: Special Abilities: Has a variety of unique powers, including: Note: This profile depicts Elminster at his peak; his level of power following the events of the Spellplague is unknown. During the Time of Troubles, he saved Toril by holding Mystra's power inside himself, surviving by his wits and the aid of the ranger Sharantyr rather than by his magic. [21][17], Elminster interacted regularly with the other Chosen of Mystra through a telepathic link. As a high-level wizard, Elminster was capable of taking on almost any appearance imaginable. They are a fan-favorite class that allow players to enjoy the fantasy of being an all-knowing, fireball hurling, master of the arcane, but on Toril, the world of the popular Forgotten Realms setting, there is no wizard more legendary than Elminster Aumar, the Sage of Shadowdale. Elminster is one of the founding members and one of the few humans among its ranks. [64] Once in Hell, he was abducted and enslaved by an outcast archdevil known as Nergal, who wished to discover the secret of Mystra's silver fire. VS Battles Wiki is a FANDOM Anime Community. Elminster, the Rangers Three, and their allies, managed to stop their plans. During the ensuing battle, the Srinshee advised Elminster through his silver fire on how to defeat the elven mage. [citation needed], Elminster was by turns serious, fearsome, and arrogant, and charming, clever, and good-humored. . He has a heart of gold, a deep need to bring tyrannical, pompous, and cruel persons low, and a crotchety "don't push me" manner. [17], On Ches 16 in 1356 DR, Elminster agreed to pay off Sir Sabrast Windriver's tax-debts in exchange for his support. ... Every altar in every temple on Farun started spitting blue fire. Since its inception, Dungeons & Dragons has prominently featured wizards and the powerful magic they weave. [35] However, they were slain by Undarl, a malaugrym and a magelord of Athalantar. [22], In his natural state, Elminster was an old man with a gray beard, gruff voice, and weathered features but with alert eyes. It should be noted that as one of Mystra's Chosen, Elminster did not need to sleep. When this happened, only Storm was able to bring his mind back, giving of her own essence to soothe Elminster's mind. 39 He also sought to recruit the efforts of a descendant of his, Amarune Whitewave. After knowing the love of the Goddess Mystra, nothing awes him or leaves him much afraid. If both tentacles hit and inject venom, the victim must also save vs death magic -2 or die from respiratory paralysis within 1d4 minutes. Elminster explains that Nimra would help train Tarth as she was still bound to Nerndal's service - and now his. He was defeated when Storm burnt the pages of the tome Raerlin was after. They helped him in continuing conflicts with the Shadowmasters. Along the way, Mystra was completely restored. Elminster is one of the most famous characters of the Forgotten Realms D&D campaign setting. Sleep: Affected creatures fall asleep for about a minute. He rarely reveals the full extent of his true nature to anyone who is not an extremely close friend. ", "An archmage often can react poorly to interruption. This greatly displeased Royal Magician Vangerdahast who, along with his war wizards had been hunting Sabarast. Therefore Elminster ought to be more powerful. Exhausted from his long battles and depleted of many spells, Elminster returned to Shadowdale via the Anauroch and arrived to find the dale's inhabitants and Storm Silverhand embattled already by phaerimm rather than the expected shadovar. 2e 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). He's also a passable fighter and thief, and a superb dancer. Race [17], During the Time of Troubles, Elminster defended Shadowdale against a Zhentarim army commanded by Bane himself. But if ye learn the long history of my deeds, ye'll know precisely what I stand for and what I am. 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. Range: Extended melee range with melee weapons, varies from several meters to thousands of meters with various spells, up to universal or multiversal with certain spells like Plane Shift, Wish, and Teleport. [23], According to Lyra Sunrose, Elminster was skilled with a needle and thread, having sewn a blouse for her. Narnra is a thief who was raised by a single mother in Waterdeep. OP does not say Elminster and his patron deity vs Mab, just Elminster, Mystra is not even involved here. For a few years, "Elmara" was a priestess of Mystra. When Elminster retrieved the key in 1336 DR at a magefair with the help of Storm Silverhand and subsequently opened the closet, Raerlin appeared as a lich. 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