Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara
NPC – Erendyl, Brendian
Brendian Erendyl (Female Elf, Bard 9/Druid 9)
Title – Clanmaster of Clan Erendyl
AC 209 – Born in Alfheim
AC 800 – Age 591 – Became clanmaster of Erendyl
AC 1000 – Age 791 (E8) – Converts to Bard 8/Druid 8
AC 1005 – Age 796 – Brd9/Drd
AC 1010 – Age 801 – Brd9/Drd9
History: Brendian has remained in Alfheim most of her life. She initially trained as a Treekeeper, but decided that craftswork was her true vocation. After a couple of centuries as a crafts specialist in leatherworking, she was recruited by the then-Master of the Clan to assist him in its governance. Thus, while Brendian is a master crafter of Clan Erendyl, she has not had much to do with crafting for several centuries, including the two she has spent as Clanmaster,
Personality: As a crafter, Brendian was considered notable for the time she spent on a single project. She was known for actually getting a project done in a matter of weeks, instead of months. She took that spirit of “get-it-done” to her post as Clanmaster, which makes for a lot of frustration. Even Erendyl elves cannot be bullied into getting their projects done sooner.
Appearance: Brendian is an old elf, approaching 800 years old. Her face has a few wrinkles and her hair is a lovely silver grey. She still stands straight and strong, but her eyes are forever darting about, looking for signs of slacking.
DMing Notes: Brendian is a worrier, continually concerned that everything is going smoothly. She is also a primary motivator behind the effort to get Alfheim materials into the outside world. Beasthunter dislikes her and she dislikes him, whom she considers a reactionary slob with no idea of the needs an elven nation. She is a strong supporter of King Doriath.
Player characters will hear about this woman but are unlikely to meet her until they reach high level. Dominion-holding elves may find her dropping in to check on the state of the crafts in the stronghold.
Combat Notes: E8; AC 6; hp 40; MV 90′ (30′); #AT 1 (elven longsword); D 2-7; Save E 8; ML 11; AL L; S 10, I 17, W 14, D 13, Co 15, Ch 16;
Abilities & Skills: Craft Leatherdyeing (I), Craft Leatherworking (1 +1), Knowledge Elven Ways (I), Persuasion (Ch), Teaching (W), Tracking (I), Treewalking (D).
Languages: elf, orc, gnoll, hobgoblin.
Spells Usually Carried: Level II – locate object, produce fire. Level III – heat metal.
Notes: Like most Clanmasters, Brendian has an elven longsword
Design changes for Character
This clan refers to itself as the “royal clan,” because it is the family of Doriath, current king of Alfheim. About 300 years ago, a branch of the clan, the Erewan, moved to Glantri and now is one of the major powers there. A member of that clan, Sire Galladin, is the ambassador to Glantri from Alfheim, just as a member of the Glantri branch is Glantri’s ambassador to Alfheim.
There is much contact between this clan and outsiders from Darokin as well as Glantri. As King, Doriath has foresworn ties to the clan. Regardless, many Eyrendyl elves hold positions within the Alfheim government, such as it is.
Erendyl elves are some of the best craftsmen in Alfheim. Artists and artisans come from all over to study under the carvers of Elleromyr, the clan holding. The profits from Elleromyr carvings and other artwork has brought the clan much outside money, which they use to equip the Elleromyr Guard.
Converting Erendyl Elves in BECMI to 5th Edition – Elves split their advancement from a martial class and a spellcasting class for the first ten levels, then dedicate themselves to either the martial or the spellcasting class for the Letter advancement starting at C and going to M. Erednyl elves prefer Bard and Druid as their match.
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