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Aldryami Lightbearer - Initiate of Halmalio (Elf)


You serve Halmalio, the Lightbringer, known to humans as Yelmalio, son of Yelm. After his father's death, Yelmalio roamed the countryside trying to stave off the growing darkness, until he was ambushed at the Hill of Gold by Zorak Zoran and Orlanth, who robbed him of much of his power and turned him from a god of Sky and Fire to one simply of Light; he was found by Aldrya, who nursed him back to health and under the name Halmalio, he helped defend the lands of the Elves; without his light, all plants would have died! Yet even valiant Halmalio could do only so much. Then, to the shock of all, Flamal returned from the Underworld and Yelm resumed his throne and life bloomed again! Under Elven leadership, all the Children of the Man Rune stood together and won the I Fought, We Won and the Unity Battle, driving Chaos from Dragon Pass. The light of Halmalio shone as never it had since the Hill of Gold and Chaos was crushed.

The Unity Council then drove north and south, freeing Kaethela and Peloria from evil and defeating the crazed heretical Pentans, forcing them into exile in the steppe. A new golden age began. But then trouble came. With time, Unity faded. The Dwarves and Trolls rejected the light of Nysalor, the god created to embody the unity of all the children of the Man Rune, and instead, we fought each other in the Gbaji Wars, in which the Chaos Lord Gbaji returned in the form of Arkat to bring down death and destruction on all. Since those days, the lands of the Aldryami had shrunk and we have struggled to find a way forward. You hoped the light of Halmalio could show you the way forwards and he has.

You have gone forth from the Taralas Forest to seek allies against the Lunar Empire, which presses hard upon your lands and has overrun much of Dragon Pass; the Red Goddess claims to embody unity but she brings *Chaos* to the world and her people destroyed entire forests in Peloria to feed their lust for destruction. Now the Hero Wars are upon us and we must stand together, or fall before a new Red Darkness.

This is your chance to change the course of destiny.

You can be male or female, as Halmalio accepts both. (His human followers only take men but they seem to have fallen into heresy!

Take this playbook if you want to dig into an alien mindset and be struggling to understand how meat people societies work without the Treesong (a constant psychic rapport among all the Aldryami of a forest) and with such strange gods. And want to command the powers of the Light Rune.

Pick your Attributes

You have Might +2, and pick one of the following arrays to distribute among your remaining Attributes:

Choose one of the following arrays:


Pick Three off the list below:

Basic Magic

Choose 2:


You have bark which provides 1 point of Armor. You have a Priestess' Staff; pick two normal items.

Armor (Pick One):

Main Weapon (Pick One):

Other Items (Pick Three):


Choose one:


You can take up to five History slots or keep them empty for later. Each must be a different PC.

Significant moments related to your History with another PC can earn you both XP.


Once you earn 5 XP, you can buy an advancement.

After you have leveled up five times, you may take an advanced improvement for every 5 XP you earn.


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