Later that night during a feast, Elminster followed the group as they tried to leave with the help of Malik el Sami. He was rarely without his meerschaum pipe, usually smoking a vile blue or green smoke. Elminster is one of the founding members and one of the few humans among its ranks. Despite this, on Nightal 30 he eventually stumbled across the Princes of Shade and overheard them planning an attack on shadowdale while he was trapped in the form of a tree. , Some believed he had a hand in the founding of the city Waterdeep, or just with setting up its system of lords. I've walked these realms for over a thousand years. 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. Together they uncovered a plot by Baerune Cordallar, Kaulgetharr Drell, and others to wed Alusair Obarskyr and kill Tanalasta Obarskyr. Mages in FR with higher levels include the leader of Shade, Larloch, and a couple other undead, who are in the 40 range. On one occasion, Elminster even stole into the bedchambers of King Foril Obarskyr and made changes to the Suzail Writ, while his majesty slept not a spear-length away. 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. , In his natural state, Elminster was an old man with a gray beard, gruff voice, and weathered features but with alert eyes. Mystra proposed that Elminster should be one of her Chosen, and he quickly agreed. 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. , In 1491 DR, Elminster and Mirt the Moneylender returned to the city of Waterdeep, both aiding the newly appointed Open Lord of Waterdeep, Laeral Silverhand, uncover the culprits behind a string of murders of Masked Lords. , Elminster could count as allies his fellow Chosen of Mystra, and in particular his lover, the Simbul; the Harpers and many other good folk; Lhaeo, his scribe; and no less than the goddess Mystra herself. If he is ever removed from Undermountain, he regains his lucidity. He then sought to train his great-granddaughter while attempting to defend the Forest Kingdom from Manshoon and traitorous nobles alike. , On Ches 16 in 1356 DR, Elminster agreed to pay off Sir Sabrast Windriver's tax-debts in exchange for his support. Narnra is a thief who was raised by a single mother in Waterdeep. As a high-level wizard, Elminster was capable of taking on almost any appearance imaginable. Soon after, Mystra even turned him into a woman, to strengthen his bond with magic and to expand his understanding of the world, as well as to enable to pass unnoticed by his enemies. Elminster explains that Nimra would help train Tarth as she was still bound to Nerndal's service - and now his. Violators should notify next of kin. Should we then be destroyed out of hand because of what we might do? Edged Barbute of Halaster's Successor 808: 2,020: 4,848: 19,392: 1,212: 808: 14,544 Go forth and take up arms against the perils that beset us! When Bane and Elminster battled inside his tower, Elminster used a spell to get rid of the avatar, but both of them were struck, and others believed Elminster was slain. With the agreement of Amarune and the aid of Storm, Elminster's essence was placed in Amarune's body with the aid of a spell the ex-Chosen had discovered in a cache once belonging to Azuth. Do ye know exactly what ye stand for? Later, during a burglary, Elminster met the Magister of the time, Dorgon "Stonecloak" Heamilolothtar. Elminster Aumar Images (5) Forum (0) News; Related Pages … During the ensuing battle, the Srinshee advised Elminster through his silver fire on how to defeat the elven mage. 2. Who said anything about killing Mystra? , Aumarra Kethtan was present during early 1246 DR in Twilight Hall, when Elminster and Storm Silverhand discussed Lantan's recent use of bombards. The titanic battle that eventually erupted between Elminster and the Simbul caused much damage to the Witch-Queen's palace before they both agreed to move the battle to Crommor's Fang. 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. He was rarely without his meerschaum pipe, usually smoking a vile blue or green smoke. Video Game captures I have taken. (This sign at the base of the path is very old and weather beaten, and most pay it little heed. The Elder Scrolls metaphysics & philosophy, can avoid the spell Call Lightning and can tag individuals with the evasion feat, https://vsbattles.fandom.com/wiki/Elminster?oldid=6924727. And then I started thinking… if there is someone out there really giving alignments to the players and NPCs. Class Elminster was credited with the creation of the following spells: Elminster penned a number of books in his time including Songs of the Wind: The Holdings of Windsong Tower, Harping by Moonlight: Approaches to Life, and A Myth Drannan Amphigory. Adventurer, I am Elminster, and I say to ye that these forgotten realms are yours to discover, reforge, and defend, yours to make anew in winning your own crown. He may even give the party tips. 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. One of the many meetings of Elminster, Dalamar, and Mordenkainen. , Following the death of Mystra in 1385 DR and the collapse of the Weave in the Spellplague, Elminster was stripped of many of his abilities as one of the Chosen, though he still aged as slowly as he had for the previous millennium and was still quite powerful magically. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The fact that Elminster has about ten times his HP would be the deciding factor in a battle, though. 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!) For years, the two of them pretended to be "Elgorn" and "Stornara Rhauligan", "repairers of ever-crumbling stone, plaster, tapestries, and wood" in the royal palace of Suzail, spying on and testing the loyalties of War Wizards and nobles alike. Yet, I am far from the oldest, wisest, or mightiest being to walk the ground of Faerûn with my well-worn boots—and that is truth. With his Band of Intellect, his intelligence score rivals that of Gond. They have secrets aplenty, as well they should, and take care ye don't pry too hard. Narnra leads the life of a loner thief in Waterdeep , with no one to depend on but herself. When this happened, only Storm was able to bring his mind back, giving of her own essence to soothe Elminster's mind. , Elminster played a key part in establishing the Rangers Three. He killed Telamont Tanthul and let Thultanthar fall upon Myth Drannor. ... Every altar in every temple on Farun started spitting blue fire. After performing the ritual to destroy the staff, the item transfrom into Nimra Ninehands who had been trapped in the staff for over 700 years. Halaster has collected many things through out the centuries, some unique, some crazy. My Completely Insane List of Notable Years in the FR Timeline. Chapter 17; The Alignments Note: I think that Alignments are really, really, really interesting.I mean they can be both a blessing and a curse for any D&D player out there. ", "An archmage often can react poorly to interruption.  ", "Trespassers could die a quick and certain death or they could be invited in for stew. One last excellent resource is the Forgotten Realms Wiki. Patron deity His clothes were plain. , He famously compiled a nine-book series titled Elminster's Ecologies, in which a number of contributors wrote about the plants, animals, creatures, people and other natural phenomena they encountered throughout the Eastern Heartlands. As Elminster, like most other wizards, received his power from Mystra, he was left powerless. Fighter 1 Rogue 2 Cleric 3 Wizard 24 Archmage 5 In his natural state, Elminster appeared as a gray-bearded man of weathered … Thank you for your caution. He is prone to long reveries in which he sees again people and … 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.). Completing this collection will give you on additional bonus of 10. The god Azuth soon came to him telling him that he mustn't rely on Mystra for aid like any other Chosen must with magic, this again being a test from Mystra. , 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. VS Battles Wiki is a FANDOM Anime Community. The first is that in Making of a Mage, as a Cleric, Elminster was able to cast Lesser Ironguard (this basically allows metal to pass harmlessly through you). Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. , During one of his excursions into the palace, Elminster's body was destroyed by Manshoon, who had secretly been peeling away the Old Mage's contingency spells over several years. OP does not say Elminster and his patron deity vs Mab, just Elminster, Mystra is not even involved here. Artwork depicting Elminster from the Epic Level Handbook.  The only survivor, at the age of 12, Elminster took his father's broken sword, the Lion Sword, the symbol of the great king of the Stag Throne, Uthgrael Aumar, and became a brigand and thief. Shadowdale, ShadowdaleMyth Drannor, CormanthyrHastarl, AthalantarWind CavernHeldon, Athalantar When this failed due to Mystra's protections, Laurlaethee attempted to kill the Chosen with spells but was ultimately subdued by Elminster. , On Midsummer evening of 666 DR, after claiming the Rulers' Blade, the Srinshee visited Elminster one last time while he studied to bid him farewell before she departed for Arvandor. , In 851 DR, Elminster mentored the newly-appointed Chosen of Mystra, Sammaster, in how to use his new powers. The Old MageThe Sage of ShadowdaleThe Great OversorcererStinkbeardOld SageDoombringer of MystraEl'Minster , But with no desire for killing, the young El soon abandoned that trade and instead operated as a burglar in Hastarl, capital of Athalantar. Essentially, the further he is from his lair on floor 23 the more sane he is. Sex A relatively light-hearted book when compared to the more violent Elminster in Hell, it focuses primarily on the life of one of Elminster's children, Narnra Shalace. Human Halaster can be honorable, and even noble … Soon he had to learn how to survive without constant divine aid. 1. He is a power wizard, as well as a decent fighter and thief. 2e After much searching, the Simbul found him, and together they defeated Nergal and returned home. , 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. , 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. In the confrontation, spells were thrown, and Storm Silverhand blasted one of the shadow princes with a ball of silver fire. Its quality varies from uncommon to mythic with its rank. Eleint 30 Halaster attempts a ritual of unknown purpose but great power. The OP is Elminster vs Mab, not Elminster and whoever he can summon for help vs Mab. 1e 4th Edition Statistics But all are considered very dangerous. Ancient archmage, Chosen of Mystra, Sage of Shadowdale, Elminster is in many ways the symbol of Faerun and the magic that suffuses the world. , During the Time of Troubles, Elminster defended Shadowdale against a Zhentarim army commanded by Bane himself. , In Alturiak of 1365 DR, Elminster assisted Royal Magician Vangerdahast in searching for the missing war wizard Bolifar Geldert. , On Hammer 14 in 907 DR, Elminster confronted Halueve Starym for attempting to control devils. Remember also that the mage who slays with Art carries the weight of every slain soul around with him from the moment of killing onward. Khelben is around 30, Halaster also around 30. , 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. 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. He was defeated when Storm burnt the pages of the tome Raerlin was after. 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. ), "No trespassing. The Elminster Series is a series of fantasy novels by author Ed Greenwood.The novels are set in the Forgotten Realms setting created by Greenwood for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.The series focuses on the titular character Elminster who was a key figure in several of Greenwood's other novels set in the Forgotten Realms setting. , When malaugrym attacked Arunsun Tower in Waterdeep on 1179 DR, Elminster was among those who helped repel the attack. The damage will vary per player due to Power. 3. 3e For the rest of the surviving Seven, they have canonical reasons to still be … The Halasters Blast Scepter is an artifact. Elminster realized that the only way to close the portal before legions of devils spilled forth into Toril was to close it from the other side. He emerged from the dusty tomb in 759 DR., 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. 3rd Edition Statistics 2nd Edition Statistics , In 1357 DR, Elminster helped shield Shandril Shessair from her enemies, the Zhentarim and the Cult of the Dragon. Enemy of Elminster, Lord of the Zhentarim, and mage of infinite guises, Manshoon is one of the most feared men in all of Faerûn. 1325 DR Events of Escape from Undermountain. Home Navigation. She sent Halaster and even empowered Simbul to a higher level of magic to get him back. I tend to agree with dreaded_beast - FR is a very high powered setting, while Greyhawk is rather low powered in comparison. Afterward, Myrjala taught Elminster a lot about magic, until he could at last get revenge against the magelords of Athalantar. , Though known to think very little of humans, Morgwais, the Lady of High Forest, liked Elminster a lot and had occasional flirtatious relations with him.. 39 , But Elminster had no desire for kingship, and quickly abdicated in 240 DR in favor of a friend, Helm Stoneblade, a knight of Athalantar. , Elminster owned a variety of powerful magic items, including an amulet of natural armor, bracers of armor, a mantle of spell resistance, a ring of protection, a ring of regeneration, a thundering longsword, and his famous Elminster's eversmoking pipe.. , These notices could be found on the side of the path leading to Elminster's tower in Shadowdale:, In addition to his residence on Toril, Elminster maintained a hideaway within a floating metal sphere that orbited the central earthmote of the planet Coliar.. 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. Chapter 1; The Colour-Blind Bard Note: Rogues have a very important role in a party of adventurers.They can be scouts, trappers and even thugs or archers. It covers all manner of FR subjects, including articles about the naming of years, the Calendar of Harptos, Years by Name, and coverage of nearly every single year!. Each is more mad than the last. , According to Lyra Sunrose, Elminster was skilled with a needle and thread, having sewn a blouse for her. If both tentacles hit and inject venom, the victim must also save vs death magic -2 or die from respiratory paralysis within 1d4 minutes. However, Elminster's own stats are incorrect in the EPH. My idea for Halaster is to give a different version of him each floor. Aliases Basic Information Elminster, the Rangers Three, and their allies, managed to stop their plans. 1372 DR Events of Elminster in Hell. For a few years, "Elmara" was a priestess of Mystra. , Elminster later secretly helped a small group of adventurers near Westgate at the village of Reddansyr, investigating the fate of a clone of Manshoon, and unmasking the real leader of Night Masks of Westgate, the Night King known as "The Faceless" (the Manshoon clone, now known as Orbakh), three years after the Manshoon Wars in the year of 1373 DR., On Nightal 15 1374 DR, Sharran agents attempted to steal the Ebon Diadem from Elminster's tower. Elminster, as of the ELH, is a 35th level character; Fighter 1st/Rogue 2nd/Cleric 3rd/Wizard 24th/Archmage 5th. Videos from outdoors in the wilderness of California. That's one of those overblown emotions reserved for fools who haven't been paying attention. Several years later, Greenwood brought the setting to publication for the D&D game as a series of magazine articles, and … 4e The events of the Dungeon in the Mad Mage takes place The events of the Dungeon in the Mad Mage takes place over 1000 years later. Outrage? Class I'm still waiting on the quote where Elminster is stated to be able to beat a Primordial alone with no help. ". Elminster refused the offer but instead asked that Tarth destroy his former master's (Nerndel of Amphail) staff. He's also a passable fighter and thief, and a superb dancer. This greatly displeased Royal Magician Vangerdahast who, along with his war wizards had been hunting Sabarast. , On 331 DR, for the first time in 70 years, Elminster left Cormanthyr on Mystra's request.  On morning of Nightal 9 in this year, the Srinshee attempted to steal some of the silver fire from Elminster but was burnt for her experiment. Attack Potency: At least Multi-Continent level (Stated to be one of the strongest adventurers on the Sword Coast, marking him as vastly superior to those that can defeat Father Llymic and other Elder Evils; His level is above that of the Phaethon, a creature that heats the core of planets by its mere presence), Speed: At least Hypersonic+, with High Hypersonic+ reactions (far above people who can avoid the spell Call Lightning and can tag individuals with the evasion feat).  Later, thanks to the sacrifice of the Simbul, he regained his former body again and ruined for good Manshoon's claim to the throne of Suzail. Unlike the roguish anti-hero Jarlaxle, Manshoon is a villain through and through, and in many ways, Manshoon appears as the ur-evil sorcerer; dressed all in black, his face hidden by a mask, and is obsessed with domination. , In 1350 DR, Elminster 'retired' to Shadowdale, though this was something of a ruse to provoke certain enemies.  After, In 1373 DR, Elminster discovered a daughter he had never known, Narnra Shalace, in Marsember. His clothes were plain. Their battle continued at the new locale until Elminster realised the Simbul was also a Chosen of Mystra. The Old Mage was also friends with Mordenkainen of Oerth and was acquainted with Dalamar of Krynn. Elminster Aumar as he appears in the comics. It should be noted that as one of Mystra's Chosen, Elminster did not need to sleep. , In 324 DR, the Harpers are formed by Dathlue Mistwinter. , In Mirtul of 1364 DR, Elminster took on Nouméa Fairbright as an apprentice after being introduced by the Great Lady Calabrista of Selgaunt. Ancient archmage, Chosen of Mystra, Sage of Shadowdale, Elminsteris in many ways the symbol of Faerun and the magic that suffuses the world. Later, during a fake ritual for Bane, she revealed herself to be the goddess Mystra herself, once again testing him. He can portray himself as a trickster, a ra… Debuff lasts 10 seconds. , Elminster fought a running battle against phaerimm, beholders and even the lich Wulgreth through the wild magic area of the dire wood. Elminster's most distinguishing physical feature was his hawk-like nose. ", "Rumors of spike-filled pits along this path are almost totally false. 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. 1st Edition Statistics Once Halaster is unleashed, the Chosen will be brought in immediately. The J-C God can merely handwave wink Elminster out of existence, the end. 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. Chaotic good 212 DR  Therefore Elminster ought to be more powerful. TerminselWanlornEladar the Dark , On Flamerule 6 in 1294 DR, Symgharyl Maruel requested that she become Elminster's apprentice. Whatever ye use it for, it always, always transforms the user and that upon which it acts. Former home(s) Thank you for thinking better of disturbing my privacy. Suzail, Cormyr Forgotten Realms is a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) fantasy role-playing game.Commonly referred to by players and game designers alike as "The Realms", it was created by game designer Ed Greenwood around 1967 as a setting for his childhood stories. The three frequently met at Ed Greenwood's home on Earth to exchange spells and news of each other's worlds. 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