About Aeronniell Ithilwen
Female Elf, 5'8" 119 lbs, brown hair, green eyes
Aeronniell Level 3
Posting these here since I didn't have Shackles Seafarer for HeroLab.
Shackles Seafarer (Regional): You gain a +1 trait bonus on Knowledge (nature) and Knowledge (geography) checks while on the ocean. You also gain a +1 trait bonus on Swim checks, and Swim is always a class skill for you.
Forlorn: +1 Fortitude saves
Over a week had passed since the Varisian crew of the Stargazer had glimpsed the sky - day or night. The ship's spiritual leader, the large and normally jovial Jerrell the Jolly, finally convinced the crew to join together for a prayer to The Great Dreamer.
Moments later, by coincidence or divine providence, the dark clouds parted and the night moon shone down like a lighthouse on the Stargazer's decks. The crew cheered as the young priest spotted a small boat upon the calm waters that held a tiny passenger - a young elf child.
After setting sail, the Stargazer's crew discovered countless wrecks from that week and Jerrell presumed the child was a lone survivor of one of these vessels. Knowing only a smattering of elvish, he named her Aeronniell (elvish: "daughter of the sea") and began to raise her as his own daughter.
Aeronniell (or Aranel as Jerrell took to calling her, the elvish word for "princess" and a common term of affection used by endearing fathers) grew up aboard the Varisians of the Stargazer amid invented tales of elvish princesses and daring knights woven by Jerrell's prolific story-telling. In adolescence, most of her tutelage in Elvish came from books, and she took Ithilwen (elvish: "moon") as her surrogate surname when she was old enough to read.
Aranel gets along swimmingly with humans, but does not usually blend well with other elves. Her pronunciation of elvish words is lacking and distinctively human. Having been raised among Varisian sailors and Desnans, she is cheerful and friendly while trusting both luck and fate to guide her endeavors.
Inspired by Jerrell's tall tales, her spirit is both adventurous and wreckless. She will recite bits of these stories as if they are common Elvish folklore, but in reality they were completely invented by Jerrell during her childhood and their values and morals run counter to those that are typically instilled by much elven folklore.
She is kind, friendly, considerate, adventurous and a little superstitious. Having lived her life outdoors under the sky and stars, she is also somewhat claustrophobic and does not like being indoors, underground or in confined spaces.
Jerrell's career as a sailor long behind him, forty years later he retired to Eledar in his early sixties while continuing to pursue his passion in teaching others. Despite his insistence that Aranel "should leave him to peace and get back to seeing the world", she stayed and cared for him for over ten years before he passed of old age.
The next thirty years of Aranel's life passed in a blur, as she jumped from ship to ship in her pursuit of Desnan ideas of seeing unseen sights that only existed in dreams.
Her latest tour of duty has her aboard the Velvet Rose, and she looks forward to returning to Eledar and paying a visit to Jerrell's grave upon the twenty-fifth anniversary of his passing.
Aranel is 114 years old. She was found by Jerrell 88 years ago when she was 24 - early adolescence for an elf.
To get by in her decades as a "commoner", she relied on her keen elvish sight and sense of direction to assist the navigator of trading vessels, while performing mundane jobs like sewing sails. Recently, with her new (Oracle) talents - her ability to mend injuries, bless her crew or mend torn or broken gear - her value to such vessels has dramatically improved.
She doesn't remember her parents in detail, but has images of her mother and father and from time-to-time can hear them whispering guidance or advice to her.
As a haunted Oracle with the Ancestor mystery, I plan for her thoughts to be visited by her parents and Jerrell:
~ Example ~
Climbing aboard the main deck of the Velvet Rose, Aranel glanced around at her new crew-mates, wondering if they could be trusted more than the brigands she found herself with last time.
Jovial voice: Can you smell that spiced eel? How could you not trust a crew that cooks this well?
Starting Gold: 104g spent of 105g
+18pp (Lavinia on 4-5-2012)
Loot and Purchased on May 29: