About Rellen Marn
Male Ranger (Sable Company Marine) 1
NG Medium Humanoid
Init +6 ; Senses Perception +12
(Init: +2 trait, +4 dex)
Feats Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Shot, Endurance, Deadly Aim, Boon Companion
Skills  Acrobatics +5, Climb +6, Handle Animal +6, Knowledge Geography +4, Knowledge Nature +4, Perception +12, Ride +12, Stealth +12, Survival +9, Swim +6
Favored Class Ranger
Traits Reactionary: +2 Init, Magical Knack: +2 to Ranger caster level, once acquired, cannot exceed hit die.
1st:  Resist Energy, Entangle
+1 Composite Longbow +2 Str 2500gp
Composite Longbow +2 Str 300gp
Cold Iron Arrows x 60 6gp
Blunt Arrows x 20 2gp
Large Arrows x 20 2gp
Bracers of Falcon's Aim 4000gp
Cold Iron Spiked Gauntlet 10gp
Muleback Cords 1000gp
MW Chainshirt Barding
Mithril Shirt 1100gp
MW Exotic Riding Saddle 80gp
Training Harness 2gp
4 Scrolls of Gravity Bow 100gp
Wand of Cure Light Wounds 750gp
22gp 7sp 8cp
Arrow Hippogriff Companion:
N Large male magical beast
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60ft.,low-light vision; Perception +4
AC 21, touch 13, flat-footed 18 (+4 armor, +4 Dex, +4 natural, -1 size)
Speed 40 ft, Fly 100ft. Average
Str 16, Dex 19, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 9
Dark haired, and lean, with aristocratic features, Rellen looks brooding and sombre. His Noble Chelaxian heritage is clearly visible in his pale skin and night black hair. He is tall, two inches clear of six feet, and well muscled without a scrap of fat.
Rellen is painfully aware that he is not very good with words, his stutter and some trust issues make him seem taciturn and standoffish. When he does have a clear goal he is ruthless and determined. He loves animals, finding them relaxing and simple where people are complicated and frustrating. Slow to make friends once he does he holds them dear and is fiercely loyal. Currently he feels rather lost without the comradeship of the Sable Company Marines, and finds his transitory lifestyle very lonely - despite Arrow's devotion.
The Noble Chelaxian house of Marn immigrated to Korvosa shortly after the ascension of House Thrune and their diabolism. They set themselves up as Nobility, but each successive generation lost money, and the family are no longer able to support a noble lifestyle, most working within the government of Korvosa.
From birth Rellen was instilled with the virtues of nobility, despite being relatively poor. It was obvious from the start that he was agile and capable, but his stutter and shyness made him ill suited for many careers. As such the family concentrated upon his martial training planning to have him enter the military and become an Officer.
He became entranced with The Sable Company and their magnificent mounts, and his father was able to get him assigned to the Marines as a Squire. In this role he gradually befriended the hippogriffs and many of the marines, serving diligently and practicing the bow and his riding until he was blistered and sore.
When he was fifteen Captain Dannabar allowed him to accompany an expedition into the mountains south of Korvosa to capture more eggs one of which he would rear to become his own mount. But searching out new blood to add to their lineages the Marines headed into an unexplored valley in the midst of the mountains. A valley that was the territory of the young red dragon Agraxxus.
After they had set up camp, and spent the day locating the hippogriff's roosts, and recovering three beautiful dappled eggs, the dragon struck under cover of darkness. Flames enveloped tents and mounts alike and as his comrades and friends burned around him Rellen was only saved because the Captain flung him atop his own mount urging the hippogriff Brightfeather to flight.
The Captain and a few of the veterans managed to mount a resistance, despite the chaos of screaming men and their mounts, Captain Dannabar's magical bow stinging enough to earn Agraxxus's terrible wrath. The Captain was a formidable man, and he fought valiantly inflicting terrible injuries upon the dragon, but he was simply no match for the ferocious maelstrom of claws and fangs that Agraxxus brought to bear.
But Rellen could not run, could not stand the screaming and terrible smells of burning flesh, and he still had his bow. His voice working for once in his life he called out a challenge to the terrible wyrm and when Agraxxus turned to immolate the pesky human flying above it he sprouted a feathered shaft from his malice filled eye.
Fifteen Marines died, and Rellen found himself alone with the remaining egg - the others destroyed in the chaos - and a grieving hippogriff who would not leave his dead master's side. It took him a month to return to Korvosa, taking only the egg and Captain Dannabar's bow.
He stayed with the Sable Company for a further two years. And in that time the egg hatched and a black hippogriff emerged who Rellen named Arrow. He was accorded the rank of Lieutenant and proved himself in several small skirmishes against the mountain bugbears and goblins.
Then three months ago his father, a well respected Magistrate, was arrested for treason against Korvosa, and hung. Unable to believe this Rellen resigned his commission and bent himself to trying to uncover the truth. But his investigations seemed only to corroborate his father's guilt. It seemed he had been having an affair with some strange woman who had since vanished, named Laria Treeve, and funding this lavish vice with bribes and diversions of the authorities that had allowed enemies to steal into the city and tens of thousands of gold pieces in duties to go unpaid.
Unable to deal with the shame his mother took her own life. And though his brother Marines would have gladly accepted him back, Rellen found himself unable to remain in Korvosa, feeling shame and guilt, and anger at the authorities - he still wants to believe his father innocent, but admits the evidence is compelling. Now he finds work as a mercenary and courier with Arrow by his side.