male, Jackalwere, Psychic Warrior) - Amen, as he more
fondly known, grew up in the deserts of the Anuaroch.
Raised and trained by the Bedine, he has learned the ways
of the desert and is a proficient scout, tracker and warrior.
The Bedine, through the prophecies of Elah (Selune), has
foretold of a great Cataclysm which will strike Anuaroch
next year (1372DR The Year of Wild Magic). The
Shade, led by the mighty Hadrhune, may have a hand in
this. Struck down by Asabi while rescuing an ambushed
Bedine patrol, he saw visions of a strange city in the
North. Clerics of Elah have foreseen the written prophecies
of a "stranger" which will liberate Anuaroch
from disaster. Amen travels to the North to seek answers.
male, human, Monk/Wizard) - Jakob spent his childhood
in ravaged Zhentil Keep during the Time of Troubles. Sold
into slavery by Thayan Red Wizards, Jakob finds himself
serving a noble of Calimshan. There, he is rescued by
the legendary archmage, Nataz. Nataz and Sharic, Chosen
of Azuth, entrust the young lad to the Shining Hand, a
monastic order worshipping Azuth. Honing his martial and
magical skills, Jakob is finally tasked by Nataz and Sharic
to travel to the North to keep a close eye on the latest
humanoid threat to the region. A threat, they believe,
might be connected to the current epic "Orc Crisis"
spawned by Turus'h Ma'k.
male, half-drow, Monk) - A native of Damara, Orel
was born during the Damara-Vaasa war. While the forces
of Zengyi, the Witch-King invaded his homeland, Orel's
mother tried to hide the young boy by entrusting him to
the Monastery of the Yellow Rose. After the war, Orel
began to hone his martial arts skills and revere the teachings
of Ilmater (god of Suffering). He learns, from no other
than King Gareth Dragonsbane, that his father, Rizzen
Rilynt'Tar (a valiant warrior of Damara), was captured
by fleeing forces of Vaasa and retreated to The North.
He heads to Icewind Dale to seek his father.
male, Moon Elven Curst, Ranger) Quinntalis was a member
of the Waterdeep city watch during the Time of Troubles.
He witnessed the destruction of the City of Splendors
by the fell forces of Bane and Myrkul. Quinntalis even
had the opportunity to meet Cyric and Midnight when they
were yet mortals. Quinntalis and the city watch, led by
Thanos Stormhand, a paladin of Torm, battled the onslaught
of undead serving Mrykul. When Mrykul himself manifested
in the Castle Ward, Quinntalis (along with Rhistel, his
best friend) were struck down by the god's necromatic
energy. 17 years later in the outskirts of Targos, he
rises from the grave as a Curst Undead. His goal - to
combat the forces of evil and necromancy and to solve
the mystery of his "ressurection".
male, Irda, Paladin of Bahamut) A
native of Krynn, Malcolm was once an apprentice to a reknowned
Solamnic Knight. When chaos swept the lands of Krynn,
his master was murdered. The young lad fled to a ruined
Tower of High Sorcery. The residual magic from ruins transported
the boy to Toril. At a cave near the outskirts of Kelvin's
Cairn, Malcolm prayed to Paladine. Bahamut, being the
essence of Paladine in Toril, heard his prayers. Surprised
to find someone calling him by his ancient name, Bahamut
revealed himself to Malcolm in a vision. He found the
young lad promising, strong, kind and faithful. Bahamut
gave him a greatsword with his symbol. From that day onward,
Malcolm vowed to uphold good and vanquish evil as a servant
female, Gold Elf, Wizard) Alliana's delicate features
and fiery hair are a counterpart to her stauesque complexion.
This lively and childlike elf with an inquisitive nature
hails from the Moonwood in the Silver Marches. She is
in search of a long-lost brother and has herself become
lost in Icewind Dale. Recently, he was rescued by Malcolm
Silverbrow from a nasty encounter with humaniods. The
two have been a pair ever since. Her spells and quick
wits greatly complementing Malcolm's kind heart and his
deadly skills with the bastard sword.
male, Aasimar, Fighter) Tarion grew up in Daggerdale
and was adopted by a kind human family. He helped Tevion,
his 'father', run the family business (mercantile). When
Tarion was 11, he accompanied his father and his brother
to Tantras to supply the local market with livestock and
vegetables. At Tantras, during the Time of Troubles, the
young lad witnessed the battle of Torm and Bane which
devastated most of the city. Tarion was even instrumental
in helping Torm defeat Bane by throwing the avatar's blade
so that the god of loyalty delivered the deathblow to
the tyrant, Bane (no ordinary mortal could wield the blade
of a god
unfortunately was slain during this event. Anur blamed
Tarion for the demise of his father and their relationship
as 'brothers' deteriorated ever since. He
decides to leave home and find his destiny elsewhere.
He is recruited as a mercenary by Luskanites and is sent
to Icewind Dale.
male, Avariel, Fighter) Rarest of the elven races,
the avariel, the winged elves, live a reclusive existence,
seldom seen by outsiders. Such is their scarcity and seclusion,
that their status is almost that of legend. Endrath has
chosen to live the Warrior's Path of his people. He hails
from the Star Mounts, at the center of the High Forest.
When several of his hunting companions were slain and
abducted by orcs, Endarth elected to pursue them. His
search brings him to Targos in Icewind Dale, where he
meets the rest of The Company.
male, Human, Psion)
and raised in Baldur's Gate, Xion discovered that he was
"special" as a child. During adolescence, some
of his Psychic powers manifested. Tainted and treated
as an outcast, the young Xion found refuge when he was
approached by the Brotherhood of the Mind, a group which
seeks out like-minded and gifted individuals. He trained
under the Brotherhood and journeys to The North to rediscover
more of his inner self thereby manisfesting latent psychic
powers still not known to him.