Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Rudha-an of Rowandale

As I enter the tavern my mind wanders off to the forests of Rowandale like it usually does when I find myself in an uncomfortable situation. The tavern is loud, full of people and stinks of old ale and rebreathed air. But I have been traveling the lands for too long on my own and need to find companions which can help me to explore the nature and secrets of the evil which drove me from my homeland.

Centuries ago my family, being close to the king of our long forgotten realm, was entrusted with the wellbeing of all that lives in Rowandale and the mountains surrounding it. But the thick forests and purling streams started to fade away when I was young and an unknown evil started to gnaw on the roots of the trees my family had protected for generations. Being raised in the ways of nature I was sent out to learn more about its source and to find a cure. That was a long time ago.

My ultimate goal is to go back and reclaim what was lost. After countless years of exploring the wilderness without any result, the dangers ahead and the task at hand force me to find companions with whom I can explore these lands. A party of five, weathered and interesting looking, makes me shift back to the here and now. I ask one of the humans in the group whether I could sit down, and after he invites me to do so, I tell him my name: Rudha-an of Rowandale.

After discussing the coming plans of the party, the group is quite happy to have a guardian druid on board. I think this for me is the perfect opportunity to seek for what was long lost and help the forces of nature to gain back control over all beings. "I am the seeker. I am the stalker. I am the storm."


  1. "I am the seeker. I am the stalker. I am the storm."?

    Welcome... All three of you!

  2. Zahig gets unnecessarily formal - I think he is still a bit shaken by the loss of Argent.

    "Welcome friend. Your skills will be put to good use, of that I am sure."

    But he can't resist a little dig:

    "I hope you can steer us toward great success!"

  3. Daelagor examines the newcomer from under his cloak and lets the others do the talking. He likes druids since they share his love of nature and the beloved trees. But since he is human the verdict has to wait until he proved himself useful and trustworthy. Seeker and stalker? Daelagor will be the judge of that!