Warlord from the Bandit Kingdoms,
World of Greyhawk
b. 12 Ready'reat, 536 CY
d. 11 Harvester, 585 CY
|Danus Lenara was born to a prominent family of artisans in the Free City of Greyhawk in the fall of 536 CY.
Raised in a life of privilege, he was a voracious reader from the tender age of six, and became fascinated with folklore concerning robbers and highwaymen.
Instead of wishing to grow up to enforce the laws (his father was a lieutenant in the Greyhawk City Watch), he went the other way.
At the age of 18, he left the Free City, ostensibly to head northwest to Ket, to study foreign cultures. Instead, he made his way to the Bandit Kingdoms, where he signed on as a mercenary in a petty warlord's private "army" of rabble, raiders, and half-orc scoundrels.
After two years of this, and being a quick study, he became a lieutenant in that warlord, Tomer Beneven; a year later, he helped another of Beneven's men, Omar Gakatis, take charge of Beneven's troops in a rather bloody coup of sorts.
Gakatis then made Lenara his right-hand man, amazingly enough - and a year later, he went the way of Beneven, with Lenara, already a fighter of some prowess, personally despatching Gakatis in single combat.
Lenara then carved out his own small fiefdom near Rookroost, but not so close as to attract attention from the more powerful bandit rulers.
He then did an amazing thing - with a ring of polymorph he found in Gakatis's effects, he transformed himself into a half-elf and made a new persona back in the Free City - as a worshipper of Nerull.
Eventually becoming involved in several heinous plots, including one to massacre almost every notable official in the city, he was tracked down, but used his ring to escape, fleeing and leaving several of his henchmen to fall into the hands of adventurers and authorities.
Eventually, the henchmen sold him out, and admitted to their knowledge of a potential alternate (in fact, his true) identity. After weeks of searching, Lenara's personal realm was assaulted by the same party of adventurers that nearly captured him in Greyhawk City.
After a long fight, Lenara again fled, this time to the land of Tenh. But within a month, he was tracked down by the same aforementioned intrepid adventurers, and this time slain by Lyzander du Lac in a man-to-man duel.
As Lenara's specialty was ranged weaponry - specifically the composite longbow - Lyzander, a two-weapon warrior wielding a pair of bastard swords, put him down rather quickly.
His family never learned of his fell existence, but they might someday, as he buried a time capsule with a personal diary containing much detailed information on his activities somewhere in the Free City's boundaries. Perhaps he had some sort of.conscience after all... though few saw any of it in his normal life after he reached adulthood.
|DANUS LENARA, human Ftr 10/ Ari 7; CR 17; ECL 17; Medium Humanoid; HD 10d10+30 + 7d8+21; hp142; Init +7 (Dex +3, Improved Initiative +4); Spd. 20 ft.; AC 26 (+3 breastplate, +1 small steel shield, +3 ring of protection, +3 Dex), touch 13, flat-footed 23; Base Atk +15/+5; Grp +19; Atk +22 Melee (1d8+6/19-20,x2, longsword +3) or +27 Ranged 1d8+13/ x3, composite strength longbow +5 with arrow +3); Full Atk +22/+12 Melee (1d8+6/19-20,x2, longwsord +3) or +27/+17 Ranged (1d8+11/x3, composite strength longbow +5 and arrow +3); SA --; SQ ring of invisibility; AL NE; SV Fort +10, Ref+6, Wil +4; Str 20; Dex 17; Con 16; Int 14, Wis 13, Cha 15.
Skills and Feats: Appraise +8, Balance +3, Bluff +12, Climb +9, Concentration +3, Craft (Bowyer/Fletcher) +7, Diplomacy +14, Disguise +9, Escape Artist +5, Forgery +2, Gather Information +6, Handle Animal +7, Heal +4, Hide +3, Intimidate +14, Jump +8, Knowledge (nobility/royalty) +8, Knowledge (history) +8, Listen +6, Move Silently +3, Ride +15, Search +3, Sense Motive +12, Sleight of Hand +6, Spot +6, Survival +13, Swim +9, Use Magic Device +3, Use Rope +5; Improved Initiative, Leadership, Mounted Combat, Mounted Archery, Point blank shot, Far Shot, Precise Shot, Manyshot, Weapon Focus - longbos, Weapon Specialization - longbow, Quick Draw.
Possessions: Longsword +3, composite strength longbow +5 , 11 arrows +3, 9 normal arrows, Breastplate +3, small steel shield +3, ring of protection +3, ring of polymorph (not normally worn), ring of invisibility.