Forget that at thy everlasting peril. During his thousand-year lifespan, Elminster has trained and reared a long succession of apprentices who have all become superb spellcasters in their own right, helped found The Harpers, and raised several of the Seven Sisters. [49] [citation needed], Elminster was by turns serious, fearsome, and arrogant, and charming, clever, and good-humored. However, the subsequent calm was soon broken, as the Shadowmasters had not stopped their plans for power. They have secrets aplenty, as well they should, and take care ye don't pry too hard. Each is more mad than the last. [40], In 324 DR, the Harpers are formed by Dathlue Mistwinter. Should we then be destroyed out of hand because of what we might do? Together they uncovered a plot by Baerune Cordallar, Kaulgetharr Drell, and others to wed Alusair Obarskyr and kill Tanalasta Obarskyr. Home When this failed due to Mystra's protections, Laurlaethee attempted to kill the Chosen with spells but was ultimately subdued by Elminster. That's one of those overblown emotions reserved for fools who haven't been paying attention. For years he has confounded the Zhentarim, The Red Wizards of Thay, and a hundred rival mages, but in his advanced age he now prefers to work through younger and more vigorous heroes rather than move directly against his foes. Halaster has collected many things through out the centuries, some unique, some crazy. He also has difficulty holding the thread of any conversation. . Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master wizard, spellcraft specialist, alchemist, and lorekeeper, expert swordsman and combatant, skilled in a variety of other trades, Genius Intelligence, Longevity, Master of Magic, Energy Manipulation, Elemental Manipulation (Of the fire, ice, water, earth, wind, lightning, acid, and sound varieties), Poison Manipulation, Light Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Minor Luck Manipulation, Minor Holy Magic, Divination, Shapeshifting, Transmutation, Petrification, Creation, Forcefield, Can cancel the abilities and powers of others, Several attacks ignore durability or instantly kill, Healing, Regeneration (Low-Mid) via the Ring of Regeneration, Teleportation, Illusion Creation, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Can open portals, Battlefield Removal, Telepathy, Psionics, Summoning, Reality Warping via Limited Wish and Wish, Nigh-immunity to mind and soul-based attacks, poisons, diseases, magic, traps, and the like, Immunity to a wide array of mundane and supernatural effects, A wide array of contingency effects further protect him from harm. Videos from outdoors in the wilderness of California. One last excellent resource is the Forgotten Realms Wiki. [33], Elminster was born in 212 DR[34] to Elthryn, who was the lord of the village of Heldon and a prince of Athalantar, and his wife Amrythale, in the kingdom of Athalantar. The titanic battle that eventually erupted between Elminster and the Simbul caused much damage to the Witch-Queen's palace before they both agreed to move the battle to Crommor's Fang. [61], On Nightal 28, Elminster met with the Lady-of-the-Wood Morgwais in time for the arrival of Galaeron Nihmedu, Melegaunt Tanthul, Vala Thorsdotter, and the stone giant Aris. Narnra is a thief who was raised by a single mother in Waterdeep. Halaster grants Sargauth Enclave to Shradin Mulophor. Elminster was credited with the creation of the following spells: Elminster penned a number of books in his time including Songs of the Wind: The Holdings of Windsong Tower,[27] Harping by Moonlight: Approaches to Life, and A Myth Drannan Amphigory. Elminster refused the offer but instead asked that Tarth destroy his former master's (Nerndel of Amphail) staff. Edged Barbute of Halaster's Successor 808: 2,020: 4,848: 19,392: 1,212: 808: 14,544 [60], Later in the year of 1371 DR on Nightal 25, Elminster was called to Blackstaff Tower to discuss the phaerimm attack on Evereska with Laeral Silverhand, Khelben Arunsun, High Elder Gervas Imesfor, and High Priestess Angharradh Odaeyns. But all are considered very dangerous. Whatever ye use it for, it always, always transforms the user and that upon which it acts. After knowing the love of the Goddess Mystra, nothing awes him or leaves him much afraid. Character Wiki. Elminster explains that Nimra would help train Tarth as she was still bound to Nerndal's service - and now his. Attack Potency: At least Multi-Continent level (Stated to be one of the strongest adventurers on the Sword Coast, marking him as vastly superior to those that can defeat Father Llymic and other Elder Evils; His level is above that of the Phaethon, a creature that heats the core of planets by its mere presence), Speed: At least Hypersonic+, with High Hypersonic+ reactions (far above people who can avoid the spell Call Lightning and can tag individuals with the evasion feat). His clothes were plain. The fact that Elminster has about ten times his HP would be the deciding factor in a battle, though. Race Elminster Aumar In the confrontation, spells were thrown, and Storm Silverhand blasted one of the shadow princes with a ball of silver fire. Due to the essence of the artifact and the sheer power of Elminster's wards, on whose power the artifact fed, the Sharrans defeated Elminster (though not without losing most of their number) and a contingency spell whisked Elminster away, while his tower itself was blasted into ruin and transported to another, unknown plane. Halaster takes complete control of the Undermountain in 309DR. Stamina: Very high, endured multiple beatings and prolonged demonic torture. [17], However, while Elminster was absent, the other Chosen, the Knights of Myth Drannor, and the Rangers Three held off the forces of evil until his return to the world. 2. Who said anything about killing Mystra? The FR Wiki and Roll of Years. Because of her curiosity, Narnra quickly found herself involved not only in Elminster's activities but also in the intrigues of the Cormyrean nation. [citation needed], Though known to think very little of humans, Morgwais, the Lady of High Forest, liked Elminster a lot and had occasional flirtatious relations with him.[30]. [56][17] In fact, he was transported to another plane for a period of time, and later returned. The Elminster Series is a series of fantasy novels by author Ed Greenwood.The novels are set in the Forgotten Realms setting created by Greenwood for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.The series focuses on the titular character Elminster who was a key figure in several of Greenwood's other novels set in the Forgotten Realms setting. Additionally, Elminster has a limited (albeit very high) number of spells he can cast each day, must re-prepare his spells if he wishes to cast them again, and can be overconfident. Chapter 17; The Alignments Note: I think that Alignments are really, really, really interesting.I mean they can be both a blessing and a curse for any D&D player out there. Elminster. ", "Trespassers could die a quick and certain death or they could be invited in for stew. His clothes were plain. Please reconsider before it is too late. [48], Aumarra Kethtan was present during early 1246 DR in Twilight Hall, when Elminster and Storm Silverhand discussed Lantan's recent use of bombards. Wizard 29 higher with Improved Initiative, Lifting Strength: Class 1 physically, much higher with magic, potentially up to Class M with transformation, Striking Strength: At least Multi-Continent Class, Durability: At least Multi-Continent level (Capable of casually tanking attacks from the likes of Aumvor the Undying and other major Sword Coast threats). The god Azuth soon came to him telling him that he mustn't rely on Mystra for aid like any other Chosen must with magic, this again being a test from Mystra. If only one tentacle injects venom, the victim must save vs paralyzation with a -2 penalty or become flaccidly paralyzed (limp, unable to move) for 2d6 hours. He met and formed a bond of friendship with a young thief, Farl, who knew Elminster as "Eladar the Dark". [46], When malaugrym attacked Arunsun Tower in Waterdeep on 1179 DR, Elminster was among those who helped repel the attack. Male[4] A relatively light-hearted book when compared to the more violent Elminster in Hell, it focuses primarily on the life of one of Elminster's children, Narnra Shalace. [35][17], Around 241 DR, Elminster traveled to the city of Cormanthor, where he continued his magical studies as an apprentice to a cruel and powerful wizard and living among the ancient elven society. It covers all manner of FR subjects, including articles about the naming of years, the Calendar of Harptos, Years by Name, and coverage of nearly every single year!. 1. [50], On Flamerule 6 in 1294 DR, Symgharyl Maruel requested that she become Elminster's apprentice. Slay a foe, sure, or defend thyself against a raider - but to strike down one who may some day menace thee? 1369 DR Members of the Twisted Rune kidnap Halaster, causing Halaster's Higharvestide. [2], In 767 DR, Elminster became a foster parent to three other of Mystra's Chosen: Laeral Silverhand, Storm Silverhand, and Dove Falconhand. OP does not say Elminster and his patron deity vs Mab, just Elminster, Mystra is not even involved here. [57], In Mirtul of 1364 DR, Elminster took on Nouméa Fairbright as an apprentice after being introduced by the Great Lady Calabrista of Selgaunt. AFAIK Elminster is CR 35 or so, Simbul is a couple levels higher. As a high-level wizard, Elminster was capable of taking on almost any appearance imaginable. [9] Later, thanks to the sacrifice of the Simbul, he regained his former body again and ruined for good Manshoon's claim to the throne of Suzail. Not even the gods took unto themselves the power to control ye or me so tightly that we cannot walk or speak or breathe save at another's bidding! Narnra leads the life of a loner thief in Waterdeep , with no one to depend on but herself. [24], Elminster was known to be capable of bypassing the wards of Blackstaff Tower and teleporting directly inside the structure unbidden, something Khelben believed him to be the lone individual capable of. With the agreement of Amarune and the aid of Storm, Elminster's essence was placed in Amarune's body with the aid of a spell the ex-Chosen had discovered in a cache once belonging to Azuth. For years, the two of them pretended to be "Elgorn" and "Stornara Rhauligan", "repairers of ever-crumbling stone, plaster, tapestries, and wood" in the royal palace of Suzail, spying on and testing the loyalties of War Wizards and nobles alike. Thank you for thinking better of disturbing my privacy. Elminster Aumar, also known as the “Sage of Shadowdale” and the “Old Mage”, was one of the most famous and powerful wizards in all of Faerûn, as well as a fair fighter and thief. [65] After, In 1373 DR, Elminster discovered a daughter he had never known, Narnra Shalace, in Marsember. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Nay! Family [37] On morning of Nightal 9 in this year, the Srinshee attempted to steal some of the silver fire from Elminster but was burnt for her experiment. The Elder Scrolls metaphysics & philosophy, can avoid the spell Call Lightning and can tag individuals with the evasion feat, https://vsbattles.fandom.com/wiki/Elminster?oldid=6924727. For a few years, "Elmara" was a priestess of Mystra. After much searching, the Simbul found him, and together they defeated Nergal and returned home. [62], Elminster fought a running battle against phaerimm, beholders and even the lich Wulgreth through the wild magic area of the dire wood. The damage will vary per player due to Power. Remember also that the mage who slays with Art carries the weight of every slain soul around with him from the moment of killing onward. Ancient archmage, Chosen of Mystra, Sage of Shadowdale, Elminster is in many ways the symbol of Faerun and the magic that suffuses the world. Debuff lasts 10 seconds. Go forth and take up arms against the perils that beset us! [25], Elminster owned a variety of powerful magic items, including an amulet of natural armor, bracers of armor, a mantle of spell resistance, a ring of protection, a ring of regeneration, a thundering longsword, and his famous Elminster's eversmoking pipe.[4]. Human[4] Elminster Aumar (pronounced: /ɛlˈmɪnstɛr/ el-MINN-ster[20]), also known as the "Sage of Shadowdale" and the "Old Mage", was one of the most famous and powerful wizards in all of Faerûn, as well as a fair fighter and thief. He then sought to train his great-granddaughter while attempting to defend the Forest Kingdom from Manshoon and traitorous nobles alike. Therefore Elminster ought to be more powerful. My Completely Insane List of Notable Years in the FR Timeline. That is as monstrous as the act of the usurper who slays all babies in a land, for fear of a rightful heir someday rising against him! Magic creates, but it also destroys. Most of his more powerful spells require some amount of prep time to prepare the materials needed to use them even once. 1375 DR Events of Expedition to Undermountain. Essentially, the further he is from his lair on floor 23 the more sane he is. Elminster was subject to brutal tortures, surviving only because of his exceptional endurance and ability to heal himself with silver fire. The events of the Dungeon in the Mad Mage takes place The events of the Dungeon in the Mad Mage takes place over 1000 years later. On Eleint 21 in 1246 DR, Elminster consulted with the Srinshee and Thauntar before preparing to challenge the Simbul in Aglarond for her mage-slaying activites. 4th Edition Statistics[19] But if ye learn the long history of my deeds, ye'll know precisely what I stand for and what I am. ... Every altar in every temple on Farun started spitting blue fire. Images (5) Forum (0) News; Related Pages … After performing the ritual to destroy the staff, the item transfrom into Nimra Ninehands who had been trapped in the staff for over 700 years. He has a heart of gold, a deep need to bring tyrannical, pompous, and cruel persons low, and a crotchety "don't push me" manner. At these times, Halaster is fastidious, meticulous, and quite proper, though still thoroughly evil. [52], In 1350 DR, Elminster 'retired' to Shadowdale, though this was something of a ruse to provoke certain enemies. [59], In late Eleint of 1371 DR, the new Mystra stripped away many of Elminster's memories of her former incarnation's secrets. The Old Mage was also friends with Mordenkainen of Oerth and was acquainted with Dalamar of Krynn. [47], During the Harpstar Wars in 1222 DR, Elminster defeated the Zulkir of Necromancy, Szass Tam, and earned himself (and the Harpers) the emnity of Thay. However, Manshoon departed before he realized that Elminster had survived his body's destruction in a near-undead state. 2nd Edition Statistics[17] It is not a burden to be lightly assumed. He is prone to long reveries in which he sees again people and … [63] When Elminster appoached his tower, Rivalen Tanthul and five other Princes of Shade ambushed Elminster. [9], Despite these setbacks, Elminster and Storm continued with their campaign to save Faerûn, battling evil where they could. (This sign at the base of the path is very old and weather beaten, and most pay it little heed. Completing this collection will give you on additional bonus of 10. 1372 DR Events of Elminster in Hell. If both tentacles hit and inject venom, the victim must also save vs death magic -2 or die from respiratory paralysis within 1d4 minutes. Child(ren) [51], In 1336 DR, Elminster visited the Moonshae Isles. Outrage? [38], Some believed he had a hand in the founding of the city Waterdeep, or just with setting up its system of lords. [45], On Hammer 14 in 907 DR, Elminster confronted Halueve Starym for attempting to control devils. It is their will that we may be free to do as we may. Artwork depicting Elminster from the Epic Level Handbook. He can portray himself as a trickster, a ra… [35][17], Eventually, after a number of adventures when Elminster was a young adult, Mystra, the Goddess of All Magic, visited Elminster and spent time with him, persuading him to learn magic and revere her. 1e The Simbul, Larloch, Tam, Elminster, Mystra's Chosens, Halaster, Vangerdahast, Gromph Baenre, Telamont Tanthul, and some others can work together to deal with the guilds and their masters. Violators should notify next of kin. Since shadovar were living shadow magic, and silver fire was pure Weave magic, the collision between the two tore at the fabric of reality, creating a rift to the Nine Hells. In one of his recent novels he was detained by an Archdevil of the Nine Hells, and had to be rescued by Halaster of Undermountain...with some boosting from Mystra (speculation is that now he is also a Chosen of Mystra and not insane!) [17], Elminster snored loudly while sleeping, although he muted this magically if it would disturb friends. Born Methinks ye shouldst take what is given when proffered by an elf. [17], In 851 DR, Elminster mentored the newly-appointed Chosen of Mystra, Sammaster, in how to use his new powers. Shadowdale, Shadowdale[11][12]Myth Drannor, Cormanthyr[13]Hastarl, Athalantar[14]Wind Cavern[14]Heldon, Athalantar[15] However, usually only close friends got to see the full range of his character. Spells: Elminster possesses a vast array of spells that can be used for a variety of effects, including but by no means limited to: Spell-Like Abilities: Elminster has a number of spell abilities available to him, each usable once per day without the need of repreparation: Special Abilities: Has a variety of unique powers, including: Note: This profile depicts Elminster at his peak; his level of power following the events of the Spellplague is unknown. He was rarely without his meerschaum pipe, usually smoking a vile blue or green smoke. 2e Basic Information Elminster figured out how to manipulate the Weave to call forth spellfire. [17], During the Time of Troubles, Elminster defended Shadowdale against a Zhentarim army commanded by Bane himself. Khelben is around 30, Halaster also around 30. It is the right and the doom of all creatures who walk Faerûn to do as they will; it is why we of the art frown so at those who charm often, or in frivolous cause. During the Time of Troubles, he saved Toril by holding Mystra's power inside himself, surviving by his wits and the aid of the ranger Sharantyr rather than by his magic. [70], These notices could be found on the side of the path leading to Elminster's tower in Shadowdale:[citation needed], In addition to his residence on Toril, Elminster maintained a hideaway within a floating metal sphere that orbited the central earthmote of the planet Coliar.[74]. 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