Eadan is a warrior from the Elnac Downs. He is straight forward, to the point, gruff, and more than a bit self centered. He has faith in himself, his own skills, points of view, and opinions almost to the point of arrogance. He's a bit of a scoundrel, taken to drinking, the occasional brawl in a bar or when traveling, but he has a good sense of fighting to enjoy a good fight and fighting for your life. He is down to earth and has a down-home sense of right and wrong mixed with a practical outlook on life. By far his greatest physical characteristics are his strength and dexterity, being a good bit above average. Mentally he is very strong willed but lacks a deeper understanding that goes with intellectual endeavors and sees the world in practical shades of gray or even black and white at times.
For how serious he can be, he loves to have fun. With some drink in him he'll soften up and become prone to flick the skirt to see what's under or just as likely to flip his kilt up and show off what he's got - especially when to the point of not being able to walk for being too drunk. He can be a prankster, foolhardy, and totally confident that whatever he gets himself into between the blade and a smile he'll come back out of it just fine.
He follows his own honor, or rather, the rules are made to be bent - though not necessarily broken. His friends will attest to the fact that he's got a good heart and a good head, however, and he'll rarely allow someone in need to be harmed even for personal gain. Though if the odds are even, he's not above using nefarious means to tilt the odds to his favor.
Eadan was a bit of a loner and enlisted in the effort to break away from the Kingdom of Thaentis during his youth. Upon getting separated from his company he found himself face to face with a number of Ogres. Running away he inadvertently lead them back to the company. His commander didn't believe him and punished him for running away from the cry of battle, the night the Ogres returned in numbers and the company was overpowered. Eadan survived because he was sent, as part of his punishment, to return to the nearest town and collect additional taxes for the effort - something that no one else wanted to do. Tax collection also had a high likelihood that such a young man would either fail or end up being injured / killed trying to complete his task. Either way his commander would be rid of him.
Upon returning to the camp, having failed to acquire the sum total that was demanded of him. He comes back near the end of the battle with the Ogres. Enraged by what he saw and ran in drawing his family claymore and attacked, head on, fully expecting to die. The Ogres were weakened, though winning, from the battle and he defeated them but not before he broke his sword slamming it through the plate armor and the chest of the final Ogre. With his company dead around him he was lost.
He remained there, even after burying the dead, until after what must have been weeks without knowing how much time had passed he realized that the Ogres had with them a chest of loot from other encounters. Low on food and supplies he opened it realizing he had no money nor any companions now to give him any guidance. Eadan realized he had to take care of himself or starve. The chest contained the most valuable bits of treasure - what must have been the life savings of the clan of Ogres that attacked. With them dead, he found what he could use, and set off to find food and shelter. Determined to end the life of and Ogre he saw along the way.
- Well trained in Hunting, Fishing, Cooking, Jumping, Musical Instrument (Pipe), and Contortionist.
- Proficient in Advanced Whip Use and Basic First Aid
- Specializes in duel wielding long swords.
- Proficient with knives, daggers, and other simple bladed weapons as well as use of his whip.
- Mithril Chainmail Shirt
- Magical Bracers
One gives him resistance against Cold the other against Heat, while wearing the pair (they are only effective when worn as a pair) he can withstand the heat of a desert and the cold of a blizzard comfortably. Both appear to be made of leather, with one embossed with a snowflake the other with a flame.
- Elemental Long Swords
- Hunting Knife
- Silver Dagger
- Masterwork Bull Whip
Elemental Long Swords
One is enchanted for increased speed, ability to hit, and fire while the other is enchanted for increased damage and ice. The magic in the swords makes each blade take on the hue of the element it is enchanted with (red/orange and shades of blue respectively) and each sword inflicts damage from its element upon impact. Additionally, the swords can be invoked causing them to burn with fire and ice respectively - this does not increase their damage but can be useful to evoke fear in others or use the elemental properties on objects (lighting fires, freezing something, etc..).
- Sporran of Holding
- Fishing Kit
- Snare Kit
- Cooking Kit
- Tinder Kit
- First Aid Kit
- Smoking Pipe
- Musical Reed Pipe
- Hunting Knife
- Bull Whip
- The kits are simple constructs, encased in leather, and rolled up easily for travel. None of them are difficult to construct if one has the requites skills to fish, set snares, cook, etc.. They are made to unroll / unpack quickly and just as quickly pack backup.