Perune is a half-blood Forest Elf hailing from Leth Deriel. He was born on the 9th day of the 3rd month in the year 368 AV to an Elven father and Human mother. His mother, Ingara, was killed during an attempt to sneak a group of Forest Elves past the hordes of Lyras' undead outside of Leth in the year 394 AV. A Warrior Mage, her penchant for fireworks and displays of self-sacrifice led to Perune joining the guild in the year 417 AV. He quickly became known among his guild as a scholar and organizer who would often host discussions on elemental magic theory and guild history. His work within the guild often led him to help newer members and eventually resulted in him taking on an apprentice, Oscearo Stillwater.
During the Elpalzi rebellion, Perune was concerned about the welfare of the Standing Stones of Zaulfung after threats made by the Elpalzi leadership. Spending months watching over the Stones as a guardian, he accrued a great deal of knowledge and is one of the few mages in Elanthia who knows of the theory behind their function and the current status of the site. His work to defend the site attracted the attention of Lilena Turmar who included him in a confidential group working to undermine Alret’s leadership and protect those who would betray him. The group’s work ultimately led to the acquisition of a key to the ward protecting Sorrow’s Keep and Alret’s downfall.
Following the end of the Elpalzi rebellion, Perune set out with Mazrian Daemondred to form a group that would better prepare adventurers to deal with threats to Kermoria. The group formed by his colleagues became known as the Anduwen Watch. His work for the Anduwen Watch has consisted of organizing and leading the legendary Raid on Maelshyve's Fortress, and working alongside the Philosophers of the Knife and the Order of the Dragon Shield to organize a second assault on the Fortress which assisted in the lobotomizing of the demon god Maelshyve.
More recently, Perune and his colleagues have become known for their experimental studies into the element Aether which caught the attention of the heads of the Warrior Mage guild: the keepers of Firulf’s Grove. The Grovekeepers have sent Scholar Uryutis to oversee a number of experiments involving a collaborative effort between the Warrior Mage and Bard guilds.
You see Perune Nocarrain, Archwizard, an Elf.
He has an oval face, pointed ears, almond-shaped green eyes and a straight nose. His auburn hair is short and fine. He has pale skin and an athletic build.
He is a bit over average height for an Elf.
He is an adult.
He is clean shaven.
He has a tattoo of a menagerie of icy-blue fractals encircling a midnight red sigil on your forearm.
He is wearing a dark icesteel balaclava crowned by a trio of infernal barbs, a black scaled backsheath wrapped in the pelt of a blood wolf, a draping chainmail hauberk mantled at the shoulders with red leucro fur, a diamondwood shield reinforced with silversteel spikes, some darkened icesteel gloves adorned with spiked knuckles, a watered steel sigilated ring ensconced with pure white spiritwood, some heavy leather fighting pants riveted along the seams with ornate bronze studs and some brown gargoyle-hide boots adorned with leathery wings.
Equipment of Note
Chainmail of the Red Leucro
a draping chainmail hauberk mantled at the shoulders with red leucro fur
Sturdy metal links backed by a leather base drape about the wearer, with straps along the arms and belts for the torso to secure it in place. Thick red leucro fur about the shoulders lends warmth against cold weather while adding to the intimidating profile the armor presents. Riveted to the metal, a small plaque displays a shield and hammer encircled by ten chain links.(Originally forged by Baelor.)
Celya oc Cercorim Baitan
a long-bladed senci spear with a blackened and malformed sana'ati haft
Warped to form a balanced haft, oddly-blackened sana'ati wood bears a semblance of gloom. Elemental symbols carved along the wood snake their way toward the spearhead, where thin veins within the vibrant green stone emit an eerie shimmer.
Demon Hunter's Helm
a dark icesteel balaclava crowned by a trio of infernal barbs
Translucent chainmail falls from a solid cap and facemask, the fathomless blue of the icesteel occasionally giving way to lighter streaks of cyan and brilliant azure. A trio of midnight-blue barbs are staged upon three positions at the center of the forehead, an anarchic growth culminating in needle-sharp points. Their jagged, broken bases are layered in dusky blue scales, and the tips bear dribbles of ichorous resin, frozen forever in viscid descent.
The Shattered Blade of Ingara Nocarrain
a rusty hilt bearing a jeweled salamander pommel and a shattered blade
Too damaged to serve as a weapon, the remains of this instrument of war is now simply a shattered relic. Pitted along the salamander's otherwise polished and restored skin, blotches of rust lend it a mottled appearance that contrasts sharply with the pristine Gemfire rubies that lend a hint of fire to the creature with each touch of light.
You get a bastard sword hilted with a stylized antler-shaped crossguard from inside your scaled backsheath.
In contrast to the deep purple blade is a bare steel grip engraved with flames spiraling up the core reminiscent of Imperial Age Telo'Getha weaponry. The hilt ends in a sharply angular crossguard shaped like a stag's antlers, jagged and irregular. A single fuller runs the length of the blade, a straight black line against the dark metal.
Crafted from the scales of a frost angiswaerd and colored glossy black, this backsheath rests within the red fur pelt of a young blood wolf, the opening of the sheath barely protruding from the wolf's agape maw and secured by a jagged tooth.
Bone of the Elder One
a gold-veined demonbone burin with an elegantly tapered smokewood handle
The shaft of the enchanter's tool is made of chalky black demonbone and a faint powdery residue clings to its exterior. Long, fine cracks in the material have been repaired with molten gold, leaving a spiderweb of bright lines across the surface. Attached is a slender smokewood haft, the wood chosen from a handsome, darker specimen of its species, smoky curls snaking more abundantly near the tang before fading into wisps.
Perune's familiar is a large and shaggy bear named Hanjora. Unlike most familiars, Hanjora has been given free rein to roam Elanthia. Over time, a personality has developed that is both inquisitive and mocking of life on the Plane of Abiding. Hanjora enjoys spending time with Empaths over all other people, but primarily spends his time travelling.
423 - Was recognized by Prince Belirendrick IV for working within a small group led by Lady Lilena Turmar to foil Alret's Elpalzi rebellion. Granted the title 'Zoluren's Shadow'.
423 - Was recognized by Prince Belirendrick IV for service to Zoluren in securing prisoners kept by the Elpalzi in Sorrow's Keep. Granted the title 'Zoluren's Emancipation'.
424 - Founding member of the Anduwen Watch.
426 - Helped organize and lead the successful Raid on Maelshyve's Fortress.
430 - Lead a second assault into Maelshyve's Fortress while carrying one half of the fabled Philosopher's Knot, its activation leading to the death of Maelshyve.
433 - Designed an experimental procedure that allowed Warrior Mages and Bards to create a stable aetheric anomaly that was impenetrable to extraplanar forces.
434 - Designed an experimental procedure that allowed Warrior Mages and Bards to create a stable gateway to the Plane of Electricity.
435 - Operated the Warrior Mage designed massive ballista during the Basalt Isle Raid.