Tales from Elrond
Human Noble from Waterdeep
Race: Human (variant)
Class: Rogue (Mastermind)
Background: Waterdovian Noble
Experience Points: 36,817
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Saving Throw Proficiency:
Gaming Set (Playing Cards)
Gaming Set (Three-Dragon Ante)
Weapon & Armor Proficiency:
Kept in Style-
While in Waterdeep or elsewhere in the North, your house sees to your everyday needs. Your name and signet are sufficient to cover most of your expenses; the inns, taverns, and festhalls you frequent are glad to record your debt and send an accounting to your family’s estate in Waterdeep to settle what you owe.
This advantage enables you to live a comfortable life-style without having to pay 2gp a day for it, or reduces the cost of a wealthy or aristocratic lifestyle by that amount. You may not maintain a less affluent lifestyle and use the difference as income— the benefit is a line of credit, not an actual monetary reward.
Rogue Guilty Pleasure: The Finest Wine
Rogue Adversary: Disgraced Ex-officer of the Waterdovian Military I helped expose
Rogue Benefactor: The Thann family, whom I neglected my duties to in service to my own desires
Noble Personalty Trait: No one could doubt by looking at my regal bearing that I am a cut above the unwashed masses.
Noble Ideal: Family: Blood runs thicker than water. (any)
Noble Bond: I will face any challenge to further the name and success of my family.
Noble Flaw: I have an insatiable appetite for wine and other intoxicants.
Tobias Evendur Quincy Thann was born the third son of Zelphar and Shandri Thann in the Riverlands of Tethyr. As the youngest child, Tobias was spared much of the expectations his brother’s faced, and as such, had a fairly autonomous childhood. He was often in the company of his valet, Pavel, a young orphan boy the family brought into service following an unfortunate incident.
The two were relatively close, and would often sneak away from the family’s estate to roam the countryside of Tethyr, and eventually the streets of Waterdeep themselves after moving north to the family’s vineyards. It was through these interactions with Pavel, that Tobias experienced the seedy underbelly of society and learned the rules of survival that would eventually come to define him.
After a few troublesome and violent escapades as a youth, Tobias eventually settled into his studies. Using his families wealth, Tobias studied linguistics, fencing, and both military and political science before joining Waterdeep’s military. He easily obtained an officer’s commission thanks to his family status, but his inspirational leadership and tactical mind quickly proved he had individual merit as well.
After a short two years in the city guard, Tobias joined the Griffon Calvary and four years later, retired from service with a very distinguished record. Returning home to Tethyr, Tobias was granted the title Viscount and oversaw the family’s holdings as well as their estate manor. He quickly grew bored with his mundane duties, and at the behest of Thurl Merosska, moved to the Dessarin Valley in order to join the Feathergale knights.
Tobias Thann believes that who we are as people is entirely determined by how others perceive us. To this end, he has built his image as that of a charismatic thinker. He is known both for his oratory skills during debates, and for his tendency to charge into battle headfirst— literally leading his men from the front lines. While he is not above deception and manipulation to achieve the outcome he wishes, he tends to favor methods which lead to righteous and amicable ends. Deep down, he is motivated by his need to prove his worth to his family, and to those of his own inner circle (whom he refers to as his drinking buddies).
Zelphar Thann: (Father) Secret Lord of Waterdeep and current Patriarch of the Thann family
Shandri Thann: (Mother) Current Matriarch of the Thann Family
Reginald Thann: (Oldest Brother) Lord of the Tethyr Crownlands
Julian Thann: (Middle Brother) Count of Riverdale
Member of the Feathergale Society in support of Lady Savra Belabronta