Description: Tall, sturdy looking human warrior wearing chain mail. He has a full shield on his back and a hammer nearby. He is 6' tall, in his mid-20's, and has hard dark eyes with short hair.
Clichés: Successful Warrior Adventurer of the Republic (5), Experienced Dungeon Crawler (4).
Stone Crusher: Powerful Magical Hammer (3), Imbued With Spirit of a Legendary Sarcastic Sage (3).
Hook: Generally grumpy/gloomy and becomes ill-tempered towards those that take advantage of others.
Languages: Narsikan, Azânêan, broken Gamok.
Equipment: Boots of Striding (1-die Bonus Gear). 4 Potions of Healing. Chain Mail, shield, leather gloves, rope, outdoor gear, waterskin, dried food, flint, dagger, knife, crossbow, bolts, compass, backpack, horse, standard riding gear.
Currently wearing warm clothing and carrying a Moon Globe, mountaineering equipment, and a supply of rations. He's also carrying Silva Karen's body and wears one of her protective charms.
Wealth: Wealthy from a successful adventuring career (including the ~750 lûn from the Black Leviathan adventure). [Wealth Adj +4 (Adventurer)]
Tale: Tam started his career as a foot soldier in the Narsikan Army at the young age of 16. His brawling ability got him noticed by his fellow soldiers and his temper landed him on extended guard duty on more than one occasion. After surviving several brutal campaigns, Tam hooked up with some adventurers needing some brute strength to raid a temple where a few cultists were hiding out. Rumor had it that several villagers had been kidnapped and were being sacrificed to a young dragon. While no dragon was involved, this encounter was Tam's first in terms of magic and as luck would have it he survived the encounter not only with his life, but with a Magical Hammer with strange symbols etched in its shaft and head. Once he got back to the city, Tam discovered from a local scholar that the hammer was indeed magical and its name Stone Crusher was associated with several key campaigns throughout history. Stone Crusher seems to have a near perfect balance and weight for Tam's frame, making it an extension of Tam's brutal fighting style, which has served him well over the years. In addition to aiding Tam's fighting ability, Stone Crusher is imbued with the spirit of the legendary (but sarcastic) sage, Lonsel "TrueSight".
While Tam is in great shape, he seems to move with an almost super human ease. This is due in large part to the Boots of Striding he acquired during one particularly daunting quest. His party was captured by a group of slave traders and for several weeks Tam and his companions were held captive. Some were tortured, many were beaten and some experienced much worse. Ultimately, the slavers planned to sell him and his group to the highest bidder. However, Lorn 'DeathGrip' managed to free his comrades and start a rebellion against their captives. With Stone Crusher in his hands once again, Tam released his rage on his captors. However, no matter how many of these vermin he killed his rage would not be quenched. Tam's world almost came to a halt as he witnessed the end of a climatic battle between Lorn "DeathGrip" and the Slaver Lord Talius. While Lorn managed to kill the Slaver Lord, he was mortally wounded by a magical poison sword wielded by their once jailor. The combination of the loss of their leader, Lorn, and the personal nightmare each individual endured proved to be too much for the group. From that point on, the party never really hit it off as they once had and decided to split the spoils they received from the quest and go their separate ways.
Unspent Points: 5.
Successful Warrior Adventurer of the Republic: Being better equipped than your average adventurer; being an experienced soldier in the Narsikan Army; fighting in armor and with shield; fighting with the hammer and standard issue weapons; brawling; being familiar with Narsikan locations and cultures; being in great shape (especially very strong); enduring hardship; climbing; swimming; being stealthy.
Experienced Dungeon Crawler: Climbing, swimming, packing for expeditions, navigating dungeons, mapping, solving puzzles, finding secret doors, finding traps, avoiding the effects of traps when they go off, rudimentary lockpicking, knowing the weaknesses of common monsters, knowing the history of Ilsûthrin ruins.
Stone Crusher - Powerful Magical Hammer: Being supernaturally easy to wield, delivering stone-crushing blows.
Stone Crusher - Imbued With Spirit of a Legendary Sarcastic Sage: Offering unhelpful sarcastic remarks; complaining how things were better in the "old days"; being knowledgeable about history and other obscure topics.
Created: 28 December 2005 / Last modified: 19 September 2006