Tane Rither

User: Mardigan
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Role: Defender
Class/Level: Paladin/3
Tane Rither grew up as a ship captain's son. He was born at sea and lived most of his adolescence on the water, occasionally traveling dockside into port cities with his mother. From her and her crew aboard the Eagle's Shadow, Tane learned all he could about seamanship. On his thirteenth birthday, he was attached to the Windsprint to continue his education out from the shadow and protection of his mother. He acquitted himself admirably there and by his sixteenth birthday had risen to boatswain's mate. While young, he had gained the trust and loyalty of the men he lead, working with them daily, protecting them from the ire of the captain when he could, and fighting beside them when they were called to battle.

During a routine voyage, transporting several passengers from Delveras to Fal Moran, the Windsprint came under attack from pirates. Unable to outrun the pirate ship, the Windsprint was boarded. A fierce melee erupted on the top decks of the ship. Some of the passengers joined the fight to help repel the pirates. Tane watched several pirates break off and head below decks in pursuit of the fleeing passengers. Tane raced with his men to their rescue. At the battle's end, the Windsprint sailed free from the fleeing pirate ship. Though he and his men were all wounded, none of the fleeing passengers had been hurt. Tane was later approached by one of the passengers who had helped with the fighting. He identified himself as a Knight Radiant and expressed how impressed he was with Tane's selflessness in defense of the others. The Radiant made Tane an offer, to join him in Fal Moran to train as a Knight Radiant. Though it meant leaving the sea that he loved, the chance to join the Radiants and fight for something greater called to him. When they docked in Fal Moran, Tane left his sea-going life behind to start a grand new one.
Ideals: Uphold the Oaths of the Knights Radiant
Bonds: I fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.
Personality: My friends know they can rely on me, no matter what.
Flaws: Once I start drinking, it's hard for me to stop.