Brother Dareus

Woodelfmonk
"Serenity comes from within"
User: Dareus
Campaign: Unification
Race: Wood Elf
Gender: Male
Class/Level: Monk/7
Description:
Dareus is a young, athletically built wood-elf with dark green eyes, short black hair, and a highly tanned complexion. He always has an air of confidence emanating from him. He wears the traditional blue and white clothes of his monastery even though they have cast him out.
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Age: 151
Background:
Dareus has lived most of his 151 years at Garic Abbey, a secluded monastery located in the Maerchwood of southern Chessanta. The monastery was named after its founder some 300 years ago and teaches the various disciplines of the monk. Dareus came to the monastery at a young age under less than ideal circumstances. His parents, as he was told, were traveling merchants and after conducting business at the abbey, left him there and never returned.
After being abandoned, Dareus was taken in by Brother Talmon, a middle-aged human. Talmon was not allowed to train Dareus in the martial arts until such time he was deemed worthy. He was basically a steward of the monastery, left to menial labor. But he observed and practiced the arts in secret for more than 50 years until one day he helped fend off a marauding band of orcs he discovered coming to raid the monastery while out hunting. The dedication and valor he showed to the monastery that day swayed the minds of his brothers.
After that day, Brother Talmon started training Dareus but he was a very old man by this time and soon died. Dareus was left to train on his own but without formal training the going was slow but he was used to that. Decades went by then another elf showed up at the monastery and was accepted to be trained. The task fell upon Dareus to ready him. With little formal training of his own, the worst thing imaginable happened. The young elf was killed while sparring with Dareus. He was again deemed unworthy and cast out from the monastery.
For the past few years, Dareus has wandered Chessenta hoping to redeem himself and reclaim his place in the monastery. He has hunting the lands and dispatching various foul creatures. He most notable accomplishment was dispatching a weregator terrorizing a small village on the River Adder. That scored him a nice pair of boots! He has also taught himself woodworking and how to play the recorder (which he made) during his travels. Today he still wanders the lands looking for redemption.
Details:
BROTHER DAREUS
6th Level Wood Elf Monk
Medium Male Humanoid
Armor Class 16
Hit Points 60 (7d8)
Speed 60 ft.
Senses Darkvision 60 ft.
Str 12 (+1) Dex 16 (+3) Con 14 (+2)
Int 8 (-1) Wis 16 (+3) Cha 8 (-1)
Alignment Neutral Good

BACKGROUND
Outlander
Origin: Outcast
Feature: Wanderer

PROFICIENCIES (+3)
Weapons: Simple Weapons, Longbow, Longsword, Shortsword
Armor: None
Tools: Recorder, Woodcarver's Tools
Saving Throws: Strength, Dexterity
Languages: Common, Elvish, Orc
Skills: Acrobatics (+6), Athletics (+4), Perception (+6), Stealth (+6), Survival (+6)

FEATURES & TRAITS
Martial Arts
Unarmored Defense
Keen Senses
Elf Weapon Training
Fey Ancestry
Trance
Ki (7)
Unarmored Movement +15 ft.
Monastic Tradition – Way of the Open Hand – Open Hand Technique
Deflect Missiles
Feat: Mobile
Slow Fall
Extra Attack
Stunning Strike
Ki-Empowered Strikes
Monastic Tradition Feature - Wholeness of Body
Evasion
Stillness of Mind

ACTIONS
Melee Attack - Staff of Striking, Lesser: +7 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature)
Hit: 1d6+4 bludgeoning damage (versatile; 1d8+4 bludgeoning damage)
Melee Attack - Wakizashi: +6 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature)
Hit: 1d6+3 piercing damage
Melee|Ranged Attack – Dagger: +6 to hit (reach 5 ft.|range 20/60 ft.; one creature)
Hit: 1d6+3 piercing damage
Melee Attack – Unarmed Strike: +6 to hit (reach 5 ft.; one creature)
Hit: 1d6+3 bludgeoning damage
Ranged Attack – Flaming Shuriken: +7 to hit (range 20/60 ft.; one creature)
Hit: 1d6+4 piercing damage + 1d4 fire damage

EQUIPMENT
Wakizashi, Lesser Staff of Striking, Staff, Dagger (10), Flaming Shuriken (10), Explorer’s Pack (backpack, bedroll, mess kit, tinderbox, torches (4), rations (8 days), waterskin, hempen rope 50’), Belt Pouch, Traveler’s Clothes, Alligator Skin Boots, Woodcarvers Tools (2), Recorder, Soap, Whetstone, Ancient Arrow of Elven Design (trinket), Wholesome Cake (1), Dareus' Spythe Stone, Dura Flowers (7), Mushrooms (nutritious) (10), Mage Hunters Stone, An Historic Account of Old Empires (book), Chessenta - The War of the Bitter Tide and the Battle of Pale Moon (book), Zelligar's Palimpset (book;2), Gold Ring Crafted to Resemble Flames (ring of fire resistance), Adventurer's Field Medical Kit, Room of Pools Bronze Key, Potion of Healing, Potion of Greater Healing, Hoarfrost Talisman, Flask with a Stopper (w/ gem flecks). Small Gem, 25 CP, 11 SP, 2 EP, 3358 GP, 345 PP
Weight: 97/180 lbs.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Personality Traits: I am utterly serene, even in the face of disaster; I once ran twenty-five miles without stopping to warn to my monastery of an approaching orc horde. I’d do it again if I had to.
Ideal: Honor. If I dishonor myself, I dishonor my whole monastery. (Lawful)
Bond: The monastery is the most important thing in my life, even when I am far from home.
Flaw: I am slow to trust members of other races, tribes, and societies.