Tam’n Hornraven, the Neutral Good Aasimar Cleric
To date, we have created our creative D&D characters using primarily the Fifth Edition Player’s Handbook. However, we’re going to break slightly with tradition and pull in some Unearthed Arcana and Volo’s Guide to Monsters resources to create this neutral good aasimar cleric. You can find the links to these resources at the bottom of this article. So, without further ado, let’s get on with it!
Tam’n’s story…“I was born and raised in Silverymoon to human parents. As a youth, I found myself dabbling in the dark arts and ultimately joined a cult that was fond of torturing “lesser races” and I don’t mean evil ones. Fortunately, the Angel of the Seven Heavens spoke to me in a dream and compelled me to turn away from my dastardly deeds. I awakened from my dream renewed and reborn.
Reborn indeed. Until that dream, I never considered how vile my acts were. I just followed the crowd. I believed in my sect’s creeds without question and I thought we were serving a just god’s will. It never occurred to me that what we did was unnatural, senseless, and malicious.
I consider myself unforgiven and my lot in life is to seek atonement; and it can be granted by none other than the Justicemaker himself, Draco Paladin. Once Bahamut grants me absolution I will finally be cleansed of my sins. Until that day, if it ever comes, I strive for worldly pardon. And perhaps a little retribution against evil and darkness.
Methrammar Aerasumé, current High Mage of the Gem of the North, deemed that I would not face exile for my crimes in exchange for testimony against the elder cultists. I helped reveal the cultists in Silverymoon and the Silverwatch either executed or chased off all members of the Church of Cyric. Although I was not exiled, I no longer maintain a permanent residence in Silverymoon. However, the Temple to Bahamut always has a room for me and my fellow travelers.
As I have stated before, I am forever unforgiven. Therefore, my quest for vengeance shall end only upon my final breath.”
I like to read and memorize poetry. It keeps me calm and brings me fleeting moments of happiness.
Aspiration—I seek to prove myself worthy of my god’s favor by matching my actions against his or her teachings.
A terrible guilt consumes me. I hope that I can find redemption through my actions.
I feel no compassion for the dead. They’re the lucky ones.
Remember that this neutral good aasimar cleric draws upon Volo’s Guide to Monsters (see page 105 “Protector Aasimar”). It also uses the Protection Domain cleric stats from the Unearthed Arcana. And, finally, Tam’n Hornraven’s Bonds and Flaws are on page 210 of Curse of Strahd. We chose those particular details because We view Tam’n as an incredibly haunted, and therefore, vindictive character.
- Sacred Flame
- Spare the Dying
- Compelled Dual
- Create or Destroy Water
- Cure Wounds
- Guiding Bolt
- Protection from Evil and Good
- Shield of Faith
- Prayer of Healing
- Protection from Poison
- Hold Person
- Protection from Energy
- Spirit Guardians
- Water Walk
Unless you have access to both Volo’s Guide and the Unearthed Arcana article regarding clerics then you won’t have a true appreciation for this aasimar’s full ability. In fact, we’ve used him in only one session so far and he may be a bit over-powered. Nonetheless, he is fun. Particularly so with poetic quotes spewing forth from such a ferocious zealot. We’ll stick with him as he is for a little while before deciding if he is really OP or not. We hope you enjoy him.
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