The Relic Hunters
Race: Hill Dwarf
Class: Knowledge Cleric
Deity: Onatar – God of Craft (Neutral Good)
Stats: Constitution +2, Wisdom +1
Weight: 122 lbs.
Alignment: Neutral Good
Speed: 25 ft. not reduced by heavy armor
Skills: History, Medicine, Insight, Persuasion, Arcana & Religion (Arcana and Religion bonus is doubled)
Languages: Dwarvish, Common, Orcish, Giant, Draconic
Armor: Light Armor, Medium Armor, Shields
Weapons: Simple Weapons, Battleaxe, Handaxe, Light Hammer, Warhammer
Tools: Smith’s Tools, Brewer’s Supplies
Saving Throws: Wisdom & Charisma
Background: Guild Artisan
Guild Business: Brewers, distillers and vintners
Feature: Guild Membership
- Darkvision – see in dim light up to 60 ft.
- Dwarven Resilience – advantage on saving throws against poison & resistance against poison
- Combat Training – proficiency with the battleaxe, handaxe, light hammer & warhammer
- Stonecunning – proficient in Intelligence (History) check when related to the origin of stonework (add double the proficiency bonus to the check)
- Toughness – HP max increases by 1, also increases by 1 for every level gained
Personality Trait (Perfectionist) - I’m a perfectionist in my trade. Anything worth doing is worth doing right.
Personality Trait (Tick) - I always want to know how things work and what makes people tick
Ideal - My talents were given to me so that I could use them to benefit the world
Bond - I created a great work for someone and then found them to be unworthy to receive it. I’m still looking for someone worthy.
Flaw - I’m quick to assume that someone is trying to cheat me
Korag grew up in Korth the capital city of Karrnath. His family has lived in the commerce district for several generations. The Flamehammers are well known within elite circles to be crafters of the finest metal wares in the nation. Sought out by nobility for special orders and stellar craftsmanship, the Flamehammers have always been a respected family. Korag followed his father into the forge at an early age as many previous Flamehammers had done before him. Though he was a vigilant student of the smithy and worked hard to refine his skills, Korag’s true passion was in the pursuit of knowledge and the crafting of fine ales.
Being a family of crafters, the Flamehammer family has always had a deep-rooted devotion to the god Onatar. Korag not so much. The idea that gods bestowed beings with all of their talents rubbed Korag the wrong way, and since his adolescence he began to drift away from the family’s traditional beliefs. When he came of age to perform his required military service, Korag was positive that he would assume a position in the infantry as a soldier. After all, he had the physique for it. But what happend next would change Korag’s life forever.
Reporting for recruitment, Korag stood dumbfounded as the officer informed him that he would be indeed joining the infantry, but as a cleric not a soldier. When he asked why, the officer explained that a High priest of Onatar had requested Korag specifically for a special assignment. Korag tried to protest but it was no good. That night, an avatar of Onatar came to Korag in a dream. He told Korag that he shouldn’t run from his traditional beliefs and that the soul of the forge resides in the pursuit of knowledge. The avatar assured him that the skills Korag possessed were not entirely bestowed by Onatar himself, but that they were also a product of Korag’s dedication to his craft and the magnitude of his character. The next morning, Korag awoke with a fierce determination to succeed in his new life.
For the next 10 years, Korag learned the ways of serving Onatar as a cleric of knowledge. He spent months just reading tomes and scrolls found in the cities libraries. He trained physically when he wasn’t studying. And when he wasn’t studying or training, he was serving. Korth’s Cathedral to the Sovereign Host was his second home. During this long period of service, Korag met many travelers and learned a great many things. However, he was never given leave himself to partake in any pilgrimage or adventure. Eventually tiring of training and never seeing action, Korag decided it was time to leave obligated service. He was missed by his fellow clerics and the leadership of the order thanked him for his time and devotion.
Upon returning home Korag’s father Bulgar praised his son’s dedication. He informed Korag that his younger brother Ulfas would be Bulgar’s successor freeing Korag to focus on his personal ambitions of crafting the perfect microbrew ale. Over the next year Korag spent the majority of his time researching brewing recipes and looking for creative ways to combine new brewing techniques and ingredients. He experimented with many different home brews while also maintaining a presence in the family forge by helping with the occasional side project. All the while Korag cultivated an interwoven bond with Onatar, never forgetting the time that he served and was vigilant in performing his daily prayers and devotions.
Two years after returning home, Korag found the perfect opportunity to test his recipes in entering a beer tasting competition held during the cities annual beer festival. Finishing in a very respectable third place, Korag was immediately approached by members of the cities brewer’s guild for enlistment. Korag accepted his membership offer and proceeded to plan the construction of his own brewery. One week later, he received a summons from the Cathedral. It appears that he needed urgently by his order, though for what it does not say.