D&D: Tomas and Judah

Lately I haven’t been able to do much regarding my novel and editing (I’m just stuck in a block and life has been too busy to slow down and focus.)

However, I’ve been OBSESSED with our D&D session and all I’ve been wanting to do is play and develop the backstory of my characters, Basile and Ciaran.

So, what I’ve been doing in my free time is developing Basile’s siblings: Tomas and Judah. They aren’t characters I plan on playing (although, if Basile and Ciaran die I will take on the role of Tomas) but they’re important to Basile’s backstory and it gives me something creative to work on while I wait for the next session (ugh, three more weeks…)

*Details may update as sessions continue.

CHARACTERS:

JUDAH ADLER:

  • Name Meaning: Praised
  • Race: Human
  • Class: Cleric
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5’ 9”
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Appearance:
    • Of average height, he is muscular and stocky. He’s pale with freckles, has blue eyes, and russet hair that he pulls back into a pony tail. He typically wears simple robes decorated with violet runes, and wears a crest of Ioun. He carries a battle axe given to him by his father before he passed, as well as a lance. He is very strong and athletic.
  • Personality:
    • He is a people’s person, with a boisterous personality. He’s one to say hello first to a stranger and provide them with whatever they need to ensure that they feel welcome. Although he enjoys the thrill of sportsmanship and adventure, he is not one to get involved after taking on his place as Head Cleric at his family temple. He takes his job as the “man of the house” seriously. He is devout to Ioun, his family’s patron, and will defend the temple at all costs. Despite his warm personality, he keeps an eye a newcomers until he feels certain that they are not a threat.
  • History:
    • Judah was born in the northern trading city of Modelheim to two loving parents. He is the middle child; younger than his step-brother, Eythan, but ten minutes older than his twin, Tomas.
    • He was an active and daring child growing up, playing sports and challenging other kids to his games. He was a natural leader with a fearless personality. He was allowed to get away with a lot, as his father seemed to watch over Eythan and his mother doted on Tomas. He didn’t mind, however, as it gave him a chance to sneak out and explore the city.
    • When Eythan started displaying signs of infernal roots, Judah began to feel uncomfortable around his brother, but didn’t understand why. He often asked his dad when his own horns would start to grow in, and struggled to understand why Eythan was different. As grew up he started to understand that there was something wrong with his brother, he spent less time playing games with him in yard near the temple and stayed at school to be with his friends.
    • His entire world seemed to flip on its head when he was twelve years old. He woke up early one morning to hear the bell tower in the temple ringing. He and Tomas had rushed to see what was going on, but was told to stay in the house. All he knew was that his mother had ushered a weeping Eythan inside and that men were carrying their father away to the hospital.
    • Their father passed away quickly, and for a few days the family tried to understand what had happened. On the day of the funeral, he overheard the leader of Modelheim tell their mother that he was poisoned. When interviewed about what he knew, he revealed that Eythan was a tiefling. He watched as Eythan was arrested, and stood up at the brief trial to condemn him. This was all the town needed to hear to be convinced that Eythan had murdered their father.
    • He spent majority of his teenage years searching for Eythan after he escaped, assisting the authorities with tracking him down. He was convinced that his brother was guilty. However, when their leads grew cold, he turned his focus to training and fighting, testing his limits in both physical combat and with casting spells.  He took on the role of head of the house and began to train as a cleric to follow after his father.
    • Now as a young adult, he is the sole care taker for the Temple of Ioun. While he spends most of his days at his family’s temple, he also keeps up to date with any information regarding Eythan and hopes to one day find him to properly prosecute him and avenge his father’s death.

TOMAS ADLER:

  • Meaning: Twin
  • Alias: T. S. Adler
  • Race: Human
  • Occupation: Writer
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5’9
  • Weight: 147 lbs
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Appearance:
    • Of average height, he is frail and thin. Clearly not a fighter, but has learned to take up a crossbow in case of emergency. He has pale, freckled skin and light blue eyes. He wears glasses, and his curly auburn hair is rarely tame. He wears simple clothes: a tunic, trousers, and a jacket. He can almost always be seen with a quill in hand and pieces of parchment.
  • Personality:
    • Tomas is a gentle soul with a quiet personality. He’s very creative and introverted, often working on a project rather than spending time with others. However, when in a crowd, he can have an extroverted personality and has no trouble speaking to people. In fact, he has no fears of public speaking or putting himself in the spotlight. He just prefers to stand back and watch others. Much like his family he is devout to Ioun and trusts him to keep his family safe. He is a bit of a worrier, and is fluent in many languages.
  • History:
    • Tomas was born in the northern trading city of Modelheim to two loving parents. He is the youngest of three brothers, with his twin, Judah, being ten minutes older. His oldest brother, Eythan, is a step-sibling.
    • Unlike his twin, he was not an active child and often daydreamed and worked on small creative projects. However, he loved to play games and would often play capture the flag or play checkers with his siblings. He got along well with Eythan, often wanting him to be the twin and not Judah.
    • Tomas was always drawn to Eythan, curious about his step-brother’s previously family before he was adopted. Instead of fearing his brother’s tiefling roots, he often prodded his mother and father and wanted to learn more. Judah would try and warn him that Eythan, although their brother, may be dangerous, Tomas would defiantly support Eythan. His trust in his brother never once wavered.
    • His ties to his family were tested when his father suddenly passed away. He was only twelve at the time and spent most of his time crying and writing to try and understand his feelings. Eythan spent most of his time next to him quietly, trying to comfort him. When Eythan was convicted of murder, he adamantly argued against it but was shut down.
    • Shortly after Eythan broke out of prison, he found a small letter left behind in the knothole of a tree in their yard and learned that Eythan would keep in touch with him, as Tomas was the only one who believed his innocence.
    • Nearly fifteen years later, Tomas has not seen Eythan. However, he receives letters sporadically and tries to respond – but it’s hard when he doesn’t know where his brother is traveling. Although his twin is adamant one finding Eythan, Tomas remains quiet and never openly defends Eythan. Instead, he has started to devise a plan to prove his brother’s innocence.

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