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Lane rose through the ranks of the guard rapidly, becoming a Lieutenant in short order, which many attributed to his work during the plague and his efforts against the undead. He served under Cassidy Mistwood until the Elvendeep civil war. Lane retired from the guard so he could help the Silverbow faction regain control, which allowed him to finish with his obligation to Elvendeep. Now free from service entirely, he moved back to Arangoth and found a nice little spot for himself in the nearby woodlands. Far enough to have some peace and quiet, but close enough to go to the city if he wanted to.
 
Lane rose through the ranks of the guard rapidly, becoming a Lieutenant in short order, which many attributed to his work during the plague and his efforts against the undead. He served under Cassidy Mistwood until the Elvendeep civil war. Lane retired from the guard so he could help the Silverbow faction regain control, which allowed him to finish with his obligation to Elvendeep. Now free from service entirely, he moved back to Arangoth and found a nice little spot for himself in the nearby woodlands. Far enough to have some peace and quiet, but close enough to go to the city if he wanted to.
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His return to the Guard has not been without its hiccups, but as always he found his place. His hatred of vampires helped lead to the formation of the Bathiretil, a vampire hunting and investigative squad in the Civic Guard, that he is in command of.
  
  

Latest revision as of 13:25, 11 September 2019

Lane Silverbow

Arms-Lieutenant of the Civic Guard
Vital Stats
Full Name: Lane Silverbow
Age: 65
Place of Birth: Elvendeep
Race: Half-elf
Appearance
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Additional Information
Nickname: Jawbreaker, Mask
Occupation: Arms-Lieutenant, Civic Guard
Marital Status: No.
Player: NotOnCue


Character Background

Lane was born to a small family living just inside 'Deepish borders. His mother was the sister of soon-to-be Governor Topaz Silverbow, but due to his father being human, kept them away from Elfspire and gave them a quiet and modest life. At even a young age, Lane had a very good connection to nature, a natural talent that was difficult for other half elves. It is a deep connection, rivaling some full blooded elves. Unfortunately, Lane oftentimes lacks the grace and light step of his half-elf and elven brethren.

Also unlike his brethren, he had a knack for a an unconventional weapon compared to others; the crossbow. While he can use a longbow just fine, he prefers the heft of the crossbow and it's long range. His crossbow was made specifically for him, and he had a couple copies commissioned as well, just in case. The weapon is a combination of elven grace in the flowing design scrawled over its surface, dwarven brute force from the heft of the weapon, and gnomish ingenuity forcused in one area only - the scope mounted on top. He might be clumsy at times, and hardly lightfooted, but he is a hell of a sniper.

He served some time in the 'Deepish military as a scout on their borders, and eventually was released from active duty to be called upon should he be needed. Still feeling he could be of use, somewhere, he decided to go to Arangoth, where he ended up joining the guard. Almost immediately after donning the uniform, plague beset the city, and he was part of the quarantine patrol that stood watch at the wharf gate. It was a duty he was particularly suited to, as the only real way to keep people in the wharf was to use the stock of his crossbow and 'convince' them to stay away from the wall. This earned him the nickname Jawbreaker. The other moniker came from his use of a facemask that covered his nose and mouth, which he still tends to use to this day. The mask he wore on the wharf had the lower half of a skull painted on it, which he also is still in possession of.

After the threat of plague had passed, Lane was part of the 'brute squad' on the wharf, helping to keep order on that side of the wall. Lane had no problem with being brutal when the job required it, and the rough and tumble of the wharf was a suitable environment for him to work out some aggression. He broke up many a bar brawl by stepping in the midst of it and bringing things to a sudden end, usually finding the aggressors on the floor either unconscious or clutching their broken faces.

Lane rose through the ranks of the guard rapidly, becoming a Lieutenant in short order, which many attributed to his work during the plague and his efforts against the undead. He served under Cassidy Mistwood until the Elvendeep civil war. Lane retired from the guard so he could help the Silverbow faction regain control, which allowed him to finish with his obligation to Elvendeep. Now free from service entirely, he moved back to Arangoth and found a nice little spot for himself in the nearby woodlands. Far enough to have some peace and quiet, but close enough to go to the city if he wanted to.

His return to the Guard has not been without its hiccups, but as always he found his place. His hatred of vampires helped lead to the formation of the Bathiretil, a vampire hunting and investigative squad in the Civic Guard, that he is in command of.


Physical Description

Lane stands at 5'10" with a fairly stocky build. As a half-elf he does have a slight point to his ears, but nothing extreme, and could easily pass for completely human if necessary. His hair is dark, though graying with age, and his eyes are green. Several small scars adorn his face along his jaw, cheek, and across his nose.

Talents, Skills, Quirks

Lane is a Ranger, and an accomplished hunter and tracker. As such, he has some skills and spells at his disposal:

  • Skills
    • Favored Enemy: Undead
    • Natural Explorer: Forest
    • Fighting Style: Archery
    • Summon Animal Companion: Dire Wolf
    • Ranger Archetype: Hunter
      • Land's Stride, Hide in Plain Sight, Vanish, Feral Senses, Foe Slayer, Horde Breaker, Steel Will, Volley, Evasion

(Skills and Spells taken from D&D 5E Ranger.)


As a 'Dark Ranger', he has skills and spells that augment those ranger skills already at his disposal.

  • Skills
    • Tainted Arrow - Lane can craft black arrows from pure shadow, which are just as solid as normal arrows and besides normal arrow damage, can also do aggravated and cumulative poison damage as well. After the arrow makes a successful hit, it dissipates into wisps of shadow that fade away, leaving the puncture wound to bleed out.
    • Volatile Poison - Due to the nature of the poison from the Tainted Arrows, an enemy that dies while infected can explode, causing damage to nearby enemies.
    • Summon Shadow - Lane can summon a shadow version of his animal companion into battle, effectively having two dire wolves for the duration of the fight. This shadow dire wolf is not a persistent summon, and will return to shadow when it is killed, when Lane sends it home, or at the end of battle.


Lane most assuredly has some form of PTSD from his time 'defending' the wharf gate against people trying to escape the wharf during the plague. While most of the interactions were cut and dry with little violence, he -did- earn the Jawbreaker moniker for a reason. But the interaction that haunts him to this day is when he had to hunt down a woman and child that escaped via the sewer system, and had to drag them back to the wharf.


Other Information

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