Thenric was born to a human father named Elgric Blackthorne and Renna Elathyra, his elven mother. A ranger by training, Elgric rescued Renna from an orc attack on her family. Renna was the only survivor in the attack, and Elgric offered his home to her as a haven from a harsh winter. Confined in Elgric’s small cozy hut together, huddling from biting winds and bitter cold, a romance blossomed. By spring Renna knew her place was with Elgric, and soon after their son Thenric was born.
Thenric’s early years were spent in the woods, where under the tutelage of his ranger father he became proficient with the bow and living off the land. Naturally agile, he could climb any tree or rocky wall with ease (Dex). He hoped one day to grow up to be a ranger like his father. Fate intervened when he was 12. While out hunting in the woods, he came upon a caravan of slavers in the woods. His youthful truthfulness (and lack of knowledge of other people) betrayed his innocence, and the slavers drugged him and captured him. Unfortunately, he was allergic to an ingredient in the draught and it nearly killed him. When he finally got better many months later, his strength had atrophied (low STR). As a result, he was bullied often and learned to hide quickly to escape the constant beatings (Stealth). Only the foraging skills taught by his father kept him from starving.
His lack of strength hurt his value as a slave, and after being unsold for a couple of years, the slavers decided to kill him and cut their losses. However, an old crippled man named Brynd Tindall took pity on him and bought him to save him from being murdered. Although Brynd immediately freed him from bondage, Thenric had nowhere else to go. Alone in an unknown environment, Thenric begged Brynd to let him stay with him. Brynd was an expert thief and burglar at one time. Eventually, he ran afoul with a powerful city noble, was captured trying to steal jewels from the nobleman’s house, and had his limbs repeatedly broken as punishment. Quick and smart, Thenric was able to help Brynd survive, quickly learning the ways of the city with Brynd’s help. In return, Brynd taught him how to be a good thief, building on Thenric’s natural ability to climb and move silently. The next years were good ones for Thenric, as Brynd was a kindly soul and the two depended on each other. Under Brynd’s tutelage, Thenric’s thievery skills blossomed until he became one of the best burglars in the city.
As Thenric has grown into a man, he wanted to find his parents. With Brynd’s blessing, Thenric has set off in search of them. Knowing his limitations, he is looking for a good group of adventurers he can travel with.
Personality: Thenric is a lover, not a fighter. He is comfortable in both forest and city. His preferred weapon is the shadows. He will not fight unless he has to. He is calm, calculating and plays the odds. He will not stick his neck out “for honor”, that’s a sucker’s bet. Instead, revenge is a dish best served cold, so he looks for ways to achieve his goals, to harm his enemies from the shadows, and is happy to run and live to fight another day.