This is Elerisa Celerna, an elf Ranger (lvl. 2) / Sorceress (lvl. 1). She is of noble heritage and hails from Nimoriél, an arboreal elven city hidden deep in the Sylvesse. For reasons unknown she has been brought forward in time 500 years and learned that her people have vanished. She quests to unravel the mystery of her heritage and her people, and to understand her destiny in the world. Elerisa feels she knows what is best for the party and does not suffer fools gladly. As a sorceress she is of the Celestial bloodline, but in early adventures she is favoring the ranger side of her character. She fights with a longbow and short sword.
Elerisa is played by my 11-year-old daughter.
This is Norma, a dwarf Ranger (lvl. 2) / Rogue (lvl. 1). She travels the world in search of her lost brother who was taken by orc slavers when they destroyed her village of Dwarforia, in the Dwefendel. Norma is a no-nonsense kind of gal who doesn't like being bossed around by elves, and more than once this has led her to split from the party and go her separate way until disaster strikes. Norma favors her Ranger skills and has been formidable with her axes, dispatching the terrifying "Thing in the River" with ease. Norma purchased a razor in the village of Machenburg, but has yet to use it to shave what's turning out to be a pretty robust beard.
Norma is played by my 9-year-old daughter.
This is Fiona, a halfling druid (lvl. 2). She is from the Lonely Mountain, and one of only five halflings remaining. She searches for a new home for her family and, hopefully, more halflings. As a druid she is dedicated to serving nature and protecting the wild places of the world. She travels with her animal companion Pinky, a pink riding mastiff, and fights from her saddle with sling or dagger. She has been indispensable when dealing with wild animals, but she's a little out of her depth in deep dungeons.
Fiona is played by my 6-year-old daughter.
This is not Willa. This is a kobold shaman. Willa is a dwarf sorceress (lvl. 2), and they don't make minis for those, so we use the kobold.
Willa showed up in Smithton and joined the party with no back story at all, which is too bad because "dwarf" and "sorcery" are two words that just don't go together, and it would be interesting to get to the bottom of that. Maybe we'll learn about that as we go. Willa's spells have been handy for tossing acid grenades at dangerous foes and mending broken equipment.
Willa is played by the 7-year-old girl who lives next door to us.
This is Bubda the Beat-boxing Bard, a human Bard (lvl. 2). Bubda performed as a minstrel to the local lords around the northern border of the Kingdom of Sern. Things went downhill when Lord Marone's wife kissed the bard at a gala one night. Marone accused Bubda of kissing his wife and threw him into the oubliette beneath his keep. Marone and his men rode off to war shortly thereafter and left Bubda to rot. The other adventurers set him free when they were exploring the dungeon in search of a missing boy. A few days later Norma bumped into him at the Salty Spitoon, and he's been part of the party ever since. Bubda is handy with a bow and sword, but he really shines when he starts laying down the beat-boxing beats, giving the adventurers a boost in all their endeavors.
Bubda is played by the 9-year-old boy who lives next door.