Max HP: 30
Surge Value: 7
+5 attack vs. AC
The youngest daughter of a very traditional (and mining oriented) Dwarf family, Targara was always the odd one. She enjoyed running along the beach and collecting seashells or climbing trees much more than she enjoyed the dark dreary mining tunnels that enthralled the rest of her family and friends. After a rather traumatic mining collapse that trapped Targara and several others deep in the mine for several days, Targara decided she’d had enough. When the next ship came to pick up the mined goods she climbed on board headed for Lifes Beacon. Her mother and siblings were extremely angry, but her father gave her what little money they had and wished her luck in her adventures.
After a few weeks wondering in the “big city”, Targara met a group of men and women dressed in green and brown hides with leaves and vines braided in their hair. Targara was instantly attracted to them. She discovered there was a group of Rangers looking for new recruits to help them civilize the Many Rivers island. Targara volunteered and spent the next few years training as a ranger.
When Targara arrived on Many Rivers island, she was one of several new recruits, most of whom were elf, half elf eladrin. However, there were a few other oddballs, such as Kruft, a halfling and Harlie, a dragonborn. Targara found much in common with these fellow recruits. The recruits were put through rigorous training by the experienced rangers. They spent many days studying the plants of the forest, learning to identify them and their uses. Then they studied the animals of the islands and their behaviors with each other and those that would attack them. They also learned the elven language, in order to more easily describe the world around them. The final part of the training was tracking their teachers through an unfamiliar jungle while surviving only on what they managed to find there. This was done in groups of three, which were randomly determined by the teachers. The recruits were sent into the forest with a waterskin and a dagger and had to follow and capture their prey. This required several days of surviving on the land and avoiding the dangerous giant rats. Although many groups were able to follow their prey, few were able to figure out how to capture it. Of the nearly twenty recruits that started with Targara, only nine recruits managed to pass this final test. All the others had to restart the training as they hadn’t learned enough to survive on their own.
With her skills as a ranger now proven, Targara was sent off to the island of Burray to assist with the civilization of that island. Separated from the friends she had made during her training, she has little interest in working with others as she has learned that she will always be on her own and must depend on her skills and knowledge to overcome the obstacles in front of her. Thus she is a quite and often gruff woman who will not bother waiting for the opinions of others before making a decision and acting upon it.