Paladin of the Melith Mitore
Tall and slight of build, Vanthus has bright green eyes and honey blond hair.
In combat, Vanthus prefers to keep his foes at a distance using blasts of fey magic from his eyes. However, his enchanted plate armor and strong shield allow him to engage enemies in hand-to-hand combat if his allies are in danger.
Abandoned at the Melith Mitore’s doorstep, Vanthus made an impression on the order’s leaders even as an infant. The bastard of a human traveler and a scurrilous mother most likely, the orphan half-elf’s life in Vistra could’ve been much worse. Raised to revere the Gods of the Pantheon and venerate the incarnate ancestors of ancient times, Vanthus was a model acolyte, and the Abbot’s favorite student. Jelous of the attention lavished upon Vanthus, other neophytes of the order conspired to mar his constant beaming smile. Their savage attack was all too effective. Left at the brink of death, Vanthus cried out to Nalina for mercy.
Perhaps it was some manner of occult magic, a capricious fey, or Nalina really did take pity upon the child. His eyes erupted with shimmering golden power, teleporting him to safety.
Trained as an Eldritch Knight of the Melith Mitore, Vanthus Merriweather earned his title during the Crimson Witch’s most recent attack on Vistra. In the wake of the ceremonies after her defeat, he joined the War Wolves and their campaign to protect the elven bastion.
On a recruiting excursion to the northmost fringes of the Kinzairian empire, Vanthus and his Attasian allies fought back the twisted power of Chimera, and discovered that Quarion’s meddling may have played a small role in the Beast god’s attack. At the First Landsmeet, he and Zurail volunteered to stay behind and investigate the mysterious fey energies near Vistra. Riddlewood led the new War Wolves to one of Quarion’s recreations of the Spiral Tower, and Vanthus and company ventured in to send the tower crashing to the ground.
His schemes complicated, but not stymied, Quarion took Vanthus and his War Wolves prisoner. They were freed shortly before their first confrontation with Quarion. Instead of perishing in the battle, Vanthus was used as an instrument of Nalina’s will, reviving many of the War Wolves and sending them to safety.