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Anema E. Core
Player Name Thomas
Relatives Always Alive
Languages Common, Elvish, later Draconic
Affiliations Sick of this Shit, Sick of this Shit Inc., AID, Pendergras Industries
Aliases “Tunt”, “The Hero Bard”, “Tommy Boy”, “Daddy Longleg”, “Archbishop Greg”
Marital Status Engaged to Enel Darley (691)

Married to Lora Pendergras (692-693)

Married to Paulette Strummings (693-738)
Date of Birth 7 Dalsk, 578 PR
Place of Birth Galik, Galik, Amusa
Place of Death 24 Dalsk, 595 CR (Age 1312)
Species Avariel/Lycanthrope
Gender Male
Height 6'0"
Weight 210
Eye Color Enchanting

Anema E. Core was a semi-well known Avariel-Lycanthrope bardic adventurer from Galik on the continent of Amusa. In the realm year of 691 P.R., Anema embarked on adventures with the new adventuring team Sick of this Shit, which was a part of The Cliffedge Guild before it spun out into its own organization. Anema spent years adventuring with his two greatest companions: Zugs McFlair and Doraleous "Tree Bitch" Walken.

Anema was also the author of The Oppidan Tension.

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

Anema was typically outfitted with an outfit of Purple and Gold, the colors of the Core lineage. His skin was soft like silk, his hair was always perfect, and his eyes were enchanting. He fashioned a goatee and several pieces of gaudy jewelry. After becoming immortal, Anema always appeared to be in his mid 20s.

When transformed under a full moon, Anema was considered still to be a handsome wolf monster.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Hopeless Romantic Very Romantic Charming. Followed the elven bard god Corellon Larethian.

History[edit | edit source]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Anema was born of the Core lineage in Golik, Amusa in 571 P.R. His father was Riccardo E. Core, and his mother was named Bella Sposa. According to Anema, his parents were "the Opera's first great stars".

Pictured: Riccardo E. Core, Lord of Music

Spoiled from birth, Anema was the noble son of a long reigning family of bards who ran the entertainment district in the largest city in Quelmar: Galik, Amusa. For over a century he indulged in women, money, drinks, and low level addictions, all the while he performed music in Galik's underground circuit, which mostly included small taverns in odd-sides of town.

But ultimately his father beat the shit out of him for spending most of their money. Anema had realized he could be happier away from the urban lifestyle. Because hiring a boat from Galik would have drawn controversy, he fled to the nearby shanty town of Seawell.

Adventuring 691-present[edit | edit source]

An artistic interpretation of Anema, painted in his years alone.

Anema's adventuring days started in Rwendia a short time after his first meeting with Zugs in Seawell.

Werewolf Transformation[edit | edit source]

Loss of Enel[edit | edit source]

Sneerwell[edit | edit source]

It was during his adventures in Sneerwell that Anema decided he would write his own book and add it to the Sneerwell library. This book became How to Perform for Orcs, and launched Anema on his writing career.

The Tovag Baragu[edit | edit source]

Return to Minetown[edit | edit source]

The Oppidan War[edit | edit source]

During The Oppidan War, Anema wrote to his ally Colin Pendergras asking for assistance. He wrote the following:

The strings of relationship are tight and about to break, and the only way to actual peace [Motto stop writing every word] I feel that there is no other alternative to the...um...very hostile climate of this region's peace (not just faux surface peace) is to let the cities express their opinions through force.

Fondly yours, Anema E. Core.

P.S. As...as...uh...as the main diplomat between Sneerwell and partnering cities, I firmly propose that you endorse Dardin [not Dardin, what is the city with the elves?] Granite, not Dardin, in the future war. This will become a world war I'm sure.

The Tovag Again[edit | edit source]

On an expedition to find his friend Zugs, Anema and Doraleous once again entered the Tovag Baragu. After reuniting the team, they made their way back to Quelmar (or an alternate Quelmar). However, they arrived in the ethereal plane, and it appeared to be over 100 years later...on the day of Tiamat's attack on the city of Dolmvay.

Nearly an hour after phasing his way back onto the material plane, Anema pissed off Vecna, who then sent him back to his native timeline. Because of this, Anema then had 100 years to prepare for the events that were unfolding. He vowed to raise an army large enough to take on Tiamat, and to arrive on the day of the battle the long-way-around.

Thanks to the effects of Corellon's "Boon of Immortality", Anema reverted to a much younger form, appearing in his early 20s for the rest of his life.

"Anema and the Life Without Death"[edit | edit source]

Shortly after he retired, Anema began work on his memoir. "Anema and the Life without Death" became the stories and adventures of Anema E. Core after he became immortal. His post-mortalis life starting with The Day of Nimz in 693 and ending with the Anema and the Father of the Halls in 701, just after the turn of the century. The most notable things of this time period include the founding and growth of The Anema Institute of Discovery (AID), which he based out of Sneerwell. Additionally he lived through the birth of his and Lora's child Giustino E. Core, the death of Lora Pendergras, the marriage between Anema and Paulette, and the birth of Anema's child with Paulette: Enel E. Core.

Return to Adventuring[edit | edit source]

Anema's retirement roughly lasted until 740 PR (with the exception of a small number of extraordinary days). Anema returned to the adventuring trail by first putting together a new team. To do this, he went back to the company his old team founded: Sick of this Shit Incorporated. Talking to the guild leader Benny, Anema stumbled onto three members of the guild he believed could fill the hole in his heart left by his old teammates.

The Return of Dragons[edit | edit source]

Doraleous needed to resurrect Anema after he was killed by Severain and The Cult of the Dragon. This expended the use of a Wish that was given to SotS by Atnas.

He was 1 day late to Tiamat's siege on Dolmvay, having mis-remembered the day or mistaken the timeline at some point in the last century.

The Loss of Friends[edit | edit source]

Corellon's Offer[edit | edit source]

Some time in the 800s PR, Anema was approached by an avatar of Corellon, asking him for assistance. The Gods had a game going on, which revolved around a halfling who lived in Bywater who was ADAMANT that the gods were not real gods, but rather powerful wizards. Anema was tasked with using his bardic charm and wit to convince the halfling, but in the end, Anema let the Halfling decide to do with his life what he wanted, while also simultaneously (and slyly) offering the halfling a new life, working at Sick of this Shit Incorporated. It was Anema's hope that this sudden and fortuitous offer that had fallen at the hobbit's large feet was evidence of a God.

Corellon reached out to Anema years after that again, telling Anema that he could not join the royal courts and play for the gods, as he had work to do on the Material Plane...namely, he needed to convince his son Giustino to get into the bardic arts. Corellon saw Anema's generous and kind fathering as weakness, and an attitude that could end the famous Core bloodline of artists forever. Giustino would later write a song, though the circumstances were unknown, and Guistino's children would also go on to become musicians.

At the End of it All[edit | edit source]

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Anema was a magical bard, with all the powers that typically came along with such a title. However, Anema was also capable of many unique powers that he picked up along his adventuring days.

Rhythm: Anema could give 1d20 as a Bardic inspiration die if he gave a die out 3 turns in a row.

Riveting Performance: If the final blow or tactic of a battle added a bardic inspiration die, the team gained a short rest.

Minion Slayer: On creatures of CR less than 1, Anema could attack 10 times, typically killing instantly.

Subsonics: Anema could cast bardic spells silently.

Accompaniment: Anema could give 2 inspiration dice to one person.

Projection: Anema could give 3 inspiration dice at once.

Harmony: Anema could give out dice to 2 allies at once.

Anema also had a fascination with summoning astral creatures. But his biggest power was his ability to lead a team and generate motivation even when the odds were stacked. His born leadership saved more lives than it took, even when working with assassins and magical aberration.

During the lengthy history of the realm, Anema was immortal due to his attunement to the Boon of Immortality.

Weapons and Equipment[edit | edit source]

Anema typically equipped a sword, a bow, and a magic spear he had recreated several times. The spear returned to him in a boomerang-like fashion.

In addition, Anema was famously noted through lore for carrying a ladle, a "spooky" helmet, and a locket with a picture of Paulette and Enel. The ladle was used to cook meals for his team and the helmet was his signature performance accessory.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Anema had many relationships throughout his lifetime, with Zugs, Doraleous "Tree Bitch" Walken, Paulette, and many others. He had deep friendships and romantic relationships, some of which led to children. His most notable relationships included:

Zugs McFlair[edit | edit source]

Doraleous "Tree Bitch" Walken[edit | edit source]

Paulette[edit | edit source]

File:Paulette E Core.png
Paulette E. Core, Anema's second wife.

Anema met Paulette in the SotS team. She was a human wizard and they had a son, Enel E. Core, together.

Lora Pendergras[edit | edit source]

Anema had a complicated relationship with Lora, having a son, Giustino E. Core, together.

Giustino E. Core[edit | edit source]

Enel E. Core[edit | edit source]

Anema in Retirement[edit | edit source]

File:Anema retirement.png
Anema in his later years of retirement.

Despite becoming immortal and never aging past his mid 20s, Anema's long retirement was filled with moments of peace, wisdom, and satisfaction.

His retirement included the birth and growth of his sons, Giustino and Enel. He also saw the death of his wife, Lora Pendergras, and the marriage with his second wife, Paulette. Anema experienced many things in his long retirement, including the foundation and growth of the Anema Institute of Discovery (AID), based out of Sneerwell.

List of Crimes Committed[edit | edit source]

  • It's not listed, but whatever he's doing here was definitely a crime.
    Breaking and entering
  • Public indecency
  • Public sexual conduct
  • Commanding a carriage under intoxication
  • Sexual harassment
  • Possession of illicit substances
  • Attempted bribery
  • Treason
    • Amusa
    • Sneerwell
    • Dardin
  • Unreported lycanthropy
  • Unpaid taxes
    • Sneerwell
    • Granite
  • Thievery
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Illicit mindful manipulation
  • Murder of guards
    • Amusa
    • Sneerwell
    • Lunas
    • Dardin
    • Rwendia

AID Psychological Profile[edit | edit source]

  • Illusions of grandeur
  • Superiority complex
  • Alcoholistic delirium
  • Hypersexuality

Family[edit | edit source]

Anema had two children, one with Lora and the second with Paulette, Anema always ensured his children had the best education.

Giustino E. Core[edit | edit source]

Giustino was Anema's firstborn son, born in 693 PR who would grow up to become an engineer much like his uncle Colin. He worked with his father's company for some time leading developments in the science sector, often times influenced by the mathematics of music, though he himself was never a huge bard, he had a small selection of original songs he created.

Enel E. Core[edit | edit source]

Enel (named after "an old friend" of her father's) was born 5 years later in 698 PR, when she grew up she became a lawyer.

Allies[edit | edit source]

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