Fennaen Durante

Retired artificer, Eloenn's father

Description:

Fennaen Durante

High Elf
Class: Wizard (Artificer)
Background: Sage (Researcher)
Age: ~700
Height: 5’10"

Skills: Arcana, History, Investigation, Religion, Perception
Tools: Tinker’s tools, Smith’s tools
Languages: Common, Elvish, Dwarvish, Gnomish,

Darkvision: Fennaen can see in dim light within 60 feet of him as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. He can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of grey.
Fey Ancestry: He has advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put him to sleep.
Trance: Instead of sleeping, Fennaen meditates deeply, remaining semiconscious, for 4 hours a day.
Researcher: When Fennaen attempts to learn or recall a piece of lore, if he does not know that information, he often knows where and from whom he can obtain it. Usually, this information comes from a library, scriptorium, university, or a sage or other learned person or creature.

Spells (list not exhaustive)

Cantrips: Mending, Mold Earth, Mage Hand
Level 1: Alarm
Level 2: Locate Object
Level 3: Dispel Magic
Level 4: Fabricate

Bio:

Fennaen Durante is Ilsevel’s husband and Eloenn’s father. He can be seen at many of the same social functions as Ilsevel, but never says much unless you engage him directly. While not one for small talk, Fennaen can go on for hours if you show interest in his work or his garden.

Fennaen’s true passion is for artificing. He has studied extensively with dwarves and gnomes during his and Ilsevel’s adventuring days, and was the one that forged Ilsevel’s metal arm. Nowadays, however, he prefers making small trinkets and toys, seemingly just for his own enjoyment. Some of his creations are not even confirmed to be functional (he tells you this reed pipe can summon a fox to do an errand for you, but he’s not musically talented enough to try it out himself. It definitely works though), but others are utilitarian (such as a pair of tinted glasses that let the wearer see in the dark).

His other love is the garden he maintains in the courtyard at the Durante Manor’s center. The only part of it that can be seen from the street is a large tree that produces bright red flowers in the spring. One with botanical knowledge may note that this species of tree is not typically found this far north, and probably flourishes due to magical assistance. The rest of the garden is primarily filled with herbs. Fennaen enjoys the smell, and sometimes employs them in his enchantments. More often, Ilsevel uses them in her cooking.

Fennaen enjoys a close relationship with his daughter; they are like-minded in many ways, particularly when it comes to their thirst for knowledge and love of experimentation. When Eloenn is required to attend a social function with the rest of her family, she and Fennaen usually end up off to the side, discussing potential spell combinations, or uses for Fennaen’s newest creations.

Fennaen Durante

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