On Aisle 13, we have Elminster from the Forgotten Realms.
The chosen of Mystra, and Wizard.
Trade Offs: -2 to hit, +2 damage DC
Strength 13 (+1), Dexterity 18 (+4), Constitution 24/14 (+7), Intelligence 32/24 (+11), Wisdom 18 (+4), Charisma 17 (+3)
Toughness +14/+7, Fortitude +17, Reflexes +13, Willpower +17
Craft (Chemical) 21 (+27), Acrobatics 2 (+6), Climb 4 (+5), Concentration 25 (+29), Diplomacy 3 (+6), Handle Animal 4 (+7), Medicine 4 (+8), Stealth 4 (+8), Intimidate 8 (+11), Knowledge (Arcane) 21 (+32), Knowledge (Geography) 16 (+27), Knowledge (History) 11 (+22), Knowledge (Theology) 6 (+17), Notice 9 (+14), Perform (Dance) 3 (+6), Search 4 (+14), Sense Motive 7 (+11), Swim 4 (+5)
Artificer, Attack Specialization 2 (Magic), Benefit: Status 4 (Chosen of Mystic), Benefit: Wealth 3, Contacts, Eidetic Memory, Fearless, Improved Initiative, Luck 2, Reknown 4, Ritualist, Well Informed
[Ageing, Disintegration, MInd Reading, Drain (wis), Fire, Kinetic, Time Manipulation] ~See the bottom of this post to find out more about silver fire~
[Extras: Wide x 2 (double the pp total); Feat: Dynamic]
-DAP: Silver Fire [Blast (Arcane Force); Extras: Area (Line), Penetrating]
-DAP: Silver Cloud [Blast (Arcane Force); Extras: Area (Burst), Penetrating]
-DAP: Purging [Nullify (any powers of the magic descriptor)
-DAP: Teleport [Feats: Progression 3; Extras: Portal; Flaws:Long Range]
(Choose 8 more powers)
Chosen of Mystra
[Enhanced Constitution 10, Enhanced Intelligence 8]
[Hard to loose items]
-Ring of Protection [Protection +7; Extra: Impervious 3]
-Ring of Regeneration 16 [+4 Recovery Bonus, Recovery (Bruised 2, Unconscious 2, Injured 2, Staggered 2, Disabled 2), Ability Damage 2; Feats: Persistant, Regrowth; Flaw: Cannot recover from Fire or Acid]
-Mantle of Spell Resistance 5 [Acts like Mind Shield except vs. Magical Effects]
[Easy to loose items]
-Long Sword of Thundering [Strike +7; Feats: Accurate 2; AP: Dazzle (sound); Extra: Penetrating 4]
-Elminster's Eversmoking pipe [Illusion 1 (sight only)]
Base Attack Bonus +12 (+16 with Spells)
Base Defense Bonus +7
Elminster can cast spells without gestures or vocal components, so he does not have the usual wizard drawback.
Abilities (44pp) + Saves (33pp) + Skills (39pp) + Feats (21) + Powers ( 95 pp)
+ Devices (29pp) + Combat (38pp) = 296 pp
Background & History
Early Years: 212 - 241
For a long time Elminster's true parentage was thought to be unknown. It is now known that he was a prince of Athalantar, born to the house of Aumar in 212 DR. His father Elthryn was a prince and the true heir to the Stag Throne, but his mother Amrythale Goldsheaf was a mere foresters daughtter. Both were slain in 224 DR when a dragon attacked the small village where they lived The empire of Athalantar lay deep in the high Forest, north and East of the Unicorn Run. Its’ capital, Hastarl, stood on the site of the present-day settlement of Secomber and was a city of many powerful magic users. It is believed that Elminster learned at least the rudiments of his magic from his contacts here including Myrajala "Darkeyes," the half-elven adventuress.
He also speaks of Arkhon "the Old," perhaps the foremost human sage (and a mage of note, too) in the North at the time, and it's suspected that he took tutelage under Arkhon in Waterdeep. What is clear is that by the time he left the north Elminster was already an accomplished and skilled magician. He had forged a close bond with Mystra, who not only guided him but also granted him many unique magics.
Myth Drannor: 241 - 331
In the year 241 DR Elminster left the north and travelled to the Elven Empire of Cormanthyr. Disguised as a noble elf and wearing a “stolen” telíkiira (granted him by the dying Lord Alastrarra), the young prince Elminster Aumar, surprised many with his boldness and skill with magic, but he angered many more with his mere presence. After a number of tests by both the noble House Alastrarra and the Coronal himself, the prince-mage was found to be ShaíQuessir, an elf-friend.
Elminster’s early time in Myth Drannor was difficult to say the least. He learned much of the intrigue and hypocrisy that existed among many of the elven noble houses, as he came close to losing his life because of them. Despite a public pronouncement and vindication by Eltargrim himself, there were many who saw not a mage eager to learn of the TelíQuessir but a “Hairy One” whose presence foretold only doom.
Those who opposed the Coronal’s unification of the races tried time and again to manipulate Elminster into being a tool they could use against the Coronal’s stance. Numerous attempts were made to frame him with crimes unspeakable to the elves (and thereby use that as evidence against the Coronal's proposal of unification). These plots rarely lasted long, thanks to Mystra’s aid and the friends the young mage made among the more level-headed elves of the Coronal's Court. The grand plan of unification marched ahead despite all the machinations of the nobles or the magical mishaps that followed the young Elminster. Indeed his role as Mystra’s agent only further emboldened the Coronal and the Elven Court to move ahead with an alliance.
For the next two decades beyond, Elminster learned more of magic under the tutelage of the Masked (one of the most mysterious of mages in Cormanthyr or any of her contemporary realms) and the equally powerful and mysterious Srinshee. In fact, Elminster taught as much as he learned, for the magics granted him by Mystra and his own travels were new to the elves, who were just as hungry for knowledge as he.
The records now become unclear. It seems he may have left the city at times during this 20 year period to travel the realms, possibly in the complany of Alais, an elven woman.
In the year 261 DR, Elminster was one of the many mages who helped raise the mythal of protection around Myth Drannor, although he was only one of the tertiary mages. Following this there is a long period when Elminster remained in Myth Drannor steadily growing on lore and maturity. When the Harpers at Twilight were formed in 324 Elminster was one of their number.
After Leaving Myth Drannor 331 - present day
In 331 at Mystra’s bidding Elminster left the elven city for the first time in 70 years. He traveled, initially with Alais, ranging more widely about the Realms than any man alive had at the time. At length Alais took him over the sea to Evermeet, the island kingdom of the elves. There she remained, to pass away, and he returned, changed in outlook and humor, to visit one keep of learning after another, quietly scoring the libraries of the Realms - and discreetly furthering his arts under the tutelage of such mages as Torose and Shalane of Taerloon.
It is thought that at this time he mastered and completed whatever processes he thought necessary for his own longevity for Elminster then dropped out of sight for centuries, doubtless into seclusion at some haunt of his own devising, to experiment in magery on his own, develop some of his spells, and create magic items. At some point during this time, he is known to have tentatively explored some of the lower planes.
In the latter part of the 7th Century DR Elminster returned to the city of Myth Drannor which by then was in the midst of war. The Shrinshee had left, the mythal was failing and her people were downhearted and dismayed. Elminster both berated and heartened the troops before he left once more.
He returned to public view, in Waterdeep, and began to operate as a sage for hire, and to take on apprentices. Then, as now, he retained only those he liked and thought fit: the adventuress Laeral, founder of The Nine; Alustriel, who was later to become ruler of city of Silverymoon; the witch Sulune, who became the wife of Aumry, lord of Shadowdale; and Murask of Neverwinter. Since then Sylune's husband was slain, and Elminster answered her call for aid by coming to Shadowdale, where he helped to overthrow an evil usurper and quell an uprising of drow from the depths. Elminster loved the peace and beauty of the dale, its nearness to the Elven Court, and its simple folk, and he stayed. Thereafter, he taught the bard Storm Silverhand, Sylune's sister, and aided The Simbul and Khelben Arunsun for the first time, working together against evil magery from Thay, Mulmaster, and Zhentil Keep- foes that have remained, in one form or another, to this day.
During the Time of Troubles, he saved Toril by holding Mystra's power inside himself, surviving by his wits and the aid of the ranger Sharantyr rather than by his magic.
It is suspected that he had a hand in raising the present Lords of Waterdeep (a secretive group that includes Khelben Arunsun) to power, and in forming the Harpers, but there is no hard evidence, and Elminster just smiles and winks now and then when queried. He has often aided mages, and elves in particular, over the last half century or so, but has taken few apprentices, and less of a hand in open politics.
Taken from Forgotten Realms Hall of Heroes, TSR 1989, adapted with reference to and additional material added from the more recent material outlined in the References section, which was provided by the folks at http://myth-drannor.net/DlabraddathNet/z-istar/Main.htm.
In the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms, silver fire is to one among the special abilities the Chosens of Mystra are gifted with.
Once per hour, a Chosen of Mystra can unleash from within his or her body a beam of magical whitish flame known as silver fire (which is also used as a general name for the overall power invested in each of her Chosen by the goddess). This beam is 5 feet wide and can be made to extend as far as 70 feet if desired. No magical or physical barrier has been discovered that can stand up against it, and the beam inflicts tremendous damage on all beings struck by it. Any nonliving object touched by the beam is utterly destroyed. An individual also can choose to expel the silver fire in the shape of a cloud that fills a cone-shaped area 5 feet in diameter at its base, up to 70 feet long, and up to 70 feet across at its widest. This silver cloud causes no damage, but banishes dead magic areas forever, instantly restoring such an area's connection with the Goddess of All Magic. This use of the silver fire is extremely rare, since Mystra considers it an emergency action only.
The silver fire also can be activated within the body of a Chosen to purge all external magical and psionic compulsions from that person. And, once per day, an individual can teleport without error to the last location where he or she used the silver fire in any of its forms.
It should also be noted that, silver fire is composed of pure Weave Magic energy, thus the clashing of silver fire with the Shadow Magic would cause the multiverse to unravel itself, tearing the fabric of the world, causing huge dimensional rifts between the planes, as was happened in Shadowdale in the Year of Wild Magic (DR 1372), when Elminster was fending off several invading Shadow Princes, who were actually shadow-mattered creatures. His silver fire did vaporize one of them, but also created a rift between Toril and the Nine Hells. Elminster jumped into the Nine Hells and sealed the rift from there, but such an act also burned all his magical energies and left him entirely helpless in the Hells. Only with the help of the Simbul did the archmage finally escape.
You can find out more about silver fire and the forgotten realms by going to this site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Forgotten_Realms_stubs