Malchus Grimnas

Tiefling Warlock


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First appearance in Arc 1, Episode 1

HISTORY & BACKSTORY

Malchus Grimnas, tiefling warlock, is a founding member and usually the spokesperson for his group.

Not much is known about Malchus before adventuring with the group. He joined with group one in adventuring, soon rescuing Talia Padraig, the daughter of the mayor of Winterhaven. It was due to these events and the eventual knighting, that Malchus finally was able to relax and feel at home, not hated for his appearance. He stayed in Winterhaven with a few members of the group, until the road called them once more to venture. (more below)


APPEARANCE AND PERSONALITY


Being a tiefling, Malchus has a constant battle to be a better being than what people assume tieflings are. As a result, he strides to do what he sees as right and good, to counteract the idea that tieflings are demons by nature.

Malchus is very nurturing and protective over those he cares about. The main reasoning for his defense of Theria is because the people he cares about are at stake. He is willing to do whatever is needed to protect those he holds close. Good and evil have no meaning to him.

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CONTINUED HISTORY, IMPORTANT DATES AND ACHIEVEMENTS - SPOILERS BELOW!

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Reuniting with Thoril and Trias in Overdale, the group continued adventuring together, garnering much success. After winning the Tournament of Champions, Malchus confronted the mayor of Overdale about their winnings as well as an issue of sentient beings being used as slaves. During their conversation, the mayor had a heart attack and died, creating a chain of events with results that still linger. The group then headed to a swamp to deal with Thoril’s oncoming vampirism. Here, Malchus encountered a small girl named Briahna. The two quickly bonded and Malchus became very protective of the innocent child, even fighting to save her life on occasion.

After events unfolded with Overdale and interim-mayor Zannon Carter, Malchus and the group were branded as outlaws and wanted criminals. They retreated to the one haven they have, Winterhaven. Eventually, Carter met with the group to sign a treaty in Winterhaven. Malchus pioneered the idea of the group’s crimes being expunged in return for not venturing south to Overdale again. He then unintentionally forced the group to go along with him, as he exited the room upon signing the treaty, ending any further negotiations.

The party continued forth to Drock’s tomb, defeating the ancient barbarian. After returning to civilization, the group learned that 17 years had passed and that Overdale, now Overwatch, had been terrorizing western Theria for years. This all was traced back to the treaty, which is known by some as “Malchus’ Folly” though Malchus takes no blame for the course of events.

The group reunited with many old friends in Winterhaven, having even more details of their absence filled in. Malchus is also emotionally reunited with a now-adult Briahna, leader of the White Ravens. It was decided that the group will gather the oppressed peoples of Theria to raise an army against Overwatch. During negotiations with Winterhaven, Malchus was forced to salvage discussions with Ian Serverus, the Lord of Winterhaven. Malchus blamed Ironhide for the dissolution of formalities, which brought the two allies to blows. The fight was quickly resolved and the group continued gathering allies.

During the events with the town of Aubrey and the vampire lord Edward, Malchus and Ironhide were once again at odds over Ironhide’s idea of gaining an ally of Edward, instead of killing him. Malchus, disgusted by Ironhide’s lack of action during the battle, left the cavern before resolution is had, to focus on getting his own vampire bite examined. As it was revealed that he had nothing to worry about, Malchus then shifted his attention once again to Ironhide’s actions and their plan with Edward. During a confrontation outside of Aubrey, Edward was slain by Thoril as Malchus, Rodswell, and Ironhide were discussing options and reasoning as to why certain actions were taken.


NOTABLE MOMENTS

  • Knighted in Winter Haven during Episode 1
  • Completed the final round of the Tournament of Champions in Episode 4
  • Helped defeat Drock, 'The Voice of Pain' in Episode 15
  • Disappeared during the Battle of Winterhaven (Ep 61) and resurfaced fully in Episode 100
  • Found "Not Guilty" following his trial in Winterhaven for his actions taken during the battle against Overwatch


NOTABLE KILLS


  • The Black Hand (Ep.7) - Gnome Mob Boss.
  • Virtually all Warforged with the help of a device given to him by Ellanan Duskwalker in Episode 61


ACHIEVEMENTS EARNED............................................20


Achievement
Earned by
Earned in Episode
1
Holier than thou...
Achieve knighthood
1
2
Pulling a Lincoln
Free a slave or prisoner
1
3
The universe hates me
Crit miss twice in one turn
3
4
Where are your parents?......................................
Interact with a child
3
5
Nothing to see here!
Kill someone in a public place
7
6..
Cape Swish
Abruptly walk away from a dialogue
8
7
His eyes are blue
Completely fuck-up a plan that seems to be working
9
8
Heeeyyyyy...
Interact with Artimus
31
9
Bitten
Be bitten by a vampire, zombie or werewolf
32
10
I get around
Visit 5 towns or cities
36
11
The Alabama of Theria
Visited Durnhollow
36
12
The Greater Good
Commit genocide
61
13
I've seen some places
Visit 10 towns or cities
102
14
Survivalist
Survive 30 episodes in a row (that you are in)
109
15
Splitting headache
Get drunk on skullsplitter
112
16
Dragonslayer
Help kill a dragon, adult or older
116
17
Is there a cleric in the house??
Have 3 types of impairing conditions at once
129
18
Air Amarah
Travel by dragon
194
19..
It was an 18 for a second
Get a crit 1 on the D20 roll
200
20
I'm invincible!
Survive 50 episodes in a row (that you are in)
200

Things Malchus knows everything about: (crit history checks)
  • Possible hostilities between the Drow and followers of Kord (Episode 139)
  • Trial system in Winterhaven (Episode 175)

TRIVIA


  • Malchus is a middle child
  • His mother, Tessia currently owns a shop in Brightport as well as running House Dragonkeep.
  • Malchus has a fondness towards gambling and alcoholic drinks, particularly martinis.