Too Soon Tabletop
Brother of Zelgar Lightborn, werewolf
Zelgar and Ulmar Lightborn are two brothers whose parents were killed by brigands at an early age. The eldest brother, Ulmar, became an adventurer; Zelgar, the younger, joined the clergy of Silvergrail, a town nearby where the brothers were orphaned. Three years ago, Ulmar left town with a party of dwarves and humans to seek out a lost relic rumored to be located in the dire woods. Unfortunately, the would-be adventurers quickly became the prey of a cunning werewolf. The werewolf grievously wounded Ulmar and killed all his companions before dying on Ulmar’s sword. Infected with lycanthropy, Ulmar spread the curse to others and soon became the leader of his own pack.
Ulmar, driven by his love for his brother, returned home to Silvergrail and boldly confronted Zelgar during a packed sermon in Silvergrail’s temple. Ulmar urged his brother to abandon the gods and “embrace the moon,” and when Zelgar refused, Ulmar flew into a rage and presented him with a dire ultimatum before the horrified congregation. He would terrorize Silvergrail and the countryside until Zelgar capitulated to his demands.
The locals were quick to rally around their priest, but Ulmar fled before they could bring arms against him. Soon thereafter, determined to turn his brother into a werewolf and bring him into the pack, Ulmar began attacking outlying farms to pressure Zelgar to come out of hiding and confront him. Now the people of Silvergrail fear that any night, Ulmar and his wolves will slip into town to continue their evil work.
Although healthy of build and good-looking, Zelgar puts on no airs. He serves Erathis and Pelor dutifully and gives of his time selflessly, placing the concerns of the town above his own. He has a cordial, easygoing manner and doesn’t like to burden people with his own problems. He’s never snide or condescending.
With the help of the players, Zelgar hunted Ulmar down to a farmhouse on the edge of the Dire Wood. There, the party was ambushed by Ulmar and his wolf pack, but ultimately prevailed against their attackers. Zelgar was able to perform the remove affliction ritual on his brother, curing his lycanthropy. The Brothers now live together in Silvergrail.