Arafiel Selthi Character in Faerûn | World Anvil

Arafiel Selthi

Arafiel Selthi is a female half-elf, artificer, and partial proprietor of The Half Quiver. Trained in elven, dwarven, and gnomish smithing techniques, she is a prodigy for her young age. Some have argued that she is a Chosen of Gond, but she denies this strongly. Arafiel grew up in a family of artificers, who taught her from a very young age various smithing and magic techniques. Due to her preference in being left alone while working, her store operates on odd hours.

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Personal history

Arafiel Selthi was born in 1475 DR to a wealthy family in Waterdeep's North Ward. Followers of Gond, her mother, father, and older sister were all artificers (or artificers-in-training, in her sister's case). From the time she could walk, Arafiel had an interest in artificing. Her family, and their friends in the House of Inspired Hands, tutored her from a very young age. She displayed a strong natural aptitude for smithing, woodworking, leatherworking, tailoring, and especially the crafting of magic items.

As she grew older, some within the House of Inspired Hands began to view her as not just a prodigy, but as a Chosen of Gond. Arafiel was initially pleased by this, but soon grew to resent the idea that Gond was creating her works through her. As her works became even more impressive, the number of people that attributed her work to Gond only increased. Although she still followed Gond and his ideals, she started to become resentful of his priests.

In her later teens, she was approached by a number of people looking to hire on a smith or artificer, but she rejected those offers. The first offer she accepted was from Sariel Liadon of the Arrowheads, who offered Arafiel her own workshop in mid-1494 DR. Since then, she has worked primarily on a commission basis for the people of Waterdeep, while also providing magic items and equipment for the Arrowheads.
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Year of Birth
1475 DR 20 Years old
Current Residence
Blue with gold flecks
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