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Geraint of Clete (Gair-Rant of Cleet)

Written by Loremaster Aemon

Geraint (a.k.a. Gair)

The True Knight   For knighthood is not in the feats of warre,   As for to fight in quarrel right or wrong,   But in a cause which truth can not defarre:   He ought himself for to make sure and strong,   Justice to keep mixt with mercy among:   And no quarrel a knight ought to take,   But for a truth, or for the common's sake.     -The Bard Velo of Rose Hill

Geraint of Clete

  The second born son of Geren The Physician, and Maya The Seamstress was born on The 7th Day of Eath 18800KR in the hamlet of Clete. The Hamlet is in The Province of Arnoria in The Central Kingdom of Pelosia. Geraint has an older brother Medryn, and a younger sister Meryth.  

Early Life

  Geraint was taught by his mother until he reached 6 years of age, then he attended the village/meeting hall to be taught by a monk from The Temple of The Holy Brotherhood, a monastic order devoted to the Greater God Pelor 'The Light Bringer'. Alongside his schooling, Geraint's mother taught him tailoring, hoping he would later follow in her footsteps, as he had not shown any interest in his fathers profession as a Physician.   Geraint had a love for reading, his father had many books of various topics. Geraint's favourite books were about poetry, and the other were stories of knights in shining armour slaying Dragons, and other beasts of myth and legend.   Geraint had a passion that he would fulfill as often as he could once schooling and chores had been completed, and that was to sit in the village hall to watch and listen to the storytelling, poems, and songs of the wandering minstrels who visited. On his twelfth nameday his mother gave him a lovely carved wooden flute, this was the beginning of what his future was going to be, from that day and every day after Geraint was seen and heard playing that flute. Over the next five years he studied music and played many written songs, he also wrote some of his own. He would still go to watch the travelling minstrels play, and more than once joined in with his flute if given the chance. Out of all of the visiting minstrels, Geraint had a favourite, an older man who looked to be in his late fifties, Velo of Rose Hill. The two of them would often sit and talk after his performance and Geraint was told of a place where he could learn the art of becoming a Bard.   Not long after his 18th nameday Geraint travelled to the town of Thorn Hill with his brother Medryn who lived their, studying to be a priest at The Temple of The Dawn, and Velo who was going to be his sponsor when he enrolled at The Thorn Hill School of Music & Art. When Geraint joined the bard's college it became the next chapter of his life.   Geraint learnt to play music on many instruments, his favourites being the fiddle, lute, and flute which he excelled in. He also learnt poetry, and storytelling which he loved even more than playing music.   Geraint made two great friends at the school, Vivania, and Clemon, and they would spend almost all their time together practicing music and songs together. They eventually formed The Fiddlers Three musical group and would perform as often as they could in the local taverns and inns entertaining the patrons.  
A Tavern Performance by imgur
  On the evening of the 10th day of Ploh the fiddlers three were playing in The Bush And Vines Tavern to a large crowd of regulars with a few scattered unfamiliar faces throughout the bar room. Men and women were dancing to the music, others sitting or standing clapping along, and even more singing along to the familiar songs being played. After the songs, the applauds and the cheering had finished the group sat back, chatting and drinking wine together. Patrons approached the three, thanking them, shaking hands and throwing coins into the wooden bowl for their appreciation.   Geraint noticed the brown robed figure speaking with the tavern owner, A monk of the brotherhood he thought.   The robed figure left a pile of parchment at the bar, then with more in hand wandered the room handing them out at the tables and booths.   In the far corner Geraint could see a large man in armour plate and a black cloak, dark of hair, looking over his way while talking with another dark robed figure at the table.   Who were they?, one was most probably a monk, but the armoured one puzzled him.       The Parchment Flyer  
Seeking,   Brave souls to help in the fight against Evil that is spreading across the provinces of Pelosia. Help the sun still shine across our lands, keeping the darkness at bay.   We are the light that holds true.   We face trials of hardship.   We face Evil's that test our faith.   We are the guiding light of Pelor.   We are The Golden Flame.   If interested, come to The Temple of The Dawn at midday over the next Tenday to apply.
  Curiosity overwhelmed Geraint, so the very next day he went to the temple at midday. After returning from the temple, Geraint's life would be forever changed. He had joined The Holy Order of The Golden Flame to seek fame, not fortune.  

The Holy Order of The Golden Flame

  The order had the following members:  
  • Vanulf of Pelor,
  • Clovis Strongfire, and
  • Thorrold of Greenwater.
New Recruits:
  • Geraint of Clete,
  • Storva of Heart Home, and
  • Ranyr of Heartwood.
  Later New members:
  • Morvun Dawncaller of Pelor,
  • Hierva Dawnfury, and
  • Trajan Wyvernsbane.

A Life of Adventure

  Geraint keeps a journal of the adventures of The Golden Flame, writes tales, poems, and songs of bravery of all of the members over his 25 year career with the group. Geraint often performs his writings (Storytelling being his favourite) during moments of downtime between adventures.   Below are a list of adventures undertaken by The Golden Flame over the last 25 years:  
  1. A Wererat infestation/thieves guild in The Town of Thorn Hill.
  2. Torstag Ravenwolf, The Werewolf leader of a werewolf family and several wolf packs attacking caravans.
  3. The Evil Necromancer Leohkith Duskglory with Humanoid (Fighters, Rogues, Clerics & Mages), Undead servants (skeletons & zombies), and a Ghast Bodyguard Morver Stez.
  4. The Cult of Levistus (A Devil), Cultists, humanoids, Undead and Devils.
  5. The Cult of Anjali (A Demon Lord), Cultists, humanoids, Undead and Demons.
  6. Reishan The Vampire Lord, vampire spawn, humanoid and Undead servants. The Cleric Morvun Dawncaller joins The Golden Flame.
  7. The Hag of the woods with Kobold, lizardfolk, & kenku servants. The Fighter/Paladin Hierva Dawnfury joins The Golden Flame.
  8. The Cult of Dheaxhal (A Demon Lord), Cultists, humanoids, Undead and Demons. The Ranger/Rogue Trajan Wyvernsbane joins The Golden Flame.
  9. The Cult of Sseth (A Yuan-Ti God). Suha-Zuh (A Yuan-Ti Pure Blood High Priest), Yuan-Ti & snakes.
  10. The Vampire Lord Gor Morsk, vampire spawn, humanoid servants, and an Undead army.
  11. The Cult of Asmodeus (Devil), Cultists, necromancers, mages and assassins.
  12. Vomigar 'The Purple' Lich, Humanoids, Undead, A Dracolich and Tomb Traps.
Musicians by nerdarchy

Later Life

Geraint now at the age of 49 decided a life on the road with the Holy Order was not for him anymore after 25 years. One last journey saw him travel from Thorn Hill to The Capital City of Lords Port in The Kingdom of Elosia. He played in Taverns and Inns in every hamlet, village, Town, and City along the way. He sang and told stories of all he had seen and done, the bravery and self sacrifice of group members, and the defeat of many evils.   Geraint now resides in Lord's Port playing for food and lodging on a daily basis in many of the Taverns and Inns within the city. On occasion he has been called to perform for the Royal family and their court in the Palace.

Mental characteristics


  • Home schooled from aged 4 to 6 by mother,
  • Meeting/Village Hall schooling from aged 6 to 14,
  • Taught Tailoring by mother from aged 10 to 18,
  • Taught Music, poetry and storytelling by the bardic teachers of The Thorn Hill School of Music & Art from aged 18 to 24, and
  • A founding member of The Fiddlers Three at aged 22, and
  • Joined The Holy Order of The Golden Flame at aged 24.



Medryn of Pelor

Brother (Important)

Towards Geraint of Clete



Geraint of Clete

Brother (Important)

Towards Medryn of Pelor



Meryth of Thorn Hill

Sister (Important)

Towards Geraint of Clete



Geraint of Clete

Brother (Important)

Towards Meryth of Thorn Hill



Neutral Good (NG)
24 years of age
Date of Birth
The 7th Day of Eath
Circumstances of Birth
Second born son
Medryn of Pelor (Brother)
Current Residence
Long, chestnut brown
Skin Tone/Pigmentation
Lightly tanned
5ft 11"
Aligned Organization
Known Languages

Geraint's Family Tree

A Lute playing Bard by joe

Cover image: by Forrestlmel
Character Portrait image: The Bard by Daniel Deskridge


Author's Notes

The Poem The True Knight written by Stephen Hawes from

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27 Jan, 2022 17:46

Another fantastic article, Aemon.

27 Jan, 2022 17:51

Thanks for the Like Eve, and the kind words. I really appreciate it.   Aemon

30 Jan, 2022 15:44

Aemon, my friend, this is just fantastic. Good use of the poetry. That really, REALLY, hooked me in! Nice. I got a good sense of the character here!

30 Jan, 2022 17:41

Thanks buddy. I knew you would enjoy once you got around to reading this one. The list of adventures he was a part of during his 25 year career with the Golden Flame have got me thinking of writing them all up, with session reports and everything. Because of making this character (Hero) I had to create or update over 20 other articles to link together, so i'm seriously thinking of going somewhere with this in the near future.   I am so glad you enjoyed and thanks for the Like/Fave my friend.   Aemon

30 Jan, 2022 20:07

Oh, I loved it! If you don't go somewhere with this, I will be so disappointed!

31 Jan, 2022 14:53

Great read Aemon! Seems like he had quite the amount of interesting adventures with the Golden Flame. Also very nice pieces of poetry, always a good way to open an article.

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31 Jan, 2022 17:12

Thanks Kef for the comment and the Like/Fave.   Yes he was part of many adventures and i hope to write them all up at some point.   Aemon

16 Feb, 2022 14:11

Lovely story of a very exciting bard's life. His religious schooling appears to have left its mark - I would love to know what prompted him to join the order. Did his friends join as well, or did he have to leave them behind? This was easy to read and follow, I enjoyed it.

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16 Feb, 2022 17:06

Good Questions.   Having been schooled by Monks of the Brotherhood he does have an understanding of the Gods, and Good and Evil.   Joining the Golden Flame was an easy choice for him to make. He had always wanted to seek adventure because of reading all the books on adventurers, Knights fighting dragons and other creatures, and poems and tales of Gold, Glory and fame.   He isn't really interested in Gold, but wants to be remembered for doing something noble, heroic, or exciting, like in the stories he has read about and sung in taverns.   His friends never joined the order but remain allies to Geraint, helping him when they can with information or a place to sleep and recover if needed.   I am certainly looking to write up, play, and create session reports for all the adventures he was a part of over his 25 years with the Order. It will take time and lots of planning first.   Thank you for the Like/Fave and comment, and i'm glad you enjoyed my Bard Character. Keep your eyes open for any future developments with the Golden Flame. I really appreciate the like and questions, thanks again.   Aemon

18 Feb, 2022 03:54

Nice article. Geraint's parents seem great. I really like your use of lists and bullets to sum up info toward the end. Did Geraint join the Holy Order of the Golden Flame as a historian / to chronicle their adventures? Or did he take a more active role in dispatching creatures?

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18 Feb, 2022 14:00

Thanks for the Fave/Like hcraven, I am glad you enjoyed my Bard article.   In answer to your question, Geraint did both. He wanted to chronicle the adventures/exploits of the Order to become a figure of history and to promote the great work of fighting evil that they do.   Geraint didn't begin as a great fighter at all in the beginning, he relied on his magic and staying back when the fighting happened. He became the hero and saviour a few times which grew his courage and made him more confident in the face of danger.   Aemon

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19 Feb, 2022 11:40

Nice article and character :D Seems like he had quite some adventures with his group. I was also wondering why he chose to join them when he didn't really show any sign of it before, but I see you already answered that in the comments :D

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19 Feb, 2022 13:33

Thanks Amelie for the Fave/Like, I really appreciate it.   Yes, as you noticed I have had a few questions to answer. Look out for for future writings about Geraint of Clete and The Holy Order of The Golden Flame.   Aemon