Calandra Halfelven
Name: Calandra Halfelven
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Race: Half-Elf
Class: Paladin (Oath of Devotion)
Alignment: Lawful/Good
Personality traits: I am tolerant of other faiths and respect the worship of other gods.
Ideal:  I trust that my deity will guide my actions, I have faith that if I work hard, things will go well.
Bond: Everything I do is for the common people.
Flaw: My piety sometimes leads me to blindly trust those that profess faith in my god.
Background: Faction Agent (Order of the Gauntlet) Or Acolyte
Brief Character History: Calandra Shale was born in a small farming village in the Realm of Elturgard near its capital city of Elturel under the light of the second sun created in the nation's darkests hour by divine magic to drive off evil named the Companion. Her mother is the owner of the small farming villages tavern, the Song and Brew, while her father was a elven mercenary who was passing through the region at the time while his company was under contract to the High Observer of Elturel. The two had a brief but passionate romance which ended when Calandra mother became pregnant and her elvish father disappeared without a trace, whether he simply ran away or died while on some adventure remains unknown and has been the subject to much local gossip. Calandra was raised by her mother and soon found herself the responsible older sister to a small brood of younger half siblings, her mother had a weakness for adventurers and travelers from afar.

As she grew older Calandra grew into a serious and pious young woman, with just the faintest hint of a playful nature thanks to her chaotic elvish blood inherited from her father along with some skill with a blade, although she would learn that later on in life. She spent most of her youth taking care of her half siblings, working in the tavern alongside her mother, doing odd jobs around the small village, and working in the fields when harvest time came around. Her favored pastime was occasionally disappeared into the woods with a bow to do a little hunting and camping or visiting Mother Joanna the keeper of the villages small shrine and a returned Cleric/Mage who had once been a great crusader in her own life before returning home in her old age to rest, preach, and teach the next generation. Including a certain young half elven woman who would help her for hours doing the shrines chores while listening to tales of her adventures.

When Calandra reached full maturity she decided that she decided to leave her village for a time and try to put her natural skill with a sword to some use in the city of Elturel, in the end she hoped to earn a place as one of the City Guards or maybe if she was lucky a place among the cities elite defenders the Hellriders. With some gold coin from her mother in her pocket and a letter of introduction from Mother Joanna she left home and attempted to make her dreams come true. It later proved that she was destined for something a bit more than that, from her very first day in the holy city it became more and more clear that the young half elf had a special connection to the god Torm and that she was naturally drawn to his worship. Eventually she was taken as a squire by a crusading Paladin in the service to Torm and would spent the next several years of her life traveling across and under most of the Sword Coast and Beyond along with her Mistress as part of her crusade in the service of Torm and the Order of the Gauntlet. Eventually the two returned to Elturel and the young battle tested half elven maiden was knighted by her Mistress as a full Paladin of Torm, at which point she swore the Crusader's Oath.