The Hands that Move the World
Barbarian-turned-warlock from the Seren tribes of Argonnessen
Conlon was a level 20/M5 Blade Pact warlock (Great Old One pact).
Conlon was born in the Seren Islands of Argonnessen, among the dragon-worshipping human tribes. He belonged to the Achiusk Drehlni, the Emerald Marauders, who worshipped the duplicitous green dragon Kirrghanar and stood as one of the more dominant of the thirty tribes. He is the younger of the sons of Ostren, who was heralded as the greatest warrior of his generation, and was briefly the Marauders’ chief. Conlon is the younger brother of Dralon Ostrennar, whose talents as a warrior exceeded Conlon’s.
As Dralon’s achievements in the killing grounds fighting other tribes grew greater, he became favoured to become the next chief of the Emerald Marauders. Conlon, envious of his brother and hungry for the power to surpass him, sought out a dragon priest unaligned with any tribe. This enigmatic shaman revealed to Conlon the location of a hidden blade, forged from the raw power of the heavens. Conlon sought the sword and found it, but found he could not wield it, or even lift it. The sword spoke to Conlon, offering him the power he coveted if he sealed a blood pact with the entity behind the blade’s power.
Departure from Argonnessen
Conlon forged a pact with Eltimar with little hesitation, and was in turn granted his first taste of Eltimar’s strange and vast power. For a time after forging the pact with Eltimar, Conlon kept his magic and its nature hidden from the other members of his tribe. He continued fighting alongside his people, and many took note of his sudden rise in skill and power.
Eventually, however, the pact took over his will to a greater extent, and Eltimar compelled him to kill the chief of his tribe. Such an act was considered a massive crime among his people, and they sought to take Conlon’s life to exact justice. He fled as far as Khorvaire to escape their wrath on a small vessel, and would have died on the open sea were it not for Eltimar’s guiding hand.
In Conlon’s absence, Dralon was made the new chieftain of the Emerald Marauders. One of his first acts was to lead a large number of tribe members, mainly the younger ones, to the Argonnessen mainland. His actions were perceived as hubris by the dragons who claimed their landing area as territory, and some have extended their anger towards Dralon’s family. It is not known what, if anything, they have yet done.
Joining the Eclipse Collective
During his time in Khorvaire, Conlon began to seek ways to understand and eventually escape the grasp Eltimar had gained on him. In Rhaan 999 YK, Conlon was travelling through Breland when he sensed a surge of outsider influence breaching Eberron in the mountains bordering the Mournland. Seeing an opportunity to perhaps learn more of Eltimar, he went to investigate, and at the Zuokelled Monastery he encountered the Eclipse Collective. Here, he helped Derli d’Kundarak and Xulgos Adinimys rescue Zil’dejin Firebane and Zan-kyri from the rapidly-expanding corruption, and assisted in stopping its spread.
Following this incident, he was covered in blistering sores, an effect of his exposure to the Seed of Corruption. He joined the party in their journey to Flamekeep to get the affliction cured, but continued to travel with them from then on, initially intrigued by the premise of wealth and magic to be found on Kapaerian Island but later swearing a blood oath to the Collective itself.