Sir Gaheris the Quiet
“Sir Gaheris, the Noble Knight of the Round Table, Unveils the Untold Stories of Valor and Tragedy in the Heart of Arthurian Legend!”
- Alias: None
- Gender: Male
- Race: Human
- Occupation: Knight of the Round Table
- Religion: Christian (in the context of medieval Arthurian legend)
- Allies: King Arthur, fellow knights of the Round Table
- Enemies: Adversaries who threaten Camelot, potentially those tied to the tragic events involving his family.
- Abode/Base of Operations: Camelot, the legendary court of King Arthur
- Nationality: Scottish (Orkney Islands)
- Languages: English, Gaelic
- Alignment: Lawful Good
- Affiliation(s): Member of the Knights of the Round Table, sworn to serve King Arthur.
- Significant Others: Family ties to King Arthur, siblings Gawain, Agravain, Gareth, and Mordred. The nature of his relationships with family members can vary in different Arthurian tales.
Sir Gaheris, a stalwart knight of the Round Table, navigates the illustrious realms of Camelot with a quiet nobility that belies the intensity of his dedication. Born of noble lineage, his unwavering loyalty to King Arthur and the ideals of chivalry shapes every facet of his existence. Despite the shadows that loom over his family’s name, Gaheris strives to embody the virtues of honor and courage, carrying the weight of familial expectations with a stoic grace.
In the echoing halls of Camelot, Sir Gaheris is a presence both formidable and understated. His actions speak louder than words, as he stands guard alongside his fellow knights, a silent sentinel of the realm. Beneath the surface, Gaheris harbors a complex mix of emotions, balancing the camaraderie of the Round Table with the familial bonds that tie him to the tumultuous legacy of his kin.
While the specter of tragedy hovers over the Arthurian court, Gaheris remains resolute in his commitment to the principles that define knighthood. His fear, if any, lies in the tarnishing of the ideals he upholds, and he shoulders the burden of familial discord with a quiet determination to prove that honor can rise above the shadows.
In the jousts and quests that punctuate the Arthurian saga, Sir Gaheris seeks not only glory but a validation of the values he holds dear. His endeavors on the battlefield and in the labyrinthine corridors of Camelot are driven by a desire to contribute meaningfully to the legacy of the Round Table and, perhaps, to reshape the narrative that surrounds his family. In the tapestry of Arthurian lore, Sir Gaheris emerges not just as a knight but as a nuanced figure navigating the complexities of honor, kinship, and the enduring pursuit of an idealized Camelot.
Medium humanoid (human), lawful good
Armor Class 18 (plate armor) Hit Points 120 (15d8 + 60) Speed 30 ft.
Saving Throws Wisdom +6, Charisma +6 Skills Athletics +7, Insight +6, Persuasion +6 Senses passive Perception 13 Languages Common, Old English
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)
Background Feature: Courtly Resilience As a knight of Camelot, Sir Gaheris has advantage on saving throws against being frightened.
Armor Proficiency Sir Gaheris is proficient in plate armor.
Weapon Proficiency Sir Gaheris is proficient in all simple and martial weapons.
- Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (1d8 + 4) slashing damage.
- Lance. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (1d12 + 4) piercing damage. If Sir Gaheris moves at least 20 feet straight toward a target right before hitting it with a lance attack, the target takes an extra 9 (2d8) piercing damage.
- Shield Bash. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4 + 4) bludgeoning damage. If the target is a creature, it must succeed on a DC 16 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone.
- Commanding Presence (Recharge 5-6). Sir Gaheris uses his bonus action to inspire allies within 30 feet. Allies gain advantage on their next attack roll or saving throw.
Parry. Sir Gaheris adds 4 to his AC against one melee attack that would hit him. To do so, Sir Gaheris must see the attacker and be wielding a melee weapon.
Loyal Protector. When an ally within 10 feet of Sir Gaheris is targeted by an attack, he can use his reaction to impose disadvantage on the attack roll.
Sir Gaheris can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time, and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Sir Gaheris regains spent legendary actions at the start of his turn.
- Commanding Strike. Sir Gaheris makes a Longsword, Lance, or Shield Bash attack.
- Inspiring Word. He uses his bonus action to grant an ally within 30 feet advantage on their next attack roll or saving throw.
- Shield Block. He uses his Shield to impose disadvantage on an attack against him or an adjacent ally.
- Plate armor
- Noble’s Outfit
- Signet Ring
- Crest of Camelot (Wondrous Item): Grants advantage on Charisma checks when interacting with nobility.
- War Horse (with barding): He rides a well-trained war horse into battle, equipped with barding for protection.
Traits Courtly Idealism. He has advantage on Wisdom (Insight) checks in courtly situations.
Round Table Valor. Sir Gaheris adds his Charisma modifier to his AC.
Noble Resilience. Sir Gaheris has advantage on saving throws against being charmed or frightened.
Role-playing Notes Sir Gaheris, a noble knight of Camelot, embodies courtly idealism and valor. His combat style is characterized by a combination of offensive strikes and protective maneuvers, mirroring his commitment to both the ideals of chivalry and the safety of his allies. The flicker of the Crest of Camelot is a symbol of his dedication to the Round Table, and his presence on the battlefield resonates with the resolute spirit of Arthurian lore. Mounted on his war horse with barding, He charges into battle with the strength of a lance, emphasizing his prowess in both mounted and melee combat.
Currently in the World
Sir Gaheris stands in the heart of Camelot, adorned in a suit of polished armor that gleams beneath the castle’s torchlight. His attire is a blend of regal blue and silver, the colors of the Round Table, creating a striking contrast to the stone walls that surround him. A cloak, emblazoned with the crest of Camelot, flows gracefully around him as he moves.
In the midst of the bustling court, Sir Gaheris engages in quiet conversation with his fellow knights, his expression a mix of solemn determination and a subtle camaraderie that binds the Round Table. The air is filled with the sounds of clinking goblets and distant minstrel melodies, creating an ambiance of courtly splendor.
Gaheris’ mood appears pensive, his eyes reflecting the weight of both the familial legacy he carries and the unwavering commitment to the ideals of chivalry. Despite the challenges that have befallen his kin, he stands tall, a symbol of resilience amidst the complexities of the Arthurian court. The flickering torchlight casts shadows on the armor that encases him, accentuating the contours of a knight who bears the burden of familial expectations with stoic grace.