Cauldron: The Shackled City
Striders of Aranel
The famous adventurer Aranel Hawkeye had a great many followers prior to his ascension to godhood. Along with his good friend and travelling companion (the world-renowned item enchanter Telzerith), Aranel and his “Striders” set out to reveal that which was hidden, believing that secret combinations caused nothing but enmity and strife. To this end, they would seek out secret evil organizations and disrupt their plans (permanently if possible). After their founder’s ascension at the end of the Time of Troubles, the Striders’ numbers have continued to grow, though they are more loosely organized. The majority of the Striders’ ranks are made up of rangers and scouts, with a sizeable contingent of rogues and wizards, though most classes are represented. At least half of the their numbers are elves and half-elves, with humans and halflings being the next most prevalent. While some now call Aranel their patron deity, many of the Striders are followers of Shaundakul, god of travelers and explorers.