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The Firetamers are the elite elementalists of the Fire Ashari of Pyrah, dedicated to protecting others from the destructive power of fire.

Description[]

Firetamers, unlike other pyromancers, don't use their flames recklessly as a weapon they can create and command, but instead, as something they tame to use it to protect their home and their people, attacking their enemies and influencing particularly dangerous environments. Due to their affinity with such creatures, they are often found accompanied by fire elementals, salamanders, or mephits of magma or smoke.[1]

History[]

Ordinarily, in Pyrah, firetamers control the Rift of Flame and the flames of the Cindergrove.[1]

In the aftermath of Thordak's occupation of Emon in 811 PD, there was deep, lingering elemental corruption across a large swath of the area. The Council of Tal'Dorei summoned the Fire Ashari to help cleanse the land, and soon a stone fortress called Flamereach Outpost was built as a base for the druids and elemental specialists to watch over and heal the Scar of the Cinder King. A group of firetamers from Pyrah, led by Lorkathar, began the work within the year.[2].

Flamereach Outpost by Bryan Syme

Lorkathar, a firetamer, leading a fight against creatures from Flamereach Grove, by Bryan Syme.[art 2]

Lorkathar and the firetamers were still at Flamereach Outpost three decades later.[3] Though the area is not expected to ever fully recover,[2] by late 842 PD the Scar was largely under control,[4] but towards the end of the year, a resurgence in elemental energy began to awaken.[5] Several firetamers were killed in a coordinated attack by a fiery being who conjured cinderslag elementals,[6] and a short time later a massive, ashen plateau suddenly rose near Flamereach Outpost.[7]

Abilities[]

The following is taken from Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, p. 226. It is slightly altered from the original Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 128.

The typical firetamer wears red dragon scale mail, mitigating fire damage.

  • Skill proficiencies: Arcana, Nature.[8]
  • Spellcasting (as 9th-level spellcaster):
Spell level Spell
Cantrip Druidcraft
Cantrip Mending
Cantrip Produce Flame
1st[9] Cure Wounds
1st Faerie Fire
1st Jump
2nd Flame Blade
2nd Heat Metal
2nd Lesser Restoration
3rd Daylight
3rd Dispel Magic
3rd Protection from Energy
4th[10] Freedom of Movement
4th Wall of Fire
5th Conjure Elemental
Ashari Firetamer by Biagio D'Allessandro

Official art of a firetamer with a fire elemental, by Biagio D'Alessandro from Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting p. 127.[art 3]

  • Scimitar (action): melee, slashing and fire damage.
  • Flamecharm (action, recharges on any rest): Dominate Monster on a fire elemental or other creature of elemental fire, which has a better chance to resist it if it has 150 or more hit points.
  • Flameform (bonus action, recharges on any rest): Transforms into a fire elemental, retaining the firetamer's personality, alignment, mental ability scores, and skill proficiencies. Reverts to humanoid form with a bonus action, or after 5 hours, or when rendered unconscious or dead.
  • Druidic Recovery (bonus action): While using Flameform, the firetamer can expend spell slots as a bonus action to regain 1d8 hit points per level of spell slot expended.

Known firetamers[]

Trivia[]

  • Of the four Ashari tribes, the Fire Ashari are the only with elite agents (firetamers in this case) exercising their typical functions outside their town of origin.
  • It is unclear if the red dragon scale mail that firetamers use became more common after Thordak's defeat, or if even before they had a tradition of using that type of armor.
  • It is possible, given the firetamers' tendency to work alongside fire elementals, that some of them actively use Flamefriend Lanterns.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 127.
  2. 2.0 2.1 See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 95.
  3. See "The Oh No Plateau" (E1x02) at 1:49:41.
  4. "nearly 30 years after the attack of the Chroma Conclave" ... "The city has mostly recovered in the intervening years, but two areas still bear the brunt of his wrath" ... "the outskirts of town, where the Scar of the Cinder King still wounds the land outside Emon’s walls."What You Need to Know Before Watching Exandria Unlimited.
  5. See "The Oh No Plateau" (E1x02) at 1:57:32.  Also see 2:06:46.
  6. See "The Oh No Plateau" (E1x02) at 1:58:48.
  7. See "The Oh No Plateau" (E1x02) at 2:16:38.
  8. The modifiers were corrected in the new version of the firetamer.
  9. The Longstrider spell was also included in the previous version of the firetamer.
  10. The Blight spell was also included in the previous version of the firetamer.

Art:

  1. Official art of an Ashari firetamer summoning flames, by Anna Grinenko from Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, p. 226. This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  2. Lorkathar, a firetamer, leading a fight against creatures from Flamereach Grove, by Bryan Syme (source). Used with permission.
  3. Official art of a firetamer with a fire elemental, by Biagio D'Alessandro from Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting p. 127. This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
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