Calhan Mar’Troon, Lord Marshall

by Nael, Kranar Drogin, & Joe Mashuga

Calhan Mar’Troon (7/12/329 AD – current) was a young Gildanesti noble who began to make a name for himself towards the end of the Years of Silence. He was the commander of a small outpost in the Disputed Territories with Thule, and began to make a name for himself through a series of clashes with the goblins. After a few years, he was promoted to the Command of the Northern Regions of Gildanesti.

As Commander, he learned of a large black dragon that had been devastating the southern regions of Etlarn and the northern villages of the Republic. He made this his highest priority, and put his entire Command on tracking down this terror. With very little loss of his forces, he was able to defeat the menace. This brought a lot of fame to Calhan, and the people of the northern villages and Twelve Towers began to revere him.

His exploits caught the eye of the current corrupt Lord Marshal Cadminian Levardus in 382 AD. A conspiracy was cooked up between the Lord Marshal and the other corrupt members of the Synod. They viewed Calhan as a threat since he was growing in popularity among the populous. The Lord Marshal started a war with the Corinesti, which Calhan did not agree with and spoke out about. Calhan had always viewed the Corinesti as a good people, and an ally the Gildanesti should keep. Secretly, he had kept in contact with the daughter of the Speaker of the Tide, Emeranta. In paranoia, the Lord Marshal ordered the assassination of Calhan.

This was a huge mistake, because the assassins came to kill Calhan, and never got within fifty feet of the Commander before being captured. They were summarily “questioned”, and then executed as traitors to the Republic. The Northern Legion revolted and began a march to Elinost, with the Southern Legion and Home Legion called back to the capital to defend it against the rebels.

The Lord Marshal began a lengthy diatribe against Commander Mar’Troon, which resulted in the complete revolt by the Southern Legion. They held great respect for the Commander since he had fought by the side of many of them, and been a regular soldier, while the Lord Marshal had never served outside of Elinost being a career politician. The Lord Marshal left his legions, and retreated behind the safety of the walls of Elinost.

The Home Legion sent heralds and envoys to Calhan, who at the same time presented to all the evidence against the Lord Marshal. This not only included the failed assassination, but evidence that the Lord Marshal traded in drugs and slaves, which he had done since the beginning of his promotion of Lord Marshal. The Lord Marshal was arrested, and brought to trial. At the trial, the Lord Marshal challenged Calhan to a duel with the winner being the innocent one. Calhan accepted.

Calhan easily won the duel, but a scratch from the Lord Marshal’s blade poisoned him, knocking him to the ground. At this time, Chaos struck Krynn with his invading armies. Disir were summoned up, and they attacked Elinost. Even though the poisoning was mortal, it was slow acting. Calhan would lead the armies of Gildanesti against the Disir, eventually defeated them, and killed the Disir Queen.

Following these victories, Calhan collapsed from the poison just outside of the Synod. A strange elf of unusual coloration arrived and couched Calhan. Flames coated the fallen hero, but did not burn him. He was restored back to full health, and the elf vanished. Calhan was promoted to Lord Marshal, and he declared that he would cleanse Gildanesti of the forces of Chaos.

He would spend the next four years reclaiming the undead infested city of Twin Sails, and other chaos-touched areas left over from the initial conflict. Following these victories, he began to reconstruct the fractured alliance with the Corinesti. As a sign of reconciliation between the two races, Calhan married Emeranta, the daughter of the Speaker of the Tide in 387 AD. This was not only a marriage for political reasons, but the two had been keeping in contact with each other over the years since they had first met as children, which had blossomed into love.

During the Time of the Prophet, Calhan was troubled by what he saw coming from the Midlands. He built strong alliances of mutual defense with Etlarn and Onar. Calhan then turned attention to some of the members of the Synod, and began to gather evidence to remove them from power. Calhan also did not waste any time. The War of the Prophet began in the Midlands shortly after the disappearance of Darga Nos (Takhisis), and he proposed for the creation of a fourth legion. He saw that the Gildanesti would not be kept out of this war forever.


Gaming Stats

3.5 Edition


Calhan Mar’Troon, Lord Marshall

CR 13

Male Gildanesti fighter 7/duelist 7
NG Medium humanoid (elf)
Init +8; Senses elvensight (darkvision 30 ft., low-light vision); Listen +13, Spot +6


AC 24, touch 14, flat-footed 20 (+6 armor, +4 Dexterity, +4 shield)
hp 109 (14d10+28)
Fort +9, Ref +11, Will +7 (+9 vs. enchantments)
Defensive elaborate parry, enhanced mobility; Immune sleep; SR 17


Spd 30 ft.
Melee +3 rapier +21/+16/+11 (1d6+4/18-20)
Ranged +2 composite longbow +20/+15/+10 (1d8+2/x3)
Special Attacks acrobatic charge, precise strike +1d6


Str 12, Dex 19, Con 14, Int 16, Wis 16, Cha 16
Base Atk +14; Grp +15
Feats Dodge, Improved Initiative, Leadership, Mobility, Mounted Combat, Quick Draw, Ride-By Attack, Spring Attack, Weapon Finesse
Skills Diplomacy +13, Handle Animal +19, Hide +14, Jump +9, Knowledge (nobility & royalty) +11, Listen +12, Perform +19, Ride +20, Tumble +14
Languages Common, Elven, Etlarnish, Gildanesti, Goblin
SQ canny defense*, grace*, improved reaction +2.
*Not applicable due to armor & shield.
Combat Gear dust of appearance, potion of levitation (2); Other Gear +4 leather armor of spell resistance (17), +3 buckler, +2 composite longbow with 20 arrows, +3 rapier, ring of chameleon power, rope of climbing

About Trampas "Dragonhelm" Whiteman

Trampas “Dragonhelm” Whiteman is best known for co-creating and administering the Dragonlance Nexus fan site. He is co-author of three Dragonlance books – Holy Orders of the Stars, Knightly Orders of Ansalon, and Races of Ansalon. When not evangelizing Dragonlance and other settings, Trampas is a husband, father, podcaster, and web designer. Trampas also enjoys reading comics, reading fantasy and scifi novels, and playing D&D.
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