Ok, I rolled up with marrying a local elven woman then who died in mysterious circumstances in the village (leaving it up to GM the details). Son is running the tavern but his dad is chilling mostly. As note none among living (expect his son) knows that he is Shadowcaster and he wants keep it on low profile. Of course rumors could go around him and his origin but he keeps family relations secret to avoid discovery.
The scandal in question was a simple temperemental murder of fellow house member, a dragonmarked. However the thing which spared him was that the said member was traitor; a Thuranni. However they did not want alarm further Thuranni agents inside the house so they can do house cleaning more better so they labelled my char as murderer and as exiled member of the house (until they have confirmed there is no further spies in House but they may have forgot whole deal but my char does not dare to try it; after all house matriarch promised inform when he can return).
is my char.
Most curious part is that he is CN follower of both Shadow and Traveler. Traveler because he has always been scoundrel sort of fellow and he has knack for trickery. Shadow is for his actual secret talent in shadow magic; as shadow magic is Shadow granted gift and his mother was follower of Shadow. But he is not evil but can be outright ruthless at times. He is not saint nor seek cleanse corruption around him, more fascinated about it to see how deep the town will actually sink in corruption? But same time he does not want get involved with it either.
Because of his origins he has been kind of detached from the normal townfolk (as his stay is after all temporal and he is sticking here until his house calls him in) but he has been tavernkeeper for years and had already passed the reins for his sons who run the place now. He is far from retiring age and he occassion joins to work when in busy night but he lazes off now smoking pipe in fire place and sometimes sings elven lyrical songs (his tavern has grown famous for this talent). Also he has surprising quick and deft fingers which he likes entertain customers when he is in stage performing his 'stage magic' which actually uses bit shadow magic (so very high sleight of hand skill too). However so far he has denied any rumors about him being Phiarlan and say he just learned stage tricks as wannabe bard youngling days.
My char is overall sneaky caster type who does not have anything offensive expect arrow of dusk (non-lethal dmg ranged touch) and shadow hood (-1 to hit and dex checks for one foe).
Also not sure where spend the 300gp but I trade it off in return to have actual property/business in the village; which is the tavern called Shadow Song
. His wife was original owner who heritaged the place and it's very, very old. Probably first building in whole town. His full alias name is Jamie Darkleaf and his sons are Gilen Darkleaf and Clyde Darkleaf.
I thought half elves could carry that mark.
Nop, half-elves have two own dragonmarked houses where they can heritage own dragonmarks. Only expection for half-breeds getting marks is House Tharaskh.