Hoard of the Dragon Queen - Dragons of Faerûn
Female Forest Gnome Druid, Folk Hero
Nissa is a forest gnome druid with a folk hero background.
Personality traits: I judge people by their actions, not their words.
Ideals: Nothing and no one can steer me away from my higher calling.
Bonds: I wish my childhood sweetheart had come with me to pursue my destiny.
Flaws: I’m convinced of the significance of my destiny and blind to my shortcomings and the risk of failure.
A green dragon claimed the lives of several members of the Timbers clan and leveled the small village in which they lived in Kryptgarden Forest. After her village was attacked by the dragon, she kept her head and mobilized survivors to take shelter and heal those who were wounded by the green dragon’s poison breath. She recognized that an elixir made from forest plants that grew in other regions of Kryptgarden Forest where there had been sightings of the green dragon could help to lessen the effects of the poison, which led to her status among her kinsmen as a folk hero.
Nissa feels called upon to find a way to make the world safer from the menace of these evil reptiles. She came to Greenfields at the start of the adventure because by reading nature’s signs, she knew that the balance of nature in the forest around Greenest has been disrupted, and she suspected dragons or their allies are implicated. In the course of her travels, she met a dwarf named Savan Anvilbreaker who doesn’t talk much about his background but seemed happy to take her cause on as his own.
Along the road from Greenest to Elturel, Nissa and her party encountered a forest which had been set ablaze by crazed Fire Elementals. When they were defeated, she was approached by an otter (Otr) who sensed Nissa’s kinship with the natural world and asked to join Nissa as her companion.