- 1 Appearance and personality
- 2 Abilities and traits
- 3 Home
- 4 Treasure
- 5 Relationships
- 6 History
- 7 Publication history
- 8 References
Appearance and personality
He seems friendly and jovial, and quick to introduce himself to people he meets in the tavern. He displays a great fondness for ale, and his stilted speech, suggesting great intoxication, belies a great intelligence and talent. His buffoonery is a front for his true heroism.
Elmo is cautious, and suspicious of unfamiliar people, content to hide his true skill from others until he knows he can trust them as allies. He is loyal to his allies, but ready to fight those who make themselves enemies of the forces of good.
In his duties militia captain, he is often seen armed and wearing armor. He wears magically enhanced chain mail armor, and carries a composite longbow specially built with an exceptionally heavy draw to take advantage of his great physical strength. He carries a magically enhanced battleaxe and a magical large wooden shield.
Elmo is brave, and willing to face danger if necessary to protect the town of Hommlet. His primary goal is to defend the town, and he has long since retired from his adventuring career.
Abilities and traits
Elmo is a ranger of reasonable skill. His talents include the ability to fight effectively with two-weapons, although this is encumbered by his use of heavy chain mail armor. He is particularly skilled in tracking and hunting goblinoid creatures and undead.
Elmo lost his brother Otis twelve years ago, during the second rise of the Temple of Elemental Evil. The cleric Y'dey was unable to recover Otis' body in time to perform raise dead on the body, and Elmo holds a grudge against her for his brother's death.
Allies and minions
Elmo has considerable influence in the town of Hommlet. He has several militia at his disposal who can be called upon to fight with him if necessary. Among his militia members are the bartender Terrigan.
As a young man, Elmo accompanied his brother Otis and Canoness Ydey of the Church of St. Cuthbert on a quest to spy on the nearby Temple of Elemental Evil. During the second rising of the Temple, these were able to support adventurers leading a raid against the temple, leading to its collapse.
Current activity and goals
Elmo is militia captain of the small town of Hommlet, a settlement of around 950 people, mostly humans. When trouble brews, such as a large-scale brawl or a report of major theft, Elmo can be on the spot within five minutes, armed and armored. He enforces the town law, which requires reparations be paid for extensive property damage.
In the event of war or a serious threat, Elmo can raise ten to twenty warriors and another hundred or so able-bodied commoners to defend the town. The town's founders, Rufus and Burne, have full trust in Elmo's ability to defend the town, and prefer not to get directly involved unless the town is threatened with extinction.
Elmo has little interest in affairs outside of the town of Hommlet.
AD&D 1st edition
D&D 3rd edition
Elmo appeared again in Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (2001). He is now a 6th-level ranger.
D&D 4th edition
Elmo is described in The Anatomy of Elemental Evil, Dungeon #212 (Mar 2013), p.40-64 His statblock here represents him as a Level 4 Defender. Elmo also appears in a 2009 adventure module conversion of The Village of Hommlet, a substantially similar adventure, where he is a Level 4 Soldier.
- Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (2001), p.9.
- Inn of the Welcome Wench, Dragon #423 (May 2013), p.16.
- The Anatomy of Elemental Evil, Dungeon #212 (Mar 2013), p.45-46.
- T1 The Village of Hommlet (1979), p.3.
- Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (2001), p.165.
- Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (2001), p.10.
- Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (2001), p.13.
- The Anatomy of Elemental Evil, Dungeon #212 (Mar 2013), p.47.
- T1 The Village of Hommlet (1979).
- Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (2001), p.12.
- Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (2001), p.14.
- Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (2001), p.19.