Determine your Gifts by rolling a six-sided die. Honor applies; what you roll is what you get. If you roll the same number twice, it means you have that Gift in double strength. Do not roll again for a different Gift.
|1-3 = one Gift||4-5 = two Gifts||6 = three Gifts|
Roll two dice, or one die twice, and add the numbers.
|2-8:||Mindspeech (Also called Mindtouch, Mindreaching, Mindcalling and Farspeaking)|
|9-11:||Farsight (also called Looking and Seeing)|
|12:||Wild Talent (roll one six-sided die on the Wild Talent table below)|
Roll one die.
|3:||Fetching (Roll again; if you get a 6 on a d6, your Gift is Firestarting)|
|5:||Healing (Roll again; if you get a 6 on a d6, you have been trained in Mindhealing)|
Regardless of your roll, you will always have limited Mindspeech with your Companion in trance.
Determine the strength of your Gifts by rolling a six-sided die:
|1 = Low||2-5 = Normal||6 = Strong|
Develop a character (your persona--Who would you be if you could daydream yourself into Valdemar? Be the "real" you or as different as you please.) and write about him/her. Prepare a minimum of 3 pages.
This is a biography. Describe your persona's physical and emotional characteristics, likes and dislikes, whatever makes you uniquely you. You may use first or third person.
Remember, to write about your persona before s/he became a Herald and his/her Gifts manifested. A Chosen must learn to cope with his/her Gifts, not have his/her life built around them. Most Gifts manifest themselves around puberty; they are not evident at birth. (10 points)
You needn't be quite so detailed in your descriptions of these other characters. But remember, you are writing about people you know well. Describe what your family and/or friends look like, their own character traits, etc. Again, a minimum of 3 pages. (5 points)
Choose and complete the requirements for two (minimum) of the following:
If you have additional questions, check out The Heralds of Valdemar FAQ.
There are several ways you can advance in rank as a Herald.
To attain a specialty as a Herald:
Exception: If you already a teacher of history at the Elementary, Junior High or Senior High level, you may automatically claim Herald-Historian status. However, please develop your Velgarth persona so others may interact with you in character.
You may work for Herald-Mage status once you've completed your Herald requirements.
Have additional questions about persona creation? Join the "Pending List" at
The Pending list is a place for people to ask questions about the handouts, requirements, process of developing a persona, and so forth. It is not a book discussion list. The QO list rules apply to this list as well.
Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn
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