Tenser is medium-sized, with brown hair and an aquiline nose. He is always dressed in blue. He is polite and outgoing, but is willing to enforce his will on others for the sake of Law and Good.
The Circle was betrayed in 584 CY, when Tenser, Bigby, and Otiluke discovered a plan by the Circle’s own Rary to slay a number of diplomats assembled in Greyhawk to sign the treaty ending the Greyhawk Wars. Unfortunately, Rary witnessed their discovery, and a great magical battle ensued, resulting in the deaths of Otiluke and Tenser, and severely wounding Bigby, who was unable to pursue Rary as he escaped. Word later came that Rary’s allies, among them former Citadel member Lord Robilar, had ensured Tenser’s and Otiluke’s deaths by destroying every clone they had prepared for such an incident. Rary and Robilar fled to the Bright Desert, southeast of Greyhawk, where they established the Empire of the Bright Lands.
However, Rary and Robilar had failed to discover a clone Tenser had hidden away on Luna, one of Oerth’s moons, and in Goodmonth of 585 CY Tenser was restored to life. Though he was welcomed back into the Circle, Tenser refused.
Instead, Tenser gathered up or reclaimed many of his hidden caches of items and spell books and began work on a type of independent intelligent golem, dubbed a Tenserian Nimblewright. Echo is a second attempt of such a working “prototype”. Occasionally, Tenser looks in on the group through Echo.
Tenser has befriended The Companions as a result and recently sent them on a dangerous mission to capture The Gem of Souls from the Ghost Tower of Inverness.