Talltree is hardcore and single player. Gaile is also hardcore. If either of them dies, well, I won't have a story to write.
Now about Talltree. He is a man consumed by his desire to root out evil. He is a common man mostly, except one thing. All of his points go into vit. No str, no dex, no energy. He can use str items if he finds them to wear some better gear.
About his playstyle. For hardcore, it would be considered reckless. He does not drink potions in combat. Once engaged, it is either kill or be killed. He does not give pots to Gaile either. The only exception to this is fighting act bosses. Also, he does not cast spells at random. Spells must be triggered. What does this mean?
Talltree must be tagged. And tagged pretty hard to get a spell to fire off. If something hits him, and takes off a sizeable chunk of hit points, the earth responds with vengeance. Meaning a spell is fired.
Now that he has found the tree, he has access to vines, and Oak Sage. One point will be added to Sage after fighting certian monsters. Not act end bosses, but, rather, minor bosses. Like Radament, Fangskin, and killing the Council. So oak sage will not be very high untill much later.
I will post more on his progress as it happens