Pathfinder - The Price of Immortality
CHARACTER - Nell
Nell Vargidian - Female Human (Sorcerer)
Female Human (Varisian) Sorcerer 3
CG Medium humanoid (human)
Init -1; Senses Perception -1
AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (-1 armor, -1 Dex, -1 dodge)
hp 20 (3d6-6)
Fort -2, Ref -2, Will -2
Resist fire 10
Speed 30 ft.
– dagger -3 (1d4-2/19-20/×2) and
– quarterstaff -3 (1d6-3/×2)
Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 3rd; concentration +6):
1st (6/day) – mage armor, magic missile, burning hands (bloodline energy type) (DC 14), burning hands (DC 14)
0 (at will) – ray of frost, read magic, detect magic, prestidigitation (DC 13), light
Str 14, Dex 13, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 17
Base Atk -1; CMB -3; CMD 15
Feats Alertness, Dodge, Eschew Materials, Toughness
Traits cold and calculating, volatile conduit
Skills Appraise -4, Bluff -9 (-10 vs. favored enemies that share one of your subtypes), Knowledge (arcana) -6, Perception -1, Sense Motive -1, Spellcraft -6, Use Magic Device -8
Languages Common, Varisian
SQ bloodlines (elemental [fire])
Combat Gear Elemental gem (water), Wand of Magic Missile (CL 3), Oil (3)
Other Gear Dagger, Quarterstaff, Bag of holding I (empty), Bracers of armor -1, Backpack (11 @ 17.5 lbs), Bedroll, Belt pouch (3 @ 2.78 lbs), Scale from Kassen’s Armour, Scroll case (empty), Trail rations (5), Vial (2), Waterskin, 138 GP, 1 SP
Cold and Calculating -1 on Bluff and -1 on attack roles during surprise round vs. favored enemies.
Elemental (Fire) You may change any energy spell to use [Fire] energy.
Elemental Ray (6/day) (Sp) Ranged touch attack deals 1d6-1 Fire damage.
Energy Resistance, Fire (10) You have the specified Energy Resistance against Fire attacks.
Eschew Materials Cast spells without materials, if component cost is 1 gp or less.
Volatile Conduit (1/day) Elemental spell deals an additional 1d4 damage.
Wand of Magic Missile (CL 3) Add this item to create a wand of a chosen spell.
Lavina and Abram Voss, Nell’s parents, originally hailed from Tamran, and both were successful artisans. Lavina was a skilled painter, and Abram a crafted sculptor. Both of their wares were well sought after amongst the city’s populace, however their pieces had not yet gained the attention of the nobility in Tamran, nor that of the Tamran Council.
With little more than a view gold pieces to their names, but enough to make out a living in a small but modest home, Nell’s parents felt that something was missing in their lives. For many years the two tried to fill that void with a child, but all was in vain.
One day, a nobleman from the distant land of Katapesh attended the market district and became enamored with a painting by Lavina mother. The nobleman continued to commission paintings from Lavina, and it was not long before the two became embroiled in an affair. Eventually, Lavina fell pregnant, and the Nobleman disappeared soon after. Lavina could not bear to break her husband heart, and so never revealed her shame to him.
Nell was born soon after, but her birth took its toll on her mother’s life, leaving Abram to raise the child on his own. After Nell’s birth, unexplained fires started in and around Tamran, mostly centering on places where Abram had gone. Some insinuated that he was the cause of the fires, others suggested that it was the child who was cursed. Eventually business dried up for Abram, and so, with child in arms, left Tamran to find solace elsewhere.
Abram’s run of bad continued, and Abram began to blame his child, even questioning if the child was really his. Eventually Abram made his was to Skelt, hoping that he would be able to find a school or orphanage capable of controlling the child.
It was near her 6th birthday when Nell and her father arrived at a small logging town named Kassen. Whilst their, Abram was approached by a strange man named Moltus Vargidan who claimed to have foreseen the child’s arrival, and the struggle that Abram had faced. Abram took little convincing, and soon left the child with the old man. Abram continued up river, and to this day has never been heard from again.
Nell was brought into the home of Moltus along with 5 other children, who she soon realised was not his own. All three displayed talents that she had never seen, but none had the power of fire that she had kept secret for so long.
Over time, Moltus attempted to teach Nell all he could about controlling her powers, but Nell had other ideas. She was a rebellious sort, and would often sneak out of bed in order to play with her friends, in particular the boys who were curious about her fiery red hair, and her lustful good looks.
One evening, she was out with a group of friends when a local bully, a half-orc named Grimscar, happened upon their group. Grimscar was not well liked, but his friends were just as scared of him, as everyone else was. Grimscar took it upon himself to rid one of Nell’s friends of his coins, something that Nell knew she could not let happen. Nell stepped in, just as Grimscar backhanded her, causing her to fall to the ground. Almost instantaneously, Nell let loose a flame of energy at the half-orc, burning his arm and body. The thugs ran off, back into town. Nell was pleased with herself, however her friends were frightened of what she had done, and fled into town themselves. Nell suddenly realised that she had lost control of her powers, and what she was capable of.
Nell ran from Kassen but was soon found by Moltus of the banks of the Tourdel River. Moltus explained her powers like no other person ever had, and she knew that she had the potential to become something greater. Part of her realised that what she did was wrong, but a greater part knew that the half-orc got what he deserved.
Nell stayed hidden for the most part, listening to her mentor and learning how to control her abilities. Eventually she was alowed to venture out, and it was not long before she became friends with an Elf named Eve who had witnessed the events of the evening when Grimscar was injured. The two became close and soon after became friends with others namely a ranger names Zevan, a fighter named Sam and a half-orc (who had less love for Grimscar than Nell did) named Kal.