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Aerethus the Tartessian

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on May 8, 2007

I’m pretty much done creating my character for the “Wrath of the Iron Spyder” PbP campaign and am waiting for comments from the GM, etc. Hopefully, I’ve done ok here.

Aerethus the Tartessian, Tharsi Guardsman/Thug

INT -2Warrior
PER -3
WIL -4
CHA +5

STR +5
CON +2
DEX +5
SPD -2

CR +5
MR -3
REN +0
HP 20+2 = 22

Skills:
Skill + Att = Total (costs on right)

6 – 2 = 4 Lore Local – Tartessos
2 – 2 = 0 Lore Regional – Tharsheesh
10 – 2 = 8 Speak Language – Tharsi

1 – 2 = -1 Speak Language – Atlantean
1 – 2 = -1 Speak Language – Khem
1 + 5 = 6 Weapon – Blades, small

1 + 5 = 6 Brawling (4)
1 + 5 = 6 Climb (2)
1 + 5 = 6 Command (2)
1 + 5 = 6 Diplomacy (2)
1 + 5(10) = 6(11) Evade (2)
1 + 5 = 6 Intimidate (2)
1+ 5 = 6 Investigate (2)
1+ 5 = 6 Seduction (2)
1 + 5 = 6 Stealth (2)
4 + 5 = 9 Weapon-Greatsword (4+6)
(Sub-total 30 points)

Talents: Agile & Quick – Amazing Dodge (5), Extraordinary Dodge (3), Defensive Fighting (3), Defensive Roll (3), Highly Mobile (3), Opportunist (3)
(Sub-total 20 points)


Backstory: Aerethus grew up in the rough neighborhoods of Tartessos. There he learned it is best to be always on ones’ toes and that much can be accomplished with kind words, a smile and a wink, plus the odd coin or two. Always a strong and nimble lad, he also learned the value of physical prowess and violence (or the threat of the same) when diplomacy failed. The son of a Tharsi prostitute, he is well familiar with the workings of inner-city brothels. His father’s parentage could best be described as “indeterminate”.

At the age of 11, Aerethus’ mother was savagely beaten to death by the owner of the brother in which she was working. Aerethus, in an act of retribution, stabbed and killed this brothel-owner. The city guard was sent to investigate the killing. The guard-seargent who was dispatched, a man by the name of Hlepus, took pity on the youth, and took him in.

From that point on, Aerethus was raised by the city guard. He honed his skills and learned the finer points of combat, investigation, and diplomacy. As an adult, Aerethus has worked at times as a bodyguard, enforcer, and city guardsman. He has a commanding presence, standing over 6’ tall, and is well liked by most who meet him. As a guardsman, he is respected by other guardsman, and by citizens with whom he has dealings.

Equipment: Greatsword (60), Light Leather Cuirass (16), Leather Helmet (15), Boots (0.5), Hooded Cloak (0.5), Gloves (0.1), Tunic/Britches x2 (2), Travelers Satchel (1), Bedroll (0.1), Belt/Pouch (0.2), wineskin (0.1), Tinderbox ( ), Torches x2 (0.02), Sack ( 0.01), sharpening stone (?)

(Note: Evade vs. Parry. Do I need either of these skills? Do they help me when I use Extraordinary Dodge?) Also, do we get a free rank in each of our preferred skills or do we have to allot points to those skills?)

~Adaen

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