Nereus - the Tale Begins
Aesti Kaese in-Erling, ex-countess of Elmdale
Stats: Str 8, Con 12, Dex 12, Int 16, Wis 12, Cha 18
Race Features: +5 save vs fear, +2 AC vs OA, Second Chance
Class Features: Prime Shot, Shadow Walk, Warlocks Curse, Misty Step
Proficiencies: cloth, leather, simple melee, simple ranged
AC 15, Fort 12, Ref 15, Will 16
HP: 29 Healing Surges: 7
Feats: Arcane Initiate (Prestidigitation), Linguist
Skills: Bluff, Intimidate, History, Streetwise, Arcana
At-Will: Eldritch Blast, Eyebite, (Misty Step)
Encounter: Second Chance, Witchfire,
Daily: Curse of the Dark Dreams,
Utility: Beguiling Tongue,
Possessions: fine clothing, dagger, backpack, bedroll, 2 belt pouches, hemp rope, 2 sunrods, 2 waterskins, everburning lantern (everburning torch + lantern), trail rations, holy symbol of Corellon, +1 magic rod
Wish List: Rod of Reaving, Rod of Corruption, Hedge Wizard's Gloves (lvl4, AV), Magician's Ring (lvl4, AV)
Vindros, riding horse
Initiative +1 Speed 10
Perception +5; low-light vision
HP 36; Bloodied 18
AC 14; Fortitude 15, Reﬂex 13, Will 10
Kick (standard; at-will)
+4 vs. AC; 1d6 + 4 damage.
Leveling up notes
Implement Expertise (get a +1 to your attack rolls)
Eldritch Rain (teleport)
Crown of Madness (domination)
Weight: 85 lbs
Aesti came into the world on a stormy autumn night. The moon was full and the caravan of boats were full after their recent stop at Reinhelt. She grew up without any sibling, constantly on the move and quickly learning about diffrent cultures, trading and boatsmanship.
Blossoming early and being naturally flirty, as children of the full moon usually do, she learned to use her charm to get men to do her small favour and give her gifts. Free food and company was always available in the towns they visited. Not long after she turned 15 the caravan had a stop in the city of Elmdale. The young count Tolmen Erling, who had recently inherited his ill father, grew fond of the girl after meeting her at The Scampering and approached her parents the following day. For the simple pair of poor traders, the offer of a dowry containting gold, silk and other riches was more then they could resist and they quickly agreed on a marriage. Tolmen spared no expenses to make sure that nobody had ever seen a more wonderful wedding or a more beautiful bride.
Getting married and settling down was a big change. Going from a simple life with simple things, she now had previously unknown riches, luxurious clothing and strange dishes of food with spices from all over surrounding her. Eager to experience all that this new life had to offer, her gluttonous appetite soon made her change the size of her dresses, partly because of the food and partly because of a pregnancy. Her parents, who had abused the hospitality of the young couple by permanently moving in with them at the keep, were delighted at the thought of the sounds of little feet.
One night, when the birth was less then 6 weeks away, something that would forever change her life happened. While brushing her hair in the main bedroom, a faypanther suddenly jumped through the window ans stood proudly in the light of the full moon. Not sensing any hostillity from it, Aesti curiously approached it. It started to speak, not in words but in thoughts. It called itself Hrathli, a servant of Corellon and his realm of the Feywild, and said it had come with a request from his master. In a melding of minds, the noble creature showed Aesti a series visions of herself in exiting and wonderful events; slinging mindbending spells against feral creatures, hiding from gigantic arcano-mechanical juggernauts, riding a large striped feline, being madly in love, dancing covered in beautiful clothing made out of the rares fabrics…
Joy filled her heart with the thoughts of being asked such a favour from a god and of all these wonderful things becoming a really, Aesti was quick to accept the proposition of pledging her life to protect and serve the Feywild. No sooner then the deal had been made, the door opened and Tolman returned after a late meeting with the mayor of Elmdale. Seeing his love in mortal danger, he quickly drew a small hidden dagger and lunged towards the large beast. The fight was fierce, wild and bloody, and it was not long before it was over… As the wounded beast jumped out the window, Aesti kneeled down by her dying husband. With his last words he proclaimed his love for her and told her to keep his heir safe.
A few nights after her husbands death, grief struck again as she woke up with sharp stabbing pain in her stomach. The baby was gone, taken from her in her sleep. An echo of a voice whispered in her head, the pact she had made had a terrible price to it. Not until her mission was over and her job was done would the baby she longed for so much be returned to her.
Rumours quickly started to spread about cause of her husbands death. Even if the wound would seem to indicate it, no animal could possibly climb of jump that high, so an animal attack would have been impossible. The only one close by was Aesti, who went from a poor family to live a life of luxury, thus she became the prime suspect. Nobody could prove anything, but the all knew that it must have been her. When one of the hand maidens mentioned that she had heard that a price had been put on her head, Aesti knew that she could not stay any longer. Some clothes, simple jewelry, bread and wine, a handfull of gold; she knew she had to travel fast and disappear into the night as quickly as possible. She has a mission now, a quest to get her baby back.
Cheerful, talkative, enthusiastic, hopeful, open-minded, trusting, pragmatic, flexible, kind, protective, brave, happy-go-lucky, impulsive
* Cultivate beauty in all that you do, whether you're casting a spell, composing a saga, strumming a lute, or practicing the arts of war.
* Seek out lost magic items, forgotten rituals, and ancient works of art. Corellon might have inspired them in the world's first days.
* Thwart the followers of Lolth at every opportunity.
* Find the person called Malam that has appeared in her dreams
* Get a fey panther as a mount
* Seek out lost magic items, forgotten rituals, and ancient works of art.
Tell Me Ma by Sham Rock