05 August 2007

Orkarel Hax

While I tend to keep details about recurring NPCs secret, if for no other reason than to keep the PCs guessing, every now and then I intend to post certain details about some of the characters the Party meets. I think it adds spice to the proceedings. I don't, of course, have the same qualms about posting stats on NPCs who end up dead or otherwise out of the story; or on specialized, home-made monsters that the players run into and defeat.

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Anyway, with that caveat stated up front, here is the first outline of many, concerning one of the NPCs mentioned below: the High Elven warrior/mage, Orkarel Hax.

Orkarel Hax
(High Elven Female, Fighter 4/Sorceress 4)

Stats: 5’5”, 115 lbs, 275 yrs old
Hit Dice: 4d10+4 / 4d4+4 (43 HP)
Initiative: +9 (+5 Dex, +4 Imp Init)
Speed: 30’ (light)
Armor Class: 21 (+5 Dex/+4 Chain/+2 bracers)
Attacks: MW Greatsword +11/+6 Melee [2d6+6]; MCLB(+3) +15/+10 ranged [1d8+3]; thrown MW dagger, +14/+9 ranged [1d4+3]
Face/Reach: 5’x5’/5’
Spec. Attacks: Spells
Saves: Ref+6, Fort+7, Will+6
Abilities: Str 16, Dex 20, Con 12, Int 15, Wis 12, Cha 17
Skills: Climb+7, Concentrate+3, Handle Animal+7, Jump+7, Knowledge (Arcana)+5, Ride+7, Spellcraft+8
Feats: Combat Casting, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Wpn Focus(Greatsword), Wpn Specialization(Greatsword)
Languages: Common, Elven, Orc, Goblin
Alignment: Neutral Good
Boots of Elvenkind, Bracers of Armour +2, Elven Chainshirt, Ring of Sustenance
Experience: 29,440

Equipment: MW Greatsword, Mighty Composite Longbow +3, MW Dagger (x2), Light Warhorse, Saddle, tack, saddlebags, 1 x waterskin, 1 x blanket, 2 days hard rations, 1 x oil flasks, whetstone, tinderbox, three steel needles, vial of indigo tattooing ink (1 ounce, v. 250 gp)

SPELLS [(0):6/(1):7/(2):4] (0): Detect Magic, Detect Poison, Disrupt Undead, Light, Open/Close, Read Magic / (1): Feather Fall, Hold Portal, Mage Armour / (2):

Elven: Immune to magic sleep, +2 on saves vs. enchantment, Low-Light Vision, sword and bow proficiencies, +2 Search, +2 Spot, +2 Listen, 5’ Autosearch for Secret Doors

Personality: Orkarel is a loner, interested only in perfecting her fighting and magic skills through challenge and combat, and is concerned with proving herself a superior combatant to anyone she meets. As such, she doesn’t mind giving or getting a thrashing. Something of a thrill-seeker, she disdains monetary treasure for anything that improves her combat or casting abilities. Unusually for someone of High Elven birth, she is polite and respectful to humans, and has an unusually deep-seated fondness for half-elves.

Appearance: Hax is physically very attractive, but as she is more concerned about combat and being “wired tight”, her beauty tends not to show. She has dark eyes and hair, which is usually worn loose, and prefers dark colours for concealment; her chainmail and sword are blued to this end. Her only vanity is a series of crescent moon tattoos, done in very expensive indigo ink, one commemorating each "great battle" she has fought. She has more than fifty pairs of such tattoos, but the only (normally) visible ones are the four around her left eye (two above and two below). After the fight at the abandoned farm, she added one more pair on her left thigh, circling the scar left by Gwen's arrow.

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