Sunday, November 20, 2016

Caster Prestige Archetype - Sample Bloodmage



Luakis Steragei (CR ½; XP 200)
Male strivog drow bloodmage 1
NE Medium humanoid (elf)
Init +3; Senses carrion sense, darkvision 60 ft.; Perception -1
Defense
AC 14, touch 13, flat-footed 11
(+1 armor, +3 Dex)
hp 10 (1d6+4)
Fort +1, Ref +3, Will +3; +2 vs. enchantment
Immune sleep; SR 7
Vulnerable heat
Offense
Speed 30 ft.
Melee dagger +0 (1d4/19-20)
Ranged dagger +3 (1d4/19-20)
Special Attacks blood pool 1, blood surge (1/day)
Spells Prepared (CL 1st; concentration +4)
   1stcause fear (W-DC 14), interrogation (F-DC 14)
   0th (at will)—bleed (W-DC 13), disrupt undead, resistance
Strivog Spell-Like Abilities (CL 1st; concentration +2)
   1/day—chill touch (F/W-DC 12), command undead (W-DC 13), touch of fatigue (F-DC 11)
Bloodline Spell-Like Abilities (CL 1st; concentration +4)
    6/day—grave touch
Bloodline undead
Statistics
Str 10, Dex 16, Con 12, Int 17, Wis 13, Cha 6
Feats Toughness
Skills Craft (alchemy) +7, Heal +5, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +7, Knowledge (religion) +7, Spellcraft +7
SQ absorb bloodline (1/day), chill affinity, fell magic, night warden’s blessing, tumor familiar (bat)
Languages Aklo, Elven, Necril, Terran, Undercommon
Combat Gear acid flask, holy water; Gear 5 daggers, padded armor, shovel, spell component pouch, spellbook (Book of Blood), 5 vials for blood; Coins 3 gp

Book of Blood (Level 1 Bloodmage)
This digest-sized tome is covered with brown leather, framed with cold iron corner protectors. The cover carries the mark of the Droqai guild.
Pages Used: 19/100
Value: 170 gp
Spells
1stcause fear, magic weapon, interrogation, mirror strike, ray of sickening, ray of enfeeblement
0thacid splash, bleed, dancing lights, daze, detect magic, detect poison, disrupt undead, flare, ghost sound, light, ray of frost, read magic, resistance



The pale drow who call themselves the Strivog have many cities in the subterranean cavern system called the Icekrypt, and they pursue many strange occupations in the cold dark.  Among themselves they do not find these occupations strange, but classify them into castes, guilds and orders; Luakis Steragei is a member of the Droqai guild, metalworkers and thugs, and hails allegiance to the Iliomus Order, who are fascinated with the humanoid form as a construction material. Luakis is a bloodmage who draws his power from the blood of the dead, and has become quite expert at coaxing it from beings who could care less if it is taken from them; it is only the fact that it does not flow and spurt that makes it difficult, a matter of mechanics, really.

Annulus Steragei (his novice rank among the strange Strivog) pursues a singular path to magical power, and it is likely that his fellows are wondering coldly if he will find success.  He has decided that more exotic materials and compounds than he can afford will advance his gruesome studies, and he must then find a way to the warm lands of the surface world, where blood is more plentiful and flows much more easily.  He still has a taste for that of the dead though, a confusing quandary to the adventurers he will meet!



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