Last Updated: September 22, 2011
Under the spire of Darkfire Tower was the village of Torlorn. For years the villagers lived in fear and dread of the Lady, Valera Darkfire, for she was a powerful enchantress and conjurer, whose unpredictable evil was only matched by her lust for power. It was rumored that she summoned demons to do her bidding, and had felled many heroes who had tried to liberate the villagers from her harsh grip.
One fateful day, the stars were aligned as such that a new hero arrived to rid the world of this dark evil. A paladin of virtue and courage. It was even said that the blood of one the gods of good flowed in his veins. Alas it was not to be...the Lady Valera Darkfire seduced the poor deluded fool and fed his corpse to her demon servants.
Soon after, the Lady Valera gave birth to a child. Nuria Darkfire. The dark powers had promised her that the child would be filled with power and that it would be up to her to mould and bend this power to her will. As the child grew, she was tutored by demons and orcs in the arts of magic and cruelty. But something was wrong. The child would do no evil. Sure, she would be curious and mischevious, but ... she ... would ... do ... no ... evil!
It was as if the goodness from her father's bloodline was too strong to be tainted or corrupted.
And so it was. Nuria would often visit her mother's dungeons and give comfort to the prisoners there. Many of these were elves, who taught her how to draw upon her inner strength to bring the magic forth. She would also sneak away to the village and make the children laugh. Laugh!
Nuria's mother was furious! Nuria was supposed to be gleefully oppressing the villagers and executing the elves like many of her tiefling and half-orc siblings. Once again, she called upon the dark powers, who told her how to bind the whelp's spirit once and for all.
Nuria overheard her fate, and finding a spark of courage that quickly ignited within her, decided to at last leave her mother's tower and flee Torlorn with the few possessions that she could.
Nuria is young and naive to the workings of the real world, but knows that she has much to learn both in the art of magic as much as within herself before she is ready to end her mother's evil and bring hope back to Torlorn.
------------------ EPIC 21 - Ultimate Magus 10 epic save bonus = +0 epic base attack = +1 epic bonus feat = multispell arcane spell power +4 expanded spell knowledge 5th +1 level of existing prepared arcane casting class +1 level of existing spontaneous arcane casting class ------------------ - raised CHA by +1 14 --> 15 - cannot cast 9th level spells yet. Needs one more level. - can use ultimate Magus ability to sacrifice a 4th level or higher spell to "Quicken" another spell of 4th level or lower. So can cast 2 spells a turn. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... - exchanged 2 sorcerer spells for other spells (max = up to one 2nd level and up to one 3rd level) replaced "detect magic" with "electric jolt (SC)" replaced "blur" with "earthbind (SC)" - added 3 sorcerer 0-level spells: caltrops, launch item, stick (all SC) - added 1 sorcerer 2nd-level spells: ray of stupidity (SC) - added 1 sorcerer 3rd-level spells: rainbow blast (SC) - added 2 sorcerer 4th-level spells: burning blood (SC), Evardís black tentacles - added 1 sorcerer 5th-level spells: arc of lightning (SC) - added 4 wizard 8th-level spells: greater shout, polar ray, polymorph any object, prismatic wall ------------------ purchased the following spells to add to spellbook: - Greater Teleport for Spellbook (7th level spell x 150 gp = 1,050 gp) - True Casting for Spellbook (1st level spell x 150 gp = 150 gp) - Lightning Bolt for Spellbook (3rd level spell x150 gp = 450 gp) inscribed the following scrolls (so 1/2 cost) - Arcane Scroll: Magic Weapon, CL = 1 (25 gp) x3 = 75/2 = 37.5 gp - Arcane Scroll: True Casting, CL = 1 (25 gp) x4 = 100/2 = 50 gp - Arcane Scroll: Knock, CL = 2 (150 gp) = 150/2 = 75 gp purchased: Lesser Metamagic Rod of Acid Substitution (2,700 gp) wt = 3 lbs - usable 3/day - only usable with spells 3rd level or lower - substitute energy type of spell with "acid" energy Added Blushine (+1500 gp) Easy Travel (+1500 gp) and Silent +2 (+600 gp) to mithral armor Sold cloak and boots of elvenkind (5000 gp value = 2500 gp resale) Bought a bag of holding, type I (2,500 gp) ---------------------------------------------------------- - 20th level, raised CHA 14 --> 15 - sold the Robe of Splendour +2 (4,000 gp) for 2,000 gp - enhanced Third Eye of Wisdom +2 (4,000 gp), so that it is now a Third Eye of Wisdom +2 and Charisma +1 (paid +1,000 gp * 150% = +1,500 gp) Total value = 5,500 gp so with CHA 15 +1 = CHA 16 (no change), and BODY SLOT is now available gives me extra 500 gp to spend stuff on SELL Bracers of Armor +6 (36,000 gp, wt 1 lb, ARMS slot, grant +6 armor bonus to AC) for 18,000 gp BUY Twilight Mithral Chainshirt +2 (10,100 gp, wt 10 lbs, BODY SLOT, Armor AC = +6, arcane failure = 0%, AC check = 0) - mithral chainshirt = 1,100 gp - +2 bonus and twighlight (+1 bonus) = +3 bonus (+9,000 gp) Thus total cost is 10,100 gp (and I can just handle the extra weight and still be at a light load), no change to AC - not proficient with armor, but the 0 penalties make this moot. Thus this frees up another 7,900 gp for other purchases (with above, new total = 8,400 gp... ) (Bought a Restful crystal as was suggested (500 gp) --------------------------------------------------------------- - used packet of pearl dust to scribe an Identify Arcane Scroll - Sold the jade circlet (1,500 gp) since no longer need a focus for shapechange since Rod of Seven Parts no longer around - Purchased tiny mithral chainshirt for Smokey (1,100 gp) and a noble's outfit (75 gp) - Bought another pair of platinum rings (50 gp each = 100 gp) for focus for HHH shield other Will give one ring to HHH. Other exsting ring was paired and would only work with Agrona. - Sold Amulet of Health +2 and Robe of Stars for half-value = 30,000 gp So have 106,000 gp to play with: - increased Headband INT bonus from +4 to +6 = 20,000 gp - increased Gloves DEX bonus from +2 to +6 = 32,000 gp - purchased Tunic for CON bonus of +6 = 36,000 gp - purchased items for STR, WIS and CHA bonus of +2 each = 12,000 gp - purchased Cloak of Elvenkind = 2,500 gp - purchased spell "greater invisibility" = 600 gp - which leaves 2,900 gp for other purchases. - Assuming her share of treasure was 76,000 gp, Staff of Power, Staff of Necromancy, and Amulet of Spell Conversion. - Permanent effects were dispelled in battle with minions of Orcus, so Nuria has spent 4000 xp to make permanent on self (caster level 16): comprehend languages, dark vision, detect magic, read magic, resistance and see invisibility - Defeated the avatar of Orcus by spiking him in the chest with the Rod of Seven Parts. The blast catapulted her into the Astral Plane. Once she returned, she and her companions have begun to build the City of Newhawk, built upon the smoldering ruins of the City of Greyhawk. - Was killed twice again by Lich #4 who first used a fireball, then after being revived, was then killed by a cone of cold (sigh!), but she is all better now - Was recently killed (13th level-part1) by Lich #1 who used Powerword "Kill" - failed to answer a hard riddle at the House of Cards, so now has a -4 on all saving throws against air spells - Nuria spent 2,500 xp to make permanent on self (caster level 11): dark vision, see invisibility, and resistance - White Dragon that killed "Patch" is totally toast! - Received a Spellbook with 2 spells per level as a birthday present from her mentors Belgarath the White and Joshua the Sage at Level 6, part 3.
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