DM: I created Jaylen for a prior CC campaign that didn't get too far.
The death of the chickens and mule.
Obviously, I won't let prior knowledge affect anything in this campaign. I'll probably take a back seat until we get to the point that I reached before.
13 Str +1
14 Dex +2
10 Con +0
14 Int +2
16 Wis +3
12 Cha +1
F +2 = 2(base) +0(Con)
R +4 = 2(base) +2(Dex)
W +3 (+2 vs Fear) = 0(base) +3(Wis)
Init +6 = +2(Dex) +2 (trait)
n - 15 = 10 +3(Armour) +0(Shield) +2(Dex)
t - 12
ff - 13
Total = Ranks + Stat + CS + Misc
7 Perc =1+ Wis 3+3 (+2 human)
3 Acrob = + Dex 2+
~ K (Arc) = + Int 2+
~ Ling = + Int 2+
Clothing: sturdy boots, dark pants, dark top, bandana, f/less leather gloves. Warm top and pants, warm gloves, woolen greatcoat, waxed poncho and waxed cap for bad weather.
bleached bone-shard pendant
Jaylen was born in a little village (Betroden) on the northern edge of the Exalted Wood, in Razmiran. Lambreth, one of the River Kingdom domains, is just to the north.
Because of the tyrannical rule of both these lands, and the villagers reluctance to bow down to either, her people are in a perpetual war, fighting the evil Razmiran priests and the Black Eagles, the feared militia of Lambreth.
Everyone is expected to do their bit, and as soon as they can wield a sword, children of both sexes are trained in swordplay, stealth, guerrilla warfare, sabotage, athletics, survival and more.
Tactics are to hit hard and fast before disappearing back into the forests and hills of the area. Although they won't seek to kill merchants and travellers bound for each of the enemy states, they will harass and steal from them.
The two main deities are Gorum (war) and Desna (freedom/luck)
Jaylen met Professor Lorrimor when he approached the village elders in need of a guide to take him into the Exalted Wood; she was given the task.
During his travels, the prof. triggered a trap and it was only Jaylen's quick actions in pushing him to one side that meant he avoided it. Unfortunately, it caught Jaylen, leaving her close to death.
Ultimately, she recovered; the professor eternally grateful.
Jaylen is a stubborn girl with a lot of attitude. She's determined, loyal, reliable and isn't afraid to speak her mind, as anyone who knows her will attest to. She has her dreams, hopes and fears, just like any other teenager, and, despite her rough exterior, has a lot of affection to give.
Oh, never, ever, call her 'darling', 'babe' or similar; she's likely to find a new scabbard for that sword she wields.