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Demon Slayer

Mareck Bolthune's page

393 posts. Pathfinder Society character for DEREK LANE 127.


Full Name

Mareq al-Shamir

Race

Ifrit

Classes/Levels

Summoner 2 (HP16/16; AC 20 / T 20 / FF 18; F +1, R +2, W +3; Init +2, Perception +0, Diplomacy +10, Darkvision 60')

Gender

Male

Size

5'10

Age

24

Special Abilities

Burning hands 1/day, Darkvision 60, Fast Healing 2, Fire Resistance 5

Alignment

Chaotic Neutral

Deity

Power, Flame & Vengeance

Location

The Prime Material Plane, observing Golarion

Languages

Common, Ignan, Aquan, Abyssal, Terran, Ancient Osiriani

Occupation

Ambassador to Golarion from His Eminence, Grand Vizier Abdul-Qawi of the City of Brass

Strength 7
Dexterity 14
Constitution 12
Intelligence 14
Wisdom 10
Charisma 19

About Mareck Bolthune

Background:
Report to Major Colson Maldris on the ifrit pathfinder Mareck Bolthune; aka Mareq, Ambassador Percipient to Golarion; aka Mareck the Rejected, the Scorned, the Avenger; aka Mareq ibn al-Shamir, bastard scion of Bayt al-Shamir of the City of Brass

Mareq ibn al-Shamir laughed the first time he saw his father die. It was a belly-laugh, the likes of which he had never voiced in his short twenty years. The more he saw his father die, the more he laughed, whether it was a death at the gleaming magical golden brass axes of the Grand Sultan’s loyal inquisitors, or at the hands of djinn agents on the second level of the Pit of Gormuz near Ninshabur, or by the ice witches of Irrisen and their freezing magics. If somebody assembled a witness to each of these deaths from Mareq’s odd and oft-changed circle of companions, as I did in the course of my investigations, they would put together a picture of increasingly manic and crazed mirth. Amusement, merriment even.

“He enjoys it,” says a companion, oddly fearful of Mareq, given how strong this man is compared to the weak and emaciated ifrit. “When his Father dies, he whispers, ‘I won’t reject you. Nooo. I’ll bring you back. I will.’ Or at least, that’s what I heard a few times when we were in the snows in Irrisen fighting those damned fey. I think he says it each time. It’s damned creepy.”

Mareq ibn al-Shamir originally hails from the City of Brass, the bastard offspring of a human slave and the patriarch of Bayt al-Shamir, one of the noble houses of efreet in that most wondrous of wonders, Fommok Madinah, the Devouring City, as the fire genies call it. An azer slave, since freed by the Grand Vizier under mysterious circumstances, said he saw Mareq appear before the Lord of House Shamir at least seven times, each time on his Nameday. The Lord summoned his bastard each year to berate him and listen to his pleas for recognition as a son of Bayt al-Shamir. Each year, for six years, Mareq left rejected, scorned, abandoned by his father, followed by the laughter of the al-Shamiri Court. On the seventh year, on Mareq’s 20th Nameday, he appeared with a troop of the Sultan’s Inquisitors who, convinced of the Lord’s perfidy and disloyalty in the ongoing struggles between the Grand Sultan of the City of Brass, Suleiman XXIII and Grand Vizier Abdul-Qawi, struck off Lord Shamir’s head with their ceremonial, yet sharp, brass axes.

Mareq laughed then. A loud laugh. A strong laugh. And then he left and was little heard from for many years. Word is that he hid in the Mages Quarter with the City’s White Mage, Yndri Ysalaa. Ysalaa, reputed to live on the blood of slaves and the love of stricken mortals, guarantees that none in the City learn the art of summoning and binding genies, among other things. Yet that is exactly what Mareq somehow learned. True, he fled the City post-haste through a little known planar gateway called the Chain of Fire, and has never returned. But he claims to represent the Grand Vizier as an Ambassador Percipient (I think it means he’s an official observer) on the Prime, an odd choice of ally given how he had his father killed. Perhaps he learned something the White Mage could not acknowledge. Perhaps he is hunted to this day by her. The truth is somewhat difficult to know.

What I have been able to gather, and see once, is that Mareck Firehair, as he sometimes calls himself, summons the shade of his dead father, an efreeti eidolon that he calls variously Father, Thrall, or Dung Face. He reportedly throws his father into combat gleefully and quickly, relishing each battle.

Of deep concern to us and our goals in Andoren and in the Pathfinder Society, is that Mareck’s father wears a slave collar emblazoned with the Ignan symbol of thralldom. The same symbol brands Mareck’s forehead when the efreeti Lord’s shade is on the Prime. Mareck is recorded as having mentioned at least thrice that the symbol predates his ability to summon the shade of his father and that it was put there by his own father when he was born. But he has faithfully fought every slaver he has encountered and professes hatred of the institution. Yet… he delights in the servitude of his hated father and degrades him, whips him, and casts him into sure death when and where ever he can. One eyewitness claims Mareck even once called forth celestial creatures from beyond Golarion to kill his eidolon father after normal battle had failed to do so.

I fear Mareq al-Shamir is deeply unbalanced. Yet he serves our purpose, does not waver from our values, and is an incredible diplomat, counselor and talker. He can talk an Arodeni nun out of her knickers, I swear. He is charming when his father is not present, calm and collected, and works well with others.

In summary: a man to watch and use. But be ready to neutralize him if his derangement endangers us and our goals.

Penned this day, 23 of Sarenith, 4713 AR
Sir Maland Veckers, investigator, pathfinder, lover of Andoren

Stats:
Mareck Bolthune
Male ifrit Summoner 2
CN Medium outsider (native)
Init +2; Senses Perception +0, Darkvision 60’

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DEFENSE
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AC 16, touch 16, flat-footed 14 (+4 mage armor, +2 Dex)
hp 16
Fort +1, Ref +2, Will +3; +1 vs. enchantment
Defensive Abilities Energy Resistance (fire) 5, Fire in the Blood
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OFFENSE
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Speed 30 ft.
Melee
Dagger -1 (1d4-2/19-20/x2) or

Ranged
Crossbow +3 (1d8/19-20/x2)
Dagger +3 (1d4/19-20/x2)

Special Attacks
Summoner Spells Known (CL 2nd):
1st (3/day)—Grease (DC 16), Daze monster (DC 15), Life conduit
0 (at will)—detect magic, guidance, light, mage hand, message
Spell-Like Ability (Sp): Ifrits can use burning hands 1/day as a spell-like ability (caster level equals the ifrit's level).

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STATISTICS
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Str 7 (-2), Dex 14 (+2), Con 12 (+1), Int 14 (+2), Wis 10, Cha 19 (+4)
Base Atk +1; CMB -1; CMD 11
Feats Spell Focus (conjuration)
Skills Bluff +6, Diplomacy +10, Kn(arcana) +6, Kn(engineering) +6, Kn(planes) +6, Linguistics +7, Spellcraft +2, Use Magic Device +9
Traits
Indomitable - Your strong, self-reliant swagger has made you more resistant to domination and control. You gain a +1 trait bonus on saving throws versus enchantment spells and effects.
Ease of Faith - You gain a +1 bonus on Diplomacy checks, and Diplomacy is always a class skill for you.

Languages Common, Ignan, Aquan, Abyssal, Terran, Ancient Osiriani
SQ Energy Resistance (fire) 5, Fire in the Blood (fast healing 2 once/lvl/day when damaged by fire), Darkvision 60’, Spell Like Ability: Burning hands 1/day
Combat Gear crossbow, light with 20 bolts, ioun stone (cracked mulberry pentacle), Wand of Mage Armor, Wand of Shield, Wand of Cure Light Wounds (UMD DC20), Scroll of Endure Elements (x3), and a Scroll of Ghostbane Dirge (UMD DC23)
Other Gear Outfit, hot weather, Alchemist’s fire (x1), thunderstone (x1), Tanglefoot bag (x1), Camel, Saddle, Bit, Bridle
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SPECIAL ABILITIES
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Cantrips
Eidolon
Life link Starting at 1st level, a summoner forms a close bond with his eidolon. Whenever the eidolon takes enough damage to send it back to its home plane, the summoner can sacrifice any number of hit points. Each hit point sacrificed in this way prevents 1 point of damage done to the eidolon. This can prevent the eidolon from being sent back to its home plane. In addition, the eidolon and the summoner must remain within 100 feet of one another for the eidolon to remain at full strength. If the eidolon is beyond 100 feet but closer than 1,000 feet, its current and maximum hit point totals are reduced by 50%. If the eidolon is more than 1,000 feet away but closer than 10,000 feet, its current and maximum hit point totals are reduced by 75%. If the eidolon is more than 10,000 feet away, it is immediately returned to its home plane. Current hit points lost in this way are not restored when the eidolon gets closer to its summoner, but its maximum hit point total does return to normal.
Summon monster I Starting at 1st level, a summoner can cast summon monster I as a spell-like ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + his Charisma modifier. Drawing upon this ability uses up the same power as the summoner uses to call his eidolon. As a result, he can only use this ability when his eidolon is not summoned. He can cast this spell as a standard action and the creatures remain for 1 minute per level (instead of 1 round per level). At 3rd level, and every 2 levels thereafter, the power of this ability increases by one spell level, allowing him to summon more powerful creatures (to a maximum of summon monster IX at 17th level). At 19th level, this ability can be used as gate or summon monster IX. If used as gate, the summoner must pay any required material components. A summoner cannot have more than one summon monster or gate spell active in this way at one time. If this ability is used again, any existing summon monster or gate immediately ends. These summon spells are considered to be part of his spell list for the purposes of spell trigger and spell completion items. In addition, he can expend uses of this ability to fulfill the construction requirements of any magic item he creates, so long as he can use this ability to cast the required spell.
Bond senses Starting at 2nd level, a summoner can, as a standard action, share the senses of his eidolon, hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and touching everything the eidolon does. He can use this ability a number of rounds per day equal to his summoner level. There is no range to this effect, but the eidolon and the summoner must be on the same plane. The summoner can end this effect as a free action.

Mareck's eidolon, Husarq


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