About Pettry Velten
The son of a fairly successful merchant from Devarnish, Rhys Velten, Pettry never longed for the caravan life. Pettry's interest in magic piqued at a young age when he was smitten by an older woman, Chela. She fascinated him, and, as is often the case with youngsters, her interests became his. Pettry was ecstatic when Chela offered to teach him the rudiments of her craft, his father less so, as Pettry was the eldest son, destined to take over his father's business.
But love is a fickle thing, at least it was for Chela. Or perhaps she never loved the boy at all. As the relationship never passed beyond master and apprentice over nearly 7 years, this is more likely. Whatever her reasons, Chela disappeared from Pettry's life as suddenly as she appeared. Brokenhearted, Pettry returned to his father, vowing to give up magic and return to the family business.
Overjoyed by his son's change of heart, Rhys brought him on a new route, to a small town called Hommlet. Hoping to expand on some of the more common trade routes, Rhys believed that bringing goods to Hommlet could provide a steady income, if not a spectacular one. An ambush on the road prevented any of Rhys' plans from coming to fruition, however.
Pettry never got a good look at the men who attacked the caravan, one of his father's guardsmen threw him bodily across the front of his saddle and rode headlong back towards Verbobonc, the sounds of the dying and the smell of burning wagons fading in the distance. Hours later, the armsman circled back to check the caravan, but could only shake his head at the young man when the inevitable question arose. Pettry had the man return to his home after dropping him in Verbobonc. Digging the tattered spellbook he hadn't thought about in months out of his pack, he sat down to study, hoping for an opportunity to return to Hommlet...
Quarterstaff, leather scrollcase, 2 quill pens, spellbook, 5 sheets of parchment, backpack
Money On Hand: 38g, 8s
Aimed Magic Items (rod, staff, wand): 11
Breath Weapon: 15
Death, Paralysis, Poison: 14
Petrification, Polymorph: 13
Spells for Unlisted Categories: 12
Armor Class: 10
Main Weapon: Quarterstaff (1d6/1d6)
Base HP: 4
Spells per Day:
Level 1: 1 (prepared: Magic Missile)