About Severus Aldenhyne
Feats Martial Weapon Proficiency (Ranseur), Skill Focus (Knowledge: History)(B), Weapon Finesse
Scholar of the Ancients (Trait) Severus has studied the Thassilonian ruins for some time, and as a result has a +1 trait bonus to Knowledge (history) and Knowledge (arcane) skill checks. He also knows the Thassilonian language.
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven, Goblin, Giant, Shoanti, Thassilonian, Varisian
Combat Gear 3 alchemist's fire, 5 goblin-bane bolts
A native of Magnimar, Severus has studied the Thassilonian ruins and artifacts with an avid curiosity for the ancient lives that once used them. He has studied extensively in many of the schools available there, including the Stone of the Seers. His studies also took him abroad, especially to the Academae and Theumanexus College of Korvosa, though he never saught to amplify his understanding of magic beyond the most cursory and elementary of theories. His interest in the ancient never left him however, and he made his way back to Magnimar to study the Irespan with the aid of scientific books from the Universities of Egorian and Lepidstadt.
Severus' studies into ancient culture have transformed his fundamental beilefs in the nature of reality, particularly the metaphysical and the arcane realities that wizards and clerics have been contesting since the beginning of time. He personally believes the Thassilonians had a very different metaphysical and metamagical reality than what is now commonly accepted. While he does not study magic per se, he believes that the fundaments of magic represent a small part of the foundation of universal realities, and that for some reason or another, the Thassilonian fundaments of reality were significantly different. This has led to his disbelief in the deities of Golarion, and in all things which most magical or scientific beliefs propagate as being permanent or semipermanent. (Crystalin itself represents an anomaly in the real world, one which has piqued his curiosity tremendously.) Towards others, Severus holds mostly good intentions. He hopes to inspire others to use their minds effectively, to uncover truths and to accept them, whether or not they fit in with their current understandings of reality. This has led to quite a few arguments, as most are unwilling to release their stubborn cling on the old ways of doing things, particularly comfortable thinking.
The Sandpoint Festival dedicating the Grand Cathedral is a perfect opportunity for travel from Magnimar to Sandpoint. It is not often that a grand cathedral has been raised, especially one dedicated to six deities. While he pretends to be interested in the architecture and historic relevance of such a moment, Severus actually intends to get a closer look at the seven pillars that are part of the sacred grounds around the Cathedral. He personally believes they are part of a much older faith than the religion of Desna, as the recurring septicism (7-centered) of Thassilonian design and architecture indicates that there may be more to the seven pillars than is commonly thought.