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Elf Fighter

Thandion's page

178 posts. Alias of Tim Woodhams.

Full Name



Elf (Tower Elf)


Magus 3 AC 16/12/14 / HP 30/30 / F +4 R +3 W +2 / Init. +2 / Perc. +0 Arcane Pool 2/5






Lawful Good

Strength 14
Dexterity 14
Constitution 12
Intelligence 18
Wisdom 8
Charisma 10

About Thandion

Growing up Thandion was often bored. Everything thing took so long in elvish society and while his friends and classmates didn’t seem to mind it drove Thandion crazy. It wasn’t that he struggled at his schooling; he did in fact do very well. That was part of the problem he didn’t see the point of endless repetition of facts for memorisation or drills in the field. When he found out about the lesser races he immediately fell in love, their short lives forced constantly changed. Some of the changes were huge affecting the whole world like the fall of Thassilon Empire. He desired to make a difference to the world like the Empire had. Before he left the elven land his parents believing all lesser races to be barbaric ruffians made him train to defend himself. So after 10 more never ending years of studying the traditional mixing of magic and sword play Thandion was free to make his own way in the wider world.

He started by just wandering from town to town, city to city getting work where he could to play his way, mostly as caravan guards as that allowed for both travelling and making a living. After a few years of this he realised he would never make a difference in this way and made up his mind to study how to make a difference through the study of the Thassilon Empire. So he continued to travel but now from library to ruin to local experts.
The old light and Brodert Quink that brought him to Sandpoint but it was Mary Kesk that kept him there. She was amazing, passionate, dynamic, beautiful and kind. Mary was the daughter of the local jewellers was in training to be an actress. Thandion and Mary quickly feel in love and married, something neither parents supported. Realising that he needed to make a life in Sandpoint he joined the town watch where his skills were useful and further honed.
Life was wonderful even perfect, Mary’s career was taking off, Thandion was making a difference, changing Sandpoint for the better. They had bought a small house and Mary was even pregnant something rare in elf and human relationships. Then the everything feel apart, the Chopper struck and struck again, everyone in the town watch got frustrated even angry trying to catch this murderer, Thandion was working the night shift when it happened, he arrived home to the site of blood, the Chopper had struck again, his Mary and their unborn child were dead. Thandion lost it, he saw a man running away down the street, and flew into a rage giving chase cut the man down and cut into the body again and again. When he regained control the street was awash with blood and young man now in several pieces did not have a weapon on him. He had been young Tony Tesarani, an apprentice baker, running to get supplies for the morning bake.
Thandion distraught with his love’s death and his own murder of an innocent, and barely able to control his own anger he fled the town. When he was back in control of himself the next day he returned and it was all over. The Chopper had been caught and killed. Tony’s death had been attributed to his final killing spree. Thandion anger grew again; his wife stolen and his revenge for it had also been stolen by Chopper’s death. His guilt over his part in the final night feed his anger further and seeing the accusation in the eyes of everyone was too much.
The only thing he could do was to get away. He left Sandpoint and has spent the last 5 years in self-appointed exile, and now he feels back in control of his emotions. He has recently returned to Sandpoint to make amends for his wrongs. Upon entering the town he felt his anger start to flair again but he was able keep under control this time, but just in case he still sold his sword. While Thandion had planned to tell Tony’s mother of the true reason for his death, everyone seems happy with the explanation that he was killed by Chopper and Thandion isn’t sure that his revelation would do anything but open old painful wounds.

Thandion believes strongly in justice and process for the law. If at all possible he will never do lethal damage, firstly so the culprits can be brought to justice for every victim to see but also so he never again kills an innocent person again.

Reason for being in Sandpoint:
Sandpoint is his adopted home, while he has been away for a time he returned to face his demons.

The eyes of this weary elf stand out at first glance. Most of his face is shadowed by his leather cap but his eye glare out seeming to accuse any movement of malicious intent. The remainder of his face while defaulting to tired grimace breaks into genuine smiles and laughs when interacting with people.
Like most elves he is tall and lithe, but not so much to stand out particularly. He appears to be fit and well-muscled, like to baker who spends hours kneading dough rather than the black smith or the logger. His clothes while immaculately clean are more practical and weathered than the average elf.
As he walks he maintains the balance of an experience swordsman, and wearing a light chain shirt but at his belt in an empty scabbard. Next to the scabbard, tucked into his belt is a sap.

Note on style:
While Thandion has done something bad and yes sad, but I don't see him as a sad character, he hit rock bottom 5 years ago and know heading back towards a happier end of the spectrum. If this is too drama ridden for the campaign let me know.

Male Elf Magus 3
Lawful Good Medium Humanoid/Elf

Init +2

AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (Normally)
hp 30 (+3 from favoured class, +3 Con, +3 Toughness) [rolls 8, 8, 5]
Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +2 (+ Elven immunities)
BAB +2

Spd 30 ft.
Sap + 5 (20x2 1D6 + 2 non-lethal (and enforcer roll))
Bolas + 0 (20x2 1d4 + 2 non-letha1 10ft range increment (non proficient))

14 Str, 14 Dex, 12 Con, 18 Int, 8 Wis, 10 Cha
Base Atk +2; CMB +4; CMD 16

Tower Elf racial traits:

Low-Light Vision: Elves can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light. See Additional Rules.

Elven Immunities: Elves are immune to magic sleep effects and get a +2 racial saving throw bonus against enchantment spells and effects.

Elven Magic: Elves receive a +2 racial bonus on caster level checks made to overcome spell resistance. In addition, elves receive a +2 racial bonus on Spellcraft skill checks made to identify the properties of magic items.

Arcane Focus: Some elven families have such long traditions of producing wizards (and other arcane spellcasters) that they raise their children with the assumption each is destined to be a powerful magicuser, with little need for mundane concerns such as skill with weapons. Elves with this racial trait gain a +2 racial bonus on concentration checks made to cast arcane spells defensively. This racial trait replaces weapon familiarity.

Urbanite: Elves who live in cities for more than a century can grow to know the ebb and flow of social situations just as their forest-dwelling cousins know the rules of the wild. Elves with this racial trait gain a +2 racial bonus on Diplomacy checks made to gather information and Sense Motive checks made to get a hunch about a social situation. This racial trait replaces keen senses.


Whenever you deal nonlethal damage with a melee weapon, you can make an Intimidate check to demoralize your target as a free action. If you are successful, the target is shaken for a number of rounds equal to the damage dealt. If your attack was a critical hit, your target is frightened for 1 round with a successful Intimidate check, as well as being shaken for a number of rounds equal to the damage dealt. Link to intimidate rules.

You gain +3 hit points. For every Hit Die you possess beyond 3, you gain an additional +1 hit point. If you have more than 3 Hit Dice, you gain +1 hit points whenever you gain a Hit Die (such as when you gain a level).

Diplomacy 1 ranks = +1
to gather information = +3 (+2 from Racial trait)
Intimidate 3 rank = +6
Knowledge (Arcane) 2 rank = +10 (+1 from trait)
Knowledge (History) 3 rank = +11 (+1 from trait)
Perception 1 rank rank = +0
Ride 2 Rank = +7
Sense motive 0 ranks = -1
get a hunch about a social situation = +1 (+2 from Racial trait)
Spellcraft 3 rank = +10
Survival 3 rank = +6 (+1 from trait)

Concentration = +11 (+4 int, +3 Caster level, +2 trait, +2 Racial trait)

Languages Common, Thassilonian, Elven, Varisian, Draconic, Gnome, Skald


Scholar of the Ancients:
Growing up with your nose in books, you’ve had a great interest in past cultures and ancient history. Furthermore, having grown up in Varisia, you know the monuments dotting the landscape belong to an ancient civilization known as Thassilon. From your life of study and dogged research, you’ve pieced together the language and partial history of this once-great empire. You gain a +1 trait bonus on Knowledge (arcana) and Knowledge (history) checks, and begin play able to speak and read Thassilonian.

Focused Mind:
Your childhood was either dominated by lessons of some sort (whether musical, academic, or other) or by a horrible home life that encouraged your ability to block out distractions and focus on the immediate task at hand. You gain a +2 trait bonus on concentration checks.

Militia Veteran (Survival):
Your first job was serving in a civilian militia in your home town. Skills learned through daily drilling and protecting your fellow townsfolk gave you special insight into military life. Select one of the following skills: Profession (soldier), Ride, or Survival. You gain a +1 trait bonus on that skill, and it is always a class skill for you.

Special abilities
Arcane Pool (Su) 5 points/day:
At 1st level, the magus gains a reservoir of mystical arcane energy that he can draw upon to fuel his powers and enhance his weapon. This arcane pool has a number of points equal to 1/2 his magus level (minimum 1) + his Intelligence modifier. The pool refreshes once per day when the magus prepares his spells. At 1st level, a magus can expend 1 point from his arcane pool as a swift action to grant any weapon he is holding a +1 enhancement bonus for 1 minute. For every four levels beyond 1st, the weapon gains another +1 enhancement bonus, to a maximum of +5 at 17th level. These bonuses can be added to the weapon, stacking with existing weapon enhancement to a maximum of +5. Multiple uses of this ability do not stack with themselves. At 5th level, these bonuses can be used to add any of the following weapon properties: dancing, flaming, flaming burst, frost, icy burst, keen, shock, shocking burst, speed, or vorpal. Adding these properties consumes an amount of bonus equal to the property's base price modifier (see the Magic Weapon Special Ability Descriptions). These properties are added to any the weapon already has, but duplicates do not stack. If the weapon is not magical, at least a +1 enhancement bonus must be added before any other properties can be added. These bonuses and properties are decided when the arcane pool point is spent and cannot be changed until the next time the magus uses this ability. These bonuses do not function if the weapon is wielded by anyone other than the magus.

Spell Combat (Ex):
At 1st level, a magus learns to cast spells and wield his weapons at the same time. This functions much like two-weapon fighting, but the off-hand weapon is a spell that is being cast. To use this ability, the magus must have one hand free (even if the spell being cast does not have somatic components), while wielding a light or one-handed melee weapon in the other hand. As a full-round action, he can make all of his attacks with his melee weapon at a –2 penalty and can also cast any spell from the magus spell list with a casting time of 1 standard action (any attack roll made as part of this spell also takes this penalty). If he casts this spell defensively, he can decide to take an additional penalty on his attack rolls, up to his Intelligence bonus, and add the same amount as a circumstance bonus on his concentration check. If the check fails, the spell is wasted, but the attacks still take the penalty. A magus can choose to cast the spell first or make the weapon attacks first, but if he has more than one attack, he cannot cast the spell between weapon attacks.

Spellstrike (Su):
At 2nd level, whenever a magus casts a spell with a range of “touch” from the magus spell list, he can deliver the spell through any weapon he is wielding as part of a melee attack. Instead of the free melee touch attack normally allowed to deliver the spell, a magus can make one free melee attack with his weapon (at his highest base attack bonus) as part of casting this spell. If successful, this melee attack deals its normal damage as well as the effects of the spell. If the magus makes this attack in concert with spell combat, this melee attack takes all the penalties accrued by spell combat melee attacks. This attack uses the weapon's critical range (20, 19–20, or 18–20 and modified by the keen weapon property or similar effects), but the spell effect only deals ×2 damage on a successful critical hit, while the weapon damage uses its own critical modifier.

Close range (Ex):
The magus can deliver ray spells that feature a ranged touch attack as melee touch spells. He can use a ranged touch attack spell that targets more than one creature (such as scorching ray), but he makes only one melee touch attack to deliver one of these ranged touch effects; additional ranged touch attacks from that spell are wasted and have no effect. These spells can be used with the spellstrike class feature.

Magus spell casting
Cantrips (DC 14) In Spellbook: acid splash, arcane mark, dancing lights, daze, detect magic, disrupt undead, flare, ghost sound, light, mage hand, open/close, prestidigitation, ray of frost, read magic, spark.
Memorized (4): Detect Magic, Light, Prestidigitation, currently free
First level spells (DC 15) In Spellbook: Colour spray, Enlarge Person, Floating disk, Frostbite, Ray of Enfeeblement, Shield, Shocking grasp, True Strike, Vanish,
Memorized (3+1): True strike, --Shield--, Frostbite, currently free


Sap 1gp
Chain shirt 100gp
Estel, a light horse (combat trained) 110gp
Ridding saddle 10gp
Spell component pouch 5gp
Spell book free
Backpack 2gp
Wedding ring 5gp (based on signet ring)
My share of wand CLW 125gp
Master work sap 301gp
Bolas 5gp
Saddle bags 4gp
Longsword 15gp (carried by Avian)
50ft of chain 150gp
6 Small sized manacles 90gp
1 Small sized master worked manacles 50gp
2 Medium sized manacles 30gp
1 Medium sized master worked manacles 50gp
2 Average locks 80gp
5 Simple locks 100gp

New Equipment:

Pearl of power lv1 1000gp --Used for today--
net (to return to Pavro) 20 gp

Cash 856gp 2sp 3cp Held by Ameiko some to be given to any family member of the dead mercinaries.

saved code:

[.dice=Damage (non-lethal)]1d6+2[/dice]
[.dice=Intimidate (if I hit)]1d20+6[/dice]
[.ooc](Target: The DC of this check is equal to 10 + the target's Hit Dice + the target's Wisdom modifier. If successful target is [.url=]shaken[/url] for rounds equal to damage dealt.)[/ooc]

[.ooc]possible critical[/ooc]
[.dice=Damage (non-lethal)]1d6+2[/dice]
[.ooc](If your attack was a critical hit, your target is frightened for 1 round with a successful Intimidate check, as well as being shaken for a number of rounds equal to the damage dealt.)[/ooc]

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