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946 posts. Alias of Vorduvai.

Full Name

Verik Jarrow of Abadar


Human Cleric (Abadar) 6th / Fighter 1st / AC 25/10T/25F / HP 54 / F +10 R +3 W +11 / Init. +0 / Perc. +5 / Sense Motive +13



About Verik of Abadar

LG Medium Humanoid (Human)
Age: 27 Birthday: Neth 16th, 4684 A.R.
Init +0; Senses Perception +5
Hero Points 2

Experience: N/A

AC 25, touch 10, flat-footed 25 (+11 full plate, +4 shield w/ focus) / AC 14 (Chain Shirt only)
HP 54 (6d8+1d10+12+1) Current HP 53
Fort +10, Ref +3, Will +11 (includes bonuses from cloak, belt, circlet)
Spd 30 ft. (Heavy/Medium Armor) / 40 ft. (Light or No Armor)
Melee +1 Warhammer +9 (1d8+4/x3) or +1 Grayflame Longsword +9 (1d8+4/19x2) or (cold iron) Light Hammer +8 (1d4+3/x2) or (silver) Dagger +8 (1d4+2/19x2)
Ranged Mw Light Crossbow +6 (1d8/19x2 80') or (cold iron) Light Hammer +5 (1d4+3/x2 20') or (silver) Dagger +5 (1d4+2/19x2 10')
Spiritual Weapon Light Crossbow +10 (1d8+2 force dmg/19x2 160', 6 rds.)
Str 16(14), Dex 10, Con 14(12), Int 10, Wis 20(18), Cha 17(15) (includes belt and circlet)
Attractiveness 15(13 w/o belt & circlet) (based on Lorekeeper's ATTR rules)
Base Atk +5; CMB +8; CMD 18
Feats (Heavy/Light/Medium Armor Proficiency, All Shields Proficiency, Martial/Simple Weapons Proficiency) (Hu)Extra Channeling, (1st)Selective Channeling, (3rd)Craft Wondrous Item, (5th)Craft Magic Arms and Armor, (1st FT)Shield Focus, (7th) Quick Draw
Traits Ease of Faith, Suspicious
Skill Points 27
Trained Skills Diplomacy +12, Heal +11(+9), Knowledge: Arcana +4, Knowledge: History +4, Knowledge: Religion +6, Knowledge: Engineering +4, Linguistics +5, Profession: Bureaucrat +9, Ride +6* (w/ saddle), Sense Motive +13, Spellcraft +9, Swim +7*
Untrained Skills Acrobatics +0*, Bluff +3, Climb +3*, Escape Artist +0*, Fly +0* (+3* w/ spell), Intimidate +3, Perception +5, Perform (Oratory) +3, Stealth +0*, Survival +5
* No armor check penalty applied (-6 full plate & shield, -1 chain shirt)
Languages Common, Celestial, Elven
SQ Strong Lawful Aura, Channel Energy 30'R Burst 3d6 Will DC 16 8/day; Command Will DC 18 8/day; +3 to Bluff, Diplomacy, or Sense Motive 8/day.

Personal Gear:

Verik's Enchanted Cloak of Resistance +1 520gp (1000gp value)
Verik's Enchanted Belt of Physical Might +2 5030gp (10000gp value)
Verik's Enchanted Headband of Mental Prowess +2 5100gp (10000gp value)

Absalom Enchanted Full Plate +2 4150gp (5650gp value)
Absalom Enchanted Heavy Steel Shield +1 1170gp
Masterwork Steel Chain Shirt 250gp

"The Twins"
Enchanted Elvish Grayflame Longsword +1 4315gp (8315gp value)
Enchanted Warhammer +1 1312gp (2312gp value)

2x cold iron Light Hammers 4gp
2x silver Daggers 44gp
Masterwork Light Crossbow 335gp
10x Bolts & Bolt Case 1gp

2x Traveler's Outfits 2gp
1x Cleric's Vestments 5gp
1x Courtier's Outfit (Fine Abadarian) 30gp
Golden Holy Symbol (Banker's Abadarian Key) 100gp
Silver Holy Symbol (Clerk's Abadarian Key) 25gp
Silver Medallion (Call of the Enlightened Order) 25gp

2x Belt Pouches 2gp
Waterskin 1gp
Backpack 2gp
Tin Tankard 1sp

Abadaran Prayer Book The Order of Numbers 10gp
Writing Journal 10gp
Abacus 2gp
Merchant's Scale 1gp
Bedroll 1sp
Blanket 5sp
Grooming Kit 1gp
Mess Kit 2sp
Small Steel Mirror 10gp
Flint & Steel 1gp
50' Twine (marked) 1cp
4x Scroll Cases 4gp
10x Parchment 2gp
2x Ink Vials 16gp
1x Sealing Wax 1gp
3x Chalk 3cp
7x Candles 7cp
2x Soap 2cp
1x Whetstone 2cp

Pearl of Power (1st Lvl) 500gp (1000gp value)
Wand of Cure Light Wounds (CL1)(35 chgs) 375gp (750gp value)
Wand of Protection from Evil (CL1) (50 chgs) 375gp (750gp value)
Healer's Kit (6/10 uses) 50gp

2x Scroll of Comprehend Languages (CL1) 50gp
1x Scroll of Communal Endure Elements (CL3) 150gp
1x Scroll of Bull's Strength (CL3) 150gp
1x Scroll of Lesser Restoration (CL3) 150gp

2x Alchemist's Fire Flasks 40gp
2x Acid Flasks 20gp
2x Holy Water Flasks 50gp*

Total Personal Gear Value (crafted cost): 24391gp, 9sp, 15cp
Total Personal Gear Value (full value): 42491gp, 9sp, 15cp
Wealth By Level Cap: 23500gp (7th CL)
Encumbrance: 164/230 lbs. (Heavy Load)

Horse Gear:

"Giles" Heavy Draft Horse 200gp (HP 19, AC 17, Fort +8, Ref +7, Will +3)
Leather Barding (+2 Horse AC) 40gp
Military Saddle (+2 Ride Check) 20gp
Saddlebags 4gp
Saddle Blanket 5sp
Bit & Bridle 2gp
Large Tent (4-man) 30gp
50' Hemp Rope 1gp
1x Grappling Hook (common) 1gp
Hammer 5sp
Iron Pot 8sp
Fishing Kit 5sp

Horse Gear Value: 300gp, 3sp, 0cp

100gp, 25sp, 13cp

Inevitable Sub-Domain (of Law):
Command (Su): As a standard action, you can give a Command (as per the spell), Will DC 18 (10+.5CL+Wis). You cannot target a creature more than once per day with this ability. You can use this ability a number of times per day (3+Wis). 8/day. 8/8 remaining
Domain Spells: 1st—protection from chaos, 2nd—align weapon (law only), 3rd—command undead, 4th—order's wrath, 5th—command (greater), 6th—planar binding (inevitable only), 7th—dictum, 8th—shield of law, 9th—summon monster IX (lawful only).

Trade Sub-Domain (of Travel):
Base Speed increased by 10 feet (Ex)
Silver-Tongued Haggler (Su): Whenever you make a Bluff, Diplomacy, or Sense Motive check, you can, as a free action, grant yourself a +3 bonus on the roll (.5CL, minimum +1). You can use this ability a number of times per day (3+Wis). 8/8 remaining
Domain Spells: 1st—floating disk, 2nd—locate object, 3rd—fly, 4th—dimension door, 5th—overland flight, 6th—find the path, 7th—greater teleport, 8th—phase door, 9th—gate.

Added and Variant Spells (of Abadar):
Abadarian Spells: 1st-Abadar's truthtelling, Blessing of the watch, Fairness
Variant Casting: Clerics of Abadar may prepare word of recall as a 5th-level spell if their designated sanctuaries are the temples of their home cities.

Channel Positive Energy (Su): Standard action, 3d6, 30’R Burst, Will DC 16 (10+.5CL+Cha). Heal Living/Harm Undead. Can exclude 3 foes (Cha) from Channeling area (Selective Channeling). You can use this ability a number of times per day (3+Cha+2 Extra) 8/day. 3/8 remaining

Spells per Day (4\6\5\4\0\0\0\0\0\0 CL 6th, Concentration d20+11)
Spells Prepared on 26th of Lamashan 4712:
Orisons(DC 15) Detect Magic, Create Water, Light, Mending
1st(DC 16) Bless x2, Shield of Faith, Divine Favor, Remove Fear, Protection from Chaos* Cast Bless x2 (sub.), Shield of Faith (sub.), Divine Favor (sub.)
2nd(DC 17) Consecrate, Silence, Spiritual Weapon, Remove Paralysis, Locate Object* Cast Silence (sub.), Spiritual Weapon (sub.)
3rd(DC 18) Searing Light, Prayer, Communal Resist Energy, Command Undead* Cast Searing Light, Communal Resist Energy (sub.)
* Domain Spell

Typical City or Peacetime Preparation:

Orisons(DC 15) Detect Magic, Create Water, Light, Mending
1st(DC 16) OPEN SLOT, Bless, Blessing of the Watch, Divine Favor, Abadar's Truthtelling, Floating Disk* Cast NONE
2nd(DC 17) OPEN SLOT, Silence, Spiritual Weapon, Instant Armor, Locate Object* Cast NONE
3rd(DC 18) OPEN SLOT, Blindness/Deafness, Dispel Magic, Fly* Cast NONE

Typical Field or Combat Preparation:

Orisons(DC 15) Light, Mending, Create Water, Stabilize
1st(DC 16) Bless x2, Divine Favor, Shield of Faith, Remove Fear, Protection from Chaos* Cast NONE
2nd(DC 17) Silence, Sound Burst, Spiritual Weapon, Remove Paralysis, Align Weapon (Law)* Cast NONE
3rd(DC 18) Blindness/Deafness, Prayer, Communal Resist Energy, Fly* Cast NONE

A boxy short fellow with curly short cropped sandy brown hair. Verik is handsome with broad freckled features and stocky, but muscular rather than stout.


An orderly, often pedantic, perfectionist, with a strong sense of duty and a kind heart. Verik loves lists and is a great organizer, though he can be infuriatingly inflexible at times. His penchant for lists and books conceals the fact that his memory is poor and is not very clever away from prepared study. He is often jovial when not in a cycle of sermonizing or stating his opinions, and is able to poke fun at both himself and others in equal fashion. While he has the ability to be sociable and diplomatic, his dealings with women have been naive and conversation of a baudy or amorous nature easily embarrasses him, often to the amusement of opposite sex. For these reasons he can seem prudish at times. Verik is humble and willing to admit his faults, though at times his self-doubts tend to preoccupy him. He is well-kept but never flashy, and always solid and dependable to those that ask for his help.

4708: In Spring 4708, his self-doubt over his battle skills and near-death experience at the mercy of tatzylwyrms caused him to leave his company of friends for a more sedentary existence, reinforced by the demands of the Brevian Archbanker Vinodragov shortly before Taxfest. This led to Verik not fighting by the side of his comrades during the Battle of Stagfall on 16th Gozran, indirectly leading to Jemini Lebeda's death. Due to Verik's guilt over the battle and his giving in to self-doubt, as well as having to found a new Bank without much help or communication from the Brevian Banks have made him stubbornly bolder and more suspicious of his own faith's leadership. Keenly feeling the loss of Jemini (and a growing love as he was the only one to see her spirit) and how it affects his companions, he tries to goad Berrin into fully realizing his potential, with mixed results. The emotional distancing of his cousin after Stagfall intensifies Verik's concern and self-guilt over his judgments of him, and tries to heal the broken bonds wherever he can.


The Jarrows are a family of Absalom based Lawyers and have been for generations, but as the fifth son Verik was not encouraged to follow the family profession. Instead after exhibiting an interest in Abadar, the family's choice of worship, he was encouraged to explore his faith and join the Church.

At thirteen he petitioned to join the Grand Bank of Abadar in Absalom and was accepted as an Initiate, accomplishing the journeyman rank of First Initiate in just two years. He spent four years total learning the faith before receiving his full clerical vestments of a Junior Clerk at age seventeen, just past his Naming Day. Working in the sprawling halls of the First Lady of Laws as a Junior Clerk, he earned the distinguished promotion of Full Clerk and Arbiter-Magistrate by the young age of twenty, and had a bright (if somewhat boring) future in the bureaucratic arena.

At twenty, however, his distinction within the Church took a very different direction when he was offered the rare chance to travel as a cohort with the famed diplomat and negotiator Benervan Knesh, a greatly respected cleric of Abadar, and a mighty Justicar in his younger days. With Venerable Master Knesh, Verik gained real-world experience and learned the valuable lesson that not all civilizations and societies are fair and just. During this period Verik learned from Knesh of a philosophy within the Abadarian Church that some adhered to, the Call of Enlightened Order, and was profoundly moved by this school of thought.

Over a two-year period they traveled to all of the great cities of the Inner Sea, and many more besides, as well as venturing further afield to Korvosa. It was on the return passage from Korvosa that their ship was attacked by pirates - The Red Reavers. Verik was injured early on and fled below decks, while Knesh's divine magics secured victory for the sailors, but cost the aging Justicar his life.

Thoroughly ashamed of himself, Clerk Verik vowed that he would not be found wanting again and returned to the Grand Bank of Abadar in Absalom to train for combat. After some months he was ready to set out into the world seeking to bring civilization, order, and law to those lawless lands where it is most needed. His chance came in the form of a call to far-off Brevoy, where an effort to explore and reclaim the Stolen Lands was taking place. Verik found himself suddenly promoted to Senior Clerk (with little fanfare) and "selected" for the task by Banker Ramuel Lorrell along with his cousin Taisper, who had also answered the call and traveled to Absalom to begin the journey with him up the Sellen River.

Call of Enlightened Order:

A philosophy of thought by a minority group of Abadarians, more frequently spoken and discussed in Absalom and Andoran, and more openly practiced at the Abadarian Banks in Lastwall and Mendev. This philosophy started during the Shining Crusade, but has gained more prominence in the last century following Aroden's death, and what many have cited as the "corruption" of Cheliax to evil. At its heart, the writings and teachings of the Enlightened Order state that while the advancement of civilization is still the goal for those who serve Abadar, civilization must have a purpose towards Light and Weal, so that its citizens may prosper and move society towards a higher state of being. Conversely, those civilizations that are excessively cruel to its citizens and thrive on poverty and the downtrodden are destined for collapse and the subsequent destruction of civilization's promise to mankind. The symbol of those that revere the Call of Enlightened Order is a dual image of the Lawgiver construct with wings unfolded wielding the gavel, side-by-side with an Archon bearing his shield.

Verik's Current Crafting Schedule (as of 4712):

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NIKOLAI - over on WBL availability (+10K)
TBD) Red-Scaled Pelt of the Rogarvian Scion +2 (ENHANCEMENT) (Resistance +2, Fire Resistance 10) - 3000gp (22000gp-19000gp) base price / 1500gp (8750gp-7250gp) materials cost (paid by Nikolai). Crafting DC10. 3 Days Crafting Time.
Success would enhance Nikolai's 'pelt' (cloak) to a +2 status.
Description: "...his red dragon pelt stylishly covers his right arm to the elbow, disappearing behind his back to form a diagonal point on his left side. The flattened dragon snout lays over his right shoulder, clamping down on a golden ring, anchored in the wing that folds under his left arm. The velvet and leather affair is striking - scales, shining leather, and gold trim."

JEMINI - over on WBL availability (+21.5K)
TBD) Circlet of Persuasion - 4500gp+circlet value base price / 2250gp (paid by Jemini). Crafting DC10. 5 Days Crafting Time.
Success would make this Jemini's own circlet (head item), his first attempt at crafting such an item.
Description: Mithril??

***************(For Verik - Ideas on the Shelf for Later)**************
TBD) Absalom Heavy Steel Shield +2 (ENHANCEMENT) – 3000gp (4000gp-1000gp) base price / 1500gp (2000gp-500gp) materials cost (paid by Verik). Crafting DC11. 3 Days Crafting Time.
Success would increase the enchantment of the finely crafted full plate from Absalom to +2, his first attempt at shield enchantment.

TBD) Verik’s Cloak of Resistance +2 (ENHANCEMENT) - 3000gp (4000gp-1000gp) base price / 1500gp (2000gp-500gp) materials cost (paid by Verik). Crafting DC10. 3 Days Crafting Time.
Success would increase the enchantment of the finely crafted cloak to +2.
Description: Finely-woven cloak of Brevian wool that is white with embroidered golden trim, made in the southern style to be worn and clasped over the shoulder with no cowl. The cloak has embroidered symbols of Abadar and the Stag Insgina of Newhaven upon it.

* Lesser Prayer Beads
* Hat of Comprehending Languages and Reading Magic
* Spectacles of ?

For Completed Crafting Items (already crafted), please refer to this link on the main Vorduvai profile.

Abadarian NPC's of Newhaven - Abadarian NPC's Page

Please Refer to Jabber the Helpful's Profile Page for more information on the following areas
* The Bank of Abadar in Sanctuary (with map!)
* Abadarian Clerical Ranks of Note in the Bank

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