About Adrian Merosett
Arcane Reservoir (Su) An arcanist has an innate pool of magical energy that she can draw upon to fuel her arcanist exploits and enhance her spells. The arcanist’s arcane reservoir can hold a maximum amount of magical energy equal to 3 + the arcanist’s level. Each day, when preparing spells, the arcanist’s arcane reservoir fills with raw magical energy, gaining a number of points equal to 3 + 1/2 her arcanist level. Any points she had from the previous day are lost. She can also regain these points through the consume spells class feature and some arcanist exploits. The arcane reservoir can never hold more points than the maximum amount noted above; points gained in excess of this total are lost. Points from the arcanist reservoir are used to fuel many of the arcanist’s powers. In addition, the arcanist can expend 1 point from her arcane reservoir as a free action whenever she casts an arcanist spell. If she does, she can choose to increase the caster level by 1 or increase the spell’s DC by 1. She can expend no more than 1 point from her reservoir on a given spell in this way.
Arcane Temper You have quick reactions and fierce concentration. You gain a +1 trait bonus on concentration and initiative checks.
Arcanist Exploits By bending and sometimes even breaking the rules of magic, the arcanist learns to exploit gaps and exceptions in the laws of magic. Some of these exploits allow her to break down various forms of magic, adding their essence to her arcane reservoir. At 1st level and every 2 levels thereafter, the arcanist learns a new arcane exploit selected from the following list. An arcanist exploit cannot be selected more than once. Once an arcanist exploit has been selected, it cannot be changed. Most arcanist exploits require the arcanist to expend points from her arcane reservoir to function. Unless otherwise noted, the saving throw DC for an arcanist exploit is equal to 10 + 1/2 the arcanist’s level + the arcanist’s Charisma modifier.
Conjurer's Focus (Sp) An occultist can spend 1 point from her arcane reservoir to cast summon monster I. She can cast this spell as a standard action and the summoned 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 her to summon more powerful creatures (to a maximum of summon monster IX at 17th level), at the cost of an additional point from her arcane spell reserve per spell level. An occultist cannot have more than one summon monster spell active in this way at one time. If this ability is used again, any existing summon monster immediately ends.
Consume Spells (Su) You can expend an available arcanist spell slot as a move action, making it unavailable for the rest of the day, just as if you had used it to cast a spell. She can use this ability a number of times per day equal to her Charisma modifier (minimum 1). Doing this adds a number of points to your arcane reservoir equal to the level of the spell slot consumed. You cannot consume cantrips (0 level spells) in this way. Points gained in excess of the reservoir's maximum are lost.
Family Ties Your family is extremely important to you, and you feel disheartened when you can't do what they ask. When a family member makes a request of you, you must fulfill that request or take a -2 penalty on all Wisdom- and Charisma-based ability checks and skill checks until you either do what was requested or succeed at a DC 20 Will saving throw, which you can attempt once per day at the start of each day. You can't take this drawback if you have no family. If you ever lose your family or lose contact with your family, exchange this drawback for the Doubt drawback.
Planar Spells (Sp) An occultist adds all planar ally spells to her spell list (using her arcanist level as the cleric level), and treats plane shift as a 5th-level arcanist spell.
Trustworthy People find it easy to put their faith in you. You gain a +1 trait bonus on Bluff checks made to fool someone. You also gain a +1 trait bonus on Diplomacy checks, and Diplomacy is always a class skill for you.
Potent Magic (Su) Whenever the arcanist expends 1 point from her arcane reservoir to increase the caster level of a spell, the caster level increases by 2 instead of 1. Whenever she expends 1 point from her arcane reservoir to increase the spell’s DC, it increases by 2 instead of 1.
Adrian was born more fortunate than most in Taldor. As a young boy, he proved to be quite bright, with an apparent inclination toward the arcane arts, and as a member of the influential Merosett family, he had access to some of the best education available, magical and non-magical. Being part of the Merosett family meant that Adrian grew up immersed in the bureaucracy and politics of Oppara, and indeed of all Taldor. Growing up, Adrian would hear many of the stories and legends other Taldans heard: stories of the grandeur of Azlant; the right of Taldor to inherit its legacy; of Taldor’s empire and its golden age. These stories always seemed to stand in stark contrast to the reality of a country mired in stagnation, corruption, and infighting. Everyone has their own favorite culprit, but few seemed interested in truly fixing what seemed to be ailing Taldor.
Still, it wasn’t all bad. Stipends from his family have allowed Adrian to dedicate considerable amounts of his time and energy to formal study of magic and its secrets. Beyond that, he has also taken an interest in the social and political scene in Oppara – attending social functions, rubbing elbows with scholars, that sort of thing. His keen intellect and gregarious personality have served him almost as well as his family name in this respect, and over the last several years he has taken to discretely gathering, buying, selling, and trading information. Adrian has tried to keep faith with his own family to the best of his ability; he generally won’t sell any information that he thinks could be used against the Merosetts.
Adrian Merosett loves his country, and is not an opponent of tradition in itself. Indeed, to Adrian many of the traditions of Taldor are part of what make it the place it is, for better or for worse. He came to the opinion, however, that Taldor was beginning to buckle, and that it wouldn’t be feasible to maintain every old custom at the expense of Taldor itself. He was also unwilling to play the role of the unaligned bureaucrat, simply waiting out any upheaval and waiting to ingratiate himself into the new order. To that end he has begun quietly aligning himself with the cause of Princess Eutropia and the Loyalists. He is very hesitant to openly declare his allegiance until absolutely necessary, fearing alienation from his family, but he is willing to pass along relevant information to sympathetic parties – for a discount, of course.
Adrian is a man of slightly above average height and a slender build. His medium length hair is chocolate brown in color and kept neatly styled. He has fairly handsome features, with striking green eyes that always seem to be observing and analyzing.