Spell Storing Armor casts Maximized Extended Frigid Touch on contact.
Azlain's transparent, faceless steel mask is actually the size of a large tent. It has Shrink Item cast on it. If Azlain walks into an Antimagic Field, the Shrink is dispelled, expanding it into a steel dome which provides Azlain with Cover and blocks the Antimagic Field's emanation.
Dimensional Slide, SLA for GTFO.
Counter Exploit: Counterspell as Immediate Action
Azlain is an attractive elf. Distinguished and well groomed with just a hint of greying at his temples. He smiles a lot and moves with an easy grace.
It was the simple hunger for knowledge that set Azlain down the path of the damned.
He was a wizard of modest talent, great ambition, and little in the way of ethics. To make matters worse, after graduating from the Hellknight Conservatory, he put his mind to work as a Barrister. Any devil could have easily corrupted him, but it was not necessary. Azlain was perfectly willing to corrupt himself.
Forbidden knowledge, forgotten lore, lies, gossip. It was all fundamentally the same to Azlain. He simply wanted to know. Knowledge was power, after all. Power was all that mattered.
It was a revelation to realize that simply knowing wasn't enough. True power lay in controlling what others knew. That was what sent him straight to the coils of the Lord of Stygia. More than any other, Geryon understood the power of lies.
So, Azlain's transition from mere wizard to Priest of the Serpent began. For a time, Azlain was one of the only wizards among the Hellknight Order of the Rack. He even infiltrated the Darklight Sisterhood, convincing them he was a woman for years.
The Chellish legal system is a labyrinthian thing, so when he was finally exposed as a man among the Sisterhood (in a most ribald and debauched fashion) the whole country was enraptured by the ensuing trial. He represented himself, and seemed to have a perfect legal counter to every accusation. He maneuvered through loophole after loophole. In the end he was cleared of accusations and was something of a national celebrity. To this day his methods and presentations to the courts are being taught in Barristry colleges, and the laws have been updated to prevent such embarrassment in the future.
The thing he had overlooked was that every time he proved that his actions had been legal, he was also proving that he was, in fact, a legitimate member of the Darklight Sisterhood. In the end his victory was a pyrric one. The Sisterhood simply gave in and accepted him as their sole male member, and then sent him on mission after mission.
It was obvious that they were either trying to get rid of him, or trying to get him killed, but he kept succeeding. Eventually he earned something of a begrudging respect from the sisterhood's upper echelons.
His latest mission is a bit ambiguous. Apparently a group of Chellish operatives need support in their efforts to expand the reach and influence of the empire. Compared to the last few missions he'd finished it sounded like a milk run. Still, Azlain knew that there was always a catch...
Azlain is gregarious. He's personable, funny, easy going, and generally the life of the party. He's also manipulative, amoral, ambitious, and willing to do nearly anything in pursuit of his goals.
Imagine David Bowie, Tim Curry, and Nathan Lane put into a blender and sworn to the service of hell.
HP 45 (6, +4d6 wizard, +1d8 signifier, +2d8 evangelist, +8 con)
AC 18 (+1 dodge, +2 dex, +1 shield, +4 armor)
CMD 13 (10 +3 bab, -1 str, +1 dex)
+4 Fort (+1 Wizard, +1 con, +2 resistance)
+6 Ref (+1 Wizard, +1 Evangelist, +2 dex, +2 resistance)
+8 Will (+4 Wizard, +1 Signifier, +1 wis, +2 resistance)
BaB +3 (+2 wizard, +1 evangelist)
Feats, Traits and Abilities:
Magical Lineage: fireball Pick one spell when you choose this trait. When you apply metamagic feats to this spell that add at least 1 level to the spell, treat its actual level as 1 lower for determining the spell’s final adjusted level.
Metamagic Master: (fireball) Pick one spell when you choose this trait. When you apply metamagic feats to this spell that add at least 1 level to the spell, treat its actual level as 1 lower for determining the spell’s final adjusted level.
Magical Knick: +2 caster level, up to a maximum of character level
Spell Focus Evocation (racial bonus)
Weapon prof.: All simple weapons and the heavy flail.
For later: Creative Destruction, School Knowledge Admixture, Spell Perfection
Skill points: 10 wizard, 12 evangelist, 2 Signifier, +56 int, +16 headband*
Class Skills: Appraise (Int), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Fly (Dex), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (all) (Int), Intimidate (cha), Linguistics (Int), Perception (Wis), and Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (wis), and Spellcraft (Int).
+16 Perception (8 ranks, +1 wis, +3 class, +2 racial, +2 Alertness)
+10 Disguise (8 rank, +2 cha)
+20 Spellcraft (8 ranks, +9 int, +3 class)
+15 Craft: Alchemy (1 rank, +9 int, +3 class, +2 circumstance)
+13 Appraise (1 rank, +9 int, +3 class)
Spells and Consumables:
-Spell Like Abilities-
Choose one daily
-Spell Storing Armor-
DC = 10, +9 int, +spell level
Harmful Surge (Su) You can maximize a spell, but doing so damages you. Spend this boon effect as a free action when you cast a wizard evocation spell. When you do, you can treat that spell as if it were cast with the Maximize Spell metamagic feat, but you take 1d4 points of damage × the level of the spell that you are maximizing. The damage you take cannot be reduced in any way.
Cantrips: 4 per day, memorized, at will:
1st level: 4 per day, +3 bonus
2nd level: 3 per day, +2 bonus
3rd level: 2 per day, +2 bonus
4th level: 1 per day, +2 bonus
In wrist Sheathes (retrieve as free action)
In Bandoleer 1 (drawn like weapon)
In Bandoleer 2 (drawn like weapon)
In Haversack (retrieve as move action)
Potion of Cure Light x3
Dweomer Essence x1
Alchemist Fire x5
Alchemical glue x5
8 Str 11 base (1 point buy,-2 racial, -1 age)
Low-Light Vision: Elves can see twice as far as humans in conditions of dim light.
Elven Immunities: Elves are immune to magic sleep effects and gain a +2 racial saving throw bonus against enchantment spells and effects.
Overwhelming Magic: Some elves obsess over the fundamentals of magic, training for decades to add layers of potent spellwork before they ever begin practicing true spells. This builds a foundation that makes their magic increasingly difficult to resist. These elves gain Spell Focus as a bonus feat. This racial trait replaces elven magic and weapon familiarity.
Keen Senses: Elves receive a +2 racial bonus on Perception checks.
Elven Arrogance: Some elves are so convinced of elven superiority, or else otherwise so xenophobic, that they have difficulty seeing the point in communicating with “lesser” races. Their racial bonus on saving throws against enchantments increases by 1 (to +3) against such effects from non-elf humanoids, but they begin play speaking only Elven, and if they have high Intelligence scores, they can select bonus languages from only Azlanti, Celestial, Draconic, and Sylvan (or Senzar instead of Sylvan if they hail from Tian Xia).
Arcane Reservoir (Su At 1st level, the exploiter wizard gains the arcanist’s arcane reservoir class feature. The exploiter wizard uses his wizard level as his arcanist level for determining how many arcane reservoir points he gains at each level.
This ability replaces arcane bond.
Exploiter Exploit: At 1st level and every 4 levels thereafter, the exploiter wizard gains a single arcanist exploit. The exploiter wizard uses his wizard level as his arcanist level for determining the effects and DCs of his arcanist exploits.
Aura of Law (Ex) The power of a Hell Knight enforcer’s aura of law (see detect law) is equal to his total character level.
Order A Hell Knight enforcer chooses a Hell Knight order to join. (Order of the Cipher)
Mask (Su) Upon initiation, a Hell Knight enforcer receives a mask, often devoid of eyeholes or other personal features. This mask doesn’t obscure the enforcer’s vision, and while wearing it he gains a +2 competence bonus on Sense Motive checks and on saving throws against spells and abilities that rely on visual effects.
Arcane Armor Expertise At 2nd level, if a Hell Knight enforcer has the Arcane Armor Training feat, he gains Arcane Armor Mastery as a bonus feat.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency An evangelist is proficient with all simple weapons and light armor. An evangelist also gains weapon proficiency with her chosen deity’s favored weapon.
Obedience (Ex) In order to maintain the abilities granted by this prestige class, including all abilities gained from aligned class, an evangelist must perform a daily obedience to her chosen deity.
Skilled (bluff and Sense Motive) Evangelists possess a range of skills across multiple disciplines. At 1st level, an evangelist selects two skills to add to her class skill list. Once selected, these class skills can’t be changed.
Aligned Class (Ex) Evangelists come from many different backgrounds, and they show an unusual range of diversity. At 2nd level, the evangelist must choose a class she belonged to before adding the prestige class to be her aligned class. She gains all the class features for this class, essentially adding every evangelist level beyond 1st to her aligned class to determine what class features she gains. She still retains the Hit Dice, base attack bonus, saving throw bonuses, and skill ranks of the prestige class, but gains all other class features of her aligned class as well as those of the evangelist prestige class.
Protective Grace (Su) The evangelist’s chosen deity rewards her with heightened awareness and reaction skills, making her more difficult to strike in combat. At 2nd level, the evangelist gains a +1 dodge bonus to AC.
This bonus increases to +2 at 7th level. The evangelist loses this bonus when she is denied her Dexterity bonus to AC.
Armor: +1 Spell Storing Spidersilk Bodysuit
Azlain has his identification insignia for the Order of the Scourge tattooed on his right palm, but hidden with a Secret Page spell. The Secret Page is further concealed with a Magic Aura spell.
A second version of the same tattoo, overlapping with the first, bears his insignia as a member of the Order of the Cipher. It is also hidden with Secret Page, and a Heightened Magic Aura (making finding the Cipher tattoo much harder than finding the Scourge tattoo).
Similarly, his spellbook is tattooed on the inside of his forearms with layer upon layer of Secret Page spells, each keyed to a different activation word to bring them to visibility. The spellbook he carries with him, the Book of Harms is incomplete, only possessing spells up to third level, and only spells which would make a reader believe Azlain was a simple Evoker.
His Hellknight Charter, as well as his Darklight Sisterhood credentials are also hidden with Secret Page/Magic Aura. Without the keyword to reveal the real writing, the paperwork marks him as a mid-ranking member of the Aspis Consortium. When revealed, the documents show him to be a Signifier Paravicar of the Order of the Scourge. Besides the hidden mark on his palm he bears no documentation of any kind regarding the Order of the Cipher.
Azlain wears a polished metal skullcap which is actually a dome-like tent structure with Shrink Item cast on it. In the event that he comes in contact with an Anti-Magic field, the Shrink Item spell is suppressed, causing the tent to drop over Azlain (which block's the Anti-Magic field inside the tent, allowing Azlain access to his magic once more. Usually when the tent drops over him, the very next thing he does is Dimension Door elsewhere). His familiar wears a much smaller version of the same tent-cap hat.
Azlain wears two silver rings which are actually shrunk hoops made of a silver bar bent and welded into a circle, then painted with sovereign glue and covered in powdered silver. When the Shrink spell is dismissed these rings expand into ten (and eleven) foot diameter Summoning Circles. One is roughly a foot larger than the other so that they can fit together as concentric circles for more complicated summoning rituals. His familiar also carries one shrunken ring. The shrink spells are refreshed every week, or as needed