About Azzim bin Farouq
Azzim Bin Farouq
Male human shaman 14 (Pathfinder RPG Advanced Class Guide 35)
CG Medium humanoid (human)
Init +0; Senses Perception +25
AC 24, touch 12, flat-footed 24 (+10 armor, +2 deflection, +2 natural)
hp 116 (14d8+56)
Fort +12, Ref +9, Will +21
Speed 30 ft. (20 ft. in armor)
Special Attacks channel positive energy 6/day (DC 22, 7d6), hexes (chant, fortune[APG], life link[ACG], misfortune[APG], shell of succor), wandering hexes (arcane enlightenment, spirit boost)
Shaman Spells Prepared (CL 14th; concentration +21)
. . 7th—familiar blessing of fervor[APG] (DC 21), reverse gravity, wind walk; greater restoration[S] or vision[S]
. . 6th—antilife shell, chains of light (DC 23), greater dispel magic, greater summon genie; heal[S] or mass owl's wisdom[S]
. . 5th—dominate person (DC 22), persistent slow (DC 20), unleash pandemonium (DC 22), wall of thorns; breath of life[S] (DC 22) or contact other plane[S]
. . 4th—blessing of fervor[APG] (DC 21), emergency force sphere, freedom of movement, purify body, wandering star motes[APG] (DC 21); legend lore[S] or restoration[S]
. . 3rd—akashic communion, daylight, dispel magic, nauseating trail[ACG] (DC 20), sand whirlwind (DC 20), sleet storm; locate object[S] or neutralize poison[S]
. . 2nd—ashen path, barkskin, focused scrutiny[ACG], fog cloud, resist energy, resist energy; lesser restoration[S] or tongues[S]
. . 1st—blood money, heightened awareness[ACG], obscuring mist, protection from evil, strand of the tangled knot, tears to wine (DC 18); identify[S] or remove sickness[S,UM] (DC 18)
. . 0 (at will)—create water, dancing lights, detect magic, detect poison
. . S spirit magic spell; Spirit Restoration Wandering Spirit Lore
Str 11, Dex 10, Con 16, Int 20, Wis 24, Cha 20
Base Atk +10; CMB +10; CMD 22
Feats Accursed Hex[UM], Alertness, Cunning, Familiar Spell, Improved Familiar, Persistent Spell[APG], Ritual Hex, Toughness
Traits world traveler
Skills Acrobatics -4 (-8 to jump), Bluff +19, Diplomacy +22, Heal +15, Knowledge (arcana) +18, Knowledge (history) +17, Knowledge (nature) +20, Knowledge (planes) +21, Knowledge (religion) +21, Perception +25, Sense Motive +28, Spellcraft +21, Use Magic Device +19
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Sylvan
SQ automatic writing, healer's touch, monstrous insight, spirit animal (lyrakien named Laurana)
Combat Gear wand of ill omen (50 charges); Other Gear +4 chainmail, amulet of natural armor +2, belt of mighty constitution +4, cloak of resistance +5, headband of mental superiority +4, ring of protection +2
Accursed Hex Target a creature with a hex a second time that day if it made its save the first time
Arcane Enlightenment (Su) Add Charisma bonus wizard spells to your spells known list.
Automatic Writing (2/day) (Su) Meditate for 10 min, creating writings which function as divination (90% success).
Chant (Su) As a move action, extend the duration of other hexes by 1 rd.
Deliver Touch Spells Through Familiar (Su) Your familiar can deliver touch spells for you.
Empathic Link with Familiar (Su) You have an empathic link with your Arcane Familiar.
Familiar Bonus: You gain the Alertness feat while your familiar is within arm's reach.
Familiar Spell Transfer a specific spell to be cast by the familiar. +3 Levels.
Fortune (2 rounds) (Su) Ally in 30 ft can roll 2d20 for an attack, save, ability, or skill check (and take higher) once/rd.
Healer's Touch (Su) As a standard action, move up to half speed & touch up to 6 people to auto-stabilize them.
Life Link (14 max bonds, 100 feet) (Su) Bond drains your HP to heal others.
Misfortune (2 rounds, DC 24) (Su) Foe in 30 ft must take the lower of 2d20 for rolls (Will neg).
Monstrous Insight (8/day) (Su) As a standard action, attempt know check to ID monster and gain +2 to att & AC vs. that foe.
Persistent Spell Foes must succeed at 2 saves or suffer the spell's full effects.
Ritual Hex You learn the "Beseeching the Patron" occult ritual.
Scry on Familiar (1/day) (Sp) You can scry on your familiar, as the spell.
Shaman Channel Positive Energy 7d6 (6/day, DC 22) (Su) Positive energy heals the living and harms the undead; negative has the reverse effect.
Share Spells with Familiar Can cast spells with a target of "You" on the familiar with a range of touch.
Shell of Succor (7d6+7, 14 minutes, 6/day) (Su) As a standard action, touch grants temp Hp. If attack doesn't clear pool, doesn't count as hit.
Speak with Familiar (Ex) You can communicate verbally with your familiar.
Spirit Animal (spirit animal (lyrakien named Laurana)) If spirit animal is slain, cannot use spirit magic or prepare new spells.
Spirit Boost (14 HP, 14 rounds) (Su) Healing beyond maximum becomes temporary HP.
Laurana CR –
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Build Notes (Stuff Herolab doesn't mention):
Human alternative racial trait: Dual Talent (Wis and Int)
25Pt buy: str 11, dex 10, con 12, int 16, wis 17, cha 16
Level 4, 8 & 12 boosts into wis
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"How did I get to Sigil?"
Azzim smiled, "Entirely by accident as it happened! I must have been about eighteen, maybe nineteen at the time. I was a healer in His Majesty King Abdukrahman II’s army. It was far from my idea to become a soldier but when the whole country mobilized there really wasn’t much option given the young. I’ll spare you the details of the war, beyond noting that yet again tens of thousands of youngsters died for the vanity of their elders.”
”Anyway after several battlefield promotions, by dint of not dying rather than any skill I might add, I ended up senior healer in delta company. So when our company was tasked with securing some ruins deep in the cerulean desert, I was sent along for the ride with Captain Ahmed’s light cavalry. The idea was we’d occupy this old fortress from which we’d control the Ackkan gap.”
Azzim shook his head, ”On paper that was a grand idea, unfortunately nobody bothered to ask the Lich who owned them (legally I might add, it’s just the papers where the best past of a thousand years old and everyone had forgotten). The lich tried to dissuade us with an avalanche of monsters, but the captains of delta company weren’t the sort to take no for an answer and we had a number of battle mages with us. At great cost we brute forced our way into the inner sanctum and then everything went wrong.”
“You see, Captain Ahmed found a crown which sang to him, against advice he put it on and went mad. There was a fight, which was gatecrashed by a number of gem encrusted golems. Apparently the crown was important to the lich and he wanted it back. Captain Ahmed was having none of that, so he ran straight for the portal we had previously determined to lead to one of the hells. After seeing several grunts torn to shreds by the golems the rest of us followed.”
”We ended up in a maze filled with portals which stretched across dozens of planes. What followed was a war of attrition as we retreated forwards chased inexorably by the golems. One by one the company was whittled down to just myself and Captain Ahmed. We plunged through three more portals before one that teleported us into the middle of the most mind bending metropolis I’d ever seen. Oh and the first thing we and the chasing golems saw was the Lady of Pain. Unfortunately she noticed us and in the blink of an eye Captain Ahmed, the crown and the golems were ahmm messily unmade. For some reason I was spared, to this day I still have no idea why…”
”So where did you come from? Did you ever try to go back?”
Azzim shrugged, ”Embarrassingly enough I don’t know, we called it the land, guess what almost everyone does that or something similar. I’ve tried every divination you can imagine and I always get this technically correct but useless answer. So no, I've never tried to go back, I don’t know how. Also after having visited dozens of planes since, I no longer want to. My people hold a number of views I regard as rather backward…”
I found myself in yet another ruined town, in yet another soon to be ruined world. War seemed to be one of the constants of the multiverse, yet the devastation I witnessed here was beyond anything I'd ever seen. The city, its name had been Bel'chamir meaning beautiful spires had been levelled. Where once the grand vizier's alabaster palace had stood there was a writhing mass of worms, each well over a hundred feet long. They were undulating into and out of the earth as if they were sea serpents and it seemed to me that they were feasting upon the vitality of the world, leaving behind naught but a spent husk. Our final refuge on this world was no more, they had won. It was a bittersweet moment for at least we'd managed to herd the last of people through the portal. I remained behind to seal it, it was a small matter to disrupt the power source and I watched with satisfaction as the eldridge power winked out. I stood there for a moment contemplating, but I was putting it off, there was one last thing to do. The dagger or the poison? Bah neither! I would die the way I came into the world, kicking and screaming. I gripped my sword and walked out to face them, one last time.
I blinked as the vision faded and stammered, "Er... Wow!" My eyes adjusted to the darkness of the tent and to the customer in front of me. I needed a moment to pull myself together as the spell's after wash coursed through my system. As spells go communing with the Akashic Record remote as it is wasn't particularly advanced, but I didn't make a habit of carrying squares of polished silver and had used by blood instead to fuel the spell.
"Well?" demanded my customer, "Did you witness the last moments of Prince Azzimond?"
I studied him/her/it for a moment, the hooded cloak was so all concealing I couldn't tell the race let alone the gender of my client. The androgynous voice had little in the way of emotion, I wondered if they might be a technological being.
Taking a breath I replied, "Yes... Squished like a bug I'm afraid. He was a brave man, at least it was quick."
It was hard to tell with the robed but I believe my client nodded before asking, "You saw the worm yes?"
I blanched as I nodded.
My customer lent forwards in an oddly deliberate motion and asked, "My question is this, how would you Azzim Bin Farouq fight such a thing?"
My heart lurched and I felt prickling sensation as beads of sweat formed upon my brow, "Fight it?! Madness! I just witnessed the end of a civilisation! You might as well have asked me how to stop the tide from coming in!"
I felt my voice rising, surely he/they were not serious. An uncomfortable silence filled the room as my client waited, motionless.
I peered at them curiously, "Er you're not kidding are you? You actually want to fight those things... Damn."
My client nodded.
I ran a hand nervously through my hair and thought, fighting a thing of that size head on was suicide.
Rather tentatively I replied, "Well... It uh seemed somehow biological. It must have a life cycle. If I'm correct I'd suggest trying to capture a small one to study, find out what makes them tick. Perhaps there's some substance inimical to them, or maybe a type of energy or a pathogen, or gods help us a predator..."
I stopped with that line of thought, I was describing a lifetime's work, possibly many lifetimes.
"But that's not what you asked. You asked how I would fight it. I wouldn't not head on, I'd cheat. Given how dangerous those things seem it stands to reason others, possibly entire societies of others, have devoted their lives to figuring it out. I just need to find out if any were successful, even once. Armed with that knowledge I could pay the Akashic Record a visit and find out how exactly to fight such a thing."
My customer nodded once before replying in a monotone, "Very good. Proceed."
Description and Personality:
Hailing from a desert tribe Azzim is a distinguished gentleman weathered gently by time. He has deeply tanned skin, and favors comfortable robes over his chain mail. His hair is covered by a stylish blue white and orange turban.
Azzim has a ready smile and is a memorable character, the sort who makes friends easily. He can be very brave when called upon but he's naturally cautious, a planner. Sometimes his plans work, sometimes they don't and when that happens he tends to get a bit flustered.
Generic Daily Hex & Spell Selections:
When Azzim doesn't have any particular plans he would make the following selections.
Wandering Spirit -> Lore
Spirit Magics (aka Domain Spells):
Current Daily Hex & Spell Selections:
Wandering Spirit -> Lore
Wandering Hex -> Arcane Enlightenment: Major Image, Slow, Mindscape Door, Jatembe's Ire, Mage's Magnificent Mansion
Wandering Hex -> Spirit Boost
Ritual Hex -> Heaven's Leap
Spirit Magics (aka Domain Spells):