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Full Name

Bydar Lebeda of Shelyn

Race

Human

Classes/Levels

Cleric 4 (HP 36/36;AC16,T11,FF15; F+5,R+2,W+7; Init +1; Perc +4){Effects:none}

Gender

Male

Alignment

NG

Deity

Shelyn

Languages

Common, Celestial, Draconic, Elven

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

About Bydar

Bydar Lebeda
Male human (Taldan) cleric of Shelyn 4
NG Medium humanoid (human)
Init +1; Senses Perception +4
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Defense
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AC 16, touch 11, flat-footed 15 (+5 armor, +1 Dex)
hp 36 (4d8+4)
Fort +6, Ref +3, Will +9
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Offense
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Speed 30 ft. (20 ft. in armor)
Melee glaive +4 (1d10+1/×3)
Ranged light crossbow +4 (1d8/19-20)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with glaive)
Special Attacks channel positive energy 8/day (DC 15, 2d6)
Domain Spell-Like Abilities (CL 4th; concentration +8)
. . 7/day—resistant touch (+1), touch of good (+2)
Cleric Spells Prepared (CL 4th; concentration +8)
. . 2nd—align weapon[D], delay poison, lesser restoration, spiritual weapon
. . 1st—bless, command (DC 15), comprehend languages, protection from evil[D], shield of faith
. . 0 (at will)—create water, light, purify food and drink (DC 14), stabilize
. . D Domain spell; Domains Good, Protection
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Statistics
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Str 12, Dex 12, Con 12, Int 12, Wis 18, Cha 16
Base Atk +3; CMB +4; CMD 15
Feats Extra Channel, Persuasive, Selective Channeling
Traits charming, noble born - lebeda
Skills Acrobatics -3 (-7 to jump), Appraise +5, Bluff +3 (+4 vs. characters who could be attracted to you), Craft (sculpture) +9, Diplomacy +12 (+13 vs. characters who could be attracted to you), Heal +11, Intimidate +5, Knowledge (arcana) +5, Knowledge (nobility) +5, Knowledge (planes) +5, Knowledge (religion) +8, Linguistics +5, Profession (architect) +9, Sense Motive +11, Spellcraft +6
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Elven
Combat Gear pearl of power (1st level); Other Gear scale mail, crossbow bolts (10), glaive, light crossbow, headband of alluring charisma +2, backpack, masterwork sculpting tools, wooden holy symbol of Shelyn, light horse, bedroll, riding saddle, saddlebags, 58 pp, 201 gp, 9 sp
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Special Abilities
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Cleric Channel Positive Energy 2d6 (8/day, DC 15) (Su) Positive energy heals the living and harms the undead; negative has the reverse effect.
Cleric Domain (Good) Granted Powers: You have pledged your life and soul to goodness and purity.
Cleric Domain (Protection) Granted Powers: Your faith is your greatest source of protection, and you can use that faith to defend others. In addition, you receive a +1 resistance bonus on saving throws. This bonus increases by 1 for every 5 levels you possess.
Resistant Touch +1 (7/day) (Sp) As a standard action, touch ally to grant Protection domain's resist bon for 1 min, but lose own bonus.
Selective Channeling Exclude targets from the area of your Channel Energy.
Touch of Good +2 (7/day) (Sp) Grant +2 to skill checks, ability checks and saving throws for 1 rd.
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One of three minor sons of a lower branch of House Lebeda ("Success Through Grace"), Bydar found himself gently "pushed" towards a clerical life. After all, what ever religion he joined, there would be some measure of station in it eventually. That, and it was cheap for the family and might even eventually make them some contacts with a powerful church.

Bydar WAS drawn to a life of faith, but the religion that called to him wasn't a powerful one, or at least it wasn't terribly respected in Brevoy. He found himself drawn to Shelyn, the goddess of love, beauty, art and music. He even found some small talent for sculpting. Yes, he would be happy with this faith, even if his parents not-so secretly wished he'd found a more prominent church to partake in.

Of course, a man with an appreciation of love and beauty would not be adverse to seeking it out in a companion. For Bydar, it was found in Adula Orlovsky. Another minor noble, she had little to offer in dowry, but her beauty was something to behold. Her eyes sparkled like starlight, and her hair was as dark and intriguing as the night. Her voice was that of an angel...
or so it seemed to the very besmitten Bydar.

Adula enjoyed his company. No surprise, as Bydar was a likable and handsome young man. It seemed even his goddess thought so, for soon his training was complete, and he was raised to the status of cleric.

He returned, hoping to propose to Adula now that he was at least respectable. But while his interest had not dimmed, Adula had fallen in love with one of his brothers!

Brayton was only a little older than he, and truth to tell, a good man and he seemed to love Adula mightily. But though Bydar tried to accept Adula's choice with grace, it gnawed inside him over the weeks as the wedding approached.

Thus it was, on the night before the wedding, that Bydar watched the two dance, and laugh... and they were happy. His faith told him he should be joyous for them, but later that night, the cold grip of envy engulfed Bydar. His brother had gotten more than a little tipsy, and trusting his younger brother for help, was going down the lonely steps outside the back of the estates.

Then Bydar deliberately tripped the drunk and confused Brayton down the steps. Down his sibling tumbled, until he fell with a horid crack, and blood flowed from Brayton's skull.

And Bydar suddenly came to his senses. He had betrayed not just his brother, who had always treated him kindly, but Adula, for Brayton was HER heart. Lastly, he had betrayed Shelyn. He had turned on love with jealousy.

Racing down the steps, he found the power of his goddess seeming to leave him, unable to heal what he had done. Begging his goddess for forgiveness, not for his own sake, but the sake of Brayton and Adula's love... his plea was answered, and the wound healed itself.

Brayton did not recall being pushed. Rather, when he came to, he thanked his brother and over for 'saving' his life. Bydar felt the shame rise in his belly the whole time and tried to stave off any further thanks, but that merely made him seem modest in the eyes of his kinsfolk and Adula herself.

Bydar watched the wedding...and then? Then he fled. He had to get away. The shame cut too deep. He could never face either of them again. How could he?

His goddess, to judge by the spells he regained, had forgiven him. But Bydar is not sure he can ever forgive himself.

Reason he can't or won't go home: Bydar sees Adula, and he feels longing for her, and shame for the fratricide he almost commited. At this point, he'd rather move to Devil infested Cheliax than stay in Brevoy proper. Compared to that, the River Kingdoms , wild as they are, seem like a haven.

Plot hooks for later:
1) Shelyn isn't heavily worshiped in Brevoy. She is even less so in the wilder lands to the south. That being the case, it may fall on Bydar to prosteltyze to spread her word. He may even want to build a temple to her one day, though at this point he has doubts about his worthiness for the same.

2) Bydar realizes how closely he came to falling under the sway of Zon-Kuthon by his actions. What he doesn't know is that agents of Zon-Kuthon maybe aware of it, or even had a hand of it. Perhaps one of the noble guests for the wedding was a cleric of that dark god, and seeing his weakness, exploited with magic, or poisoned words to drive him deeper into despair. If Bydar heading to the wildlands to help others establish order becomes known, said Cleric may decide that's not a bad idea, but better to start a strong hold for Zon-Kuthon that his weak half sister. In short, Bydar may have a dark rival he is unaware of.