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Full Name

Eleanora Olexina


Human (Ustalav)

HP:22/22 | AC/T/FF: 13/12/11 | F +3 R +3 W +6 [+8 sharing cons.] (+2 v. fear, +1 v. various, +4 vs. mind-aff. w/Ed) 1st level used: 0/4 | Usurp used: 0/6


Haunted 3










Common (Taldane), Varisian

Strength 8
Dexterity 14
Constitution 10
Intelligence 12
Wisdom 16
Charisma 14

About Eleanora Olexina

Eleanora Olexina
Human (Ustalav) Spiritualist (Haunted) 3
Favored class: Spiritualist
N Medium Humanoid (Human)
Height: 5'6" Weight: 130 lbs.
Init +2; Senses Perception +3
XP: 0
AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (+1 armor, +2 Dex)
HP 22 (3d8+0 CON+1 FCB+3 Toughness)
Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +6 [+8 when sharing consciousness] (+2 against fear; +1 on any saves against insanity, confusion, madness, or Wisdom damage/drain; +4 against mind-affecting effects when sharing consciousness)

Speed 30'
Melee Dagger +1 (1d4-1/10'/19-20)
Ranged Light crossbow +4 (1d8/80'/19-20)

Str 8 Dex 14 Con 10 Int 12 Wis 16 Cha 14
Base Attack +2; CMB +1; CMD 13
Feats Shared Soul, Spiritualist's Call
Traits Making Good on Promises (Campaign), Defy Madness (Faith)
Trained Skills Bluff +8 [3 rank, 2 Cha, 3 CS], Diplomacy +5 (+8 sharing consciousness) [3 rank, 2 Cha, (3 Skill Focus)], Sense Motive +9 [3 rank, 3 Wis, 3 CS, (3 Skill Focus)], Spellcraft +7 [3 rank, 1 Int, 3 CS], Knowledge (Geography) +6 [1 rank, 1 Int, 3 CS, 1 racial], Knowledge (Religion) +6 [1 rank, 1 Int, 3 CS, 1 racial], Knowledge (Local) +6 [1 rank, 1 Int, 3 CS, 1 racial], Linguistics +6 [2 rank, 1 Int, 3 CS]
Languages Common, Varisian (Romanian), Aklo
Gear Padded armor, dagger, light crossbow, 19 crossbow bolts, traveler's outfit, common backpack, belt pouch, inkpen, 3 oz. ink, 10 sheets of stationery (neatly folded), potion of cure moderate wounds, wand of cure light wounds (1 charge), mysterious scroll from Pharasmin chapel, wand of lesser restoration (12 charges).
Cash 18 gp, 9 sp
Encumbrance: 24.5/26 lbs. (light load)
Special Abilities

Bonus Feat
Comprehensive Education: Eleanora was a voracious reader in her youth, and her father's wide-ranging library has given her a thorough grounding of virtually any topic germane to life in Ustalav. She gains a +1 racial bonus to all knowledge skills she has as class skills (all Knowledge skills).

Making Good on Promises (Campaign): Eleanora has spent the past several years anxiously worrying when Lorrimor might call on her…and her experiences with him and Edmund have made her inured to ordinary fear. She gains a +2 trait bonus on saves against fear effects.
Defy Madness (Faith): Eleanora's experiences with Edmund constantly attacking her from insider her own mind have also left her deeply resilient. She gains a +1 trait bonus on any saving throw against confusion, insanity, madness, and Wisdom damage and drain.

Phantom: The soul of Eleanora's vicious half-brother, Edmund, has gotten enmeshed with her, and she has found ways to control him and force him to do her bidding...mostly.
Shared Consciousness: Once/day, Ella can shunt a mind-affecting effect she fails her save against onto Edmund as an immediate action. For the normal duration of that effect, she loses the bonuses on saving throws and from Skill Focus effects that he grants her.
Etheric Tether: There is an established limit to how far away from Ella Edmund can get...and how long. This is fortunate, for everyone, really.
Bonded Senses: As a standard action, Ella can share Edward's senses when he's manifested, seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling everything he does. She can do this a number of rounds equal to her spiritualist level (2) each day, but they need not be consecutive. There is no maximum range for this effect, but Edward and Ella must be on the same plane.
Usurp Manifestation (6 rds/day): Edmund can usurp his bond with Ella to grow in size and power, as though affected by an enlarge person spell and increasing his natural armor bonus by 2. He has to use this ability as an immediate action at the start of Ella's turn, and can only use it when fully manifested in ectoplasmic form. While he is doing so, Ella is nauseated. He can end the effect as a free action. If Ella prevents or mitigates the nauseated effect, he cannot usurp their bond.

Shared Soul: Eleanora and Edmund's souls are deeply, even dangerously, intertwined with each other's. While Edmund is in her consciousness, Ella gains a +2 bonus on saving throws against death effects, energy drain, and possession. In addition, once per day when she fails a saving throw against a death effect, a possession, or when she gains a negative level, she can shunt that effect into Edmund's section of her soul instead as an immediate action. When she does so, she is not affected by that effect, but she also doesn’t gain any of the normal benefits of her shared consciousness ability and can’t manifest Edmund in any way for the normal duration of the spell or effect shunted into the phantom’s consciousness. Edmund suffers the full effect she transferred, and as long as he continues to suffer from the effect, she cannot shunt a death or possession effect or negative level onto him.
Spiritualist's Call: Edmund revels in the freedom that Ella so rarely grants him. Whenever she summons him, he can gain a +2 enhancement bonus to his Strength, Dexterity, or Charisma. This bonus lasts for 10 minutes after the summoning ritual is complete.
Toughness: Adventuring has made Ella more hardy. She gains bonus hit points equal to her hit dice.

Knacks (Unlimited, DC 13): Telekinetic projectile, open/close, virtue, daze, detect magic, grave words, read magic
1-level (4/day, DC 14): Remove fear, burst of insight, sanctuary, chill touch

"Don't you ever worry about what I might be doing in there, sweet sister?"
"Never. I infinitely prefer you locked in there to being out here."

Eleanora grew up not far from Ardis, the only legitimate child of Andruss Olexina, the last of a decaying line of gentleman farmers. Although she had a happy childhood, it was slightly marred by the existence of her bastard half-brother, Edmund, Andruss's son from an affair he had in the last days of Eleanora's mother. That woman, who was accounted quite a beauty, died shortly after giving birth to Eleanora. Ella (as her father called her) had a solitary and quiet childhood, preferring to read, visit Ardis, or take quiet walks in the countryside near their estate rather than play with other children. Edmund was the only one she took with her on many of these journeys, partly out of a sense of duty. While at first Edmund was a perfectly agreeable playmate, as they grew older Eleanora started to detect strange looks and disturbing behavior from him. He seemed overly fond of causing pain to small and helpless things, and though he claimed repeatedly that he would never really hurt anyone--at least not anyone he cared about--his presence sometimes made her skin crawl. As they reached their teenage years, she spent less and less time with him, until eventually he was nearly a stranger to her--albeit one that kept trying to spend time with her, and one whom she heard disturbing rumors about when she visited town.
When she was 19, and Edmund 18, their father passed away from pneumonia. Upon his death, the children discovered that their father had been deeply in debt, and that the farm was due to be seized by his creditors in a matter of months. With winter coming on, Eleanora convinced her estranged brother to set aside their distance so they could try to find a solution. As the months passed, though, it proved impossible: Edmund cared nothing for his sister's financial woes, spending most of his time visiting brothels in Ardis and returning reeking of alcohol and cheap perfume, and bearing wholly unwanted "gifts" for his sister, to whom he professed an undying devotion. Eleanora grew more and more concerned for her safety, but their desperate financial straits prevented her from taking action.
Finally, the night before their home was to be foreclosed on, Edmund came home even more drunk than usual, and enraged by something that had happened in town. Though Ella tried to avoid and ignore his drunken stumbling, eventually he found her in the library, and he attacked her in a drunken rage, screaming that neither she nor their father had ever really seen him, seen his devotion to them or his talent. When she fought back, he got his hands around her neck and began to squeeze. Her vision began to fade. In an act of sheer desperation, she seized a letter opener that was lying on a nearby table and stabbed him…again and again and again.
The creditors, arriving the next day, found the house securely locked, with all the shutters pulled to. Since they saw no lights and heard nothing, they assumed that the owners had quit the place and left again, quite pleased with themselves. Inside, Ella lay, catatonic, feet away from her half-brother's body, watching his blood dry on the carpet. It wasn't until later that day that she moved, and another three days before she slept--and then only fitfully. She buried Edmund's body under a dying sycamore in their backyard during the darkest night she thought likely to come, and then she tried to go back to a life as normal as it could be while squatting in what was once her house.

Seven days after his death, she sat bolt upright in bed, sweating, as she heard her brother humming tunelessly to himself as he made his way to bed. Worse, just when she'd convinced herself that it was all a dream, she heard his voice whispering to her inside her own head. "Well now, sister. Rather a tight fit in here, no?"

Over the next few months, Ella slowly discovered that she was not mad--even more impressively, the Edmund that was in her head did not manage to drive her mad. She learned that she could control him, to some extent--even push him out of her head. When she did this, though, he took semi-solid form, and so it was something she avoided. No matter what, though, he never attacked her physically as a spirit: he might taunt, howl, and curse at her, but he never even tried to lay a hand on her.

It was Petros Lorrimor who finally helped her fully understand what had happened to her. Intrigued by the stories he'd heard of the "haunted house" in Ardeal, he showed up at the door one day and broke in…surprised, though not alarmed, to find a single young woman living there. Eventually he was able to hypothesize as to what had happened, and why Ella's repeated prayers to Pharasma had gone unanswered: in the moment of Edmund's death, when Ella's own spirit had been in the process of leaving her body, their ethereal souls had become entwined in what he dubbed an "ectopsychic entanglement." When she begged him to help her exorcise the ghost, he cautioned her: with their souls so heavily enmeshed, it was entirely possible that permanently exorcising Edmund's spirit would rip her own soul from her body. Instead, with the help of a local wise woman named Mama Graymews, Lorrimor was able to devise a "suppressant" necklace, which Ella always wears around her neck. The three of them tested it, and Ella was shocked: Edmund's voice receded from an overwhelming mental presence to simply an annoying chatter inside her mind. When Ella shame-facedly admitted to Mama Graymews that she had no money to pay for this treasure, the old crone surprised her by informing her that Petros had already paid for the thing in full. Ella feels desperately grateful to Petros, and has been living in a sort of paranoid dread ever since of what he might ask her to do in return.

The letter announcing that she was a beneficiary of Petros's will came, therefore, as a surprise that seemed to Ella to bode ill. What's more worrisome, however, is the fact that ever since Petros's death, Edmund's voice inside her head has been slowly growing louder…