About Elisen Renard
Female Human (Foresight Divination School Specialist) Arcanist 5
Ranged: Spell +4 (+2 BAB, +2 Dex)
BAB: +2; CMB +3; CMD 15
0-All, except Illusion and Necromancy.
1. Spell Focus (Enchantment)
H. Improved Initiative.
3. Greater Spell Focus (Enhantment)
5. Spell Penetration
Arcane Reservoir : 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.
*Desperate Focus--+2 to Concentration Checks
*Reactionary--+2 to Initiative
*Artifact Hunter: +1 trait bonus on Spellcraft to identify properties of magic items. +1 trait bonus to UMD and UMD is a class skill. When first encountering an artifact, you have a 50% +1% per level of recognizing it and some of its abilities, powers, etc.
35 ranks (2 per level +4 per level for Intelligence + 1 Human)
Appraise +10 (2 ranks + 5 Int + 3 Class)
718 gold, 3 silver 7 copper
Light crossbow with 10 bolts
Wand of Mage Armor (8 charges)
Vial of Antitoxin
Elisen is average height and weight for a human Varisian female. She has long dark hair, pulled back into place with a headband. She is stronger than most adventurers who traipse around without the benefit of armor. Elisen's most precious possession is the spellbook she keeps securely tied down with her pack. She carries a Quarterstaff made of some strange ebony tree.
Elisen hails from Korvosa originally. She found her talents were not basic, like her parents, and she knew she would never be happy simply continuing the family business of barrel making. She eventually was apprenticed to a Mage in the area, and built up enough gold, and a sufficiently thick spellbook to try her luck on her own.
She reviewed enough tomes in the mage's library to hear all about amazing famous artifacts rumored to be fairly close by to her home. She has been careful in her travels but there was no doubt that she had to go press her luck. She has wandered upon the village of Truneau, which seems like a decent enough place to use as a home base for her explorations. She's not found any real rumors to follow up on in the last few weeks of her stay. She's a bit at a loss how to proceed currently. She is also scared to go off on her own outside of town, due to the constant threat of the millions of orcs that rule the area.
Her best friend in town is the inn's proprietor, Cham Larringfass, the retired halfling adventurer. After a failed attempt by Cham to introduce Elisen to a nice young lad, they have hit off a friendship. Cham has told her quite a few stories, but none that Elisen thinks would lead to one of those famous artifacts.