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91 posts. Alias of Thanos Maximo (RPG Superstar 2014 Top 32).


Full Name

Imperia Videlia Aspexia Winthrune

Race

Human (Chelish)

Classes/Levels

Conjurer (Teleportation Focused School) 2

Quick Stats:
Init +8 | AC 12, t 12, ff 10 (16/12/14 Mage Armor) | 14/14 hp | Fort +1, Ref +2, Will +2 | Perception +3

Gender

Female

Size

Medium (5'9")

Age

20

Alignment

LG

Deity

Abadar

Location

Korvosa

Languages

Common, Celestial, Draconic, Elven, Infernal, Varisian

Occupation

Former Acadamae Student

Strength 7
Dexterity 14
Constitution 12
Intelligence 20
Wisdom 8
Charisma 12

About Imperia Winthrune

Imperia
Female Human Specialist Wizard (Conjurer; Teleportation Focused School) 2
Opposition Schools Enchantment, Necromancy
LG Medium Humanoid (Chelish)
Init +8 (+2 Dex, +2 Trait, +4 Arcane Bond); Senses Perception +1 (+3 Familiar within arm's reach)
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Defense
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AC 12 (+2 Dex), touch 12, flat-footed 10
hp 14 (2d6+2, +2 Favored Class Bonus) / Current 14
Fort +1, Ref +2, Will +2
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Offense
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Speed 30 ft.
Melee Dagger -1, 1d4-2, 19-20/x2 (P or S)
Ranged Light Crossbow +3, 1d8, 19-20/x2 (P), Range 80' (x20 ammunition)
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Statistics (20 pt buy)
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Str 7, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 20, Wis 8, Cha 12
CMB -1; CMD 11
Feats Acadamae Graduate, Scribe Scroll, Spell Focus (Conjuration), Alertness (Familiar)
Skills Diplomacy +6, Knowledge (arcana, local, nature, planes) +10, Knowledge (nobility) +9, Perception +1 (+3 with Familiar), Sense Motive +3 (+5 with Familiar), Spellcraft +10
Traits Missing Child (sibling) (Diplomacy and Sense Motive are always class skills), Reactionary (+2 Init)
Languages Common, Celestial, Draconic, Elven, Infernal, Varisian
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Special Abilities
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Arcane Bond (Male Greensting Scorpion Familiar named Rutilus)
8/day Shift (Su) / Current 8 (you can teleport to a nearby space as a swift action as if using dimension door. This movement does not provoke an attack of opportunity. You must be able to see the space that you are moving into. You cannot take other creatures with you when you use this ability (except for familiars). You can move 5 feet for every two wizard levels you possess (minimum 5 feet). You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Intelligence modifier.)
Summoner's Charm (su) (Whenever you cast a conjuration (summoning) spell, increase the duration by a number of rounds equal to 1/2 your wizard level (minimum 1). This increase is not doubled by Extend Spell. At 20th level, you can change the duration of all summon monster spells to permanent. You can have no more than one summon monster spell made permanent in this way at one time. If you designate another summon monster spell as permanent, the previous spell immediately ends.)
Spells (Concentration +7)
1st Level (2+2+1) (DC 16, 17 Conjuration) - Color Spray, Mage Armor, Summon Monster I (x3)
Cantrips (4) (DC 15, 16 Conjuration) - Detect Magic, Ghost Sound, Prestidigitation, Read Magic
Spellbook
1st Level - Ear-Piercing Scream, Summon Monster I, Grease, Mage Armor, Color Spray, Enlarge Person, Endure Elements, Silent Image, Mount, Protection from Evil
Cantrips - All except Enchantment and Necromancy spells

Familiar:
Rutilus
Male Greensting Scorpion (Bestiary 4)
N Tiny animal
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +9
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Defense
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AC 18, touch 15, flat-footed 15 (+3 Dex, +3 natural, +2 size)
hp 7 (2 HD) / Current 7
Fort +2, Ref +3, Will +3
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Offense
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Speed 30 ft.
Melee sting +6 (1d2–4 plus poison)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks poison
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Statistics
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Str 3, Dex 16, Con 10, Int 6, Wis 10, Cha 2
Base Atk +1; CMB +1; CMD 10
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Climb +7, Perception +9, Stealth +15; Racial Modifiers +4 Climb, +4 Perception, +4 Stealth
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Ecology
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Environment warm or temperate forests
Organization solitary, pair, or colony (3–6)
Treasure none
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Special Abilities
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Empathic Link (Ex)
Improved Evasion (Ex)
Poison (Ex) Sting—injury; save Fort DC 10; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect sickened for 1 round; cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Share Spells

Equipment:
23 lbs light load (26 lbs with masterwork backpack)

Initial Equipment - Masterwork Backpack (+1 Str carrying capacity only), Explorer's outfit, Dagger, Light Crossbow, 20 Crossbow Bolts, Waterskin, Trail Rations (3 days), Ink, Inkpen, Parchment, Flint&Steel, Chalk, Scroll Case, Spell Component Pouch, Spellbook.

Acquired Equipment - Wand of Acid Splash (?? remaining charges).

5gp. 23lbs total.

Background:
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Pharast 3rd, 4713

Dearest Mother,

I'm pleased to inform you the Graduation Ceremony occurred as scheduled without accidents or delays.
Professor Quinsworth himself handed over to me the Certificate of Graduation, and personally praised my abilities and talents in handling the final tests.
As of today, my term is officially over and I'm a recognized Wizard of the Acadamae for the Study and Application of Magical Arts of Korvosa.
As per your instructions, I've already arranged accommodations for sister's impending arrival, and procured a meeting with the Examination Committee for her Entrance Exam.
Please give my sincerest regards to Father, brother and sister. With affection,

Your daughter
Imperia Videlia Aspexia Winthrune

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Pharast 15th, 4713

Dearest Mother,

Since her carriage failed to show up at the Acadamae three days ago, I still haven't heard anything at all from sister.
If you have any news on her whereabouts, please inform me forthwith. Professor Quinsworth confirmed that the terms for the Entrance Exam are adamant and that sister dearest has only until the end of the week to take it, or she'll have to wait for the next session.
Please give my sincerest regards to Father and brother. With affection,

Your daughter
Imperia Videlia Aspexia Winthrune

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Pharast 28th, 4713

Dearest Mother,

I've spoken with the Steward once more, but his answers are always the same.
They have no lead, nor suspect. The carriage was undamaged, but of the guards or sister there was no trace whatsoever.
The Steward made it clear that if no new leads are found, they may have to close the investigation for good.
Even without those incompetent buffoons so-called help, rest assured I won't rest till sister dearest is found and brought home safely.
Please give my sincerest regards to Father and brother. With affection,

Your daughter
Imperia Videlia Aspexia Winthrune

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Gozran 2nd, 4713

Gracious Lady Winthrune,

I regret to inform you that the investigation concerning the disappearance of your sister Celia Winthrune is, as of today, officially closed.
My best wishes to You and your family.

Adron Thorquas
Steward of the Crown

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Payment Received. Suspicions confirmed. Gaedren Lamm. Very dangerous, proceed with extreme caution. All other information are in the envelope. Don't contact me again. Good Luck.

About Imperia:
Imperia is the oldest daughter of the Winthrune noble family, a minor off-shot of great house Thrune of Cheliax. Her family has lived in Westcrown for generations, but unfortunately over the years due to a series of bad decisions and faux pas, their political power has dwindled significantly, leaving the Winthrune almost as social outcasts.
Driven into a corner with virtually no options to regain their lost status, the noble family tried to strengthen its ties beyond the Cheliax border, and more specifically in Korvosa, where they still had a few connections with powerful public figures.

When Imperia showed great promise in learning the magical arts, her parents used their weight and still considerable fortune to ensure their daughter would be enrolled into the prestigious academy, knowing full well that having one of their number graduate from the famous Acadamae of Korvosa would be just what the family needs to get a foothold back into the political game.
Barely ten years old when she was sent away, and with absolutely no say whatsoever in the matter, Imperia has resented her family ever since.

Even so, she obeyed without question, and has maintained over the years a very civil and respectful relationship with her family, especially her mother and younger sister, who came to the Acadamae frequently to visit and make sure she was alright.
Life at the Acadamae was brutal. Harsh lessons, uncaring professors and every sort of danger plagued the place, and what few friends she made over the years, she lost almost to the last, one horrible way or the other. She had to learn to shield her kind nature with an impersonal, aloof demeanor and a layer of cynicism to survive.

Now finally graduated and free to return to her home country, Imperia decided instead to stay in Korvosa and prepare the way for her younger sister, on her way to enroll into the Acadamae herself. Her dear sister would NOT suffer what she suffered, for she'd have her older sister guidance, support and protection. Nobody would do her harm. That, Imperia swore on her very blood.

With her sister's arrival in Korvosa approaching, Imperia made sure all arrangements where made and everything was in place to give her sister a proper welcome. Everything was perfect.

Until the carriage in which her sister traveled failed to show up at the Acadamae gates...

Extra Scene:
The apartment was small and filthy, with no windows. The furniture was old and unassuming, severely lacking in taste and elegance, without even a spare chair for guests.
Normally, she wouldn't have wanted to be caught dead in such a place, but right now Imperia couldn't care in the least.
She paced up and down the tiny room, with long nervous steps.

He was late.

Her contact was late. She paid him well, with the last of her money, in one more desperate attempt. Everyone else had given up. The authorities, those useless idiots, Had been the first, then her friends, and in the end even her family.
But not her. Oh, no! She would get to the bottom of this. She would leave no trail unchecked, no stone unturned, and find her... Her little sister... Celia...

But she was losing hope. She had tried everything she could think of, and found nothing. Now, she had used the last of her money to pay just one more 'professional' to help her gather information.
And he was late. Maybe he didn't find anything? Or run off with the money? Why, he could even ha-

A knock on the door.

The signal! She run to the door, looked down, and there it was, a note, and an envelop, passed under the door.
With trembling hands she took the note, almost afraid to read through. Her eyes scanned it, looking for one thing, and one thing only... A name, the name of the degenerate who kidnapped her sister. The name of a man that was already dead, if she had anything to say about it.
And there was indeed a name on the note. Imperia read it slowly, almost spitting out every letter.

"Gaedren Lamm."

Imperia smiled. Now that she had a name, she knew exactly what to do.

General Appearance:
Tall and elegant, charming and pleasant, Imperia is the epitome of the proper high class lady.
She sports long dark crimson hair, of which she is very proud, and loves to style in complicated but eye-catching styles.
Her features are sharp but very attractive, with thin arched eyebrows, long eyelashes, soft cheeks and full lips. Her most stunning aspect surely remains her eyes, large pools of a vibrant amethyst color that seem to sparkle under the right light.

Living Arrangements - Home:
After her graduation from the Acadamae, Imperia expressed to her family her wish to stay in Korvosa to help and take care of her younger sister Celia, on her way to be enrolled in the Acadamae herself.
Her parents agreed, and secured for her a place to live suitable for a lady of her station.

They rented a small but elegant apartment, in a well-maintained complex in the north-western side of the University Ward, one of the three wards part of The Heights District, the wealthy side of the city.
The one-bedroom apartment isn't large, but it's tastefully furnished and decorated, and doesn't lack anything Imperia would need to live comfortably. Even more importantly, at least in her parents' eyes, it's located in the safest part of town, and it's very close to the Acadamae itself.

Dwelling: The Heights - University Ward; Apartment Suite (University) 25–60 gp rent per month (Guide to Korvosa)

Notable NPCs:
Celia Onoria Ascadia Winthrune, NG Female Human (Chelish)

Celia is Imperia's 10-year-old little sister. While studying at the Acadamae, her mother would frequently and regularly come to visit, often bringing little Celia with her.
Even with such a sporadic relationship, Imperia and Celia have grown to be very close. Celia idolizes her older sister, and wishes nothing more than follow in her footsteps and become a beautiful, refined young lady and a powerful, respected mage at the same time, just like she feels her sister has become.
For her part, Imperia sees in wide-eyed, vibrant Celia almost a young version of herself, before the hardships and loneliness of the time spent at the Acadamae poisoned her spirit.
With her family decision that Celia would enroll in the Acadamae as well, Imperia has sworn to herself her dear sister will NOT suffer what she did, because her older sister would be there for her, to help and protect her every step of the way.

Physically, Celia bears an uncanny resemblance to her sister Imperia, when she was herself a little girl. From her dark crimson hair and pale complexion, down to her extremely peculiar violet eyes, she's almost a perfect match to her older sister.
Still young and impressionable, Celia is exuberant, kind-hearted and a bit naive. Given time and a proper education, there is no doubt she'll grow into a proper, refined lady able to act even in the most insidious social context with elegance and grace.

Professor Ronilov Quinsworth, LN Venerable Human (Chelish)

Teacher of Calling Methodologies and Summoning Techniques at the Acadamae of Korvosa, old professor Quinsworth has been teaching students for as long as anyone can remember.
Usually grouchy and dismissive, the professor has taken an unusual liking to Imperia, and during her years at the Acadamae he took her under his wing, convinced the brilliant young girl was eventually destined to do great things.
Very grateful for his constant help and encouragement, Imperia considers the old professor one of her very few friends.