About Jordy Vashnarstill
M LN Undine Bard (Archaeologist), Level 4, Init +3, HP 33/33, Speed 30/Swim 30, AC 16, Touch 12, Flat-footed 14, CMD 16, Fort 2, Ref 6, Will 7, CMB +4, Base Attack Bonus +3
In progress- House Vashnarstill traces its lineage back to the beginnings of Cheliax, claiming their founding member was a ship captain under General Coren in the Taldan Third Army of Exploration that landed at Corentyn over 3000 years ago. They claim their magic-infused blood comes from an ancient pact their ancestor made with genies that blessed his line with an affinity for the sea. House historians claim their ancestry goes back even further than the founding of Cheliax, to Azlant itself, safe in the fact that the truth is unprovable either way.
The Vashnarstills were a major noble family in Corentyn with vast mercantile and shipping interests until they backed House Davian against Thrune during the Chelish Civil War. When their forces were decimated at the Battle of a Hundred Kings they quickly bent knee to House Thrune and were rewarded with exile to Kintargo rather than destruction and being wiped from the history books. In the hundred plus years of their exile the House has regained much of its influence and wealth.
Giordano- Jordy, to his friends- is the fifth child and third son of the first son and heir apparent to the head of House Vashnarstill. Given the long lives of members of the House- a Vashnarstill can expect to live as long as a dwarf, if not longer- and his low rank among his father's children, Jordy knew from a young age that he was never going to inherit. He loved being out on the ocean, even the cold seas off the coast of Kintargo, and loved almost as much the stories of ancient kingdoms and faraway lands.
Drawn to study and read and travel, Jordy used his family's connections to gain sponsorship into the Pathfinder Society. When he heard about the Andoran expeditions the Azlanti isles he just had to go. Too late for the first wave, he applied and was accepted into the second wave, where he befriended the like-minded historians Carver Hastings and Perrell Beys.
An explorer at heart, Jordy is always looking for the hidden secret or the unspotted treasure. While he grew up on his family's commercial vessels and loves the sea, his one true passion is descending into ancient ruins forgotten by man and finding lost relics and tomes. In spite of his love for forgotten lore he has a very loose interpretation of ownership when it comes to items found in lost temples and ancient crypts. He has to make a living somehow.
Average height for a human male, with a slim, athletic build. Attractive, but not so good looking that it's particularly noteworthy. Typical Chelaxian features with dark hair and pale skin, but in the right light his hair is blue-black and his skin has a bluish undertone. While easy to miss, a keen observer might notice that his fingers are webbed and he has a nicitating membrane in his eyes.
SKILLS 6+1/lvl +2 background/lvl
CLASS AND RACIAL ABILITIES:
All simple weapons, plus longsword, rapier, sap, shortsword, shortbow, and whip
Light armor and shields (except tower shields)
Trap Sense +1 to Ref saves and AC against traps
Outsider (Aquatic subtype, Amphibious SQ)
Can breathe water
Swim is a class skill
Cold Resistance 5
Languages: Common, Ancient Azlanti, Aquan
TRAITS AND FEATS:
Trait: Trap Finder
Trait: Fate's Favored
Trait: Prehensile Whip
Trait: Pathfinder Recruit
1: Additional Traits
3: Lingering Performance
4: Weapon Focus Longsword (Rogue Talent/Combat Trick)
5: Arcane Strike
7: Power Attack
8 (Rogue Talent)
11: Quicken Spell To use with Allegro.
12 (Rogue Talent)
16 (Rogue Talent)
Azlanti Longsword +1 Has a grip wrapped in green leather and gold wire, glowing with a pale green emerald light. The sword emits light as per the spell Light. The workmanship and engravings on the blade and hilt are Azlanti in origin.
Longsword 1d8 dmg, 19-20/x2, 15 gp, 4 lbs
Whip 1d3 dmg, x2, 1 gp, nonlethal, reach, disarm, trip, 2 lbs
Crossbow, Light (Underwater) 1d8 dmg, 19-20/x2, 35 gp, 4 lbs
-ammunition (50 bolts) 5 gp, 5 lbs
(Kit, rogue's) 50 gp, 37 lbs
Total weight: 81 lbs
Light load 43 lbs