"Languages are so fascinating. We have so many ways of saying the same thing!"
Male Human Wizard (Abjurer) 1
NG Small Humanoid (Human)
Deity: Irori Homeland: Oppara, Taldor
Init +3; Senses Perception +0
AC 12 Touch 12 Flat-footed 10
Fort +2 Ref +2 Will +2
Favored Class Wizard (+1 HP)
Defensive Abilities Acid Resistance 5
Speed 30 ft.
Melee Battleaxe +3 (1d8+2/x3)
Special Protective Ward 6/day, +1 Deflection, 3 rounds
Spells Concentration +5
0th - Light, Detect Magic, Prestidigitation
1st - Mage Armor, Protection from Evil, Color Spray
Str 14, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 16, Wis 10, Cha 10
Base Atk +0; CMB +2; CMD 14
Feats Martial Weapon Proficiency (Battleaxe), Toughness, Scribe Scroll
Traits Prince (Diplomacy), Arcane Temper
(1) Diplomacy +5
(1) Kn. Arcana +7
(1) Kn. Local +7
(1) Kn. Religion +7
(1) Linguistics +7
(1) Spellcraft +7
Languages Common, Elven, Dwarven, Undercommon, Draconic
Combat Gear MWK Battleaxe
SQ Arcane Bond (Battleaxe), Arcane School (Abjuration), Opposition Schools (Enchantment, Necromancy)
Kane is the son of one of the many Taldan nobles that clog the upper echelons on of Taldor's aristocracy. However, Kane has always had more of an interest in academic pursuits than any political scheming that his parents have tried to toss him into. In particular, Kane was first intrigued by a passing Tien magician who used pieces of paper with strange writing on them, which the mage called "ofuda", which he used to cast powerful spells. His interest piqued, Kane began collecting as much information on the subject as he could, theorizing that these must be related to the runes used by ancient Thassilon to cast their own magic. And in doing so, unlocked a realm of study that would become his obsession.
Kane's wealthy upbringing allowed him access to a variety of opportunities, and one of them was travel. He ventured to schools and academies across Avistan in search of his growing need to understand languages and how they related to magic. From the runes of Thassilon's ancient society to the scrolls created by the scholars of the Arcanarium in Absalom. He studied the etchings of runes not only in dwarven culture, but in Ulfen cultures far to the north! And of course, he managed to collect tomes on the subject of ofuda from the far reaches of the Tian Xia empires. With all his knowledge collected, Kane has come to a theory that he has dedicated his life to understanding better: that the mere act of writing is somehow inherently magical, and that this is magic in its purest form. Something about the use of words when written out grants those with the capacity to use them power. Why? How? Where did it start? The answers to these questions drives Kane forward.
Kane is returning from a recent trip to the northern regions of Brevoy, having acquired his latest piece of his personal puzzle: a rune-carved battleaxe used by Ulfen warriors to ward off dangerous witch magic. Kane is eager to return home and begin extensive study of his new acquisition, but, in his journey home, has opted to stop in the small town of Belheim to rest and refresh himself. It seems small and peaceful... and truth be told, he LOVE to get a closer look at his latest prize!
Kane may come across as a foppish noble interested only in his academics, but the truth is, his years of travel to far off places have instilled a sense of wonder and adventure in him that few can match. Every new locale is a potential treasure trove of new information, which he values almost as much as gold itself, and he is never one to turn down a chance to explore new secrets. Although he has little interest in political pursuits, his youth spent learning the ins and outs of the courts his parents frequented has taught him a decent bit of social mannerisms, and he knows how to cool things that get heated before they become an all out confrontation. His cheerful demeanor and positive outlook help add to his general charm.
Kane is intensely focused on his life's greatest work: the origins of magical writing, and while his knowledge is nothing to sneeze at, his fascination with learning can sometimes get in the way of greater priorities. He can also be a tad more concerned with the planning phase of things over actually taking action, so he might need a little push in the right direction at times. Kane believes that knowledge and magic are ways to self improvement. While Nethys would seem like a natural deity for Kane to venerate, he actually looks to Irori for guidance, believing that knowledge for its own sake is a waste. One should use it to better himself and those around him than hide it away from others.