Larina Nix was only six when she heard the call of the Goddess.
She heard Her voice as clear as she could hear her mother or father. Not understanding what she heard she told her mother. Her mother was a practitioner of what she called the “old ways” and she took little Larina to see Old Gezzie.
Up until this time Larina had not been afraid. The voice of the Goddess was sweet, calm and She told her wonderful things. Upon seeing Old Gezzie things became different. Larina knew Old Gezzie was a witch. Gezzie asked Larina’s mother to wait outside so she could talk to the young girl alone.
“Why do you cry so, little one?” she asked.
“Cause” Larina, said between sobs, “you are a witch!”
“Do you hear to voice of our Goddess?” she asked.
Larina nodded. “I too hear Her voice, and She tells me all about you
“Then you’re not a witch?” Larina said, while drying her tears
“Of course I am a witch dear child!” she said with a cackling laugh that sounded like old branches in a strong autumn wind.
“And so are you.”
“But I don’t want to be an old witch!” she began to cry again.
“Hush now, we will have no more crying, it is unbecoming of a witch! You have heard the Goddess’ call. You do not choose to be a witch, She chooses you! She chose your mother and her mother before her. And she chose me to teach you, as I taught your mother and grandmother.” Gezzie paused and focused more intently on Larina.
“Being a witch is more than potions and spells, any wizard can do that. Being a witch is more than serving a god or Goddess, we have priests aplenty for that too. Being a witch means being something special, something that others are not. Something, more. Witches come in all shapes, sizes, and ages.” With emphasis on the last word, Gezzie’s form shifted and melted only to reform to that of a beautiful young woman.
She spoke, but her voice was still hers, only fuller and younger sounding. “Witches can young and beautiful”; she changed again to a hag so old that it made her normal appearance seem as beautiful as the young woman she once was. “Or we can be old and horrible!” She shifted again to a handsome middle aged woman. “We can look like your mothers” she changed again, this time to little girl about Larina’s age. “Or we can look like you!” she said with a childish giggle. Then she switched back. “Witches are far more complex and far more wonderful than you have been told. But for this wonder we serve the Goddess.”
Larina stopped and thought for a bit. She had stopped crying and she believed it would be the last time she would ever cry in Gezzie’s presence. She looked up at the older witch and with a resolve that denied her young age she said, “I want to learn more.”
“There is much to learn little one.” Was Gezzie’s only response.
“I want to know everything, and I want you to teach me.”
Larina was steadfast.
Old Gezzie smiled at her, it wasn’t the smile of a fierce witch, but the one of a loving grandmother.
She nodded her head at her new charge and said, “Then we should begin.”
Hair: Auburn/Dark Red
Weight: 124 lbs
Arcane Familiar: Cotton (white cat)
Female Human Witch 1
LN Medium Humanoid (human)
Init +1; Senses Perception +3
AC 11, touch 11, flat-footed 10 (+1 Dex)
hp 7 (1d6+1)
Fort +1, Ref +1, Will +5
Speed 30 ft.
Melee Dagger +0 (1d4/19-20/x2) and
. . Quarterstaff +0 (1d6/x2)
Special Attacks hexes (slumber [dc 14])
Witch Spells Prepared (CL 1):
1 (2/day) Cure Light Wounds, Burning Hands (DC 15)
0 (at will) Daze (DC 14), Detect Magic, Read Magic
Str 9, Dex 12, Con 12, Int 18, Wis 16, Cha 15
Base Atk +0; CMB +0; CMD 11
Feats Arcane Strike, Skill Focus (Knowledge [arcana])
Skills Craft (alchemy) +8, Heal +7, Knowledge (arcana) +11, Knowledge (history) +8, Knowledge (nature) +8, Profession (herbalist) +7, Spellcraft +8, Use Magic Device +6
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven, Giant, Goblin
SQ +3 to stealth checks, empathic link with familiar, patron spells (agility), share spells with familiar
Other Gear Dagger, Quarterstaff, 323 GP
+3 to Stealth checks You gain the Alertness feat while your familiar is within arm's reach.
Arcane Strike As a swift action, add +1 damage, +1 per 5 caster levels and your weapons are treated as magic for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.
Empathic Link with Familiar (Su) You have an empathic link with your Arcane Familiar.
Share Spells with Familiar Can cast spells with a target of "You" on the familiar with a range of touch.
Slumber (1 rd) (DC 14) (Su) Foe in 30 ft falls asleep for duration, or until damaged or roused by ally (Will neg).