About Larissa Galanodel
[dice=Longblade]1d20+5[/dice], [dice=Slashing Damage]1d8+5[/dice]
Features and Abilities
Skill and Tool Proficiencies
Spellcasting (DC 13)
Spells Prepared (4)
Guards arrived, and Larissa soon learned that the common thug was in fact a local noble who had merely been "disciplining" his servants. Thus, Larissa was taken into custody for murder, and the survivors from among the fatherless family were taken into custody for "causing a ruckus". After two days in prison, she fully expected the lot of them to be headed for the gallows, but what happened next surprised her.
Instead of being hanged, she was released. The officer who returned her effects to her mentioned something about how she should have mentioned her knighthood sooner. Among the belongings that were returned to her were a signet ring she'd never seen and a scroll of pedigree with her name on it. Though confused, Larissa thought quickly and asked that the servants be handed over to her as "compensation", and to her surprise, her request was granted.
Larissa then experienced a change in lifestyle. She gained something of a reputation, and townsfolk who wouldn't have given her the time of day before would now offer polite nods when passing her in the street. The academy she had hoped to have enough money to get a few lessons from instead took her on for free because of her rank and reputation. In the meantime, the human family she had rescued (a woman in her late thirties named Bella, her teenage son Tord, and ten-year-old daughter Lia) came to live with her as her "retainers", thus shielding them from further persecution from their former employer's family.
Larissa never found out where her newfound nobility had come from, though she thought she saw someone wink at her when she left the guardhouse on the day of her release; unfortunately, the person was across the street in a crowd and she didn't get a good look at them. Larissa fears that one day she will be found out, risking not only her own life but also those of Bella, Tord, and Lia. As a result, when monk and scholar Leosin Erlanthar invited her to the smaller town of Greenest, she jumped at the excuse to get out of town and try to get back to the lifestyle she knew. She brings her "retainers" with her, hoping to earn enough cash to support them for a while and hopefully set them up for a new life, out of the shadow of their old masters.