About Letitia Frost
Fort +2 (1 base,1 Con)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft
arcane mark, detect magic, ray of frost, read magic, inflict light wounds, cure light wounds,
Base Atk +2
Skill Points -- 2 + 4(Int) + 1(human) = 21
Cantrips: A winter witch adds ray of frost to her spell list, but does not automatically learn this cantrip.
Ice Magic: When a winter witch casts a spell with the cold descriptor, the save DC of the spell increases by 1. A winter witch cannot learn or cast spells with the fire descriptor at all.
Evil Eye (Su): The witch can cause doubt to creep into the mind of a foe within 30 feet that she can see. The target takes a –2 penalty on one of the following (witch's choice): AC, ability checks, attack rolls, saving throws, or skill checks. This hex lasts for a number of rounds equal to 3 + the witch's Intelligence modifier. A Will save reduces this to just 1 round. This is a mind-affecting effect. At 8th level the penalty increases to –4.
Cauldron (Ex): The witch receives Brew Potion as a bonus feat and a +4 insight bonus on Craft (alchemy) skill checks.
Slumber (Su): A witch can cause a creature within 30 feet to fall into a deep, magical sleep, as per the spell sleep. The creature receives a Will save to negate the effect. If the save fails, the creature falls asleep for a number of rounds equal to the witch's level. This hex can affect a creature of any HD. The creature will not wake due to noise or light, but others can rouse it with a standard action. This hex ends immediately if the creature takes damage. Whether or not the save is successful, a creature cannot be the target of this hex again for 1 day.
Misfortune (Su): The witch can cause a creature within 30 feet to suffer grave misfortune for 1 round. Anytime the creature makes an ability check, attack roll, saving throw, or skill check, it must roll twice and take the worse result. A Will save negates this hex. At 8th level and 16th level, the duration of this hex is extended by 1 round. This hex affects all rolls the target must make while it lasts. Whether or not the save is successful, a creature cannot be the target of this hex again for 1 day.
Lazlo, snowy owl familiar:
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +13
AC 18, touch 15, flat-footed 15 (+3 Dex, +2 size +3 nat.)
Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +6
Speed 10 ft., fly 60 ft. (average)
Melee 2 talons +7 (1d4–2)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Str 6, Dex 17, Con 11, Int 7, Wis 15, Cha 6
Base Atk +2; CMB +2; CMD 13
Skills Fly +7, Perception +13, Stealth +15; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Stealth (in snowy conditions)
Alertness, share spells, empathic link, deliver touch spells
1st-Level — charm person, chill touch, comprehend languages, cure light wounds, darkness, hex ward, ice knife, inflict light wounds, mage armor, ray of enfeeblement, sleep
2nd-Level — blindness/deafness, cure moderate wounds, darkvision, glitterdust, hold person, lipstitch, resist energy
3rd-Level — bestow curse, lightning bolt, summon monster 3
Potions: cure light wounds
Alchemy: alchemist's fire (2)
Scrolls: comprehend languages, cure moderate wounds, delay poison, dispel magic, Irriseni mirror sight, remove sickness, remove disease, threefold aspect, youthful appearance, animate object, lesser animate dead (2), animate dead (10 HD).
Witch's Kit, Weight 17 lbs.
cloak of the yeti (+1 nat. armor, +2 Intimidate); icicle wand (39 chg).
Casting time: 1 standard action
Components V,S, M (a small stalagmite-shaped crystal)
Range close (25ft + 5ft/2 lvls)
Effect 1 ice spear/4 levels
Saving Throw Reflex half; SR no
One or more giant spears of ice lance up out of the ground. Each icicle affects a 5-ft space and reaches 10 feet high. Creature in the space takes 2d6 piercing and 2d6 cold per square. They also attempt a combat maneuver check to trip any targets that take damage: bonus CL+Int, Wis, Ch modifier. Each additional spear grants a +10 to the check. A successful Reflex save halves the damage and prevents the trip attempt.
In areas covered with ice and snow, the saves against this effect are -2 and the effect gains a +4 bonus to trip.
These spears remain, and melt as normal. They can provide cover. An ice spear has hardness 5 and 30 hp.
Weight carried: 28 lbs total, 22 lbs in backpack.
Helka Elvanna, baroness of the town Ledenica within the province of Thronehold and niece of Queen Elvanna, was briefly the talk of the wintry nation when she gave birth to triplets in AR 4696 -- seventeen years before the expected end of the current queen's reign. She immediately set about training her daughters in the ways of witchcraft and preparing them to rule. She had lofty expectations of both herself and her daughter's when Baba Yaga returned to instate a new daughter on the throne.
Her three daughters, Letitia, Lobelia, and Lucretia, all showed excellent promise. They were beautiful, white-haired and blue-eyed darlings and everything that their mother could have hoped for. They were given the finest tutoring as they grew up in the town on the Marbleflow River. Strangely enough, despite the lessons in the ruthlessness of Irriseni politics, the three girls were incredibly close and looked after each other. Whenever one faltered, the other two would be there to help her up.
Their lives in Ledenica was idyllic for the daughters of a winter witch. Their favorite Uncle Lazlo would take them to see the Marbleflow River and sometimes they would watch the hired adventurers that were sent to deal with the threats that would shamble out of the Frozen Fog.
On their fifteenth birthday, they were sent into the frozen wilds near their home to find their familiars. Lobelia found an arctic fox, while Lucretia made a connection with a white snow cat. Letitia, however, didn't find an animal to bond with.
The girls explored for several days, fighting the elements as Letitia tried everything to find a familiar. Frustration mounted, as did desperation. Finally, Lobelia suggested she charm an animal and pass it off as Letitia's familiar. Finding an arctic hare, they managed to capture it and return to their mother with their shared triumph.
Helka didn't notice the ruse, more concerned with the completion of their trials in the eyes of society than their actual success. Letitia kept the rabbit with her and relied upon her sisters' magic to fool their mother and instructors. They managed to keep up the ruse for four months until they were visited by Queen Elvanna herself.
The queen met at length with Helka while the triplets fretted over the queen's reasons for visiting. What sorts of business were conducted and what matters of state were discussed, the girls could only guess. But ultimately, when the two witches exited their chambers, something had been decided, and at least a portion of it involved Helka's girls.
The triplets were told to present themselves before their queen. Queen Elvanna smiled without warmth as she explained the trio were to go with her to Whitethrone to undertake study and tutelage within her own household. The honor of such a request turned to horror when Lobelia's charm on Letitia's hare wore off and the animal began fussing in the middle of the meeting.
The girls' ruse was discovered, and Letitia's shame in not having even begun the steps of becoming a winter witch was laid bare. Elvanna ordered Letitia to strangle the hare with her own hands. Then she took Lobelia and Lucretia with her to Whitethrone, and left Baroness Helka with instructions to do the same to her daughter that Letitia did to the rabbit.
Helka delayed, however. She locked Letitia up in her room so she could muster the will to do as her queen had bade. However, Letitia's uncle stole her out of her confinement and brought her to the docks. Lazlo knew the guard captain Vlad Omelinsky, who was responsible for the hiring of the mercenaries and adventurers, had been misreporting the payments and amassing a side fortune for himself. Blackmailing the guard captain, he had Letitia smuggled out of the city and the entire country with one of the adventuring parties that had finished their work.
Letitia dyed her hair and had to ride unceremoniously in a sack in the back of a wagon for most of the journey out of Irrisen. Once past the country's borders, Letitia followed the adventurers south. She didn't exactly know when to stop running, so she kept on traveling until she reached the nation of Taldor. It was there, in a small village called Heldren, that the adventurers finally dumped her.
Letitia decided she couldn't continue calling herself Letitia Elvanna, so she changed her surname to Frost. With some skill at alchemy, she found work at Willowbark Apothecary when she went in to buy some more hair dye with her last bit of coin. After several months enduring a blisteringly hot (though it was mild, the locals said) summer, Letitia began to come to the realization that she was fated to be an ordinary peasant in a foreign town. For a time, she was near inconsolable.
When winter finally arrived that year, she felt immeasurably better. She would wander in the woods in the blissful cold and feel somewhat normal. And then a snowy owl descended from the frost-covered branches and connected with her. It finally happened: she connected with a familiar!
The rest of the winter passed in a blur. Her work in the apothecary improved immensely, and her arcane abilities flourished with the guidance of her familiar, who she named Lazlo after her favorite uncle.
Unfortunately, winter ended, and spring and summer began once more. But she was a witch, and would carry winter in her heart no matter where she went.
Letitia has adjusted to being an ordinary peasant, though she takes no pleasure in it. She has a long life ahead of her, and she knows that at some point she will leave Heldren to make something out of her life. She just has to figure out what it will be. Maybe something will come up next winter.