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Race

| HP: 14/14 | AC: 17 (12 Tch, 15 Fl) | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +3, R: +4, W: +2; +1 vs. aberrations | Init: +6 | Perc: +5, SM: +1

Classes/Levels

| Speed 30ft | Rage: 5/5 | Extracts: 1st 2/2 | Active conditions: None.

Gender

Female human (Taldan) alchemist (vivisectionist)/barbarian (urban barbarian) 1

About Lucia Moreau

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Lucia Moreau
Female human (Taldan) alchemist (vivisectionist) 1/barbarian (urban barbarian) 1/gestalt 1 (Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player's Guide 26, Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Combat 31, Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Magic 20)
N Medium humanoid (human)
Init +6; Senses Perception +5
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Defense
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AC 17, touch 12, flat-footed 15 (+3 armor, +2 Dex, +2 shield)
hp 14 (1d12+2)
Fort +3, Ref +4, Will +2; +1 trait bonus vs. aberrations
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Offense
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Speed 30 ft.
Melee greatclub +4 (1d10+4) or
. . sword cane +4 (1d6+3)
Special Attacks rage (5 rounds/day), sneak attack +1d6
Alchemist (Vivisectionist) Extracts Prepared (CL 1st; concentration +3)
. . 1st—cure light wounds, long arm[ACG]
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Statistics
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Str 16, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 14, Wis 12, Cha 8
Base Atk +1; CMB +4; CMD 16
Feats Brew Potion, Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Throw Anything
Traits anatomist, foe of the strange, indomitable faith
Skills Acrobatics +3, Climb +4, Craft (alchemy) +6 (+7 to create alchemical items), Heal +5, Knowledge (arcana) +6, Knowledge (geography) +3, Knowledge (nature) +6, Knowledge (planes) +3, Perception +5
Languages Aklo, Common, Elven
SQ alchemy (alchemy crafting +1), controlled rage, crowd control, mutagen (+4/-2, +2 natural armor, 10 minutes)
Combat Gear mutagen[APG], potion of cure light wounds, potion of enlarge person; Other Gear studded leather, heavy wooden shield, greatclub, sword cane[APG], alchemy crafting kit[APG], backpack, belt pouch, earplugs[APG], flint and steel, formulae, ink, inkpen, iron vial (worth 0.1 gp, 1 lb) (2), soap, torch (2), trail rations (3), waterskin, 10 gp, 5 sp, 5 cp
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Special Abilities
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Alchemy +1 (Su) +1 to Craft (Alchemy) to create alchemical items, can Id potions by touch.
Controlled Rage (Ex) May gain lesser bonus split as desired, but without normal drawbacks.
Crowd Control (Ex) If 2+ foes adjacent, +1 to hit & AC. Unslowed by crowds & bonus to intimidate.
Mutagen (DC 12) (Su) Mutagen adds +4/-2 to physical/mental attributes, and +2 nat. armor for 10 minutes.
Power Attack -1/+2 You can subtract from your attack roll to add to your damage.
Rage (5 rounds/day) (Ex) +4 Str, +4 Con, +2 to Will saves, -2 to AC when enraged.
Sneak Attack +1d6 Attacks deal extra dam if flank foe or if foe is flat-footed.
Throw Anything Proficient with improvised ranged weapons. +1 to hit with thrown splash weapons.

background:

Lucia Moreau is a vivisectionist who manipulates flesh in order to strengthen herself and her subjects. She believes that humanity and beasthood are connected to flesh and thus grafts organs and tissues from beasts into sentient beings and vice-versa. She sees these grizzly experiments as a necessity in helping people to attain their full potential and complete freedom, as some of her successes have had positive effects (such as her own unexpected physical strength).

personality:

Lucia is perceived as cold and arrogant, as well as threatening, as if she were about to explode in a fit of rage. Though all these are at least partly true, she is also reliable and has learnt to be almost friendly to people who do not mind her macabre sense of humour and unorthodox morals. She knows how people react when they see her experiments and is deeply private about them, avoiding also to show any of the scars left by her flesh grafts and experiments.

appearance:

Lucia is a short (1.65m) and lean (55kg) woman of dark skin and hair. She dresses in fine men's suits, prefers neutral colours and is careful to project a very controlled and neat appearance, even when in attack of cold fury.

20 questions:

What emotion best describes your character?
Self-control (not really an emotion, but whatever)

What emotion does your character evoke in others?
Cold-hearted, unsettling, disturbing for not immediately clear reasons

What does your character need most?
Sources for her research, both as in texts and specimens.

What is your character’s goal in life?
Promote freedom to all beings, something which Lucia believes can only happen when the bestial meets the human halfway.

How does your character believe this goal can be accomplished?
Lucia believes that the opposition between beasthood and humanity is an illusion: these aspects should complement each other, not compete. If one being lacks humanity, they are easy to manipulate; if another lacks beasthood, they are weak and easily coerced. Through her experiments on others and herself, she has discovered ways of enhancing both aspects by fusing beastly flesh with human flesh.

Where did your character come from?
Lucia is a taldan of noble blood. Her parents died shortly after her birth and her assigned legal guardian left her at the family's country house with a few servants, tutors and many animals for most of her early life.

When did you grow up?
Even though the servants took care of the estate, few paid much attention to Lucia and most avoided her altogether. She was often severely punished for her extreme bouts of fury and cruel and spiteful behaviour. As she grew older, and through intense efforts from her tutors, she learnt how to control herself and became fascinated with the concepts of beasthood, humanity and their relationship with freedom.

What values does your character hold? Name three things your character considers sacred, and three things he or she is idealogically opposed to.
likes: freedom, humanity, beasthood
dislikes: slavery, cowardice, weakness

How does your character dress?
Lucia dresses in men's suits, eschewing any colours and always choosing grey, white or black clothes (a bit like guy in the centre here: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp7465xWdV1qd86vso1_1280.jpg).

What are your character’s means?
Lucia might be a noble, but has no talent nor desire to manage her status and money. The house where she grew up is her last remaining estate and has fallen in disrepair as most servants either disappeared or have left as Lucia's experiments grew bolder.

What are your character’s personal tastes?
likes: grey, silence, wine, raw meat
dislikes: impoliteness, noise, squeamishness, leafy vegetables, sweets

What are your character’s opinions?
1. Humans and beasts are equally worthy and weak.
2. Freedom is a person's most important asset, but it can be forfeited for the greater good.
3. The mere existence of gods is unethical and corruted as their power is a threat to freedom of lesser beings.

What is your character’s comfort zone?
A laboratory with many healthy and willing specimens who are strong and resistant to pain

Who has had the biggest impact on your character’s life?
Her natural philosophy mentor, though weak-willed and not strong enough to go against societal norms, was an impressive physician and anatomist. Her moral philosophy mentor was of much more durable fibre instead and molded Lucia's outlook and ethics.

What are some of your character’s unexpected quirks?
* Lucia has no patience regarding expectations on young women, as well as things done simply for pleasure: dancing, drawing, socialising.
* Her interest in romantic relations is non-existent, though she does engage in purely carnal relations in order to better understand the beast within men and the mechanics of sexual organs.
* She likes to associate character flaws with someone's diet.

What kind of story does your character belong in?
I think the two main aspects of Lucia are:
1. her ideas between civilisation/humanity, beasthood and freedom;
2. the fact that these ideas have taken her to do pretty disgusting things. She does not believe she is evil and dislikes the fact her acts may cause suffering; at the same time, she knows she does horrible experiments on living subjects. She will never admit it to anyone, but she wonders about what her actions say about herself.

What role does your character fill? Roleplaying is all about the ensemble cast.
Lucia is supposed to be a melee fighter who can provide some help in buffing herself and the rest of the group (once she gets infusion). Being a vivisectionist means she will often depend on others for flanking, which can lead her to become closer to other melee characters. Being an urban barbarian, she will often go into a controlled rage whilst taking the mutagen. Once available, will take feral mutagens and make heavy use of poisons on her claws and sword cane (and possibly her companion's weapons).

Outside of combat, she will contribute with knowledge skills and minor healing.

As far as interpersonal relations go, I imagine it will often be unclear how much she is different from the Bad Guys™. She will have a difficult time convincing suspicious members of the group that she has no intentions of succumbing to promises of power from the elder gods, especially if her past is eventually revealed.

What should the other players know about your character?
She will butt heads with any good characters who might dwell too much on her bloody and merciless acts. She can definitely up for saving people in need (to preserve the greatest good, aka, human freedom), but she might do it in such a way that not everyone will approve. She will also be derisive of clerics and religious people in general, pointing out any possible parallels between elder god cultists and regular religions.

What is your play style?
Definitely more in the immersion bits and not that good with the mechanics of the game. As will probably be clear from the crunch.

How do you want your character to die?
I actually imagine Lucia dying in a rather heroic manner, against even my own expectations. Dying for freedom or something like that. Of course, she might just as well do one experiment too many on her body and succumb to a self-inflicted torture.