Lantern Bearer

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119 posts. Alias of Ouachitonian.

Full Name





Slayer (Covenbane/Witch Killer) 1












Common, Draconic, Elven, Sylvan

Strength 10
Dexterity 18
Constitution 12
Intelligence 16
Wisdom 10
Charisma 8

About Lysander the Swordsman


Lysander grew up in the shadow of his half-sister Shalelu Andosana. But as a half-elf, he grew up fast. All the moreso once their mother Seanthia died and his heartbroken father, the human mercenary Jakardos, left the Elven community of Crying Leaf. After that Shalelu, herself barely an adult by Elven standards, was left with the responsibility of raising her younger half-brother. A half-brother emotionally damaged by the death of his mother at the hands of a dragon and the sudden disappearance of his father. The vengeful young half-elf threw himself into training in ways to combat spellcasters, training for years with the Lantern Bearers. During this time he worshipped the Elven goddess Calistria. But over the years, he grew jaded with the Elven community and his treatment as a half elf. The fact that his sister had left to become a wandering ranger and bounty hunter didn't help things. After years of trying to fit in in his Elven home town and never feeling that he was completely accepted there, he finally decided to leave. Seeking out his father, he reconciled with him, and began to embrace his human side more fully. Traveling Varisia for several years as a mercenary, he forsook Calistrianism and took up worship of Milani, the haif-elven protector of humanity. Eventually he found his sister in Sandpoint, and settled down in the town, where he has lived for the last several years, working with his Shalelu keeping things safe, and doing other odd jobs here and there. He often guardis merchants traveling between Magnimar and Sandpoint, including one Sandru Vhiski.

Appearance & Personality:

Lysander is a slight half-elven man with black hair and pale skin. A first-generation half-elf, his elven heritage is still prominently displayed in his ears and eyes especially. He dresses primarily in dark colors, and carries an elven short sword, called a leafblade, on his hip.

Lysander has a somewhat brooding, dark personality, a legacy of the traumas he suffered early in his life and the long years of trying to fit in among elves that never really accepted him. While arcane spellcasting is common among elves, Lysander has long been wary around mages, a legacy of his mother's end and his years of training in anti-drow tactics with the Lantern Bearers.


Half-elf slayer (covenbane, witch killer) 1 (Pathfinder Player Companion: Blood of the Coven 26, Pathfinder RPG Advanced Class Guide 53, Pathfinder RPG Horror Adventures 67)
CN Medium humanoid (elf, human)
Init +4; Senses low-light vision; Perception +4
AC 18, touch 14, flat-footed 14 (+4 armor, +4 Dex)
hp 11 (1d10+1)
Fort +4, Ref +8, Will +1; +1 bonus vs. arcane spells/spell like abilities and hexes of studied target
Speed 30 ft.
Melee elven leafblade +5 (1d4/18-20)
Special Attacks studied target +1 (1st, move action)
Str 10, Dex 18, Con 12, Int 16, Wis 10, Cha 8
Base Atk +1; CMB +1; CMD 15
Feats Weapon Finesse
Traits dangerously curious, younger sibling
Skills Acrobatics +6, Disable Device +3, Intimidate +3, Knowledge (arcana) +7, Knowledge (local) +7, Knowledge (nobility) +4, Perception +4, Profession (soldier) +5, Sleight of Hand +3 (+5 to oppose the Perception check of someone observing or frisking you regarding items in the sheath, +5 to oppose the Perception check of someone observing or frisking you regarding items in the sheath), Stealth +6, Use Magic Device +4
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven, Skald, Sylvan
SQ elf blood, hag sense +1, moonkissed, studied witch
Other Gear chain shirt, elven leafblade, ioun torch ioun stone[APG], backpack, bandolier[UE], bedroll, belt pouch, flint and steel, manacles, mess kit[UE], pot, silk rope (50 ft.), soap, thieves' tools, trail rations (5), waterskin, wrist sheath[UE], wrist sheath[UE], 19 gp, 6 sp
Special Abilities
Elf Blood Half-elves count as both elves and humans for any effect related to race.
Hag Sense +1 (Su) +1 Percep, Sen Mot, and Survival to identify or track casters.
Low-Light Vision See twice as far as a human in dim light, distinguishing color and detail.
Moonkissed Gain a bonus on all saving throws.
Studied Target +1 (move action, 1 at a time) (Ex) Study foe as a Move action, gain +1 to att/dam & some skills vs. them.
Studied Witch Studied combat bonuses apply to spellcraft and saves vs. arcane magic and hexes.