About Nearly Nameless
Male Human Paladin
LG Medium Humanoid (Human)
Init +1; Senses Perception +1
AC 20, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (+4 armor, +2 dex, +4 shield)
Fort +4, Ref +2, Will +2
Speed 30 ft.
Melee Shortspear +3 (1d6+2)
Ranged Light Crossbow +3 (1d8)
Hard to Kill When you are attempting a Constitution check to stabilize when dying, the penalty on the check is only half your negative hit point total instead of your full negative hit point total.
Aura of Good The power of a paladin's aura of good (see the detect good spell) is equal to her paladin level.
Detect Evil At will, a paladin can use detect evil, as the spell. A paladin can, as a move action, concentrate on a single item or individual within 60 feet and determine if it is evil, learning the strength of its aura as if having studied it for 3 rounds. While focusing on one individual or object, the paladin does not detect evil in any other object or individual within range.
Smite Evil Once per day, a paladin can call out to the powers of good to aid her in her struggle against evil. As a swift action, the paladin chooses one target within sight to smite. If this target is evil, the paladin adds her Cha bonus (if any) to her attack rolls and adds her paladin level to all damage rolls made against the target of her smite. If the target of smite evil is an outsider with the evil subtype, an evil-aligned dragon, or an undead creature, the bonus to damage on the first successful attack increases to 2 points of damage per level the paladin possesses. Regardless of the target, smite evil attacks automatically bypass any DR the creature might possess. In addition, while smite evil is in effect, the paladin gains a deflection bonus equal to her Charisma modifier (if any) to her AC against attacks made by the target of the smite. If the paladin targets a creature that is not evil, the smite is wasted with no effect. The smite evil effect remains until the target of the smite is dead or the next time the paladin rests and regains her uses of this ability. At 7th level, and at every six levels thereafter, the paladin may smite evil one additional time per day.
Light 0-58 lb. Medium 59-116 lb. Heavy 117-175 lb.
Current Load Carried Medium
Money 0 GP 0 SP 0 CP
Viktor was born in Heldren as the second child of three. His parents are Niko and Helena. His younger sister is a beauty called Nina and his older brother a fierce fighter by the name of Isaac.
The beginning of their life was quiet, the family living in peace. Niko worked the fields and was joined by both his sons when they grew of age, while Helena cooked for an inn, the Silver Stout. Isaac was never content with the quiet life though, and spent more time learning how to fight from traveling sellswords than helping on the farm. Niko tried to beat the rage out of the boy but only fanned the flames and made him more secretive. Viktor ended up on the bad end of more than one beating from his older brother.
One day a traveler came by the Silver Stout asking about Niko. He was a northerner with furs on his pack and didn't seem to deal well with the heat. He found his way after a few questions but when Viktor pointed the stranger out Niko told the children to stay inside with their mother. He took the stranger some ways into the field and had a conversation with him well out of earshot. The children and Helena pressed themselves against the windows, and eventually Niko came back while the stranger waited outside. He had a very serious look on his face and began packing his things. Tears sprung to Helena's eyes and she asked him where he was going. He didn't meet her eyes, and just said "Away." When she asked him why he didn't even answer. She grabbed onto him and begged him to stay, but he grabbed the rest of his things and pushed his way out the door. He paused, then turned and said "I have debts to pay, and I am going to pay them at the Worldwound." Then he closed the door.
Times became harder on the family, partially because of income bust mostly because of the empty hole Niko had left. Helena took to drinking and there was nobody to temper Isaac's rage. When Isaac came of age he approached the family with a pack on his back and a twisted face of rage. "I'm going to track down that bastard and learn why he left us. Don't try to stop me." And so another of their family walked out of their life. It wasn't long until Viktor felt the call in his bones as well, the call of the north and the call of the mystery of his father. He approached Helena and Nina with a pack on as well, but his face was stalwart where his brother's was angry and his father's was blank. "I wish things could be different, but they are not. I cannot live not knowing what kind of man my father was, and I need to look after Isaac. He always gets himself into trouble with how headstrong he is. I'll bring them back if I can." And he followed his blood north.
The road to Mendev was not easy, but his father had taught him how to survive and the skill served him well. There were various times he was nearly killed by bandits or he ate the wrong kind of berry, but finally he found himself strong and healthy in the frosty north. The Worldwound was his only clue so he enlisted himself to help battle the rift. It was there he learned to fight while he searched high and low for Isaac and Niko. While he did not find his blood fighting the rift, he did find out more about himself. He was a stalwart fighter and an honorable man and was accepted into the ranks of the paladins there. He graciously accepted while humbly keeping to his own god, Erastil, instead of the normal deity in Mendev, Iomedae.
It was nearly a year of fighting and fruitless searching before Viktor found a new lead. He had been transferred to a new commander who recognized his family name and told him that Niko had served for a time before heading west to the Realm of the Mammoth Lords. Viktor thanked him and resigned from his position at the rift, taking his new equipment and new skills west to further the search for his kin.
Viktor made his way to Icestair, the largest settlement in the area, and there he learned the true meaning of the word cold. He found work as a guide after he spent enough time learning the lay of the land, and to his surprise was one day hired by Isaac. The two brothers stared at each other in silence for a moment, then laughed and embraced each other.
Viktor tracked him, following him until he was lead to a large camp of primitives lead by his father. Niko was off on his own at the time and Isaac took advantage of the situation, stalking off after him. Viktor hurriedly followed, and there the three men found each other in a tense family reunion next to a cliff.
Viktor launched himself to the edge of the icy cliff, digging his feet in and catching both of his blood in each hand. But despite his grasp he could not pull them up, only delay the inevitable. The rage in Isaac's eyes became replaced with fear, but over his father grew a strange calm. "Perhaps I was a fool to do this, but I will not sacrifice my blood to delay an old mans death. Live well, my sons." He let go of Viktor's hand, plummeting into the cold, dark abyss below.
Viktor used the last of his strength to pull Isaac up, but then lay in the frozen wasteland, stunned. After Isaac recovered he strained up, looking down at his little brother. "You can consider us done. Stay out of my way from now on." And he stomped off, away from Icestair and the clans, into the wild.
Viktor finally returned to Heldren, reasoning that at least he should be there for his family. He prepared himself to deliver the news, but when he stepped into his old house he only found Nina, now a young woman. She looked surprise to see his now scarred and bearded face, then her face twisted in anger and she beat on his chest until he embraced her, comprehension coming to him. Now it was only him and Nina, alone in this world. And he would never leave her again.
Appearance and Personality:
Viktor is average height but has a strong, stalwart build. He has a well kept full beard and short hair. His face has a few scars but is handsome and goes well with his friendly smile full of white teeth.
Viktor has a calm personality but likes to smile, tell jokes, and drink with friends. He has a loud voice when he deigns to use it and is fiercely protective of his friends and little sister; the townsfolk will tell you that Nina's first suitor wet himself after talking to the stern-faced paladin. But there is a kind heart beating in his chest.