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289 posts. Alias of Edward Sobel.


Full Name

Sister Azmaria

Race

| HP:27/27 | AC: 17 (T: 14, F: 13) | CMB: +4, CMD: 18 | F: +9, R: +9, W: +7 | Init: +4 | Perc: +1

Classes/Levels

| Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None. |

Gender

Female LG azata-blooded aasimar (musetouched) paladin (oath against fiends, holy gun) 3

About Sister Azmaria

Sister Azmaria
Female azata-blooded aasimar (musetouched) paladin (oath against fiends, holy gun) 3

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LG Medium outsider (human, native)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +1
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Defense
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AC 17, touch 14, flat-footed 13 (+3 armor, +4 Dex)
hp 27 (3d10+6)
Fort +9, Ref +9, Will +7
Resist acid 5, cold 5, electricity 5
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Offense
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Speed 30 ft.
Melee
. . mwk longsword +5 (1d8+1/19-20)
Ranged
. . MW Double-barreled pistol +8 (1d8/×4) (battered, counts as broken in anyone else’s hands)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 2nd; concentration +5)
. . 1/day—glitterdust (DC 15)
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Statistics
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Str 13, Dex 18, Con 14, Int 13, Wis 10, Cha 17
Base Atk +3; CMB +4; CMD 18
Feats Amateur Gunslinger [UC], Gunsmithing [UC], Point-Blank Shot, Greater Mercy
Traits chosen of iomedae, marked by unknown forces

Skills
Craft (alchemy) +5
Craft (firearms) +7
Diplomacy +10
Handle Animal +7
Heal +6
Knowledge (Nobility) +5
Knowledge (planes) +4
Knowledge (religion) +5
Perform (sing) +6
Sense Motive +4
Racial Modifiers +2 Diplomacy, +2 Perform (sing)

Languages Common, Draconic
SQ deed: deadeye, divine deed: smiting shot, lay on hands 4/day (1d6), scion of humanity
Gear
Reagent, black powder (6)
Studded leather
Alchemical cartridge (paper) [UC] (11)
MW Double-barreled pistol [UC]
mwk longsword
Silver firearm bullet [UC] (3)
Artisan’s tools
Backpack
Bandolier [UE]
Bedroll
Belt pouch
Flint and steel
Gunsmith’s kit [UC]
Mess kit [UE]
Powder horn [UC]
Trail rations (5)
waterskin
227 gp, 4 sp
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Special Abilities
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Amateur Gunslinger although you are not a gunslinger, you have and can use grit.
Darkvision (60 feet) You can see in the dark (black and white only).
Deed: Deadeye (Ex) Use 1 grit per extra range increment to make a touch attack beyond the first.
Divine Deed: Smiting Shot A holy gun can spend 1 grit point to make a smiting shot with a firearm attack as a standard action. If the target is evil, the holy gun adds her Charisma bonus and her paladin level to the damage of the firearm attack. If the target of the smiting shot is an outsider with the evil subtype, an evil-aligned dragon, or an undead creature, the bonus to damage increases to the Charisma modifier plus 2 points of damage per level the paladin possess. Regardless of the target, smiting shot automatically bypasses any DR the creature might have. This ability replaces smite evil.
Energy Resistance, Acid (5) You have the specified Energy Resistance against Acid attacks.
Energy Resistance, Cold (5) You have the specified Energy Resistance against Cold attacks.
Energy Resistance, Electricity (5) You have the specified Energy Resistance against Electricity attacks.
Gunsmithing You can use a gunsmithing kit to craft/repair firearms and ammo.
Grit Pool (3/day) use grit to fuel deeds. regain grit in the following ways.

Critical Hit with a Firearm: Each time the gunslinger confirms a critical hit with a firearm attack while in the heat of combat, she regains 1 grit point. Confirming a critical hit on a helpless or unaware creature or on a creature that has fewer Hit Dice than half the gunslinger’s character level does not restore grit.

Killing Blow with a Firearm: When the gunslinger reduces a creature to 0 or fewer hit points with a firearm attack while in the heat of combat, she regains 1 grit point. Destroying an unattended object, reducing a helpless or unaware creature to 0 or fewer hit points, or reducing a creature that has fewer Hit Dice than half the gunslinger’s character level to 0 or fewer hit points does not restore any grit.

Lay on Hands (1d6 hit points, 4/day) (Su) As a standard action (swift on self), touch channels positive energy and applies mercies.
Point-Blank Shot +1 to attack and damage rolls with ranged weapons at up to 30 feet.
Scion of Humanity Count as a human for any effect related to race. Pass as human without using disguise.

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Visions:

Sister Azmaria was in the chapel of the Holy Order of Iomedae. She has only just donned the uniform of the Order two days prior. She has yet to receive any mission on her own.

Though she has been out on missions as a petitioner, in the company of an exorcist; assisting in the battle against the demons of the darkness.

She has finally reached the rank of Initiate. She has been given the tools to do battle with the forces of darkness. The church elder presented her with her weapons. Armed with Sacred bullets and her special bullets called the Gospels. Each of the bullets are scribed with holy text, giving them the power they need to harm the demons Azmaria is bound to face.

the regular bullets are sacred, while the silver bullets are the gospels. This is purely fluff, and has no game mechanic. I hope to develop bullets that contain holy water, which will inflict extra damage against undead and evil outsiders.

As she kneels in prayer, a vision of Iomedae appears before Sister Azmaria. The holy radiance warms her heart and before the aspect of Iomedae can speak, Azmaria recites the Holy creed of the Order:

Iomedae, Grant me the courage to face the demons of the darkness,
The strength to bring the light of truth to the hearts of the faithful
The power to cast away the darkness in the hearts of the lost
And the wisdom to know the difference.

The aspect speaks,
"So, why should I choose you?”

As an initiate of the Holy Order of Iomedae, I have sworn to live up to the ideals of the seven Holy virtues.
Faith: Complete trust, confidence, and reliance in Iomedae
Hope: To Cherish a desire with expectation of fulfillment
Charity: Unselfish, loyal, and benevolent concern for the good of others
Prudence: To discipline oneself with reason in speech, dress, and behavior
Justice: Treat fairly, Conformity to truth, to uphold what is right
Temperance: Moderation in all things, including thoughts, or actions.
Fortitude: Strength in Mind to bear misfortune, to have courage.
By living these virtues, I pledge all that I am to fill the hearts of man with your light.

Your selection of me is a test of my faith and a trial of my abilities to become a master Crusader, a champion of the light.

“What have you done with your life so far?"

From what I have learned in the teachings of father Gabriel, I believe that I am the embodiment of Charity, I bring the gift of healing to all, and unfortunately it is the Causality of destiny that I have been burdened with. With great power comes a great price.

For I know my time here is short, it is by my actions in the name of the righteous that I will be judged. And when the end of times draws nigh, I will strive to fill the empty hearts of the lost with your righteousness, so that the darkness of the Hells shall never reign in the hearts of man.

"What talents can you bring to the cause of good?"

All of us possess great power, but it what we do, as people, that will affect how our lives are judged. That is why we must battle the forces of the darkness, for what other point would there be to our lives if we shirked that duty. In the end each of us must take responsibility not just for our own actions, but to prevent the actions of others that we know to be wrong.
The one thing that makes us all shine brightly in the dark is the heart, and what sustains the heart on its journey is the light from faith. Those that dwell in the darkness were led astray by the weakness in their hearts. And fundamentally they are still people in need of being saved. It is not just the demons of the darkness that we must face, but that which brings forth those demons, the human heart.

In the Order we have vowed to never stand back and let others fight for us.

"And, most of all, how do I know I can trust you with my mission?"

If you have come to me, then you have already decided the answer to this question. For without trust in your decisions, you have lost trust in yourself, and if you have no trust in the holy order then you have lost trust in the faith of your followers.

The first step in the battle against the darkness of the heart is to trust in the light of goodness that you bring. Let that light guide me as it has guided you to the Holy Order, to me.

I am satisfied, Rise Sister Azmaria, Chosen of Iomedae.
Azmaria stands, proud yet humble. A symbol of Iomedae now etched on the back of her right hand.
it is in this vision that Azmaria receives her traits

before departing, in the metropolis of Nerosyan part 1:

On the outskirts of Nerosyan, sits a large church, "The Holy Order of the Didache" The Monastery looks almost as much a military training ground as it does a Holy place of worship.

A group of nuns sit in the courtyard by the central fountain.
"Do you think the dreams are a sign?" one of them asks, pointing her question to a young girl with White Hair and Red eyes.

"I don't know, yesterday I asked Mother Superior about the dreams, I am supposed to meet her later today." the white haired girl replied.

"I had another dream last night too." Azmaria continued.

"well what did it say?" another girl asked.

"I don’t know, I saw visions of Dragons."

The other three girls gasp at the revelation. "do you think dragons will join forces with the demons?"

" I don't know Sister Anna, but if it is, then Iomedae has called me for something really important."

The conversation is interrupted as an older nun, dressed a little more formal. "Sister Azmaria, mother Superior has asked to see you now, it is an urgent matter." the older Nun is clearly a superior to the young nuns gathered at the fountain.

Getting up, Azmaria give a head nod to acknowledge the order. "immediately Sister Mary" looking to the other girls, I’ll let you know, ok?" as the other girls nod, Azmaria accompanies Sister Mary to Mother Superior's office.

Once inside, Father Peter was also there, this must be important, to bring Father Peter in. he does not normally concern himself with the affairs of the nuns, concentrating more on the training of the milita of the church

"Sister Azmaria, come in, have seat." Mother Superior motions to the high backed padded chair by the desk. Father Peter moves to close the office door and locks it. With a wave of his hand a magical barrier is placed over the door.

Azmaria takes a seat as directed. Mother Superior comes from behind the desk to address the young initiate. "Sister Azmaria, you have been with us for almost 3 years now, and you have excelled in your training. Your faith is the strongest I have ever seen in any of the order. "

Mother Superior takes a seat on the edge of her desk making the conversation feel more open than a formal lecture or interview. Father Peter simply remains silent and on the sidelines waiting to interject any clarifications, or perhaps looking to see Azmaria's response.

"I have analyzed your dreams as you have conveyed them to me. I have consulted father Peter as well. And both of us agree that these dreams are definitely a message from Iomedae to you Sister Azmaria." reaching behind her on the desk Mother Superior picks up a letter sitting on top of a stack of papers.

"I have talked with the Council of Saints, and here is their reply." putting on a pair of glasses, Mother Superior reads the letter, Sister Katherine, The council has received your report and has discussed the matter at length, It is decision of this Council, that Sister Azmaria has indeed received a holy calling, however, such callings could also be a trap to infiltrate the Order. We, The Council of Saints, hereby have voted, and decided that you handle this matter as you see fit. The Council fully supports any decision you deem appropriate."
So Sister Azmaria, the Council has put me in charge of this situation, so is there any additional information you would like to share?"

Azmairia looks up to Mother Superior, I had another dream indicating I have been chosen and I am to go to a town called Belhaim."

Mother Superior as a look of shock initially, but she regains her composure. Father Peter on the other hand looks rather intrigued.

"then you must leave at once."

"Why do you think I am to go so far from the Worldwound?" Azmaria replies as she gets up from her seat.

Father Peter goes to the door and stand by so that when Azmaria needs to leave he can lower the barrier. Mother Superior goes to Azmaria's side, All will be revealed as Iomedae sees fit, until then we must heed his word, and follow his commandments. I want you to report anything you discover back to me or Father Peter, so we may keep the Council updated. If we are in fact facing an alliance between Dragons and Demons, you will be in for probably the most important fight of your life."

She takes Azmaria's hand, "Pray with me, God, Grant me the courage to face the demons of the darkness,
The strength to bring the light of truth to the hearts of the faithful
The power to cast away the darkness in the hearts of the lost
And the wisdom to know the difference."
Azmaria joins the prayer, as they recite the prayer of the Order.

Once complete Father Peter lowers the barrier and opens the door. Which flies open as three of Azmaria's fellow sisters were listening at the door fall over into the office. Azmaria stifles a little giggle at her friend’s actions, but composes herself as she leaves the office.

"Iomedae be with you child." Mother Superior says as Azmaria joins her friends and leaves the office.


before departing, in the metropolis of Nerosyan part 2:

Azmaria’s friends quickly pick themselves up from the floor. Father Peter can’t help but smile at their antics. Mother Superior, on the other hand, gave them a rather stern look.

”Sister Katherine, relax, they are young, and Azmaria is going on a mission, a very dangerous one, give them some time together.” looking back at the girls, ”Everything will be alright, now run along, I have some more things to discuss with Azmaria.”

The girls rush off leaving Azmaria and father Peter alone in the hallway. ”I am sorry father Peter, they were just curious, that’s all.” she says trying keep her friends out of trouble. ”I am sure that…”

Father Peter holds his hand out silencing her. ”Don’t worry; they are not in any serious trouble. But you my dear sister, are heading for a lot of trouble, I fear.” Father Peter removes the large cross he wears on a gold chain about his neck. ”This relic was entrusted to me when I began my work to become a Crusader. I am too old now to continue that work, I entrust this to you.” Father Peter places the cross around Azmaria’s neck. ”You need to recite the prayer to use its power.” he tells her.

Azmaria look at the gift. The cross of gold and its ends contain pearls, on the back an ancient prayer inscribed in the old language. Holding the cross she reads the inscription ” Soul of Iomedae, sanctify me; Body of Iomedae, save me; Deum in animam”

As she completes the prayer, a blade of holy light forms from the cross, the cross itself making the hilt of the blade; the blade taking the form of a longsword. Azmaria stares in amazement. She takes notice that the blade itself glows, with the rest of the prayer hidden within the light of the glowing blade.

” Soul of Iomedae, sanctify me; Body of Iomedae, save me; Blood of Iomedae, inebriate me; Water from the river of faith, wash me; Passion of Iomedae, strengthen me; hear me; let me never be separated from You; from the evil ones, protect me; at the hour of my death, call me; and bid me come to You; that with Your saints, I may praise you forever and ever.”

this blade functions as a masterwork Longsword (at least for now) over time I plan on the weapon gaining power (via the auto progression system) it may eventually become a Holy Avenger sword

Father Peter instructs Azmaria on the proper use of the blade. ”The weapon is one of the holy relics in the first crusade centuries ago. The weapon grows in strength as your faith grows. It will reach the pinnacle of power for the pure and most faithful heart.”

Azmaria discovers that she can now control the blade’s existence. Extinguishing the blade and returning the cross to her neck. ”Thank you Father Peter”

”Go now child, and do Iomedae’s work as he has called you. But first I want you to see the elders to receive the rest of your tools.”

Azmaria’s eyes light up, ”Does this mean I am a crusader now?” she asks.

”Not yet, but I believe you are destined for a much greater purpose. Finish you mission and return to us.” Father Peter replies.

Azmaria nods and rushes off to meet her friends and bid them a farewell. ”I get my first gun. She tells them excitedly. I’ve been practicing for weeks, I think I’m ready!”

Sister Anna laughs ”but is the rest of the world ready for you?” she retorts jokingly, knowing that Azmaria’s aim and sense of gun safety are questionable at best.

Azmaria gives Anna a punch ”of course, I have devils to vanquish, I have to be ready, and they better be ready to be destroyed.” she adds making a pistol with her fingers and mock shooting an imaginary foe.

Later, Azmaria meets with the church elders. ”Ahh Azmaria, glad to see you, This way please.” the elder leads Azmaria though a huge underground lab testing all sorts of weapons. There is a sudden explosion causing Azmaria to jump behind a desk.

”W…W…What was that?” Azmaria asks

”A new version of bomb, only a select few can learn to use them I’m afraid.” The elder responds. ”This way please.”

The two arrive at an indoor range with a target about 30 to 40 feet downrange. The elder picks up a box on a table nearby; it has a small metal placard on the cover with Azmaria’s name. Opening the box, The Elder presents it to her. Inside is a beautifully crafted double barreled pistol, the barrel has engraved words down the length ” Deus salvator meus fiducialiter agam et non timebo mihi. Deus meus, et fortitudinem, et factus est mihi in salute”
Translation: "Iomedae indeed is my savior; I am confident and unafraid. My strength and courage is Iomedae, and he has been my savior"

Azmaria carefully picks up the weapon and admires its craftsmanship. With excitement she holds it as though she is in a mock battle. Pointing it, waving it around when suddenly BOOM!. The bullet flies across the room, ricocheting toward the ceiling, striking a pipe running along the ceiling. The hole created begins spewing forth cold water, creating a rain storm in the pistol range.

Azmaria gives an innocent and apologetic look to the elder. As she carefully places the weapon back in the box. ”well let’s hope you are more accurate when facing the demons.” the elder says as he hands the box to Azmaria. He also gives her a holster and ammo belt.

Now fully equipped, Azmaria heads out to say a final farewell to her friends. ”I’m gonna miss you guys, I promise to write as much as I can.” she hugs each of them and she heads out the gates of the Monastery to The Holy Order of the Didache.

Outside the gates, a carriage awaits. Azmaria loads her things and she is off to the docks. Meeting a ship that will take her to where she needs to go to find the town of Belhaim.