About Telos Phane
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A tall, lean human male dressed in scale armor carries a finely-crafted polearm, his long black cloak trailing behind him. In fact, all his clothing is black. He squints as if in bright sunlight despite being indoors.
His eyes appear to mask a much older soul than his forty or so years might suggest.
He nods solemnly as he considers their task.
"I am Telos Phane," he says by way of introduction.
"I have some skill of arms...I will take the front line if there are no objections. Let us see what obstacles we face here, shall we?" he says.
Telos Phane is a man of unnatural birth and prophecy. During the Age of Shadows, a curious Elohim visited a clan of darkfolk cultists that lived under the ash clouds of Golarion. The cultists came to worship “the Great Beyonder” as their living god. In front of a thousand witnesses, the Elohim created Telos from the bone of a raven and the flesh of a sour, blue fruit. The cultists took this as fulfillment of a thousand year old prophecy and hailed the infant newborn as their new lord and leader—a blessing from their god who was destined to bring about everlasting paradise for their people. Just as mysteriously as the Elohim had arrived, it disappeared again, abandoning the cult to their wayward beliefs.
Emboldened by the Elohim’s brief appearance, the cult successfully executed a vicious coup, wresting control of their lands from their current leaders, and setting the stage for the methodical genocide of all nonbelievers within their kingdom over the next one-hundred years. Soon after this violent revolution ended, Telos came of age and took the throne. The darkfolk flourished as they never had under Telos Phane's benevolent rule.
Raised to believe in the divine right of kings in general, and in his own divinity in particular, Telos grew up with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth. As a boy, he showed remarkable affinity for both physical activities—especially the martial pursuits—and the ins and outs of courtly etiquette and intrigue. Though both traits made him quite popular with the young girls of his realm, Telos' wealth and natural abilities also gave him an excessively healthy sense of self-importance, a personality flaw that would forever force him to keep his own people at arm’s length. Despite his apparent indifference, Telos was a capable and wise ruler who cared a great deal for the wellbeing of the people entrusted to him by the Great Beyonder. His uncanny leadership skills and the absolute dominion over his subjects served to bring the darkfolk out of barbarism and into the realm of laws and culture, a fact for which they love him.
Tragedy struck when the skies finally cleared of the dust from Earthfall allowing light to reach Golarion’s surface once more. The drastic environmental changes that followed dramatically affected Telos' health, causing him to fall ill, eventually becoming comatose. His kingdom’s love for him was such that, fearing they would lose their king, it was thrown into chaos, panic, and despair for the first time since his rise to power.
This time period would later be known as the beginning of the Age of Anguish.
After nearly a thousand years of absence, the Great Beyonder heard the cries of grief of Telos' people and returned to them. Every last citizen was lead from their ruined kingdom under the accursed sun, and taken far beyond the stars where no light could ever reach them. Though the journey took thousands of years, for Telos' people, it seemed as if but an instant. As before, once the Beyonder finished its task, it simply abandoned them without so much as an explanation.
Now stranded and enslaved on the Plane of Shadow and completely oblivious to the passing of time, Telos' people are forced to eke out a living in a land wholly alien to them. Telos has not recovered from his ordeal to resume rule over his people; it was clear to him that he was no longer immortal and would eventually age and die just like the rest of his subjects. The fear that the widespread knowledge of his newfound mortality would once again plunge his people into chaos has made Telos desperate to secure a promising future for his people at any cost, even if it means taking back their homeland from its current inhabitants on the Material Plane. Telos, now weak and without his powers, Telos has been thrust into the light of the world, and seeks a way to regain his powers and free his people.
Boons and Vanities:
Confirmed Field Agent: You may acquire a wayfinder by spending 1 Prestige Point.
Friend of Janira Gavix: You receive a +1 bonus on Knowledge checks attempted while you are in the Grand Lodge.
Mask of the Tiger's Eye: In any future encounter when dealing with a citizen of Jalmeray, you may gain a +1 circumstance bonus to any Diplomacy rolls made during that encounter. You may only use this bonus once per scenario.
Fool Me Once: You gain a +2 bonus on Sense Motive checks against current and former Pathfinders.
Pathfinder's Excellence (Combat): Before making an attack, you may check one of the boxes preceding this boon in order to roll the attack twice and take the better result. If the attack is against a member of the Aspis Consortium or someone directly in the Consortium's employ, the critical threat range of the attack doubles.
Pathfinder's Excellence (Resilience): As a swift action, you can check one of the boxes preceding this boon to gain a number of temporary hit points equal to 1d8 plus twice your character level. These temporary hit points last for 10 minutes and do not stack with any other temporary hit points. So long as you have at least 1 of these temporary hit points remaining, you also have DR/2 - against attacks made by members of the Aspis Consortium and anyone in their direct employ. Alternatively, as a standard action you can check a box in order to heal 1d2 points of ability damage to one ability score. Once you check the last box, cross this entire boon off your Chronicle sheet.
Secrets of the Grave: When you would fail a saving throw against a necromancy spell or the supernatural or spell-like ability of an undead creature, you may use this boon to retroactively add a 2 to the result.
Class Taken: Fighter
Class Feature Gained: bonus feat, scholastic
Hit points Gained: 1d10, +2 Con, +1 favored
Skill Points (2+2+1+1): acrobatics (1), knowledge (dungeoneering)(1), intimidate (1), linguistics (1), perception (1), stealth (1)
Feats: power attack, cleave, dodge
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power attack (-2/+6)
Dmg PA +13
*Shadow Dancer became a hell of a lot better with Blood of Shadows. The Flexible Shadow Jump feat really boosted the PrC, allowing it to go into the Dimensional Agility feat line. Stacked on with the Cloying Shadows Rogue Talent (which Shadow Dancer can snag), it means Shadow Jumping into a crowd can be rather entertaining...