About “The Jester”
The first thing you notice about this gnome is the cap and bells that he wears. It is of green and white motley with three plush prongs attached to the crown that curve out to the sides. Each prong has a metal jingle bell at the tip and blocks of vivid color.
Upon closer inspection the gnome is short and scrawny, even by gnome standards, standing barely three feet tall. His features are disproportionate and disconcerting with an overly large mouth that appears to be permanently set in a maniacal grin. With eyes that are full of mirth and mischief. The willowy gnome has alabaster skin which is as flawless and milky as fresh cream and stands in stark contrast to the vibrant motley of his jesters outfit and the rouge he wears on his cheeks.
As his name implies The Jester is capricious and whimsical. He always has a joke ready and it is hard to tell when he is serious. He is erratic, doing things not normally done or should be done, but he always has the "best of intentions" or so he says.
The eight pillars
1. The gnome known as the Jester was raised in a traveling troop of entertainers, troubadours, and acrobats.
2. ”I told ye not to be going down into the well,” The Jester angrily rebuked the still form in the cleric’s arms. Is she number ten or eleven,[/b] he wondered, trying to remember the number of adventures he has accompanied to their final rest.
After a moment’s thought he concludes, [i]ten, she’s definitely number ten.
”We best be burying the lass. There is a nice spot next to Aelrik Ravenmane that I’ve had my eye on,” he told the others.
3. The Jester looked down at his handy work and muttered, ”that be fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen.“
With his maniacal grin plastered on his face he reads the three headstones he has made;
Here lies Ryk
Larik's last words:
Male, Gnome, Bard (Duettist/Sound Striker) 8 / Mesmerist (Vox) 4
N, Small Humanoid (Gnome)
Initiative +5 (+3 dex, +2 trait)
Senses Perception +13; Darkvision 60, low light vision
AC: 20, touch 15, flat footed 17 (+3 Dex +3 Armor, +1 natural armor, +2 enchantment, +1 size )
HP: 67 (43 class, +24 con)
Fort +6, Ref +10, Will +7
Special Defenses Spells, Tricks, bardic performances
Coins & Gems
Artistic +2 to perform comedy.
Poppet Familiar details:
You can choose a standard Tiny poppet that you control as your familiar. This poppet cannot have any existing augmentations. You absorb the poppet’s token harmlessly into your body, making it impossible for you to transfer control of the poppet thereafter. A poppet familiar uses the rules for regular familiars, with the following exceptions: its type does not change, and it does not gain the ability to speak with others of its kind. The poppet’s Wisdom score increases to match its Intelligence score and it can speak and understand one language chosen by you at the time you select the poppet as your familiar. A poppet familiar has Craft, Perception, Profession, and Stealth as class skills. A poppet familiar cannot receive augmentations from crafting, but its connection to you allows it to spontaneously generate augmentations of your choice as you increase in level.
If your caster level is 5th or higher, your poppet familiar either becomes Small in size or gains two augmentations of your choice. You do not need to meet the requirements (or pay the construction cost) to craft these augmentations. At caster level 7th, and every 2 caster levels thereafter, your poppet familiar gains an additional augmentation of your choice.
If your caster level is 7th or higher, your poppet familiar gains the ability to generate spray of splinters as a breath weapon that deals 1d6 points of piercing damage in a 15-foot cone. At caster level 9th and every 2 caster levels thereafter, the damage increases by 1d6 (to a maximum> of 7d6 at 19th level). A poppet can use this breath weapon three times per day.
If your poppet familiar is lost or destroyed, you can replace it with another standard Tiny poppet that you control by undertaking a ritual that takes 8 hours to complete. If your previous poppet familiar was Small or had gained augmentations, you can choose different augmentations for your new poppet familiar.