About Udaya Udas
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +8
Fort +4, Ref +6, Will +7
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft. (10 ft. with masterwork glaive)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 3rd; Concentration +5)
Domain Spell-Like Abilities (CL 3rd; Concentration +6)
(CL 3rd; Concentration +6)
> Communal Protection from Evil
> Spiritual Weapon
D Domain spell; Domains Protection (Defense[APG] subdomain), Luck (Fate[APG] subdomain)
Feats Combat Reflexes, Crusader's Flurry, Dodge, Improved Unarmed Strike, Stunning Fist, Weapon Focus (glaive)
Traits Birthmark of Shelyn (back of hand), Touched by Divinity (Shelyn)
Racial Modifiers +2 Acrobatics, +2 Fly
Languages Common, Varisian
SQ Fast Movement (unchained), Scion of Humanity[ARG]
bracers of armor +1
pearl of power (1st level)
Wand of Daylight [team item]
MW Adventurer's Sash
When asked about her relationship with Shelyn, all Udaya can say is "It's complicated." Even as a little girl, UU was always drawn to the Eternal Maiden (Trait: Touched by Divinity). But that wasn't unusual, was it? She was Varisian (Scion of Humanity) after all - Shelyn was a cottage industry among her people. You couldn't swing a dead cat in a caravan without hitting a couple aspiring bards and entertainers. And though she often had dreams of songbirds and that ugly splotch on the back of her hand (Trait: Birthmark) kinda-sorta looked like a songbird... Shelyn's blessed always seemed to be so talented. They could sing, dance, paint, play an instrument, or write a friggin' poem. UU couldn't do ANY of that. Udaya's miniscule talent (Craft: Tattoos) wasn't screaming 'Shelyn's favorite'. So she kept her dedication to Shelyn quiet and stayed on the move with the caravan while earning coin as a tattooist.
It wasn't until her late teenage years, when UU's unearthly heritage (Plumekith Aasimar) really started to assert itself that she had to revisit her career choice. That, and a 'chance' meeting on the road with a warrior-priestess of Shelyn. She had to be one of the nastiest looking hags UU had ever seen. And her only talents were a gift for sharp-tongued criticism and displaying artistry at delivering a decisive, single-handed, beat-down on a group of highwaymen. Nine Hells thought UU, maybe I can do that! She put down her tattoo needles and apprenticed with the old lady (Class Combo: Cleric/Monk). In her six years of apprenticeship and even when she took on the mantle of a warrior-priestess - UU never learned the old woman's name. They were just 'old lady' and 'stupid girl'. Though, after 5 years, UU was pleased that she was promoted (grudgingly) to 'girl'.
UU spent a couple years as an itinerant priestess putting boot-to-ass for Shelyn before the dreams returned. This time, they were more like nightmares. The songbird was battered, sometimes wounded. It always flew North to circle over a beseiged city, fortified by walls within walls. The city's defenses were taxed, pressed on all sides by waves of demonic foes pouring from a great rent in the land miles away. The bird enters the city, settles on a haggard tree in a small courtyard garden and begins to sing. After the second sleepless week of these dreams, UU headed for Kenabres - the location could be no other. Roaming the city, using her dreams as a guide, Udaya soon found the courtyard. Every day, around her duties, she returned to the courtyard waiting for the bird to appear and give her further guidance. She was there when the unthinkable happened.
When the assault and explosions rocked the city, a nearby building cracked and began to collapse into the courtyard. Udaya dove for the sturdiest wall she saw. The building slid into the courtyard, raining debris. The wall prevented Udaya from being crushed but she was buried alive in the rubble. Falling masonry smashed her into unconsciousness. Fortunately, the courtyard wasn't in a strategic location, so there were few demons patrolling the area when UU woke up several hours later. She crawled through the rubble, adding more scrapes and cuts to her litany of wounds, as she dug her way out of the remains of the building and courtyard. Once free, she cautiously moved towards a major road where she hid in the remains of a sewer, watching and listening. She didn't see any organized groups of crusaders. She spotted several demons but didn't understand their accursed language. Nevertheless, patterns in their movement and anger in their attitudes started to emerge. It all suggested where they were meeting resistance - which meant crusaders in enough numbers to worry them. She carefully slunk toward the center of action. Where she could avoid demons, she did. When she caught one alone that looked injured from recent fighting, she took the risk and killed it. Just before dawn, after more hours of sneaking and spying, she pieced together that Defender's Heart was the likely source of crusader resistance. She pushed on towards it while skirting likely demon strong-points. As soon as she saw an organized patrol of crusaders, she joined them for the rest of their patrol and return to the Defender's Heart.
Personality & Appearance:
Udaya Udas - Inspiration
UU doesn't preach or try to convert anyone. She is irreverent and bawdy but generally pragmatic.
Udaya appears as a tall Varisian woman with dark olive skin, brown eyes, and an unruly mane of black hair. She wears a thick cotton monk's gi in beige and a black pleated hakama. Atop both, slung diagonally across her chest, is a simple, almost military, grey cassock of her faith. She is never without her well-used and razor-sharp glaive featuring a curved blade. Her Aasimar heritage manifests as a black faerie-fire-like halo when she is angry.