Eirene (Reni) Tamryn

Sylph Sorceress

Description:

Level 3:

Alignment: Neutral Good Outsider (Native)
Deity: Phaulkon

Physical:

Age: 17
Eyes: Light Blue
Hair: White
Skin: Pale with Swirls
Light Load: 26 lbs.
Medium Load: 53 lbs.
Heavy Load: 80 lbs.

Stats:

Strength: 8 (-1)
Dexterity: 15 (2)
Constitution: 12 (
1)
Intelligence: 12 (1)
Wisdom: 12 (
1)
Charisma: 16 (+3)

Saving Throws:

Fortitude: 2 (3 temporarily, Ioun Stone)
Reflex: +3
Will: +4
Damage Resistance to Electricity (10)

Other Stats:

AC: 12
Touch AC: 12
Flat-Footed: 10
CM Bonus: +0
CM Defense: 12
Base Attack: +1
Initiative: +6
Speed: 30 ft.
HP: 21

Skills:

Acrobatics +2
Appraise +1
Bluff +8
Climb -1
Diplomacy +5
Disguise +3
Escape Artist +2
Fly +6
Heal +1
Intimidate +7
Knowledge (Arcana) +5
Perception +1
Ride +2
Sense Motive +1
Spellcraft +5
Stealth +2
Survival +1
Swim -1
Use Magic Device +7

Gear:
Artisan Outfit
2 acid vials
Food Mushrooms (3 days worth)
Water Skin (full)
71 GP/7 SP
Rations (5)
MW backpack
Bedroll
2 scroll cases
Small steel mirror
Fishhook (2)
Sewing needle (3)
Pouch
Sack
2 empty vials
Potions: CLW (2)
Scrolls: CLW, Monstrous Physique, Defensive Shock, Ray of Sickening, Burning Gaze

Feats, Traits, Flaws:

Eschew Materials
Improved Initiative
Magical Lineage: Shocking Grasp
Precocious Spellcaster: Ghost Sound, Shocking Grasp
Reach Spell
Simple Weapon Proficiency: All

Special Abilities:

Darkvision (60 ft)
Elemental Affinity (Air) (Ex)
Elemental Ray (7/day) (Sp)
Elemental: Air
Hero Points: ____

Spell-Like Abilities:

Feather Fall (1/day) (Sp)

Languages:

Common
Auran
Aquan

Weapons:

Light Crossbow:
Ranged: +1, 1d8
Ranged, Both Hands: +3, 1d8
Crit: 19-20/x2
Range: 80 ft.
2-hand
Piercing

Dagger:
Mainhand: +0, 1d4, -1
Ranged: +3, 1d4, -1
Crit: 19-20/x2
Range: 10 ft.
Light
Piercing/Slashing

Quarterstaff, Medium:
Both Hands: +0, 1d6-1
Double: -4 (Off: -8) 1d6/1d6
Crit: 20/x2
Range: 10ft. (length 5ft.)
Double
Bashing
Monk

Unarmed Strike:
Mainhand: +0, 1d3, -1
Crit: 19-20/x2
Light
Bashing
Non-lethal

Spells & Powers:

Sorcerer Spell DC: 14 + spell level
CL: 3 (vs. SR: +3, Concentration: +7)
Melee Touch +0
Ranged Touch +3
Max Spells known per day 5/x0; 3/6×1
Sorcerer 0: Ray of Frost, Ghost Sound (DC14), Detect Magic, Prestidigitation (DC 14), Message
Sorcerer 1: Shocking Grasp, Mage Armor (DC 15), Color Spray (DC 15), Burning Hands (DC 15)

Detect Magic
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 60 ft.
Duration: 1 minute/level (D)
Save: none
Resistance: none
Area: Cone

Ghost Sound:
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Close
Duration: 1 round/level (D)
Save: DC 14 Will disbelief
Resistance: none
Effect: Illusory Sound

Message
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Medium
Duration: 1o minutes/level
Save: none
Resistance: none
Target: 1 creature/level

Prestidigitation
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 10 ft.
Duration: 1 hour
Save: DC 14 (see text)
Resistance: none

Ray of Frost
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Close
Effect: Ray
Duration: Instantaneous
Save: none
Resistance: yes
Deals 1d3 cold damage

Burning Hands
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 15 ft.
Duration: Instantaneous
Save: DC 15 Reflex half
Resistance: yes
Area: Cone
Deals 1d4/level fire damage (max 5d4)

Color Spray
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 15 ft.
Duration: Instantaneous (see text)
Save: DC 15 Will negates
Resistance: Yes
Area: Cone
Knocks unconscious, blinds, and/or stuns weak creatures

Mage Armor
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Touch
Duration: 1 hour/level (D)
Save: DC 15 Will negates (harmless)
Resistance: none
Target: creature touched
Gives subject +4 armor bonus

Shocking Grasp
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Touch
Duration: Instantaneous
Save: DC 14 Will disbelief
Resistance: Yes
Target: creature or object touched
Touch delivers 1d6/level electricity damage (max 5d6)

Shocking Grasp (Reach)
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Touch
Duration: Instantaneous
Save: none
Resistance: Yes
Target: creature or object touched
Add this spell to customize a normal spell with metamagic feats.

Bio:

Character: Eirene (EE-ren-EE) (Reni) Player: Lieske
Class: Sorceress (Lightening) Age: 17
Physical:
Race: Human/Sylph
Build: Slight
Hair: Silvery & Wavy
Eyes: Light Blue/Silvery

Background:

“Don’t worry, I know it might not sound like that wonderful of a place, but this is where opportunities are the best! I promise, it’s better than the prospects we’ve got now. A new place, a new country, a chance to start completely fresh! We can do this, I know we can… I can do anything as long as I have your love, my dearest.”

- Letter from Gareth Finn to his new bride, Falla

As a younger son, Gareth Finn Tamryn, had to find his own way in the world. His great-grandfather, Gustav Tamryn, had been the chief armor-smith for a king somewhere in the north, but that holding had fallen long ago and his grandfather was more of a legend to Gareth than a real person. Despite the generations and distance that separated Gareth and his family from their legendary ancestry, their skill remained great. Each brother had their own strengths and weaknesses when working with the gifts of the earth, some best at working fine crafts, like soft metals for jewelry, some at harder metals for weapons and tools.

Gareth Finn was frustrated, however, because he seemed to be “good enough” at any task. He could make jewelry well enough, tools that worked, and weapons that passed muster, but nothing extraordinarily fine. While his elder brother tormented him for his failing to master a single craft, his eldest brother praised his diverse skill and encouraged his brother to keep improving his craft. When Gareth heard of a mining operation at Diamond Lake, he immediately saw an opportunity to strike out on his own. His sisters were married and gone, his parents gone with age, and brothers already beginning successful careers. This would be his chance to start out all on his own for himself. Any further motivation he may have needed was provided by his marriage to a woodsman’s daughter, Falla, whom he had met as a child. They had grown up together in the same town and spent a great deal of time together. Falla was a quiet spirit and her siblings were much more boisterous and out-going, leading her to seek company with other children in the town away from her energetic household. Falla’s father followed in his own father’s trade as well as that of his father-by-marriage and was often gone in woods for long stretches of time. He hunted and searched for stands of trees of high quality woods for trade, bringing in meat, skins, and woods from the forest. Given the great deal of time Gareth and Falla spent together, it was only natural that as they grew older, they became romantically interested in each other. Gareth swore he’d find the perfect place for them to start a family and set out in search of opportunity, finally sending back word to his bride that he had found a place where they could make their home.

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“Be strong for me, my dearest one. I need you to look after the little ones and your Papa for me. Promise me, you’ll be my good girl always. I’ll always be with you. I’m so sorry I can’t stay. I love you, forever and a day, my special girl.”


Falla Tamryn’s last words to her daughter,

Reni, on her deathbed

After Gareth and Falla settled in Diamond Lake, the only great loss the family suffered was the death of Finn, the youngest son, from an illness when they boy was only three years old. The family had become comfortable enough and happy despite the depressing surroundings. Gareth had begun smithing on his own, but Osgood’s Smithy was so successful that he looked into joining the guild. Once accepted, he worked both at the main smithy and would take materials for orders back to his own smith. His experience and skill earned him journeyman status quickly enough and life was good. He and Falla had five children, Eirene, the eldest, nicknamed Reni, Lucas, Finn, Audrie, and the youngest, Feith, called Fi. Despite the loss of Finn, the family persevered and counted themselves lucky given the horrible fate suffered by so many others in the area.

All good things, however, have a habit of ending, and while the Tamryn family doesn’t want for the necessities of life, the happy times came to an abrupt end. Winter is a season of illness and death, especially in a place like Diamond Lake, where there are many poor and destitute. The winter of Reni’s eleventh year was particularly harsh and food and fuel became harder and harder to come by, even for those who could afford it. A fever began to ravage the area, not unusual for Diamond Lake in the winter, but this year it found its way into the heart of the Tamryn family, striking down the remaining son, Lucas, and his mother, Falla, whose devotion in caring for her sick child would prove to be the cause of her own death.

After the loss of both his wife and only sons, Gareth became a bit over-protective of his young daughters, worried, and anxious. It was a natural outgrowth of his grief, but some in the community wondered if he was becoming paranoid.

Reni’s reaction to her mother’s death was particularly strong. She had been seven when Finn died and somehow came to the conclusion that boys died young and so almost expected Lucas’ death when it came. The loss of her mother, however, hit Reni very hard, but she felt as if she couldn’t express her feelings of grief and loss. She had always known that there was a certain expectation for her as the eldest and a daughter to be almost a secondary mother to her younger siblings, but now, without Falla, she was the only mother figure her little sisters had. In fact, Audrie and Fi barely remembered their mother, they were so young at the time of her passing. Now, Reni had to take on the role of the Lady of the house at only eleven years old.

The change in Reni happened almost overnight. She went from a fun-loving, carefree, sweet child who spoke to everyone she met to being a quiet, somber young woman who seemed afraid of something. She gave her dolls to her sisters and set up a separate sleeping area for herself. She started looking for work, doing laundry, cleaning, and sewing for those more fortunate. Her father insisted it wasn’t necessary, but the satisfaction she got from earning and spending her own money gave her a sense of control that she felt she had lost. She would buy candies for her sisters or fabric to make them new dresses, but most of the money she put away towards their dowries. She knew her father would have to struggle to come up with three, so she decided she would stay home to help him when he became elderly and put aside what she could for her dear sisters. Reni felt that her childhood ended the night her mother died.

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“Papa, do you know what’s happening to me? I feel…strange and I’m chilled by a constant breeze that just won’t go away. My hair is always tangling in it and my skin is getting so pale! I feel all right, but I think I must be ill. Papa, am I going to die like Mama?”


Eirene, questioning her father about changes she’d noticed,

Age 12

About a year after her mother’s death, Reni’s appearance began changing, and more than in just the typical ways that twelve year olds begin to change. In addition to beginning to fill out her figure, Reni’s previously dark hair began to grow pale, her skin as well, developing flowing patterns of swirls. A constant breeze began to follow her and even her eyes faded from deep blue to ice blue, almost silvery gray. The changes occurred very gradually, barely even noticeable at first, even to her family.

Finally, one day, Reni was brushing her unruly locks when she noticed the tips of her ears had become pointed like an elf’s ears. This was too much and she went to her father in tears, begging him to tell her what was wrong with her. All Gareth could do was try to comfort his daughter, he hadn’t a clue what was going on. He did remember his wife telling stories of fae and other strange creatures to their children. When he had asked her where she had heard such tales, she had said they were stories of her ancestors. Gareth began to wonder if maybe his mother-by-marriage who was still living might know something that would help. Word came back that Falla’s grandmother had been a Sylph, the child of a woodsman and a Spirit of the Air, that was the only thing Grandmother Embeth could think of to explain Reni’s odd predicament. The explanation did nothing to calm Reni’s fear and discomfort. She started wearing clothes that completely covered her body and scarves to hide her face and now silvery-white hair. Despite this, she still got odd looks from people she had known all her life. The more affluent families that she had begun working for turned her away and the few she counted as friends began finding themselves too busy to spend time with Reni. Even her little sisters, though loyal to her, seemed a bit afraid of her as the changes became more persistent. She didn’t notice at first, but eventually it caught her attention that her father was drinking more wine and ale than was his usual habit.

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“Are you all right? You really shouldn’t walk alone at night. Allow me to escort you, lass. You’re one of the blacksmiths’ girls aren’t you? The one that changed all of a sudden? It’s all going to be all right, let me walk you home.”


Thain’s words to Reni,

upon their first meeting

The only person who seemed to care was one she had barely noticed before and was told to keep a distance from, a dwarf named Thain. He was an odd sort, a monk who frequented the Feral Dog. He seemed harmless enough, he had his moments of being unrestrained, but so did every man in Diamond Lake. He was a bit scruffier than Reni would have liked, but his roughness seemed, to her, to give him an honest charm… he obviously wasn’t trying to impress anyone. Thain didn’t really notice her until she took up at Zamandra’s Emporium, trying to make up for the coin she was used to earning. The proprietors had been professional enough, even if they had asked her to wear rather revealing outfits while she sat in booth for miners to oogle. She didn’t dare tell her father where she was going, continuing to tell him that she was doing housework for other families. Thain didn’t notice her inside the Emporium, he noticed her outside of it. One night on his way to the Feral Dog, she was leaving the Emporium and had yet to pull her scarves up around her hair and face. He couldn’t help but notice her strange appearance… and the two men lurking in the alleyway, waiting for her. Reni didn’t know it at the time, but as soon as one of them put his hand on her shoulder and she let out a startled scream, Thain was enraged. One of the men shoved her roughly against the wall, drawing a dagger to slash open her clothes, but before he closed on her, there was a moan, and he was on the ground. Reni realized she had closed her eyes and when she opened them, both men were flopped on top of each other in a heap, bleeding, with arrows protruding from them. Confused, Reni glanced around, trying to catch her breath, when she caught sight of the unkempt dwarf, closing and readying to retrieve his weapons. She was startled at first, but she recognized him and he convinced her to let him escort her home. After that night, he escorted her everywhere, especially after dark, sometimes without her even knowing it. Thain would occasionally call her “nafling,” what she assumes is a dwarfish term of endearment. He became an almost constant guardian. Sometimes he seemed a bit obsessive to Reni, even going so far as to help her father improve his smithy, but he was always there when she felt alone and he always made her feel safe.

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“There goes the White Witch! I bet the storm last night was her fault! Did you hear about the roof caving in at the Mason house? Killed three people! Did you do that? I bet you did, killer! Where’s your pet dog? Are you gonna sic him on us? Stupid thing is so slow. Why don’t you cast a witch’s spell to make him fly for you, White Witch!”


Various taunts from several

of the townsfolk

As the years passed, the townsfolk began to forget that Reni had once been a normal little girl in their town, she had been born there, she belonged there more than most of them who had moved there later. Despite the taunts and rude behavior, she always had her family and her one friend Thain who watched over her constantly when she wasn’t home or in her father’s company. Her sisters got used to her strange appearance and she learned to control the breezes around her somewhat to amuse her sisters. She cut back on her evenings at the Emporium, but she still went several nights a week. Her father’s drinking increased in first few months of her changes becoming incredibly apparent, but it remained steady after that with no further increase. When she was a child, she had only seen her father drunk once after some sort of celebration, but now, she’d find him sick with drink about once a month and have to help him into bed, quietly, so her sisters wouldn’t see him like that. He never lashed out physically or verbally, but he became much more reserved and withdrawn after Reni became the “White Witch of Diamond Lake.” Luckily, Osgood either didn’t know or didn’t care about Gareth’s strange daughter. As long as orders were filled and Gareth wasn’t doing free business during guild time, Osgood was happy. The one thing that bothered Reni the most about being so different was the isolation, until she found the worship of Phaulkon. Her father was a follower of Trithereon, trusting in his worship when he struck out on his own away from the family and lands he had grown-up with. As a smith, Gareth also offered prayers to Moradin for his forge and the protection of his family. Reni still followed these gods of her father, Trithereon for his love of freedom and individuality and Moradin both because of her father’s craft and because of Thain, but Phaulkon seemed to be there more for her specific situation. When Gareth had sent word to Grandmother Embeth asking if she knew anything about Reni’s condition, she had included in her letter that the worship of Phaulkon might be appropriate and comforting for the descendant of a Spirit of the Air. As with all things in her life, Reni is forced to be quiet and subtle in the worship of whom she considers to be her god, lest anything else of her private life become fodder for the rumor-mongers of Diamond Lake.

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All in all, Reni had a happy childhood, even with the loss of her little brother, but everything changed when she lost her mother, along with her other little brother. Neither she nor her father knew how to handle the grief and they both reacted by shutting the grief away. This created a hyper sense of responsibility in Reni with regards to her family, even at the expense of her own welfare. The changes in her when she reached her teenage years were and are incredibly difficult for her to deal with, despite finding ways to cope. Reni still feels anxiety about going outside and is paranoid about being followed at night, even in the company of Thain. She “feels their breath on the back of her neck,” and hurries away. Gareth Tamryn worries about his daughter, but he knows he’s powerless to do anything to help her. All he can do is keep the wolves from the door by working hard to keep his surviving children fed and warm. What he does after they’re asleep is his own business. Reni and her family have changed from warm, out-going sorts to introverted, almost reclusive individuals. Audrie and Fi are rarely allowed simply wander like most other children are and their sister keeps a close eye on them. Gareth used to attend all sorts of guild functions with his lovely wife on his arm, but he attends so few social functions for the staff of Osgood’s that many frequently question if he’s still with Osgood’s. He usually picks up orders in the morning and drops them off the next morning, picking up new, and rarely works at the main smithy. This shift in behavior was gradual and understood by most. There are constant whispers, theories that Gareth must have sired a monster somehow, that the real Reni died and was replaced by a changeling, that a god must have cursed her… and though the whispers hurt, Reni is determined that she won’t let anything stop her from providing for her sisters and doing what she can to protect and help her father. She is a young woman of odd appearance, but uncompromising determination.

Eirene (Reni) Tamryn

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