Prothalius Roisewood

"Bandage"; noble, combat medic and sorcerer

Description:

human, male, brown-blonde (slightly whitish) long hair (double pony tail), slight tanned skin (never gets dark), right handed, age = 18, dark circles under eyes – looks ten years older than he is (Lich’s draining)
> Mannerisms: Sometimes he leaps into situations without thinking if he sees people in pain; though in all other cases he prefers to observe carefully before acting. Considers himself above “common” duties (latrine, etc.) as a noble. Enjoys painting, music, and dancing – the finer things in life.
> a.k.a. Sira Bradley of Orecks Herbologists

Abilities

Kinetic Aptitude 2, Magic Aptitude 2, Generalist Archetype, Sponsored Sorcerer, improved campaign parameters
Studied > (from social standing/background) RSN (6) x automatic successful Lore checks – the particular answer just happens to be covered under some specifics the character if intimately familiar with.
Resourceful > (from social standing/background) 5 checks at level 1 for any skill check of a skill the character does not possess; these can only be ones they have the min. capability for in any case. The character does get normal attribute bonuses if they apply.
MUS 4
STA 4
CRD 3
RCT 3
HLT 5
VIT 5
INT 6 (+ 1 CS on affected skills)
PER 4
CHA 3 {4} (-1 while possess Witch’s Eye item)
WPR 4
SAN 5 {+ 1 for sphere-traveling and the Dark Church}
RSN 6 (+ 1 CS on affected skills)
Appearance: 5
Size: 11

TRAITS

Good Luck, Toughened, Equipment, Code of Conduct: Gallants, Code of Conduct: Oath of Service, Tithe: 50% lord, Library 1 (spells), Occult Reserve 1, Mana Pool (48), Synergy Pool (30), Chi Pool (18), Cohesion Pool (20), Income (pays for the updates to medic kit; approx. 250sc/month), Light Sleeper (PER check), Pedigree 4 (Social Standing = Upper; access to family armorer and weaponsmith for him alone; 4 fortune packages), Artistic Talent (Painting + 1 CS), Leadership 1 (can use each level as a use of good luck towards a group he commands), Inspired Healer (any members of the group covered under Leadership [trait] have the first CS penalty removed on any medical checks and negates a point of healing impairment; can use leadership check to automatically stabilize wound in negatives and gets CHA+1 on healing points)

SKILLS

Math 3+1, Sorcery 3+1 (Hovracht occult mode), Mana Sense 2(+ 1 from Witch’s Eye), Medical Aid 4+1 [+ 1 satchel & “Inspired Healer”], Botany 1+1, [language] Gladnorian: Speak 4+1 / Literate 2+1, [language] Feyloise: Speak 1+1, Melee 2, Evade 2, Fend 1, Propel 4, Lore: Humans 1+1, Lore: Orrish 1+1, Ride 1 (as noble), Repair 1, Dancing 1 (as noble), Illustration 1 (+ 1 painting), Lore: Dunstrand 1+1, Streetwise 1+1, Body Speak 1+1,

COMBAT

Resilience = 11×5=55+4=59
Familiarities: spears, shields, bows
Tactics: He prefers to protect and support rather than enter direct combat. When he must, the magical protections are always first, and then use of ranged weapons (bow; fire into combat at -4) over direct engagement as well. When he must enter combat, the he prefers the spear with its reach as opposed to closer quarter weapons.

MAGIC

Mana = (Mana Pool 48)
Occult Reservoir = 3 (% = in reservoir)
preliminary studies: Parlor Tricks
Spell Book:
[Geri’s Apprentice Spells] Torchlight, Holding
Apprentice Spells (5 mana): %Pumice Shield (ALU x5), %Refresh (ALU x5 fatigue), %Locate the Weave (costs 4 mana only from Witch’s Eye)
Novice Spells: Basalt Shield
Adherent Spells: Granite Shield

EQUIPMENT

(EC = 4×11 = 44) -22 (fitted) leather; -7 shield (held); -7 spear (held)
Silver Value = Purse (20) + 180
Adornments: Roisewood Family Ring (600 silvers), earring (50 silvers)
Armor: [worn] leather (8/60)
Shield: [carried] small light leather (+ 1 CS; 45/160)
Weapons: [carried] sheaf spear (+ 1 CS ease; 4 reach; D=8/3 AM)
Worn: [usual] silk breeches, silk shirt, high boots, belt
Carried: [usual] medic’s satchel – keeps this at his bedside/sleeps with
Owned:
Mount(s): (light) Cavalry Horse; “Centurion” – Size = 230
mule w/saddle bags
> leather armor (“fitted”) x1 (400sc; fit=2/22 Enc; 8/80)
shield – small light leather x1 (35sc; + 1 CS; 13 Enc; 45 PV/160 PR)
light (“sheaf”) spear x1 (130sc; + 1 CS ease; 15 Enc; -1 required CRD; 4 reach; D=8/3 AM)

Apprentice of Teerlink’s Cape: (label “Derwin” on it; required magic apt 2) +1 on resisting all magical influence/charm checks except from Teerlink’s Master Ring (-4 pen). When near the ring (100m), the master can draw 5 mana per round from apprentice. When near master (100m), apprentice gets +1 meditation.

“Witch’s Eye” (crystal on leather necklace; gift from Christianna as reward from trial in Traitor’s Cellar) + 1 mana sense, – 1 CHA, Locate the Weave = – 1 mana cost/half AM; counts as accelerate/+25% success for the following parlor tricks: light + dark + sight all @ 2m radius/2 min

Lich’s Apprentice Parlor Trick Book SAN check to read (failure = -1 SAN and cannot try again); success = -1 essence, and Parlor Tricks always succeed without Occult Familiarity.

Black Blade of the Blaylock’s Brothers: (magical dagger carried by Xar – requires 1 magic aptitude to use it); before an attack wielder can enfuse with mana and do + 1 damage per mana. + 2 CS from ease, 2 AM, 4 base dmg.

1 set court clothes
2 sets nice clothes
4 sets basic clothes

2 sets boots, warm wool cape, overnight pack, bedroll, cook gear (utensils, whetstone, bowl, cup, 1 pot, 1 pan), flint & tinder, lamp, 3 flasks lamp oil, 3 torches, 60m of rope, 2 belts, 2 light tarps, 1 small tent, 1 grease tin (waterproofing), 2 small sacks, walking stick (light staff), wine skin w/watered wine, 1 week worth of preserved rations, 1 week worth of fresh rations, 1 crude map of the realms
> equal stake in the GALLANTS TREASURE
- locket of Aerna’s Tears (14 drops restores HLT in resilience overnight + removes disease/infection)
- medic’s satchel (sleeps with;+ 1 CS medical aid checks from quality items)
   > 4 2pt healing salve
   > 3 10pt burn balm
   > 3 1 healing rate salve, lasts 2 days
   > 2 Immune to fear incense
   > 3 eyeballs
   > 2 10pt healing potion
   > 2 8pt healing potion
   > 5 body wraps (
1 healing rate for 1 night, removes 1 malaise)
   > 2 pinches Dust of the Moonshadow stone (used to bring Geri back from the dead)
      a. Will convert a single wound of up to 32 points from real damage to fatigue if drank with mead
      b. Will change the semblance of once creature seem like another for 24 hours if sprinkled over them (including voice, smell, etc.)
      c. Will grant +1 CS to sleight of hand, persuade, camouflage, stealth if inhaled [Bending]

Small chest (locking; key on string around neck) with parlor tricks and original spell book wrapped in oilskin cloth.

Glyph of Self (steel symbol on necklace; +1 meditation checks for only Prothalius)
Potion of Mana Recovery x1 (10% of the maximum mana is returned)

Ring of Healing
+ 1 RS healing checks (includes failure = simple), +1 CS medical skill check (on skills already possessed); Reward from Linnis Faer.

Bio:

Shadow Bond Removed

When returning from the alternate world and the Dark Mirror, his Shadow Bond was removed. This restores his appearance and charisma. (Later the lich’s draining would return is haggard looks he lost after the shadow bond left.)

Receiving New Spells

Books went through some of Geri’s gear and says “I think you should have a copy – torchlight (because its damn handy – then you could use he magic lamp too) and holding – both apprentice.”

Gallants Inauguration

During the ceremony in which the newest members of the Gallants were sworn in, when he took his oath, the entire rest of the team shouted “huzzah”. As a noble Roisewood, the Baron claimed he had also come into his birthright: He knighted (errant – un-landed) Prothalius (though it does him little good to use his real identity)!

>>> Demise of Original Gallants Story: The story (spread by agents of Baron Wheglin) was that the Gallants fought off some great evil at Braddon Bog, pursued it to the town of Dirte Diaphor in West Riven Run, and there in a great battle killed the mercenary band known as the Bloody Spikes and drove the evil power away – at the cost of their own lives. The few remaining followers gathered up a few stragglers ion their way back to their employer and were reformed under the blessing of Baron Wheglin (its well known that the new group is not simply mercenaries any more). Its rumored that the Baron gave criminals and debtors a chance to redeem themselves and that that element makes up most of their numbers.

Irregular’s Activity

(interaction as Wheglin’s Irregular)
Every single one of the Irregulars has become friends with Prothalius. He is their lifeline. Many times he has saved one of their lives in the field through either his protective magics or his healers abilities. If anything, all the Irregulars are a bit over protective of him (Nils/“flowers” especially), and he never goes anywhere alone. When he says something about healing or a wound treatment, everyone – even Griebbe (“canine”) – stops and listens. In fact, though “Flowers” is acknowledged as Griebbe’s second, only “Bandage” at this time has a similar air of authority (from his noble upbringing).

>>> End Story: The story well-told (by the Baron’s agents) of the original Wheglin’s Irregulars was that they were pensioned out, after becoming too well known, and left the area to go north with the remainders of the Green River Brigade under their banner.

History

(group hook)
Prothalius stayed in the field for 6 months, non stop – aiding those who rose against Berithor as he could. After one particularly harsh “example” Berithor’s troops made of locals, Prothalius rushed to the aid of several farmers in Mosshaven who had been attacked by Berithor’s men. Clearly a medic and nothing more, they still attempted to run him down. Watching was Nils Hytn, who felt compelled to intervene – breaking his Ranger’s code of Silent Watching. He rescued Prothalius, but was forced to leave the Rangers. Having no where else to go, Nils stayed on with the Roisewwod family’s blessings. When the Prothalius was asked to join Baron Wheglin’s new band of operatives by Grace Peregrin, Prothalius would only go if his friend could come as well.

Background

(formative)
Prothalius is the second son of Sir Owen Roisewood II, knight of Mosshaven. At a young age he began his training as page and then squire. He clearly demonstrated his ability to repair wounds better than repairing armor and weapons. Although his status as a gentleman afforded him much, he often spurned such luxuries in favor of academic pursuits. Frustrated, his father sent men of faith and magic to him to see if he had aptitude for aught else. Surprisingly, House Malor volunteered to tutor him as a magus. For the next 6 years he lived in Dunstrand City, accumulating his skills as a mage (albeit slower than most). He finally could no longer remain when news of the civil war in Bar-Innis became prevalent gossip in court and social circles. He returned home and took up arms against his father’s enemies and became involved with the “rebellion”, whilst his family was trapped by Berithor’s oath and garrison. He gave up his comfortable quarters for a warrior’s steed and a pillow bead for the hard ground. His family sponsored him as a permanent affiliated magus of House Malor; he need no pay fees and may practice magic as long as he bows to the will of its members where his desires the their interests clash. Essentially his standing as a Scarlet Applicant is permanently guaranteed as long as his family vouches for him. His “official” sponsor and liaison with House Malor is Lerapus.
PEDIGREE = Privileged /Social Standing = Upper / FORTUNE = 2 Magic Accouterments, 1 Studied, 1 Resourceful

Code of the Gallants

(based on the written, official code)

  1. Duty to brotherhood, faith and guild… but loyalty to group first
  2. Trust and follow the chain of command, inside the group and out
  3. Orders given are to be obeyed. Abuse of command will result in a vote that strips it and gives it to another.
  4. Information is given on a need to know basis; not everything will be shared by the group – this is to protect it more than anything
  5. Respect authority but never without question
  6. In battle, back your companions move – later is the time to question
  7. Never leave anyone behind – even if you have to return
  8. Spend on the group, not outside – monetarily and time-wise
  9. Never volunteer for locals; safety and expectation management are more important than making friends
  10. Never leave the safety of the group without providing plans and details to the leader(s)
  11. Always take the opportunity to gather intelligence on places, people, and items
  12. Never walk into a situation without a plan or way of getting out

Bannerman’s Oath

(To Baron Wheglin in exchange for benefits)

  • I hereby espouse my love of home and hearth – that Osmail Mark is my home, the home now of my immediate family
  • I shall do all in my power to flourish here, to bring a sense of safety and stability upon my friends and family that are here
  • I will do all in my power to ensure the future security and prosperity of the land and its inhabitants
  • As the land and lord are one, as one prospers, so does the other; My lord Baron Wheglin is the will of the land and its peoples, his interest are my own
  • I shall obey the commands of my lord, my loyalty is my honor
  • I shall contribute to the welfare of community through tithing to my lord and liege, his family, and/or parties they designate in their stead

Character Point Record: 4 current
4/9/2011 – 2 pts base + AP conversion + 4 (of 7) community; medical aid to 4/sorcery to 3
5/15/2011 + 3 + 1 CP; body speak 1
5/29/2011 + 2
6/26/2011 3 points 1 from shared; -4 for propel 4
7/10/2011 + 4
7/31/2011 + 2
5/13/2012 + 2 – 1 (spent as AP)/
1 shared; – 2 for melee 2 = record @ 1 CP 7/8
7/7/2012 + 2

Action Point Record: 7 current
1 (start) + 2 (start; rate campaign + all characters); + 1 AP (start; favorite the campaign) – 3
4/9/2011 – 2 pts base (converted to CP)
5/15/2011 + 3 – 1 used 5/29/2011, – 2 converted 5/30/2011
5/29/2011 + 2
6/26/2011 3 points;
7/10/2011 + 3
7/31/2011 + 2
5/13/2012 + 3 – 3

Prothalius Roisewood

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