Roussanne Vega

Tireless and Theoretical Void Savant

Description:

“There’s a spell for that.”

Female Human Arcanist 9 (School Savant archetype, Void School)
CN Medium Humanoid
Initiative 2, Perception 0 (+ 2 Perception when Familiar within arm’s reach)

DEFENSE
AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 11
HP 50 (1d6+2, 6, 6, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5)
Fort + 6, Ref + 5, Will + 7
Fort + 9, Ref + 8, Will + 10 (Void Awareness, + 3 insight bonus vs Spells and Spell-like abilities)

OFFENSE
Speed 30 ft
Melee Cold Iron Dagger + 3 (+ 4 after 15 mins whetstone), 1d4 (19-20×2), P/S, Throw 10 ft
Ranged Light Crossbow + 6, 1d8

STATISTICS
Str 9, Dex 12, Con 12, Int 28 (Headband + 4), Wis 10, Cha 10
Base Atk + 4, CMB 3, CMD 14

FEATS
Extra Arcanist Exploit – Quick Study (character level 1). 1 arcane point, full round action to swap a prepared spell.
Extra Arcanist Exploit – Potent Magic (human bonus feat). 1 arcane point, free action adds + 2 CL or + 2 DC to spell.
Extra Arcanist Exploit – Familiar (character level 3). Thrush.
Extra Arcanist Exploit – Dimensional Slide (character level 5). 1 arcane point with move or withdraw action, move 10 feet per arcanist level to a visible point. Slide counts as 5 ft of movement.
Extra Arcanist Exploit – Metamagic Knowledge Heighten Spell.

SKILLS
Acrobatics 5, Heal 1, Knowledge (Arcana 20, Dungeoneering 17, Engineering 12, Geography 12, History 20, Local 14, Nature 17, Nobility 12, Planes 17, Religion 17), Linguistics 20, Profession 4 (Scribe), Spellcraft 21, Stealth 3, Use Magic Device 12

Familiar skill bonus (within arm’s reach) – Diplomacy 3, Perception 11, Sense Motive 2

LANGUAGES
Common, Auran, Celestial, Varisian, Taldane, Giant, Thassilonian, Draconic, Abyssal, Sylvan, Ignan, Aklo, Infernal, Terran, Necril (5 Int bonus, 1 starting, 1 language per level starting at level 2, from headband Linguistics).

SPECIAL ABILITIES
Void Awareness. + 2 insight bonus to saves vs spells and spell like abilities. Additional + 1 every 5 levels.
Reveal Weakness. Reduce target AC and Saves by 1/2 caster level for 1 round, (3 + Int mod) times per day (8 times per day).
Aura of Prescience Can be non-consecutive rounds per level per day. Allies within 30 feet gain +2 insight bonus on ability, attack, damage, saves, and skill checks.

TRAITS
Resilient (Combat). + 1 Fort saves
Theoretical Magician (Magic). Spellcraft + 2 trait bonus
Inspired (Faith i.e. Void Philosophy). Once per day roll twice and take better result skill or ability check.
Tireless Logic (Social). Once per day roll twice and take better result Int-based skill or ability check.

DRAWBACKS
Vain. Failed opposed Cha means -2 Cha checks for 24 hours.
Power Hungry. -2 Will save vs charm and compulsion effect if source promises wealth or power.

Bio:

Hirgius Lytar purchased her at a Riddleport slave market, called her Roussanne, and rescued her from those who would have otherwise been harsher masters. He recognized her innate worth, and taught her how to read and to write. Then in every language he knew. She was not only highly intelligent, but she also showed an impressive talent with ink and paper.

He found her a job with a Tengu dealer, who somehow managed to get his claws on all kinds of material. Scrolls, spell books, tomes of literature and science, intercepted correspondence.

After a few years, she became one of his best forgers and copiers. And in the process, she learned a surprisingly large amount of information about spells, history, and science.

She grew obsessed with magic, and began to seek out knowledge of astronomy.

The ever-changing sky itself began to vex her mind. The night revealed the heavens, yet also the lunacy of men; while different days could bring pleasing warmth or destructive storms.

She rationalized her thoughts of the sky to be a longing for escape from the shackles of Riddleport. A way to shed the weight of the world. For in her dreams, she would fly past ne’er-do-wells, and protect her friends with spears of lightning.

On the day that she finally convinced Hirgius to accept repayment of her purchase price, she told him that she would order her affairs and set out to find her star.

She told him about a star that was once (but no longer) a Pole Star; a star that all travelers once used to guide their paths through the darkness.

For even though Vega was no longer a Pole Star, it was still bright and easy to follow.

“As time passes”, she recited from memory, “the heavens move, and present us with new light. We can choose to ignore or to pay attention.”

Now, she sets out to find a path to her star, as the Void Savant Roussanne Vega.

Roussanne Vega

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