Vega's Ex-Familiar


All in all, an amicable break up. Sophie sometimes visits Vega on the rooftop observation deck over the warehouse in Sandpoint. Although they no longer share a language, they still share a bond, and still enjoy each other’s company.

Thrush (Familiar 6)
N Diminutive Animal
Init 2, Perception 8
Senses Low-light vision

AC 19 (16 base, 2 Familiar Nat Armor), touch 18, flat-footed 16 (+ 4 size, + 3 Nat Armor)
hp 17 (half Master’s HP)
Fort 2, Ref 4, Will 8

Speed 10 ft., fly 40 ft. (average)
Melee bite 2 (-1 base attack, + 3 Master’s BAB, Damage 1d2–5)
Space 1 ft.; Reach 0 ft.

Str 1, Dex 15, Con 6, Int 8 (Familiar Base Lvl 4/5), Wis 15, Cha 6
Base Atk + 3 (Master’s BAB); CMB 1; CMD 11

Skill Focus (Perception). + 3 to Perception

Acrobatics 8, Fly 12, Heal 3, Knowledge (Arcana 5, Dungeoneering 3, Engineering 0, Geography 0, History 5, Local 0, Nature 1, Nobility 0, Planes 3, Religion 3), Linguistics 0, Perception 8, Spellcraft 3, Stealth 15


Alertness. + 2 bonus on Perception and Sense Motive skill checks.
Improved Evasion. When subjected to an attack that normally allows a Reflex saving throw for half damage, a familiar takes no damage if it makes a successful saving throw and half damage even if the saving throw fails.
Share Spells. The arcanist may cast a spell with a target of “You” on his familiar (as a touch spell) instead of on himself. An arcanist may cast spells on his familiar even if the spells do not normally affect creatures of the familiar’s type (magical beast).
Empathic Link. 1 mile distance. The master can communicate empathically with the familiar, but cannot see through its eyes. Because of the link’s limited nature, only general emotions can be shared. The master has the same connection to an item or place that his familiar does.
Deliver Touch Spells. If the master and the familiar are in contact at the time the master casts a touch spell, he can designate his familiar as the “toucher.” The familiar can then deliver the touch spell just as the master would. As usual, if the master casts another spell before the touch is delivered, the touch spell dissipates.


Sophie waited for Vega outside the Glassworks in Sandpoint.

Once Vega had magically cleaned the blood from her clothes, and emerged intact, Sophie introduced herself.

The pair immediately shared an emotional bond, and over time discovered that Sophie could access some of Roussanne’s knowledge and abilities. She was a special little bird indeed.

When on her person, Sophie usually alights to a cozy spot on Roussanne’s cloak, where the hood rests and bunches together, over her backpack.


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