Female human bard 1
CN Medium humanoid (human)
Init 4; Senses Perception +4 (6 vs. surprise and to detect invisible or incorporeal creatures)
AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 13 , 3 Dex, +1 dodge, +1 shield)
hp 9 (1d81)
Fort +1, Ref +5, Will +2
Speed 30 ft. (20 ft. in armor)
Melee rapier -2 (1d6-2/18-20)
Ranged heavy crossbow +3 (1d10/19-20)
Special Attacks bardic performance 7 rounds/day (countersong, distraction, fascinate [DC 13], inspire courage +1)
Bard Spells Known (CL 1st; concentration +5)
1st (2/day)—disguise self, silent image (DC 14)
0 (at will)—detect magic, mage hand, read magic, summon instrument
Str 7, Dex 16, Con 12, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 16
Base Atk 0; CMB -2; CMD 12
Feats Dodge,Weapon Finesse
Traits arcane temper, spirit sense, tactician
Skills Acrobatics -3 (-7 to jump), Diplomacy +7, Disguise +7, Escape Artist +1, Perception +4 (6 vs. surprise and to detect invisible or incorporeal creatures), Perform (dance) +7, Perform (sing) +7, Stealth +1, Use Magic Device +7
Languages Thieves Cant, Imperial
SQ bardic knowledge +1, paranoid
Other Gear leather armor, buckler, crossbow bolts (50), heavy crossbow, rapier, backpack, flint and steel, grappling hook, hemp rope (50 ft.), hooded lantern, masterwork thieves’ tools, 95 gp
Bardic Knowledge +1 (Ex) Add +1 to all knowledge skill checks.
Bardic Performance (standard action, 7 rounds/day) Your performances can create magical effects.
Mobility +4 to AC vs. AoO provoked by moving out of or through a threatened area.
Paranoid Aid Another DC 15 for attempts to help you.
Worship : Recreational) In times of desperation or guidance she finds praying does ease her mind and makes finding the path easier though she doubts surviving those trials are because an immortal intervened on her behalf or favored her in anyway
Favored Deities Asterius Valerias Her people favor Asterius in general being nomadic merchants. and What she knows of Valerias she agrees with.
Opposed Tarastia As a criminal and a lawless wanderer Alia opposes the strict order imposed by Tarastia she finds her worshippers distasteful and obsessive.
She is fairly neutral on the other immortals .
Alia grew up in a “traveling city” a large community of performers storytellers and merchants moving from place to place peddling their wares and services to the nearest town till they moved on
she was raised by the community rather then her birth parents (like most children her age) leading to the strange situation of having three “mothers” and two “fathers”
her Birth Mother Trista was to one who fed and clothed her and as a story teller taught Alia to use her voice to carry a note or a tune proper pronunciation and probably most importantly sing from the diaphragm~
Tarnam her birth father was distant most of the time but still managed to teach Alia to use her whole body not just her eyes to assess situations a brush of the finger a feeling of unease the hair on your neck standing up that feeling of being watched keeping all of her senses in mind would serve her well he said when asked why,
Bantam a stout man with a girth that makes you wonder how he fits in doorways taught her morality and probably more importantly Dance how to move with grace how to carry oneself and how looks can be deceiving.
Garth would be the one to teach her how to use many many instruments her clumsy fingers keeping her from any sort of masterty teaching her the very basics of each instrument commenting that versatility can also be a strength he also taught her swordplay and archery with the rapier and crossbow respectably despite Trista’s protests
Taught by many but the most valuable lesson she would learn herself. it started harmlessly enough she would sit and play for a small crowd of children occasionally adults like many before her a true test of skill would be impressing those who taught you one day she gained more then the usual attention in laters days she would wonder what exactly happened remembering little but a larger then normal audience and the unblinking stares raising her hand to where Tarnam had struck her and recalling how confused everyone had looked.
Alia was lead to the outskirts of the city to meet with a woman calling herself Dragontooth she was instructed to wait inside her tent and not return Alia scared and alone wait hours before the “Old” woman appeared (she looked a lot younger then she was) A question raised catches in her throat when the woman glares at her Alia sitting quietly waits while the woman busied herself putting on tea and disappearing behind a curtain reappearing in entirely new clothes seemingly without removing the previous layer begins poking and prodding at Alia “yes you will do”
The next few years would be spent being taught the bards craft Only leaving the tent on errands Occasionally visited by her “Family” she was taught how to tune herself to magical layers how her song would be made to hypnotise and mesmerise even how to physically manifest those same layers as illusions how to use her talents in Dancing and Singing to earn coin while employing magic to earn information and how to kill Pleased that Alia was already somewhat skilled at the rapier
Alia like many children would choose to leave the city to experience the world and maybe one day return armed with the skills she had gained and her mentors title Dragonstooth she set out in the world to make a name forherself
The Traveling City can be likened to a Circus or a Faire
Jobs in the city included Merchants Storytellers Acrobats Duelists Mercenaries Hunters Singers Dancers Actors Craftsmen even a Beggar who everyone called Bob (whos name was in fact actually Steve)
She learned many things from others not mentioned here like the value of money after a particularly hard lesson in which she bought a “pretty” (amature) picture from another child for 50 silver.
Tarnam suspected his daughter might be magically inclined and when he saw her fascinating the majority of people around he knew how to act
This is like the VERY back of her story before becoming a thief before becoming an adventurer out of desperation rather then to fall back on old habbits.
Reunite with her people she’s been away long enough she keeps her eyes open for news of their passing.
Gain Renown Whether through Singing Dancing or this Adventuring stuff she wishes to be recognized for her talents she might crave approval a little too much for her own good