Jaenelle, Student of the Dark Arts

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Jaenelle, Student of the Dark Arts

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Rolls for a Student of the Dark Arts:
What did your parents do in the village? What did you learn from them? [dice:1x6g8vwh]59081:0[/dice:1x6g8vwh]
You went on journeys into the woods to gather herbs and berries. +2 Wis, +1 Con, +1 Dex,
Skill: Herbalism

Swap for: 2 Your father was an outcast, rightfully or not. +2 Int, +1 Wis, +1 Con,
Skill: Survival
[dice:1x6g8vwh]59081:1[/dice:1x6g8vwh]
You solved everyone else’s problems, and never mentioned your own. +1 Str, +1 Con, +1 Cha
[dice:1x6g8vwh]59081:2[/dice:1x6g8vwh]
The grizzled mercenary who settled in town taught you a thing or two. +1 Dex, +1 Con, +1 Wis
You learned secret and powerful magics. You become a level 1 Mage. You gain the class abilities Sense Magic and Spell
Casting, the skill Forbidden Secrets, and the cantrip Second Sight.
[dice:1x6g8vwh]59081:3[/dice:1x6g8vwh]
An uninvited spirit visited you every night last winter and taught you many things. +2 Int, +1 Con,
Skill: Alertness
[dice:1x6g8vwh]59081:4[/dice:1x6g8vwh]
You are the light in the darkness. You learned the following magics:
the spell Banish Undead, the ritual Mage Armor, and the cantrip Mage Light.
+2 Int,
spells to left
[dice:1x6g8vwh]59081:5[/dice:1x6g8vwh]
In a moment of need, you raised a shadowy adversary by mistake and had to save the village
from its depredations. The friend to your right distracted the enemy long enough for you to
cut it down, and gains +1 Dex.
+2 Dex,
Spell: True Strike
[dice:1x6g8vwh]59081:6[/dice:1x6g8vwh]
The weapon of an ancient warrior queen. +2 Str,
a runed sword
Jaenelle
Human Student of the Dark Arts
OOC Comments
Agility d6, Smarts d10, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d8
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 5/6; Toughness: Torso/Arms 8(2); Legs 7(1); Head 6
Skills: Athletics d4, Common Knowledge d6, Notice d8, Persuasion d4, Stealth d4, Occult d8, Research d4, Survival d6, Spellcasting d10, Fighting d6 (+1 w/ Runesword)
Edges: AB: Magic; Trademark Weapon: Runesword
Powers: banish, darksight, protection, boost Fighting/Shooting/Athletics; light
Gear
Runesword: Str + d6, may have other properties
Ritual Dagger: Str + d4
Reward amulet: Properties unknown

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Re: Jaenelle, Student of the Dark Arts

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System Conversion Notes
Dex 11 = Agil d6
Str 11 = Str d6
Con 14 = Vigr d8
Int 16 = Smts d10
Wis 10 = Spir d6
Cha 9 = No Hindrance/Boost

Spellcasting Skill = AB: Magic
Sense Magic = Detect Arcana (at will)/Conceal Arcana
Survival Skill = Survival Skill
Forbidden Secrets = Occult Skill
Alertness = Notice Skill

Second Sight = Darksight
Banish Undead = Banish
Mage Armor = Protection
Mage Light = Limited Light
True Strike = Limited Boost Trait: Fighting/Shooting/Athletics

Rune Sword (maybe can pierce undead resistances?)

Jot down your skills, class abilities, and starting equip-
ment, as well as any other pieces of gear you may want to
buy. The Student of the Dark Arts begins with the follow-
ing equipment: a ritual dagger, dark robes, writing mate-
rials, a book containing two rituals which you have not yet
learned (one of these is Summoning), a secret place that
no one knows about, and 4d6 silvers.

Conviction (1 at a time, spend to add 1d6 to a roll)
Dumb Luck (Spend a benny after CritFail to try to succeed, but still suffer downsides of critfail as well)
Gritty Damage (Roll on Injury Table whenever Wounded; Injuries heal when the Wounds do)
High Adventure (Spend Benny for one-time use of Combat Edge; must have Rank/Pre-Req Edges)
Multiple Languages (Start with Languages = 1/2 Smarts Die)
Wound Cap (Max 4 Wounds from one hit)
Jaenelle
Human Student of the Dark Arts
OOC Comments
Agility d6, Smarts d10, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d8
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 5/6; Toughness: Torso/Arms 8(2); Legs 7(1); Head 6
Skills: Athletics d4, Common Knowledge d6, Notice d8, Persuasion d4, Stealth d4, Occult d8, Research d4, Survival d6, Spellcasting d10, Fighting d6 (+1 w/ Runesword)
Edges: AB: Magic; Trademark Weapon: Runesword
Powers: banish, darksight, protection, boost Fighting/Shooting/Athletics; light
Gear
Runesword: Str + d6, may have other properties
Ritual Dagger: Str + d4
Reward amulet: Properties unknown

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Re: Jaenelle, Student of the Dark Arts

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Jaenelle
Human Student of the Dark Arts
OOC Comments
Agility d6, Smarts d10, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d8
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 5/6; Toughness: Torso/Arms 8(2); Legs 7(1); Head 6
Skills: Athletics d4, Common Knowledge d6, Notice d8, Persuasion d4, Stealth d4, Occult d8, Research d4, Survival d6, Spellcasting d10, Fighting d6 (+1 w/ Runesword)
Edges: AB: Magic; Trademark Weapon: Runesword
Powers: banish, darksight, protection, boost Fighting/Shooting/Athletics; light
Gear
Runesword: Str + d6, may have other properties
Ritual Dagger: Str + d4
Reward amulet: Properties unknown

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Re: Tribe's Thing

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Player Name: Freemage
Google Handle: Soren
Jaenelle
Rank: Novice 1 Advances Left:
Race: Human
Playbook: Student of the Dark Arts
Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d10, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d8

Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 5/6; Toughness:8(2) (Legs: 7/1, Head 6)

Skills:
Athletics d4
Common Knowledge d6
Notice d8
Persuasion d4
Stealth d4
Occult d8
Research d4
Survival d6
Spellcasting d10
Fighting d6

Hindrances:
Obligation (Minor): Tend the Dead
Outsider (Minor): Family is regarded with superstition by villagers due to duties, -2 to Persuasion
Thin-Skinned (Major): -4 to resist Taunts

Edges:
Arcane Background: Magic (Free): 10 PP, Starting Powers: Banish, Darksight, Protection
Trademark Weapon: Runed Sword (Hind): +1 Fighting rolls, +1 Parry
New Powers (Hind): Boost Trait (Limited), Light (limited)
Power Points (N1): +5, 15 PP total

Equipment:
Ritual Dagger (Str+d4) (1 lb)
Dark Robes (torso, arms, legs) +1 (8 lb)
Writing Materials
Book w/ two unlearned rituals: Summon Ally, Divination
Secret Place No One Knows About
Lantern (4 hours, 4″ radius) (3 lb)
5 Oil (for lantern; one pint) (5 lb)
Runed Shortsword (Str+d6, possible other features) (2 lb)
Backpack (2 lb)
Blanket (4 lb)
Soap
Winter Clothing, Boots (300 cp, 4 enc)
Leather Jacket (30 cp, 8 enc)
Bedroll (25 cp, 4 enc)
Flint & Steel (3 cp, 1 enc)
Waterskins (5 cp, 1 enc)
3 Silvers
5 Coppers
Jaenelle
Human Student of the Dark Arts
OOC Comments
Agility d6, Smarts d10, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d8
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 5/6; Toughness: Torso/Arms 8(2); Legs 7(1); Head 6
Skills: Athletics d4, Common Knowledge d6, Notice d8, Persuasion d4, Stealth d4, Occult d8, Research d4, Survival d6, Spellcasting d10, Fighting d6 (+1 w/ Runesword)
Edges: AB: Magic; Trademark Weapon: Runesword
Powers: banish, darksight, protection, boost Fighting/Shooting/Athletics; light
Gear
Runesword: Str + d6, may have other properties
Ritual Dagger: Str + d4
Reward amulet: Properties unknown

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Re: Jaenelle, Student of the Dark Arts

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Powers:
Spellcasting; 15 Power Points max

Banish:
3 PP; 10"; Instant
Target opposes with Spirit. Success = Shaken; Raise = Wound. If Incapacitated, creature is discorporated; it can return under the right circumstances.
Trappings: Hands make warding gestures
Modifiers: Range +1 (20"); Range +2 (30"); Fatigue +2 (Shaken/Wounded targets suffer a level of Fatigue)


Darksight:
1 PP; 10"; 1 hour
Success = Ignore 4 points of Illumination Penalties
Raise = Ignore 6 points; see in total darkness
Trappings: Glowing Eyes
Modifiers: Range +1 (20"); Range +2 (30"); Additional Recipients +1 (Per extra)

Protection
1 PP; 10"; 5
Success = +2 Armor
Raise = +4 Armor
Trappings: Ethereal Armor
Modifiers: Add Recipients +1 (Per Extra); Range +1 (20"); Range +2 (30"); More Armor +1 (Increases to +4/+6); Toughness +1 (Bonus is added to Toughness); Glow

True Strike (Boost Trait [Limited])
1 PP; 10"; 5
Limitation: Only affects Fighting, Shooting or Athletics (for purposes of Throwing or Grappling, only).
Success = +1 DT to affected Trait; Raise = +2 DT.
Trappings: Spirit of a warrior gestalts with the soul of the target
Modifiers: Add Recipients +1 (Per Extra); Range +1 (20"); Range +2 (30")

Magelight (Light [Limited])
1 PP; 10"; 10 minutes
Limitation: Light only
Success = LBT; Raise = Focused 5" beam
Trappings: Gestures while calling upon the Light Eternal
Modifiers: Range +1 (20"); Range +2 (30"); Mobile +1 (May be moved up to 10"/rd, or affixed to an inanimate object);
Jaenelle
Human Student of the Dark Arts
OOC Comments
Agility d6, Smarts d10, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d8
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 5/6; Toughness: Torso/Arms 8(2); Legs 7(1); Head 6
Skills: Athletics d4, Common Knowledge d6, Notice d8, Persuasion d4, Stealth d4, Occult d8, Research d4, Survival d6, Spellcasting d10, Fighting d6 (+1 w/ Runesword)
Edges: AB: Magic; Trademark Weapon: Runesword
Powers: banish, darksight, protection, boost Fighting/Shooting/Athletics; light
Gear
Runesword: Str + d6, may have other properties
Ritual Dagger: Str + d4
Reward amulet: Properties unknown

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Re: Jaenelle, Student of the Dark Arts

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Welcome to our little village, stranger. It's a bit provincial, perhaps, but we look out for one another. We kind of have to, what with the Wood so close these days. You might have to wait a bit before folks are really comfortable around you, but you'll be one of our own soon enough, if you choose to stay.

Hm? Oh, that cottage? Yeah, it's a bit... Well, see, the village abides by tradition. It's how you survive, this close to the Wood. You have Tenders where you come from? Yeah, I see you know about them, at least. That's the Tender's shack. She takes care of the graveyard, quiets the souls there. But you don't want to talk to her.

Well, because she's part of that world, as much as she is this one. Her father was Tender before her. Usually, the job is chosen by lots, and that's how he got the job. Since it's usually a young man that gets the job, they don't have a family, but he was a bit older, and the girl was already there. Her mother'd passed in childbirth, poor thing.

So, anyway, growing up in the Tender's cottage, well, she was exposed to all that at a very young age, you know? Left her touched, I says. She didn't even argue when the Elder told her she was the next Tender, when her father died--just gave this weird smile and said, "Of course." As if that's what she wanted.

Even more than most Tenders, she's a bit of an outsider, for all that she was born here, as a result. There's stories, of course. Janie Fitch tells about how she once snuck up to the cottage on a dare from her mates, back when she and Jaenelle--that's the Tender's name, you understand--were about ten. She peeked in Jaenelle's window, and swears she saw a glowing form over Jaenelle's bed. Janie says that it just made strange noises, not real words, but that Jaenelle would answer back in plain speak, like they was having a conversation. Jaenelle was doing something with candles and chalk, Janie says. She didn't stick around to see what that was about, though.

Course, every once in awhile, someone breaks the taboo of taking company with her. Usually a newcomer, like yourself, really. Best example is Old One-Eye Macron. That is a scary woman. Used to be part of the noble's retinue, and they say she went into the Woods many a time on a culling expedition. She settled here when she got too old to lead the guardsmen, and being something of an outsider, herself, she took a shine to Jaenelle. You'll see the two of them playing at swords and stuff, occasionally, in the field outside her hut across the river.

One time One-Eye went off to go goblin hunting, Jaenelle went to the Wood with her for a few days. When they came back, Jaenelle was carrying a sword she'd picked up someplace. She don't draw it, 'cept for practice, but I've seen the runes on it when she does. They catch the light funny, and some of the old-timers say those runes date back to the Old Kingdom, though Charlie says it should be called the Old Queendom.

Look, I can see you've got some kinda sympathy for her situation, so let me give you one last little warning tale. Back when she was a bit before marrying age, a few of the lads decided to have a little fun. She's got a temper, you see, and can be provoked pretty easily, so one of them taunted her and then led her on a merry chase. But she pulled up short when she realized he'd led her into the group of them, and she was surrounded. Now, I'm not saying that she wasn't right to be upset about that; I'm sure the boys would've stopped before crossing too big a line, but obviously they were at least tryin' to put the frighteners on her, figuring she'd be unable to complain too much about it to their folks.

Well, she didn't complain to their folks. Instead, she complained to... something else. Never got a straight version of the story to tell exactly what she called up that day--each of the boys involved remembered it as something different, and a few of them recollected it differently at different times. Whatever it was, it seemed to be pretty upset about being woken up, and the boys cleared out, though one of 'em looked back and said he saw her get knocked flat by the thing--she'd lost control of it completely.

He saw the woodcutter's son coming over the fence, axe in hand, but didn't stick around to see how things went down. Both of them seemed to be okay, afterwards, though. Still, you see why we steer clear of her, beyond the food and such she gets in exchange for Tending. Best not to get too close to someone who dabbles in those kinds of forces.

******************

From the journal of Agest Moore, Royal Historian:
The practice of 'Tending' as it is known, is still common, but by no means universal, in communities within a day's travel tothe Wood. It is believed that the forgotten and neglected dead are the most likely to become Restless. The precise customs of Tenders vary from one town to the next, but a few key features, most notably the practice of learning the names of all those buried in the local graveyard, and, in villages closest to the Wood, periodically Tending gravesites beyond the Wall.

Tenders are selected according to local custom, as well. Some are chosen by village elders, others by family line, some by the ancient practice of drawing lots. In some towns, the position is rolled into that of gravedigger, while in others, the two positions are not merely distinct, but also wholly separated.

The community attitude towards Tenders in those hamlets that still maintain the practice varies considerably as well. In the safest villages, the local Tender is often treated as a local attraction, a relic of century old custom. Those closer to the Wood are more likely to treat the Tender with reverence, numbered among the village's elders by default. In villages perilously close to the Wood, however, this reverence becomes dread and ostracism, coupled with local practices, such as donating food to the outcast, being used to ensure the Tender remains on the job.
Jaenelle
Human Student of the Dark Arts
OOC Comments
Agility d6, Smarts d10, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d8
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 5/6; Toughness: Torso/Arms 8(2); Legs 7(1); Head 6
Skills: Athletics d4, Common Knowledge d6, Notice d8, Persuasion d4, Stealth d4, Occult d8, Research d4, Survival d6, Spellcasting d10, Fighting d6 (+1 w/ Runesword)
Edges: AB: Magic; Trademark Weapon: Runesword
Powers: banish, darksight, protection, boost Fighting/Shooting/Athletics; light
Gear
Runesword: Str + d6, may have other properties
Ritual Dagger: Str + d4
Reward amulet: Properties unknown

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Re: Jaenelle, Student of the Dark Arts

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Changelog:
7/4/2020: Novice 1 Advance: Power Points
10/1/2020: Novice 2 Advance: Agility d8
Jaenelle
Human Student of the Dark Arts
OOC Comments
Agility d6, Smarts d10, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d8
Pace: 6/d6; Parry: 5/6; Toughness: Torso/Arms 8(2); Legs 7(1); Head 6
Skills: Athletics d4, Common Knowledge d6, Notice d8, Persuasion d4, Stealth d4, Occult d8, Research d4, Survival d6, Spellcasting d10, Fighting d6 (+1 w/ Runesword)
Edges: AB: Magic; Trademark Weapon: Runesword
Powers: banish, darksight, protection, boost Fighting/Shooting/Athletics; light
Gear
Runesword: Str + d6, may have other properties
Ritual Dagger: Str + d4
Reward amulet: Properties unknown

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