Kingmaker - As the Ravens Gather
Shalla'bal, Bard of the Twilight Court
The raven-haired tiefling plucks gently at a harp, a tear rolling slowly down her crimson cheek. She is beautiful, perhaps the most beautiful thing you've ever seen, despite the horns that curve gracefully from her forehead.
The raven-haired tiefling plucks gently at a harp, a tear rolling slowly down her crimson cheek. She is beautiful, perhaps the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen, despite the horns that curve gracefully from her forehead. She wears the black armor and cloak of the Order of the Raven.
NG Demon-spawn Tiefling Bard 3
Init + 1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception –1
AC 15, touch 11, flat-footed 14 (+ 4 armor, + 1 Dex)
hp 15 (3d8)
Fort + 0, Ref + 3, Will + 3 (+ 2 vs. fear)
Speed 30 ft.
Melee whip + 2 (1d3)
Ranged short bow + 3 (1d4/×3)
STR: 10 average
DEX: 12 slightly quicker than a human
CON: 10 average
INT: 13 a sharp wit
WIS: 8 distracted by her own sadness
CHR: 18 a truly great beauty
Languages: Common, Abyssal, Abyssal, Elven, + 2 languages
Skills (8): Bluff + 11, Diplomacy + 16, Escape Artist + 5, KS: History + 9, Linguistics + 7, Perform: Lute + 12, Perform: Song + 10, Stealth + 10/11, UMD + 12, KS: planes + 5, KS: Nature + 5, KS: Nobility + 5
L3-Skill Focus: Diplomacy
Charming-Blessed with good looks, she’s come to depend on the fact that others find her attractive.
Night Market Urchin-Shalla’bal grew up an orphan on the streets, and spent many years of childhood in the Night Market. The strange and often horrific sights she saw forced her to grow up fast—there’s little that can shock or unsettle her. (+2 saves vs. fear effects; successful save = +1 attack rolls & skill checks/1 minute.)
Bard Abilities: Bardic Knowledge, bardic performance (8/day: countersong, distraction, fascinate, inspire courage + 1)
Darkvision: Tieflings see in the dark up to 60 feet.
Skilled: Tieflings have a +2 racial bonus on Bluff and Stealth checks.
Spell-Like Ability: Tieflings can use darkness once per day as a spell-like ability. The caster level for this ability equals the tiefling’s class level (1).
Fiendish Resistance: Tieflings have cold resistance 5, electricity resistance 5, and fire resistance 5.
Starting Equipment: MW lute, black MW chain shirt*, whip, short sword, black cloak & finely carved onyx raven cloak clasp (50 gp), MW Tool-Stealth (boots), MW Tool-KS: Planes (book), MW Tool-UMD (book), MW Tool-Diplo (coat)
gift from the baron
Shalla’bal is a recent arrival to Meerover, but she has had an immediate impact . . . as such a woman always does. She plays her lute and sings almost every night, drawing larger and larger crowds each time. Some come to gaze at her beauty, other to see the “demon bard,” and still others out of a genuine appreciation for her craft.
The tiefling’s most popular song is the one that tells her story. Her father was a foolish knight who fell in love with a lovely but evil succubus. He pursued her for years, and finally won her affections . . . for a time. But the demoness grew weary of the tiresome fool, and murdered him in their bed with a smile on her lips. Shalla’bal is the daughter of this terrible union and weeps every night at the tragedy of her parents’ love.