## The Spoils of War

## Fidellus

*Scholar and former slave*

###### Description:

Character Name: Barakeam-Hazen Race: Hyborean (Brythunian)

Class: Nomad Level: 1

Experience: 0

## Character Information

Gender: Male Age: 30

Size: Medium Complexion: Light

Hair Color: Pale Blond Eye Color: Blue

Height: Weight:

Languages: Kothic, Nordheimer, Acquillonian, Stygian

## Ability Scores

Strength (STR): 13 (mod 1)

Dexterity (DEX): 11 (mod +0)

Constitution (CON): 14 (mod +2)

Intelligence (INT): 17 (mod3)

Wisdom (WIS): 17 (mod +3)

Charisma (CHA): 17 (mod +3)

## Class Skill Scores

Appraise: +6 = [(Ranks: 3) + (INT Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Bluff: +4 = [(Ranks: 1) + (CHA Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Climb: +1 = [(Ranks: 0) + (STR Mod: +1) + (Misc Mod: 0)]~

Concentration: +3 = [(Ranks: 1) + (CON Mod: +2) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Craft (alchemy): +4 = [(Ranks: 1) + (INT Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Craft (herbalism): +6 = [(Ranks: 3) + (INT Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Craft ( ): +0 = [(Ranks: 0) + (INT Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Decipher Script: +7 = [(Ranks: 4) + (INT Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)] *

Forgery: +4 = [(Ranks: 1) + (INT Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Gather Information: +5 = [(Ranks: 2) + (CHA Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Heal: +3 = [(Ranks: 3) + (WIS Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Intimidate: +3 = [(Ranks: 0) + (CHA Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Knowledge (arcana): +7 = [(Ranks: 4) + (INT Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)] *

Knowledge (geography): +7 = [(Ranks: 4) + (INT Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)] *

Knowledge (local)*: +7 = [(Ranks: 4) + (INT Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Knowledge (nobility): +6 = [(Ranks: 3) + (INT Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)] *

Knowledge (religion): +6 = [(Ranks: 3) + (INT Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)] *

Knowledge (rumors): +6 = [(Ranks: 3) + (INT Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)] *

Listen: +3 = [(Ranks: 0) + (WIS Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Move Silently: +2 = [(Ranks: 2) + (DEX Mod: +0) + (Misc Mod: 0)]~

Perform (epic poetry): +5 = [(Ranks: 2) + (CHA Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Profession (Teacher): +6 = [(Ranks: 3) + (WIS Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)] *

Ride: +2 = [(Ranks: 2) + (DEX Mod: +0) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Search: +3 = [(Ranks: 0) + (INT Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Sense Motive: +3 = [(Ranks: 0) + (WIS Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

## Crossclass Skill Scores

Balance: +0 = [(Ranks: 0) + (DEX Mod: +0) + (Misc Mod: 0)] ~

Diplomacy: +3 = [(Ranks: 0) + (CHA Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Disable Device: +3 = [(Ranks: 0) + (INT Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)] *

Disguise: +3 = [(Ranks: 0) + (CHA Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Escape Artist: +0 = [(Ranks: 0) + (DEX Mod: +0) + (Misc Mod: 0)] ~

Handle Animal: +3 = [(Ranks: 0) + (CHA Mod: +4) + (Misc Mod: 0)]*

Hide: +0 = [(Ranks: 0) + (DEX Mod: +0) + (Misc Mod: 0)]~

Jump: +1 = [(Ranks: 0) + (STR Mod: +1) + (Misc Mod: 0)] ~

Open Lock: +0 = [(Ranks: 0) + (DEX Mod: +0) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Sleight of Hand: +0 = [(Ranks: 0) + (DEX Mod: +0) + (Misc Mod: 0)] *

Spot: +3 = [(Ranks: 0) + (WIS Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Survival: +3 = [(Ranks: 0) + (WIS Mod: +3) + (Misc Mod: 0)]*

Swim: +1 = [(Ranks: 0) + (STR Mod: +1) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Tumble: +0 = [(Ranks: 0) + (DEX Mod: +0) + (Misc Mod: 0)] *~

Use Rope: +0 = [(Ranks: 0) + (DEX Mod: +0) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

## Skill Bonuses:

*Cannot be used untrained

~Armor check penalty

## Feats & Special Abilities

Knowledge is Power- Role knowledge check with Int bonus + level for relevant information on local notables, legendary items or noteworthy places.

Scholar Background: Independent- After intensive training as a child, Fidellus has waded through the libraries of local nobles without instruction.

Sorcery Styles: Counterspells

## Saving Throws

Fortitude Save (FORT): 10 = [(Base: 10) + (CON Mod: 1) + (Class Mod +0) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Reflex Save (REF): 10 = [(Base: 10) + (DEX Mod: 0) + (Class Mod +0) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Willpower Save (WILL): 15 = [(Base: 10) + (WIS Mod: 3) + (Class Mod +2) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Parry Value: 11 = [(Base: 10) + (Base Parry Bonus +0) + (STR Mod: +1) + (Size Mod) + (Misc. Mod)]

Dodge Value: 10 = [(Base: 10) + (Base Dodge Bonus +0) + (DEX Mod: +0) + (Size Mod) + (Misc. Mod)]

Initiative: 0 = [(DEX Mod: 0) + (Misc. Mod: 0)]

## Attack Bonuses

Melee: 1 = [(Base Attack Bonus: +0) + (STR Bonus: +1) + (SIZ Mod: 0) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Finesse: 0 = [(Base Attack Bonus: +0) + (DEX Bonus: +0) + (SIZ Mod: 0) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

Ranged: 0 = [(Base Attack Bonus: +0) + (DEX Bonus: +0) + (SIZ Mod: 0) + (Misc Mod: 0)]

## Weapons

Dagger (Finesse): Damage 1d4, Critical 19-20/x2, Armor Piercing 1, Hardness 10, Hit Points , Weight 1 lb., Piercing Damage

Proficiencies: All simple weapons

Hit Points: 6 (d6 Hit Dice)

Power Points: 7

Fate Points: 4

Reputation: 2

Speed:

## Equipment

Dagger, doublet and hose, work boots, shirt and braes, cloak, hood, costrel, spell component pouch, belt pouch, belt, quill, ink, parchment, herbalist’s kit, one dose yellow lotus resin

## Encumbrance/ Load:

Lift Over Head (1x Max. Load):

Lift Off Ground (2x Max Load):

Push/Drag (3x Max Load):

###### Bio:

Pay heed now to the tale of Fidellus, whom the augurs foresee rising from the place of the lowest to the place of the highest.

There are slaves for toil and slaves for pleasure. There are slaves for going to war and there are slaves to tend the field. And then there are those trained in esoteric knowledge to teach the children of nobility so that generation after generation are prepared to enter the world.

It is a strange task, but one the slavemasters know well. One hundred children of indentured slaves are ripped from their parents’ breasts and forced to memorize the history of the land and how to speak in courtly form and how to decipher the writings of the past. Each day the classroom shrinks as the young slaves find themselves incapable of remembering or grasping the lesson. These poor souls find themselves returned to the field or shipped off to foreign lands. Only one in a hundred culled from the slave pens has even the ability to become a decent scribe. And only one in a thousand is fit to become truly knowledgeable. This is the story of Fidellus, child of a Brythunian slave girl.

Born into slavery, he was trained as a historian and scholar in natural philosophy and languages. It is a long process, but one which earned the master slaving guilds good coin as he was first sold to an Ophirian prince. Attempting to escape a harsh master of base desires, the Ophirian attempted escape. Deciding that his investment was too valuable to lose and that a tutor had no need of two legs, this prince removed Fidellus left leg, leaving him to hobble crutch-bound about the castle. And when the Ophirian prince’s son grew to manhood, Fidellus was sold again to a noble family of high aspirations in Khoraja. Kinder of spirit and seeking to reward a loyal servant, Fidellus was fitted with a leg carved of ivory to allow him free movement to the libraries and private collections around the small kingdom. Here, he found esoteric knowledge to make himself the equal of the greatest free scholar.

But even a teacher of children is not truly free when he is a slave. And slaves were bound to help defend Khoraja when the Kothic prince Gromel began his invasion. Forced to stand beside his master before the battle, both were washed away when the river exploded in a wall of water upon the battlefield. Without a master and seeking to put his knowledge to his own use, Fidellus must decide upon his next move.