Kimdorr - The New Dawn
Female Castanic Gunslinger 2
CN Medium Outsider (native)
Init + 8; Senses darkvision, low-light vision; Perception + 6
Defense 15, flat-footed 10 (+ 4 Dex, + 1 dodge)
Armor DR: 4/magic or Large (+ 4 armor)
Critical Defense: + 8 (+ 4 DR, + 4 Dex)
Vig 20 (2d10) Wnd 24 (Threshold 12)
Fort + 4, Ref + 7, Will + 1
Speed 40 ft.
Melee Cat-o’-nine-tails + 6 (1d4/x2)
Ranged Pistol + 6 (1d8/x4)
Spell-Like Abilities Spell-Like Ability, Lesser (Cure Light Wounds) (1/
Str 10, Dex 18, Con 12, Int 12, Wis 12, Cha 14
Base Atk + 2; CMB + 2; CMD 17
Feats Gunsmithing, Improved Initiative, Rapid Reload (Pistol), Weapon Finesse
Traits Looking for Work (Diplomacy), Love Lost (Orphaned) (All Craft Skills)
Skills Acrobatics + 8 (+ 12 jump), Bluff + 4, Craft (alchemy) + 7, Craft (Engineering) + 8, Craft (sculpture) + 7, Diplomacy + 10, Knowledge (engineering) + 6, Perception + 6, Profession (sailor) + 6, Swim + 4 Modifiers silver tongued
Languages Celestial, Common, Gnome
SQ deed: deadeye, deed: gunslinger’s dodge (+ 2 ac), deed: quick clear, grit, prehensile tail
Other Gear Lamellar cuirass, torso piece, Padded, arm piece, Studded leather, leg piece, Alchemical cartridge (paper) (40), Cat-o’-nine-tails, Pistol, Aloutte’s Book of Marvelous Mystery, Backpack, masterwork (1 @ 2 lbs), Belt pouch (1 @ 0 lbs), Flint and steel, Gunsmith’s kit, Ephemeral, Powder horn (40 @ 0 lbs), Waterskin, Weapon cord, Weapon cord, 475 PP, 7 GP, 3 SP
Darkvision (120 feet) You can see in the dark (black and white vision only).
Deed: Deadeye (Ex) Use 1 grit per extra range increment to make a touch attack beyond the first.
Deed: Gunslinger’s Dodge (+ 2 AC) (Ex) Use 1 grit, immediately move 5 ft/drop prone to gain 1x/2x bonus to AC vs ranged attack.
Deed: Quick Clear (Ex) While have grit, remove the effects of a misfire. Use 1 grit to do as move action.
Grit (Ex) Gain a pool of points that are spent to fuel deeds, regained on firearm crit/killing blow.
Gunsmithing You can use a gunsmithing kit to craft/repair firearms and ammo.
Low-Light Vision See twice as far as a human in low light, distinguishing color and detail.
Prehensile Tail (Ex) Your tail can retrieve small objects on your person as a swift action.
Rapid Reload (Pistol) You can reload fast with one type of Crossbow or Firearm.
Silver Tongued (Ex) You can shift a creature’s attitude by three steps with Diplomacy.
Weapon cord Attached weapon can be recovered as a swift action.
Weapon cord Attached weapon can be recovered as a swift action.
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Before the catastrophe, Aloutte and Sybil were regular Castanic girls. They behaved some of the time, got into trouble most of the time and were much loved by their parents. Life was normal, or better, for the first several years of the girl’s lives.
Their mother, Gabrielle Valentine, was a highly skilled negotiator even for a Castanic. She made her way in her early adult life selling wares in many of the more open minded cities, renting passage and storage on ships to travel from port to port. She made a modest and secure living, as well as made many valuable contacts. However, it wasn’t until after she met Alonso that her life really started to take off.
Alonso was a poor business man, but an incredible craftsman. His ingenuity rivaled the gnomish master tinkerers in many ways. But, his general lack of any social grace ultimately left him selling what mindless trinkets he could to make ends meet. He had a particular knack for firearms and explosives. And, without much surprise, his story was also typical until he met Gabrielle.
The story of their courtship is long, and is not the story we need, but it is an interesting one. Ultimately the two fell deeply in love and began a highly successful business together. Alonso managed the development and production side of things, while Gabrielle dealt with the negotiations and red tape. In a short amount of time, the Valentine name was synonymous with quality firearms and powders.
Several years into their peak, the Valentine’s had two children. The first they named after Alonso’s mother, Aloutte. The second daughter they named after Gabrielle’s mother, Sybil. They were the pride and joy of their loving and attentive parents. No expense would be paid in their upbringing and education, they would never want for anything.
Just when the Valentine’s were at their peak, with a business more successful than they could hope, beautiful gifted daughters, and even talks of noble titles awaiting them, everything came to an end. Alonso just finished developing his finest work, the plans for which they were personally taking a copy of to their works in St. Louise (Manet?). It was during this trip from the Silver Kingdom that a terrible storm tore through the ocean, and even a ship as finely worked as those from the Silver Kingdom went down, but not without protest. The Silver Kingdom may have the greatest single navy in the world, and their ships have been perfected over millennia of trial and error working with both magic and gnomish engineering. The Valentine’s crew was remarkable, the ships sorceress highly experienced, and that is the only reason there were any survivors at all.
Near the end, when all hope was truly lost, the Valentine’s and the sorceress quickly set to work securing their most precious cargo. The sorceress could not manage anything as intricate as a teleportation in the violence of the storm, but with multiple low level spells, reinforced with the power of the Valentine’s dying breath, she was able to secure a large chest against the storm, and send it into the crashing mountains of water with a prayer to Ephemeral.
Alonso and Gabrielle watched the chest bound over the waves, dipping meters down and then popping up again, with impossible resilience. They watched it fade into the darkness, until it was gone and Epehemeral beckoned them into the plane of Elysium. And even then they gazed longingly, until she promised she saw it would come ashore, and the cargo would be safe. They held each other gently and cried as their now incorporeal forms passed through the storm and into the higher planes. But their daughters were safe, and alone in this dangerous world.
In the box
A slightly damaged prayer book for Ephemeral
Two keys to the Valentine family vault, lockets in the shape of a valentine. (A Lifetime holding account in the shimmering halls, the bank of Ephemeral in the Silver Kingdom. The account lasts through the bloodline and will not be closed.)
Two holy symbols to ephemeral
A note reading:
We count on you now to bear a burden you are not due, but that we had no choice but to pass on. If there was any way to have avoided this, we would have torn hell apart to secure it. But time is gone, and it is only by magical means that we have the time to compose this final letter. Please, honor the wishes of the dead and grant us this kindness so our spirits can rest.
We sent our daughters into the storm as a last resort. We have given our lives to reinforce the wards keeping this chest afloat and keeping the girls alive. Whosoever finds this chest, please accept the coin contained herein as payment for finding our greatest joy a safe and happy home, together.
Sybil, Aloutte, we love you. We’ll watch you from Elysium, and we’ll help whenever we’re able.
Mom and Dad
1- Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?
Aloutte will twirl her hair with her tail when sitting idly. She also has a sweet aroma and floral breath.
2- As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Aloutte wanted to be a master marksman like her mother Colette in practical terms. But she always day-dreams about building a kingdom like what she remembers of home as a child.
3- What is your greatest fear?
Losing her sister Sybil.
4- What do you believe makes a successful life?
Strong friends and loved ones, and full coffers.
5- Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it?
Betray the trust of someone she loves.
6- Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)?
The people she loves.
7- What is your Heroic motivation, why do you adventure?
To protect her sister and friends and learn about who she is and where she came from.
8- Are you religious, and to what god?
Yes. Ephemeral Fantasia who she remembers praying to as a child and never stopped. That’s what mother would have wanted.
9- Your three major desires?
Loyal friends, coffers overflowing, and to leave behind something that lasts forever.
10- What is the price of your loyalty?
Time, trust and the obvious intent to protect her and the people and things she cares about.
List three good friends(NPCs)
Terra Branford Aloutte’s love and accomplished merchant marine
Roza Farrell Aloutte’s unknown guardian angel
Rinoa Heartlily Privateer captain-madam of The Lusty Pearl, Aloutte’s self-proclaimed older sister
List three contacts(NPCs)
Cyan Garamonde, Locke Cole, Celes Chere
List three Enemies you made and how you made them(NPCs)
Kefka Palazzo Mad low noble who stole the power of sorcerery
Ultros Dim-witted inquisitor hot on the trail of the “Demonic Harbinger”, Aloutte
Relm Arrowny Elven alchemist with a deep hatred for orcs and the Valentine family