Shadows of the Dragon
A battle-ready human artificer.
Xavier Tannin, level 7 Human, Artificer Build: Battlesmith Artificer Versatile Expertise: Versatile Expertise (Crossbow) Versatile Expertise: Versatile Expertise (Wand) Background: Prison Conversion (Prison Conversion Benefit)
FINAL ABILITY SCORES Str 11, Con 17, Dex 10, Int 20, Wis 10, Cha 8.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES Str 11, Con 16, Dex 10, Int 17, Wis 10, Cha 8.
AC: 23 Fort: 21 Reflex: 22 Will: 18 HP: 59 Surges: 9 Surge Value: 15
TRAINED SKILLS Perception +10, Arcana +13, History +13, Heal +8, Dungeoneering +8, Diplomacy +7
UNTRAINED SKILLS Acrobatics +3, Bluff +2, Endurance +6, Insight +3, Intimidate +2, Nature +3, Religion +8, Stealth +3, Streetwise +5, Thievery +3, Athletics +3
FEATS Artificer: Ritual Caster Human: Human Perseverance (retrained to Potent Restorables at Level 7) Level 1: Weapon Proficiency (Superior crossbow) Level 2: Versatile Expertise Level 4: Arcane Familiar Level 6: Skill Power
POWERS Artificer at-will 1: Static Shock Artificer at-will 1: Magic Weapon Bonus At-Will Power: Thundering Armor Healing Infusion: Healing Infusion: Resistive Formula Skill Power: Guided Shot Artificer encounter 1: Scouring Weapon Artificer daily 1: Punishing Eye Artificer utility 2: Arcane Mutterings Artificer encounter 3: Shocking Feedback Artificer daily 5: Dancing Weapon Artificer utility 6: Regeneration Infusion Artificer encounter 7: Gale-Force Infusion
ITEMS Ritual Book, Cannith Goggles (heroic tier), Potion of Healing (heroic tier) (4), Adventurer’s Kit, Everburning Torch, Residuum (Any) (868), Swiftshot Superior crossbow +1, Belt of Vigor (heroic tier), Spider Bolt +1 (2), Crossbow Bolts (1200), Firestorm Arrow +1 (2), Mage’s Fullblade +1, Arrows (1200), bolt, Deep-Pocket Cloak +2, Alchemical Reagents (Arcana) (150), Master’s Wand of Static Shock +1, Shared Valor Leather Armor +2 RITUALS Brew Potion, Disenchant Magic Item, Enchant Magic Item, Make Whole, Silence, Ceramic Hand, Dark Light, Water Walk, Eye of Alarm, Arcane Mark, Endure Elements, Transfer Enchantment, Wizard’s Curtain, Seek Rumor, Spirit Fetch, Water’s Gift, Raise Dead
Title Survivor +1 all defenses
Fight smarter, not harder.
Xavier Tannin is an average build, middle-aged human with dark brown hair that is beginning to silver at the temples. His intellect and experience tends to make him somewhat arrogant and abrasive, however he is fiercely loyal to those he is fighting beside and values loyalty in others above all else. While many people charge headlong into battle, Xavier prefers to use tactics and strategy to make the job as easy as possible. Fight smarter, not harder. Why fight hand-to-hand when you can take them out at range? Why fight them at all if you can starve them out?
“Look at this crossbow. See all the knobs and dials? Only very the very talented can use it well. I can hit someone in the eye at a hundred paces. It’s a thing of beauty.” – Xavier
Step 1 1) Having had the unfornate luck of being born human in Elsir Vale, Xavier was relegated to be a second-class citizen, and therefore early in his life he joined the renegade arcanist group, the Red Cloaked Daggers. Their primary goal was to grow in strength through the accumulation of powerful magical items by theft, coercion, and sometimes murder. 2) In his early 20’s, he was betrayed by his lover, Elora Dannon, and arrested by the watch and sentenced to 10 years in prison. At first, he expected the Daggers to jailbreak him, but eventually realized he was abandoned. 3) While in prison, Brother Paul, a local priest, regularly visited the prison and brought books for those who could read. Xavier was particularly fascinated by the history of Elsir Vale, especially the War with the Red Hand and had many long, in-depth discussions with Brother Paul. 4) Xavier was released early after 5 years for “good behavior”, as long as he used his newfound “freedom” to give his services to the military, since those with arcane talent are useful and rare. He then trained to hone his skills for use in the military, becoming particularly fond of complex war machinery such as ballistae, catapults, and the like. As it turns out, he fit right in with the regimented, disciplined nature of the military. 5) Being human, and especially an ex-convict, he is forbidden from obtaining any kind of officer status despite his superior skills and intellect.
Step 2 1) It would be interesting for Xavier confront Elora and disrupt the Red Cloaked Daggers as revenge for betraying and abandoning him. 2) His career goal is to overcome his past and his heritage to become an officer.
Step 3 Xavier was born in Shantytown to a poor family. The stresses of poverty and long work days even when he was a young child took their toll on him. His spark of arcane power attracted the attention of the Red Cloaked Daggers, who through the promise of escaping his low beginnings convinced him to join.
Step 4 Secrets: If you all knew them, they wouldn’t be secrets!
Step 5 Xavier is a specialist in the army, providing magical augmentation for otherwise mundane individuals. He had been deployed with Spanky’s character’s unit for years to keep him alive. In the beginning, he disliked Spanky’s character because as the general’s son he got everything on a silver platter. However, he soon realized Spanky’s character resented his special treatment and tried to avoid it whenever possible. This earned him some respect in Xavier’s eyes. Rolen was recently assigned to our group in recognition of how well our powers would complement each other, especially at eliminating arcane threats at a distance.