|Description||Background and Personality||Family||Statistics||Adventures||Fellow Adventurers|
Katerina always dresses well, usually in a combination of silk and leather in various shades of green, with gold embroidery. Her dressiest outfit is typical: finely-tailored forest-green trousers with thick golden stripes up the sides, topped with a lighter green tunic w/ maple, oak & chestnut leaves embroidered in gold thread, and belted by a sash with a golden elm leaf buckle set with an emerald. A green velvet cap embroidered w/ gold leaves, a light green floor-length velvet cloak lined in pale green satin, and knee-high boots of green leather with tooled designs of birch and elm leaves complete the ensemble.
Her adventuring garb, or that in which she can be seen around the city, is far simpler, but of similar style and quality. It usually consists of trousers and a loose shirt, snug vest, decorative scarf, and a cloak. A sapphire-adorned silver ring, recognizable as a Fellowship Ring, graces one finger, and a plain gold band another. A circlet adorns her head, holding her hair away from her face, and her hair is often pinned by a hairpin in the shape of a phoenix. Around her waist are belted a shortsword and dagger, both of excellent quality, and a shortbow and harpcase are slung over one shoulder.
On special occasions the short sword is replaced by a scimitar that appears to be made of gold.
In town, Katerina is accompanied by her familiar, Whisper, and a large black dog, Sable. Outside of town, Zarae, Katerina's gypsy-given bonded warhorse, joins them. Topaz, her small poodle, stays home.
At first a little shy and very quiet, over the years Katerina has grown in confidence and assertiveness. She prefers to work as the scout of the team, often alone, but communicates well with her team and often becomes the leader for adventuring missions. Often serious, sometimes playful, she enjoys teasing her friends - particularly those who are knights - when they seem inclined to take themselves too seriously. Still, she retains some of her shyness and while she seems to be popular and has many acquaintences, she doesn't appear to have many close friends.
When working she is efficient and focused, and sometimes even grim. She has a strong personal moral and ethical code, and expects others to live up to the codes that they follow. She shows mercy for her opponents, and generosity to the downtrodden, but her assistance to them takes the form of teaching, encouraging, or assisting them to better themselves rather than simply giving them money - a solution she regards as too often a temporary one.
Katerina has no known close personal attachments other than her animals, and lives quietly in a respectable middle-class section of Ravens Bluff. She is popular with the neighborhood children, who love to play with Sable and Topaz, and who will care for them when she must be away from home.
Recently, Katerina has been spending a good deal of her time at the Bard's Guild. After considering membership for many years, she recently decided to join the Fellowship of Performers, and has been teaching and practicing swordwork with the Blades. In particular, she has been sparring with Darcy Dunlaoghaire, also a new Bard's Guild member, Fellowship of Blades. This has also brought her into contact with Darcy's brother Padraig, a Bard and member of the Fellowship of Performers, and the three of them can often be seen sharing a meal at the Guild.
Over the past few months, Katerina has
been extremely busy on missions for the city and others. The apparent increasing
unrest in the city, and modified priorities, have made Katerina reconsider
staying in Ravens Bluff at the moment. She has been invited to visit the
Moonshae Isles with the Dunlaoghaire siblings, and has in turn offered
to guide them around Silverymoon. Katerina has thus decided to take a leave
of absence from adventuring in the City of Ravens, and she and her friends
will be leaving Ravens Bluff shortly for points west.
|Initiative:||+6 (Dex, Blooded)|
|Armor Class:||25 / FF 25 / Touch 17 / Touch incorporeal
25 (+4 Dex, Bracers +8, Ring of Protection +3)
+3 Dodge bonus to AC if fighting defensively
|Special Qualities:||Sneak attack +4d6
Uncanny Dodge (retain dex bonus to AC)
Uncanny Dodge (can't be flanked)
|Racial Traits:||+2 Dex, -2 Con
Immunity to magical sleep
+2 saves vs. enchantment
Proficient with swords and bows
+2 on Search, Spot, and Listen checks
Favored class: Wizard
|Saves:||Fort +10, Ref +15, Will +8
(Will save does not include +2 racial bonus to enchantment)
(All saves are an additional +2 vs. illusions)
Common, Draconic, Elven, Gnome, Sylvan.
Alertness (if familiar near, +2 to Listen and Spot), Ambidexterity, Armor Proficiency (light, medium), Blooded (+2 to initiative, +2 to Spot), Quick Draw, Scribe Scroll, Shield Proficiency, Smooth Talk (+2 to Diplomacy, Sense Motive), Summon Familiar, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Finesse (Short sword), Weapon Focus (Short sword), Weapon Proficiency (martial), Weapon Proficiency (Rogue (club, crossbow (hand, light, or heavy), dagger, dart, heavy mace, light mace, morningstar, quarterstaff, rapier, sap, shortbow (normal and composite), short sword)), Weapon Proficiency (simple), Weapon Proficiency (Wizard (club, dagger, heavy crossbow, light crossbow, quarterstaff)).
Familiar and Animals:
Newfoundland is a breed of working dog noted for rescuing persons from the sea. The Newfoundland is a huge, characteristically gentle and patient dog standing 26 to 28 inches (66 to 71 cm) and weighing 110 to 150 pounds (50 to 68 kg). Powerful hindquarters, a large lung capacity, large webbed feet, and a heavy, oily coat contribute to the dog's ability to swim and to withstand cold waters. In addition to rescue work, the Newfoundland has served as a watchdog and companion and as a draft animal. The typical Newfoundland is solid black. Working dogs are characterized by strength and alertness, intelligence and loyalty.
Zarae is a chestnut mare trained as a light warhorse, and bonded to Katerina. She was a gift from the gypsy leader Istavan Turos.
Zarae, Light War Horse:
Large Animal; HD 3d8+12; hp 25; Init +1 (Dex); Spd 60 ft.; AC 14 (-1 size,
+1 Dex, +4 Natural); Atks 2 hooves +4 melee (1d4+3), bite -1 melee (1d3+1);
SQ Scent; AL N; SV Fort +6, Ref +3, Will +2.
Topaz is a poodle, a little noisy, but playful and an excellent companion. He is cute, with a dark, shiny coat and chocolate brown eyes.
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