Male Half-Elf Fighter 1/Wizard 1
CG Medium humanoid
Init +0 ; Senses Perception +4 (+2 sight-based, +2 sound-based)DEFENSE
AC 14, touch 10, flat-footed 14 (+4 armor)
HP: 20 (1d6+1d10+7)
Fort +3 Ref +0 Will +0OFFENSE
Spd 30 ft./x4
Melee Mwk Longsword +6 1d8+4 19-20/x2
Melee Gauntlet, spiked +4 1d4+3 20/x2STATISTICS
Str: 16 Dex: 11 Con: 12 Int: 14 Wis: 7 Cha: 7
Base Atk: +1, Cmb: +4 Cmd: +14
Feats: Armor Proficiency (Heavy) (PFCR 118), Armor Proficiency (Light) (PFCR 118), Armor Proficiency (Medium) (PFCR 118), Scribe Scroll (PFCR 132), Shield Proficiency (PFCR 133), Skill Focus (PFCR 134), Toughness (PFCR 135), Weapon Focus (PFCR 136-137)
Skills: Appraise +6, Intimidate +2, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +6, Knowledge (local) +6, Knowledge (nobility) +6, Perception +4, Profession (advocate) +2, Spellcraft +6
Languages: Common, Elven, Draconic, Sylvan
Combat Gear: Mwk Longsword, Gauntlet, spiked, Chain shirt
A native to Draksylvania’s capital of Ilsys, Karys is a living example of the diversity of the international metropolis. His birth was the result of an affair between a Draksylvanian nobleman and his elven mistress and he was subsequently abandoned at the Edgewood Institute of Sorcery in Ilsys where he spent the majority of his young life.
At the Edgewood Institute, Karys studied the science of wizardry for close to 40 years; a mere quarter of his half-elven life. Karys’ stay at the university was anonymously supported by a benefactor. The benefactor’s identity was kept secret from him by his professors and mentors, though it was heavily suggested that the benefactor was a friend of his father, if not his father. Despite being enthusiastic at admission into the university, Karys soon learned that he was a failure at magic.
Unable to cast even the most basic of spells and killing off every familiar given to him by the university, Karys was recorded to be the worst student at the university since its founding in A.S. 846. Though Karys failed almost every class and exam he took, he was allowed to stay at the university because of his benefactor’s continued donations. Karys’ desire to leave the university for greater glory outside of its walls were squelched by his professors who turned into his jailers.
Eventually Karys came of age and broke out of the university. Disappearing into the underworld of the capital city, Karys made a living as a fighter for hire using his innate ability with a sword. At the age of 46, Karys continues to live in the capital city as a roommate of Ryker, Marcus and Nico. Karys spends most of his free time shut up in his room trying desperately to cast even one spell and studying countless books of magic to discover why exactly he continues to fail in his endeavors into the arcane. When fed up with his continued failures, Karys wanders Ilsys looking for a job or a fight, sometimes both.
The closeted life he lived at Edgewood has left him a great intellectual but socially challenged and not very world-wise. In conversation Karys is to the point, many times uncaring of others feelings due to apathy or ignorance of norms. He is a friendly individual though brutal in combat. Karys revels in fighting, perhaps because of his Draksylvanian blood, and is never afraid of fighting though his intelligence makes him very analytical in combat. He is apt to use his size and strength to intimidate his opponents and demoralize them in combat making them easier to fight.
In appearance, Karys has tan skin, result of his Draksylvanian blood mixed with elven, long white hair, result of a magical experiment gone wrong, and green eyes, as is common of half-elves. He wears a hooded cloak and proudly wears his armor and longsword over his normal clothes, as a challenge to other fighters in the city.
Karys is wary of other spell casters. This is due to a deep rooted jealousy of their ability to use magic and at the same time a paranoia that the staff of Edgewood Institute, under orders of his mysterious “benefactor”, are in search of him so they can imprison him once more in the university.
Karys’ ultimate goal is to gain power, favorably magical. He also wishes to track down his birth parents and punish them for abandoning him at Edgewood. He has also sworn to find his mysterious benefactor, as he is the one clue to his parents’ identity and another conspirator in the plot to hide his existence from the outside world.
Aliases: Karys the Surly