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Aelar Elleid - the fire sorceress
Aelar comes from one of Elfland's communities with an adventurous friend, academic parents, and a disciplined mentor. She has a kit with barely enough to get by and must rely on her companions. She brings extra assistance for criminal tasks and trailblazing or pathfinding chores; she could also take over those roles in case no other companion has a rating in Criminal or Pathfinder. Her rating of Arcanist, Lore Master, and Scholar might allow a party to go without a magician.
She wants to be a defender against unpredictable magic phenomena, so there will be several skills to build as she delves. She will need to continue training under her mentor for more spells or discover new spells from her delving.
I used the Torchbearer 1st edition to fit my concept for this build. At a later time, I'll review this build with the Torchbearer 2nd edition rules.
Descriptors: Singing, Remembering, Hiding
Abilities: Nature 4, Will 4, Health 4, Circles 4, Resources 0
Skills: Arcanist 3, Fighter 3, Criminal 2, Lore Master 3, Manipulator 2, Pathfinder 2, Scholar 2, Scout 2, Survivalist 2
Wises: Elven Lore-wise, Street Living-wise, Young Lords' Cults-wise
Traits: First Born 1, Fiery 1
Hometown: Elfland (gains Pathfinder, Calm)
Social Graces: Manipulator
Specialty: Criminal (or Hunter depending on choices of others in a group)
Nature Responses: Sing the ancient songs, Confronts evil, Lives with struggle and grief (replaces Calm with Fiery)
Circles Responses: has a friend in the street circus (Halfling Burglar), has high-achieving parents (professors of elven psychology, Mentor), has a mentor (Elf Ranger), has no enemy
Inventory: Dagger, Leather Armor, Fine Cloak, Satchel, Traveling Spell Book, Rations, Belt Pouch, Spell Components, Waterskin, Shoes
Spells: Elven Will-O-Wisps [Dance of the Fireflies]
Belief: The Old Ones are restless, and I must defend against them.
Instinct: I will keep a light ablaze in camp.
She is not well-equipped for delving, so this is a distinctly underwhelming elf ranger, but the core concept is present and a bit of good play will correct faults.
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