a CPC - Melora Blackfingers

Lvl 4 Human Paladin

Description:

Lvl 4 Human Paladin (7645 xp)
Up to date through the end of Exp 40, including gp. Need to buy sundries before going out again.

Basics

Stats: STR 20, DEX 7, CON 8, INT 8, WIS 10, CHA 17
Proficiency bonus to WIS and CHA saves
Proficiency bonus +2

hp 30/30
4d10 HD
AC 18, 20 with shield
Speed 30ft

4’ 10", 70lb

Trained Skill Rolls: Insight +2, Athletics +7, Religion +2
Saving Throws: Wisdom, Charisma
Injuries:

  • Lost proficiency to persuasion due to the mind-warping attacks of the Fish-Queen-Skinchanger on Expedition 33.
  • Lost -1 CHA to slight disfigurement from a terrific beating suffered from a Lurker Berserker on Expedition 37.
  • Loss of proficiency on History checks, from Exp 38
  • Now has disadvantage on Perception checks, from Exp 38
  • Lost -2 Int on Exp 38
  • Lost -3 Dex on Exp 38

Physical attacks:
Longsword: + 7 to hit, 1d8 + 5 slashing
Javelin: +7 to hit, 1d6 + 5 piercing. (Range 30’/120’)

Traits

Human Generalism +1 to Charisma and +1 to Wisdom

Human Work Ethic Melora starts the game with the Heavy Armour Master feat. In addition to +1 strength, this feat reduces any damage from a non-magical piercing, slashing, or bludgeoning source by 3 as long as Melora is wearing heavy armor.

Maglubiyet’s Bane Melora’s Heavy Armour Master damage reduction is 4, not 3, against goblins and goblin-trained wolves. Gained from an epiphany on expedition 18a.

Human Focus Melora gets a bonus skill proficiency in History.

Fighting Style: Defense The acolyte of a courageous, competent god, Melora gets +1 to her AC.

Divine Sense 5 times per long rest, Melora can reach out and scour the area within 60 feet of her with the divine presence of the God Valkor. Any fiend, celestial, or undead not behind total cover is revealed to her in its type and location, but not its name, as are any places of consecration or desecration.

Lay On Hands Melora can heal 20 HP per long rest using her Lay On Hands ability.

Divine Smite Melora can expend a spell slot on a hit to deal an additional 1d8 + 1d8 * the spell slot’s level radiant damage (min 2d8 / max 5d8).

Divine Health The grace of Valkor shields Melora from disease.

Oath of Devotion Melora has sworn the Oath of Devotion.

Valkor’s Might Melora gained +2 Str at level 4.

Spellcasting Melora gets 3 first level spells per long rest, and she has the following 5 spells prepared (Cha mod + 1/2 paladin level):
Wrathful Smite (bonus action; concentration; 1 minute duration; next creature hit by you must make a Wisdom saving throwing or be frightened of you until the spell ends; can use an action to make a Wisdom CHECK to end the effect)
Cure Wounds
(Shield of Faith) → not prepared, reminder I can
Command
Detect Evil and Good (action; Concentration up to 10 minutes; automatically sense presence of aberrations, celestial, elemental, fey, fiend, or undead within 30 feet of me including precise location, along with consecrated or desecrated objects; blocked by 1 foot of stone, 1 inch of metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 3 feet of wood or dirt)
Compelled Duel (action; Concentration up to 1 minute; PHB224)
Heroism

Background Feature: Guild Membership, Bookbinder’s Guild. Not currently active in Sila, so dormant for now.

Backstory Benefit: Blessed by Valkor
For her bravery in attacking a devil with a slightly sharpened spoon at the age of eight, and other deeds, the blessing of Valkor manifested in Melora’s frail frame at the age of 10, as she struggled to rescue Valentine Merryweather from being crushed by a massive bookcase. This is the source of her incongruously high strength score (flavor wise it would be 8 without this), and her carrying capacity is QUADRUPLED.

Proficiencies

Skills: Insight, Persuasion, Athletics, Religion, History
Saving Throws: Wisdom, Charisma
Armor: All armour, shields
Weapons: All simple and martial
Tools: Calligrapher’s supplies
Languages. Common, Elven, Draconic

Equipment

Money: 438 gp, 8 sp, 3 cp

Current downtime activity: training a class of 10 militia. They each have 2 weeks of progress.

Favors and debts:
Melora owns 300 gp worth of books on old Silanya, available for public perusal in the Leshanna Memorial Fund for Adventurer Greatness complex (currently the quarters of Tobias the Scholar).
Melora is owned 400 gp from the LMFfAG

Item Quantity Cost (sp, per) Weight (lbs, total)
Combat
Longsword 1 150 3
Splint Mail 1 2000 60
Shield 1 100 6
Javelin 10 5 20
Holy symbol (amulet) 1 50 1

Fun fact: Melora’s current longsword and splint mail were those brought to her in LUA prison on Exp. 40.

Powerful thought of connection Melora was given a single use ability to forge a telepathic connection with a single creature (no duration, possibly switches on and off based on range). It hasn’t been used yet.

Exploration
Megabackpack 1 500 50

NEED TO BUY THE FOLLOWING, NOT TOTALING NOW
|Rations (1 day)|30|5|60|
|Rope (hempen, 50’)|10|10|100|
|Bedroll|1|10|7|
|Waterskin|11|2|55 (full)|
|Mess kit|1|2|1|
|Lamp|1|5|1|
|Tinderbox|1|5|1|
|Oil (flask)|9|1|9|
|Soap|1|0.2|—|

Miscellania
Traveler’s clothes 1 20 4

Total weight carried: 144 lbs
Carrying capacity: 800 lbs unencumbered / 1200 lbs encumbered

Melora Blackfingers was engaged to Clementine Merryweather [deceased]. She is a childhood friend of Valentine Merryweather [insane, now identifying as Clementine Merryweather] and Katan [deceased]. She has forgotten that she ever knew these people, due to her offering these memories as a gift to Grandmother Dryad on expedition 33 to aid the party in their fight with the skin changers.

Bio:

a CPC - Melora Blackfingers

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