Upheaval in Zhaltssom
Female Accipitus Oracle
N Medium outsider (native)
Senses darkvision 60ft., low-light vision
HP: 30 (5d8) (favored class bonus: HP plus five)
AC 20 (touch 13, flat-footed 17) (+3 DEX, +7 breastplate)
Sickle +4 (1d6 add 1)
Light crossbow +7 (1d8)
Wand of Scorching Ray (50 uses) (one ray, +7 to hit, 4d6 fire damage, SR applies but no saving throws)
2nd-level (5/day) – cure moderate wounds, lesser restoration, make whole
1st-level (7/day) – bless, cure light wounds, deathwatch, detect undead, remove sickness
Cantrips (at will) – create water, detect magic, detect poison, light, read magic, stabilize
Spell-like Abilities (1/day each) – arcane mark, comprehend languages, message
STR 13, DEX 18, CON 11, INT 13, WIS 5, CHA 16
Base Atk +3
Feats Spell Focus (conjuration), Spell Specialization (cure moderate wounds), Rapid Reload
Skills Heal +5, Knowledge (religion) +9, Sense Motive +5, Spellcraft +9, Survival +5
Languages Common, Skyspeak, Draconic
Deaf (can’t hear; -2 initiative, fails Perception checks reliant on sound, -4 on opposed Perception checks; casts all spells as if under Silent Spell without extra cost, add 3 on Perception checks that don’t rely on sound)
Spirit Boost (any healing that goes over max HP can be turned into up to 5 temporary HP)
Life Link (can create a bond as a standard action, bonded creature takes 5 HP per turn from Roas if sufficiently wounded)
Electricity Resistance 5
Gift of Tongues (+1 Bluff/Diplomacy, one extra language per point in Linguistics)
Magical Linguist (add 1 to DC of and 2 to saves vs. language-dependent spells, free spell-like abilties)
Gliding Wings (no falling damage, can glide 5 feet for every 1 foot fallen)
Sky Sentinel (add 1 to attack, 2 to AC, and 2 to Perception vs. flying creatures)
Basic Equipment: Backpack, bedroll, belt pouch, candles (10), flint and steel, iron pot, mess kit, rope, soap, torches (10), trail rations (5 days), waterskin, chalkboard, chalk (10), journal, ink (5 vials), inkpen (2), cold-weather outfit
Weapon: Dagger, light crossbow with 30 bolts
Special Item: +1 breastplate, wand of scorching ray (50 charges)
Roas is something of an anomaly – an accipitus who does not speak at all. The nature of this peculiar condition can be traced back to her childhood, where she was even more talkative than most of her age and race. When her village was attacked in a bandit raid, she was the first to notice and she got the attention of the village elders, who ultimately evacuated most of the town. However, a bandit saw her and decided to throw alchemist’s fire in her face to shut her up. She very nearly died in the span of a few brief seconds, having most of her face burned off and suffering permanent damage to her hearing, but she was narrowly saved when one of the adults in the village got her out of harm’s way and smothered the fire.
After the incident, her parents sought help from the gods. Unfortunately, while the healers who acted as intermediaries could undo a large portion of the damage to Roas’s face, they could do nothing for her hearing. The trial of the bandit that had done this to her never led to true justice – while the child was allowed to speak to the bandit, her words (she never knew what she actually said) led the bandit to kill himself in prison.
That was the last time Roas ever spoke. Of the incident, Roas believes that she was given a voice for a brief moment by the gods to make the bandit realize how irredeemably evil his actions were. It is that divine intervention, in fact, that led Roas to her work in pursuing the gods’ will. Focusing her attention on the gods that govern life, she became a well-reputed healer, seemingly ‘hearing’ with her heart what ailed her patients. This reputation got her a stint as a field medic in the Ethess Mountains sulfur mine several years later, tending to the miners and making sure they worked at peak efficiency.
It is notable that in addition to never speaking, Roas surprisingly does not fear fire as much as she probably should. She believes the gods will protect her from another incident with fire.
Roas was left unscathed from the raid on the mine and even helped tend to the injured. She is without a job currently, but seeks to continue to help others.