Caoilainn "Balin" Mac Árdghail

Description:

Human, Level 12 Forester

Strength +2 14 (13, +1 Level)
Dexterity +3 17 (13, +2 Race, +2 Level)
Constitution +0 11, (11)
Intelligence +0 10, (10)
Wisdom +4 18 (14, +2 Race, +2 Enhancement)
Charisma +0 10 (12, -2 Race)
Melee Attacks

Quarterstaff (Two-Handed) +14 / +9 (1d6 +3 20/x2)
Quarterstaff (Double) +9 / +4 / +5 (1d6 +2 / 1d6 +1 20/x2)
Quarterstaff (One-Handed) +13 / +8 (1d6 +2 20/x2)
Short Sword +11 / +6 (1d6 +2 [19-20/x2])
Dagger +11 / +6 (1d4 +2 [19-20/x2])

Ranged Attacks

100’ Longbow +17 / +12 (1d8 +2 [19-20/x3])
10’ Dagger +11 / +6 (1d4 +2 [19-20/x2])

Spells (see Forester Spell List)

Orisons, Level 1: 6, Level 2: 6, Level 3: 5, Level 4: 4

AC: 21 (+3 Dex, +7 Armor, +1 Dodge), Touch 14, Flat-Footed 17
Saves: Fort +4 / +4, Ref +11, Will +12
Base Att/CMB/CMD: +9 / +4 / +11 / 25

Skills

Acrobatics +12, Appraise +0, Bluff +0, Climb +8, Craft: Bowmaking +17, Diplomacy +1, Disguise +1, Escape Art +2, Heal +10, Intimidate +0, Knowledge:Geography +15, Knowledge:Nature +17, Perception +23, Ride +2, Sense Mot +12, Stealth +21, Survival +21, Swim +7.

Armor

Masterwork Elven Chainmail (AC: 7, Dex: 4 Armor Check: -1 )

Equipment

Arrows (Durable), Backpack, Wrist sheath & dagger, Flint and Steel, Healer’s kit, Hemp Rope, Compass, Spade, Waterskin, Whetstone, Cooking Kit, Spell component pouch.

Magic Items

Boots of Stealth
Quiver of Vigor
Torc of Wisdom
Bow Staff
Lesser Bracers of Archery
Divine focus (small leather pouch on a long throng around his neck. Contains Holly, Mistletoe, and a few other “totems”)


Forester 1

Track, Nature Sense, Spells
Favored Level: Skill Point
Feats: Alertness, Silent Spell
Traits: Reactionary, Shadow Child
Skills: 1 each in Craft: Bowmaking, Heal, Knowledge: Geography, Knowledge: Nature, Perception, Sense Motive, Stealth, Survival

Forester 2

Archery Master (Point Blank Shot), Mobile Stealth
Favored Level: Skill Point
Skills: 1 each in Acrobatics, Climb, Craft: Bowmaking, Knowledge: Nature, Perception, Sense Motive, Stealth and Survival

Forester 3

Favored Terrain (Forest), Endurance
Favored Level: HP
Feat: Weapon Focus (Longbow)
Skills: 1 each in Craft: Bowmaking, Knowledge: Geography, Knowledge: Nature, Perception, Sense Motive, Stealth, Survival

Forester 4

Terrain Bond
Ability Point: Strength
Favored Level: HP
Skills: 1 each in Craft: Bowmaking, Knowledge: Geography, Knowledge: Nature, Perception, Stealth, Survival, Swim

Forester 5

Swift Tracker
Favored Level: HP
Feat Dodge
Skills: 2 in Knowledge: Geography, 1 each in Craft: Bowmaking, Knowledge: Nature, Perception, Stealth, Survival

Forester 6

Archery Master (Precise Shot)
Favored Level: HP
Skills: 1 each in Acrobatics, Craft: Bowmaking, Knowledge: Geography, Knowledge: Nature, Perception, Stealth, Survival

Forester 7

Woodland Stride
Favored Level: HP
Feat Rapid Shot
Skills: 1 each in Craft: Bowmaking, Diplomacy, Disguise, Knowledge: Geography, Knowledge: Nature, Perception, Stealth

Forester 8

Hunter’s Eye, 2nd Favored Terrain (Plains), +2 Terrain Bonus (Plains)
Favored Level: HP
Ability Point Dexterity
Skills: 1 each in Acrobatics, Craft: Bowmaking, Knowledge: Geography, Knowledge: Nature, Perception, Stealth, Survival

Forester 9

Evasion
Favored Level: Skill Point
Feat Master Craftsman
Skills: 1 each in Acrobatics, Craft: Bowmaking, Knowledge: Geography, Knowledge: Nature, Perception, Stealth, Survival

Forester 10

Archery Master (Many Shot)
Favored Level: Skill Point
Skills:

Forester 11

Shot of Opportunity
Favored Level: Skill Point
Feat Weapon Specialization (Longbow)
Skills:

Forester 12

Camouflage
Favored Level: Skill Point
Feat Master Craftsman
Skills:

Bio:

Physical Description

Age: 22
Height: 5’6"
Weight: 130 lbs
Skin: Fair, Purple Scar over entire right arm from collarbone to fingertips
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: 1 Green, 1 Blue

Caoilainn “Balin” Mac Árdghail (pronounced KAY-Leen Mac ARdle) was born in Cluain Taobh, a small farming community in the highland hills. Her family consisted of her father (Seamus), mother (Morgana), step-brother (Fionn), and twin brother (Sé). The village was somewhat isolated near a border, but was within a few days’ ride of Deargtúr, a larger city/trade center and home of the local cennfine. The twins and Fionn were in charge of looking after the livestock when they were sent to graze, and Caoilainn spent much of her time outdoors playing with her siblings and learning basic wilderness skills from Fionn. Sé was bookish and resented being sent to watch the herds and he often talked about wanting to join the Legion to fight witches. Caoilainn on the other hand loved being outdoors and caring for the animals and dreamt of nothing more than becoming a farmer herself.

When Caoilainn was around 6 years old, a fever struck the village and killed her parents. Fionn attempted to raise his two step-siblings, but eventually caught the fever himself and died. Caoilainn and Sé were among the few survivors and were taken in by separate families. Caoilainn was sent south-east to the city to live with the cennfine and Sé was taken west by a merchant and his wife. The only items Caoilainn managed to take from her home were her mother’s wedding ring, which she wears on her left middle finger, and her father’s dealg (clan brooch).

While the cennfine had taken Caoilainn in mainly as a servant, he was not unkind and made sure she was well provided for. It was during this time that Caoilainn first discovered the wonders of chocolate and that no matter how hard she tried; the squiggly lines on the teaching parchments had no meaning to her.

Near Caoilainn’s eighth birthday the cennfine went off to settle a border dispute and never returned. Not wanting to be adopted again, Caoilainn left the city in search of Sé, but became lost in the woods. A passing Half-elf woodsman(actually a druid), Kyras, and his young “pet” wolf took Caoilainn in and taught her woodland skills. It was during this time that Caoilainn discovered her love of the bow. After several years, the druid told Caoilainn his secret and Caoilainn began to learn a small amount of nature spells. Together, they made a living as guides and bow makers.

Kyras told Caoilainn of a group he had heard rumors of, the Enclave, where Caoilainn could receive further training as a Druid when Caoilainn was about nineteen years old. Kyras arranged to meet the friend who had told them of the Enclave, but they were betrayed by the contact and walked into an ambush. While fighting to escape, Caoilainn was targeted by a mage-killing spell. Kyras shoved her to the side, out of the ray, but as she was falling her arm passed through the ray and she was “burnt” from her right collarbone to her fingertips. Kyras caught the full blast and Caoilainn was forced to run and escape without looking back to see if her mentor somehow survived. The spell permanently scarred her from collarbone to fingertip with a dark purple mark, a sure sign to any Legion cleric that she is a mage. Knowing the Legion were searching for a female mage of her description and never having looked overly feminine, she disguised herself as a boy and took the name “Balin”.

She has been traveling the past three years in search of a place to be trained in order to seek revenge on the Legion. In the meantime, her biggest concern has been to keep her head down and not draw the attention of the Legion until she is ready. She still occasionally asks around if anyone has seen her brother, but has mostly given up over the years and does not hold out much hope of ever seeing him again. Caoilainn is fairly certain he is still alive, though could not say how she knows. To earn money, she serves as a guide and occasionally smuggles letters, small items, and information between towns and countries.

The trouble started when Caoilainn came across a blind monk from Edenia and agreed to take him on the two week journey to New Millie. Now, after several months traveling the world and organizing a revolt against a god, she has begun to second guess her choices. Spending time disguised as a Legionnaire has caused her to become more empathetic to their views and forced her to see herself as they do; a mage using magic to kill others. Rus’ death and reuniting with her twin, now a cleric in the Legion, has only reinforced these feelings.

Caoilainn "Balin" Mac Árdghail

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