Scoundrel Assassin - Undead Blade Revenant
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Undead linked to an evil blade, burning with a need for vengence. This particular one was an assassin in life.
A Blade Revenant is an entity of vengence, created with dark sorceries and a Shriz’xyx (Darkclaw). Only those who died with a burning desire for vengence may be thus animated. In life, Clymenestra was from a noble family of the Kingdom of Cenobia. When she was young, her house was destroyed after being scapegoated for a failed plot. Only she survived the destruction. She fled, returning years later under an assumed name.
She infiltrated noble society, while building a reputation as the assassin of nobles Clymenestra. Within 5 years, any survivors of those who scapegoated her family were dead.
Several years later, an assassin named Thaumus accused both her and another assassin (her lover) of killing a certain merchant, resulting in the death of the other assassin. Clymenestra thus set out to bring Thaumus before all the assassins of the city for judgement.
But Thaumus had unwisely made a deal with Icarus (unbeknownst to him a Rakhasha), who turned the fight in Thaumus' favor when they met. Sensing the burning hatred within her, he chose to raise her with the Shriz’xyx he had found years earlier.
And so she was raised, with a hatred for Thaumus, he who raised her, and all nobles.
From the original stats to those of the Blade Revenant, Clymenestra gained +2 Will, +2 Perception, +1 Speed and +2 Forte, losing all traits and gaining those listed. A different Blade Revenant would gain similar stats, though that may be linked to the specific Shriz’xyx that created them.
Clymenestra the Blade Revenant Wi Pe Ag Sp Po Fo Hea Ref MW Ste Hes Res Cir Multi. B6 B6 B4 B5 B5 B6 B6 B5 B12 B7 4(1) B4 B4 x4.5
PTGS Su: B4 Li: B7 Mi: B9 Se: B10 Tr: B11 Mo: B12
Lifepaths— Former banished noblewoman and assassin
Skills— Knife B4, Sword B5, Brawling B5, Stealth B5, Infiltration-wise B5, Assassination-wise B5, Streetwise B3, Throwing B4, Noble-wise B5, Inconspicuous B5, Disguise B6, Observation B5
Gear— Ragged leather armor, cracked harlequin mask, Fine Throwing Daggers, Fine Knife, Shriz’xyx (Darkclaw)
Resources— +1D Cenobia Assassins Guild, +2D Slayer of Nobles, Apartment in the Noble Quarter, a space in the sewers
- Knife 3 6 9 VA 1 Add 1 Shortest
- Shriz’xyx (Darkclaw) 3 6 9 VA 1 Add 2 Short
- Throwing Knives 3 6 9 1-2 3-5 6 VA 0
Beliefs— I will avenge my family- after I have slain the fools responsible for my condition. Nobles are scum of the earth, deserving only extermination. I hate this new existence beyond all else – but I will not surrender it ‘til my vengeance is wrought.
Instincts— Always have a weapon ready at first sign of trouble. Always move unseen. Always stalk before killing.
Traits— Inhuman Gait, Dark Regeneration, Blade Link, Critical Weakness, Vulnerability to Bane Weapons, Revenant, Stench of Death, Tough, Heartless, Aura of Malevolence, Cruel Strength, Leaper, Wall Crawler