I am so excited. Tomorrow I will be taking my first RPGA character to Paragon level. Actually, this is my first character ever to reach Paragon.
Aila Brightstar, my Drow Archer Ranger, will be ending her Heroic career with EAST1-3 Unbidden, in the first slot. And she will commence her Paragon career .
I've decided to go with Race rather than Class when choosing her Paragon Path. Aila was born in the home of a human Ranger in the King's Forest of Cormyr where he kept her largely a secret (though the king and some of the people attached to the king knew). Her mother (who was wounded and pregnant when Pavlo, the ranger, found her and took her in) died in childbirth. And Alia's career began when Pavlo died. A note he wrote before his death lead her to discover the few belongings of her mother (a woman she knew next to nothing about - in fact, she knew precious little of being a Drow and Pavlo would call her "elfling") in the back room, including her mother's house emblem.
As happenstance would have it, in the last module where I played Aila, she got a Drow House Emblem in her treasure bundle. (I decided it happened to be a match to her mother's.)
So, Curseborn, which is already an awesome paragon path for Drow, is also a wonderful storyline fit. And that's what I chose.
So... Here's what she looks like at Paragon:
====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ======
Aila Brightstar, level 11
Drow, Ranger, Curseborn
Build: Archer Ranger
Fighting Style: Archer Fighting Style
Darkfire: Darkfire Wisdom
Background: Cormyr (General) (Cormyr (General) Benefit)
FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 11, Con 13, Dex 20, Int 11, Wis 19, Cha 14.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 10, Con 12, Dex 16, Int 10, Wis 16, Cha 10.
AC: 24 Fort: 20 Reflex: 24 Will: 22
HP: 75 Surges: 7 Surge Value: 18
Nature +14, Stealth +17, Perception +16, Acrobatics +15, Insight +16, Thievery +15, Intimidate +14
Arcana +5, Bluff +7, Diplomacy +7, Dungeoneering +9, Endurance +6, Heal +9, History +5, Religion +5, Streetwise +7, Athletics +5
Level 1: Weapon Proficiency (Greatbow)
Level 2: Lethal Hunter
Level 4: Skill Training (Thievery)
Level 6: Skill Training (Intimidate) (retrained to Distant Advantage at Level 6)
Level 8: Alertness
Level 10: Sly Dodge
Level 11: Weapon Expertise (Bow)
Ranger at-will 1: Twin Strike
Ranger at-will 1: Nimble Strike
Ranger encounter 1: Evasive Strike (retrained to Two-Fanged Strike at Level 2)
Ranger daily 1: Split the Tree
Ranger utility 2: Yield Ground
Ranger encounter 3: Shadow Wasp Strike
Ranger daily 5: Excruciating Shot
Ranger utility 6: Evade Ambush
Ranger encounter 7: Spikes of the Manticore (retrained to Biting Volley at Level 7)
Ranger daily 9: Attacks on the Run
Ranger utility 10: Insightful Comment
Adventurer's Kit, Vicious Greatbow +2, Longsword, Dagger, Arrows (60), Holy Symbol, Diadem of Acuity (heroic tier), Thieves' Tools, Magic Leather Armor +2, Bag of Holding (heroic tier), Boots of the Fencing Master (heroic tier), Bracers of Archery (heroic tier), Drow House Insignia +3