Jul 23, 2008
Elf Haven of Swanhild
Near the headwaters of the gentle Nieve River lies the peaceful elven dwelling of Swanhild, a community of wood elves nestled within the northern expanse of the Greenmantle Wood.
Ruled by the wise and powerful Queen Elianore Whitewing (good female elf, Warlock Level 25), the elf haven is primarily one of healing and knowledge. Many elven scholars and sages come from all over to view the priceless tomes sheltered with the Swanhild Libraries. The reputation of the elf-witch Queen is enough to prevent evil from encroaching upon the elven hunting grounds unless it is exceptionally powerful or exceptionally foolish.
Swanhild lacks a formal standing army yet many of its inhabitants are skilled in the use of the sword and bow. Sheltered within the leafy canopy above, the reign of deadly arrows from concealed locations proves a formidable force against most enemies. To augment this defense, the Queen is maintain two psuedo-military units. The Honor Guard is charged with the defense of the Queen as well as Swanhild itself. Most members of the Honor Guard are experienced Rangers with the two-weapon combat skill.
In addition to this local unit, Queen Elianore also sponsors the Vanguard of the Wildwood, an expert band of querrilla warriors well practiced in the art of espionage, intelligence-gathering and moving without being seen. These warriors, whose exact numbers are unknown, largely patrol the western shores of the river and the wooded glades within the western expanse of the woods.
Jul 23, 2008
Queen Elianore Whitewing
Medium Fey Humanoid (elf)
Level 25 Warlock (feytouched)
Aura 5: Non-elf allies within aura gain +1 bonus to Perception
Init: +20 Senses: Perception +17, low-light vision
HP: 144 Bloodied: 72 Healing Surges: 8
AC: 19 Fort: +19 Ref: +22 Will: +28
Resist: poison 15 (when wearing cloth armor)
Speed: 8 squares
Bronzewood Quarterstaff (at-will, std) * Weapon
+21 vs AC; 1d8+7 dmg; Crit: +5d6 dmg or +5d10 versus shadow creatures; Golden Nimbus (daily, free): when you hit target, it is outlined with gold light and does not gain benefit of concealment or cover (save ends); if target is of shadow origin, it also takes -2 penalty on atk rolls (ends on same save as above)
Eldritch Blast (at-will, std) * Arcane, Implement
Ranged 10; +24 vs Ref; 2d10+12 dmg; can be used as a basic ranged atk
Curse of the Twin Princes (daily, std) * Arcane, Illusion, Implement, Psychic
Ranged 5; +24 vs Will; 4d10+15 psychic dmg; until end of encounter, everytime you take dmg you make +24 vs Will Atk vs target; if atk hits, you only take half dmg and target takes the other half
Thorns of Venom (encounter, std) * Arcane, Implement, Poison
Ranged 10; +24 vs Fort; 3d8+12 poison dmg and target is immobilized and takes -5 penalty to AC and Reflex until end of your next turn
Raven's Glamor (daily, move) * Arcane, Illusion, Teleport
You become invisible until start of your next turn (sustain std) and teleport 20 squares leaving behind an illusionary duplicate
Delusions of Loyalty (daily, std) * Arcane, Charm, Implement
Ranged 10; +24 vs Will; on its next turn, target uses std action to make a basic atk vs the last creature that attacked you since your last turn; if no one attacked you, target loses a std action (sustain minor)
Thirsting Tendrils (encounter, std) * Arcane, Healing, Implement
Ranged 10; +24 vs Fort; 3d6+12 dmg and you can spend a healing surge for 42 hp
Infuriating Elusiveness (encounter, move) * Arcane, Illusion, Teleport
You become invisible then teleport 4 squares; invisibility lasts until start of your next turn
Bewitching Whispers (encounter, std) * Arcane, Charm, Implement
Ranged 10; +24 vs Will; until end of your next turnm target treats all creatures as enemies for purposes of making opportunity atks; such opp. atks will be made at +4
Warlock's Leap (daily, move) * Arcane, Teleport
You teleport 6 squares; you don't need line of sight to make this teleport but if space is occupied you don't move
Curse of the Black Frost (daily, std) * Arcane, Cold, Implement
Ranged 10; +24 vs Ref; 2d8+12 cold dmg; if target moves, it takes 1d8 cold dmg (save ends); sustain minor for 2d8 cold dmg (unless saved)
Mire the Mind (encounter, std) * Arcane, Illusion, Implement, Psychic
Ranged 10; +24 vs Will; 1d10+15 psychic dmg and you and your allies are invisible to target until end of your next turn; you also gain +4 Stealth checks until end of the encounter
Dark One's Own Luck (daily, free) * Arcane
If you make a roll you dislike, you can reroll dice and use the higher of the two results
Shielding Shades (daily, immediate reaction) * Arcane
When you are hit by an atk, reduce the dmg to 0; other targets (if any) of this atk will still take dmg as normal
Ethereal Stride (encounter, move) * Arcane, Teleport
You can teleport 3 squares and gain +2 bonus to all defenses until end of your next turn
Eyebite (at-will, std) * Arcane, Charm, Implement, Psychic
Ranged 10; +24 vs Will; 2d6+ 15 psychic dmg and you are invisible to target until start of your next turn; Crit: +6d8 psychic dmg
When you leave a square by teleporting, adjacent enemies take 4 dmg
Use this power in place of your Misty Step ability; when enemy under your Warlock's Curse drops to 0 hp or fewer, roll 1d6 and use that result: 1 or 2: Use Misty Step as usual +2 sq, 3: Immediately make a saving throw, 4: Teleport 10 squares as a free action, 5: Gain +2 speed until end of your next turn, 6: Roll d8s instead of d6s for your Warlock's Curse extra dmg until end of encounter
When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you also gain +4 bonus to atk rolls until start of your next turn
Will of the Feywild (encounter, std) * Arcane, Charm, Implement, Psychic, Teleport
Ranged 10; +24 vs Will; 2d8+15 psychic dmg; you can teleport target 5 squares where it can make a melee basic atk vs adjacent creature of your choice; target also dazed until end of its next turn
Twilight Teleport (daily, free) * Arcane, Teleport
Ranged 20; when creature under your Warlock's Curse drops to 0 hp or less and is within range, you teleport yourself or another creature into the triggering creature's space
Whispers of the Fey (daily, std) * Arcane, Implement, Psychic
Close burst 5; +24 vs Will; each enemy hit in burst must make a basic atk against its nearest ally (you choose if there are multiple targets); if it can't make the atk, target takes 2d8+15 psychic dmg; Crit: +6d8 psychic dmg
Warlock's Curse (minor)
Once/turn, you can curse nearest 2 enemies (due to twofold curse feat) that you can see. When you dmg a cursed enemy, you deal +3d6 dmg (once/round). You can't curse a creature already under another Warlock's curse
You gain +1 bonus to ranged atk if you are the nearest ally to the target.
On your turn, if you move at least 3 squares away from where you started your turn, you gain concealment until end of your next turn.
Choose a daily spell. You can use that spell 2/day instead of once.
Once/day, if you die, you can assume an Arcane Spirit Form. In this form you are healed to your max hp and are insubstantial and phased. You can still cast encounter and at-will spells but not daily or ritual spells nor can you activate magic items; at the end of the encounter you can rejoin your body.
Align: Good Languages: Common, Draconic, Elven, Goblin, Primordial
Skills: Arcana +21, Diplomacy +23, Insight +20, Perception +17, Intimidate +23, Nature +17, Stealth +19, Thievery +19
Str: 15 (+2) Dex: 15 (+2) Wis: 16 (+3)
Con: 15 (+2) Int: 18 (+4) Cha: 23 (+6)
Feats: Blind-Fight, Elven Precision, Epic Resurgence, Fleet Footed, Improved Initiative, Improved Misty Step, Iron Will, Linguist, Psychic Lock, Ritual Caster, Running Shot, Secret Stride, Skill Training (diplomacy), Triumphant Attack, Twofold Curse
Equipment: +5 bronzewood quarterstaff, +5 cloth armor of poison resistance 15, +6 wand of psychic ravaging, lightstep slippers, +2 circlet of indomitability, +5 life charm, premonition ring
Possessed of an almost otherworldly beauty, the fey queen of the woodland elves of Swanhild is perhaps one of the most powerful creatures within the Domain of Sanctuary after the Speaker herself and surely not one to triffle with lightly. Though good natured with a wisdom of the ages, Elianore is also somewhat elusive in tempermate and often appears distant and aloof. Her consort, the Lord Eomire, will generally speak on her behalf especially during initial contacts.
The Queen is one of the rare "feytouched," a being blessed, or perhaps cursed, by the powers of the immortal fey. This blessing bestows great powers but also seems to weigh heavy on her mind as she perhaps perceives things that might normally escape the average mortal being. Certainly evil creatures greatly fear the elf witch and few are brave or bold enough to even enter the seemingly enchanted woods that surround the Swanhild elven dwelling.
Elianore is a potent witch with a wide array of arcane attacks. She prefers using attacks of the mind rather than perhaps a more "primitive" attack and such a psychic assault is made by far more deadly when she grasps her magical wand implement.
Jul 23, 2008
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