A Blizzard in Ravenloft
Vivex Ux Lorsvek
Muscled, tough, powerful, frightening. A living embodiment of devotion to a cause, no matter the cost. He may never walk unnoticed again, but he will make Tiamat and her children pay.
Medium Humanoid (Dragonblood)
Knight 1/Dragonfire Adept 1
Fort: +6 Ref: +0 Will: +6
AC: 18 = 10 + 6 Armour + 2 Shield
+2 Dodge bonus versus creatures with the dragon type (or dragonblood subtype)
Immunity to a Dragon’s Frightful Presence (but not other sources of fear)
Draconic Aspect: Wings (can glide, but not fly, +10 jump checks)
-2 Dex, +2 Con
Fighting Challenge +1
Variant: Dragonscale Husk (instead of any armour proficiency, grow a set of scales that is treated as medium armour)
Breath Weapon 1d6
Dragontouched Bonus feat
Least Invocations (Scalding Gust)
Languages: Common, Draconic, Sylvan, Goblin
Dragon Tail (grow a tail that does damage appropriate to size, can use as secondary attack)
Dragontouched(Platinum Dragon) [Bonus]: Gain a +1 bonus to Sleep, Paralysis saves, can take Draconic Heritage feats as Sorceror of character level.
Skills: Diplomacy +5, Handle Animal +5, Intimidate +5, Jump +12, Knowledge(nobility/royalty) +5, Ride +5, Use Magic Device +7
Gear: +1 Longsword, +1 Wooden Shield, Heavy Pick, Warhammer, Dwarven Waraxe, 5 Javelins, Adventurer’s Clothes, Trail rations, Wand of Cure Light Wounds (17 charges left)
Vivex buried his half-brother outside the cave where they had helped establish the guild. While the other members had been in Barrow’s Edge gathering supplies and job-hunting, two blackspawn of Tiamat had arrived, looking for an errant black wyrmling that had been in the area. The wyrmling in question had been slain by the members of the guild weeks before, when they had been hired to quell a related goblin uprising. While Vivex had charged the servants of the evil dragon goddess, his brother spoke holy words dedicated to Bahamut and tried to rain death upon them. The resulting battle was swift, and brutal. Vivex survived, his face a mess of acid burns, and his body in ruins. His brother was not so lucky, and he had not died easily. In contempt, the children of Tiamat had left the two brothers to die in agony together.
With his dying efforts, Daar Ux Lorsvek had pulled out the wand of curing, and sealed Vivex’s ragged wounds. This was too much for Daar, and he began convulsing. As Vivex looked on in horror, Daar died screaming.
Vivex dug the grave by hand, praying to Bahamut for retribution against Tiamat. Vivex marked the grave with his brother’s engraved greatsword. He took the wand.
When Vivex lay down that night, he at first had a very hard time falling asleep. But soon he heard a wind blowing down from the north, and his eyes became heavy, and he slept.
When he awoke, he had his answer. Bahamut was willing to accept Vivex’s service as a soldier in the Dragonfall War, the conflict that raged between chromatics and metallics since the birth of the first dragon. To do this, Vivex would need to be reborn.
He left detailed notes to his compatriots, telling them exactly where he was going. With his crafted egg for the ritual, Vivex set off using the directions Bahamut had given him, to the small village of Hommlet. Therein, Vivex could find the house of a wize old wizard dedicated to the Dragon King, who would shield the young warrior during his rebirth.
As Vivex performed the ritual and transferred his essence to the egg, night began to fall, bringing a cold mist to the village of Hommlet.
Vivez awoke weeks later, bursting from the shell with a triumphant roar as he spread his wings and whipped his tail. Using his new draconic senses he took in his new environment, discovering the house to be empty, and devoid of signs of life. He went out into the street, intending to ask a local villager what happened to the wizard. But the first villager Vivex came across screamed “Demon!” and fainted. The next couple of encounters went worse. Soon, a mob had formed, and though Vivex may have given them something to think about, he dared not unleash his magic or his weapons upon these people. He fled instead, running up into the hills to hide in the shadowy darkness of the forest. The people heard a throaty howl emerge from the forest just before Vivex disappeared, and they declined to follow him in.
Now Vivex haunts the forest near Hommlet, trying to understand why the wizard disappeared, why the villagers reacted with such fear, and why he can’t feel the connection to his new dragon father that he was promised. Tales have begun to spread around Hommlet about the monster in the woods, and it will only be a matter of time before someone takes it into their heads that monsters should be slain.