(This character is copyrighted by Patyrsun 1998) Appearance - Handsome, very richy dressed nobleman with long neat dark brown hair (usually worn pulled back with a ribbon) with a van dike beard, hazel eyes with a thin scar (from a lightning bolt) running down from the top of his head to his left foot, where the scar crosses his body hair, left forehead, left eyebrow, left part of his beard, etc.), the hair is snow white. 0 ST 15 * DAMAGE 0 DX 15 * Thrust: 1+1 0 IQ 15 * Swing: 2+1 0 HT 15 * * - Due to magicial ring... Speed 9 Move 9 Usually Encumberance is none ACTIVE DEFENSES Dodge 8/16 No Armor/His Elven Chainmail Parry Staff 12/20 " " / " " " Flamingwing 13/21 " " / " " " Block - Damage Resistance Elven Chainmail DR +9 Armor Spell DR +5 (Usually on if time permits for its casting) Total DR (Normally) DR 14 Advantages 5 Appearance, Attractive (+1 on reactions) 2 Extensive Training, 2 levels (See the link below) 50 Filthy Rich 15 Magery, 3 levels 3 Musical Ability, 3 levels 50 Multimillionaire, 2 levels 10 Reputation +2 (Everyone, all the time) 0 Status, 3 levels (Lord) 15 Unusual Background (Access to unique and powerful magical items that were bought and aproved of at creation, as well as being from a well known powerful noble family). Disadvantages -15 Glory Hound -15 Lecherousness -15 compulsive Spending Quirks -1 Enjoys Carousing -1 Very Generious -1 Perfers Green Eyed Women -1 Really enjoys luxury -1 Enjoys the chase whatever he is after (i.e., women, fame, a foe or a business deal...) Skills (60 Points) Acrobatics 4 DX 15 Administration 1/2 IQ 12 Area Knowledge Adarian Empire 1 IQ 15 Duchy of Renown 1 IQ 15 Bard 2 IQ 15 Body Sense 4 DX 15 Brawling 1 DX 15 Carousing 4 HT 15 Dancing 2 HT 15 Detect Lies 4 IQ 15 Economics 1/2 IQ-2 12 Fencing 8 DX+2 17 (20 with Flamewing) Heraldry 2 IQ 15 History 1/2 IQ-3 12 Law 1/2 IQ-3 12 Leadership 1 IQ 15 Literature 1/2 IQ-3 15 Merchant 2 IQ 15 Mind Block 2 IQ 15 Occultism 1/2 IQ 13 Politics 1/2 IQ 13 Riding 2 Dx 15 Running 1/2 HT-2 13 Savoir-Faire 1 IQ 15 Singing - HT-1 14 Spell Throwing Fireball 1 DX 15 Ice Sphere 1 DX 15 Lightning 1 DX 15 Stone Missile 1 DX 15 Staff 4 DX 15 (18 due to Magicial Staff) Stealth 2 DX 15 Strategy 1/2 IQ-2 13 Tactics 1/2 IQ-2 13 Theology 1/2 IQ-2 13 Traps 2 IQ 15 Ventriloguism 1/2 IQ-2 13 Spells Armor 1 11 Summery Attributes 0 Advantages 140 Disadvantages -45 Quirks -5 Skills 60 Maragond's Magical Items The Staff of Maragond This items appears as a 6 foot staff with a wavy pattern of silver platinum running in 1/4 inch vains in a corkscrew fasion completely circling the staff eight full rotations in a clock-wise manner. An ebony snakes 1/2 inch around coils itself around the staff in a counter clock-wise fashion, the snake's head rests on the top of the staff, with two sapphires for eyes (Worth at least $10,000 each), while holding a very large ruby (Worth at least $50,000) in it's mouth. This staff is a a true work of art. This item has the following enchantments on it... Banish Accuracy +3 Deathtouch Limit Entomement Loyal Sword Explosive Fireball Power 20 Frostebite Powerstone 20 Ice-Sphere Puissance Lightning Shatterproof Stone Missile Staff Whirlwind Utterdome In addition, when a Mage of Renown dies, his soul is transported into the staff and can be called upon by the wielder of the staff for advise. The problem is that the souls inside have no contact with the outside world (except via the wielder and thus they may not know what is currently going on. I treat this as a limited patron, on a roll of 12 or less the wielder of the staff may make contact. I offset this Patron Advantage by an equal value Enemy disadvantage...Family Foes, a large group that rarely appears, roll of 6 or less, one of which is the Scarlet Mage...). Maragond's Ring This is a large man's ring and is made of alloyed gold and platinum forged in a swiralling pattern with a large black onyx (worth &25,000). This ring is the Seal of the Lordship of the Mage of Renown and is used for making contracts legal and binding. This ring is a highly magical item and has the following enchantments... Dexterity (DX +5) Might (ST +5) Vigor (HT +5) Wisdom (IQ +5) Shatterproof Magic Resistance +5 Powerstone 15 Hex Limit (Only wearer may take it off) Power 5 Detect Magic Detect Aura Dispel Magic Dark Vision Hawk Vision Know Illusion Water Vision See Invisible See Secrets Glasswall Major Healing Cure Disease Neutralize Poison Gift of Tongues Gift of Letters Breath Water Maragond's Armor Elven Chainmail, +5 to PD, +5 on DR, with Lighten, Shatterproof and has the special ability to control its tempture, thus warming the wearer in cold weather, or cooling him in the summer. Elven Chainmail is normally the weight of Heavy Leather (20 ibs., but with Lighten this armor is only 10 pounds. Also Elven Chainmail is not lessened in defending from thrusting attacks keeping its normal PD 3, DR 4, or in this case PD 8, DR 9). Maragond's Rapier, Flamewing This Edged Raiper is very Fine, is +3 to hit and +5 on Damage. It has the the following enchantments Dancing Weapon, Flaming (+2 fire damage), Lighten and Shatterproof. Skill 15 Speed 5
Lord Maragond, Mage of Renown is the 8th Mage of Renown and so sometimes his title is rendered either Lord Maragond VIII, Mage of Renown or as Lord Maragond, 8th Mage of Renown. As for himself, he usually just introduces himself as "Lord Maragond, Mage of Renown." The Duchy of Renown is one of the oldest and wealthies Duchies of the Adarian Empire. The current Duke is Leobold VI and is Maragond's great uncle. The title that Maragond holds once was as the official court wizard of Renown, but over the years the Dukes of Renown have started the custom of having their own court wizards not related to themselves, so Maragond does not owe his uncle a "duty" as such. The Mages of Renown and the Dukes of Renown have always been closely related since the Duchy was founded by two brothers who took these titles and have usually been closely allied, working together for the best interests of the Duchy. The Mages of Renown have one major advantage over the other nobles of the Adarian Empire, due to the first Maragond saving the life of the first Adarian Emperor, Adarian I and his family. Lord Maragond, Mage of Renown and all those who bear his title and name are free from paying taxes to the Adarian Emperor and or to any other Nobleman of the Adarian Empire, which has helped to make the Mages of Renown some of the very richest individuals in all the Empire, certainly much richer than the Dukes of Renown and most often much richer than the Emperors themselves... As for the current holder of the title, Maragond is the older of a set of twins born to the 7th Lord Maragond and Sedonna D'Amberville. The youngest twin which was named Garagond was disowned by his father, who feared that his sons might fight for the secession to the title. Sedonna D'Amberville, a foreigner and a member of the immortal (and many say cursed) D'Amberville family, willingly gave up her immortality to bear children. Sedonna was a powerful welder of magic herself, but her body wasted away while she was on a dream vision when the twins were about 8 years old. Some say that a powerful mage trapped her soul, but no one knows exactly what or why it happened... The death of their mother effected the twins differently, Maragond become a pleasure seeking, fun loving extrovert while Gar (who never went by Garagond) became more introverted, becoming moody and having a harter time perhaps accepting his loss. Both twins were given a formal education. Gar seemed interested only in Fencing and especially after his mother's death studied it first and foremost. Maragond seemed more interested in his pleasure seeking, but being a noble with vast business holdings and in training to be a wizard as well, Maragond learned quite alot about many things and has learned enough to know what he needs to know hold his title. The 7th Lord Maragond (the twin's father) disappeared for longer and longer periods of time, especially after his wife died...the last time the twins saw their father was when they were 13. Before he left the last time their father paid a princely sum to the last Adarian Emperor to grant Gar a title as "Lord Garagond, Fencing Master of Renown," but Gar never attempted to claim the title as he considered it a meaningless gesture on his father's part and instead he left Renown at 15 to seek his fortune in Ispar, the Capital City of the Adarian Empire. Young Maragond also went to Ispar at age 15 to joined the Adarian Imperial Marine Regiment, was trained as an officer and commissioned, serving the standard four year tour of duty and attaining the rank of captain. He saw some combat, and earned the respect of his men and his peers. Having served his tour of duty, Young Maragond returned home and claimed his father's title, as his father had been gone seven years and under Adarian Law is presumed (and considered legally) dead. At the time when an Adarian Nobleman claims his title, he may be challenged by another Adarian Nobleman (of equal or greater rank) to a duel to the death for both the challenger's and the challenged's title. Lord Votinian, Guildmaster of the Renown Mage's Guild and unofficial Court Wizard of the Duke of Renown challenged Maragond and the duel was fought the next day at dawn, Maragond wearing and using his fathers magicial items (see below). Maragond was scared by a lightning bolt during the duel (which is described above), but Maragond won the duel and slew Votinian, becoming the Guildmaster of the local Mage's Guild, as well as Lord Maragond, Mage of Renown... Currently Maragond is 20 years old and he working on becoming the most famous "Arch-mage" in the country. He is very kind and giving, especially to bards. He isn't a bit above making himself appear in the most favorable light, for example, he might save an elven maiden from a wolf, but shortly afterwards, the bards will sing of Maragond's latest adventure...about his saving an Elven Princess from a horrible Were-wolf...Maragond will never confirm or deny such stories, smiling and shrugging, saying something to the effect of "Everyone knows abouts bards and their story-telling..."