Rise of the rune lords
Roakad the Wild
Travelling Oracle of Desna
Every person must find their own road in life, and should be free to find the road that suits them best. I would never suppose to force any man or woman onto a new path, but with Desna as my model I may try to guide them.
- Roakad, the Wild
Oracle (Seer Archetype) Level 2
|Languages||Shoanti, Varisian, Orc|
|Fortitude||+ 1||=||0||+ 1|
|Reflex||+ 2||=||0||+ 2|
|Will||+ 3||=||3||+ 0|
|Quarter Staff||+ 1||1d6 + 0||x2||–||Double Weapon|
|Sling||+ 3||1d4 + 0||x2||50 ft||–|
|Leather||+ 2||+ 6||- 0|
|Beast Bond||+ 1 on Handle Animal and Ride checks. Handle Animal is always a class skill.|
|Outlander (Missionary)||+ 1 on Knowledge (Religion). Cast at + 1 caster level (Cure Light Wounds; Cure Moderate Wounds; Cure Critical Wounds)|
|Extra Revelation||Gain one more revelation from your mystery. Must already meet any prerequisites||Level 1 Feat|
|Extra Revelation||Gain one more revelation from your mystery. Must already meet any prerequisites||Human Bonus Feat|
|Bluff||2||+ 5||+ 0||+ 0||+ 7|
|Diplomacy||2||+ 5||+ 3||+ 0||+ 10|
|Heal||1||+ 0||+ 3||+ 0||+ 4|
|Handle Animal||2||+ 5||+ 3||+ 1||+ 11|
|Knowledge (Nature)||2||+ 2||+ 3||+ 0||+ 7|
|Knowledge (Religion)||2||+ 2||+ 3||+ 1||+ 8|
|Perception||1||+ 0||+ 3||+ 0||+ 5|
|Survival||2||+ 0||+ 3||+ 0||+ 5|
|Oracle’s Curse||Lycanthropy Curse – Wolf
The exact animal your body and mind are aligned with can vary, but you should choose an animal that matches your faith thematically. In times of stress or unease, you cannot speak—only growl and snarl like an animal. This ability works similarly to the tongues curse, but whenever you are in combat, you cannot speak at all. This does not interfere with spellcasting but does apply to spells that are language dependent. A character under the effects of speak with animals can understand you, and you can communicate with such characters normally. You can speak with animals when in this condition. Choose one type of animal commonly associated with lycanthropy (such as rats,wolves, or bears); you gain a +4 bonus on Handle Animal checks with these creatures.
At 5th level, add charm animal to your list of 1st-level oracle spells known and animal messenger to your list of 2nd-level oracle spells known
At 10th level, add beast shape I to your list of 3rd-level oracle spells known and beast shape II to your list of 5th-level oracle spells known
At 15th level, you gain damage reduction 5/silver, and if you already have this type of damage reduction, it increases in value by 5 (to a maximum of DR 15/silver).
|You can read the entrails of a freshly killed animal or humanoid to gain an insight bonus equal to your Charisma modifier on one saving throw. Alternatively, by observing and interpreting the flights of birds, you may apply a + 10 competence bonus on any one skill check. Finally, by charting marks in dirt or stone, or observing the behavior of sand when thrown into the wind, you gain a + 4 insight bonus on one initiative check. These bonuses must be used during the next 24 hours and you must declare you are using the bonus before the check or save is made. Making a natural divination takes 10 minutes. You may use natural divination (in any combination) once per day plus one additional time per day for every four oracle levels you have attained.||Seer Archetype 1|
|Mantle of Moonlight
|Your innate understanding of the moon renders you immune to the curse of lycanthropy. Additionally, you may disrupt a lycanthrope‘s connection to the moon with a successful touch attack. This action automatically forces the lycanthrope into its humanoid form, in which it must remain for a number of rounds equal to your oracle level. Upon reaching 5th level, you can use this ability to force others into a rage, as the spell. Using this ability is a melee touch attack. You can use this ability once per day at 5th level plus one additional time per day for every 5 levels above 5th.||Extra Revelation Feat|
|You gain the service of a faithful animal of the night. You can select from a bear, boar, crocodile, shark, tiger, or wolf. This animal functions as a druid’s animal companion, suing your oracle level as your effective druid level.
|Extra Revelation Feat|
|Spell Level||Save DC||Spells per Day||Spells Known|
|0||15||Infinite||Detect Magic; Light; Purify Food and Drink; Spark; Stabilize; Create Water|
|1||16||6||Cure Light Wounds; Shield of Faith; Fumbletongue|
|Silver Holy Symbol of Desna
worn openly around neck
|– 20 Sling Bullets|
|– Map of Varisia|
Khiolra, Wolf Companion
|Fortitude||+ 5||=||3||+ 2|
|Reflex||+ 5||=||3||+ 2|
|Will||+ 2||=||1||+ 1|
|Bite||+ 4||1d6 + 1||x2||Trip|
|Leather Barding||+ 2||+ 6||0|
|Scent||Can track by smell. + 4 on survival checks to track using scent.|
|Skill Focus (Perception)||+ 3 on Perception Checks, + 6 if 10 ranks or more|
|Weapon Focus (Bite)||+ 1 on Attacks with Bite|
|Perception||1||+ 1||+ 3||+ 3||+ 8|
|Stealth||1||+ 2||+ 3||+ 0||+ 6|
|Survival||1||+ 1||+ 3||+ 0 (4)||+ 5 (9)|
|Attack (x2)||The animal attacks apparent enemies. You may point to a particular creature that you wish the animal to attack, and it will comply if able. Normally, an animal will attack only humanoids, monstrous humanoids, giants, or other animals. Teaching an animal to attack all creatures (including such unnatural creatures as undead and aberrations) counts as two tricks.|
|Break Out||On command, the animal attempts to break or gnaw through any bars or bindings restricting itself, its handler, or a person indicated by the handler. If not effective on its own, this trick can grant the target character a +4 circumstance bonus on Escape Artist checks. The animal can also take certain basic actions like lifting a latch or bringing its master an unattended key. Weight and Strength restrictions still apply, and pickpocketing a key or picking any sort of lock is still far beyond the animal‘s ability.|
|Get Help||With this trick, a trainer can designate a number of creatures up to the animal’s Intelligence score as “help.” When the command is given, the animal attempts to find one of those people and bring her back to the handler, even if that means journeying a long distance to the last place it encountered the target creature.
Designated Persons (up to 2): Tyfka
|Heel||The animal follows you closely, even to places where it normally wouldn’t go.|
|Hunt||This trick allows an animal to use its natural stalking or foraging instincts to find food and return it to the animal‘s handler. An animal with this trick may attempt Survival checks (or Wisdom checks if the animal has no ranks in Survival) to provide food for others or lead them to water and shelter (as the “get along in the wild” use of the Survival skill). An animal with this trick may use the aid another action to assist Survival checks made by its handler for these purposes.|
|Track||The animal tracks the scent presented to it. (This requires the animal to have the scent ability)|
As a worshiper of Desna, Roakad has eagerly traveled across Varisia to come to the swallowtail festival. He is excited to participate in such an iconic event in celebration of his matron goddess.
Roakad grew up a member of the nomadic Shoanti clans native to Varisia. He was raised by his grandmother with help from his aunt and uncle. Roakad’s father died before Roakad was born while fighting against a group of tribal members attempting to enact a coup, and Roakad’s mother died in child birth. However Roakad had a relatively happy, if shy, childhood.
In Roakad’s teen-age years he started feeling an affinity for animals – especially nocturnal ones. At sixteen he even adopted a wolf pup he found alone and lost in the wilderness. But as Roakad continued to grow he started having animal-like verbal tics in response to danger – such as growling, grunting, and even barking. By nineteen it was impossible for Roakad to speak while feeling enraged or threatened, but he discovered that he could communicate with animals during these stressful moments. The problem became so pronounced that many in his tribe began to call him “Roakad, the Wild.”
Worried that there was something wrong with him, Roakad approached a tribal spiritual leader who told him that his symptoms were reminiscent of lycanthropy. Afraid that he might be turning into a lycanthrope, Roakad broke away from the tribe and began looking for some sort of power that could keep this transformation at bay, or at least let him see his fate. In his travels, Roakad learned of the goddess Desna whose embodiment of the moon and stars as symbols of freedom, travel, and luck called to him. In Roakad’s mind, if he dedicated himself to a goddess of the heavens, surely she could protect him from the transformative influences of the moon.
After dedicating himself to Desna, Roakad began to gain access to divine magics, and a strong magical connection began forming between him and his wolf companion, Khiolra. Roakad even had a dream that he believes was sent to him by Desna herself. In the dream Roakad knelt at a road-side shrine praying for protection and saw a purple butterfly with star-studded wings land beside him. Roakad has taken this as a sign that Desna is with him, and that his powers come from the Great Dreamer herself.
Roakad still travels, and tries to promote the worship of Desna wherever he goes – especially through rendering aid to fellow travelers and easing the burdens of the afflicted or imprisoned. Roakad’s most adventurous experience to date came to him in one of Varisia’s larger cities, in which he met a woman named Tyfka who had been wrongfully imprisoned and was awaiting execution for a crime she did not commit. Following what he believed Desna would want him to do in this scenario, Roakad convinced the local authorities to hold a trial for the woman, at which he personally appeared to argue on her behalf. Little did he realize before the trial took place that not only was Tyfka a half-orc, traditionally hated by the Shoanti people, but following Roakad successfully securing her release from captivity and execution Tyfka would become a close traveling companion of his.