The Fallencairn Valley
A brash and overconfident thrill seeker who loves a good challenge.
====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ====== Wolf, level 11 Human, Swordmage, Arcane Wayfarer Swordmage Aegis: Aegis of Ensnarement Arcane Implement Proficiency: Arcane Implement Proficiency (heavy blade group) Arcane Admixture Damage Type: Arcane Admixture Thunder Arcane Admixture Power: Hammerfall Step Background: Burglar (Thievery class skill)
FINAL ABILITY SCORES Str 9, Con 16, Dex 11, Int 23, Wis 14, Cha 11.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES Str 8, Con 13, Dex 10, Int 18, Wis 13, Cha 10.
AC: 26 Fort: 21 Reflex: 24 Will: 22 HP: 91 Surges: 11 Surge Value: 22
TRAINED SKILLS Arcana +16, Thievery +10, Diplomacy +10, History +16, Athletics +9
UNTRAINED SKILLS Acrobatics +5, Bluff +5, Dungeoneering +7, Endurance +8, Heal +7, Insight +7, Intimidate +5, Nature +7, Perception +7, Religion +11, Stealth +5, Streetwise +5
FEATS Human: Arcane Initiate Level 1: Arcane Implement Proficiency Level 2: Weapon Focus (Heavy Blade) Level 4: Focused Expertise (Broadsword) Level 6: Novice Power Level 8: Acolyte Power (retrained to Arcane Admixture at Level 11) Level 10: Echoes of Thunder Level 11: Resounding Thunder
POWERS Arcane Initiate: Thunderwave Bonus At-Will Power: Booming Blade Swordmage at-will 1: Lightning Lure Swordmage at-will 1: Luring Strike Swordmage encounter 1: Falcon’s Mark Swordmage daily 1: Dimensional Thunder Swordmage utility 2: Mythal Recovery Swordmage encounter 3: Unseen Gauntlet (retrained to Color Spray at Novice Power) Swordmage daily 5: Enervating Slash Swordmage utility 6: Armathor’s Step Swordmage encounter 7: Thunderclap Strike Swordmage daily 9: Blade Bolt Swordmage utility 10: Tactician’s Measure
ITEMS Adventurer’s Kit, Bottle of Wine, Candle, Leather Armor, Fine Clothing, Journeybreads (10), Everburning Torch, Grappling Hook Gun, Silk Rope (50 ft.), Broadsword, Flask (empty) (2), Disguise Kit, Climber’s Kit
The Norman Estate shone like a gem on the crisp autumn day. The gates had been carefully polished and cleaned the eve before, the entire building spotless. Colorful balloons floated carelessly through the sky before popping. The gentle explosions released a vibrant burst of sparks that harmonized to the “Oooo”s and “Aahhhh”s of the onlooking groups below. Indeed, a great host of people had gathered at the Norman Estate for a most momentous event. For today, Duke Norman would unveil his new private airship: The Excalibur. The flawless scene of fancy lads and ladies milling about with glasses of champagne in hand seemed so perfect and peaceful. Light, elegant music filled the air. Everyone was at ease.
Save one man.
Beauford T. Justice leaned back against the estate wall. His eyes darted back and forth through the crowd anxiously. There had been an anonymous tip that a certain criminal would be visiting the Norman Estate today. It was a tip that Beauford was beginning to tire of considerably. A single card with a destination written on it. The King of Spades. A well known call sign of a criminal that had escaped Justice on more than one occasion.
“Not today”, Beauford resolutely mumbled as Duke Norman took to the podium in front of a huge covered airship.
“Esteemed colleagues, friends, and allies”, the Duke began, “I have invited you today to witness the virgin flight of The Excalibur, a ship which shall fly true as a beacon of this country’s great might, and our continued prosperity!”, he exclaimed, as the sheet covering it flew off and the airship hummed to life. The crowd clapped and cheered as it basked in the glow of the airship’s lavish design. Extravagant trimming and workmanship was clear to see on the vessel. At the front the ship a large blade extended beyond the prow with the inscription “The Excalibur”.
“Eladora, if you would do the honor of christening the ship…?”, the duke waved to his daughter. The young lady at the other side of the platform raised a bottle of fine champagne and swung it downward at the ship.
Yet, there was no sound of glass shattering! Indeed, the bottle had simply stopped. The crowd gasped, and Eladora stumbled backwards with a shriek. A hand had appeared out of no where and caught it! The space around the bottle bent and shimmered, and a man appeared. He was wearing a fine suit of gold and red, although it was clearly far too garish to be fashionable. Unarmed, save for the bottle in hand, he turned to the young lady beside him and simply asked, “Might I do the honors, miss?”
“Knave! Who do you think you are you… you…”, the duke flustered.
“Dear duke… I’m the man who is going to steal your ship!”, the man exclaimed with a spurt of laughter. He swung the bottle into ship with a magnificent crash, and pulled a small gun from his coat. Eladora screamed. He aimed it up and reassured her “No no, it’s not a weapon, it’s actually a rather ingen-”
“Wolf!”, Beauford screamed. The officer was rushing up to the platform. “You’re under arrest! Face Justice, coward!”
“Ah, detective Justice. Glad you could make it to the party!”, Wolf said with a smile. His gun fired off a small grappling hook, which attached itself to the side of the ship. He rapidly scaled it to the top.
Beauford smirked. “Now, boys!”, he yelled as several officers burst from the ship’s lower deck. Wolf seemed eerily calm though, and cocked only an eyebrow. “There’s no escape this time, Wolf!”, Beauford cried.
Wolf simply shrugged as the men charged him. “Sorry boys, but this is your stop!”, Wolf exclaimed as he waved his hand and muttered an arcane syllable. The men shimmered and warped, as Wolf had, and the space beneath their feet seemed to simply give way. Suddenly they were no longer on the ship. Beauford howled as his entourage of officers landed right on top of him. Wolf moved over to the controls and the ship churned and spat out flames, lifting off into the sky. “No!”, screamed Beauford from underneath his men. He threw one of his men off him and leaped into the air, catching the grappling hook rope that Wolf had used.
“I’ve got you cornered at last!”, he roared, climbing over the ship’s railing. Wolf stumbled back and made a quick grab for his sword… but it came up empty. The prow of the ship shook. The Excalibur’s prow sword decoration exploded forth and shot into Wolf’s hand, parrying the detective’s swipe in the nick of time. “We really should stop running into each other like this, Theodore!” Wolf exclaimed with a laugh. “Although it wouldn’t be nearly as fun, now would it?”
“We’ll stop running into each other when you’re hanging from the gallows!”, Beauford bellowed as he pressed the attack. His sword swung wild and hit the ship’s wheel, turning the vessel sharply. Both men were thrown to the railing of the ship. Before Wolf hit the deck’s railing he shimmered again, appearing back at the wheel. Holding his balance barely, he turned to the detective. Wolf whipped his sword in a circle and let loose a supersonic wave that blew the detective overboard.
Beauford tumbled into the lake below, coughing out curses as he tried to stay afloat. He turned and screamed at his fellow officers trying to help him out of the lake “Get some damn pursuit ships, dammit!”
“Better luck next time, Justice!”, Wolf laughed as he turned the ship off into the distance.
City Office of Interior Peacekeeping Report:
The delinquent criminal known as “Tequila” Wolf is currently wanted for 25 accounts of Trespassing, 24 accounts of resisting arrest, 13 accounts of assaulting officers, at least 10 confirmed accounts of identity theft, 5 accounts of property damage, three accounts of Grand Theft, one account of offensive language and one account of Grand Theft Aero. Considered armed, arcane, and very dangerous
Investigations into Wolf’s past are ongoing. Wolf’s abilities suggest high level arcane training that only a noble house could facilitate. Additionally, his crime spree has targeted very specific politicians, nobles, and officers. All of the individuals were influential in the annexation and expansion of 1428. Several powerful houses and families were devastated by the annexation, although it is unclear which, if any, wolf has allegiances to. Tequila Wolf presumed a nick name. Real name unknown.
- Current Activity:*
Wolf was last seen a week ago headed east over the border after his bounty tripled. Whereabouts of stolen property and resources also currently under investigation.Current Recommendation: increase border patrols but do not pursue.
Justice will find this sonnvabitch sooner rather than later – B.T.J