As the World Burns
x - Ilnerik Sivanshin
Former Pathfinder, enemy of Donatellus Bisby
former owner of dark artifact which allowed control, summoning of shadows.
Male half-elf vampire bard 7/rogue 3/Pathfinder chronicler 3
CE Medium undead (elf )
Init 5 armor, 140)
Fort 4 vs. bardic performance, language-dependent, and sonic
Defensive Abilities channel resistance 12)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks blood drain, children of the night, create spawn, dominate (DC 25), energy drain (DC 25), mastermind, sneak attack +2d6, bardic music 13 rounds/day (move action- countersong, dirge of doom, distraction, fascinate, inspire competence +3, inspire courage +2, suggestion)
Bard Spells Known (CL 7th; concentration +16)
3rd (3/day)—charm monster (DC 22), haste
2nd (5/day)—blindness/deafness (DC 21), invisibility, suggestion (DC 21)
1st (7/day)—alarm, comprehend languages, grease (DC 20), obscure object, unseen servant
0 (at will)—detect magic, know direction, light, mage hand, prestidigitation, read magic
Before Combat Ilnerik has an unseen servant active at all times.
During Combat Ilnerik orders his unseen servant to trigger the lever to fill both sarcophagi with water, hoping that the peril this places the two women in forces the PCs to split their attention between fighting him and saving Faerlyn and Glynnis. Ilnerik’s first act in combat is to cast invisibility on himself, followed by casting haste and inspiring courage before opening battle by making a sneak attack on a foe that can’t see through his invisibility. Ilnerik trusts his high Armor Class once battles begin and deliberately lets his foes surround him so he can use Whirlwind Attacks, and uses Arcane Strike and Vital Strike with his slam attacks at all times. He saves his dominate ability and ranged spells to combat foes at range.
Morale Ilnerik fights until destroyed, at which point he flees under the altar stone to recover, unless the PCs are present, in which case he flees to room F8 if he thinks he can get there without being observed. Unfortunately for Ilnerik, the running water in the numerous canals and sewage tunnels in the area make escaping to other locations more distant relatively impossible.
Str 22, Dex 22, Con -, Int 15, Wis 10, Cha 28
Base Atk +8; CMB +14; CMD 34
Feats Alertness, Arcane Strike, Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Improved Feint, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Mobility, Spring Attack, Toughness, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus (slam), Whirlwind Attack
Skills Acrobatics +22, Bluff +0, Disable Device +22, Knowledge (arcana) +0, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +0, Knowledge (engineering) +0, Knowledge (geography) +16, Knowledge (history) +0, Knowledge (local) +23, Knowledge (nature) +0, Knowledge (nobility) +0, Knowledge (planes) +0, Knowledge (religion) +23, Linguistics +14, Perception +30, Perform (oratory) +25, Perform (sing) +25, Sense Motive +0, Stealth +30
Languages Ancient Osiriani, Common, Dark Folk, Elven, Infernal, Osiriani, Polyglot, Shadowtongue, Undercommon, Varisian
SQ bardic knowledge +5, deep pockets (300 gp), gaseous form, improved aid, lore master 1/day, master scribe, pathfinding, rogue talent (weapon training), shadowless, spider climb, trapfinding, versatile performance (oratory, sing), well-versed
Combat Gear Totemrix; Other Gear +3 leather armor, amulet of mighty fists +2, belt of physical might +4 (Strength, Dexterity), ring of protection +3, rod of shadowy splendor, boots of teleportation, 3000 gp in elegant jewelry, master key to locked doors in Walcourt
August 26, 2011 22:24
I can tell you this much. Venture-Captain Donatellus Bisby was famous even before he left for the Mwangi expanse. But when he and his companions returned, they had proved themselves Pathfinders of historical renown. One could have expected that the names of Donatellus Bisby, Ilnerik Sivanshin, Ian Holman, and Kalen Holman would have become legendary, even given the Chelish disdain toward the Society. The artifacts, rare animals, exotic spices, and unique magics brought back did amuse the aristocracy for a while, and things Mwangi were briefly all the rage. But something went horribly wrong.
According to what I’ve been able to piece together from fragments, the group brought back a powerful artifact that granted powers over light and darkness. Arguments over who should be the rightful owner began, and the friendship between the patient, thoughful Ilnerik and the flamboyant Bisby grew. After a falling out, Ilnerik and Donatellus became fierce enemies, and Ilnerik fled the city because he could not stand watching Bisby take credit for what he saw as his own triumph.
The Holmans leave a confused apccount in the records. One source says that they left to live among the dwarves, another that they remained in Westcrown after the sealing of the Lodge, and were active in the Bulwark, a resistance group dedicated to returning Aroden to power. They were apparently petrified by a Thrune wizard who saw through their disguises. Those statues have not been found; much was lost in the confusion surrounding Aroden’s death.
It is my belief that Roygart is the true born son of Ian and Kalen. If Bisby or Ilnerik is still alive, Roy will be the best person to deal with them. I also hope that he can find some answers as to what happened to his parents.
The God is angry
September 21, 2011 20:20
Blasphemers! How dare they attack the Living God Bisby? Do they not understand that Aroden had to die so that Bisby could live?
They must have been sent by my enemy, the dark one, Ilnerik! Long has he wanted the Morrowfall. He will not have it! I will destroy his minions, and from such a victory I shall raise new servants. They shall speed the name of Bisby across the land.
Then, I shall do battle with the Dark One himself. With the light of the Morrowfall, I will sear his flesh and blacken his bones. I shall burn him to ash and dust and then I shall be supreme!
January 14, 2012 08:03
The man was impatient.
He had feared this day was coming. As soon as the priestess arrived, he knew that Drovenge and the others had sided against him. Would he regain favor in time, or would they send someone? And if they did send someone, who would it be?
Ilnerik? Doubtful, Oberigo feared the loss of control over the shadows.
Zol? Good in a fight but no great thinker. Zol would undoubtedly kill many guards, but he could be fooled; Bucholz could outrun and outwit Zol. So that meant he would not be sent.
He needed to regain favor with the Council. Which meant profits. Which meant getting rid of these grasping heretics. It was simple, really. Gesturing to two of his bulkier guards, he drew himself up from the ornate chair to his full height, knowing full well the effect his impressive finery would have on the simpletons.
“You, take this letter into town, and deliver it to the Black Shrine in Westcrown. Give it to the first Asmodean you see there.”
“You, take two others, and move the three of the beasts into this room. Go”
And as Bucholz realized who they were likeliest to send, he began to write another letter. It was a such a pleasure to work with professionals.