Monday, 14 November 2011

The Students of Gerontium


The Students of Gerontium are a band of mages who have stayed behind in the ruins of Maquosmouth. There are 20 students and associates in total, and these six are the most prominent members. 

Tessremeth
12th level magic-user, align Lawful, gender male
Str 9, Int 16, Wis 15, Dex 11, Con 13, Cha 15
AC 5, Move 120', HP 32, THAC0 14, Att 1 dagger for 1d4+2, or spell or magic item 
Equipment: Wand of the Acid Arrow (22 charges), Robe of Protection +2, Ring of Protection +2, Ring of Levitation, dagger +2, 2x potion of extra-healing
Tessremeth is the leader of the Students of Gerontium. He is aware of the difficulties of closing the Chaos Portal on the northern side of the city, but believes there must somehow be a way. He will look for the answers anywhere he can, as he believes it is necessary to save Kaelaross from the forces of Chaos. 
Appearance: Tessremeth is slim (130lb), middle-aged, with iron grey hair and moustache, and handsome features. He is usually wrapped in his deep red robe of protection. 

Takeshirra
11th level magic-user, align Lawful, gender female
Str 7, Int 17, Wis 12, Dex 10, Con 10, Cha 12
AC 7, Move 120', HP 23, THAC0 16, Att 1 dagger for 1d4(+1 vs humanoids) or spell or magic item
Equipment: Robe of Protection +2, Dagger +1 +2 vs humanoids, Wand of Acid Arrows (12 charges), 3 x potions of extra healing, Ring of Spider Climbing
Takeshirra is the quartermaster of the mages, and will act as second-in-command. She is always on the lookout for food, fresh drink, clothes, spell components and magic items to carry on the fight. Whereas Tessremeth looks for the long-term solution, Takeshirra has taken it upon herself to maintain the status quo for the time being.
Appearance: Takeshirra is tall (6'2") for a woman, with long black hair and a stern, no-nonsense face with a hooked nose and dark eyebrows. She dresses demurely in straight black robes that make her look like a school headmistress. 

Dallam the Devout
10th level cleric (of Khazep), align Neutral, gender male
Str 14, Int 12, Wis 16, Dex 10, Con 14, Cha 11
AC 0, Move 60', hp 44, THAC0 14, Att 1 mace for 1d6+2 or spell
Equipment: Plate Mail +2, Mace +1 +2 vs Undead, Silver Holy Symbol, Shield, Bowl of Commanding Water Elementals, 
Dallam is the medic, chaplain and one of the few non-mages in the band. While the mages look after and repair the golems and animated servants, Dallam looks after the mages. While mages understand magic and golems, Dallam understands humans, especially mages.
Appearance: Dallam is 5'5" tall, portly and about 240lb, a "friar Tuck in plate armour" with a bushy ginger moustach and short ginger hair receding at the top. 

Zesck of Aerisport
14th level magic user, align Neutral, gender male
Str 8, Int 17, Wis 11, Dex 13, Con 10, Cha 7
AC 5, Move 90', hp 21, THAC0 14, Att 1 dagger for 1d4 or spell or magic item
Equipment: Staff of Power, Robe of Protection +2, Ring of Protection +1, Displacer Cloak, Dagger +1, Silver Dagger,  
Although perhaps the most magically powerful of mages, Zesck has openly admitted he is not suited to leadership and grand strategy. He is a competent battle leader, and will lead raids or temporarily command the defences of the mages enclave when needed. It is known that he lost family who died in Aerisport during the Summoning. 
Appearance: Zesck is getting old - at 65 he has light-grey hair, a wrinkled face and moves slowly due to aching joints. He has declined to grow a long white beard - he considers that too clichéd. Zesck weighs 140lb and stands 5'9" tall. 

Colleridge the Awesome
9th level magic user, align Lawful, gender female
Str 14, Int 15, Wis 7, Dex 10, Con 13, Cha 16
AC 4, hp 28, THAC0 15, Att 1 staff for 1d6+2 or spell or magic item
Equipment: Staff of Power, Bracers of armour AC5, Cloak of Protection +1, Ring of Regeneration
Cocky and swinging between brilliant and foolhardy. Most of the other mages reckon Colleridge is going to get herself killed one day, but until then she will keep proving to herself and the other mages that she is the brightest and most gifted mage among the students.
Appearance: Colleridge is the most physically attractive of the mages, with shoulder-length blonde hair, silver-grey eyes, 110lb and 5'7" tall. She is 34 years old and does not go for long flowing robes, but prefers blouse, breeches, boots, waistcoat and her magical bracers, so some won't recognise her as a mage.

Aessain Silvereye
11th level magic user, align Unaligned, gender male
Str 8, Int 18, Wis 15, Dex 10, Con 11, Cha 7
AC 7, Move 120', hp 24, THAC0 16 Att 1 spell or magic item
Equipment: Bracers of Armour AC 7, Wand of Lightning Bolts (20 charges), 2x potions of extra healing
Aessain is the least-combatative among the students. Some say he is a coward who ought to be kicked out back to Sterin Barony where he came from. His big strength is his talent and innate understanding of animated constructs, especially golems. He is responsible for some of the unique spells that the Students of Gerontium use to maintain their constructs, and his nickname is GG ("Golem-Geek")
Appearance: At 30 years old, Aessain is very young for a mage of his power, so he tries to look the part with a splendid ostentatious robe with stars, planets and crescent moons embroidered on it. He was going to wear a matching conical hat, but Colleridge told him it looked silly. Physically he is 5'6", 120lb and has black frizzy hair that sticks out in all directions. He has a pair of black-rimmed spectacles that help him read, but don't help him look dangerous. 

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