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Ionafán Zaborsky

by Greg Weatherup

A long while back I had set myself a challenge to randomly select some multiclass characters weighted towards those classes and races not normally used in Mystara, then see if I could mystaranize a rational character concept out of the resulting mash-up. I've now come back to finalizing some of them.

For this one I had rolled a basic Human Warlock/Dread Necromancer, Warlock is from Complete Arcane. Dread Necromancer is from Heroes of Horror. I haven't decided his alignment but Dread Necromancer requires a non-good alignment and I'm leaning towards True Neutral.

Ionafán Zaborsky ECL2
Male Human Warlock-1/Dread Necromancer-1
AL Medium Humanoid
Init: +3; Senses: Listen +1, Spot +1
Aura: Alignment (Faint)
Languages: completely fluent in Traladaran (Boldavian dialect), Conversational in Thyatian (Glantrian dialect), Rudimentary in Sylaire
AC: 17 Touch: 13 Flat-footed: 14
Hp: 15 (2d6+4 HD)
Fort: +2, Ref: +3, Will: +5
Speed: 30 ft
Melee: Mwk Warhammer +1 melee (1d8); Mwk Warhammer & Hideous Blow Blast shaped Eldritch Blast +1 melee (1d8+1d6); Charnel Touch +0 melee touch (1d8); Charnel Touch & Hideous Blow Blast shaped Eldritch Blast +0 melee touch (1d8+1d6)
Ranged: Eldritch Blast+3 ranged (1d6, 60'); Charnel Touch delivered via Spectral Hand +2 ranged touch (1d8, 110')
Base Atk: +0; Grapple: +0
Attack Options: Rebuke Undead (6/day), Spontaneous Arcane Spells (-/4/1)
Least Invocations: Hideous Blow
Caster Level: 1st, DC13+lvl
Spells Known: 1st level: Bane, Bestow Wound, Cause Fear, Chill Touch, Detect Magic, Detect Undead, Doom, Hide from Undead, Inflict Light Wounds, Ray of Enfeeblement, Summon Undead I, Undetectable Alignment
2nd level: (requires a DC 8 Caster Level check) Spectral Hand
Abilities: Str 10, Dex 16, Con 15, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 16
Feats: Able Learner, Armor Proficiency (Light), Precocious Apprentice, Weapon Proficiency (Simple Weapons and Warhammer)
Skills: Balance +2, Climb-1, Concentration+7, Escape Artist+2, Hide+2, Jump-1, Knowledge (Arcana)+6, Knowledge (Religion)+6, Move Silently+2, Spellcraft+10, Swim-2

Possessions: 1440sp equivalent in coinage, Masterwork Warhammer, Masterwork Chain Shirt, Spell Component Pouch, Small Eye Agate, Spellbook, Belt Pouch

Antalian Cob Light Horse, Normal: Gear/Carrying: Bit & Bridle, 10 days Feed, Riding Saddle, Saddlebag, Bedroll, Flint & Steel, 50’ Hempen Rope, 10 days Trail Rations, Spellbook, 2 Sunrods, Waterskin
Charnel Touch (Su): 1/rd a dread necromancer can deliver a melee touch attack that deals 1d8 points of damage against a living foe or heals 1hp to an undead creature.
Eldritch Blast (Sp): A warlock attacks his foes with eldritch power, using baleful magical energy to deal damage using a ray with a range of 60'. It is a ranged touch attack that affects a single target, allowing no saving throw, dealing 1d6 points of damage. It is equivalent to a 1st level spell and is subject to spell resistance.
Rebuke Undead (Su): A dread necromancer can rebuke or command undead creatures 6/day. Ionafán does so at +2 thanks to a synergy bonus from having 5 ranks in Knowledge: Religion.

Description: 20yrs old, 5’10”, 156lbs. Born in the village of Izborsk in southern Boldavia. Growing up he saw many Clerics and Paladins of various Immortals covertly come through promising to free the people from the undead scourge and oppression, and he knows all of them failed, and frequently suffered greusome deaths in the process. After routinely getting his young hopes dashed, he now believes that relying on some divine actor or force is folly, so he has resolved that the best way to fight necromancy is with the power of necromancy, in a fight-fire-with-fire type of approach.

Note: Other party members are:

Michel Druschel, Shifter Fey-disciple
Peter Loofbourow, Draconic Human Guide
Prakash, aka "Pop", Lupin Mystic & ascetic
Wannlun, Gnome of mysterious background
Ionafán Zaborsky, Human student of necromancy (see above)