Urban Richter von Istendahl

An arcane inquisitor, dedicated to the supremacy of mankind over the forces of darkness.

Description:

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I assure you, for the moment your wife is alive and well. That letter that you possess is not from her. Rather, it is a careful forgery – the ink contains flecks of a mold common to the cisterns of the Schmiedkreis, but exceedingly rare in the cleaner regions surrounding your shop. Simple murder would not justify so elaborate a deception. But there is no time for delay. For one-fifty I will return her to you, in as unharmed a condition as is possible. For another hundred, I will also bring you the head of the creature that took her…

Stats
Demontouched | Bard 2
STR 10 CON 14 DEX 16
INT 18 WIS 12 CHA 8
AC 16 PD 14 MD 14
Initiative 6 HP 36 Recoveries 8 {2d8 + 2}

One Unique Thing
My mind swims with the demonic words of the Vox Umbra, burned into it from a forbidden tome on the dusty shelves of my master’s library. I have only dared to utter a fraction of them – while some of the Orsum have saved my life, others have brought only ruin. As for the remainder… I dread the day that I learn the full extent of their power.

Icon Relationships

  • Rudolph van Richten, the Archmage {++}
    I may not have completed the full training of a wizard, but I still possess the contacts I made as an Apprentice. The Archmage and his adherents strive for the supremacy of man over monster, as do I.
  • High Servitor of Inajira, Arcanoloth of Corruption, the Diabolist {+/-}
    The power I have acquired has brought me occasional unwanted attention from dark forces. Their motives are as protean as their master; sometimes they come to me as a hindrance, sometimes as an aid.

Backgrounds

  • Cognimancer’s Apprentice {3}
    Once my magical aptitude was identified, I was sent to Avabruck as apprentice to Johanna Nemeia, one of the loremasters of the city. I learned much from the dusty tomes in her library… perhaps more than I bargained for.
  • Arcane Inquisitive {5}
    This city teems with nightmarish creatures, hidden just out of sight, waiting for the unwitting to stumble into them. But I know their ways, their needs, their desires. I will expose every last one that I can.
  • Fiend Stalker {2}
    I have trained in combat with the infamous Retalg of Viria, a master of snaring and destroying the creatures that plague these lands. Of course, many of his techniques are applicable to sentient beings as well…

Talents

Racial Power

Battle Cries

Spells

Cantrips

Feats

Gear

  • Reinforced Duster {light}
  • Longsword {d8}
  • Reference Materials
  • Inquisitive’s Tools
  • Manual of Enlightened Flesh
    +1 to Str/Dex/Con-based skill checks. Feel compelled to perform showy athletic moves at random times.
  • Amulet of Turn Undead
    Gifted to members of Van Richten’s fan club, this amulet has the power to terrify some of his classic enemies – the undead
Bio:

Urban Richter von Istendahl

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