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 +====== Kerri ======
 +
 +Character concept by Pamela Barth Parish, all rights reserved.
 +
 +**Cadyran Initiate**
 +
 +"​Meep!"​
 +
 +**Date of Birth:​** ​ Unknown, although believed to be around 1310 Avard.
 +
 +**Current Status:​** ​ Summer, 1331 Avard. ​ Having survived the [[gaeleth:​history:​War of the Four Winds]], the ticata Kerri opted to find more of her people by returning to the [[gaeleth:​places:​Alekdan Principalities]] to search for clues as to where she came from, and search for others like herself. She now works with Over'​raj [[gaeleth:​people:​Sam]],​ helping to undo slavery in the Principalities while searching for clues as to her origins. ​
 +
 +====== Appearance ======
 +
 +Kerri looks like most ticata, with a feline'​s lower body and four feline paws, and a sort of mixed human-fox-cat upper body, with two humanoid arms.  Her tail is long and cat-like, and her muzzle, ears, and lower torso are fox-like. ​ Her fur is a short, golden brown, though it is rather dark at the extremities,​ to include her muzzle and ears.  She tends to carry a small back pack around her upper torso, and a heavier pack around her lower torso, but otherwise travels with little adornment, save for her short bow and several quivers.
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 +{{:​gaeleth:​people:​ticatasketch.jpg|}}
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 +Sketch by Caren Boyd, Copyright 2004, Used with Permission.
 +
 +====== Background ======
 +
 +Kerri was born to the V'​kir'​shilas Tribe of the ticata, a reclusive race of creatures found in the Gaebrum Forests of southern Galanath. ​ The V'​kir'​shilas Tribe was led by its shamans, who claimed to have been direct descendants of the Storm God, [[gaeleth:​divinities:​Brigain]]. ​ Kerri was groomed to be the shaman of the tribe, and also had the blood-born powers that the shamans claimed came from Brigain'​s divine blood coursing through their veins.
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 +Kerri was three years old (but physically and mentally mature as a six-year old human) when she and her mother were set upon by slavers from the Alekdan Principalities. ​ Kerri'​s mother fought with all the power in her being, slaying many of the slavers, but they had a mage with them, one Danuflel Mirdast. ​ Danuflel destroyed Kerri'​s mother, right before her eyes.  Then the mage took Kerri as his own slave and pet, a creature to be studied, poked, and prodded so long as she remained with him.  Danuflel was not a cruel master, per se, but he worked for one -- a pirate prince by the name of Alvared Kilmath.
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 +Alvared Kilmath -- through his mage -- managed to gain considerable power while Kerri was growing up in Danuflel'​s laboratories. ​ Alvared eventually controlled dozens of ships, including half a dozen galleons, and dozens of brigandines. ​ In mid 1328 Avard, however, a new pirate prince began a ruthless campaign to unite the northeastern isles under his domain, slaying anyone that refused to give him loyalty. ​ The new pirate prince, a former slave and gladiator by the name of '​Sam',​ discovered Danuflel'​s existence, and immediately put a bounty out on both him and Alvared. ​ Alvared, sensing the danger inherent in Sam, wisely fled in four of his light galleons (the //Prized Whore//, the //Stiletto Heels//, the //Gnashing Grinder//, and the //​Slave'​s Glare//) and one brigandine (the //Broken Elf//).
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 +Alvared hoped to reach distant Sandar, and reestablish himself. ​ Halfway there, however, his armada was overcome by a privateer from the distant nation of [[gaeleth:​places:​Rakore]]. ​ The privateer, going by the name of the [[gaeleth:​ships:​Skate]],​ proved quite formidable -- sinking the //Gnashing Grinder// and the //Broken Elf//, and capturing intact the other three vessels. ​ The crew of //Skate// was large enough that, with the aid of the slaves and round-the-candle vigilance of Alvared'​s crew, she was able to take all three remaining vessels with her in a month-long journey back to Rakore.
 +
 +The first mate of the //Skate// took over as captain of the //Prized Whore//, where the more broken and hurting of the slaves were found. ​ The first mate was a water-mage and priestess of the water goddess [[gaeleth:​divinities:​Olorin]],​ and began the long healing and reintegration process for many of the slaves, including Kerri. ​ Nathamra, as the first mate was called, helped the ticata open up in her powers. ​ Nathamra even went so far as to summon a druidic kraken to aid Kerri'​s druidic senses for a day.  Nathamra and Kerri grew to be rather close, despite the difficult conditions and trials of capturing three light galleons.
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 +Upon reaching Rakore, the rest of the ships docked at [[gaeleth:​places:​Teras]] -- but not the //Prized Whore//​. ​ Nathamra and several veteral crewmen of the //Skate// managed to sail the light galleon up the Galanus River, several days upriver to the city of [[gaeleth:​places:​Kashin]]. ​ There, Nathamra used the //Prized Whore// to take on raw materials and stock for shipment down river, and also to help reintegrate many of the slaves into Rakoran life-styles.
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 +Nathamra apprenticed Kerri to the local druid, an older man out of Boulderdash,​ an agricultural community not far from Kashin. ​ The local druid, John Oaks, allowed Nathamra and Kerri a tearful parting before taking her to his secluded grove in Boulderdash,​ only a half day's journey from Kashin. ​ There, two more months would pass as Kerri began to readjust to the life of a freed slave, before she would return to Kashin.
 +
 +====== Character ======
 +
 +Kerri tends to be quiet and withdrawn, for she is agoraphobic,​ alien, and druidic. ​ When she is moved to overcome her withdrawals,​ she can be a fiercesome creature of considerable power. ​ Highly respectful of nature, Kerri also tends to be fiercely protective of her friends, Mother Nature, and the innocent. ​ Because of her background in the Alekdan Principalities,​ she tends to react unfavorably to slavers. ​
 +
 +====== Familiar ======
 +
 +Kerri'​s '​unusual cat' is actually a small demon. ​ One of Danuflel Mirdast'​s apprentices summoned a small demon, and the irritated Kerri summoned it with her innate find familiar abilities, overcoming the spell'​s powers with her own.  As Kerri grows in strength and power, she also infuses her familiar with some of her own powers, increasing its abilities.
 +
 +====== 3E Stats ======
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 +**1st Level Ticata Sorceress (Celestial),​ 1st Level Druidess** \\
 +Initiative +3  \\
 +HP 14\\
 +AC 16; Fortitude +3, Reflex +3, Will +6 \\
 +Speed 8, Climb 4
 +----
 +**Alignment**:​ True Neutral to Neutral Good    \\ 
 +**Languages**:​ Common, Ticatan, Druidic. \\
 +**Skills:** Concentration +3, Craft (leather) +3, Craft (bow) +3, Handle Animal +4, Hide +3, Knowledge (nature) +5, Knowledge (arcana) +2, Listen +8/+10, Move Silently +4, Spellcraft +3, Spot +4/+6, Survival +6.\\
 +**Feats:** [Track], Natural Archer*, Spell Thematics (plant life) from the Forgotten Realms Magic of Faerun book, [Improved Grab], [Improved Rake], Point Blank Shot, [Alertness] (when Kirra is within arm's reach).\\
 +**Special Abilities:​** As a Ticata, Kerri has an exceptional scent ability, a base climb speed, and +4 racial bonuses to Climb, Jump, and Listen checks. ​ She also has lowlight vision, Nature Sense, and Wild Empathy.\\
 +**Arcane Spells:​** ​ 5/4.  0-level spells: ​ disrupt undead, read magic, ray of frost, open/​close. ​ 1st-level spells: ​ mage armor, magic missile. ​ All her arcane spells derive from celestial blood, but have a nature-oriented theme (i.e. her magic missiles take the form of limbs, debris, and thorns that appear to be carried forth by the wind to unerringly strike their targets).\\
 +**Natural Spells:​** ​ 3/1.  All her natural spells also derive from her celestial blood, and have a stronger nature appearance than normal.\\
 +Str 12(+1) Con 13(+1) Dex 16(+3) Int 12(+1) Wis 15(+2) Cha 16(+3) \\
 +**Equipment**:​ Mighty short bow, studded leather armor, two adventurer'​s packs, 4 arrows of sleep.
 +----
 +**K'​Ra'​ra,​ (aka Kirra) (outsider [native]):​** CR 2; Size T (10lbs); HD 2d6; hp 8; Init +2 (+2 Dex); Spd 3ft; AC 15 (+2 size, +2 Dex, +1 natural armor); BA/G +1/-12; Attack 2 claws +3 melee (1d4-2) and 1 bite +3 melee (1d6-2); S/R 2-1/​2ft/​0ft;​ SQ Low-light vision, Scent; AL TN (G); SV Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +4; Str 6, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 6, Wis 12, Cha 7. Skills and feats: Balance +10, Climb +6, Hide +14*, Jump +10, Listen +3/+5, Move Silently +6, Spot +3/+5, Survival +2; Weapon Finesse, Multiattack,​ [Alertness] (when within arm's reach of Kerri), Improved Evasion, Share Spells. Skills: She has a +4 racial bonus to Climb, Hide, and Move Silently checks, and a +8 racial bonus on Jump checks. Kirra has a +8 racial bonus on Balance checks. She uses her Dexterity modifier instead of her Strength modifier for Climb and Jump checks. *In areas of tall grass or heavy undergrowth,​ the Hide bonus rises to +8.\\
 +**Current XP:**  1,000\\
 +Because of her bond to Kirra, Kerri has the ability to augment the demon with her own energies. ​ Each time Kirra levels up, she does so as though she were a character with the following abilities:​\\
 +**Hit Die:​** ​ d6.\\
 +**Skill Points at Each Additional Level:​** ​ 4 + Int modifier.\\
 +**Sized Attack (M):​** ​ Attack 2 claws +5 melee (1d6+0) and 1 bite +5 melee (1d8+0); S/R 5/5ft.\\
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 +| LVL | BAB | Fort | Ref | Will | Special |
 +| 1 | +0 | +2 | +2 | +2 | Familiar abilities.| ​
 +| 2 | +1 | +3 | +3 | +3 | Size Increment +1 (to Small; 4ft long, 60lbs, S/R 5/5, +4 Str).| ​
 +| 3 | +2 | +3 | +3 | +3 | Resistance to acid 5, cold 5, and fire 5,  bonus feat.| ​
 +| 4 | +3 | +4 | +4 | +4 | Size Increment +1 (to Medium; 8ft long, 500lbs, S/R 5/5, +6 Str).| ​
 +| 5 | +3 | +5 | +5 | +5 | At will, as a spell-like ability, fly (as per the spell).| ​
 +| 6 | +4 | +5 | +5 | +5 | Breath fire* as a supernatural ability, bonus feat.| ​
 +| 7 | +5 | +5 | +5 | +5 | Resistance to acid 10, cold 10, and fire 10.| 
 +
 +*As per a dragon of the appropriate size category.
 +
 +**Size Increment (Su):​** ​ At will, Kirra can alter her size between size increments as a standard action that alters her height, weight, and strength according to her size increment. ​ Also note that this changes her armor class bonuses due to size, as well as Hide checks. ​
  
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