Taeghas » Harald Khorien
framed|Arms of Harald

Male Anuirean Scholar 4/Natural Magician 2/Wizard 4; CR: 10
Count of Taeghas
Lineage of Lesser Nobility
Minor Bloodline of Anduiras, major, 33
LG Medium Humanoid

VP/WP 37/12
Init +1
Senses Listen +2, Spot +2 (+5 in daylight)
Languages Anuirean, Old Andu, Basarji, Low Brecht, Sidhelien, Karamhul, Auran

AC 10, 10 flatfooted, 10 touch
Fort +4 Ref +3 , Will + 14

Speed 30 ft
Melee +4
Ranged +5
Base Atk +5 ; Grp + 9

Abilities Str 8 Dex 10 Con 12 Int 18 Wis 14 Cha 14
Feats: Trained Memory, Questiones Naturales, Political Astrology, Natal Astrology, Spell Focus (Divination), Scribe Scroll, Election Astrology, Lore, Skill Focus (Knowledge) (Natural Philosophy), Insightful Divination, Timaeus, Spell Penetration
Skills: Bluff +10, Concentration +8, Decipher Script +16, Diplomacy +16, Handle Animal +4, Intimidate +4, Knowledge (Arcana) +9, Knowledge (Astrology) +22, Knowledge (Natural Philosophy) +19, Knowledge (Nobility) +9, Ride +2, Profession (Astrologer) +7, Sense Motive +10, Spellcraft +19, Spot +5, Use Magic Device +12 (+16 for scrolls)
Special Qualities: Rank, Title, Education, Lineage of Minor Nobility, Familiar
Possessions: ring of mind shielding, bracelets of armor +2
Description: Harald?s appearance is a mixture of aristocratic and arcane, with fine clothes mixed with the exotic patterns and flourishes one might expect for a wizard.

[top]Special Qualities

Younger Son: As a younger son, Harald was sent to pursue an education to aid the family. He receives a +2 bonus to Int. This is included above.
Rank: Harald has the right to a unique set of arms, he is also the sovereign ruler of a state and is a law unto himself.
Title: Harald is universally recognized as Count of Taeghas.
Education: He has a lineage bonus of +2 to Knowledge (Nobility) and Perform (Etiquette)
Trained Memory: Harald has learned to memorize long texts by rote. If he takes the time to memorize something, Harald can recall it later perfectly.
Questiones Naturales: This book of natural philosophy has been memorized by Harald in his study of astrology. Harald receives a +2 book bonus to Knowledge (Natural Philosophy) and Knowledge (Astrology) checks. In disputations, he receives instead, a +4 book bonus to his Knowledge (Natural Philosophy) or Knowledge (Astrology) checks regarding Objections and Replies.
Political Astrology: Harald can use astrology to make horoscopes for a region described by one province and all adjacent provinces. He can determine the general mood and actions of the people in the region.
Natal Astrology: Harald can make birth horoscopes and interpret them.
Spell Focus (Divination): +1 on save DC's against Harald's use of divination magic.
Scribe Scroll: Harald can create scrolls.
Familiar: Gweledigaeth the hawk is Harald's familiar. His forays out for some 'falconry' are often actual reconnaissance.
Election Astrology: Harald can use astrology to determine what someone will decide at a given time.
Lore: As a scholar, Harald can always substitute half his class level for ranks in any Knowledge skill. He cannot use this ability for extended tasks, prerequisites, nor may he take 10 or 20. Untrained knowledge checks for a scholar are limited to DC 15 or lower.
Skill Focus (Knowledge) (Astrology): +3 bonus to Knowledge (Astrology) checks.
Insightful Divination: Harald gains a bonus on initiative and saves when casting divination spells.
Timaeus: Harald has memorized this book, a dialogue on natural philosophy. Its insights grant Harald a +1 on all saves. Additionally in disputations he receives a +10 book bonus to his Knowledge Points based on natural philosophy.
Spell Penetration: +2 bonus on caster level checks to defeat spell resistance
Harald Khorien is a 4th level spellcaster.
Spells: 0-level: all; 1st Level: Alarm, Burning Hands, Comprehend Languages, Expeditious Retreat, Identify, Magic Aura, Shield, Sleep, True Strike; 2nd-level: Acid Arrow, Arcane Lock, Eagle's Splendor, Flaming Sphere, Knock, Obscure Object, See Invisibility
framed|Harald Khorien

[top]Typical Dialogue

"By the Crown of Glory! Boeruine desires peace; let Avan's diplomats win the day and secure harmony for the remainder of the year."

"Your Grace, the people of Tuor's Hold are upset with Parnien over prices. Perhaps if you were seen to restrain him you might win greater still the affections of the people there."
"There will be no war this season. Boeruine's general will take ill before long and his death is written in the stars. Your Highness is free to concern yourself with Ghoere."


Harald Khorien is a young man and one of the more eligible matches in the Western or Southern Coasts. He takes the matter seriously and is actively seeking a bride. Currently, his designated heir is his aunt, Aithne Khorien.

Harald was a younger son sent off to study with Lucien of the Seven Stars in order to help the family with an academic, and perhaps even arcane, education. While he was pursuing this education, Rhuobhe Manslayer raided the borderlands of Taeghas, and Count Alfred Khorien and his son and heir, Edgar Khorien, his father and elder brother were slain separately in raids by Rhuobhe Manslayer. It then fell on Harald to take on the mantle of Count of Taeghas. He was a reluctant count, and wished to pursue a life of study and astrology instead of politics and rulership. His uncle, Roger Khorien was an ally of Aeric Boeruine and moved quickly to secure the throne for himself, disregarding Harald.

The War of Taeghean Succession began when Lucien, Harald's mentor, brought Harald together with Darien Avan and helped forge a mutually beneficial agreement. Harald has since been free to pursue astrology and divination and extend his source holdings into Avanil, in exchange, Darien Avan gained practical political control in Taeghas, directing the law and the diplomacy of the realm, and Harald undertakes astrological and divinatory inquiries for Darien Avan. Though Harald normally keeps court in his ancestoral manors and castles. He is a principle advisor to Darien Avan and can be found receiving Avan and visiting Avan in return.

Gweledigaeth (hawk familiar)
Khorien pretends to an interest in falconry, but in fact only uses his hawk familiar to aid his reconnaissance by extending his divination reach by his spell link.

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