Talinie » Siobhan Riedhie
Female Anuirean Noble 2/Cleric of Haelyn 2; CR 4
Presbyter of Newcayne
Lineage of Lesser Nobility
Major Bloodline of Anduiras, 21
NG Medium Humanoid
AC 16, touch 10, flatfooted 16
Fort +3, Ref +1, Will +9
Speed 20 ft armored
Melee Atk +2 (2d6-1 19-20/x2, masterwork greatsword), +2 (1d8-1 /x2, masterwork flail)
Base Atk +2; Grapple +1
Abilities Str , Dex , Con , Int , Wis , Cha
Feats: Discipline, Set Spear, Leadership, Turn Undead, Weapon Focus (Greatsword), Scribe Scroll
Skills: Administration 3, Appraise 1, Concentration 5 +2, Diplomacy 2, Gather Information 2, Handle Animal 2, Heal 1, Intimidate 2, Intrigue 1, Knowledge (Nobility) 3, Knowledge (Religion) 5, Knowledge (Nature) 2, Perform (Oratory) 5, Ride 2
Spells: Her domains are Good and War.
Description: 5' 7", 130 lbs
Equipment: Masterwork greatsword, masterwork chain mail, masterwork light flail, scroll of cure light wounds
"The six errors that invite chaos and evil are wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle."
"Soldier! As the Aromatic Scriptures say that the scent of Paradise lingers in the rose grown with love, I must ask you to return to that bush you just crashed through and apologize to it."
"The druids speak great wisdom. When their love of nature is combined with Haelyn's compassion, you have a complete guide to living. You are your neighbor's servant and nature's steward. To defy that role for personal gain, either in terms of power or money or status, is to offend creation."
Siobhan Riedhie is the cousin of the Thane of Talinie, Thuriene Donalls, and heir presumptive. Her father, Leith Riedhie, is Earl of Greensward. He raised her as an aristocrat, and was placed in military service to prepare her for important office. Not surprisingly, she rose to command of a company of infantry in Lindholme, but knightly service or military office did not win the heart of Siobhan. Instead she acted upon her spiritual devotion and joined the clergy. Today she is the Presbyter of Newcayne. Her cousin has also been hearing her counsel frequently for a few years now.
Siobhan interprets doctrine literally and honors temple law above all else. However, she views law as a route to compassion and feels deep compassion for all Taliniens. She is the most important advocate of the movement known as Holn's Companionship, which recognizes the importance of both Haelyn and Erik. Indeed, Siobhan almost merges the two faiths into one commitment to compassion for all living things according to their individual needs. She is committed to the writings of Fitzalan on Haelyn's spiritual message of mercy and righteousness. Siobhan is neutral good and regards priests who are lawful neutral or lawful evil to be spiritually lazy, rigidly holding on to words without understanding their meaning. Siobhan is troubled by the the Northern Imperial Temple's emphasis on Fitzalan's teachings on the value of hard work, without very much mention of his more important teachings on compassion. In Newcayne, she presses tirelessly for a right understanding of work as a path to mercy, through discipline and appreciation. Torias Griene, the Hierarch of Talinie, is a champion of the emphasis on work for work's sake. Siobhan's desire to restore the balance found in Fitzalan's writings makes her a natural opponent of Torias. The Hierarch has tried to isolate Siobhan, but her close blood connection to the Thane has prevented her being another of Torias's political casualties. The guilds, likewise, are not happy with Siobhan's teaching that work is a road to enlightenment, rather than a duty owed to one's guild employer. The druids, who have not sought any political power in Talinie, and have very little following among the people are not a constituency that strengthens Siobhan. Her choice to reach out to them is borne of her commitment to her interpretation of Fitzalan. Siobhan has been very influential in converting druids in the northern realms of Anuire to the doctrine of Holn's Companionship, not by direct proselytizing, but by her example.
, 02-02-2010 at 02:29 AM|
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