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Female Rjurik Class X/ Multi-class Y; CR

Titles of Domain, Offices, special ranks

Lineage (description of social class)

Major Bloodline of derivation, X

alignment Medium Humanoid

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CR 20
XP:307,200
NE Female Awnshegh (Rjurik) Cleric 14/Sin Wizard of Vanity 6
Init +5; Perception +18
Minor Bloodline of Azrai, 20

Defense
AC 22, touch 12, flat-footed 21 (+9 armor, +1 deflection, +1 Dex, +1 natural)
hp 146 (15d8+75)
Fort +14, Ref +7, Will +17

Offense
Speed 30 ft.
Melee +3 scythe +17/+12/+7 (2d4+6/19–20/×4)
Special Attacks channel negative energy 4/day (DC 18, 8d6), scythe of evil (7 rounds, 2/day)
Domains Law (Slavery), Water (Ice); Special Qualities:
Bloodform (Great), Charm Aura (Major), Heightened Ability (cha) (Minor), Major Resistance -- Charm (Great), Unreadable Thoughts (minor)
Spell-like Abilities (CL 15th; concentration +22)
10/dayBody of Ice (http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/a...es/cleric.html) (14 rounds), Delayed Lash (Su)

Cleric Spells Prepared (CL 15th; concentration +22)
Realm Magic --
8th level -- binding
7th level -- freezing sphere
6th level -- hold monster,
5th level -- atonement, communion, dominate person, plane shift, raise dead
4th level -- chaos hammer, death ward, ice storm, order's wrath, ward of the season
3rd level -- bestow curse, false alibi, prayer, speak with dead, water breathing
2nd level -- align weapon, arrow of law, eagle's splendor, make whole, protective penumbra
1st level -- Blessing of the Watch, cause fear, charm person*, detect chaos, tap inner beauty
0th level -- Create Water, Guidance, Read Magic, Resistance

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Found in Blood Enemies.

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Typical Dialogue:

"I am the best ruler in all the land, no one can compare to me."

"I am the White Witch, that is all anyone really needs to call me."

"I am a very shrewd negotiator and I never lose when it comes to arbitration."

"The Gorgon is but a brute, and a lout! He can't compare to my talents."

framed|White Witch

[top]Biography:


The White Witch is vainglorious. She thinks she is the best at everything, and she is the fairest beauty in all of Cerilia and possibly beyond. She is the head of her realm, she is the head of her Church. A sin wizard of vanity, she joined the Church of Karesha, crushed her uncle, and rules as queen. Simple as that.

The White Witch began life as the Rjurik girl Dagmær (Dagmar) Lofkirdik. Her Uncle on her maternal side was the king Heathoric Sigurdssen termed "Hearthoric the Terrible" for his battles against the goblins and the orogs. Dagmaer grew up when the Realm of the White Witch was divided into four realms: the old kingdoms of Värend, Thelamark, Trondelag, and Skåne. The Great White Church of Karesha was just a church that competed with the Churches of Holn and Erik, and Heathoric Sigurdssen ruled all of Trondelag.

However, everything started to change when Dagmaer was ten years old and her parents started to spoil her. Being an only child, they doted on her to an extreme. They were raising her to be a Ethling lady. Being part of the Ethling Aristocracy of Trondelag didn't help either. Ethlings made up the nobility of the Rjurik, being affected by Anuirean customs. Ethling society believed it was better than the Karls or common people, and better than the thralls or slaves. This was the start of her vanity.

However, Dagmaer honed her talents of economics at the feet of her second cousin Scyld Unferthssen. Scyld was a saavy businessman who controlled Trondelag Traders -- the guild network of Trondelag and the trade routes into and out of Trondelag.

Maidenhood
At the age of fourteen, everything changed upside down for Trondelag. The orogs attacked the kingdom led by an unknown Awnshegh of the orogs who was unusually beautiful. The battles led to the capital city, and finally the awnshegh ordered the capital to be ransacked. Unfortunately, the awnshegh personally raided Dagmaer's home and killed her parents. Looking for more booty, the awnshegh was struck down by Dagmaer and she absorbed the awnshegh's bloodline. Orphaned, she became a ward of Heathoric the Terrible.

As time progressed, though, the latent Azrai forms began to manifest. Although her Bloodform didn't become apparent through her teens, her other blood abilities slowly manifested. She became extremely charming and soon many suitors were hitting on her door. All of these were Jarls of the ethling class, as she started to feel discrimination against both the karls and the thralls.

At the age of 15, she felt that Erik's church was boring and so she jumped ship and joined the Great White Church of Karesha. After all, she felt that Karesha was much more exciting, and the high priestess at the time appealed to her vanity. As time progressed, she became much more saavy in business and soon showed her genius at accounting.

[top]Adulthood

At the age of 18, when she was about to accept a proposal of marriage her bloodform ability manifested. The blood of Azrai ran thin in her veins, but it still affected her. She began to age faster in direct relationship to her vanity.


Seeking a cure, she turned to the sin mages of Anuire, inviting one of the mages to teach her magic of Vanity. She managed to master enough spells to cast change self, changing her appearance. But unfortunately, beauty does not last long and magic fades away much more quickly. As she continued to age, her appearance grew older faster and more haggard. She finally turned to the Church for a permanent solution. But her appearance was revolting to many of the ethling men who proposed marriage, and this made her desperate.

The high priestess told her that if she were to become the High Priestess of Karesha in Trondelage, then she would give her the solution she sought. Dagmaer then agreed, and one year later the then High Priestess gave her the Ring of Beauty. After this, she named Dagmaer as her successor. Dagmaer put on the ring of beauty and regained all her stunning beauty and glamour.

Two months later, she slew the high priestess using poison. The high priestess, however, died away from Dagmaer and her bloodline affected the people who attended her -- and two karls and one thrall became blooded with the blood of Masela. To protect themselves, these newly blooded karls and thrall escaped Dagmaer and headed towards Anuire settling eventually in Roesone.

Still, the regency over the Great Temple of Karesha passed to her and Dagmaer dropped her given name and became known as the White Witch.

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