The Faceless Ones-An Eberron Campaign
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Lucius DeathStalker, level 5
Drow, Rogue (Scoundrel)
Rogue Tactics Option: Cunning Sneak
Rogue Option: Sharpshooter Talent
Sharpshooter Talent Option: Sharpshooter Talent (Crossbow)
Occupation – Guerrilla (+2 to Perception)
FINAL ABILITY SCORES
STR 8, CON 10, DEX 20, INT 10, WIS 18, CHA 13
STARTING ABILITY SCORES
STR 8, CON 10, DEX 17, INT 10, WIS 15, CHA 13
AC: 19 Fort: 12 Ref: 19 Will: 16
HP: 42 Surges: 6 Surge Value: 10
Acrobatics +12, Bluff +8, Insight +11, Perception +13, Stealth +14, Thievery +12
Arcana +2, Athletics +1, Diplomacy +3, Dungeoneering +6, Endurance +2, Heal +6, History +2, Intimidate +5, Nature +6, Religion +2, Streetwise +3
Basic Attack: Melee Basic Attack
Basic Attack: Ranged Basic Attack
Drow Racial Power: Cloud of Darkness
Rogue Attack 1: Deft Strike
Rogue Attack 1: Piercing Strike
Rogue Attack 1: King’s Castle
Rogue Attack 1: Blinding Barrage
Drow Utility 2: Glimmering Forms
Rogue Attack 3: Fleeting Spirit Strike
Rogue Attack 5: Staggering Assault
Level 1: Ruthless Hunter
Level 2: Backstabber
Level 4: Crossbow Expertise
Leather Armor x1
Distance Hand crossbow +2 x1
Bag of Holding
Chartreuse Gas (level 4)
Tracking Dust (level 4)
Blastpatch (level 4)
Bloodstinger Poison (level 3)
Alchemist’s Fire (level 1)
== End ==
On the day of the kill Lucius tracked a family of wolves and slowly and methodically migrated them towards the mercenaries. When it was time to go Lucius came out and the wolves started chasing him. He cried out for help as he ran the wolves right past the adventures. As he rounded the corner into the kill zone his pit trap with closing trap door went off flawlessly. The wolves were no longer chasing him. He set himself up out of site from the adventures as they rounded the corner but continued crying for help. As the adventuring group rounded the corner into in Lucius’s eyes it was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen. Boulders falling in unison, the first one cutting off the mercenaries escape path then progressively falling on top on top of them. When it was over Lucius had killed four of the 5 mercenaries with the 5th one pinned beneath the rocks. Lucius moved up to him. He could see the pain in the mans eyes as he looked around and saw all his friends dead. Lucius studied his gaze for what seemed like minutes. Finally he stuck his crossbow up to the head of the defenseless man and pulled the trigger. After that Lucius officially earned the name of DeathStalker.
For the next 50 years Lucius stalked the jungle reckless abandon, killing most things he came across. But Lucius realized that the drow were being too brutal, there had to be another way. They were limiting their opportunities for power. To that end Lucius set off on his own to discover the secrets of the Giants ruins. That is where Lucius found Obidiah a giant living in the ruins of an ancient giant alchemy center. Lucius pledged his loyalty to the Giant. It wasnt easy at first but after bringing home dinner enough time Obidiah started to warm up. Over the next 5 years Lucius and Obidiah became close, almost like brothers. By the end of the 5th year Lucius had become increasingly frustrated as it was obvious to him he had completely learned everything he could from this location. Lucius had been setting up these alchemy devices over years 3 and 4 setting up a giant sized kill zone, mostly as insurance if the Giants temper ever changed.
About the same time as Lucius’s alchemy research hit a dead end a House Kundarack patrol had moved into the area near his Giant kill zone. As typical Lucius went about the task of trying to kill them. He found that the traps they had laid around their camp were too well made. He couldnt get close enough to assault them. He was excited by this as he finally found someone he could learn from.
He ran quickly back to Obidiah, and he cut his arm slightly. “Help Obidiah, there’s a Kundarack patrol in the area and they hurt me!” Seeing Lucius bleed caused Obidiah to go into a rage. He ran to the Kundarack patrol. The Kundarack defenses while intricate were not effective against a Giant. Obidiah waded into them like a man possessed until all that was left was one Kundarack solider. Lucius got within earshot of the man and yelled “Come with me if you value your life!” The Kundarack soldier agreed and took off running. Obidiah just finishing up with another Kundarack Soldier gave chase. Lucius expertly navigated his own trap course with the Kundarack soldier right behind. As the Giant came scrambling into the kill zone explosions started going off left and right. All the alchemical components that had been in the lab were now here in the Giant kill zone. Individually each one did little to the Giant but they served to heard him into a much bigger trap. As Obidiah moved into position a Gigantic rock trap started pouring tons and tons of boulders onto him. The weight was too much for Obidiah, he was pinned and badly wounded in the trap. As Lucius climbed on top of the barely alive Giant Obidiah asked “How could you, we were friends?” To that Lucius responded “I’m done with you, but I did appreciate your company.” Obidiah became enraged and started to actually move the boulders Lucius had been standing on. With adept nimbleness Lucius hopped onto the Giants head and pondered inquisivitely as he stood on the Giants head “You’re quite strong arent you?” With that he took his crossbow and fired a bolt straight down into the Giants head rendering him dead.
With that, Lucius met Rolen of House Kundarack the soldier he saved. And the next chapter of his life would begin. For five years Lucius was a consultant for house Kundarack. He worked with Rolen to track people that had stolen from or wronged house Kundarack. In his spare time Rolen taught Lucius all about traps and how to dispose of them. Like Obidiah in the past Rolen and Lucius became very close. Rolen acted more of a mentor, and Lucius legitimately cared about him. Lucius’s lust for power was great however, and his access to protected House Kundarack goods was too tempting. Lucius robbed two different vaults that he was tasked to protect. The first vault was easy enough to rob. Lucius was able to take some leather armor. The second vault would provide more of a challenge.
As Lucius was in the process of taking a precious hand crossbow from the vault, Rolen showed up. Rolen made a habit of doing this as he seemed to have a psychic ability to know when something was wrong. Seeing Lucius with the hand crossbow Rolen was incensed. Lucius attempt to explain to Lucius that someone else had tried to steal the crossbow, but Rolen was haivng none of that… Until Lucius blew some alchemy dust at Rolen. “Rolen, follow me. I can show you that I didnt steal this hand crossbow.” Rolen under the affect of Lucius’s alchemy believed him. The result was devastating, Lucius lead Rolen over a blastpatch put in place to protect the crossbow. Lucius immediately started to walk out saying, “Goodbye Rolen, I am truely sorry it ended this way.” A half dead moan was given in response. Lucius let out a sigh of sadness and without looking fired his hand crossbow right into Rolen’s throat killing him.
Lucius knew that staying in stormreach was madness. House Kundarack would find him, and the only way to make it a fair fight was to have it as far from this city as possible. To that end Lucius snuck across the ocean in a ship bound for Sharn. Once in Sharn Lucius immediately hired himself out as a local guide. He is currently looking for a way to increase his power base and is willing to go adventuring to do that.