The Blade of the Raven Queen
Aldonis "the Grey"
Ophirean - Young Street Urchin
Aldonis “the Grey” (Level 6 Rogue Thief)
STR – 9
DEX – 20
CON – 10
INT – 14 (19)
WIS – 11
CHR – 11
HP : 33
Sleight of Hand
“Set’s Godless Tongue”
Expertise (Investigation, Perception, Stealth & Thieves’ Tools)
AL : CN
Age : 15
Height : 5’ 4"
Weight : 170 lbs
Eyes : Grey
Hair : Brown
“I like to squeeze into small places”
“I sleep with my back to a tree, and with everything I own in a bundle in my arms”
“I help people who help me”
“Cauldron’s streets are my home. I will fight to defend it”
“If outnumbered, I will run away from the fight”
Cauldron Poor : 2
The only thing I have of my past, is a tiny silver icon of a raven, worn and kept shiny from being my luck charm.
A young street urchin, born in the city of Cauldron, or so he believes, and raised in the alleys and among the rats of the sewers, Aldonis never knew more of his past. All his life, he has tried to stay small and move unnoticed among the denizens of his home town, for he knows that showing interest in something or having something of value will only make others want what you have. And he is well aware only his great dexterity and his ability to out-smart most street thugs, has kept him alive and independent to this day.
He has, however, fallen in with a group of disparate outlanders, and finds himself drawn into their web, because the food was good, and the beds of the Temple of Athena were dry and warm. Though that dwarf… he’s really starting to chafe his belt pouch…
In the months since, Aldonis has discovered the wonders of money. Good food, a sheltered life where one does not have to clutch their belongings to themselves to ensure their safety (though it’s still only prudent), and where he can, perhaps for the first time ever, consider someone else to be his family. While wealth can be wonderful, success can test one’s mettle as surely as the strongest adversary.
He has a light riding horse named “Bridge” that he dotes on, and seems to spend as much time with as the rest of the party.
He is taking an interest in the teachings of Hera. Hera advocates looking out for number one, and she is not shy about advocating underhanded means to accomplishing one’s goals. She is a sneak, a spy, and a plotter, and many of her followers are proud to be the same. Power, she says, is never freely given; it must be taken. Although Hera could be said to have leanings towards evil, she also has an appeal to those who emphasize her more protective and nurturing aspects. She is seen as the patron of nobility and government. She is not, however, very popular in rural areas, with most of her worship centered in the great cities of the land. Her priests wear purple and blue tunics, and often officiate at the crowning of kings and the marriage of the faithful. Her symbol is the peacock fan. Her domains are community, intrigue, marriage, nobility, protection, trickery and women (wives).
In the long-run, he intends to build as good a reputation among the poor as he can, feeding and clothing them with his excess coin (which is truly a great deal), and trying to lift the lives of the people he knows. He doesn’t do this ultimately as a good deed, but rather from the perspective that he has too much, and if you don’t give it to the people you want, someone will come along and take it from you. Better these poor unfortunates, who are his kin, receive what he can give, than someone wealthy come along and take everything away for themselves, and his people starve.
Ultimately, Aldonis has begun to view his success like a wellspring, and Aldonis is becoming a river to his people. Ultimately, isn’t that what kings are supposed to do?
Long-range goals include learning this wonderful masterwork lute Plink-Pling, and finding a Magic Bow. Possibly ruining the dwarf’s plate mail for his insults and uncaring attitude for what Aldonis cares about, I mean really, everything the dwarf does seems bent towards insulting him. Future feats include Skulker and Sharpshooter (probably the latter first). He also plans to establish a thieves’ guild, using the poor of Cauldron to defend themselves against others, though he realizes this might require elimination of the existing Last Laugh guild, knowing they are deeply embedded into the local government and have access to assassins.
Downtime includes more research on the Last Laugh guild, dedicated research on Hera and her teachings, and more spreading coin, bread and blankets in an effort to share his wealth. Probably some coin to the orphanarium, though the donations/patronage would be conducted as quietly as possible.