Severian XXIII

Changeling Assassin 1


Severian XXIII, level 2
Changeling, Assassin
Build: Night Stalker Assassin
Guild Training: Night Stalker (4 dmg against any target that isn’t adjacent to other enemies)
Background: Occupation – Hired Killer (
2 to Stealth)

Str 10, Con 11, Dex 19, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 18.

Str 10, Con 11, Dex 17, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 16.

AC: 18 Fort: 13 Reflex: 17 Will: 18
HP: 25 Surges: 6 Surge Value: 6

Stealth +12, Streetwise +10, Thievery +10, Bluff +12, Acrobatics +10

Arcana +1, Diplomacy +5, Dungeoneering, Endurance +1, Heal, History +1, Insight +2, Intimidate +5, Nature, Perception, Religion +1, Athletics +1

Level 1: Killer’s Insight (Apply 2 shrouds instead of 1, once/encounter)
Level 2: Brutal Shroud (Assassin’s shrouds have the Brutal 1 property)

Assassin at-will 1: Leaping Shade Melee 7 vs AC; 1d84 dmg, plus 1 for each uninvoked shroud
Assassin at-will 1: Executioner’s Noose Ranged 5 4 vs Fort; 1d64 force dmg, pull 2 and slowed
Assassin encounter 1: Nightmare Shades Ranged 5 4 vs Will; 2d84 psychic dmg, CA and 4 dmg against target until end of next turn.
Assassin daily 1: Targeted for Death Ranged 5 +4 vs Will; 3d8
4 cold dmg, and can apply 2 shrouds instead of 1 to the target until end of encounter
Assassin utility 2: Shadowed Legion; (Daily, Stance) Allies within 5 can use my Stealth bonus on Stealth checks

Leather Armor, Light Shield, Challenge-Seeking Longsword +1, Adventurer’s Kit, Disguise Kit, Amulet of Physical Resolve +1


When asked to describe his career, Severian calls himself a “social surgeon”: “Just as the human body may harbor unnatural growths that consume it from within, so too may a body of people. When such foul influences are found, one must carefully excise them before their fell taint can spread and consume society.”

Severian was not born with that name, but he does not reveal his birth name. Those few that are close to him know scant details of his childhood: that he was born to nomads, that his parents were hanged after being accused of a crime, and that he wandered the lands for years and eventually found his way into the Underdark. He assumed the form of a drow and was soon adopted by a house of drow, who introduced him to the Brotherhood of the Dark Hand. It was the guild that taught him the principles and techniques that he employs today. It was also the guild that gave him his Use-Name, Severian; he is the twenty-third Dark Hand Assassin to bear that moniker.

Severian does not generally reveal his nature as a changeling, as it bears the burden of constant suspicion and persecution. However, rather than try and assimilate himself into society, Severian typically reverts to his drow form to honor his adopted family. This has an added benefit in his line of work: when a drow messenger mysteriously vanishes, the guards find themselves too busy looking for the drow to pay much attention to the fact that they passed the king’s advisor twice in the same hallway…

The Dark Hand has operations in many of the major cities on the continent, but contracts have been scarce as of late. As a result, Severian has been sent to solicit contracts in more outlying regions. He is currently seeking work in the villages of Fallcrest and Winterhaven.

Severian XXIII

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