Female half-elf bard (archivist) 8
N Medium humanoid (elf, human)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +9
AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 14 (16)
Fort +3, Ref +8, Will +6; +2 vs. enchantment spells and effects; +4 bonus on saves against magical traps, language-dependent effects, and symbols, glyphs, and magical writings of any kind
Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk dagger 4 (1d4/19-20)
Ranged shortbow 3 (1d6/x3)
Special Attacks bardic music 23 rounds/day (move action – countersong, dirge of doom, distraction, fascinate [DC 19], inspire competence +3, lamentable belaborment [DC 19], suggestion [DC 19])
Bard Spells Known (CL 8th; concentration 17 defensive])
3rd (3/day)— aura of the unremarkable (DC 17), glibness, probe history (DC 17)
2nd (5/day)— anonymous interaction (DC 16), build trust (DC 16), hidden presence (DC 16), page-bound epiphany
1st (6/day)— cloak of secrets, coin shot, comprehend languages, heightened awareness, innocence
0 (at will)— detect magic, light, mage hand, prestidigitation, read magic, scrivener’s chant
Str 10, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 16, Wis 10, Cha 18
Base Atk 18 to identify items/decipher scrolls), Use Magic Device +15; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception
Languages Common, Draconic, Elven, Infernal, Strix
SQ lore master 1/day (take 20 2/day), bardic knowledge +4, jack of all trades, magic lore, naturalist +2
Combat Gear potion of cure light wounds (2), scroll of modify memory (3); Other Gear chain shirt, wand of book ward (25 charges)
Lamentable Belaborment (Ex) At 6th level, an archivist can bewilder a creature already fascinated by his performance. Using this ability does not disrupt the fascinate effect, but it does require a standard action to activate (in addition to the free action to continue the fascinate effect). The target must make a Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 the bard’s level + the bard’s Cha modifier). Success renders the target immune to this power for 24 hours, but failure leaves the target either dazed or confused (archivist’s choice) for as long as the performance continues. If the target takes damage, this effect ends immediately. This mind-affecting ability relies on audible components.
Naturalist (Ex) An archivist who has identified a creature with a Knowledge check appropriate to its type can use performance to share strategies for defeating it with allies in combat. The archivist and any allies within 30 feet gain a +1 insight bonus to AC and on attack rolls and saving throws against extraordinary, supernatural, and spell-like abilities used by creatures of that specific kind of monster (e.g., frost giants, not all giants or all humanoids). This bonus increases by +1 at 5th level and every six levels thereafter. This language-dependent ability requires visual and audible components.
Iseul is an orphan of Tian descent, trained at Lady Docur’s School for Girls in the secretarial arts. Though young, she is extremely clever and well-versed in a wide variety of subjects. Her particular interests include arcane magic and the opera.
Like Seska, Iseul is also keeping an eye on the Silver Ravens for Lady Mialari.