Calliope

Description:

Caliope, level 3
Human, Ranger
Fighting Style: Beast Mastery
Beast Companion Type: Wolf
Background: Dalelands

FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 14, Con 12, Dex 16, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 11.

STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 14, Con 12, Dex 14, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 11.

AC: 16 Fort: 15 Reflex: 16 Will: 14
HP: 34 Surges: 7 Surge Value: 8

TRAINED SKILLS
Stealth +9, Nature +8, Heal +8, Acrobatics +9, Endurance +7, Perception +8

UNTRAINED SKILLS
Arcana +2, Bluff +1, Diplomacy +1, Dungeoneering +3, History +2, Insight +3, Intimidate +1, Religion +2, Streetwise +1, Thievery +4, Athletics +3

FEATS
Human: Weapon Focus (Bow)
Level 1: Vengeful Beast
Level 2: Lethal Hunter

POWERS
Bonus At-Will Power: Careful Attack
Ranger at-will 1: Circling Strike
Ranger at-will 1: Predator Strike
Ranger encounter 1: Two-Fanged Strike
Ranger daily 1: Split the Tree
Ranger utility 2: Pack Alertness
Ranger encounter 3: Paired Predators

ITEMS
Adventurer’s Kit, Cloth Armor (Basic Clothing), Leather Armor, Longbow, Short sword, Arrows (60), Dagger (2)
RITUALS
Raise Beast Companion

Bio:

Calliope never knew her parents. She was brought up by her uncle, Roland. He was a hunter and tracker that lived near the southern border of Amn. Growing up, Calli started to learn the ways of the hunter. Though not a big fan of skinning animals after they had been taken down, she became very skilled with the bow and with being able to track her prey.

Calli would go on hunting trips with her uncle to catch food and get items to trade in the nearest city which was named Nashkel. She liked going to the city, but felt more at home out in the wilderness. She loved the wind in her hair and the grass beneath her feet. After a few years learning the trade from her uncle, she decided to set out on her own and try to do some hunting.

After about a month of doing her solo hunting, Calli was starting to head on back to her home. Suddenly she smelled smoke and decided to see where it was coming from. After walking for about an hour she saw that a forest fire had started. Wanting to make sure that no one was trapped in the fire, she braved through the flames.

After finding a way through the initial flames, Calli started searching for any signs of life. After searching for about half an hour she suddenly came upon a badly burnt wolf. She walked over to the wolf noticed that it was no longer breathing. Just as she was starting to move away from the wolf, Calli heard a sound coming from underneath it. She walked over to the body and lifted it up. Underneath the body of the wolf was a white/gray wolf cub. It was untouched by the fire, but was having trouble breathing. Calli took out a piece of cloth and wrapped the cub in it.

Calli worked her way back home with the wolf cub in her arms. When she got back home she showed her uncle what she had found. He said that she could help nurse it back to health, but when it looked healthy enough it would have to go back into the wilds where it belonged. Saddened Calli agreed with what her uncle said and worked on helping the cub get better. After a few months the wolf was up and able to catch its’ own food. Remembering her agreement with her uncle Calli took the wolf far from her home and let it go. The wolf didn’t seem to understand at first, so Calli had to scare it away, though it pained her to do so.

A few years went by and Calli had become a great hunter. She was hunting and trading at the nearest town on her own, when her uncle was out on his own trips. Calli was on the way back from one of these trips when suddenly she saw a woman on the side of the road with an overturned wagon. She walked over to the woman and asked if she needed help. The woman smiled and with a laugh waved a signal to the party of bandits hiding in the trees near her. Calli picked up her bow and was getting ready to shoot the first bandit to rush her when she felt something hard hit the back of her head.

Calli woke up a few minutes later and saw the bandits rummaging through her items. She started to move when she noticed a bandit wielding her bow with an arrow aimed at her. He smiled and was about to pull the arrow back when suddenly a white blur slammed into him. Calli looked to where the bandit was now laying on the ground. Standing over him was a white and gray wolf. After ripping out the bandits’ throat, the wolf turned to the other bandits and growled. All the bandits ran off in fear leaving not only Calli’s belongings behind, but all the other stuff they had stolen that was laying in the overturned wagon.

Calli cautiously walked over to the wolf and bent down near it. It looked over at her and Calli could see happiness in it’s’ eyes. She held out her hand and the wolf eagerly licked it. Calli started to pet the wolf, thanking it for saving her life. Calli then grabbed her belongings and decided to grab the other stolen items. She brought the other items back to the city and gave them to the city guard. After leaving the city she found the wolf waiting for her outside the gates.

Calli decided that no matter what her uncle said, she was going to keep the wolf. She named the wolf Leah. Calli and Leah turned out to be a great hunting team. Leah would rush into the bushes where the prey was and flush them out. Then Calli would take it down with her bow. After a couple of years Calli’s uncle said that she should find some different work to do that might pay more than hunting. Calli went to the city and was searching for any jobs available. She noticed a job offering for light work in the mines for women. Deciding to have a change of pace she went to go apply at the mines, Leah following her where ever she went.

Calli’s Parents

Calli’s mother Isabelle and father James were adventurers. They had been searching for a fabled treasure vault, but on the way of trying to find it Isabelle became pregnant. Her parents were near the town of Nashkel and Isabelle had a brother who lived near it. Her mother explained to her brother that they needed a place to stay so that they could have the baby and not worry about it’s safety.

Nine months later Calli was born. Her parents were happy to have a healthy baby girl and stayed at the home until Calli no longer needed to be breast fed. Calli’s parents left, leaving the baby to be brought up by her uncle. They sent him letters as often as they could, letting him know that they were okay. They also mentioned that they were getting more information for the whereabouts of the vault they were looking for. Rumors said that it was far to the south below Amn.

Growing up, Calli would always ask her uncle about her parents, but he would always say that she wasn’t old enough to know where they went. After she had found Leah and became good partners with her, Calli’s uncle said that she should find better work than hunting and should look for something in Nashkel. He then told her that he hadn’t heard from her parents in about a year and said he was worried something might have happened to them. He gave her one of the last letters he had gotten from them, which stated that they were in a place called Mosstone searching for clues about the vault.

Calli knew that by herself it wouldn’t be very easy to travel to Mosstone and decided to wait before attempting to find her parents. She found a job working in the mines near Nashkel. She said to herself that if the chance ever came up to start heading south towards Mosstone, she would take it.

Calliope

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