Verae "Blister" Nimblefingers
by Tobin Melroy
Afflicted Kender Traits(1), Simple Weapon Proficiency (all), Martial Weapon Proficiency (rapier, shortbow, short sword), Exotic Weapon Proficiency (hand crossbow), Light Armor Proficiency (all), Evasion, Improved Uncanny Dodge, Sneak Attack +4d6, Trapfinding, Trap Sense +2, Uncanny Dodge.
Balance +12, Bluff +5, Climb +4, Diplomacy +4, Disable Device +12, Escape Artist +8, Gather Information +5, Hide +14, Intimidate +2, Jump +9, Listen +9, Move Silently +13, Open Lock +10, Search +2, Sense Motive +5, Sleight of Hand +10, Spot +13, Tumble +12.
Alertness, Combat Expertise, Nimble Fingers.
Common, Kenderspeak(1) (she has one bonus spot left).
+1 sling +12/+7 (1d3+1/x2), +2 leather armor, +3 net of snaring(2), bag of holding (Type II), masterwork spiked gauntlets +7/+2 (1d3/x2), sling bullets (20), specialized gloves (a series of specialized gloves designed for various tasks, granting a +2 circumstance bonus to any hand –related Dexterity checks), plus 918 stl (minus amount for mundane gear and equipment).
Blister is about average for a female kender. She stands at about 3'10" tall and weighs approximately 90 pounds. She has long blonde, slightly graying hair and a slight rudy complexion to her skin. Her hands are her most identifying feature, however. They are twisted and gnarled, not so unlike that of a birds, because of her injury.
Being an afflicted kender, Blister is a naturally (unnaturally?) cautious kender. Ever since her accident as a young kender, she is much more careful when it comes to the unknown. Sure she's still just as curious as any other kender, but she has learned to curb her curiosity and hold it in check when need be (which she feels is almost always). She still enjoys the usual activities of her trade, picking locks, finding traps, and the like, but now she does so only if it serves some greater purpose. Blister is very self-conscious about the way her hands look. She's ashamed of what happened and the ugliness of her hands, and now wears her specialized gloves at all times.
Blister was born on Blessings 13, 369 AC in Kendermore, Goodlund. When she was young, just barely 15, Malystryx invaded her homeland. Hero of the Lance, Riverwind, answered the call of the kender for help. When Riverwind arrived, he realized just how dire the situation was and he requested that Blister travel to Solamnia to warn the knights of the coming danger. She took on this quest, but to little avail. The knights did not believe her until it was too late (if it ever wasn't).
After the destruction of her homeland, Blister spent most of her life in Hylo, but she never felt truly comfortable around other kender. At a young age, Blister had an accident with a trapped chest and her hands were sprayed with acid. The acid ruined her hands, and her innocence. She was so traumatized by the experience that she never again would tamper with something that didn't belong to her without being extra cautious first. Most kender did not understand this and Blister was just viewed as another sad afflicted kender.
These days, Blister travels with her friend Raph, whom she believes needs looking after. Raph is in the middle of his Wanderlust and Blister is feeling the urge to travel again (a sort of kender "midlife crisis").
(1)From Dragonlance Campaign Setting
Begin play with these stats in 414 AC (31 SC).
Generated using D&D 3.5.
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