Gaspard

Grave Foreign Undertaker

Description:

Gaspard Grim
Male Human (Aglarondan) Cleric 5
Neutral Good Outlander
Init +2; Senses Passive Perception 14
Languages Aglarondan, Common, Elven

AC 18 (+2 Dex, +4 armor, +2 shield)
HP 42; Hit Dice 5d8+10
Saving Throws Wisdom +7, Charisma +4

Speed 30 ft.
Melee Sylvan Staff +6 (1d8+3 bludgeoning)
Melee Handaxe +5 (1d6+2 slashing)
Ranged 20’/40’ Handaxe +5 (1d6+2 slashing)
Attack Options Channel Divinity (1/rest)

Prepared Spells (9; Save DC 15; +7 to hit)
3 (2)revivifyD, spirit guardiansC, vampiric touchCD
2 (3)gentle reposeDR, lesser restoration, prayer of healing (10 min, 30’, up to 6 creatures regain 2d8+4 hp), ray of enfeeblementD (60’ on hit, target deals half damage with Str attacks, Con save at EoT to neg), silenceC (120’, 20’ radius), spiritual weaponC (bonus action, 60’, attack 1d8+3, move 20’, 1 min)
1 (4)baneD (30’, 3 creatures, 1d4 penalty on attack rolls or saves, Cha neg, concentration 1 min), cure wounds (1d8+4), guiding bolt (120', ranged attack, 4d6 radiant, next attack has advantage), false lifeD (1d4+4 temps, 1 hour), protection from evil and good (touch, aberrations, celestials, elementals, fey, fiends, and undead have disadvantage to attack target, concentration 10 min)
0 (at-will)guidanceC (touch, 1d4 bonus to one ability check, concentration 1 min), light (touch, bright light in a 20' radius, 1 hour), sacred flame (60', 2d8 radiant, Dex neg), spare the dying (bonus action, 30’, stabilize dying creature), toll of the dead (60’, 2d8 or 2d12 necrotic, Will neg)

C: Concentration
D: Domain spell
R: Ritual

Abilities Str 14 (+2), Dex 14 (+2), Con 14 (+2), Int 9 (-1), Wis 18 (+4), Char 12 (+1)
Proficiency Bonus +3; Proficiencies simple weapons, light armor, medium armor, shields, drums
Skills Athletics +5, Insight +7, Medicine +7, Survival +7
Background Feature Wanderer (always recall the general layout of terrain, settlements, and other features around you. In addition, you can find food and fresh water for yourself and up to five other people each day, provided that the land offers berries, small game, water, and so forth)
Class Features Circle of Mortality (healing spells targeting creatures at 0 hit points are maximized; spare the dying is a bonus cantrip with a range of 30’), Domain Spells (1st – bane, false life), Eyes of the Grave (sense undead within 60’, Wis modifier/day), Ritual Casting, Spellcasting, Spellcasting Focus, Channel Divinity (Path to the Grave: Action, 1 creature within 30’ has vulnerability to the next damage it takes; Turn Undead: Action, each undead w/i 30’ must flee, Will DC 14 neg; Destroy Undead – CR 1/2)
Race Qualities Ability Score Increase (increase each ability score by 1)
Possessions sylvan staff, handaxe x2, staff, scale mail, shield, holy symbol, potion of greater healing, explorer’s pack (backpack, bedroll, mess kit, tinderbox, 10 torches, 10 days rations, waterskin, 50’ hemp rope), a hunting trap, a trophy from an animal you killed, a set of traveler’s clothes, and a belt pouch containing 241 gp

Personality I feel tremendous empathy for all who suffer. I judge people by their actions, not their words.
Ideals It is each person’s responsibility to make the most happiness for the whole tribe.
Bonds I suffer awful visions of a coming disaster and will do anything to prevent it.
Flaws I am too enamored of ale, wine, and other intoxicants.
Personal Goal Stop the doom promised by his nightmares.

Sylvan Staff – +1 to hit and damage; produces dim light in 5’ radius; wielder may speak and understand Sylvan and may cast locate animals or plants 2/day

Bio:
Height: 5’11" Weight: 170 lbs. Age: 25
Eyes: Hazel Hair: Dark, Tousled Skin: Pale

APPEARANCE

Gaspard is pale and thin, with short, dark hair that is in a perpetual state of tousle. He wears dark makeup around his eyes, giving him a somewhat skull-like visage. While adventuring, he wears a suit of scale armor, and carries a chevron shield with the symbol of the Raven Queen painted upon it. When not casting clerical magic, he eschews the shield to use a quarterstaff two-handed. Sometimes, he uses one or both of the handaxes usually resting on his belt.

BACKGROUND

It was raining. I think it was raining. My face was wet. With tears, at least. But I think it was raining.

The black birds, they were feasting. The menu? My family.

But the birds, they were just doing what animals do. Eating to survive. There was no malice in it.

A natural disaster. A fire. The forest, burning. The smoke, choking. The house … ashes.

I had been away. Fishing. Hunting. I do not remember. I found shelter from the storm. In a cave perhaps.

In the morning, I made my way home. To where home had been. It was gone.

The old man came. A priest of the fey. A death warden. The Queen’s beloved.

He helped me bury them. And though I was not kith or kin, he took me in.

The work was hard, but no harder than it had been with my blood family.

He taught me. The philosophy. The invocations. The vespers.

We traveled the woods. We buried the dead. We gave succor to the grieving.

It was a good life.

And then the visions came. Blood. Death. Fire. Flood. Hell.

I shared these with the feypriest. He frowned. He was silent a long while. Then he wasn’t.

He spoke. I listened. He stopped speaking. I considered. I looked into his eyes. I nodded.

So I have crossed the inner sea. Left my home and come here. Where the dreams are stronger.

Where I need to be.

PERSONALITY

Gaspard is sweet-natured, empathetic to those suffering from the grief of loss. He is generally upbeat, though he is prone to bouts of melancholy when his dreams are particularly bad and he hasn’t gotten enough sleep. In dangerous situations, his demeanor changes, and he fiercely protects his companions and anyone he perceives as weaker than himself.

FICTION

Prologue – Cold Open

Interlude: Farewell

Gaspard

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