The Shadows of Vansea
A drow assassin with a thirst for power
Dirk Blackburn, level 3 Drow, Assassin Guild Training: Night Stalker
FINAL ABILITY SCORES Str 10, Con 11, Dex 20, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 16.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES Str 10, Con 11, Dex 18, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 14.
AC: 18 Fort: 13 Reflex: 17 Will: 16 HP: 29 Surges: 6 Surge Value: 7
TRAINED SKILLS Acrobatics +11, Nature +5, Stealth +15, Streetwise +9, Thievery +11
UNTRAINED SKILLS Arcana +1, Athletics +1, Bluff +4, Diplomacy +4, Dungeoneering +0, Endurance +1, Heal +0, History +1, Insight +0, Intimidate +6, Perception +0, Religion +1
FEATS Level 1: Weapon Proficiency: Fullblade Level 2: Focused Expertise: Fullblade
POWERS Assassin at-will 1: Inescapable Blade Assassin at-will 1: Leaping Shade Assassin daily 1: Targeted for Death Assassin encounter 1: Gloom Thief Assassin utility 2: Cloak of Shades Assassin encounter 3: Inescapable Shadow
ITEMS Supremely Vicious Fullblade +1, Leather Armor, Amulet of Protection +1, Boots of Stealth, Poison Gloves (heroic tier), Adventurer’s Kit
Dirk was found as a child by an elf ranger named Valsu Grenden. His mother was in an unsuccessful surface raid and pregnant with him at the time, and though she died, he was able to survive. Valsu raised him as a son, teaching him about the woodlands, about elves and humans and the surface races, as well as some limited information about his own kin. Dirk doesn’t know much about dark elves, just that they have a ruthless streak that he also seems to carry.
When Dirk was performing a routine scouting mission, he found something peculiar, a tree that appeared as if it was both alive and dead, a part of this world and another. Upon further inspection, he was pulled into the Shadowfell, where he found great power all around him. For the price of a piece of his soul, he was imbued with some of this fel power, and when he returned to the Material Plane, he was visibly changed. His inky black skin had a more shadowy quality, and a darkness settled faintly about him. When Valsu found out about his bargain for power, he was enraged, and demanded Dirk leave and never return.
Since then, Dirk has been stalking through the shadows of cities and the wilderness alike, seeking to increase his power and to gain the respect he feels that he duly deserves.