The Skies of Velaris
Drow Avenger of Melora
Brangaen Merrecke, level 1
Build: Commanding Avenger
Avenger’s Censure: Censure of Unity
Darkfire: Darkfire Wisdom
FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 10, Con 10, Dex 13, Int 14, Wis 18, Cha 10.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 10, Con 10, Dex 11, Int 14, Wis 18, Cha 8.
AC: 15 Fort: 11 Reflex: 13 Will: 15
HP: 24 Surges: 7 Surge Value: 6
Religion +7, Acrobatics +6, Perception +9, Endurance +5
Arcana +2, Bluff, Diplomacy, Dungeoneering +4, Heal +4, History +2, Insight +4, Intimidate +2, Nature +4, Stealth +3, Streetwise, Thievery +1, Athletics
Level 1: Drow Ecclesiastic
Avenger at-will 1: Bond of Censure
Avenger at-will 1: Leading Strike
Avenger encounter 1: Relentless Attack
Avenger daily 1: Aspect of Might
Adventurer’s Kit, Greatsword, Holy Symbol
Brangaen has found herself on the Cloudskimmer more by accident than design. Like most Drow, she is a native of the Sea below the islands and feels ill at ease in the air. Drow are considered barbaric and uncultured by the peoples of the air, and Brangaen often welcomes their condescension as an opportunity to withdraw and observe. Although she is usually quiet and courteous, she will occasionally respond to particular insults with flashes of anger.
Brangaen has no family other than her fellow ecclesiastics of Melora. Her family name, Merrecke, simply means “Avenger of Melora” and was given to her when her career and training was decided by the sisters of Grozztang. She was an anonymously given child oblate of the community of Grozztang, the largest ecclesiastic center in the Sea. Grozztang is devoted to Melora and peopled primarily by Drow, although some Tieflings and Duergar are always in training there, as well. Like all worshippers of Melora, the ecclesiastics of Grozztang are dedicated to preserving and fostering the impermanence and flux required for the new life, which stems from the Sea.
Brangaen only recently completed training as an Avenger of Melora under the guidance of the renowned Mother of Grozztang, Yzzd. Although she had shown much promise in her training, Brangaen horribly botched her first independent mission and, as punishment, was exiled to the air.
It took Brangaen months of illness and poverty to adjust to the atmosphere of the islands. She survived on the scraps from taverns and alms from well-intentioned islanders, slowly overcoming her distrust of these peoples. When she gained enough strength, Brangaen started performing the odd jobs and errands that islanders wouldn’t take, but one could trust the strange, unscrupled barbarian to fulfill. After a particularly successful errand for the captain of the Cloudskimmer, he asked her to join his permanent crew. Having no better way to feed herself, she agreed.