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    Magdan, Bearer of the Curse

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    Name: Magdan

    Nickname/Alias: Mags, Maggie

    Age: 29

    Race: Curseborn Human

    Height: 6'0"

    Weight: 195lbs

    Personality: Upon first meeting Magdan, many have found the exchange rather lackluster. Laconic, surly, and rough around the edges, he has a hard time finding people to carry a conversation with him, let alone make any true friends. Those that have managed to dig deeper than his thorny exterior, have found a man who is loyal, steadfast, and unshakeable in his convictions. He bears a burden that is generations upon generations old, and although he may have misgivings, he continues to fulfill his duties because he understands that no one else will.

    History: Magdan comes from a cursed lineage. Every ancestor as far back as can be traced has bore a curse that fouls the very blood in their veins. The origins of the curse have long been lost to time, but its purpose has not. There are many dangers in the world of Althanas, many beasts and monsters, but some are not of this realm. The exact name for where they are from is unknown, but recent generations have taken to calling it "The In-Between," or more archaically, "The Land Betwixt." Tales speak of this realm being spawned from the chaotic energies of the last Calamity, and its inhabitants are the embodiment of that chaos. It was soon discovered that this realm would oftentimes intersect and bleed into Althanas, loosing these chaotic beasts.

    It was here where Magdan's family was burdened with its curse. They were tasked with protecting Althanas from the creatures that spill into our world from the In-Between for all time. So they have for millenia. The Curse is a burden, but it is also a weapon. Each Bearer of the Curse manifests abilities and magic differently to help in their battle. It was the same for Magdan. He has trained since childhood for this purpose, and has spent a few years already fulfilling his duty.

    Appearance: Each member of his family was born with pale purple skin, pointed ears, and white hair. Because of this, many have speculated a possible distant relation to the drow. Before long, however, the similarities fade as dark horns begin to grow and protrude from the forehead. Magdan was much the same. He is tall and strong, with dark purple eyes and a face set with a semi-permanent scowl. One of his horns is broken, cleaved during a battle. Besides the unpleasant demeanor, he could be considered a somewhat attractive man.

    He wears sturdy armor of leather and chain, with his sword at his side, and a blue cloak with a fur trimmed neck wrapped around him.

    Skills:
    Swordsmanship: Magdan has been training with swords since he was a boy. He is very skilled with its application and care.

    Curse Magic: Drawing upon the power of his cursed blood, Magdan is capable of bringing some basic magic to bear. As Magdan grows more powerful, so will his ability to expand and intensify his magic. At present, he has access to two spells.

    Monster Lore: Alongside his martial training, Magdan was also put through the rigorous study of the monsters he would eventually be fighting. He knows the most common forms of these creatures, their strengths, weaknesses, and past proven methods for killing them.

    Abilities:
    Swift Strikes: Magdan is able to strike twice with his sword in the span of time it takes a normal swordsman to strike once.

    Eldritch Blast: Using the power of his curse, Magdan hurls a blast of energy at his foes up to thirty feet away. A singularly damaging spell, it currently has the power to rend and pierce through iron.

    Hex: Magdan is capable of inflicting the burden of his curse on others, hindering their movement and strength to half of their norm for one minute (four posts). This ability can affect adversaries up to three levels above him.

    Hindrances:
    Shortened Lifespan: Living with the curse takes an enormous toll on the body over the years, and using its magic can accelerate the process if not careful. Currently, Magdan can safely use each of his spells only three times per day.

    Mental Deterioration: The curse has shown to also have adverse effects on the mind, with older Curseborn losing more and more of their sanity as the years pass. If Magdan ever uses his Curse Magic and pushes himself beyond the limit specified in Shortened Lifespan, he will hasten the degradation of his mind equal to one year per spell over his limit. Few Curseborn have lived past fifty five.

    Equipment/Weapons:
    Weapons:
    Darksteel Longsword: One of the many relics passed down from generation to generation, it was trusted to Magdan when he completed his training. The magic infused in the blade keeps it sharp and safe from breaking, but currently only holds the equivalent strength and stopping power of iron. The sword will only grow in strength when its wielder does, signifying the deepening of their bond.

    Armor:
    Leather and Chain Armor: Sturdy and reliable, it mixes the flexibility of leather with the protection of chain.

    Miscellaneous:
    -Camping Gear: Everything needed to set up a small camp for one.
    -Boot Knife: More for tedious knifework than actual combat. It's seen better days.
    -Various Books/Scrolls: Magdan can sometimes spend large amounts of time by himself on the road. Having a good book can do wonders.


    (Hopefully this Application is up to snuff. Also, forgive me if I was overstepping my authority by adding another section with Hindrances, I just thought it'd be a flavorful way to play with Magdan's curse. Look forward to seeing what you think! )
    Last edited by Magdan; 10-07-2018 at 06:45 PM.

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    Heya, I'm going to have a look at this today. Sorry for the delay so far but I'll get something up for you.

    Just a quick question I understand: the swift strike is an inherent ability right, and not part of the magic curse?

    Thank you x
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    Correct. I color coded the skills and abilities to show which are linked. So Swift Strikes is linked to his Swordsmanship.
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    Hey, thank you for that.

    What sort of damage does 'Eldritch Blast' do? Is it similar to the D and D spell of the same name? Is it a spell of force (bruising) or does it is more of a stabby blast?

    Also, for 'Shortened Lifespan' you mention that the spells have three uses only. Is that three uses each (for each spell) or three uses collectively?

    So far we are looking fine in terms of PL.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Philomel; 10-07-2018 at 02:41 PM.
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    Eldritch Blast is similar to the D&D spell, but I envision it as a blast of forceful energy that rends and pierces on impact.

    Three uses each for Shortened Lifespan.

    I'll edit those in.
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    Approved.
    Matriarch of the Gilded Lily and of its brothels, associated establishments and the army.

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