Cecily Gwynne

Inspired by the songs of heroism she sang as a courtly bard, Cecily has taken up the sword to bring the light of virtue and courageousness to her own troubled land.

Description:

CLASS

Bard (Valorous Bard)

ABILITY SCORES AND MODIFIERS

Strength: 10 (0)
Constitution: 16 (3)
Dexterity: 10 (0)
Intelligence: 14 (2)
Wisdom: 11 (0)
Charisma: 18 (4)

DEFENSES

AC: 16
Fort: 13
Ref: 14
Will: 15

Hit Points: 28

EQUIPMENT

  • Hide Armor
  • Light Shield
  • Longsword
  • Lute

SELECTED RACE AND CLASS FEATURES

  • Group Diplomacy: Allies within 10 squares get +1 to Diplomacy
  • Bardic Training: Perform one bardic ritual per day without expending components
  • Virtue of Valor: When an ally within 10 squares bloodies or kills a foe, Cecily can grant them 4 temporary hit points
  • Song of Rest: When Cecily plays her lute during a short rest, allies’ healing surges gain an additional 4 hit points

TRAINED SKILLS

  • Arcana (7)
  • Bluff (9)
  • Diplomacy (11)
  • History (7)
  • Intimidate (9)

SPELLS

At Will

  • War Song Strike
  • Vicious Mockery

Encounter

  • Shout of Triumph
  • Dragonfrost
  • Majestic Word (x2)
  • Words of Friendship

Daily

  • Stirring Shout

RITUALS

  • Comprehend Language
  • Glib Limerick (bard can roll Bluff checks twice)
Bio:

Cecily Gwynne was raised in the courtly world of Darromar, the capital of Tethyr. Her elven mother, once a lady-in-waiting to the young queen, removed herself from royal circles by marrying the human court jester. From her mother, Cecily inherited her idealism and innate sense of nobility; from her father, her skill as an entertainer.

Cecily’s formal bardic training began at the Queen’s Academy of the Arcane in Darromar. It was here that she learned to wield the inspirational power of the songs she had been singing since childhood. Sparring with other Academy students, Cecily discovered a talent not just for singing, but for swordplay. Between the strikes of her blade and her verbal jabs, she quickly cut down many foes.

Cecily caught the eyes of her teachers in more ways than one, but she tries not to mention her misguided affair with a notorious junior faculty member in the Sorcery department. She nevertheless carries from that experience a mastery of the Dragonfrost spell, which she still occasionally unleashes on foes that remind her particularly of her former lover. In her Academy days, however, she preferred to use her songs to positive effect, and drew much joy from observing the empowering benefits her words granted others. She brought swift justice down upon those who displeased her, but was just as quick to come to the aid of a close friend.

After leaving the Academy, Cecily made her living as a bard at the decadent court of Adrian, then Lord Mayor of Darromar. Adrian’s star had waned, however, by the end of his term, and Cecily found herself without a patron once the queen installed his replacement. Rather than change her tune to suit the new regime, Cecily left Darromar to make her own mark on the world. She arrives in Zazesspur with little more than the sword in her hand and the song in her heart — still, she has faith that, with the right help, she can change her world for the better.

Cecily Gwynne

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