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A New Generation Rises...

Beatrice Magdalena Valorn

Race: Human

Class: Thief


Historical Anecdote:

One night, Bea is out looking for a place to practice her skills. She heads down an alley looking for a wall to scale. As she begins to find her handholds, some bullies line the alley entrance. Bea takes a few steps back and glances to the other side of the alley. The shadows shroud the exit and she can't tell whether it is an escape route or a dead end.

Gwendolyn is approaching the alley and hears the bulleys taunting Bea. Her stride quickens and the look of determination on her face bodes ill for the bullies. Unfortunately, they turn on her and she soon realizes that even with Bea they are badly outnumbered.

David, who had been walking nearby, quietly stepped out behind one of the bullies. He quickly stuns one, evening the odds. At a glance between the three companions, the bullies defiantly huffed, then walked off to find something less dangerous to do.


Mentor: Harriet Armeikos.

The Armeikos estate is a large manor on the eastern edge of the Enclave, one of the jewels of the town and a shining representation of the Noble District. The lady of the house is Harriet, soft-spoken, highly regarded by the town's elite, and a former cat burglar. She gave up climbing over rooftops when she gave birth to her daughter, Marcie, now sixteen and one of the Enclave's most eligible debutantes. Everyone in the Enclave knows that her husband inherited his wealth from a rich uncle, but what no one is aware of is how Harriet's old earnings supplement and sustain the family's lifestyle.

Although technically she is retired, and never goes on jobs anymore, she is not above lending a hand to new talent when she finds it. Currently, a young woman in the Hall of Records--the Valorn family--has caught Harriet's eye, and she likes what she sees. She has taken a personal interest in Bea's growth, and though Harriet is nearing fifty, she is spry as ever and more than capable of demonstrating what she wants Bea to learn.


Why do you want to adventure you around the Enclave, or keep the Enclave safe? What keeps you here?

My day job can get boring. At night I like to test my skills at getting into places unnoticed and moving things around, and sometimes helping my brother(s) with their secret missions. If it helps the Enclave, even better! Then I can keep working at my boring job.


What keeps you busy around the Enclave? Do you have a job? What do you do?

I work at the Hall of Records recording and filing information. Sometimes I even get to look things up and dig around in old records. Sometimes I even learn about unique items that people have and that they want to protect. I've gotten quite a knack at navigating the filing system that the Enclave devised.


The Missed departed from the Enclave six years ago. Who has acted as your parent in the interim?

I spent almost two years at home with Mom (Kara) and Anson until I turned 16, then set out to find a place of my own at the Enclave, where my dad and brother had made a second home. And where I wasn't under such close supervision by the town constable. At the Enclave, I've found another woman who's in the Thieves Guild who helps me stay out of too much trouble. She has more of a "if you're going to do something that could land you in hot water, don't get caught" approach.


How did the departure of your parent(s) change your plans and outlook?

My father was gone a long time ago, but my brother came back. He showed me the freedom of flight. I may have a boring and rigid day job in keeping with the need for order my mother ingrained in me, but the Enclave has a lot of interesting tidbits around if you don't mind making exceptions to the rules.


How would your Missed parent(s) be proud of you?

Markus would be proud that I'm strong like him and my mom and I was able to safely make the trip to the Enclave and take care of myself. He'd also be proud that me, Kyler, and Anson are so close.


How would your Missed parent(s) be disappointed in you?

Markus would be disappointed that the Tegiel bloodline never manifested and I was never able to fight against it and overcome it. I have no sorcery and I'm missing part of my birthright.


What is your greatest fear?

My greatest fear is that I'll be trapped somewhere that I can't escape from. That and having only a boring day job.


What are you short-term (low-level) goals? (e.g., magic items, achievements, etc.)

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What are you medium-term (mid-level) goals? (e.g., magic items, prestige classes, achievements, etc.)

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What are you long-term (epic-level) goals? (e.g., magic items, epic destinies, achievements, etc.)

I want to be a Thief of Legend, where I can get anything I want from anywhere, even things that are insubstantial.


The Darkonese Civil War lasted twice as long as the American Civil War, and it ended less than a decade ago. Veterans and ill-feelings simmer beneath the Iron Crown's reign. How has the Civil War impacted your life?

Having spent that time in Lamordia, it's an odd thing watching people still be suspicious of their neighbors...especially when records show that they were neighbors and friends long before the Civil War broke out. People have been a lot more guarded about the information they share, and how much they publicize their gains, trophies, and accomplishments. This makes it harder to find out the exciting items to try to sneak in and find, even if I just want to admire them.


What one thing should the DM keep in mind about your character?

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