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5'6", 120 lbs., 13 yrs. old, dark red skin, waist-length black hair, black eyes
Mercy, level 1
Build: Storm Sorcerer
Spell Source: Storm Magic
FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 10, Con 10, Dex 17, Int 13, Wis 8, Cha 18.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 10, Con 10, Dex 17, Int 11, Wis 8, Cha 16.
AC: 13 Fort: 10 Reflex: 13 Will: 16
HP: 22 Surges: 6 Surge Value: 5
Arcana +6, Streetwise +9, Intimidate +9, Bluff +11
Acrobatics +3, Diplomacy +4, Dungeoneering -1, Endurance, Heal -1, History +1, Insight -1, Nature -1, Perception -1, Religion +1, Stealth +5, Thievery +3, Athletics
Level 1: Hellfire Blood
Sorcerer at-will 1: Storm Walk
Sorcerer at-will 1: Lightning Strike
Sorcerer encounter 1: Whirlwind
Sorcerer daily 1: Howling Tempest
Spellbook, Cloth Armor (Basic Clothing), Adventurer's Kit, Flaming Quarterstaff +1, Hedge Wizard's Gloves (heroic tier)
Each year Waterdeep Planarversity holds a tournament for prospective students from all over the Realms. Hundreds come in hopes of winning a handful of scholarships to the prestigious school. The tournament is unlike the Planarversity's standard admission process. This double-elimination tournament pits applicants against each other in a test of martial and arcane prowess.
Usually, contestants don't die. Mercy left her opponents with life-threatening burns that required immediate attention from tournament officials. She won her individual and team brackets, scoring one of the coveted full academic scholarships. She came to the tournament knowing she would. She had always known she was destined for something greater.
Mercy resembles and is named after her mother, a tiefling sorceress who died in childbirth. She has long contemplated her name, which she often thinks is life's first cruel joke on her. Growing up in the crowded slums of Waterdeep, she was never shown any mercy from the gangs of children who bullied and beat her for her cursed tiefling blood. It was during one of those cruel childhood lessons that Mercy's sorcerous powers blossomed for the first time. The only mercy she showed her enemies was a quick death.
Mercy's control over her powers have grown steadily in the past few years, but not quick enough to her liking. She sees the Planarversity as the perfect training ground to improve her abilities above and beyond what she could possibly accomplish on her own. Only in her early teens, Mercy is much younger than the average freshman. What she lacks in experience, she has made up for in determination.
Mercy counts Tarsith of Solace as her only friend at the school, whom she looks up to like an older brother. Like him, she stands out for her looks, but Tarsith does not judge her by her blood. When he is around, he quells her steadily simmering anger.