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Verminaard, Autumn 351 AC

by Joe Mashuga

Male Civilized Human Fighter 4 / Cleric 7
Strength16 Fortitude+10 Armor Class18
Dexterity12 Reflex+5 Flat-footed AC17
Constitution15 Will+8 Touch AC11
Intelligence13 AlignmentLE Base Attack+8
Wisdom16 Speed20 ft. Melee Attack+11
Charisma18 Initiative+5 Ranged Attack+9
Hit Points78 SizeMedium


Cleric Abilities: Aura, rebuke undead (+2 synergy bonus), spells, spontaneous casting.


Climb +6, Concentration +6, Heal +5, Intimidate +9, Jump +8, Knowledge (arcana) +7, Knowledge (religion) +9, Ride +9, Speak Language (Draconic), Spellcraft +9, Swim +6.


Combat Reflexes, Improved Grapple, Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Silent Spell, Toughness, Weapon Focus (heavy mace), Weapon Specialization (heavy mace).


Common, Draconic, Nerakese, Solamnic.


Cleric Spells per Day: 6/5+1/4+1/3+1/1+1; save DC 13 + spell level.

Deity: Takhisis. Domains: Destruction (smite 1/day, +4 to attack, +7 to damage), Evil (cast evil spells at +1 caster level).

Spells Prepared: 0 – cure minor wounds, detect magic, detect poison, guidance, read magic, virtue; 1 – bane, cause fear, cure light wounds x2, detect good, protection from good*; 2 – align weapon, augury, hold person, shatter*, spiritual weapon; 3 – animate dead, contagion*, prayer, remove blindness; 4 – cure critical wounds, unholy blight*. *Domain spell.


Nightbringer (+15/+10 melee, 1d8+8).

Possessions (as NPC):

+3 scalemail, cloak of resistance +2, Nightbringer (+3 heavy mace, blindness 3/day for 1 minute/level).


6'2", 195 lbs., black hair, green eyes, approximately 38 years old (middle-aged).


As one of the first Takhisian clerics, Verminaard wields a great deal of power. This ruthless man eventually ruled a small province in Taman Busuk, but he left with a red dragon named Ember in pursuit of greater glory. Verminaard controls the mines of Pax Tharkas and seeks the eradication of elvenkind, a goal shared by the Dark Queen.

In Your Campaign:

Ember (m old red dragon) is never far from Verminaard's side, as it was he who helped corrupt the Dragon Highlord into the ruthless, sadistic man he has become.

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