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Dathas Windknower

by Clive Squire

Female Human Illusionist 6/Red Robe 3
Strength10 Fortitude+3 Armor Class15
Dexterity14 Reflex+5 Flat-footed AC13
Constitution10 Will+9 Touch AC12
Intelligence18 AlignmentN Base Attack+4
Wisdom13 Speed30 ft. Melee Attack+4
Charisma8 Initiative+2 Ranged Attack+6
Hit Points28 SizeMedium


Summon Familiar, Item of Power, Moon Magic (Lunitari), Tower Resources, Arcane Research +1, Order Secret (pure magic).

Familiar: Tarnnique the Owl; Tiny Magical Beast; CR -; HD 9 (14 hp); Init +3; Spd 10 ft, fly 40 ft (average); AC 22, flat-footed 19, touch 15; Base Atk/Grapple +4/–7; Atk talons +9 melee (1d4–3); SA –; SQ low-light vision, improved evasion, share spells, empathic link, deliver touch spells, speak with master, speak with animals of its kind; SV Fort +3, Ref +5, Will +8; Str 4, Dex 17, Con 10, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 4; AL N.
  Skills & Feats: Listen +14, Move Silently +17, Spot +6*; Weapon Finesse.
  *Owl gains +8 racial bonus on Spot skill checks in areas of shadow illumination.


Appraise +7, Concentration +12, Craft (bookbinding) +7, Decipher Script +8, Knowledge (arcana) +14, Knowledge (history) +7, Knowledge (the planes) +7, Listen +3 (+5), Ride +4, Spellcraft +18 (+20 with illusions), Spot +3 (+5 near Tarnnique, +6 [+8] in areas of shadowy illumination), Use Magic Device +4 (+6 with scrolls).


Alertness (within 5 ft. of familiar), Brew Potion (B), Craft Wand, Craft Wondrous Item, Greater Spell Focus (illusion), Magical Aptitude, Scribe Scroll (B), Spell Focus (illusion).


Common, Ergot, Solamnic, Elven, Magius.


Caster Level: 9 (11 for illusion spells); spell DC 14 + spell level (16 + spell level for illusions); Barred Schools (necromancy & enchantment, abjuration).

5th: shadow evocation (DC 21), teleport.
4th: Dalamar's lightning lance* (DC 18), phantasmal killer (DC 20), shadow conjuration (DC 20), summon monster IV.
3rd: barrier of deflection**, displacement, major image (x2), phantom steed.
2nd: invisibility, knock, mirror image (x2), radiant dart**, scorching ray.
1st: feather fall, mage armour, magic missile (x2), silent image, ventriloquism.
0: detect magic, ghost sound, light, read magic (x2).

*Spell found in the Dragonlance Campaign Setting; **spell found in The War of the Lance.


+3 anarchic dagger +4 melee (1d4+2/19-20 plus 2d6 [if lawful]) or mwk light crossbow +6 ranged (1d8)


Steelfriend (+3 anarchic dagger), bracers of natural armour +2, ring of protection +1, Bast's Favour (wand of cat's grace [40 charges]), dagger (x3), mwk light crossbow, bolts (x20), robes, spell component pouch, spellbook (iron-bound red dragon scale binder with copper sheets).

Spellbook (contains all prepared spells plus the following): 0 – all except abjuration and necromancy spells; 1st – colour spray, disguise self, identify, magic weapon, true strike; 2nd – continual flame, minor image; 3rd – arcane sight, haste, keen edge; 4th – polymorph, rainbow pattern; 5th – cone of cold.


Dathas is a dowdy young lady with long curly brown hair, which she has braided into the current styles that the ladies of Palanthus wear. She wears a plain-styled, pale-red robe with a thick leather girdle from which several pouches dangle. When travelling, she wears a thick pale-red, ankle-long cloak trimmed with fox fur.


Dathas grew up one of, and least attractive of many daughters to a wealthy, if minor, Palanthian noble. She lacked most of her families disposition, finding the life of a noble dull. The only thing she cared about with any passion was her father's library, where she immersed herself totally.

Her father realising she would be unlikely to wed, agreed to send her for formal schooling, a rare thing for a noble's daughter, at a local school run by a White Robed wizard. The wizard instantly noticed her gifts and encouraged her to expand upon them.

Within a few years, Dathas had finished schooling and had been accepted as the White Robes apprentice. She eventually travelled to far off Wayreth Forest and took her Test and declared herself to the Red Robes. Once she had passed the Test, she was approached by Dalamar the Dark, the Master of the Tower of Palanthus, to study in the tower.

At the start of the Summer of Chaos, Dathas was one of the more vocal mages that was against the Conclave forming some sort of resistance against the rise of the Dark Knights. During the events of the Chaos War, Dathas learned realised that everyone was in peril, including magic and the Towers. This has spurred her into fighting.


Dathas is a studious lady, never really caring about the world beyond her precious books. Dathas is loud and abrupt with people, especially when dealing with those people who falter in their faith or are distrustful of wizardry or mages. Dathas cares little about the world and feels that wizards should not interfere in the affairs of the world beyond the Towers enchanted groves.

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