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Lord Amstern Chesney

by Darcwulf

Male Half- Elf Noble 1/Swashbuckler 4/Mystic of Trickery 2/Sorcerer 2/Legion Scout 6
Strength10 Fortitude+9 Armor Class23
Dexterity18 Reflex+12 Flat-footed AC19
Constitution10 Will+18 Touch AC14
Intelligence14 AlignmentNG Base Attack+10
Wisdom14 Speed30 ft. Melee Attack+16
Charisma16 Initiative+8 Ranged Attack+15
Hit Points92 Sizemedium


Elvensight, Face in the Crowd, Favour +1, Grace +1, Immunity to Sleep, Insightful Strike, Legion Knowledge, Region Familiarity – Palanthas, Solamnia, Safehaven, Sneak Attack +2d6.


Bluff +5, Concentration +6, Diplomacy +26, Disguise +8, Gather Information +18, Hide +11(+26), Knowledge (local) +5, Knowledge (Royalty and Nobility) +5, Listen +8, Move Silently +11(+26), Search +1, Sense Motive +16, Spot +8, Survival +5


Alertness, Charming, Improved Initiative, Negotiator, Skill Focus (Survival[included]), Stealthy, Track, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (Rapier)


Common, Elven, Goblin, Nerakese


Mystic Spells per day (6/5+1), Domain – Trickery, Spells Known 0 – Create Water, Cure Minor Wounds, Detect Magic, Light, Purify Food and Water, 1st – Cure light wounds, Disguise Self (domain), Divine Favour

Sorcerer Spells per day (6/5), Spells Known 0 – Acid Splash, Ghost Sound, Prestidigitation, Fay of Frost, Resistance, 1st – Truestrike, Expeditious Retreat


+2 keen dancing rapier, masterwork longbow, masterwork silver dagger


+3 greater shadow and silent moves leather armour, ring of sustenance, ring of arming, (MIC) potion of neutralise poison, wand of magic missile (7th), wand of summon monster 2, candle of truth


Chesney has long black hair which he ties back in a ponytail and sports a well trimmed moustache and goatee. Six feet tall and of a slight build, he acts a bookish dandy and fop at court, but in reality is an extremely serious and dedicated man. Shortly after joining the legion Chesney had his ears magically altered and as a result looks more or less human. Most people therefore assume Chesney to be in his early twenties when in reality is over twice that age. He typically wears fashionable clothing, but always carries his armour and weapons ready in his ring of arming.


Amstern Chesney was born in 370AC as the illegitimate son of a Knight of Solamnia. His father supplied him with an adequate education, but Chesney grew tired being the bastard offspring of a knight. At the age of 17 he ran away to see the world, making his way as a mercenary. In 390AC Chesney was a hired guard on a merchant ship heading for Sanction. The ship was captured by the Dark knights and Chesney was taken to be sold into slavery. Fortunately there was a Legion operative amongst the crew gathering information on dark knight troop movements. When he completed his mission, he managed to scuttle the ship upon some rocks and free the the prisoners. This was a turning point in Chesney's life, he joined the Legion and never looked back.

Chesney has long been considered one of the Legion's most valued agents, so when the controversial Jaymes Markham became Emperor they turned to Chesney. His first move was to go to Palanthas and claim his families title and lands which were vacant, his relatives having died during the Chaos War and the War of Souls. From there he introduced himself to the Emperor as a member of the Legion of Steel, pointing out many benefits of a close relationship. And that is how the Emperor made Lord Amstern Chesney his spokesman. Chesney is under no illusions, he knows if plays on Markham's good graces too much, the Emperor will kill him, but he also knows the Emperor values the information he provides. Only a few amongst the Emperors inner circle know the truth about Chesney most considering him to be a useful, if annoying rogue.

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