Kharie Torsten (Pathfinder)
Combat Maneuver Bonus:+7
Sneak Attack +2d6, Trapfinding, Evasion, Rogue Talents (Fast Stealth, Minor Magic), Trap Sense +1, Uncanny Dodge, Sphere Sensitivity (Alteration), Sphere Powers (Extended Alterations, Change Shape)), Orisons, Sphere Spell (enlarge self), Exotic Weapon Proficiency, Spellwise (skills), signature spell (enlarge person 1/day)
Acrobatics 6 (+11)
Deft Hands, Eschew Materials, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (bolas), Self-Sufficient, Silent Spell, Stealthy, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (rapier), Weapon Focus (sling)
Common, Kharolian, Icefolk
(save DC 12 + spell level)
+1 brilliant energy rapier +12/+6 melee (1d6+1 damage, crit 18-20/x2, piercing) or +1 seeking sling +11/+5 ranged (1d4+1 damage, crit x2, range inc. 50 ft., bludgeoning,), or bolas +10/+5 ranged (1d4 non-lethal damage, crit x2, range inc. 10 ft., bludgeoning)
+1 glamered studded leather armor, ring of chameleon power, ring of feather falling, Through her benefactor Kharie can acquire most anything she needs for a mission; however, Charleston must move through his own sources and this takes time. Kharie usually only requests something if the need is great, preferring to rely only on her own abilities and what few gadgets she has on hand.
See picture on pg 47 of Age of Mortals (minus the whip).
Kharie is the daughter of Emil Torsten, once a wealthy tradesman in Tarsis. When she was but a few days old, Kharie's mother died. Her father, though heartbroken at the death of his beloved, raised his daughter alone for many years. He feel in love and remarried when Kharie was six. In view of her new husband, this woman lavished praise upon Kharie but in private the woman reviled her. When Kharie's father died, she was left to the less than tender mercies of her step mother.
Kharie's step mother forced her to work as an indentured servant in her own home. This state of affairs lasted for six years before Kharie decided she'd had enough and fled her childhood home.
Thrust out on her own for the first time, Kharie had no one else to turn too and so made her home on the streets of Tarsis. It was a dreary existence. She never knew where he next meal was coming from, so she did the only thing she could to survive – she started stealing. At first she started small, a loaf of bread here, and apple there, but soon the thrill of it all took hold of her and she began picking pockets. She lived for several years like this, until she ran afoul of the Tarsis Thieves Guild.
The Thieves Guild gave her one choice, join them or die. Over the next several years she developed and honed her skills, discovering a talent for mystic magic of alteration which aided her in the commission of crimes for the Guild. For a time she was happy, then the Dark Knights smashed the Thieves Guild.Kharie would have died along side her brother and sister thieves had it not been for a the timely arrival of Charleston Thurgood, a wealthy noble of Tarsis.
Lord Charleston helped the girl escape the Dark Knights. He hired tutors to help the girl adapt to the mores of polite society, but discovered that although you can take the girl out of the streets, you can't take the street out of the girl. So he decided to put her talents to use and do something to aide the Legion of Steel in Tarsis. Kharie began acting as an independent agent of the Legion through Lord Charleston.
Unknown to Kharie she is a descendant of the last Queen of Kharolis, Kharolis XII and Kingpriest Beldinas Pilofiro. Though popular history asserts that Beldinas never had children, the truth is he had several. However, he usually had them killed to preserve his integrity for he knew that if any heirs were to survive they would be a threat to him. The Queen of Kharolis XII, whom he made his unofficial concubine when he conquered Tarsis bore him a daughter. She too would have been killed had not Kharolis entrusted the baby to a loyal servant of her former court. Only a few years before the Cataclysm, the baby was spirited out of Istar.
To discover her true heritage and restore the line of Kharolis as the rightful rulers of Tarsis
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