by Heine Stick
spontaneous casting (cure spells), stability, stonecunning, turn undead 7/day (+4, 2d6+11), weapon familiarity
Appraise +7, Bluff +6, Diplomacy +11, Heal +9, Intimidate +6, Knowledge (local) +5, Knowledge (religion) +5, Sense Motive +6
Diligent, Negotiator, Persuasive
Common, Dwarven, Hammertalk
Cleric Spells prepared (CL 9th, +6 melee touch, +5 ranged touch)
+1 light mace +8 (1d6+3)
+1 light mace, +2 chain shirt, cloak of Charisma +2, periapt of Wisdom +2; 895 stl, 4,000 stl in assorted gems and valuables
Fjona Goldstone, or Goldthread as she has been nicknamed by the locals due to her thick, gold-blond hair and her ability to create prosperous businesses out of nothing, is a priestess of the goddess of commerce and enterprise, Shinare. Fjona's skin is fair and she prefers to dress in various shades of blue, her attire serving as a contrast to hair and skin.
Befitting a woman of her status as scion of a powerful merchant family and priestess in the church of Shinare, Fjona carries herself with an air of confidence and authority. She dresses expensive textiles but her display of personal wealth is far from as ostentatious as many of her fellow priests, simply because she does not feel the need to flaunt her wealth.
Fjona believes wholeheartedly that commerce is key to the prosperity of any community. With commerce comes economy and relationships between individuals, communities, and even nations. She has made it her life's work to nurture trade wherever she goes, lobbying for fair treatment toward mercantile endeavors however big or small they may be. For Fjona, a simple blacksmith's prosperity is just as vital as that of a powerful merchant house such as the one she is part of.
Fjona Goldstone hails from the mountain thanedom of Thorbardin. She is the scion of a powerful merchant clan and ever since she was born, Fjona was expected to work within the clan business, carrying on her father's work. But Fjona was unwilling to just let her future be decided for her and she had little interest in earning money for money's sake. Instead, she joined the church of Shinare, devoting her life to the goddess of commerce.
It was not always in the cards that Fjona would one day end up in the seaside port city Flotsam. For many years, she lived under the mountains in the dwarven stronghold of Thorbardin, serving the needs of her community, working tirelessly to help it prosper. She advocated a more open attitude toward the outside world, something most merchants in the realm of dwarves were skeptical about, preferring to keep their coins flowing between dwarven hands.
For Fjona, the reluctance of many of her kin to embrace the outside world bordered on xenophobia and she realized that her methods had little effect. Deciding to take a different approach, she left Thorbardin along with her younger brother, Shale Goldstone, determined to find people among the other races who would be able to form bonds with her own kin.
Their travels eventually led Fjona and Shale to the seaside town of Flotsam, then an infamous den of thieves. Where others saw nothing but crime and anarchy, Fjona saw potential. Flotsam was a perfect opportunity for her to sow prosperity and, with that prosperity, open up relations with Thorbardin.
She has lived in Flotsam ever since, working with local businesses and helping them navigate the byzantine bureaucracy that Lord Toede has installed in the town. She has had some level of success as a new trade route has recently been opened between Flotsam and her mountain home.
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