Lords of Gossamer and Shadow NPC’s: Pantas of Filan

Pantas travelling through the Astral Fields of Filan
Image by Thanathorn Yantaporn

It is such a different Universe that I know now.  My home of Filan is shifting motes of magical energy that briefly form structures and then fall away again into the mists of chaos and fire.  That one day which a door formed and my companions dared me to step through it was the start of this wild ride that has caused me so much concern.


The door as you well know would be one that formed ever so transiently to my world.  Apparently my realm is one of the rarest to ever receive a connection to the Grand Stair and it is almost impossible to predict where and when the next door may form.  Anyway, I fell through that door and landed flat on the stair.  My worlds forces no longer apparent I was helpless and could barely move.  It took me some time to acclimatise to dragging myself along on my knuckles before at least one of the Travellers (many had passed me) decided to ask if I could use some help.

His name was Cal and he created a spell to assist me to travel as I normally would.  he took me to a workshop of sorts and he talked to me of things around the Grand Stair.  People, places, friends and enemies.  All the while that we talked he shined and polished a piece of metal.  It turned like clay in his hand as I spoke to him of my family and Filan.  He did not know the world but said he had a friend named Lucien who may know something about it and he would find out when he was done helping me out.

It took us a few days talking and he left once or twice to try and find me a meal and nourish himself.  He did not cotton on until later that it truly is magic that I feed on and eventually he would come to let me eat a spell or two that he would bring to the fore with me.  He said, once he had fed me once or twice, that I should seek out a teacher of the Umbra as I was likely well suited to it with a highly evolving and decaying world as a home.

Then, a week later he handed me that piece of metal.  I am not sure what he did with it but as soon as I grasped it I was able to travel again as I had once done in my own reality.  Perhaps I could not soar in any direction but at least it allowed me to glide along the ground rather than have to drag myself everywhere.

We parted company soon after that.  I told him I considered him kind beyond measure and he told me it was nothing.  I went searching for a door to my home and he apparently went to his Lucien and spoke to him about me and my predicament.  Unfortunately, as Cal later informed me later, his friend had heard of my home and how it was near impossible to get there.  Apparently it is like a gem shining brightly to some of the lords and ladies on the Grand Stair.  A mecca where they can learn secrets beyond what can be taught.

For me it is just home.  And I will find my way back.

100 Point Version

Attributes
Psyche: 59
Strength: 10
Endurance: Paragon
Warfare: Paragon

Powers

Warden of the Stair (10 Points)
Cantrips (5 Points)


  • Clarity
  • Invigorate
  • Mana
  • Reveal 
  • Surge

Artifact 
Cal’s Badge of Honour (17 Points)

This is the badge that Cal formed for Pentas.  Pentas named it Cal’s badge of honour as it seemed to him that it was a truly selfless and honourable thing that Kal had done for him.
  • Confers Quality to User (5 Points) Engine Speed
  • Confers Quality to User (5 Points) Mould Gossamer Creatures
  • Engine Speed (4 Points)
  • Mould Gossamer Creatures (2 Points) Enables Pantas to float in any reality
  • Resistant to Normal Weapons (1 Point)


Ally
Cal (5 Points) Lord of Gossamer and Shadow
Cal was the first to offer any kindness to Pantas which is a lucky thing indeed as he is a much better friend than enemy to make.  Cal could sense the magical nature of Pantas and sought to understand him more while he aided his mobility problems.

Stuff
Bad Stuff: +6


200 Point Version 

Attributes
Psyche: 71
Strength: 10
Endurance: 11
Warfare: Paragon

Powers
Master of the Umbra (50 Points)

Warden of the Stair (10 Points)
Cantrips (5 Points)


  • Clarity
  • Invigorate
  • Mana
  • Reveal 
  • Surge

Artifact 
Cal’s Badge of Honour (17 Points)
This is the badge that Cal formed for Pentas.  Pentas named it Cal’s badge of honour as it seemed to him that it was a truly selfless and honourable thing that Kal had done for him.
  • Confers Quality to User (5 Points) Engine Speed
  • Confers Quality to User (5 Points) Mould Gossamer Creatures
  • Engine Speed (4 Points)
  • Mould Gossamer Creatures (2 Points) Enables Pantas to float in any reality
  • Resistant to Normal Weapons (1 Point)
Pantas’ Umbra Sextant (8 Points)
Pantas created this sextant as he learnt the ways of the Umbra from a fire giant in the heart of a volcano on the shores of Trilus on the planet Rondar.  He hopes that he can use it to find the secret to predicting the door that will lead him to his home.


  • Extraordinary Psychic Sense (4 Points) Attuned to point the sextant toward the next door on the stair that will open to Filan
  • Follow Path (2 Points) It can lead the user along the paths on the stair to reach the door that will next open to Filan
  • Linked to a Power (2 Points) Umbra
Sinblade of Albion (15 Points)
Pantas found this weapon stored in Albion, a planet of raw violence.  Half of the planet is baked in radiation for 18 hours a day whilst the other half of the planet is freezing cold.  For the six hours a day beings mine the finest gems from the rim (where the radiation recedes from).  Pantas found a cache of weapons hidden away in a secret bunker.
  • Combat Supremacy (8 Points)
  • Confers Quality to User (5 Points) Combat Supremacy
  • Double Damage (2 Points)


Ally
Cal (5 Points) Lord of Gossamer and Shadow
Cal was the first to offer any kindness to Pantas which is a lucky thing indeed as he is a much better friend than enemy to make.  Cal could sense the magical nature of Pantas and sought to understand him more while he aided his mobility problems.

Fignar (2 Points) Mentor

Fire giant who took a dislike to Pantas immediately as something unnatural.  Fignar soon softened as Pantas pointed out ways the giant could better mine the elements of true fire from the lava that surrounded him.  In return Fignar took Pantas under his wing and taught him the ways of the Umbra and its fickle nature.

Stuff
Bad Stuff: +4

300 Point Version

Attributes
Psyche: 86
Strength: 14
Endurance: 23
Warfare: Paragon

Powers
Master of the Umbra (50 Points)

Master of the Stair (35 Points)
Cantrips (27 Points) All listed
Sorcery (15 Points)

Artifact 
Cal’s Badge of Honour (17 Points)

This is the badge that Cal formed for Pentas.  Pentas named it Cal’s badge of honour as it seemed to him that it was a truly selfless and honourable thing that Kal had done for him.
  • Confers Quality to User (5 Points) Engine Speed
  • Confers Quality to User (5 Points) Mould Gossamer Creatures
  • Engine Speed (4 Points)
  • Mould Gossamer Creatures (2 Points) Enables Pantas to float in any reality
  • Resistant to Normal Weapons (1 Point)

Pantas’ Umbra Sextant (8 Points)
Pantas created this sextant as he learnt the ways of the Umbra from a fire giant in the heart of a volcano on the shores of Trilus on the planet Rondar.  He hopes that he can use it to find the secret to predicting the door that will lead him to his home.

  • Extraordinary Psychic Sense (4 Points) Attuned to point the sextant toward the next door on the stair that will open to Filan
  • Follow Path (2 Points) It can lead the user along the paths on the stair to reach the door that will next open to Filan
  • Linked to a Power (2 Points) Umbra
Sinblade of Albion (15 Points)
Pantas found this weapon stored in Albion, a planet of raw violence.  Half of the planet is baked in radiation for 18 hours a day whilst the other half of the planet is freezing cold.  For the six hours a day beings mine the finest gems from the rim (where the radiation recedes from).  Pantas found a cache of weapons hidden away in a secret bunker.
  • Combat Supremacy (8 Points)
  • Confers Quality to User (5 Points) Combat Supremacy
  • Double Damage (2 Points)


Ally
Cal (5 Points) Lord of Gossamer and Shadow
Cal was the first to offer any kindness to Pantas which is a lucky thing indeed as he is a much better friend than enemy to make.  Cal could sense the magical nature of Pantas and sought to understand him more while he aided his mobility problems.

Fignar (2 Points) Mentor

Fire giant who took a dislike to Pantas immediately as something unnatural.  Fignar soon softened as Pantas pointed out ways the giant could better mine the elements of true fire from the lava that surrounded him.  In return Fignar took Pantas under his wing and taught him the ways of the Umbra and its fickle nature.

Stuff
Good Stuff +3


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