Lords of Gossamer and Shadow NPC’s: Cymballine of Keth

Cymballine, the Fallen Seer
Image by David Revoy, legalese at bottom of page

I was once Royal Seer of the ruling family of Keth.  They were ostentatious, gregarious and dangerous.  Of course they were eventually destroyed by the hand of one that they accepted as their own in the long run.  Decimus, the now regent of Keth was once a slave and now a King.  Many worlds would revere his story.  I for one despise it.  He cast me from Keth as an exile under charges of treason for it was I that foresaw the rise of Decimus to his current position and told the rulers of the prophecy.  I am but a tool of prophecy and yet I suffer the anguish of never being able to return to my homeland under threat of death for simply being a mouthpiece.


Of course I yearn to return but for now I bide my time and have members loyal to my cause now keeping tabs on Decimus while he sits on the throne in the world and I dog his heels while he walks the Grand Stair.  It irritates him to know that I live for these moments and also that I have well placed allies here on the Grand Stair that will see me protected.  His heavy hand shall never finally crush the breath that keeps this light burning.

One day I mean to return but it will be when I am asked by the populace.  Decimus has made the world a better place for my family and also broken the slavery of Keth but the populace is too new to these freedoms to realise that they have only swapped one set of tyrants for another.  Decimus knows one thing.  Warfare.  He will fail his people and when they cry out for an alternative my operatives will ensure that the Fallen Seer is the name that leaps to their lips.  They will know that their ruler brings forth the prophecies of their gods and ensures that the rights of all are balanced against the greater tapestry of the Eidolon.

The revolution has already begun in my own realm.  It is one of the first realities that I ever found on the Grand Stair and it was ruled by a creature of ancient magic and myth.  The dragon used all other races of his realm as subservient slaves and food.  It was not hard to outwit and destroy the cruel beast as it had been millennia since it had experienced any resistance.  Raised up from the drudgery of servitude and certain death the population rejoice in my name.  They build me statues and monuments to celebrate their freedom.  More importantly, they serve the cause and the name Decimus has now replaced the word of evil in their own language.  Devout followers with a singular purpose, to rise me once again to power in the heavenly realm of Keth.

With might and magic we will crush the influence of Decimus once and for all…

100 Point Version

Attributes
Psyche: 25
Strength: Paragon
Endurance: 11
Warfare: Paragon

Powers

Mistress of the Eidolon (50 Points)
Warden of the Stair (10 Points)


Allies
Order of the Fallen Prophet (3 Points) Partisan support
Amongst the royal guards and servants there were those who were loyal to Cymballine and her exile forced them to rally and act.  They see Decimus in a different light to most, seeing his military use as a threat to the long term stability of the realm.  They are a secret society that keep tabs on Decimus and through the use of Wrighting keep Cymballine informed of the machinations going on in her home world.


Stuff
Good Stuff +1


200 Point Version 

Attributes
Psyche: 25
Strength: Paragon
Endurance: 11
Warfare: Paragon

Powers

Mistress of the Eidolon (50 Points)
Wrighting (30 Points)
Invocation (20 Points)
Warden of the Stair (10 Points)

Artifact
Cymballine’s Hand Mirror of Faces (2 Points)
This item contains Cymballine’s set of icons for her wrighting ability.  With a command word she brings forth the icon she needs to the mirror.


  • Set of Icons (2 Points)
Creatures
The Fallen Guard (40 Points)
These are the supporters that have dedicated there might of arms to Cymballine.  They act as an honor guard at times and a strike force at others.


  • Double Vitality (2 Points)
  • Able to Speak and Reason (2 Points)
  • Superior Stamina (1 Point)
  • Combat Training (1 Point)
  • Hardened (1 Point)
  • Pass Through Door (1 Point)
  • Cross World Persistent (x5 Points)
Allies
Order of the Fallen Prophet (3 Points) Partisan support
Amongst the royal guards and servants there were those who were loyal to Cymballine and her exile forced them to rally and act.  They see Decimus in a different light to most, seeing his military use as a threat to the long term stability of the realm.  They are a secret society that keep tabs on Decimus and through the use of Wrighting keep Cymballine informed of the machinations going on in her home world.

Domain
Eccletial (9 Points)
This domain was run by an ancient dragon when Cymballine happened across it.  The major race of lizard folk as well as some minor mammal races similar to monkeys of Earth were being subjugated by the Dragon to create monuments and lairs for the dragon.  When they were past their prime the dragon would then eat the slaves.  Cymballine defeated the dragon and liberated the folk of the domain who now treat her as a god and work feverishly to achieve her goals.


  • Primal World (4 Points) Most walkers fear the ancient dragon and are still unaware of its demise
  • Control of Destiny (4 Points)
  • Communication Barrier (1 Point)
Stuff
Even

300 Point Version

Attributes


Psyche: 46
Strength: Paragon
Endurance: 27
Warfare: Paragon

Powers

Mistress of the Eidolon (50 Points)
Mistress of the Stair (35 Points)
Wrighting (30 Points)
Invocation (20 Points)
Sorcery (15 Points)

Artifact
Cymballine’s Hand Mirror of Faces (3 Points)
This item contains Cymballine’s set of icons for her wrighting ability.  With a command word she brings forth the icon she needs to the mirror.
  • Set of Icons (2 Points)
  • Resistant to Normal Weapons (1 Point)
Creatures
The Fallen Guard (60 Points)
These are the supporters that have dedicated there might of arms to Cymballine.  They act as an honor guard at times and a strike force at others.
  • Double Vitality (2 Points)
  • Able to Speak and Reason (2 Points)
  • Paragon Stamina (2 Points)
  • Combat Reflexes (2 Points)
  • Double Damage (2 Points)
  • Resistent to Normal Weapons (1 Point)
  • Pass Through Door (1 Point)
  • Cross World Persistent (x5 Points)
Allies
Order of the Fallen Prophet (3 Points) Partisan support
Amongst the royal guards and servants there were those who were loyal to Cymballine and her exile forced them to rally and act.  They see Decimus in a different light to most, seeing his military use as a threat to the long term stability of the realm.  They are a secret society that keep tabs on Decimus and through the use of Wrighting keep Cymballine informed of the machinations going on in her home world.

Domain
Eccletial (9 Points)
This domain was run by an ancient dragon when Cymballine happened across it.  The major race of lizard folk as well as some minor mammal races similar to monkeys of Earth were being subjugated by the Dragon to create monuments and lairs for the dragon.  When they were past their prime the dragon would then eat the slaves.  Cymballine defeated the dragon and liberated the folk of the domain who now treat her as a god and work feverishly to achieve her goals.
  • Primal World (4 Points) Most walkers fear the ancient dragon and are still unaware of its demise
  • Control of Destiny (4 Points)
  • Communication Barrier (1 Point)
Stuff
Good Stuff +2


Legalese: Some rights reserved. This work (the image above) by David Revoy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

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