Lords of Gossamer and Shadow NPC’s: Tristan Stolt

Tristan’s earlier years saw him working as a circus professional
Image by Alex TovMauser, legalese at bottom of page

I was born in Bolshaya Elnya just outside of Nizhny Novogorod, Russia.  I was born a long time ago and I was born to a witch, or so it is said.  I never knew my mother for she died giving me the life of a savant.  Many of the people from my home would not dare talk to me as I was gifted with certain minor abilities from birth.  These abilities and a series of birthmarks running down my spine caused the locals to sell me to the gypsies when they first arrived.  It was a blessing as I would never have found the path that I walk on now without them.

As soon as I could walk I performed in a circus of sorts.  Every stop was a feast or a famine with the local populace but we would perform and steal from them while they were distracted if their purses were too tight during the performance.  It was perhaps not honourable but without these skills we would have starved a long time ago.

When I reached the age of sixteen I ceased to age.  No one realised it but me for at least a further ten years but when they did the Gypsies believed it to be an omen of good luck and they altered their path to take me to some kind of sorcerer that they knew.  He was a kind old man named Sevenski and he offered to take me and teach me the things “I needed to know” to become a true artist with my skills.

I spent ten years with him mastering some astounding abilities and one evening he took me to a cavern nearby.  I had never known that it existed but we stood in its cramped damp enclosure and stared at what appeared to be a door shaped coloration formed by the rocks.  Sevenski offered me the choice of three items.  The first was a sprig of fragrant witch hazel picked from a bush on the day of the winters first snow.  It is an ingredient used often in linking magic.  The next item was a slender rod of amber formed by wounding the branch of a yew tree each day for eleven days.  This was an item used to power all sorceries that I had been taught.  It is also a care rare and valuable item as the wounds given to the tree must be perfect.

The final item was the one I took.  A glass eye with an iris coloured as the rainbow.  I look back at it and think that I took it as it was the one item that I knew no spell for and thought Sevenski would track me it.  In reality though I think I took it as I could feel its call.  When I grasped it Sevenski smiled and asked me to look back at the cavern wall.  I was shocked to find that the door colouring was no more and a grand door with intricate carvings and messages displayed now stood before me.

I said nothing but grasped the handle and disappeared into the Grand Stair.  I was born to travel this maze and I wonder now if my mother knew it too?  Perhaps one day I will find out…

100 Point Version

Attributes
Psyche: 25
Strength: Paragon
Endurance: 13
Warfare: 2

Powers
Cantrips (27 Points) All listed
Invocation (20 Points)

Warden of the Stair (10 Points)

Artifact
The Eye of Sevenski (6 Points)
This is the eye that activated Tristan’s power in full.  Sevenski had a theory of the nature of the formation in the cavern but knew it was not for him so had been training a string of magicians in the hope that one may eventually broach the veil.  Tristan’s hunger for learning proved that he was the one destined to take to the stair.  The eye talks to Tristan telepathically.


  • Extraordinary Psychic Sense (4 Points)
  • Able to Speak and Reason (2 Points)
Allies
Sevenski (3 Points) Mentor
Sevenski is a stout supporter of Tristan and is able to assist him talk through and make sense of the stories of the stair that Tristan brings to him.

Stuff
Bad Stuff +5


200 Point Version 

Attributes
Psyche: 56
Strength: 1
Endurance: 30
Warfare: 3

Powers
Wrighting (30 Points)
Cantrips (27 Points) All listed
Invocation (20 Points)
Sorcery (15 Points)

Warden of the Stair (10 Points)

Artifact
The Eye of Sevenski (6 Points)
This is the eye that activated Tristan’s power in full.  Sevenski had a theory of the nature of the formation in the cavern but knew it was not for him so had been training a string of magicians in the hope that one may eventually broach the veil.  Tristan’s hunger for learning proved that he was the one destined to take to the stair.  The eye talks to Tristan telepathically.
  • Extraordinary Psychic Sense (4 Points)
  • Able to Speak and Reason (2 Points)
Tristan’s Kaleidoscope (4 Points)
This is a solid extendable brass tube that at first looks like a telescope to the casual observer.  Instead this kaleidoscope serves dual purposes for Tristan.  the first is his ability to hang spells from the object and the second is that it stores icons that only Tristan can see when using the kaleidoscope.  To any other user it operates just like a kaleidoscope.
  • Set of Icons (2 Points)
  • Capable of Hanging Named and Numbered Spells (2 Points)

Allies
Sevenski (3 Points) Mentor

Sevenski is a stout supporter of Tristan and is able to assist him talk through and make sense of the stories of the stair that Tristan brings to him.

Stuff

Bad Stuff +3

300 Point Version

Attributes
Psyche: 67
Strength: 2
Endurance: 44
Warfare: 4

Powers
Master of the Umbra (50 Points)
Wrighting (30 Points)
Cantrips (27 Points) All listed
Invocation (20 Points)
Sorcery (15 Points)

Warden of the Stair (10 Points)

Artifact
The Eye of Sevenski (6 Points)
This is the eye that activated Tristan’s power in full.  Sevenski had a theory of the nature of the formation in the cavern but knew it was not for him so had been training a string of magicians in the hope that one may eventually broach the veil.  Tristan’s hunger for learning proved that he was the one destined to take to the stair.  The eye talks to Tristan telepathically.


  • Extraordinary Psychic Sense (4 Points)
  • Able to Speak and Reason (2 Points)
Tristan’s Kaleidoscope (4 Points)
This is a solid extendable brass tube that at first looks like a telescope to the casual observer.  Instead this kaleidoscope serves dual purposes for Tristan.  the first is his ability to hang spells from the object and the second is that it stores icons that only Tristan can see when using the kaleidoscope.  To any other user it operates just like a kaleidoscope.
  • Set of Icons (2 Points)
  • Capable of Hanging Named and Numbered Spells (2 Points)
Creature
Dilson Fish (15 Points)
This fish is from the Gossamer World of Wilforn and provides a regenerative quality to the individual who swallows it.  The fish lives in the digestive tract from that point onward continuously providing regeneration to the swallower.
  • Confers Power to User (10 Points) Regeneration
  • Regeneration (4 Points)
  • Mould Gossamer Matter (1 Point) Required to keep the correct mineral balance in the individual for the fish to confer the power
Allies
Sevenski (3 Points) Mentor
Sevenski is a stout supporter of Tristan and is able to assist him talk through and make sense of the stories of the stair that Tristan brings to him.

Stuff
Good Stuff +3


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