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Background and Personality
Name - Peregrine Maximillian Cornelius Pennington or "Perry"
Age - 29 years old
Height & Weight - 5’9” 145 lbs.
Race - Winged Tiefling
Looks - Purple skin with wavy purple hair and gold tipped horns that curl towards the back of his head. His eyes are golden and he has purple bat-like wings and a long purple tail with a gold tip. He’s a pretty handsome guy. (I found a fantastic picture of what I imagine him to look like online but I’m not sure on the rules regarding posting links and/or uploading art)
Alignment - True Neutral
Class - 7 College of Glamour Bard / 1 Hexblade (Warlock)
Background - Noble - My family is filled with remarkable people. I hope to live up to their example.
Parents - Both parents are human, Remington and Victoria Pennington, their infernal heritage was dormant until I came along, both parents are still alive and well
Birthplace - Home, the city of Neverwinter
Sibling - One older human sister, Lilliana Pennington, she is a very powerful fighter who is better than me at everything. The only thing I have over her is my superior charm and wit! She is currently an important Knight somewhere unknown to me. We were on good terms.
Best friend - A gnome rogue, Rimple Humplebumple, who is the owner of a traveling circus troupe
Family lifestyle - Aristocratic, lived in a large mansion
Childhood memories - Despite being a tiefling, I found it easy to make friends due to my charismatic nature and family connections. I also dressed remarkably well so that helped.
Warlock backstory - One of my ancestors, the same ancestor who started the infernal heritage that made me a tiefling, made a pact with my patron (Perhaps the Raven Queen, since she created the magic Shadowfell weapons?), so that entity was determined to bind me to the same agreement. My patron treats me with respect but is a strict disciplinarian. When directed, I must take action against the enemy of my patron.
Bard backstory - I was a gifted performer and attracted the attention of my master, a half-elven bard from the Feywild named Lucan Firahel, who taught me the ways of the Glamour Bard.
Defining works - “A Fool in the Fey,” a comedic poem about a demon jester’s travels in the Feywild
Instruments - A beautiful mandolin. Its color a goldish brown, like that of the wings of a majestic golden eagle. Also a golden harp and a silver harmonica.
Embarrassment - During a show with a traveling circus, I was the cause of the circus’s owlbear getting loose and terrorizing the crowd
Ideal - I must prove that I can handle myself without the coddling of my family and go out to make a name for myself
Bond - Nothing is more important to me than the bonds of my family
Flaw - In fact, the world does revolve around me!
Personality and other quirks - Always well dressed. Favorite color combo is purple and gold, like his skin. Has a phobia of getting dirty and will do whatever it takes to get clean. Wants to be the most famous performer in all of Faerun.
Glamour Bard 7 / Hexblade 1
Strength - 8
Dexterity - 14
Constitution - 15
Intelligence - 11
Wisdom - 10
Charisma - 18
Saving throws - Dexterity and Charisma
Languages - Common, Infernal, Sylvan (From the feywild)
Starter Equipment - set of fine clothes, a signet ring, a scroll of a pedigree, and a purse with 25 gp, a rapier, an entertainer’s pack, and a mandolin, a small harp, and a harmonica
Skill Proficiencies - Persuasion (Expertise), Deception (Expertise), History, Performance, and Sleight of Hand
Tool Proficiencies - Playing Card set
Weapon Proficiencies - Simple and Martial Weapons (From Hexblade)
Armor Proficiencies - Light armor, Medium armor (From Hexblade), Shields (From Hexblade)
Hellish Resistance - resistance to fire damage
Winged - fly speed at 30 ft. (2 hours per day with my current Con mod with a chance at being knocked down)
Hexblade Features (Xanathar’s)
Expanded Spell List - Access to Shield and Wrathful Smite spells
Hexblade’s Curse - Bonus action, choose one creature within 30 feet. They are cursed for 1 minute
- Bonus to damage rolls against the target equal to proficiency modifier
- Critical hits on 19 and 20 rolls against target
- If the cursed target dies, regain hit points equal to warlock level + Charisma mod
- Can only use once per short or long rest
Hex Warrior - Able to use Medium Armor, Shields, and Martial Weapons. Also able to use Charisma mod instead of Strength or Dexterity for attack and damage rolls for only one weapon that can be chosen once per long rest.
Bard Features (PHB)
Jack of All Trades
Expertise (Persuasion and Deception)
Font of Inspiration - Bardic Inspiration comes back on short or long rest
College of Glamour Features (Xanathar’s)
Mantle of Inspiration - Bonus action, expend a bardic inspiration to grant yourself a wondrous appearance. Choose a number of creatures that can see you within 60 feet equal to your Charisma modifier. Each of them gains 8 temporary hit points (Increases at certain levels, 11 at 10th, 14 at 15th). When a creature gains these hit points, they can immediately use their reaction to move up to their speed without provoking opportunity attacks.
Enthralling Performance - You can charge your performances with seductive, fey magic. If you perform for at least 1 minute, you can attempt to inspire wonder in your audience by singing, reciting a poem, or dancing. At the end of the performance, choose a number of humanoids within 60 feet equal to your Charisma modifier. Targets must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw against your spell save DC or be charmed. When charmed in this way, the target idolizes you, it speaks glowingly about you to anyone and hinders anyone who opposes you, although it attempts to avoid violence unless it was already inclined to fight on your behalf. This effect ends after 1 hour, if it takes any damage, or if it witnesses you attacking or damaging any of its allies. If a target succeeds on the saving throw, the target has no hint that you tried to charm it.
Mantle of Majesty - As a bonus action, you cast Command without expending a spell slot, and you take on the appearance of unearthly beauty for 1 minute or until concentration ends. During this time, you can cast Command as a bonus action on each turn, without expending a spell slot. Any creature charmed by you automatically fails its saving throw against the command you cast with this feature. Once used, this feature cannot be used again until after a long rest.
Spell Save DC - 15
Spell Attack - +7
Cantrips - Vicious Mockery, Minor Illusion, Friends, Prestidigitation (Warlock), Eldritch Blast (Warlock)
Level 1 - Dissonant Whispers, Faerie Fire, Healing Word, Tasha’s Hideous Laughter, Shield (Warlock), Hex (Warlock)
Level 2 - Suggestion, Silence
Level 3 - Hypnotic Pattern, Tongues, Enemies Abound
Level 4 - Polymorph
As for magic items, I definitely want an Instrument of the Bards, preferably the Canaith Mandolin (Rare) if I can. I also think a Hat of Disguise (Uncommon) would be amazing on this character. I think he needs at least normal breastplate armor and a normal shield. If I’m doing my math correctly, the total for those comes to 2,910 gp, leaving me with 1,090 leftover. I’ll try to dig up some more unique magic items tomorrow. I’m definitely aiming him at a really great character for social encounters. Any cool items or ideas that would help with that would be amazing. Maybe a special, magic deck of cards (Not deck of many things!) that does something unique? I’ll have to think some more on it.