D'alton Braun is a Fell Human standing approximately six feet tall, with black hair. His eyes are a brilliant, almost glowing, ice blue color. He is lean, but muscular and weighs less than two hundred pounds and his skin is the ghostly pale of a corpse left in the cold. Typically he dresses in dark colors, greys and blacks, most commonly wearing a leather duster, gunbelts, bandoleers of ammunition across his chest, and a jaunty cap.
D’alton Braun was born in 9963 DK in the Fell Peaks, the bastard son of Way’de Braun, and El’lyn, the wife of Way’de’s brother, Pat’ryk. The Braun family dealt in arms, selling to the highest bidder, on both sides of the war. Way’de and El’lyn were killed in a deal gone badly shortly after D’alton’s birth. D’alton’s uncle reluctantly took him in and raised the boy in the city of Hell.
Young D’alton, not having much in the way of parental love or concern, turned to running with a youth gang, the Vanbur’yen Boys. Being a small child, he was known to the members of the gang as Mole, as he could get into tight spaces and vents, making break-ins all the easier. He learned everything he needed to know about thievery, blackmail, and second story work by the time he was fifteen years old.
When D’alton was twenty-four, he fell for a girl named Ko’serra, sister of his gang’s leader. At the same time, his uncle pulled him out of the gang, as he was set to retire. It was now time for D’alton, as the last Braun male, to take his place in running the family business. His uncle told him the story of his parents’ deaths, and forbade him from seeing Ko’serra. D’alton said he didn’t feel it was right for an interest to suddenly be taken in him, after years of neglect; he told his uncle he wanted no part in the business. Pat’ryk threw D’alton out of the house, and cut him off financially.
D’alton, now destitute, plotted to rob the largest bank in the district, and get out of Hell to start fresh. He was caught mid-robbery, and taken to the Beltan Prison Camp.
Eight years later, D’alton was part of a large prison break, and began adventuring with a few of them. Calling themselves The Robust Five (More or Less), they avoided the law, and occasionally aided it along the way. D’alton became fast friends with Spineplate, and finally found something akin to what he’d always wanted: family.
D'alton Braun Level 20
Male Shadowborn Fell Human
Rogue 4/Gunslinger (Pistolero) 1/Shadowdancer 10/Sorcerer (Shadow Bloodline) 5
Init: +10; Senses: Darkvision 120 ft., Low-Light Vision; Perception +20
Languages: Thoeleknair, Citytongue, Guttertongue
AC 20, touch 17, flat-footed 13; (+3 armor, +6 Dex, +0 natural, +1 Dodge)
HP 120 (20 HD)
Fort +11, Ref +20, Will +18
Speed 30 ft. (6 squares)
Melee +15 1d6+2 19-20/x2
Ranged +15 1d8 20/x4
Ranged +13/+13/+8/+3 1d8+6/1d8+6/1d8+6/1d8+6 20/x4
Base Attack +12, CMB +13
Abilities Str 12, Dex 23, Con 14, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 13
SQ Cantrips, Deeds, Defensive Roll, Deft Shootist, Evasion, Gun Training (Pistols), Gunslinger's Dodge, Hide In Plain Sight, Improved Evasion, Improved Uncanny Dodge, Gloam Shimmer, Grit (2), Nighteye, Rogue Talent (Combat Trickx3), Rogue Talent (), Rogue Talent (Sniper's Eye), Shadow Call, Shadow Illusion, Shadow Jump 320 ft., Shadow Magic, Shadow Master, Shadowstrike, Shadowy Resistance (Cold 5, Electricity 5), Slippery Mind, Sneak Attack +2d6, Sorcerer Bloodline (Shadow), Sorcerer Bloodline Arcana (Shadow), Subtle Manipulator, Summon Shadow (59 hp), Trap Sense, Trapfinding, Uncanny Dodge.
Favored Class: Rogue (+2 on Stealth and Sleight of Hand checks in dim light).
Traits: Sorcerous Bloodline
Feats Arcane Strike, Blind-Fight. Combat Reflexes, Dark Sight, Dodge, Hammer The Gap, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Mobility, Point-Blank Shot, Quick Draw (Revolver), Rapid Reload (Firearms), Two-Weapon Fighting, Warped Flesh (Sticky Fingers) Weapon Focus (Revolver).
Skills Acrobatics +26, Bluff +18, Climb +14, Craft (Alchemy) +9, Craft (Gunsmithing) +14, Disable Device +31, Disguise +20 Escape Artist +23, Perception +20, Perform (Dance) +9, Sense Motive +15, Sleight of Hand +29, Stealth +34.
Spells 0-Level: Ghost Sound, Mage Hand, Message, Open/Close, Prestidigitation, Ray of Frost
1st Level (7/day): Chill Touch, Jump, Longshot, Vanish
2nd Level (4/day): Bullet Shield, Darkness
Possessions Disguise Kit, Dragon Spit Bullets, Flare Bullets, Gunblade Revolvers (Masterwork, Sights), Gunsmithing Kit, Leather Duster (Custom Fit, Masterwork, Oil Slick) Masterwork Thieves Tools, Springsteel Bullets, Wolf-Iron Bullets
This is D'alton Braun. I'm not sure where he exists in the timeline of The Known World, and I'm not entirely sure if this is the original from The Rebellion Arc or a clone from The Psychogenic Fugue Arc. This D'alton is a D'alton that has not succumbed to his shadowy nature, and instead has taken Iron Will and levels in Sorcerer in an attempt to control it. The background information at the top of the post doesn't cover the events of The Rebellion Arc either.
The Shadowborn Fell Human thing is something I am considering doing with Fell Humans. I am considering breaking down the Fell Human race into different flavors. The Shadowborn would have the resistance to cold and shadowy nature D'alton is rather iconic for. I dunno.