A troubled Tiefling warlock who just wants to kill things.
Rakdos, level 17
Tiefling, Warlock, Planeshifter
Build: Deceptive Warlock
Eldritch Blast: Eldritch Blast Constitution
Eldritch Pact: Infernal Pact
Background: Occupation – Thief (+2 to Stealth)
FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 14, Con 18, Dex 12, Int 19, Wis 16, Cha 13.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 12, Con 15, Dex 10, Int 15, Wis 14, Cha 10.
AC: 27 Fort: 22 Reflex: 23 Will: 22
HP: 110 Surges: 10 Surge Value: 27
Intimidate +14, Streetwise +14, Arcana +17, Insight +16, Perception +16
Acrobatics +11, Bluff +13, Diplomacy +11, Dungeoneering +13, Endurance +14, Heal +13, History +14, Nature +13, Religion +14, Stealth +15, Thievery +11, Athletics +12
Level 1: Improved Dark One’s Blessing
Level 2: Jack of All Trades
Level 4: Rakdos’ Eldritch Lure
Level 6: Improved Initiative
Level 8: Weapon Proficiency (Greataxe)
Level 10: Skill Training (Perception)
Level 11: Arcane Familiar
Level 12: Fiery Rebuke
Level 14: Spellseer Familiar
Level 16: Ritual Caster
Eldritch Blast: Eldritch Blast
Infernal Pact: Hellish Rebuke
Warlock encounter 1: Vampiric Embrace
Warlock daily 1: Armor of Agathys
Warlock utility 2: Fiendish Resilience
Warlock encounter 3: Fiery Bolt
Warlock daily 5: Avernian Eruption
Warlock utility 6: Shroud of Black Steel
Warlock encounter 7: Infernal Moon Curse
Warlock daily 9: Iron Spike of Dis
Warlock utility 10: Ambassador Imp
Warlock encounter 13: Harrowstorm (replaces Vampiric Embrace)
Warlock daily 15: Caution of Dispater (replaces Armor of Agathys)
Warlock utility 16: Warp Space
Warlock encounter 17: Dire Portents of Malbolge (replaces Fiery Bolt)
Adventurer’s Kit, Leather Armor, Flask (empty), Obsidian Steed (heroic tier), Inescapable Greataxe 1), Runic Pipe, Shadow Warlock Leather Armor +3, Griffon
Planar Portal, Linked Portal
Portal Sigils known: Material Plane: Kord’s Temple to Celestia, Portal to Sigil
Rakdos was born to a woman called Rhiannon in the coastal village of Peoth. His father had left shortly after sleeping with his mother. The villagers were pious and fearful of the red-skinned demons. So when his mother gave birth to him, the villagers made to kill him. Because Rhiannon protected him, they burned her at the stake. A caring mystic hid him and summoned his father. She bade him care for the babe or he would fall prey to a horrible curse. Rakdos’ father did not pay any attention to the old hag, and he pawned the kid off to a traveling group of gnomish gypsies. The only thing his father ever gave him was his name. After that, Rakdos’ father disappeared from the known planes.
Rakdos grew up living with the gnomes. He lived and learned their ways until he was 15 years old, then he left to travel the lands on his own. During his travels, he came upon an elven colony. Though a bit ruffled by his appearance, they warily spoke with him and allowed him to stay within their woods. He stayed for almost two years. During that time he got very close to a particular elven maiden named Aesir. He could, and did, even say that he loved her. But Rakdos’ life seemed to be riddled with grief and heartache. Aesir’s father found out about their secret love and swore to kill Rakdos if he didn’t leave the forest immediately. Aesir swore to her father that if he made Rakdos leave, she would die without him. Her father paid her pleas no mind. One night, Rakdos went to Aesir’s home to ask her to run away with him. To this day, the only thing he remembered seeing was a pool of red upon the white bedsheets. As he ran, her father’s howls rang throughout the woods. He would never be able to return.
Rakdos wandered throughout the villages all over the world. He picked pockets and stole wares in order to survive. One day, he lifted a book from an old man sleeping in an alley. Out of curiosity, he cracked it open. In a spidery, scribbled script Rakdos found the old warlock’s spellbook. It told how to become a warlock as well as an exhaustive list of spells. This particular warlock was a teacher, therefore he knew the spells of all the pacts. And so, Rakdos made the Infernal Pact, and became a warlock.
In a recent trip into the Dreamscape, Rakdos became entangled in the dreams of the god Corellon. While traversing through it, he came to realize that magic is all. Perhaps it was due to an extended stay within the persuasive dreams of the god, or perhaps it was a personal revelation, but Rakdos has shed his brooding, uninterested persona for one more inclined to follow Corellon. A new chapter of his life has begun, and Corellon only knows what’s in store for him.
Rakdos and his party have, throughout their adventures, been butting heads with another tiefling warlock called Amon Rahn. This warlock’s goal is to personally overthrow the Raven Queen and rule in her place. He is a warlock powerful beyond even what the Whimseekers are able, though he has chosen not to obliterate them, for he sees Rakdos as a valuable ally. Rakdos sees the same in Amon Rahn. Though he does not entirely agree with the other warlock’s goals and methods, he does see that it would be better to be with him than against him. And so, Rakdos has entered into an arrangement with Amon Rahn, signed in blood, to aide him in any way possible.