Vala Van Derek

Belle of New City

Description:

Known to toss fireballs, heal and turn heads.
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Bio:


Valeska Valentina Valborg Van Derek “Vala”

Valeska Valentina Valborg Van Derek

Race:

Human

Primary Affiliation:

University (SPU36)

Rank:

Corporal 2nd Class

Profession:

Grad Student, Socialite

Secondary Affiliation:

None

Player:

Geoff

“Shhh, you need your rest.”

History

Everyone in the city knows the family Van Derek family, especially the three beautiful daughters of the family. They are each well known priestesses or sorceresses in their own right, but the middle sister Vala is the only sister with military experience, even with a long history of military and religious service from the family. Her brother Stanislaus Van Derek III was an officer and paladin of Pelor and was killed during the war while in service on the front line during the bloodiest battle of the war, the Battle of Blood Gulch.

Personality and Traits

A tomboy, you were the middle sister growing up, and still feel like you’ll spend the rest of your life living in the shadows of those around you. Your close friends like to give you a hard time because you’re always buried in a book, socializing at some high-society party, or both. Still, you can and often do hide your intelligence well, and have a passion for stereotypically feminine items, though you’d never let that be publicly known. Your position at the university is just a stepping stone to greater things for you.

Notable Moments

Trivia

  • During the war Vala was the secretary to General of the Army, Ira Tanicus, in charge of defense of the city. She was his personal healer and his secretary, but also concierge and errand-boy. She travelled to some of the battle fields and fought with the general to escape after the capture of the airship.
    *Her brother was a smart and skilled general whose tactics often surprised and secured victories with shortages of men and supplies, earning him the nickname, the Honey Badger of Blood Gulch. Everyone knows the famous victories of Blood Gulch where his army of 30,000 held off 4.5 million enemy troops using a surprise attack.
    *-Enlisting in the war quickly transformed Vala into the woman she is. No longer afraid of the terrible world, her new found strength helps her to help others.

Relationships

Allies

  • Cavenaugh Longshanks
  • Ira Tanicus
  • Dj Gem

Enemies

  • Judy Brooms

Other

*In this story our Heroine, Vala returns from her stint in the war to the city where she becomes the beloved darling of the city. Vala must find her father’s childhood friend that disappeared during the annual festival of the city, New City Independence Day, before his captors get nervous. He is a powerful and important diplomat for the council of factions who knows a dark secret. His captors have demanded a powerful magic item that only the well-connected could obtain. Vala starts out at her father’s breakfast table and ends up in a climactic chase through the city. With the amazing settings of the grand bazaar, the archives of the city, the arcane academy, the sewers, the Hive and the Lady’s Ward in the estate of the most wealthy person in the city, Vala shows her beauty is only one of her skills.

STUFF FROM YOUR OLD PAGE

Valeska Valentina Valborg Van Derek “Vala”

Family Name: Van Derek (Human female)
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Personality: A tomboy, you were the middle sister growing up, and still feel like you’ll spend the rest of your life living in the shadows of those around you. Your close friends like to give you a hard time because you’re always buried in a book, socializing at some high-society party, or both. Still, you can and often do hide your intelligence well, and have a passion for stereotypically feminine items, though you’d never let that be publicly known. Your position at the university is just a stepping stone to greater things for you.

Archetype: Your peers feel you have talents for sneaking and spellcasting. Or rather, they would feel that way if you ever tipped your hand to them. Your social prowess is second to none.

Role: Advisor

Phase 1: Background

This phase covers the character’s youth, from birth to age through teenage years, but in a more abstract sense also covers the core concept for the character as a “normal person”. While youth may be a time of adventure and excitement, it is also the time when we are most shaped by our family and environs. This phase is an opportunity to reflect the character’s family and upbringing. When describing events in this phase, consider answers to the following questions:
What were the family’s circumstances like? Rich? Poor? Scholarly? Isolated? Pious? Political? Rich, political, famous in the city
How big is the family? Not too big, but an old, affluent family
How well does the character get along with his family? good
What Plane is the character from? What part of The City? The family is originally from a prime material plane and came to the City three hundred years before the war.Currently living in the Lady’s Ward, the rich part, in a really nice mansion Chateau Baiser.
How was the character educated? in the best temple schools daddy’s money could buy she has very good marks in school and is considered a book worm but is well-liked on campus. She prefers anonymity at school and is often dress in the full student robes, but still receives attention from the boys at school and she dated the paladin in training, Chip Stronglance, before he took his vow of celibacy.
What were the character’s friends like? Did the character get into much trouble? Her friends were the up and coming youth of the city, she was one of the best behaved of her sisters, being the book-worm of the family.

Everyone in the city knows the family Van Derek family, especially the three beautiful daughters of the family. They are each well known priestesses or sorceresses in their own right, but the middle sister Vala is the only sister with military experience, even with a long history of military and religious service from the family. Her brother Stanislaus Van Derek III was an officer and paladin of Pelor and was killed during the war while in service on the front line during the bloodiest battle of the war, the Battle of Blood Gulch.
Player Rules

She grew up in like one of the richest families in the City and was always, you know, busy with school and the sorceress sorority, Felta Gamm. She and her sisters were the hottest sisters in the debutante circle. Every suitor was knocking on her doorstep and she fell in love with one hansom man, Dick Chestley, a private in the war. He was killed in the early days while stationed on air ship, she enlisted soon after. She wanted to make a difference and help out those in need.

Phase I trait- Rich Parents
20,000 starting gold 7,500 max single item price
Phase 2: War
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During the war Vala was the secretary to General of the Army, Ira Tanicus, in charge of defense of the city, and important job gotten through family contacts. She was his personal healer and his secretary, but also concierge and errand-boy. She travelled to some of the battle fields and fought with the general to escape after the capture of the airship. She was often in the City with the general surveying battlements and helping and healing the officers. She was mostly in the City but worked tirelessly with Tanicus’ long hours of planning and sending out official orders, she often was writing more than healing. Her brother was a smart and skilled general whose tactics often surprised and secured victories with shortages of men and supplies, earning him the nickname, the Honey Badger of Blood Gulch. Everyone knows the famous victories of Blood Gulch where his army of 30,000 held off 4.5 million enemy troops using a surprise attack.

Her patron was the General of the Army, Ira Tanicus, he is no longer the man in charge, but he has great sway on those still in charge of the Holy Army. She is probably one off the few people who calls him Ira as he is very well-known in the City and is called General Tanicus by everyone.

Trait: Ease of Faith- Vala learns to deal with many different people and faiths as the secretary to the general. (+1 on diplomacy checks, diplomacy is a class skill)

Rank in profession scribe.

Player Rules

Phase 3: Novel
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The Diplomat’s Ransom

In this story our Heroine, Vala returns from her stint in the war to the city where she becomes the beloved darling of the city. Vala must find her father’s childhood friend that disappeared during the annual festival of the city, New City Independence Day, before his captors get nervous. He is a powerful and important diplomat for the council of factions who knows a dark secret. His captors have demanded a powerful magic item that only the well-connected could obtain. Vala starts out at her father’s breakfast table and ends up in a climactic chase through the city. With the amazing settings of the grand bazaar, the archives of the city, the arcane academy, the sewers, the Hive and the Lady’s Ward in the estate of the most wealthy person in the city, Vala shows her beauty is only one of her skills.

Trait: Charming- +1 to Bluff and Diplomacy when dealing with those who are (or could be) sexually attracted also +1 trait bonus to the save dc of any language dependent spells you cast on such characters or creatures.

(Dave’s Character) Glanthur Breakblade, dwarven wizard, is the gueststar. She started her search for the kidnappers at the arcane academy and got his help to find the diplomat.

Phase 4: Guest Star

Greg’s story- Zombie Contagion,

-Enlisting in the war quickly transformed Vala into the woman she is. No longer afraid of the terrible world, her new found strength helps her to help others.

Trait- Sacred Touch – standard action to automatically stabilize a dying creature merely by touching it.

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Player Rule

Sandi’s story- The Beefstick Burglary at the Royal Orgy.
Phase 5: Guest Star

Trait: Fast- Talker (+1 to bluff and bluff is a class skill)

Vala’s use of diplomacy helped to return the stolen beefstick to the orgy.

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