Aborhim Kosnichyov

Description:

Aborhim was born in Valor’s Point 21 years ago.
He is 5’-6” tall.
His father died when he was very young. His mother is still alive, and has married an elf.
Aborhim has an older brother and sister. He has a younger half-brother and half-sister.
When Aborhim was born there was a meteor shower in the sky, and a starstone fell near his house. It is believed that stardust enriched everything nearby, including Aborhim. As a result, he has a healing touch (Sacred Touch) and an unusual talent for magic (Magic Talent).
His parents are tradespeople. Life of Toil trait.
When he was a child, he met a fantastic creature. Gifted Adept.
As a result of meeting the dragon and his family history, he decided to accept training as a wizard. Storied Lineage (access to Resilient Caster)
One day he found an old harrow deck in the attic of the house. But the spirit of one of his ancestors haunts the deck and he has encountered her several times. The Dead One (Deathtouched Bloodline & Glimpse Beyond)
Major Conflict – Corrupted Influence (Neutral Good)
Aborhim had a young lady that he loved, but before he finished his training she left him for another man. He still feels the pain from the breakup.
Deity is Desna
Knows Brutus Bloodknuckle through criminal connections.
Drawback – attached to an object (Dousing Rods).

Aborhim has a compulsion to perform at least one harrow reading a day. If he cannot find a volunteer for a reading, he will perform one on himself. (Yes, he knows that fortune tellers can’t read themselves. Deal with it. It’s a compulsion.) The first reading requires him to roll a d20 on a chart of random fortunes. None of them are very good. After that first reading, he is able perform a harrow reading normally per the rules. Or, at least he could if his deck didn’t have missing cards. However, he will never trade it for a proper deck. The deck is his bonded object.

Aborhim’s harrow deck is missing several cards. At the beginning of a game session, roll 1d4+1 and discard that many cards. The remaining cards in the deck are available for use. Also, the deck is haunted by the spirit of his grandmother. She will not be at rest until all of the missing cards are replaced.

Bio:

Aborhim Kosnichyov

The Kosnichyov family is well known for their ability to divine information that others cannot. Aborhim’s Great Grandfather was the one who used dousing rods to determine where the town’s well should be dug when Valor’s Point was first settled. When the well was dug, the water was clear, sweet, and some say magical. As more people moved into the area, farmers would hire the Kosnichyov men to locate their wells for them. The Kosnichyov women were also famous, although not for dousing, but for reading the harrow deck.

When Aborhim was born, there was a meteor shower in the sky. A starstone fell near his house and stardust enriched everything nearby, including Aborhim. As a result, he has a healing touch and an unusual talent for magic.

When Aborhim was young, his father died when a well shaft that he was digging collapsed and buried him. His mother is still alive, and has re-married an elf.
Aborhim has an older brother and sister. He has a younger half-brother and half-sister.

His mother and stepfather are tradespeople. His stepfather was a sculpture who carved stone statues. Aborhim helped him in the shop moving the heavy stones and statues, which forced him to develop a high stamina.

As a child, Aborhim had an encounter outside of town with a young dragon. It had just been in a battle with another dragon and was using a lair near town to recover from its wounds. Aborhim treated him with the healing touch and brought him food and drink until he had recovered. In return, the dragon taught Aborhim the Read Magic spell and how to speak the dragon tongue.

After the dragon had recovered and left the area, Aborhim decided to accept his family’s storied lineage and start training as a wizard.

His training required him to have a harrow deck. While searching through the attic of his home, he found an old old deck with some missing cards. The deck is haunted by the spirit of his grandmother, and he has encountered her several times during his readings.

Aborhim has learned that most of the readings he receives from his grandmother are untrue, but he still passed her messages on to others. This led to tragedy on one occasion. His grandmother was able to manipulate him into telling a tradesman in town that a business opportunity was going to be a success. But instead it lead to the man’s financial ruin. Unable to pay his debts, he committed suicide, leaving behind his wife and young children.

To this day, he feels deep regret for what happened, and that gives him strength to resist his grandmother’s influence. He carefully coaches his readings in ways that will not lead others to harm.

Aborhim had a young lady that he loved, but before he finished his training she left him for another man. He still feels the pain from the breakup. But he has focused on studying the lessons of Desna, and finds comfort in her teachings.

Shortly after finishing his training, Aborhim began looking for a way to make some money so that he could donate it to the family of the man who committed suicide. He got a job working for some shady characters. One of them was a person named Brutus Bloodknuckle. After the job was finished, both Brutus and Aborhim left the life of crime.

Despite his notable birth and family legacy, both the ability to douse out water and the ability to read the harrow have completely passed Aborhim by. However, this does not prevent him from trying. Aborhim convinced his family to let him have Great Grandfather’s dousing rods. Aborhim considers them to be priceless artifacts, and is constantly worried that he will lose them. Also, he still has the old harrow deck with missing cards. He is often seen walking in the hills around Valor’s Point, using the dousing rods to search for buried treasure. (He has yet to find any.) And he is known to give a free harrow reading to anyone who wants one. (Although they are often dark, sometimes disturbing and always wrong.)

Aborhim is not completely useless though. (Despite what the harrow deck keeps telling him.) He has studied wizardry and knows how to cast several spells. Despite all the failures he has suffered, he is still optimistic and convinced that someday he will make his mark on history.

Aborhim Kosnichyov

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