BiographyEditA native denizen of Gaul, Veris was born into a life of opulence and luxury in a Frankish kingdom under Roman control. The only daughter of an advisor to the local king and his Elvish wife, she was put on the fast track to military strategy when her parents noticed both her unusual prowess in the Persian game of Chatrang and her penchant for visciously and ruthlessly exacting vengeance upon the local noble boys who tried to bully and torment her. However, resenting the oppressive thumb of the king, who found the notion of woman strategists repugnant (and who was sorely peeved at losing to her in a public exhibition match of Chatrang), she stole a Clydesdale named Amythest from the royal stables and fled to Sicily.
Hearing that the local Saturnal was set to be held shortly after her arrival, she took lodgings in the small town of Constantium, where she encountered a small party of like-minded individuals: Orlando Furioso, Padrig O'Skullcrusher, Malachi, and Grumpsh Hearteater. However, before the group of them could set out, they were accosted by Pluto, God of the Underword and principal deity of the Cult of Death. She and the others were killed and brought back as undead thralls of Pluto, forced to do his bidding to regain life. (For more on this, see: Praeludia et Nocturnes).
Upon regaining her life, Veris reunited with her mentor, Claudius, who had travelled to Rome on business. Training with him during the night, she tried to make a living during the day over the course of the next six months with various odd jobs, but was generally fired quickly due to her propensity to accidentally blow up inventory. Wherever Claudius went on business, Veris was apt to follow, taking employment in the vicinity, and the two often were accommodated by the elite of Rome, though they had been forced to share lodgings in smaller inns when frequenting the countryside around the Roman metropolis.
Veris is a half-elf training to be a warmage, being of some 25 years, with a slight and slender build of 5' 5" and 110 lbs. She is blonde-haired and blue-eyed, and has a pet kitten named Decius. She is evilly aligned, but tends to work her nefarious acts within the confines of the law. A vocal adherant of the Cult of War, centered on Mars, she also privately worships Venus and frequently fellowships with the Cult of Love. She is also frequently considered to be a reincarnation of one of the five Goodly Ghouls of Romish folk legend, though the veracity of that is often debated.
STR: 8; CON: 12; DEX: 14; INT: 17; WIS: 13; CHA: 17.
AC: 19; FORT: 13; REF: 15; WILL: 17; HP: 44.
Trained in Diplomacy, History, Arcana, and Intimidate.