Emperor Aurelon IV

Anointed Champion of Agon, Commander of the Legions of Auresh, Glorious Spokesman of the Gods and Ancestors

Male human ari 8: CR 7; Hit Dice 8d8; 36 hp; Spd 30 ft. (6 squares); Init +1; AC 35, 16 touch, 34 flat-footed; BAB/Grapple +6/+6; Atk +10 melee (1d8+4/17-20, Divine Will of Agon) or +6 melee (1d4, unarmed strike); Full atk +10/+10/+5 melee (1d8+4/17-20, Divine Will of Agon) or +6/+1 melee (1d4, unarmed strike); AL LN; SV Fort +7, Ref +8, Will +12; Abilities Str 10, Dex 13, Con 10, Int 15, Wis 13, Cha 18.

Skills and Feats: Bluff +20, Diplomacy +26, Intimidate +22, Knowledge (nobility and royalty) +13, Knowledge (history) +13, Knowledge (religion) +7, Knowledge (nature) +7, Sense Motive +14, Speak Language (Common, Elven, Dwarven, Gnome); Combat Expertise, Improved Unarmed Strike, Negotiator, Persuasive.

Possessions: As the ruler of one of Tolrea’s largest empires, Aurelon has almost any goods or equipment he requires at his disposal. However, the follow pieces of equipment are always in his possession.

Bracers of armor +8, cloak of resistance +5, Regalia of the Imperium.

Regalia of the Imperium

The following items are priceless heirlooms of the Aureshan Empire. They are badges of the office of Emperor, possessing enormous cultural and religious significance to the people of the empire.

Ancestral Pectoral: This heavy plate of jeweled chest-protector made of solid platinum functions as an amulet of natural armor +5, periapt of health, periapt of proof against poison and periapt of wound closure. It occupies the necklace slot.

Celestial Signet: Cast from pure mithral, this thick ring is set with the seal of the Empire. In addition to its use as part of the ritual by which the Emperor signifies his approval of new laws, it functions as a ring of mind shielding and ring of protection +5, occupying one of two ring slots.

Diadem of Terel: The gold-inlaid band of adamantine that served as the crown of Terel the Conqueror, a warlord who forged a vast and enduring empire out of the lands of his conquered enemies, functions as a circlet of charisma and helm of telepathy. It is worn upon the Emperor’s head.

Divine Will of Agon: This wickedly sharp blade is forged of steel with an ivory hilt and diamond pommel. It symbolizes the Emperor’s role as the defender of the gods’ temples and their viceroy in the mortal world. It is a +4 axiomatic keen speed longsword.

Shield of Oceus:This +4 blinding heavy fortification mithral heavy shield is embossed around its outer edge with scenes of cities besieged and armies in defeat. The boss is gilded and fashioned to look like the sun, and twined about with contrasting scenes of urban revelry and prosperous farmlands. It serves as a reminder of the Emperor’s power as the commander of the Legions and the guarantor of the Empire’s safety.

Physical Appearance: Aurelon is a young man, only in his early twenties, but already he radiates an air of command. The Emperor is almost always garbed in the ceremonial regalia of his office when he meets with anyone who is not a member of his immediate family. As such, his tall, lean frame is wrapped about with glittering weapons and jewels over white robes of the finest silks and satins.

Starting Attitude: Indifferent.

Modifiers: PCs are members of a branch of imperial service controlled by the Emperor (+4), PCs are clergy of the Church of Agon (+2), PCs are members of a druidic order (-2), PCs are members of a branch of imperial service controlled by the Imperial Senate (-4), PCs are members of a branch of service controlled by the Aureshan Collegia (-4).

If Hostile: Orders the PCs imprisoned or exiled from the Empire.

If Unfriendly: Has the PCs evicted from the Imperial Palace.

If Indifferent: Expects the PCs to adhere strictly to court protocol. Listens to what is said, but draws his own conclusions and determines his course of action based on his own opinions and those of his existing advisors. Grants rewards to recognize verified claims to heroic conduct.

If Friendly: Listens to what the PCs have to say and forgives minor lapses in court protocol. Considers PC ideas about the meaning of information presented, but does not rely upon them for advice as to course of action. Grants rewards for useful information or meritorious conduct.

If Helpful: Puts aside substantial portions of court protocol to question the PCs closely upon the nature and extent of information they possess. Considers advice of PCs when determining policy in dealing with issues and provides generous rewards for major accomplishments on their part.

Personality: Stern, traditionalist, and authoritative, Aurelon values the rule of law, and as the head of state for one of the world’s largest and most powerful nations, he shows little toleration for disobedience or trivial dissent. Faced with constructive criticism from individuals or groups with the credentials to demonstrate authoritative knowledge of a topic, he is at his best, assimilating expert views to inform decisive policy decisions. At his worst, his autocratic tendencies lead him into gridlock against his opponents in the Aureshan Senate and Collegia.

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