Harriet Donrey

Note: This NPC was originally written as part of The Kriegan location, found here.

Harriet Donrey
Female half-elf clr 5/sor 6/mystic theurge 5: CR 15:
Medium humanoid (elf, human); Hit Dice 5d8+11d4; 42 hp; Init +1; Spd 30 ft. (6 squares); AC 15 (+1 Dex, +3 armor, +2 deflection); 13 touch, 14 flat-footed; BAB/Grapple +8/+7; Atk +8 melee (1d4/19-20 plus poison, dagger of venom) or +7 melee (by spell) or +8 ranged (by spell); Full atk +8 melee (1d4/19-20 plus poison, dagger of venom) and +2 melee (1d4/19-20 plus poison, dagger of venom) or +7 melee (by spell) or +8 ranged (by spell); SA spells, turn undead; SQ +2 racial bonus on saves vs. enchantment spells and magical effects, immunity to sleep spells and magical effects, low-light vision, summon familiar; AL LE; SV Fort +10, Reflex +7, Will +18; Abilities Str 8, Dex 12, Con 10, Int 15, Wis 18, Cha 18.
Skills and Feats: Bluff +10 (6 sorcerer, +4 Cha), Concentration +12 (2 sorcerer, 10 cleric), Decipher Script +9 (7 theurge, +2 Int), Diplomacy +6 (+4 Cha, +2 racial), Gather Information +6 (+4 Cha, +2 racial), Heal +11 (7 cleric, +4 Wis), Knowledge (arcane) +12 (10 sorcerer, +2 Int), Knowledge (religion) +12 (10 cleric, +2 Int), Knowledge (the planes) +7 (5 graduate, +2 Int), Listen +7 (+4 Wis, +1 racial, +2 feat), Search +3 (+2 Int, +1 racial), Sense Motive +10 (6 theurge, +4 Wis), Spellcraft +20 (6 sorcerer, 5 cleric, 7 theurge, +2 Int), Spot +7 (+4 Wis, +1 racial, +2 feat); Alertness, Brew Potion, Extra Turning, Greater Spell Focus (necromancy), Improved Turning, Scribe Scroll, Spell Focus (necromancy).
Death Domain: Once per day, Harriet Donrey can make a death touch attack against a living creature. If her touch attack is successful, she rolls 5d6. If the total result is equal to or higher than the target’s current hit points, it dies (no save).
Evil Domain: Harriet Donrey casts spells with the [Evil] descriptor as an 11th level caster.
Graduate: Harriet Donrey is a graduate of The Kriegan. She gains the Greater Spell Focus (necromancy) feat and 5 skill ranks to place in Knowledge skills. Her undead servant is a mummy.
Rebuke Undead: Harriet Donrey rebukes and commands undead as a cleric of 6th level.
Skills: Half-elves have a +1 racial bonus on Listen, Search and Spot checks and a +2 racial bonus on Diplomacy and Gather Information checks. This is reflected in the above stat block.
Typical Cleric Spells Prepared (6/5+1/5+1/4+1/4+1/2+1; Save DC 14 + spell level, or 16 + spell level for spells from the school of necromancy): 0th—cure minor wounds, detect magic (x2), inflict minor wounds, read magic (x2); 1st—cause fear*, command (x2), comprehend languages, deathwatch, divine favor; 2nd—death knell*, desecrate, eagle’s splendor, hold person, lesser restoration, owl’s Wisdom; 3rd—animate dead (x2), bestow curse, cure serious wounds, dispel magic, magic circle against good*; 4th—inflict critical wounds, poison (x2), tongues, unholy blight*; 5th—raise dead, slay living*, unhallow.
*domain spell
Sorcerer Spells Known (6/7/7/7/6/3; save DC 14 + spell level, or 16 + spell level for spells from the school of necromancy)
0-arcane mark, dancing lights, detect magic, disrupt undead, light, mage hand, message, prestidigitation, read magic, touch of fatigue; 1st-cause fear, charm person, magic missile, ray of emfeeblement, shield; 2nd-command undead, ghoul touch, invisibility, scorching ray; 3rd-dispel magic, fireball, gentle repose, vampiric touch; 4th-animate dead, enervation; 5th-magic jar.
Common, Elven, Draconic
Bracers of armor +3, cloak of resistance +3, dagger of venom, headband of Intellect +2, holy symbol (silver brooch), periapt of Wisdom +2, ring of protection +2, scholar’s outfit, scroll of animate dead, scroll of desecrate (x2), scroll of disguise self, scroll of fox’s cunning (x2), scroll of haste, scroll of owl’s Wisdom (x2), scroll of speak with dead, scroll of true strike, spell component pouch, vest of Charisma +2, wand of cure light wounds, wand of magic missile (CL 3rd).

Harriet Donrey is a likable enough person, so long as she is given no reason to dislike someone. She’s polite and genuinely interested in spreading her knowledge around both in the hope that she’ll learn something in return and for the sake of knowledge itself. If someone didn’t know her, they might never guess that she has the cold heart of a sociopath beating in her chest.

Harriet Donrey seems like a fine person and is a good teacher, but looks can be deceptive. If she thinks there’s enough of a reward for her, she has little problem putting a knife in the back of anyone who considers her a friend. She’s not horribly interested in money, except as a means with which to acquire books and scrolls. Her real passion is knowledge, and she’s happy enough to do whatever is required to get more of it.

Teaching Style:
Harriet Donrey is generally well-liked by her students. She’s a capable professor and is competent and qualified to teach both arcane and divine studies. She encourages her students to think, usually giving a single clue and allowing the students to deduce answers on their own, rather than giving answers to them. Her classes do feature dissections of living beings more often than most others, but she doesn’t allow any of her more sadistic students to enjoy themselves, stating that any elation brought on by causing pain or death or compassion for the suffering of the subject only serves to distract one from the task at hand, which is learning. If any of her students think it strange that she can cut open a living, feeling person with a carefree smile, they seem to know better than to mention it.