Welcome to another week of the Character Codex, where I'm drawing my way through all 77 race/class combinations in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Core Rulebook, giving each one a Chronicle twist.
Now, onto this week's characters!
First up is the Elf Paladin. Sticking with the traditional Japanese theme that I've been working with, I felt that elven paladins would very much mirror the samurai of feudal Japan. They adhere to a strict warrior code of honor all in the service of their lord, in the case of these paladins, the goddess Belagaea. Belagaea's paladins protect the wild like her druids and rangers do. But, they also are tasked to aid the temples and keep the peace of nature.
This particular paladin is a Celasyn. Her tight hair bun and composure are signs of a more civilized upbringing. Sasyn paladins are rare, but not unheard of. They tend to be a bit more rough around the edges and are seen as a bit of an oddity.
I wanted the paladin to reflect the elf cleric's robes of green and yellow while at the same time being able to wade into battle. Her samurai-styled armor is made of magically hardened wood called Ironwood. I went with a basic katana for her sword, but I would change that up to an elven longsword for some flavor if I were to redo it.
Second, we have the Elf Ranger. This is Jade, a Celasyn ranger who spends most of his time in the deep woods hunting lizardfolk. His green hair is a trademark of his family, House Comet. House Comet is known for producing only the most elite of rangers. Somewhere in House Comet's past a minor curse was placed on them that they would always stick out by having unusual hair color. No one in house Comet has a "traditional" elven hair color.
Jade's bow is a powerful magical weapon with an elven name that translates roughly to "Mother's Tears." It is recognized by the blindfolded, winged, elf whose neck the bowstring ties around.
Jade's protege is Lex, the Elf Rogue below. His serious demeanor is often a counterpoint to her lively ways. Both of these characters were to be part of the cast of the original Chronicle comic book series.
Finally, we come to the Elf Rogue. This Lex, a Sasyn elf girl who partners with Jade the Elf Ranger. Lex is a counterbalance to Jade with her free spirit and feisty attitude. She prefers the rogue skill set to the ranger skill set, though she has become quite good with a bow. She would rather be the stealthy scout than the noble hunter.
Her signature two-tone wild hair possibly comes from her human maternal grandfather (technically making her 3/4 elf) who may have had a bit of sorcery in his blood. She wears the same leather wrapping "breeches" as the previously seen elf barbarian and druid.
Lex made one appearance in issue #0 of the original Chronicle comic book, however she was to be a main character of the series. I hope to some day revisit her and Jade.