Margone, Lady of the Court of Stars

A Half-Fiend of Terrible Ambition

Description:
CR 16
hp 51 (13 HD), DR 10/silver
Female half-fiend human sorcerer 10/fiend of corruption 3
LE Medium outsider (evil)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Listen +0, Spot +0
Languages Common, Abyssal, Auran, Celestial, Draconic, Ignan, Infernal, Undercommon
AC 22; touch 18, flat-footed 17
Immune poison
Resist acid 10, cold 10, fire 10, electricity 10; SR 23
Fort +7, Ref +11, Will +10
Speed 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 30 ft. (average)
Melee dagger of venom +10 (1d4+3 & poison) or
Melee claw (1d4), bite (1d6)
Base Atk +7, Grp +9
Atk Options smite good 1/day (+13 damage)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 13th):
3/day – darkness, poison, unholy aura
1/day – blasphemy, contagion, desecrate, unhallow, unholy blight
Sorcerer Spells Known (CL 13th, DC 17+level, +4 for enchantments):
5th (4/day) – dominate person
4th (6/day) – charm monster, crushing despair
3rd (8/day) – clairaudience/clairvoyance, rage, suggestion
2nd (8/day) – detect thoughts, false life, ghoul touch, touch of idiocy
1st (8/day) – charm person, comprehend languages, mage armor, protection from alignment, shield
0 (6/day) – arcane mark, detect magic, ghost sound, mending, message, prestidigitation, ray of frost, read magic, touch of fatigue

Abilities Str 14, Dex 21, Con 12, Int 22, Wis 11, Cha 21(25)
SA summon familiar (tiny viper), alternate form, fiend’s favor, suggestion, mind shielding, mark of justice
Feats Cosmopolitan (Intimidate), Cosmopolitan (Disguise), Cosmopolitan (Sense Motive), Leadership, Spell Focus (Enchantment), Greater Spell Focus (Enchantment)
Skills Bluff +29, Concentration +14, Diplomacy +23, Disguise +26 (+28 to act in character), Intimidate +31, Knowledge (arcana) +19), Knowledge (religion) +12, Profession (socialite) +7, Profession (torturer) +6, Profession (courtesan) +13, Sense Motive +18
Possessions dagger of venom, robe of retaliation, veil of allure, circlet of persuasion, ring of x-ray vision, ring of protection +3, cloak of charisma +4, amulet of natural armor +3

Alternate Form (Su) Margone has the ability to assume any humanoid form of Small to Large size as a standard action. This ability is similar to the polymorph self spell but allows only humanoid forms. While using this ability, Margone gains a +10 circumstance bonus on Disguise checks.

Fiend’s Favor (Su) Once per day, Margone can grant a touched creature a +3 bonus to one of the creature’s ability scores. This bonus stacks with any other bonus the creature may already have, and lasts for one day. When the effect expires, the creature takes a -3 penalty to the same ability score for the next day. Another application of fiend’s favor not only negates the penalty, but also restores the full bonus.

Suggestion (Sp) Margone has the ability to use suggestion three times per day (DC 22, CL 3rd). If the target of this ability is currently under the influence of a charm person cast by Margone, she takes a -2 penalty on her saving throw.

Mind Shielding (Su) Margone has complete immunity to detect thoughts, discern lies, and any attempt to magically discern her alignment.

Mark of Justice (Sp) Margone can use mark of justice once per day, though the ability might better be termed “mark of iniquity” when used in this manner.

Bio:

APPEARANCE
Lady Margone is a seemingly ageless creature of exquisite beauty, with hair like a raven’s wing and deep maroon eyes. Large bat-like wings and stubby horns on her forehead are the most visible signs of her diabolical lineage; however, her glamorous nails are steely claws, and she never shows her teeth when she smiles, lest polite company gasp at their sharpness.

She always dresses in the latest fashions, preferring those which flatter her shape and demonstrate her exquisite taste. She usually has a fan in one hand, even in Sigil’s coldest months.

BACKGROUND
Lady Margone married Lord Cerellis, a good-natured but absent-minded half-celestial, to further her own ambitions, then bore Haden to secure her legacy. She is rarely seen in his home, preferring to wander all over Sigil and the Great Wheel in search of the most elaborate parties and the most prestigious company. She is never seen without a female bodyguard; the latest one is called Splinter.

Margone vanished from the Cage after the death of her husband. She was involved with Betzalel’s theft of the Tear of the Night from the elan enclave, and was believed to be hiding out in her summer house on the Elemental Plane of Air. Not finding her there, our heroes now plan to seek her on the doomed world of Thazia.

PERSONALITY
Margone affects the manner of a Lady, but both her human father (Rudrik, a knight of the post) and erinyes mother (Sauraphine, a minion of one of Dispater’s vassals) came from common stock, and she was born out of wedlock. She has made countless sacrifices to reinvent herself, and despises any reminders of who she used to be. Anyone who dares to speak ill of her pays in the end; she is well-acquainted, but has no friends.

She considers Haden a disappointment, but not without his uses. She believes that her son would be more useful if he would embrace one side of his nature – preferably the diabolical. She never misses a chance to remind Haden of his worthlessness.

Needless to say, Margone has many rivals and enemies, including Annali.

SOURCE
Lady Margone was created by Jennifer.

Margone, Lady of the Court of Stars

Cold Blood DarthKrzysztof