The Fox's Fist
Vedise de Gelicysgod
Professional assassin and torturer
Size/Type: Medium humanoid (human) Rog3/PsW4
Hit Dice: 3d6+4d8 (38 hp)
Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares)
Armor Class: 19 (+3 Dex, +5 armor, +1 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 16
Base Attk/Gr: 7
Attack: (primary) mw Rapier 2/18-20×2)
Full Attack: mw Rapier 2/18-20×2)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attks: Sneak attack 2d6)
Special Quals: Evasion, Trapfinding, Psionics, Trap sense +1
Saves: Fort +5, Ref +7, Will +6
Abilities: Str 14, Dex 17, Con 11, Int 18, Wis 14, Cha 11
Skills: Autohypnosis +4, Bluff +6, Concentration +7, Craft (Alchemy) +13, Disable Device +7, Gather Information +5, Hide +8, Intimidate +8, Knowledge (Local) +6, Knowledge (Psionics) +6, Listen +8, Move Silently +9, Open Lock +10, Profession (Torturer) +10, Search +5, Sense Motive +7, Sleight of Hand +6, Spot +8, Tumble +8, Use Magical Device +5, Use Rope +8
Feats: Combat Expertise, Improved Feint, Inquisitor, Psionic Weapon, Psycrystal Affinity (Resolved), Weapon Finesse,
Alignment: Lawful evil
Psionic Powers (9 power points): 1 – Chameleon, Elfsight, Prevenom Weapon; 2 – Dissolving Weapon
Vedise de Gelicysgod, of Armendor
Specialization: Information extraction, intimidation/control, assassination
Vedise de Gelicysgod is not a nice woman. She is a sadistic ice-queen who enjoys torturing people. Oh sure, she enjoys the challenge of pulling off a good assassination (“It’s like a puzzlebox, really. And like a good puzzlebox, when you’re done, there should be no sign of just how you got to the centre and back out.”), and has also been known to break some kneecaps on occasion, but that is really just to pay the bills. Her real passion is torturing information out of people ("Navigating the truths and lies that people say when you hurt them, and hurting them so they WILL say them, now that is a true puzzle. Plus, their screams are positively thrilling – that, and knowing you have such power over a person.").
In her spare time she likes to explore the arts of the apothecary, and has learned how to create quite a range of potions, poisons, salves, and drugs. She supplies small quantities of several drugs to local clients for both personal use and resale. Her workshop space is “rented” from a gnomish herbalist named Garkin Nammottin Carawocket who is a long-time Sannish addict (BoVD43), and a Devilweed user. He lets her use the space and acts as her source for raw materials and supplies (at a very good price) in return for regular fixes of the drug and protection (and Vedise makes sure that Garkin is in need of regular “protection”, although not all of it is her manufacture…). Garkin’s small establishment (Nanfoodle’s Oodles and Greens), located in Tenition, also serves as a front for Vedise to sell concoctions (of which he takes a small percentage). Vedise’s other “work space” and tools are provided by the Fox’s Fist whenever they are called for. She has acquired a reputation as a hard woman, rather dangerous and stubbornly independent but highly useful.
Her recent accomplishments include the breaking of a trading company’s ledgerman [particularly swiftly and thouroughly – and it was whispered that she played with him for days after, until she finally killed him] and the subsequent assassination of a merchant-lordling’s son on the lad’s 17th birthday as an encouragement to not buck his place in the system [it is rumored that the merchant found the boy in a particularly disturbing way or manner]. Vedise has a fondness for fine clothing and good wine, and pursues what she calls “fine culture” – mainly elven literature and the circles it generates.