Danzig Nyttafjell (3.5e NPC)

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Danzig Nyttafjell

CR 7

Male Ascendant Tiefling battlemage 4/warblade 2
CG Medium humanoid (tiefling)
Init/Senses +3/darkvision; Listen +4, Spot +11
Languages Common, Abyssal, Celestial, Dwarven, Draconic, Elven, Military Signs, Undercommon
AC 36, touch 13, flat-footed 33
(+3 Dex, +12 armor, +11 magical)
hp 72 (6 HD)
Fort/Ref/Will +14/+14/+19
Speed 30 ft. (6 squares)
Melee Ultharian Starblade +16 (1d10+16/19–20) or
Melee holy returning silvered serrated dagger +5 +19 (1d4+15/19–20)
Ranged holy flaming collision undead bane sling +4 +12 (1d6+18/x2) or
Ranged holy repeating hand crossbow +1 +9 (1d4+1/19–20)
Base Atk/Grp +5/+11
Spells Prepared (CL 4th):
2nd—bear's endurance, bull's strength, rainbow beam, sun bolt
1st—burning hands, fist of stone, mage armor, magic missile, shocking grasp
0—Danzig's magic dart (4)
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 6th):
1/day—daylight
Abilities Str 23, Dex 17, Con 21, Int 25, Wis 20, Cha 12
SQ Armored Mage (Light), Battle Clarity, Battlemage Edge +7, Eclectic Learning (Mage Armor), Linked Spells, Rage 4/day, Uncanny Dodge, Weapon Aptitude
Feats Combat Casting, Endurance, Enhanced Linkage, Eschew Materials, Undead Banemagic, Power Attack, Cleave, Diehard, Extreme Conditioning, Battle Veteran (+15 HP), Weapon Focus (Heavy Blades), Weapon Specialization (Heavy Blades)
Skills Concentration +16, Forbidden Lore +10, Intimidate +6, Knowledge (Arcana) +12, Knowledge (History) +12, Knowledge (Religion) +13, Knowledge (War) +9, Listen +4, Profession (Military) +3, Search +9, Sense Motive +6, Spellcraft +10, Spot +11, Use Magic Device +4
Possessions Cold immunity heavy fortification articulated mithril full plate +5, Full helm (+5 will, +5 spot), Plate boots (+5 dodge, +5 reflex saves), Ultharian Starblade (legacy +1 sacred masterpiece silvered starsteel katana) w/ greater fire assault crystal, Cloak of resistance +5 (20% displacement), +5 holy returning silvered serrated dagger, +4 holy flaming collision undead bane sling, +1 holy repeating hand crossbow, quiver of Ehlonna, Potion-belt of str +6, ring of sustenance (teleport 3/day), ring of natural armor +5, amulet of health +6, Heward's handy haversack, belt-pouch (containing 100 sling bullets, 21 cigars, and 49 tindertwigs), 911 gp, 556 sp, 685 cp
Spellbook spells prepared plus
0—amanuensis, arcane mark, Danzig's magic dart, electric jolt, enchanting flavor, finger of fire, footpad's grace, glittering razors, heat water, hygiene, keep dry, keep fresh, launch bolt, launch item, light, long flame, mage hand, mending, message, minor ward, open/close, preserve ectoplasm, prestidigitation, quick boost, ray of frost, repair minor damage, resize, resistance, sample, sonic snap, stick, tongue of angels, transcribe, yell
1st—Alarius’ crystal spike, alarm, burning hands, concussive barrier, corrosive burst, corrosive stream, electric stream, endure elements, enlarge person, erase, expeditious retreat, feather fall, fist of stone, flaming stream, gelid stream, hold portal, jump, light of Lunia, mage armor, magic missile, magic weapon, protection from evil, shield, shocking grasp, subsonic stream
2nd—Alarius’ crystalline blast, Alarius’ lacerating crystals, bear’s endurance, body of the sun, bull’s strength, cat’s grace, eagle’s splendor, flaming sphere, fox’s cunning, gust of wind, hungry shadow, improved magic missile, light of Mercuria, owl’s wisdom, protection from arrows, rainbow beam, resist energy, scorching ray, search light, shatter, spider climb, sun bolt

Warblade Maneuvers and Stances Known (IL 4th):
Stances—one against many (1st)
Strikes—sapphire nightmare blade† (1st), vanguard feint† (1st)
Counters—moment of perfect mind (1st), action before thought† (2nd)
Disciplines: Army of One, Diamond Mind
† Readied maneuver
Patron Deity House of the Triad


Danzig Nyttafjell is the son of the barbarian Petrus Nyttafjell, and the bard Elyssila Nijhoeven. When Elyssila was 1 month pregnant (and unaware), Petrus left suddenly in the night to face Edifon, a fight which he ultimately lost.

Six months later, there was an attack on the Academy of Magic, during which Edifon shot Elyssila through the torso with her own crossbow, mortally wounding her, and wounding Danzig in utero. As she lay there dying, she went into premature labor, and Danzig was born a whole two months early. Knowing the boy would not live without proper aid, Abermose brought the baby to a laboratory chamber within the Academy, where the boy was artificially gestated in a tank to an age of about two years in an extended magical ritual. Unfortunately, Danzig was also born a tiefling, due to his mother's dormant fiendish blood. This manifests as a rather unpleasant garlic smell, and unpleasant odors tend to linger on him. In addition, animals tend to shy away from Danzig, especially horses. However, sugar cubes alleviate his problem with horses.

Danzig trained as a battlemage in the Academy, specializing in Evocation, Abjuration, and Transmutation. As a rule, he detests necromancy and anything connected with it, especially undead. During his time in the Academy, he had the opportunity to teach himself the theory of the Sublime Way, a rather esoteric fighting style. He now practices kata with his sword, hoping to perfect this new martial style.

When Danzig left the Academy, he brought his mother's katana, a jade ring given to him by his uncle, and his spellbooks.

He also was a worshipper of Nodens, in his aspect as Hunter. However, he has lately questioned his devotion to Nodens, as a new deity has entered his worship; Ilmater, the Crying God (and by extension, Torm and Tyr as well). His new adventuring companions, with the exception of the kobold witch doctor Gricker, all happen to be Ilmatians themselves. In fact, it was on order from Abermose that Danzig seek out the paladin Ragnar Turnheaval and take up in Abolin as a field assignment. During this time, Danzig met the love of his life, the young priestess Aneka Pike. Currently they are in an ongoing courtship. Danzig hopes someday to redeem the fiendish taint in his blood, and indeed, his actions are well on the way to achieving it.

Given time, Danzig hopes to lead his companions back to the Haunted City, and break the temporal curse upon it. Danzig is gifted with an admittedly laconic wit, and an almost total lack of fear. He has been known to trade verbal barbs as he does battle, which usually ends with his enemy losing their cool. Danzig also is a lover of cigars, and will often light one with a tindertwig when either discussing battle plans, sizing up a potential battleground, or relaxing with a large mug of ale in a tavern or in camp.


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