Ziad Zafari

Level 2 Sorcerer

Description:

Ziad Zafari, Male Human Sor3: CR 3; Medium Humanoid ; HD 3d4+3(Sorcerer) ; hp 9; Init +4; Spd 30; AC:10 (Flatfooted:10 Touch:10); Atk +0 base melee, +1 base ranged; +0 (1d4-1, Dagger); AL CN; SV Fort +2, Ref +1, Will +2; STR 8, DEX 10, CON 12, INT 14, WIS 9, CHA 17.
Skills: Bluff +8, Concentration +6, Craft (Alchemy) +6, Knowledge (Arcana) +8, Ride +1, Spellcraft +10.

Feats: Combat Casting, Improved Initiative, Simple Weapon Proficiency, Spell Penetration.
Spells Known (Sor 6/6): 0 — Disrupt Undead, Electric Jolt, Ray of Frost, Read Magic, Resistance; 1st — Benign Transposition, Magic Missile, Shocking Grasp.
Possessions:
Weapons: Dagger (4 gp).
Goods: Coin: gp (3) (3 gp); Backpack (2 gp); Waterskin (full) (1 gp); Meals (per day), good (5 sp); Coin: sp (8) (8 sp); Bedroll (1 sp); Sack (1 sp); Flint and steel (1 gp); Lantern, hooded (7 gp); Oil (pint) (5) (5 sp); Spell component pouch (5 gp); Drug: Devilweed (6 gp); Coin: pp (54) (54 pp).
Magic: Wand: Entangle (2) (Charges: 13) (390 gp); Potion: Cure Light Wounds (1) (50 gp); Scroll: Mage Armor (1) (25 gp); Scroll: Spider Climb (4) (200 gp); Scroll: Knock (4) (200 gp); Scroll: Pyrotechnics (4) (200 gp).

Bio:
Question Answer
What is your birth name? Do you have any aliases or nicknames? Ziad Zafari. No nicknames
How old are you? How old do you appear (in human years)? 30, appears to be 25
What is your species/Race? Human
What’s your gender? Male
How much do you weigh? What is your body type? 155lbs Average Build
How tall are you? Are you shorter or taller than average? If so, how does this affect you? 5’5" Shorter than average. I prefer people to underestimate me based on my size.
What is your coloration: skin color, hair color, eye color? Olive Skin, Brown hair, Brown Eyes
What is your most distinguishing feature? Almost Elven looks and an accompanying charm.
Do you have any scars? If so, where are they located? How did you get them? Yes. I have a scar on my forehead that looks like something concussed my head pretty hard. I fell off of a horse while learning how to ride it.
Do you have any tattoos? If so, where are they located? Do they have any special significance? “Raison d’être?” tattooed across the shoulder blades. It is a testament to my curiousity of the universe and existence.
Do you have any birthmarks? If so, where are they located? No
How attractive are you? Very. Human in race but with the sharp facial features of an elf, minus the ears of course.
Do you have an unusual gate or accent? If so, how/where did you acquire it?
Do you have any unusual habits or dominant personality traits that are noticeable by others? I like attention and controlling conversations.
Are you allergic to anything? If so, what?
What is your sexual orientation? How certain are you of it? Heterosexual. 100% lol
How important are sexuality and sexual experiences to you? How free are you about your sexuality? Do you feel you’re oversexed? Undersexed? Very important. I think it is a fundamental part of cultivating the energy within ourselves. I am pretty open about sexuality.
What is your clothing style and level of sophistication? My clothing usually reflects functionality and comfort over style. I typically wear a long sleeved shirt tucked into some simple corduroy pants that I roll up a few inches above my moccassin covered feet. I typically wear dark, somewhat earthy colors: blue, black, green, brown. I may not be the most well read or well traveled person but my curiousity and intellect have, over the years, caused me to carry an air of maturity and knowledge about me.
How do you normally dress when not in adventuring gear? The only difference between normal and travel dress for me would be compensation for weather. If I am going somewhere cold, I will don heavier cloth with the same style and would wear moccassin boots.
Do you wear any identifiable jewelry? If so, does it have any significance?
What would you normally wear in bed at home? Simply some light cloth breeches.
How wealthy are you? Not very. I don’t stay in one place long enough to really establish myself. I do tasks and oddjobs for people as I run low on money but I use what I have to sustain myself and my travels.
What are your attitudes regarding material wealth? I believe there are few things we take with us when we leave this plane. In my mind, I don’t feel that materials are one of them. Overall, I feel materials should be used to further your interests and learning in life but the sole focus of life should not be to acquire more things.
Are you greedy or generous? Generous
What do you own? A couple changes of clothing, a few minor scrolls and potions, a smoking pipe and the euphoric herb I fill it with. I also have a bedroll, some flint and steel, a lantern, and a dagger.
What condition do you keep your belongings in? Great condition. If something is in need of repair or replacement I will do so.
What sort of general equipment/belongings do you take when traveling? Food/water, camping supplies, and some heavier clothing depending upon the season and location. I also keep a satchel to store my belongings in.
What do you keep in your pockets? a minor cure potion, some devilweed, and a small smoking pipe.
Where do you normally put weapons, valuables, and other items when you are sleeping on the road? In an inn? I keep them in my satchel and use my satchel as a headrest/pillow (I have a spare set of clothes in there so it’s somewhat soft). When I’m in an inn, I put my satchel under my bed and towards the head of the bed or whatever convenient concealable spot I can find that
Do you have a good luck charm? If so, what is it and how did you acquire it? What makes it lucky?
What is your most treasured possession? I tend not treasure posessions. Nothing lasts forever so I prefer not to attach myself to things.
How do you function in combat? What are your usual maneuvers? Do you have any weaknesses? I cast damaging spells from a distance or with my pet dog as a delivery mechanism as well as support spells on my comrades. I stay back at a distance so I can see most of the battlefield and take appropriate action. Haha, yeah, everything.
How would you best be defeated? I am pretty frail, in group combat a little bit of focus fire would do the trick. In 1v1 combat, limiting my movement would be important so I didn’t just keep moving and casting.
What do you do in your free time? I like to meditate, read, consume drugs and alcohol, and mostly practice casting spells and combat strategy. I occasionally like to gamble.
Do you savor food as you eat it or do you wolf it down? A balance of the two depending upon how much time I have.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? The tavern. =]
What do you do for relaxation on the road? In a town? I like to meditate and engage in conversation. When I’m in a town I prefer to have drinks at the tavern while exchanging ideas and stories with other patrons.
What is your idea of a good evening’s entertainment? A good stage show with a woman on my arm and a drink in my hand.
What pastime gives you the most enjoyment? What gives you the least? I really enjoy exploring feats of sorcery. I somewhat enjoy gambling but am aware of the risks associated with it.
What is your favorite food? Are there any specific foods you find disgusting or refuse to eat? I really enjoy baked goods, specifically something I recently tried. It’s a baked bread crust with a tomato paste spread across it topped with melted cheeses. I don’t refuse to eat anything but I really dislike uncooked onions.
What is your favorite color? Green
What is your favorite weather? What is your least favorite weather? Sunshine with a very light breeze. I very much so dislike snow.
What is your favorite animal? Dog
What is your favorite bard song? I enjoy them all but prefer upbeat happy songs.
What is the one task you would absolutely refuse to do? Torture someone to death.
How do you exercise? I don’t that much but calisthenics. Pushups and maybe a little running.
Do you enjoy roughing it or do you like your creature comforts? I like a mixture of both. Not too much of either.
Do you prefer town or country life? Town life.
Do you believe in gods or not? If so, who is your patron deity? How devout are you? Yes. Garl Glittergold. A little. I prefer not to worship in an overtly ceremonious manner. I prefer to worship through my actions.
To what lengths do you go to defend your faith? I wouldn’t start a fight over it.
Have you ever been prosecuted for your faith? If so, how? No
How do you feel about government/rulers in general? Why? I feel that organization amongst our species’ is important but it is more important for no major form of material inequality to exist. Such inequalities create contempt for each other and the system that produced them.
Do you support the current government in your homeland? If so, what would you do to defend it? Yes. If we were being invaded by hostile forces I would defend my friends, family, and neighbors with my life.
What form of government do you believe is best? Why? A government ruled by the people, for the people i.e democracy. This does require an educated populace that is involved in the decision making process. It is also important for economic regulation to exist on a level that will promote commerce and a free market while at the same time taking measures to promote financial equality and contribution to production and/or research.
What are your hobbies? Imaginitive discussion with people, I love exchanging ideas. I also enjoy learning about nature and man’s place in it. It is somewhat related to my abilities as a sorcerer so traveling and exposing myself to nature is a large part of what I do.
Where did you pick up your hobbies? I’ve always been a little different from the people in my hometown so I found myself more at ease while alone. I spent most of this time taking nature hikes while in deep thought.
Look at your skills. How did you acquire them, especially the unusual ones? My ability to talk to people in a negotiating and civil manner came from diffusing other people’s anger/resentment towards me for being different, I prefer not to fight. Sorcery has always been something I have felt inside, all it took was a little push to open the door.
Is there anything you don’t currently know how to do but wish you could? I really would like to be able to cast more complex spells but I feel that it will come in time.
Are you envious about people who can do these things? In a good-natured way? No. I am confident and content with my abilities and their progression.
Do you cook your own dinner? Do you like your own cooking? Sometimes. If I have access to the ingredients and food I like, yes.
Do you get seasick or motion-sick? Not at all.
Do you have fears of any type of travel? If so, which type and how does it manifest itself? Yes, horseback riding. * laughs * I feel a little edgy on a horse and find myself preparing to jump off at any moment.
What kind of threat do you present to the public? None really. If someone was intimidated by me it would probably be due to my intelligence and ability to attract people.
Who are your parents? What are their names? Did they raise you? If not, who raised you? Ahmed and Crystal Zafari, yes they raised me.
What did your parents do for a living? They were both teachers at the school in my hometown.
Do you have any siblings? If so, how many and what are their names? Not that I know of.
What was your birth rank (i.e., firstborn etc.) Only child, firstborn.
What is your social status? Not well established in any one area but I am known in my hometown. I usually kept to myself but got along with everyone in my town. I was regarded as different because I was the only magic user in my town but it wasn’t too bad, magic users did often travel through.
Are any/all of your immediate family still alive? If so, where are they now? Both of my parents are still alive in my hometown as far as I know.
Are there any family secrets? If so, what are they? Not that I know of.
Are there any black sheep in your family? If so, who? Yes, me. I am the only magic user in my family to my knowledge.
Do you have any notorious or celebrated ancestors? If so, what were they known for? No.
Do you get along with your family? Yes.
Who are your favorite & least favorite relatives? Why? My mother and father were both only children so I don’t have any cousins and all of my grandparents are dead. My parents are my only immediate family and I get along with them great.
Where were you born? In the city off the northeastern coast of the lake in the center of the map. Not immediately on the coast but slightly more northeast, in between the desert and trees. I was going to call the town Middleton and the lake Tranquil Lake. Not sure what you think about this.
What did you want to be when you grew up? A famous scientist. Someone who discovered things about nature and our world.
Did you have any role models or heroes growing up? Not really. I idolized the traveling sorcerers and wizards who occasionally came through our town. I worked at the local tavern growing up and always listened to them when they came. They always seemed like they knew more about the world than other travelers.
Did you have a pet as a child? If so, what? What was your relationship with it? No.
Are/Were you married? If so, do you have any children? No
Who was your first love? Are you still on good terms? A local girl from my hometown. Yes, we ended up being good friends after we stopped seeing each other.
How many serious love relationships have you had? Only a couple. I travel too much to get attached to someone that is already settled down somewhere.
Are you protecting someone? If so, who? and how? No
Who do you live with when you are not adventuring? If I am taking a break I will stay at my parent’s house for a little bit.
Do you have a criminal record? If so, what for? No
When did you decide to become an adventurer? Were you forced into your class by parents or peers? Did circumstances dictate your choice of profession? I’ve always felt the desire to leave my hometown, I decided to leave when I was 27. I was always more inclined to studies than physical work. When I realized my mental and natural prowess was greater than my physical strengths I naturally started to develop them.
What was your occupation prior to adventuring? Student.
Were you formally educated? Where did you go to school? To a certain level. My parents were teachers so I always had materials to study. I went to school in my hometown up to the highest level. Everything else I have learned by reading books from other libraries and by having intellectual discussions with people I meet.
Who trained you in your class? What was your relationship with your teacher/mentor? Was your mentor kind, cruel, stern, or indifferent? Is this person/institution still in existence? I have mostly taught myself through experimentation and studying various texts I have been lucky enough to get my hands on. There is a mage tower near my hometown and, after gathering the courage and esteem, I started frequenting there to study and discuss matters.
Were you a prize student or did you barely pass?
Are you a disappointment to anyone? Not that I know of.
Who are your friends? I have a very large amount of acquaintances but very few people have known me my whole life. Only people in my hometown. I make a lot of friends on the road, none of them stick around for long though; everyone seems to be going somewhere rather than wandering.
How close are you to your friends?
Who would bail you out if you got arrested? My parents if they ever found out.
Who is your most trusted ally? I like animals and recently learned how to summon a magical pet dog. His name is Max and is my closest ally.
Who is your worst enemy? How did they come to be your enemy? I don’t really have any enemies.
Who is your best friend? Don’t have one.
For whom would you go to extremes? My family and my dog.
What valuable or important contacts do you have? How did you make them? I know a few magic users in the local mage tower near my hometown but that’s about it. They are older, light hearted mages that were impressed by my stubbornness and curiosity as a young discoverer of magic.
Among your current adventuring party, with whom do you feel closest? Who do you not feel close to? Why? I feel closest to Viceak and least close to our three latest additions simply because I do not know them that well. I feel close to Viceak because he seems to think the most rationally out of the group.
Given that you have the choice to leave this party at any time, why do you not? I prefer to travel in groups because I feel more safe and this group has stuck together the longest. They seem aligned with my desire to travel, for whatever reasons.
What do you think you will get out of the experience of adventuring with your current party? I will learn more about people and the land. I also am learning more about combat, strategy, and the ways a fighting party can work together.
What are your short-term goals? Live and learn.
What are your long-term goals? I would like to discover something about magic and nature that is not known or known by very few.
Where do you call home? Middleton
Where do you feel safe? Around other “peaceful” races. I would feel slightly out of place camping with a party of orcs.
What sort of place spooks you? I prefer to stay away from enemy encampments. I am not the sneakiest of people.
Are there any places you refuse to go? If so, where? Not particularly.
What makes you cry? Seeing people I care about being tortured or killed.
What makes you laugh? Jokes. Lighthearted humor that doesn’t go too far. Irony.
What’s your favorite curse word? Fuck or it’s equivalent in this world.
What sound do you hate? Shrieks and shrill cries.
What sound do you like? Sounds of nature or music.
When you die and meet your patron deity, what would you like to hear them say? Welcome back.
What is your secret dream? To be famous and powerful.
What is your worst fear? Losing my magical abilities.
What nightmares do you have? None.
When you wake up screaming in the middle of the night, what do you see? I don’t.
Do you have any great rational or irrational fears or phobias? How do you react when they manifest themselves? No
How do you feel about magic, myth, and the supernatural? It is the most intriguing thing to think about. I spend a lot of time contemplating the possibilities.
Do you have a black & white view of reality or do you see shades of gray? Many, many, many shades of gray.
How do you feel about other races? Eh, it takes all kinds to make the world spin.
Is there any race, creed, alignment, religion, class, profession, political viewpoint, etc. against which you are strongly prejudiced? If so, why? Anything that does not promote equality and fairness amongst people and creatures. We should all be intelligent enough to live together fairly and peacefully for the benefit of all.
How do you generally treat others? I treat them well.
How do you think others generally perceive you? As a lighthearted, humorous, trustworthy person.
Are you humble or blusteringly proud? A little of both, just depends on my state of mind. I’m aware that we are all products of nature and should not consider ourselves special but I am quite happy with who I am and what I am capable of.
Are you introverted or extroverted? Introverted with my ideas but I communicate like an extrovert.
Are you deliberate or spontaneous? Both depending upon the situation and how I react.
Are you a leader or a follower? Both. I always put my input in and will call out someone if I think their idea is not rational. If we need to make a decision I am not afraid to voice my idea.
Name 5 things you hate in others. Greed, selfishness, dishonesty, violence, and pride.
What is your normal daily routine? Wake up, clean myself, have breakfast. The rest of the day is pretty typical but I do make time to read something or meditate everyday. I also drink and or take euphoria inducing substances daily.
How do you feel when this routine is interrupted? It doesn’t bother me. Although I do try to avoid jail.
What are your most annoying habits? Chewing my finger nails.
Is there anything that embarrasses you? How do you react to being teased about it? My physical weaknesses. I usually pull out my smoking pipe and light it with my fingertip.
What would you do if you were badly insulted publicly? I would laugh about it and shrug it off. If it persisted I would most likely walk away. If I was drunk I might insult back.
What would you do if something important were stolen from you? Depending upon whether or not I could replace it I would try to track the thief down. I tend to not put myself into positions that would allow that to happen.
What do you consider to be the worst crime someone could commit and why? Murder. I feel that nobody has the authority to end someone else’s life. Even in self defense it is a bad occurrence.
What would you do if a good friend or close relative were killed by means other than natural death? I would mourn and move past it. Vengeance is a waste of time and energy.
For what would you die? Defense of myself or someone I cared about.
What would you like to be remembered for after you die? My dedication to magic and the further understanding of it.
When do you consider it OK to kill? Survival or self defense. It does not bother me to kill evil races although I would prefer not to kill anything.
When do you consider it wrong to kill? Anything other than the above statement.
What would your reaction be to someone killing for the wrong reason? I would question them and their judgement and consider them of a lower intelligence.
What if the victim were your enemy? I would still question their judgement.
What if the killer were your friend? I would try to understand why they did it. I understand people make mistakes I just prefer them to understand that it is a mistake.
What if the killer were not in control of their actions? I would understand that it was not them that did it.

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