Finally got my character completed!
Please let me know if there is anything I need to change or edit, especially in the way of history (though I think I kept true to the RP's background for the most part.) You may need to review the price of my magical weapons, because I wasn't entirely sure how to work the table on the Pathfinder SRD.
For the bow I got (400g base plus str increase + 300g masterwork price + 2,000g for (+1) + 8,000g to make it Holy = 10,700g)
For the Curve Blade I got (80g base price + 300g masterwork price + 2,000g for (+1) + 2,000g to make it Keen = 4,380g)
If I overlooked something, please let me know so I can make any necessary corrections. Also, I am using the Action Points box to keep track of my Ki Pool, so don't let that confuse you.
Kitai Ingenui Aldrick
-Half-Elf Zen ArcherDescription
Kitai has a lean body with the tight muscular build of a large hunting cat, which only makes her canted emerald eyes more piercing. The platinum white hair upon her head is cut in a way that most closely resembles that of a horse the way the sides of her head is shaved clean but the abundant length from the top of her head down to her neck drapes down to make it less noticeable. This style also helps to accent her slightly pointed ears that expresses the Elven blood flowing through her veins. Her stance and stride both reflect her strong sense of self assurance while at the same time suggesting a persistent contemplative state of mind.History
Kitai was one of the thousands who had become orphaned at very young age by the demonic blight that stalked the land. She was much too young to remember what had happened to her family, but it was through pure chance that the infant half-elf had made it to The Monastery of Saint Aldrick. From what she had gathered through the years of living side-by-side with the very monks who took her in, she was found amongst a bed of blankets in the saddlebag of a riderless horse when she was no more than a few months old. The blood that was heavily spattered across the mount had not yet dried when the night watch had spotted it in the dusk. Naturally, the benevolent monks took her in until somebody came to claim her; though it had come as no surprise when nobody did so as the weeks passed. Jewel had always had its trouble with the profane creatures, but times were so bad back then that even the land surrounding hallowed ground was not entirely devoid of the occasional hunting party of Abyssal horrors. It had been years before Lord Kalvert had begun his rally to cleanse the land of the abominations and most were content with simply protecting their own fortifications.
With nobody else to raise her, the society of monks filled the vital role in her life as parental and spiritual guides. There had been nothing upon the mount that suggested the child’s identity, so the temple bestowed her with the name and title Kitai Ingenui Aldrick, the forename was her own, but her surnames roughly translated to: ‘born free within the house of Aldrick’. Kitai lived as a temple oblate until she was old enough to enroll as a candidate. From there, she devoted her life to meditation as a means of seeking enlightenment through clarity of mind. As followers of the Goddess of Patience, the core of their lessons were based upon mastering their thoughts to refine their focus and expand their reasoning. From day one candidates practiced their kata meticulously, motions performed in such slow rhythm that it became a form of meditation in of itself as the students learned every minute detail of the maneuvers.
This particular monastery was unique not only because it was the largest site dedicated to Numina, but also because the avatar of Saint Aldrick resided within the commune's walls to assist in the teachings of their patron deity. During the years of her training Aldrick took an interest in her development, for reasons only those gifted with supernatural foresight could grasp. It was nothing especially overt, typically showing in the most subtle context of select lessons that gave her the impression that he had been addressing her specifically despite professing among a few dozen. Kitai also suspected that he had been responsible for the gradual shift in her educational progress that focused more upon archery rather than the generalized training. Such specializations were customarily pursued by the personal preference of the candidate; it is extremely uncommon for them to be directed towards it by another, even through subtle means.
When Kitai came of age and graduated to monkhood, her suspicions were validated as Aldrick took a more hands-on approach to her continued training. At this point, Monks of the Bow were trained specifically to defend the siege walls surrounding the city. These individuals were the first line of defense against enemies that had grown bold enough to lead an assault upon the monastery. A modestly sized group of Zen Archers could unleash missiles at such a rate that the resulting swarms of arrows were capable of felling adversaries faster than they could travel up the inclined earth leading to the walls.
For reasons only known to him, Aldrick saw it fit to prepare Kitai for a different path of service. Her combat training was focused upon conflicts in open ground rather than from behind the stone fortifications. Saint Aldrick taught her wider fields of study that included the arcane arts and the workings of the various planar terraces. She had begun implementing her study of magic shortly before Lord Kalvert's missive was sent across Adena to rally forces in his crusade to purge the Fallen from the mortal coil. Kitai believed that this was the moment Saint Aldrick had been preparing her for, but had been surprised when her mentor had forbade her from joining the group who left to do battle. Most would have been outraged at that, but Kitai had long since learned that the avatar of Numina never acted without carefully considering matters. If he thought it better for the realm to remain out of the fight, then that was almost guaranteed to be the case.
Months later, word had returned about the disaster that had befallen the unified might of Adena's mortal nations and Kitai realized that Aldrick had deduced the outcome of the conflict. Though the loss to mankind was great, Kitai had long since trained herself to block out all emotions from such thoughts so that she may analyze situations objectively. From the accounts of the battle, it had been the lack of restrain of Kalvert's emotions that had led to his downfall . From her lessons and experience, those were common tactics that the devils used to strip tactical advantages from their adversaries, leaving them vulnerable to attack or corruption. Upon hearing of the events during and following the battle, Aldrick locked himself in his meditation chamber where he remained for three days. Upon the fourth, he sent for Kitai to join him.
It was there that he informed her that she was to prepare herself for a lengthy, perilous journey that will begin in Amethyst. He had not given her any details regarding whom to meet or what she will be doing, only that his lessons had been preparing her for this quest and that she would know what to do once she got there. Before dismissing her, Aldrick gave her a symbol of her time at the monastery and her specialized training that would aid her in her travels. She had seen similar headbands before, but this one had ornate carvings of runes and sigils that were icons of Numina's dominion. There was little doubt in her mind that her mentor had made that specifically for her with his own skill. Kitai accepted the gift with great pride and promptly set about preparing herself for what lies ahead.