, Human WizardInit
/ Bloodied Healing Surge
( used /)AC
9 (-1) Con
13 (+1) Dex
14 (+2) Int
18 (+4) Wis
12 (+1) Cha
'Melee Basic Attack', 'Ranged Basic Attack', 'Thunderwave', 'Ghost Sound', 'Light', 'Mage Hand', 'Prestidigitation', 'Magic Missile', 'Scorching Burst', 'Wand of Accuracy', 'Chill Strike', 'Sleep', 'Flaming Sphere'Background
Born into the disciplined ranks of the dragonmarked house of Orien, Dieza showed incredible promise among her sisters, brothers, and cousins. Subsequently, her interests in outdoor activities, her social skills, and her free will were all hammered down as she was molded and polished to grow into an arcane maga. There were early warning signs-- she frequently browsed book-vendors for illicit reading material, she was taken to snatching bottles from the wine cellar, she was caught peeking at doorframes in the solitary boarding quarters at odd hours, and she demonstrated a fascination with death and sexuality in her course material. Despite this rebellious streak and her morbid interests, she was complicit in her mother's plans, and the house waited-- like proud hens for a hatching-- for Dieza's dragonmark to emerge.
The mark wast was immense, as expected. It covered Dieza's back, hip bones, and lower stomach, but-- to her mother's horror-- it was abberant. Accusations were rampant, from infidelity to betrayal to illusionary deception. The most likely theory is of external influence on the natal mother, but the source's mysterious nature was tertiary to the likelihood of social and political disaster-- possibly including deadly consequences. To contain the chaos that would inevitably result from such scandal, Dieza was cast out and threatened with death should she return. Assassins house investors and allies were dispatched at the rumors, but Orien denied all knowledge of an aberrant birth.
A brief string of failed employment opportunities culminated with her kidnapping for the purpose of illegal enslavement, but her magical aptitudes managed to earn her freedom after a brief, but harrowing, ordeal. She found herself free in a dazzling and clandestinely hostile world: Firelight. Naieve, physically and socially weak, without coin and with only one commodity that this city cared for, Dieza was a caterpillar in the midst of a henhouse, but luck was with her-- she stumbled into the company of a savvy, kind-hearted, and reasonably successful entertainer by the name of Pollete, a whisper gnome escort who had lived in Firelight for almost ten years.
Now, thanks to the kindness of her 'big' sister, Dieza has managed to survive and keep her head low in the bright city of dark appetites, but it's taken great care; where a half-naked prostitute might draw only a glance, a darkly-dressed young woman with a lady's walk and wide eyes is a rarity worth seeking and taking. Dieza's stolid upbringing has instilled in her enough restraint to resist many temptations, and Pollete's mentorship comes with certain measures of enforced discretion-- the gnome may not be a traditional matron, but she's done more to shape a sense of morality than Dieza's cold-blooded mother ever did, and she hopes to steer Dieza away from a similar path. But Dieza may be destined for an even darker fate-- forces align for her, and for a caster who would be an adventurer, she is too young and frail. If she is to survive, it will be at the backs of a wall of allies, leaning upon them and holding them up in turn. What noble house's gilded cage could hold an archmage? Should she live, she will see.