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Gerbo Fleetfoot


Standing three and a half foot tall with earthy brown skin, long scruffy black hair usually tied in ponytail, with pointed ears, black eyes and being either smooth shaven of a bit of scruff on his face. Gerbo is a proud gnome. Once living in black mountains in a burrow that suits a gnome well, he now travels alone. He now finds himself without a burrow or place to call home. Spending most of his life studying the art of powders and potions, arcane spells, the art of illusions, and enchanted items of all sorts and working for the better of the gnomes. His travels has carried him many places that most Foothill Gnomes have never seen and he has gained a great deal of knowledge. Gerbo dresses simple, a plain tunic, some good fitting pants and boots that wear high at least covering his calves or higher. The only thing that is constant that he wears is his gold earring.
He carries a leather satchel with everything he needs to survive, including but not limited to various bottles filled with colored powders and liquids, a book and a small drawstring bag with the treasure of his homeland, which Gerbo holds tight too. Always seen with an oak stick and carrying a small knife attached to his belt Gerbo now wanders the land gaining knowledge and studying as much as he can in hopes of becoming a gnome that his fallen kin can be proud of.

THE GNOMISH BOOK......Bound in faded black soft leather with a faded gold string holding it closed, this book is the last written artifact left of the foothill gnomes. The contents are parts of the gnome history and lore, spells and potions, and some gnome engineering. The book still survives due to the efforts of the last foothill gnome of the Black Mountains,Gerbo Fleetfoot. Seeing his home destroyed and his kinsmen all slayed he could only save the great book and the treasure of the foothill gnomes. Over his travels he has studied the contents of the book, added spells and potions, wrote about the final days in his village and recorded his travels so that when gnomes from other lands see the book they will know what happened and add the book to their knowledge.

TREASURE OF THE GNOMES....What is called the treasure of the gnomes are a set of six small marble sized crystals. They are of different colors-black, white, blue, red, pink, and orange. The gnomes say the crystals contain a powerful enchantment of sorts. Those who hold the crystals in their hand or wear them will gain an enchantment, but the enchantment varies from user to user. Gerbo sees no reason to use them so they are held close to him and he shows nobody.

SKILLS AND OTHER KNOWLEDGE

Having studied under the master mages of The Order of the Tome, Gerbo learned he way of the mage. Having studied from the different schools of magic Gerbo soon learned that he had a natural talent for the arts.
Despite his natural ability his formal training and studies were cut short due the goblin attack on his home that wiped all the foothill gnomes of the Black Mountains except for himself. Having the chance to master magic in one specialized school, such is the tradition, he had to find his own way of the mage.
Having utilized all the lessons and knowledge he had and using the the Gnomish Book he began to draw upon what he knew and enhance it and absorb many useful skills and spells from the book.

DON'T BE FOOLED HE MAY NOT HAVE MASTERED A PARTICULAR SCHOOL OF MAGIC BUT HE IS STILL A CUNNING MAGE IN HIS OWN RIGHT.



-----------------------------------SKILLS-------------------------------
DECIPHER TEXT-The ability to read, understand, and translate various scrolls, tomes, books and other written media despite any spells to hide it or disguise it.

RENDER SCROLL- The ability to take knowledge of spells, potions, rituals and other various knowledge and translate it into written form and imbue the scroll with magic to conceal its contents to only those it was meant for.

POTION CRAFT-The Knowledge of blending, mixing, and using potions, powders, and some magical devices.

]------------------------------ARCANE MAGIC------------------------------

ILLUSIONARY MAGIC-Art of deception and misdirection. Those who practice this type work to convince their audience(be it a crowded theater or attacking foe) the illusion is real.........Gerbo can cast many illusions but the more intricate and the more time spent on holding the illusion the more it takes away from his energy and stamina.

SUMMONING MAGIC-(One of Gerbo's favored schools). Art of magically calling creatures and animals to help you. The larger the creature or summon the more of a toll it takes on the caster.

PROTECTION MAGIC-art of defense, counter spells, and stopping various attacks, one must be quick witted and adaptable to any situation.

DESTRUCTION MAGIC-A mage or wizards answer to the sword and fist. This type requires harnessing the powers of the elements, fire, water, earth, air. Be warned if not cast correctly it could do as much damage or more to the caster.

LEVITATION- Ability to move objects with hand gestures and focus. The bigger the object and the more frequent the use the weaker the body becomes and needs rest.

***THESE ARE THE SCHOOLS GERBO DRAWS HIS MAGIC AND KNOWLEDGE FROM. EVEN THOUGH HE HASN'T MASTER A PARTICULAR ONE HIS SKILL LEVEL AND EFFECTIVENESS IS IMPRESSIVE.***

----------------------TABOO SPELLS--------------------------------------
THESE SPELLS SHOULD NEVER BE CAST!!! THE ORIGIN AND PURPOSE OF THESE SPELLS HAVE TAINTED AND EVEN KILLED MANY A MAGE OR WIZARD. IF USED THEY COULD TAINT OR KILL THE CASTER AND CAUSE PAIN AND MISERY UPON HIMSELF TILL THE END OF TIME!!!!!

AWAKEN BLOOD--A touch spell that allows the caster to momentarily give his opponents blood consciousness, causing the blood to attempt to get free(all at once) if successful there is severe tissue and organ damage, a gaping exit wound, loss of some bodily functions, and massive blood loss even death.

DUST TOUCH-a touch spell that turn whatever is touched into dust, such as locks, chains, doors and even limbs and body parts.





 
 
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