Halfling Cleric of Balin
Halfling Cleric of Balin Level 3
Alignment Neutral Good Background Cloistered Scholar ( Feature – Library access)
STR 11 ( +0 ) DEX 13 ( +1 ) CON 12 ( +1 ) INT 11 ( +0 ) WIS 15 ( +2 ) CHA 14 ( +2 )
Proficiency Bonus + 2 HD 3d8+ Con hp 25
Armor Class 17 Initiative +1 Speed 25’ Passive Perception 14 Size Small
Save Proficiencies Wis +4 Cha +4
Skill Proficiencies Arcana +2 History +2 Insight +4 Religion +2
Armor/Weapon Proficiencies Light/Medium/Heavy armor, shields, Simple weapons
Languages Common, Celestial, Draconic, Halfling
Racial Features Lucky, Brave, Halfling Nimbleness, Naturally Stealthy
Class Features Spellcasting, Domain – Grave
Belongings Light mace, Light Crossbow, 20 bolts, Scalemail, Shield, Scholar’s robes, Borrowed book, writing kit, Explorer’s pack, Belt pouch, Holy Symbol
Mace +2 / 1d6
Crossbow +3 / 1d8 +1
Cantrips (3) Spare the Dying, Resistance, Sacred Flame
Level 1 (4 slots) Domain: False Life, Bane
Level 2 (2 slots) Domain: Gentle Repose, Ray of Enfeeblement
Proficiency Circle of Mortality, Eyes of the Grave
Channel Divinity Turn Undead, Path to the Grave
Description: 3 feet tall, 40 lbs. Tan skin, hazel eyes, and medium brown hair. Hair is usually pulled back and often messy, as she spends most of her time reading or travelling. She wears cleric’s robes, but with sturdy walking boots and a travelers’ pack. Her holy symbol is an hourglass with an ankh etched into it, which she wears on a chain around her neck.
Xiri grew up near Redbridge on a farm. She was always asking questions and reading. Growing up on a farm, she grew fascinated with the cycles of life and death, and how death made life possible. Her parents knew that she wouldn’t be satisfied with the education she got at home, so they sent her to the Temple of Naomi in Redbridge when she was in her late teens.
Xiri thrived at the temple, devouring any books she could lay her hands on. She learned she had a passion and a natural talent for healing. After a few years at the temple, she began to get frustrated with the lack of answers to her questions, especially on matters of life, death and such. Most of the clerics dissuaded her from asking, as they were afraid of her developing an interest in necromancy. Xiri never had any interest in that. Necromancy seemed an abomination, an affront to the natural order.
Xiri decided that if she wasn’t going to get answers at the temple, she would leave the cleric lifestyle for good. One of her teachers decided that, rather than lose her and her talents altogether, told her about the temple of Balin, and how she might find her answers there.
Xiri set off for the temple, traveling slowly and stopping in many towns along the way to offer her services as a healer and learn about each town’s history and culture. She was loved not only for her ability to heal, but for ability to comfort the bereaved in the rare cases that she wasn’t able to cure.
Upon arriving at the temple, Xiri found that it was exactly what she had been looking for. Frowning upon necromancy, the temple studied and celebrated death as a natural part of life, not something to be feared. She found many of her answers there.
After studying at the temple for many years, Xiri felt it was time to move on. With her new knowledge, she travelled around, eventually ending up back in Redbridge. They welcomed her back to the Temple, and she has been studying and practicing as a healer there ever since. Some people are wary when they see their healer wearing a holy symbol of Balin, but their minds are soon changed when they see what she can do.
Xiri started to get the wandering bug again, so when a group of villagers started talking about adventuring, she leapt at the chance to join them.