The Evil Cleric
Description

Misfortune has struck the land. Plague, drought, famine and war, all have afflicted this Kingdom. The King is kept busy with these troubles, spending many hours of each day cloistered with his ministers.

This has given Barak a chance to inveigle himself into the confidences of the Queen, and to exert an unhealthy influence on her thoughts and deeds. The Queen knows that Barak is a cleric, but she does not know which God he follows. This secret is only passed on to the true initiates of the faith, who the Queen does yet number among.

Barak has promised the Queen much, the return of prosperity to the kingdom, and the return of her young son, taken from her in the summer's plague.

Barak leads daily rites dedicated to his God at dusk, which are attended by the Queen and her maids. He uses these rights to strengthen his grip on the Queen, and weaken her devotion to the King.

He is a tall thin man, with long black hair and a pointed black beard. He wears flowing red ecclesiastical robes and speaks in soft, earnest tones.

Barak is a cleric of Vecna, the God of Secrets. Vecna has sent the plagues and misfortunes that have assailed the Kingdom, to allow his priests a chance to gain power, a chance which Barak has taken with both hands.

Making use of the character

Barak makes a good adversary for a character party. If the PCs have made friends with a ruler of a Kingdom or Principality, then Barak can be used to cause trouble with that friendship, a problem that must be solved, lest the Kingdom be lost.

Alternatively, Barak can hire the PCs to further his evil schemes, either as unwitting pawns, or willing henchmen. It should be possible to hire a good party using Barakís skills and powers to hide his true alignment. This is a good way to set up a noble character party against a good King.

Statistics

Barak - 4th Level Cleric of Vecna

Barak is over 6 feet tall. He is thin and moves lightly on his feet. He has long black hair and a pointed black beard.

StatisticScoreModifier
Str8-1
Dex11+0
Con11+0
Int15+2
Wis18+4
Cha15+2

Class: Cleric
Deity: Vecna
HP: 38
Base attack bonus: +2
AC: 15
For save: +15
Ref save: +17
Will save: +21

Alignment

Evil

Class Features

  • Channel Divinity: Divine Fortune
  • Healing Word
Powers

  • At Will
    • Priestís Shield
    • Righteous Brand
    • Sacred Flame
  • Encounter
    • Cause Fear
    • Command
  • Daily
    • Cascade of Light
  • Utility
    • Sanctuary
Trained Skills

  • Arcana
  • Diplomacy
  • History
  • Insight
  • Religion

Feats

  • Alertness
  • Human Perseverance
  • Ritual Caster
  • Skill Focus (Arcana)
  • Skill Focus (Religion)

Rituals

  • Comprehend Language
  • Detect Secret Doors
  • Enchant Magic Item
  • Eye of Alarm
  • Silence

Equipment

  • +1 Magic Dagger
  • +2 Holy Symbol
  • +1 Amulet Of Protection
  • Ritual Book containing all five of Barakís rituals
  • Coins - 5Pp, 7Gp, 9Sp

Statistics

Barak - 4th Level Cleric of Vecna

Barak is over 6 feet tall. He is thin and moves lightly on his feet. He has long black hair and a pointed black beard.

StatisticScoreModifier
Str8-1
Dex10+0
Con11+0
Int15+2
Wis16+3
Cha15+2

HP: 15
Hit die: d8
Base attack bonus: +3
Base For save: +4
Base Ref save: +1
Base Will save: +4

Skill nameRanks
Concentration7
Diplomacy7
Knowledge (Religion)6
Scry6
Spellcraft6

  • Alignment - Neutral Evil
  • Domains - Evil, Knowledge
  • Feats - Scribe Scroll, Craft Wondrous Item, Brew Potion.
  • Equipment
    • +1 Magic Dagger
    • Phylactory of Faithfulness
    • Coins - 5Pp, 7Gp, 9Sp

0 Level Spells1st Level Spells2nd Level Spells
Detect MagicBaneAugury
GuidanceCurse WaterDeath Knell
Inflict Minor WoundsDeath WatchInflict Moderate Wounds
Read MagicDoomUndetectable Aura
ResistanceInflict Light Wounds

Evil Domain - Barak casts evil spells at +1 caster level
1st Level2nd Level
Protection From GoodDesecrate

Knowledge Domain - Barak casts divinations at +1 caster level
1st Level2nd Level
Detect Secret DoorDetect Thoughts