Amella Venkalli, Captain

A slight but powerful woman with fine blond hair tied neatly back from her forehead, Amella dresses to fight and sail rather than to please the eye. A thin scar graces her right cheek. Amella is rather foul-mouthed, fond of uttering oaths only heard in the worst dockside taverns. Confident, haughty, and astute, she does not suffer fools gladly. She makes few attachments, having buried one husband – a dashing sea captain named Heldram Flashwell. They once ran a smuggling operation some distance from Sasserine, but were betrayed by a group of shifty gnomes led by a treacherous cur named Shortstone Badgewell – it was this cruel gnome who murdered her husband. This event has left Amella with a poor opinion of gnomes. She makes friends slowly, but once someone has earned her trust, she’s quite loyal despite her carefree attitude.

Amella was approached by Lavinia Vanderboren to captain the Sea Wyvern, a ship belonging to her swords for hire, for a voyage to the Farshore outpost community on the far side of the Isle of Dread. During that voyage, Amella formed a camaraderie with one of the co-owners of the Sea Wyvern, Saris Van Sky. Their relationship became physical and, possibly, romantic. When Saris and his companions needed to debark the ship on the northern shore of the Isle of Dread and journey to Farshore on foot in search of survivors from the wreckage of the Blue Nixie, Amella wanted to go with them. Saris insisted that she remain with the ship and see it, and its crew, safely to Farshore. Amella viewed this as a betrayal of her hard-earned affections.

When Saris and the others finally arrived at Farshore about a month later, he found that Amella had formed at least a casual relationship with a pub owner named Malfus Fairwind. Additionally, the party’s medic, Ornrik, has expressed that he believes, in both his mystical and medical opinion, that Amella may be pregnant. As it so happens he is correct, but Amella isn't saying much on the subject other than to advise people to mind their own business. The question is, whose business is it? And why is she so angry at Saris?

Female human rogue 7
CN Medium humanoid
Init +6; Senses Listen +1, Spot +1
Languages Common

AC 16, touch 13, flat-footed 16; uncanny dodge
HP 35 (7 HD)
Fort +3, Ref +7, Will +3; evasion
Spd 30 ft.
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Melee mwk rapier +8 (1d6-1/18-20)
Ranged light crossbow +7 (1d8/19-20)
Base Atk +5; Grp +4
Atk Options sneak attack +4d6
Combat Gear elixir of swimming, potion of cure moderate wounds, potion of remove disease

Abilities Str 8, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 16
SQ trapfinding, trap sense +2
Feats Persuasive, Skill Focus (Profession [sailor]), Weapon Finesse, Improved Initiative
Skills Balance +14, Bluff +15, Craft (carpentry) +10, Intimidate +17, Knowledge (geography) +10, Profession (sailor) +14, Swim +9, Tumble +12, Use Rope +12
Possessions combat gear, masterwork studded leather armor, masterwork rapier, light crossbow with 20 bolts, ring of protection +1, silver ring decorated with tiny emeralds that look like multiple eyes worth 200 gp

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