Tara "Diamondback"
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Her real name is Terrapin Leighton, or “Tara” for short, but most people in Sasserine called her "Diamondback" becasue of the largediamond tattoo between her shoulder blades. Tara was street performer hired by Rowyn Kellani to kill the heroes in retaliation for their interference with the Lotus Dragons.

Diamondback, a skilled dancer and acrobat (and, a freelance assassin) led a troupe of stilt-walking knife-throwers into a market to attack the heroes during the Wyrmfall Festival while they were returning from Kraken’s Cove and trying to get to Vanderboren Manor to rescue Lavinia from Drevoraz.

After all her fellow assasins were dispatched, Diamondback, while trying to escape into the crowd, was captured alive by Viselys and carried back to Vanderboren Manor to be interrogated later. Badly injured and scared to death, Diamondback told the party that she and her gang had been hired by Rowyn to kill them. She revealed the location of her flat and Idae went there to find more evidence for the case against House Kellani. Viselys, in a moment of compassion, promised not to press charges against her if she would join the party and testify against Rowyn; an offer which she accepted.

Diamondback is obsessive compulsive in regards to neatness. She keeps a male parrot named Martha.

Since joining the party, Diamondback has become obviously enamored with Viselys (well, obvious to everyone BUT Viselys, anyway). She has found her subtle hints and mild flirts to pass completely missed by the object of her desire, and often frustrated with jealousy by his (equally) obvious pursuit of Lavinia.

Once on the Isle of Dread, Diamondback was later captured in Fogmire by a demon named Olangru. During her brief time in captivity, she was brutally beaten and tortured. On her final night in captivity, she was also sexually assaulted. She came to discover that Viselys chose to rest that night rather than coming to her immediate rescue. To Her, this 'choice' allowed her violation to take place.

During the attack by the Pirates of the Crimson Fleet on Farshore, Diamondback was separated from the rest of the party. It turned out that both she and Adameus had been abducted by Rowyn and imprisoned in a deathtrap orchestrated in such a way that only one of the two could be rescued. Viselys chose to save Diamondback. Even with Viselys' choice to save her; strangely she is still very angry at him.

RPG STATS


Female human battle dancer 7
LN Medium humanoid
Init +1; Senses Listen -1, Spot -1
Languages Common


AC 21 touch 11, flat-footed 17; Dodge
Hp 48 (7 HD)
Fort +3, Ref +10, Will +1
Spd 40 ft. (8 squares)
Melee +12/+7 Unarmed Strike (1d8+1; 20/x2)(treated as magical attack)
Ranged +12 Alchemist’s Fire (d6 fire; +1 to splash adjacent squares; extra d6 in second round)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Base Atk +7; Grp +8
Special Actions Dance of Reckless Bravery, Dance of the Vexing Snake
Combat Gear Alchemist’s Fire


Abilities Str 12, Dex 20, Con 13, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 8
Feats Improved Unarmed Strike, Dodge, Mobility, Spring Attack
Skills Balance +16, Escape Artist +14, Jump +16, Perform (Dance) +13, Tumble +17
Possessions combat gear Ring of Protection +1

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