Steve Holt (Forthcoming)

Artificer|Swordmage continuing the fight for Truth, Justice, and the [Faerun?] way


Steve Holt (Forthcoming), level 14
Deva, Artificer|Swordmage, Coronal Guard
Hybrid Artificer: Hybrid Artificer Fortitude
Aegis of Shielding (Hybrid)
Artificer Healing Infusion (Hybrid): Curative Admixture, Shielding Elixir
Background: Akanûl (Akanûl Benefit)
Languages: Common, Dwarven, Giant

Str 13, Con 19, Dex 9, Int 23, Wis 14, Cha 11.

Str 12, Con 15, Dex 8, Int 17, Wis 11, Cha 10.

AC: 33 Fort: 26 Reflex: 26 Will: 23 (+1 all def against bloodied foes)
HP: 97 Surges: 11 Surge Value: 24

13 Cold, 3 Fire, 12 Necrotic, 5 Poison, 12 Radiant, 3 Thunder
5 Acid/Cold/Fire/Lightning/Poison (chosen after each extended rest)

Acrobatics +6, Arcana +18, Athletics +7, Bluff +7, Diplomacy +7, Dungeoneering +9, Endurance +10, Heal +14, History +20, Insight +9, Intimidate +7, Nature +9, Perception +9, Religion +15, Stealth +5, Streetwise +7, Thievery +5

Level 1: Hybrid Talent: Swordmage Warding
Level 2: Intelligent Blademaster
Level 4: Accurate Magic Weapon Armor Proficiency: Hide (Level 11)
Level 6: Focused Expertise (Broadsword)
Level 8: Potent Restorables
Level 10: Coordinated Explosion
Level 11: Greater Aegis of Shielding
Level 12: Greater Swordmage Warding
Level 14: Ascendant Lineage

At-Will 1: Static Shock [A]
At-Will 1: Sword Burst [S]
Encounter 1: Flame Cyclone [S]
Daily 1: Dimensional Thunder [S]
Utility 2: Channeling Shield [S]
Encounter 3: Altered Luck [A] Dimensional Vortex [S] (Level 10)
Daily 5: Thunderclap Armor [A] Swordmage Shielding Fire [S] (Level 14)
Utility 6: Regeneration Infusion [A] Swordmage’s Decree [S] (Level 13)
Encounter 7: Vampiric Weapons [A]
Daily 9: Radiant Sigil [A]
Utility 10: Healing Figurine [A]
Encounter 11: Countering Thunderclap [Coronal Guard]
Utility 12: Dragon Scales [Coronal Guard]
Encounter 13: Dimensional Slash [S]

Adventurer’s Kit, Chain (10 ft.), Climber’s Kit, Everburning Torch, Scroll of Argent Portal Ritual, Earthhide Armor of Resistance +3 (Cold), Antipathy Gloves (heroic tier), Keicha’s Amulet +2, Viper Belt (heroic tier), Acrobat Boots (heroic tier), Bracers of Tactical Blows (heroic tier), Circlet of Second Chances (heroic tier), Jagged Broadsword +3, Argent Portal Ritual scroll, Amber Monkeys, Champion’s Ring, Diamond Bracers (heroic tier)

Antipathy Gloves (Daily): Standard Action. Roll attack to immobilize enemy.
Keicha’s Amulet (Encounter): Minor Action. Transfer resist to ally.
Viper Belt (Encounter): No Action. +2 save against ongoing poison dmg.
Acrobat Boots (At-Will): Minor Action. Stand from prone.
Circlet of Second Chances (Daily): No Action. Re-roll failed save throw.
Amber Monkeys (Daily): Standard Action. Conjure monkeys. Yes, monkeys.
Champion’s Ring (Daily): Minor Action. Each enemy w/in 2 gains vulnerable until EoNT or EoE.
Diamond Bracers (Daily): Minor Action. Gain resist 10 of type damaged by since EoLT until EoE.


As a Deva, Forthcoming’s physical form has been destroyed and reformed countless times. In his most recent reincarnation, however, something went wrong. His body was reformed in the usual holy place, but this holy place had been replaced by a portion of Returned Abeir. He found himself high atop the Maerthwatch Mountains of Akanul. The usual divine connection linking him to his god was (and remains) gone. He can recall that the presence should be there, much like one who has lost an appendage can still feel a phantom limb. Were the gods testing him? Was he being punished for acting poorly in his last life? Was this just some freak accident caused by the Spellplague? Weeks of meditation and silent contemplation yielded nothing, so he wandered from the peaks and came across a Dwarven caravan returning to their home in East Rift from a trading run to New Breen. The leader of the caravan, a Dwarven Artificer named Nehem, immediately recognized the Deva for what he was and welcomed him with open arms. The Dwarves were a good-natured and boisterous bunch. When asked for his name, Forthcoming responded that it was forthcoming and he would let them know when he was able to recall it. ‘Ah, so your name’s Forthcoming!’ one replied and the name stuck. Forthcoming returned with Nehem to Eartheart, where he spent many years among the Dwarves. Nehem was eager to teach Forthcoming all he knew, and he threw himself into his studies, rarely thinking of his mysterious origins. Before long Forthcoming had surpassed his master. An injury sustained during an experiment left Forthcoming badly injured. While unconscious, he was inundated with memories of his most recent life as a Swordmage and was able to retain some of this knowledge after he recovered. This exhilarating experience ignited in Forthcoming a need to discover as much about his past lives as he could. Maybe by doing so he could discover the reason for the absence of his divine connection. So with incomplete training as both an Artificer and Swordmage, Forthcoming set out alone to discover the truths of his past.

Steve Holt (Forthcoming)

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