Kingmaker - Rivers Run Red
Surtova - Noble Born Albino
Str 08 (-1)
Dex 16 (+3)
Con 16 (+3)
Int 13 (+1)
Wis 10 (+0)
Cha 14 (+2)
My family is well known for their political agility and scheming natures.
I deal +2 damage when attacking a flat-footed opponent while wielding a light or one-handed weapon.
My family motto is “Ours is the Right.”
Background of Gnomes
The boundaries between Golarion and the First World are not constant; in some places, like in the Sellen River basin, these barriers are unusually thin. The barriers thin yet further, rumors hold, in the Stolen Lands—and certainly fey are a powerful force in the region.
Many believe that the influence of the First World over the Stolen Lands is the primary reason none have managed to tame the wilderness.
Regions like these have long drawn gnomes to their proximity, and tales of gnome expeditions to explore the Stolen Lands are quite common—as are tales of expeditions that become lost and are never heard from again. Optimistic gnomes cling to these vanishings as proof that the Stolen Lands hide pathways into the First World.
Gnomes have a strong presence in the River Kingdoms and have established communities there, such as Thom and Artume. Enclaves of less civilized gnomes exist in Echo Wood near the Numerian border, Embeth Forest, and Brevoy’s Gronzi Forest, though these shamanistic sects tend to keep mostly to themselves. Full of interesting sights and new experiences, the region presents a perfect spectacle for gnomes who enjoy the variety of people and places that can be found there.
In a nation balanced on the edge of civil war, diplomats, spies, and political strategists are a vital part of Brevic society. A person skilled in the art of flattery, embellishment, and subtlety has near limitless opportunities, and bards frequently serve as rulers’ trusted advisors, envoys, and moles.
King Noleski Surtova employs an army of bards who fight his battles not with sharpened blades but with golden words and poisoned lies among the taverns, barracks, and throne rooms of House Surtova’s enemies and allies alike.