Friday, July 29, 2016

Oxeye - Iuchra

As I sat down next to her, she blurted "You seek to know your future, right?" As I nodded, she grinned, showing off her old teeth, and held up her hand palm up in front of me expectantly. After handing her a pair of silver coins, she looked deep into the crystal ball, placed on the table in front of her. She removed her bandana, revealing an eye on her head, and as she closed her own eyes, the third eye started moving. Even I could make out that it was just an illusion. Then she opened her eyes, shocked as if she had seen a ghost, reached below the table and pulled out... a bag of fortune cookies. "Here, take one."

Professionfortune teller
Age81 years
LanguagesCommon, Elvish, Gnomish
Behaviorfriendly, mysterious
Desiremaking enough money to live a comfortable life
Fearlosing her job because of bad reputation

Iuchra usually resides at Oxeye's inn, expecting visitors and trying to attract their attention in order to make a coin. Though cheap, her prophecies are notoriously vague. She wears a deep red bandana with purple streaks, and dresses herself up as any other old woman would. Her subtle movements cause a sound of chimes and bells that are barely audible, but she doesn't usually move from her place before evening when she goes to her own house. The color of her hair ranges from gray to white, and her face and hands are visibly covered with wrinkles. She has an old burn on her left palm from a childhood accident. She is friendly towards anyone who hasn’t proven themselves to be dangerous, and flees at even the quaintest sight of danger, unless the well-being of ordinary citizens is at risk.

 Fortune Cookies (2sp)
1I can see you falling deep into a dark pit.
2Your soul is drowning in a pit of acid.
3 You always know in your heart what is right and what is wrong.
4 Say hi to your mother, it might be your last chance.
5Watch out for the spiders!
6 Your lucky number from now on is 16.
7 You've got seven days of life left. Enjoy it!
8 Avoid the beautiful lady with black hair
9 Beware the wooden door!
10Your uncle is in trouble and needs your help!
11 Your brother is worried about you and misses you.
12 Lots of money can be seen in your future, take care of it and don't forget about me.
13 Buy a used horse and you won't regret it!
14 Next fortune cookie you'll get will happen twice as soon.
15 You'll deal a killing blow to a dragon, good job!
16 Be righteous, and you'll earn a king's favor!
17 You'll meet your true love within a week.
18 Never make a deal with the devil, or else you'll regret it!
19 Your artifact will be known for centuries.
20 (the paper is empty, and when asked about, Iuchra sadly returns the 2 silvers and says "You seem to be one of the few, who are Lords of their own Destiny. I can't do anything for you, so... here, take your coins back.")

Of course, most of thees papers are just stuff made up by this fortune teller. There may be, however, some truth among them...
As a DM, you have the ultimate power to decide if they are true or false. The character doesn't have a relative that the prophecy mentioned? How can the character be so sure? As for the prophecies in relation to death, you can always put them into situations, in which the prophecies become true. A deathly blow to the dragon can be done by letting it die on that player's turn. The fate of any specific thing is entirely up to the DM.

Medium humanoid (human), neutral good

Armor Class 13 (mage armor)
Hit Points 39 (6d8+12)
Speed 30'

7 (-2)
10 (+0)
14 (+2)
16 (+3)
15 (+1)
13 (+1)
Skills Arcana +5, Insight +3
Senses passive Perception 12
Languages Common, Elvish
Challenge 1 (200 XP)

Spellcasting. Iuchra is 2nd-level spellcaster. Her spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 13, +5 to hit with spell attacks). She has the following wizard spells prepared:

Cantrips (at will): Chill Touch, Fire Bolt, Prestidigitation
1st level (3 slots): Burning Hands, Color Spray, Mage Armor


Dagger. Melee Weapon Attack: +2 to hit, reach 5', one target. Hit: 2 (1d4) piercing damage.

Updated: fixed grammar and stylistic errors

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