Kerry Halt

Caledonian Technopath

Human Rogue/ Vanguard, 4/4
Level 8
Alignment: NG
Abilities: Str 12, Dex 17, Con 13, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 8
Initiative: +3 Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares)
Hit Dice: 47 (8-hd))
AC/tch/ff: 20/15/n/a (+3 Dex, +5 Armour, +2 Class)
Saves: Fort +4, Ref +9, Will +3
BAB/Grapple: 6/1 Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Attack: Resonance Blade 9 (1d61 16-20/x2)
or Falcon .44 (2d6 40ft)
Full Attack: Resonance Blade 6/6/4 (1d61 16-20/x2) or Falcon .44 9/4 (2d6 40ft)
Special Qualities: Trapfinding, Trap Sense
Skills: Dungeoneering +13, Listen +13, Science +13, Search +13, Spot +13
Feats: Dodge, Mobility, Two Weapon Fighting, Weapon Finesse
Languages: Common, Caledonian, Old-Kingdom
Gear: Explorers Outfit (+5 ac), Resonance Blade, Falcon .44, Science Tools

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Kerry was hired by Caladon to join the Technopaths after she invented a smokeless exploding powder, an invention that would be of considerable use to the rifles battalion of Cumbria as they fire their guns so often that battlefields would quickly be swamped with a hazy smog of gunpowder smoke.
Her discovery came about when she was hired as an apprentice for the Arcane University Alchemist League.

She was left alone one night to mix samples of poisons in order to produce antidotes. During one mixing she spilt a beaker of nitric acid on the desk and quickly dabbed it up with a cotton cloth in the hope that her overseer would not notice. Placing the cotton cloth on the rack above the fireplace to dry she quickly resumed her alchemy work.
As she began pouring a fresh bottle of nitric acid she heard a loud bang behind her as the cotton cloth exploded. She slowly sat down expecting to be fired when to her amazement she was quickly asked a flurry of question as to how she managed to produce an explosion with little smoke.

The alchemist league quickly adopted Kerrys discovery and began producing vast amounts of “Gun-Cotton”. It was tested in the field and proved to be useless in combat trials as it produced substantial erosion of the rifles, not to mention it was highly unstable.
Kerry was dismissed by the alchemists and sent back to her parents farmstead.

Kerry Halt the Vanguard

For a whole year she helped her parents on the farm before the fateful day when two Caledonians knocked on the farmstead’s door. They requested Kerry’s audience and identified themselves as Mohia and Jaina Matara.

Kerry was asked to work for the Caledonian labs as an alchemy intern. Kerry was reluctant at first since her previous internship was a disaster but Mohia and Jaina insisted that she would be kept as an intern no matter what happened.
Kerry began working for the Caledonians and quickly made one of the greatest alchemical discoveries since supplement packs. She decided to go back to her failed gun-cotton discovery and tinkered with it all through the night. Mixing chemical after chemical she eventually stumbled upon the solution to the erosion and instability problem.

Caladon was ecstatic with her discovery, a smokeless propellant that was not only stable but also considerably more powerful that they thought possible. Kerry was granted Caledonian citizenship and the right to name her creation. She chose to call it Coredite after the city where she was born.

Coredite was incompatible with Cumbrian firearms but it proved to be the chemical compound required to produce percussion-cap ammunition for the Falcon .44’s
Kerry’s invention is often seen as the sole reason why the world currently has not fallen. Without coredite to power firearm technology it is likely that the demons in the TQZ would of invaded the entire eastern continent months ago.

Kerry Halt

Caladon Arronax