The Old Beldame/Elga Verniex
True neutral female human level 8 sorceress (fey bloodline)
Str 5, Dex 9, Con 11, Int 15, Wis 12, Cha 21 (25)
Notable Feats: Craft Construct, Craft Magic Arms and Armor, Craft Wondrous Item
Notable Skills: Appraise +13, Craft (alchemy) +16, Knowledge (arcana) +13, Knowledge (nature) +13, Spellcraft +13
Languages: Aklo, Aquan, Boggard, Common, Draconic, Sylvan
The Old Beldame is human, but her fey bloodline gives her withered skin a greenish hue and her ears are a bit pointy.
Very old and frail, yet commanding. If she speaks, you listen. She lives on the edges of the Tuskwater Lake and is called “The Old Beldame” by some and “Swamp Witch” by others, but her real name is Elga Verniex.
People come to her hut for advice and magical help. If you are not invited and trespass, she’ll sic her animated scarecrow on you. Still, people go to her despite not knowing if she’ll help you or turn you into a toad.
The PCs met The Old Beldame while exploring the lands south of their capital city, Stagfall. The PCs had ventured toward an odorous mud pit wanting to examine the rare mushrooms growing there when they were attacked by a tendriculos, a huge carnivorous plant.
The Old Beldame cast Slow and Ray of Enfeeblement to weaken the tendriculos while the PCs brought it down with flame and sword, trying to keep a paralyzed Crumpet from being swallowed whole.
Elga served as Magister for the few weeks when Jordan Scorch was temporarily dead, but happily returned to her hut after he was resurrected.