at 3rd Level
can be found in the Temple of Ehlonna in Highfolk. A low-level cleric
in the park-like temple, Orion could easily be the first priest a character
encounters upon entering the temple. He also often leads acolytes into
the Vesve Forest in search of animal companions, and an adventuring party
might encounter him there.
in the wilds, Orion alters his spell list to add more combat-oriented
spells such as sound burst or knife spray (from Defenders
of the Faith). During
a battle, Orion normally casts shield other on Artemis, and then
stays at range, using his crossbow and healing himself as he takes half
of Artemis's injuries. In a pinch, Orion can use his walking stick as
a club, but his low strength makes him a poor fighter in melee.
Male human Clr3; CR 3; Medium-size humanoid; HD 3d8 + 3; hp 24; Init +2
(Dex); Spd 20 ft.; AC 19 or better (barkskin); Atk +1 melee (1d6-1/x
2 crit, club), +5 ranged (1d8/19-20/x 2 crit, masterwork light crossbow);
SA turn/destroy undead (8/day), domain powers; AL NG; SV Fort +4, Ref
+3, Will +5; Str 8, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 12, Wis 15, Cha 13.
and Feats: Concentration +5, Diplomacy +7, Handle Animal +4, Heal
+4, Knowledge (nature) +7; Extra Turning, Heighten Turning, Reach Spell.
Turning (from Defenders of the Faith): When you turn or rebuke
undead, you may choose a number no higher than your cleric level. Add
that number to your turning checks, while subtracting that number from
your turning damage roll.
Spell (from Defenders of the Faith): You may cast a spell that
normally has a range of "touch" at any distance up to 30 feet.
The spell effectively becomes a ray, so you must succeed at a ranged touch
attack to bestow the spell upon the recipient. A reach spell uses up a
slot two levels higher than the spell's actual level.
Spells Prepared (4/4/3; base DC = 12 + spell level): 0 -- detect
magic, detect poison, mending, purify food and drink;
1st -- calm animal*, comprehend languages, entropic shield,
sanctuary; 2nd -- barkskin*, speak with animals,
spells. Domains: Animal (animal friendship once/day); Plant (rebuke/command
Spray (Clr 2): Cone of droplets, 1d6 and +1/level damage (max +5).
Wand of cure light wounds (25 charges), +1 amulet of natural
armor, everburning torch, masterwork light crossbow, 20 bolts, breastplate,
buckler, 4 magic fang scrolls, platinum ring worth 50 gp (focus
for shield other spell), walking stick (functions as a club).
(animal companion): Leopard: CR 3, hp 19; See leopard in "Appendix
1: Animals" on page 198 of the Monster
Manual . Trained by Orion to defend, guard, protect, attack, fetch,
Platinum collar worth 50 gp (focus for shield other spell).