Rosamia Gainsborough, Knight of the Scale


"Your evil halts here, beast!"


Individuals who battle dragons are thought as either foolhardy or suicidal. Rosamia is neither, and can herself attest to the fact that, despite their innate intelligence and cunning, dragons can be defeated. Orphaned when a flight of red dragons attacked her hometown, Rosamia swore to herself that no one else should experience the same fate. She joined the Knights of Falcon's Point to undergo martial training, before starting her hunt of the kin of the evil dragons that destroyed her family. Her early campaigns were not always successful, and after one particularly disastrous hunt she almost died. However, a worshipper of the dragon god of Good, Bahamut, found her and nursed her back to health. Approving of her quest, the Vassal of Bahamut named Carlyle Argentin instructed her on the weaknesses of the hated chromatics, and the tactics she could use that would give her an edge against them.

Armed with this new knowledge, Rosamia renewed her hunt, but no longer as a mere warrior, but as a Knight of the Scale. Endowed by the powers of Good, she travels Celestin, fighting to prevent the depredations of evil dragons from harming the innocent.

Rosamia is a member of standing amongst the League of Heroes and the Knights of Falcon's Point. Some members of those orders find her hard to talk to because of her almost-singleminded mission, but all of those concerned agree, that when faced with a mission to engage one of the fearsome chromatic dragons, there couldn't be a more capable and willing companion.

Sporting a shock of dark-brown hair cropped short, and steel gray eyes that pierce sharply into whoever it is she is looking at, Rosamia comes off as intimidating, even to the people who know her. The fact that she rarely, if ever, smiles, and the fact that she's built like a fighting bull, doesn't help with that impression either. Unknown by all, this imposing dragonslayer nurtures a soft side, but this only comes out when she is in the company of children, or those orphaned as a result of dragon attacks.


Rosamia Gainsborough, female Fighter 7/Knight of the Scale 8: CR 15; Medium-Sized humanoid (human); HD 7d10+14 plus 8d10+16; hp 152; wp 15; Init +1; Spd 20 ft.; AC 30 (touch 14, flat-footed 29); Base Attack +15; Grapple +19; Attack +23 melee (2d6+11 plus 2d6 vs. evil, 2d6+13 and 2d6 vs. dragons/17-20, +3 holy dragonsbane greatsword), or +22 melee charge (1d8+6 plus 2d6 vs. evil/x3, +2 holy heavy lance), or +17 ranged (1d8+5/x3, +1 precise composite longbow); Full Attack +23/+18/+13 melee (2d6+11 plus 2d6 vs. evil, 2d6+13 and 2d6 vs. dragons/17-20, +3 holy dragonsbane greatsword), or +17 ranged (1d8+5/x3, +1 precise composite longbow); SA Dragonslaying +2/+2d6, shatter scale 1/day; SQ Blood of Heroes, detect dragon, sacred shield +4, mount (celestial griffon), ride-by attack*; Alignment Neutral Good; Saves Fort +18, Ref +10, Will +14; Str 18, Dex 13, Con 15, Int 12, Wis 12, Cha 13. Height 5 ft. 8 in.

Skills and Feats (with Synergy bonuses included): Climb +10, Concentration +10, Diplomacy +9, Handle Animal +9, Heal +9, Jump +10, Knowledge (Arcana) +9, Ride +19, Swim +10; Blind-Fight, Cleave, Improved Critical (greatsword), Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Mounted Combat, Power Attack, Quick Draw, Ride-By Attack*, Weapon Focus (greatsword), Weapon Focus (heavy lance), Weapon Specialization (greatsword).

Languages Spoken: Common, Draconic.

Standard Equipment: +3 holy dragonsbane greatsword, Lance of the Charger (+2 holy lance that gives use of Spirited Charge feat), +1 precise composite longbow (+4 Str bonus), +4 red dragonscale full plate mail (functions as a lightweight +4 full plate of greater fire resistance), +2 animated moderate fortification heavy steel shield (floats within 2 feet and defends owner, negates critical strikes and sneak attacks 75% of the time), Slayer's Insignia (+4 luck bonus to Will saves, wearer immune to dragon spell-like abilities), ring of defense +3, ring of evasion, potions (2 bull's strength, 2 bear's endurance, 4 cure serious wounds, 4 energy resistance, 1 haste), backpack, bedroll, blanket, explorer's outfit, flint and steel, lamp (bull's eye), mirror (steel), oil (3 pints), rations (3 days), soap (1 pound), torch (2), waterskin (full, water), whetstone.


Class Abilities and Special Qualities:

Blood of Heroes (Su): Rosamia is immune to the fear aura generated by dragons, and gives all allies within 10 feet of her a +4 morale bonus to saves against this fear-generating effect. Allies that go beyond the range of this field must make their saving throws against fear anew.

Detect Dragon (Sp): At will, Rosamia can detect the presence of dragons, as the spell detect evil, except it affects only dragons, and there is no chance to be stunned.

Dragonslaying (Su): Rosamia adds a +2 morale bonus to attack rolls and +2d6 holy damage against dragons and draconic creatures.

Mount (Su): Rosamia has a male celestial griffon named Dragonwrack as her mount.

Ride-By Attack: Rosamia gains the Ride-By Attack feat.

Sacred Shield (Su): Rosamia receives a +4 sacred bonus to all her saves against a dragon's spells and supernatural abilities.

Shatter Scale (Su): Once per day, Rosamia can channel the power of the Light into one melee attack against a creature with the dragon type, receiving a +4 bonus to her attack roll and a damage bonus equal to her Knight of the Scale class level (in this case +8).


For the DM:

Rosamia is currently looking for any information pertaining to the location of the artifact weapon called Dragonhammer. She will gladly exchange most of her accumulated resources for even a hint of the weapon's resting place, for she believes that it could tip the balance in the favor of humanity in their battle against evil dragons.