Nualia Tobyn



The young Aasimar’s unearthly beauty was the envy of all and her greatest flaw. Once a foundling adopted by Father Ezakien Tobyn, she quickly felt alienated and lived a life of solitude. She found love, became pregnant and watched the man of her dreams run for the hills. Sentenced to remain in her room within the church, a growing hatred, fueled from below, began to take shape. She flew into a frenzy the night she miscarried her child, a deformed demon monstrosity. She burned the Sandpoint chapel and all within, escaped, and began making plans to purge her celestial taint. A task requiring the death of all within Sandpoint.

The locals assumed Nualia had burned in the fire, a tragedy made all the worse by the death of Father Tobyn as well. Yet Nualia lived. She fled to Magnimar where she enlisted the aid of a group of killers known as the Skinsaw Men. With their aid, she tracked down Delek and murdered him. Yet his death did not fill her need for revenge. Sandpoint and its hated citizens still lived.

Seeing a kindred spirit in the tortured woman, the mysterious leader of the Skinsaw Men gave Nualia a medallion bearing a carving of a seven-pointed star called a “Sihedron medallion.” Nualia learned that she had a larger role to play, and that her dreams were a map to her destiny. Taking the advice to heart, Nualia, returned to Sandpoint, and found herself drawn to the brick wall in the smuggler’s tunnels where she and Delek had conceived her deformed child. Nualia bashed down the fall, and in doing so discovered the Catacombs of Wrath and the quasit Erylium, also a follower of Lamashtu. For many months, Nualia studied under Erylium’s tutelage. During this time, Nualia received another vision from Lamashtu— a vision of a monstrous goblin wolf imprisoned in a tiny room. In Nualia’s dreams, she learned that this creature, a barghest named Malfeshnekor, was also one of Lamashtu’s chosen. If she could find him and free him, he would not only help her achieve her vengeance against the town of Sandpoint, but he would be the key in cleansing her body of what she had come to see as her “celestial taint.” Nualia wanted to be one of Lamashtu’s children now. She wanted to become a monster herself.

She was killed by the PCs when they assaulted Thistletop.


Nualia Tobyn

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