Joshua Cooper

Aundairan Swordmage, Defender of The Empty Keg


Joshua Cooper, level 14
Human, Swordmage, Coronal Guard
Build: Shielding Swordmage
Swordmage Aegis: Aegis of Shielding
Versatile Expertise: Versatile Expertise (Heavy Blade)
Versatile Expertise: Versatile Expertise (Light Blade)
Background: Aundair (City) (+2 to Arcana)

Str 14, Con 19, Dex 11, Int 22, Wis 9, Cha 14.

Str 13, Con 15, Dex 10, Int 16, Wis 8, Cha 13.

AC: 32 Fort: 26 Reflex: 29 Will: 26
HP: 112 Surges: 12 Surge Value: 28

Endurance +16, Arcana +20, Diplomacy +14, Athletics +14, History +18

Acrobatics +7, Bluff +9, Dungeoneering +6, Heal +6, Insight +6, Intimidate +9, Nature +6, Perception +6, Religion +13, Stealth +7, Streetwise +9, Thievery +7

Human: Arcane Reserves (retrained to Double Aegis at Level 11)
Level 1: Retributive Shield (retrained to Skill Power at Level 10)
Level 2: Action Surge
Level 4: Impending Victory
Level 6: Weapon Focus (Heavy Blade)
Level 8: Intelligent Blademaster
Level 10: Stubborn Survivor
Level 11: Greater Aegis of Shielding
Level 12: War Wizardry
Feat User Choice: Versatile Expertise
Feat User Choice: Greater Swordmage Warding
Bonus At-Will Power: Sword Burst
Skill Power: Reactive Surge
Swordmage at-will 1: Booming Blade
Swordmage at-will 1: Lightning Lure
Swordmage encounter 1: Flame Cyclone
Swordmage daily 1: Frost Backlash
Swordmage utility 2: Arcane Mutterings
Swordmage encounter 3: Dimensional Vortex
Swordmage daily 5: Lingering Lightning
Swordmage utility 6: Quickling Stride
Swordmage encounter 7: Rejuvenating Strike
Swordmage daily 9: Forceful Dismissal
Swordmage utility 10: Impenetrable Warding
Swordmage encounter 13: Seed of Fire (replaces Dimensional Vortex)

Adventurer’s Kit, Standard Identification Papers, Travel Papers, Hand Crossbow, Crossbow Bolts (20), Fine Clothing, Tethercord (level 3), Potion of Healing (heroic tier), Blade of Heaven +3, Oathblade Longsword +2, Amulet of Protection +2, Boots of Striding (heroic tier), Dagger, Veteran’s Drowmesh +3


Personality: Joshua is level-headed, decisive and goal-oriented. He has little patience with those who are less intelligent, which often leads him to be quite brusque. His sense of humour leans to the sardonic. He is naturally suspicious, possibly a result of his cloistered and nationalistic upbringing. He has a great deal of national pride, and love of his homeland. Events since joining the Keg have shown him to be a surprisingly dab hand at diffusing diplomatically tricky situations when the need arises, but he’s terrible with women (even ogre women). Since bonding with the artifact weapon The Blade of Heaven, Joshua’s personality has begun to undergo a subtle change. He is now much more inclined to be brash when confronted with Daemons or the Aberrant, throwing caution to the wind in his violent pursuit of his enemy.

History: Born to a barrel-maker in the Audairan city of Arcanix, Joshua was singled out at a young age by the wizards of that city as possessed of innate arcane talent. Taken from his family and educated at the arcane military academy in Passage, Joshua grew into an adept swordmage, specializing in the shielding school. Commissioned into the Aundairan Army as a Lieutenant, Joshua fought the final years of the Last War from the trenches. During this time, he met a gnome named Twocopper Jack, who was in the employ of Aundair’s special intelligence services as an “extraction expert”. With the end of the war, Joshua was honourably discharged from the Royal Army. He made his way to Sharn hoping to find a means of travelling the world in search of greater Arcane learning. He joined up with the fledgling mercenary company The Empty Keg, and has travelled with them since as their stalwart defender.

Motivations: Joshua seeks to expand his horizons and deepen his mastery of the arcane arts through whatever means he finds. He remains fiercely loyal to his homeland, and is rumoured to still be in occasional contact with members of Her Majesty’s government. Since bonding with The Blade of Heaven, Joshua has become aware of a new driving force within him, and he now seeks to expunge Daemonic and Aberrant presence in Eberron wherever he finds it.

Joshua Cooper

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