Daca, Pillar of the Community

Female saint† (gnome) expert 6; CR 8; Small outsider (augmented humanoid, native);
HD 6d6+18; hp 41; Init –1; Spd 20 ft.; AC 23, touch 16, flat-footed 23;
Base Atk +4; Grp –1; Atk —;
SA holy touch, spell-like abilities;
SQ damage reduction 5/magic, darkvision 60 ft., endure elements, fast healing 3, gnome traits, immunity to acid, cold, electricity, and petrification, low-light vision, protective aura, resistance to fire 10, sustenance, tongues;
SV Fort +5* (+9 against poison), Ref +1*, Will +8*; Str 8, Dex 8, Con 16, Int 14, Wis 16, Cha 20.
Skills and Feats: Diplomacy +24, Gather Information +16, Heal +12, Knowledge (local) +11, Knowledge (religion) +11, Listen +12, Profession (cook) +7, Sense Motive +14, Spot +8; Negotiator, Sacred Vow, Vow of Nonviolence, Vow of Peace, Vow of Poverty.
Languages: Common, Gnome.
† The saint template and most of Daca’s feats are presented in Book of Exalted Deeds. Her statistics here include all the information needed to use her in an encounter.
Holy Touch (Su): Any evil creature that strikes Daca with a natural weapon takes 1d6 points of holy damage, or 1d8 points if the creature is undead or an outsider.
Endure Elements (Ex): Daca is immune to the effects of being in a hot or cold environment. She can exist comfortably in conditions between –50 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit without having to make Fortitude saves.
Gnome Traits: Gnomes have a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against kobolds and goblinoids. Gnomes have a +4 racial bonus to Armor Class against giants. *Gnomes have a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against illusions.
Protective Aura (Su): As a free action, Daca can surround herself with a nimbus of light having a radius of 20 feet. This acts as a double-strength magic circle against evil and as a lesser globe of invulnerability, both as cast by a 6th-level cleric.
Spell-Like Abilities: At will—bless, guidance, resistance, virtue. Caster level 6th.
Sustenance (Ex): Daca doesn’t need to eat or drink.
Tongues (Su): Daca can speak with any creature that has a language, as though using a tongues spell cast by a 14th-level cleric. This ability is always active.

Feats: The effects of Daca’s feats are as follows:
—Sacred Vow: +2 perfection bonus on Diplomacy checks.
—Vow of Nonviolence: Allies within 120 feet who slay a helpless or defenseless foe take a –1 morale penalty on attack rolls for 6 hours. For each helpless foe slain, the penalty increases by 1, to a maximum of –6.
—Vow of Peace: Daca is constantly surrounded by a calming aura to a radius of 20 feet. Creatures within the aura must make a successful DC 22 Will save or be affected as by the calm emotions spell. Creatures who leave the aura and reenter it receive new saving throws. A creature that makes a successful saving throw and remains in the aura is unaffected until it leaves the aura and reenters. The aura is a mind-affecting, supernatural compulsion.
This feat also grants Daca a +2 natural armor bonus to her AC, a +2 deflection bonus to her AC, and a +2 exalted bonus to her AC. If a creature strikes Daca with a manufactured weapon, the weapon must immediately make a successful DC 20 Fortitude save or shatter against her skin, leaving her unharmed. Daca must not cause harm to any living creature, or she loses the benefit of this feat.
—Vow of Poverty: Dala gets a +6 exalted bonus to her Armor Class, the endure elements and sustenance powers shown above, and a +1 deflection bonus to her Armor Class (which stacks with the bonus provided by the Vow of Peace feat).
Possessions: None.

A thin, gray-haired gnome looks down from atop a 12-foot tall pillar of densewood. She wears a plain hooded robe, and her wrinkled skin is tanned a deep brown. Her dark eyes sparkle as she watches and smiles.
Starting Attitude: Friendly
Modifiers: Resident of High Hope (+4); priest of Boldrei (+4); priest of the Sovereign Host (+2)
If Hostile: Dismisses the characters without listening to them. If necessary, calls the Watch to remove the party from the Gates.
If Unfriendly or Hostile: While Daca is never rude and never intentionally misleads people, she refuses to help the party in any way. If she speaks to them, it is in an attempt to learn what threat they may present to the other inhabitants of the district. She warns others about the party afterward.
If Indifferent: Daca does not provide the party with anything that she considers to be privileged information, but she still listens and attempts to provide useful advice.
If Friendly: Talks with the party and tries to provide guidance and information.
If Helpful: Daca always tries to help people, but she goes out of her way to help the party. She uses her in-depth knowledge of the district to try to connect the party with people who have skills or information that they require. In addition, if a cleric of Boldrei spends at least thirty minutes discussing the people of High Hope and Sharn with Daca, he regains the use of one Community domain spell of up to 4th level.

Daca’s Watch: High Hope contains an unusual shrine to Boldrei, a monument that has come to be known as Daca’s Watch. A thick, 12-foot pillar of densewood, this structure was supposed to hold a statue of some priest or martyr, but funding for the project evaporated, and the pillar stood empty for many years. One day, a gnome named Daca climbed up to the top and sat down. From this high perch, she watched and studied the people, occasionally shouting advice to people who seemed troubled or distressed.
That was 120 years ago. Daca still sits on her post, watching over her neighbors. While she has no oracular powers, she is very familiar with the people of High Hope and has a great deal of common sense. The inhabitants of the district often come to her for advice or when a mediator is required, and she served as an emotional pillar of the community over the course of the Last War.
While she has no religious training and does not profess to be a priestess of Boldrei, most of the locals believe that she has been touched by the goddess and consider her to be a holy woman. They are not alone in this; a handful of priests from other districts regularly visit High Hope to discuss events in Sharn with Daca.

Source: Sharn: City of Towers

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