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20px-Cquote1.png You people up there in your lush forest while the rest of us have to fight for scraps - you can shove your false respect, because you don't know anything about me! 20px-Cquote2.png
Laurin
Laurin Shattersmith
Biographical information
First Comic

758

Last Comic

945

Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Age

58+

Hair color

Dark brown with a few grey hairs

Chronological and political information
Affiliation

Vector Legion
Empire of Sweat

Class

Psion

Alignment

Evil[1]

Known masters

Queen Shvitzer (nominal)

Status

Unknown

D&D Stats
Level

13+

Str

~7

Dex

~7

Con

~7

Int

16+

Wis

~12

Cha

~12

Spells

Psionic powers:Body Adjustment, Clairvoyant Sense, Control Body, Dimension Door, Disintegrate, Dispel Psionics, Energy Adaptation, Mental Disruption, Mind Probe, Telekinetic Force, Wormhole, unspecified attack power

Laurin Shattersmith is a powerful Psion and member of the Vector Legion. She has been working as an advisor to Queen Shvitzer of the Empire of Sweat.

BiographyEdit

Laurin was part of the adventuring party the Vector Legion, whom Tarquin believed himself to lead, though in practice was ruled as a partnership[1]. The party consisted of her and Tarquin along with Malack, Miron Shewdanker, Jacinda and an unknown human fighter. Her stated motivation for adventuring with the Legion is to keep her daughter, Hannah Shattersmith, away from it.[2]

Mercenary on the Western ContinentEdit

After Tarquin was deposed from his first empire, he gathered his old adventuring party together to propose a plan for eventual conquest of the Western Continent. The six split into three separate teams, offering their services as freelance warlords and advisers to the various kingdoms across the continent, gradually becoming the power behind the throne. Through a careful system of manipulating various nations and tribes to attack each other, offering conquest and then liberation, they were able to force them into alliance with one of their three empires—the Empire of Blood, Empire of Sweat, and Empire of Tears. Over fifteen years Tarquin's group had secured control of much of the continent, arranging various staged coups to keep anyone from noticing the same six people were operating behind the sidelines. She was manipulating the Empire of Sweat along with Jacinda.

Blood Runs in the FamilyEdit

She created a Wormhole to teleport a huge army of the Empire of Blood in the desert commanded by Tarquin. After surrounding the crater left by the destruction of The Gate, he called for her to join him and was introduced to Elan and Haley. After learning that The Gate was destroyed, he confessed that he was thinking of destroying it anyway. Tarquin discovered that Nale had murdered Malack, and he dismissed a final offer by his father to accept his protection. He then killed Nale, and Laurin disintegrated his body in revenge for Malack.

After that, Tarquin ordered his army to kill Roy, Belkar and Durkon, who were inside the crater. When Tarquin saw that his soldiers were not capable of killing the Order, he tried to make Miron and Laurin join the fight, but they refused. The Order took control of one of his army's allosaurus and tried to escape.
Laurin power

Laurin using her power against The Order

He decided to go after them and called for an old favor from Miron and struck a deal with Laurin so that they joined him, riding a triceratops. After a long chase using Laurin's wormholes, they polymorphed the Order's allosaurus, only to lose their ride, thanks to V's Prismatic Spray, while Laurin received the red beam. The Order hurt Miron so much that his Contingency spell made him leave the battle. With the help of Tarquin, Laurin subdued The Order, using Tarquin's whip to strangle V, while Tarquin stabbed Elan with Roy's sword, in order to stab also Roy who was under Elan.

They got distracted by the arrival of Julio Scoundrél riding a flying carpet. She kept V pinned down but was attacked by Durkon, who tried to recover Malack's staff. She teleported away to avoid his attacks. After Tarquin unsuccessfully tried to fight Julio he called for Laurin. She confessed that she was a fan of Julio when she was younger, but that she had terrible taste back then. Together, they tried to flank Julio, but Elan shot a harpoon from the Mechane that almost hit Tarquin. While he complained that Elan missed, Julio cut the rope attached to the harpoon and hung on, demonstrating that this was launched to help Julio escape, not to kill Tarquin.

They gave chase, using a Laurin's wormhole. Tarquin stabbed Haley in the back, and started attacking Elan, only to receive a Sneak Attack from Haley. He turned around and broke her arm. Then he threatened Elan by telling him that in order to crush him, he would kill Haley and everyone aboard the ship and cut off Elan's hand. He was stopped by V's Bugsby's Forceful Hand spell. When he was almost dropped from the ship, Laurin dispelled the hand and started fighting V. After V pointed that V still many more spells than Laurin had power points to dispel them, Laurin teleported away, leaving Tarquin to fight alone.

Laurin was last seen being attacked by the Snarl. It is unknown if she survived.

Personality and TraitsEdit

She's a dark skinned woman, with a few gray hairs. She has black eyes that turn to yellow when using her powers. She used to have three Ioun Stones floating around her head, though she only has two left after one was stolen by Blackwing following the skirmish aboard the Mechane.

She looks like she despises Elves for the comments she made while fighting V aboard Julio Scoundrél's ship.

Laurin has a bad temper, usually triggered when someone harms one of her friends, and can be tricked into doing a "nova" as a result.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Laurin is a very capable Psion. She can create wormholes so she can move things, animals and persons to great distances. She can use telekinesis to move objects and pin down enemies. She's also capable of dispelling protection spells.

Weapons and EquipmentEdit

  • Ioun Stones: Laurin originally possessed three Ioun stones, one of which was an orange prism, granting +1 to her caster level. That one was stolen by Blackwing, leaving her two more stones of unknown type orbiting around her head.
  • Headband

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Forum post by Rich Burlew
  2. Comic #921, "Shot Down"
Vector Legion
TarquinMalackMiron ShewdankerLaurin ShattersmithJacinda • Vector Legion Fighter
Appearances
758, 910, 911, 912, 913, 914, 915, 916, 921, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929, 930, 931, 933, 934, 935, 945

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