The foundling daughter of Father Tobyn


Nualia was a foundling raised by Sandpoint’s previous religious leader, Ezakien Tobyn, and her childhood was lonely and sad. Her unearthly beauty made the other children either jealous or shy, and many of them took to playing cruel jokes on her. The adults in town weren’t much better; many of the superstitious Varisians viewed Nualia as blessed by Desna, a sort of “reverse deformity.” Rumors that her touch or proximity could cure warts and rashes, that locks of her hair brewed into tea could increase fertility, and that her voice could drive out evil spirits led to endless awkward and humiliating requests over the years. Poor Nualia felt more like a freak than a young girl by the time she came of age, so when Delek Vishkanta, a local Varisian youth, began to court her, she practically fell into his arms in gratitude.

Knowing that her father wouldn’t approve of a relationship with a Varisian (he wanted her to remain pure so that she could join one of the prestigious Windsong Abbey convents), they kept the affair secret. Before long, Nualia realized she was pregnant. When she told Delek, he revealed his true colors and, after calling her a slut and a harlot, fled Sandpoint rather than face her father’s wrath. When her father discovered her delicate condition, he forbade her to leave the church, lectured her nightly, and made her pray to Desna for forgiveness.

One night, when she was seven months pregnant, she flew into a strange frenzy. She miscarried her child later that night, a child whose monstrously deformed shape she only glimpsed before blanching midwives stole it away to burn it in secret. The child itself was deformed and horrific, cursed by Lamashtu according to Madame Niska Mvashti. The double shock of losing a child and the realization she had been carrying a fiend in her belly for seven months was too much. Nualia fell into a coma. She was still in its grip when the Sandpoint Fire claimed her life.

However, it now seems that Nualia survived (and likely caused) that fire and escaped into the night. She has since gathered a group of mercenaries (which included Tsuto Kaijitsu, Lyrie Akenja, Orik Vancaskerkin, and Bruthazmus) and is planning some evil.

She arranged the raid on the Swallowtail Festival in order to distract from the stealing of her father’s bones. These bones she used in a ritual to begin a demonic transformation.
She was planning an even greater sacrifice, the burning of the entire town. She planned on aid from a quasit which apparently lives below Sandpoint, as well as from a creature named Malfeshnekor who needed to be “released”.

However, the party managed to disrupt her base on Thistletop and kill all her mercenaries. Nualia has escaped, likely to Magnimar or Riddleport.


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