Flowers of the Sky
Blue Flame Witch, one of the 1000 Heroes of Quain
Jo Ara (CR 1)
Female human kineticist 19 (XP 2,250,000)
LG Medium humanoid (human)
Init +9; Senses firesight; Perception +26
Languages Common, Ignan
AC 34, touch 20, flat-footed 29, combat 27
(+9 armor, +5 deflection, +4 Dex, +5 natural)
hp 260 (19d8 + 161)
Resistance acid 10, cold 10, electricity 10, fire 20, sonic 10
Fort +24, Ref +20, Will +15
Melee Kinetic blade +19/+14/+9 (as kinetic blast)
Ranged air blast +19 (15d6 + 10 /19-20 and stagger), blue fire blast +19 touch (30d6 + 5 fire /19-20 and stagger), fire blast +19 touch (15d6 fire /19-20 and stagger), plasma blast +19 (30d6 + 25 fire and bludgeoning /19-20 and stagger), thunderstorm blast +19 (30d6 + 25 electricity and bludgeoning /19-20 and stagger)
Abilities Str 13 (19), Dex 13 (19), Con 21 (27), Int 12, Wis 13 (19), Cha 12 (18)
Skills Acrobatics +26, Diplomacy +14, Handle Animal +5, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +15, Knowledge (geography) +20, Knowledge (planes) +16, Knowledge (nature) +23, Knowledge (religion) +6, Perception +26, Perform (dance) +23, Stealth +26, Use Magic Device +16
Possessions Ring of Fire Elemental Control, +5 glammered darkleaf lamellar armor, +5 ring of protection*, +5 amulet of natural armor*, +5 cloak of resistance*, +6 belt of perfection*, +6 headband of mental prowess*, hat of disguise*, shoes of the firewalker*, bracer of minor energy resistance x3* *Denotes a tattoo over that slot
Jo Ara is one of the 1000 Heroes of Quain, known as the Blue Flame Witch. She is often used as a curse by the bureaucrats in Lanming, as her defenses of her title in the capital city leave property aflame, which she intentionally does not extinguish, leaving that for the citizens who make their money repairing and mitigating the collateral damage caused by the frequent duels within its walls.
Jo Ara is probably best known for defeating the Shogun of the Dark, an avatar of General Susumu, who intended to conquer all of Hongal, becoming the Khan of Khans and forcing all of the horselords to swear unflinching allegiance to him. As such, she is hated by the Order of the Black Daimyo, but beloved by the free peoples of Hongal.
An exploit not as well known, was her freeing Hinokagatsuchi, the elder jinushigami of the volcanoes in the Chenlun. To do so, she bested the fire yai king and the Eight Devils of Chenlun, fire giant martial champions, in a series of duels that lasted over a week. In freeing Hinokagatsuchi, she stripped the oni of much of their power and influence in the region.