Val Holystorm

A stormsoul genasi swordmage-paladin Val has the intelligence and deadly fighting ability to get the job done, no matter what that job is.


Val Holysword, level 5
Genasi, Paladin|Swordmage
Hybrid Paladin: Hybrid Paladin Fortitude
Swordmage Aegis (Hybrid): Aegis of Assault
Hybrid Talent: Paladin Armor Proficiency
Versatile Expertise: Versatile Expertise (Heavy Blade)
Versatile Expertise: Versatile Expertise (Light Blade)
Elemental Manifestation: Stormsoul
Background: Early Life – Child Prodigy (+2 to Athletics)

Str 20, Con 11, Dex 10, Int 18, Wis 8, Cha 12.

Str 17, Con 11, Dex 10, Int 15, Wis 8, Cha 12.

AC: 23 Fort: 20 Reflex: 19 Will: 15
HP: 50 Surges: 9 Surge Value: 12

Religion +11, Athletics +10, Arcana +11

Acrobatics -2, Bluff +3, Diplomacy +3, Dungeoneering +1, Endurance, Heal +1, History +6, Insight +1, Intimidate +3, Nature +3, Perception +1, Stealth -2, Streetwise +3, Thievery -2

Level 1: Hybrid Talent
Level 2: Versatile Expertise
Level 4: Versatile Resistance

Hybrid at-will 1: Sword Burst
Hybrid at-will 1: Ardent Strike
Hybrid encounter 1: Radiant Smite
Hybrid daily 1: Dragon’s Teeth
Hybrid utility 2: Call of Challenge
Hybrid encounter 3: Dual Lightning Strike
Hybrid daily 5: Fiery Smite

Heavy Shield, Adventurer’s Kit, Brooch of Shielding +1, Lifegiving Plate Armor +1, Lightning Broadsword +1, Viper Belt (heroic tier)


Val has been traveling with this circus for sometime now. She handles much of the “heavy lifting” that comes with her performance (and others) with the circus. She welcomes this freedom of choice given her life before the circus. Val is very content with her life for the moment, and often seeks the thrill of showing this off. Even though she has this openess with her fellow agents, new situations often drive her into silence. One could blame her early life as a result for this, however she is fairly shy in nature. But given the right circumstance, Val can be quite outgoing.

In her early life, Val was part of a very dedicated family of Paladins. From an early age she was pushed to become the leader of the city’s paladin temple, to the point that she finally grew tired of not having choices. Val ended up running away, which to this clan, was a crime. In an attempt to hide out, as to not to be found, she joined a most unlikely crew. A master swordsmageman took Val in and began her training as a swordmage after recognizing Val’s extreme potential in the arcana ways. Mixed with her sword training as a paladin. she took to the role extremely well, and found a way to use both to her favor.

Unfortunatly, Val ended up being found. A party of paladins came for her one night, trying to take her back to the temple for punishment. With her new ability’s, she battled and out challenged them, all the while being watched unknowningly. After the struggle, she was introduced to some people who worked for the government. She was since hired as a government agent and was given sanctuary against her old clan, never to be persued again…as of yet.

Val’s Role in Battle
Val specialized in drawing attention to herself in battle, trying to keep the blows from landing on her ally’s. She is tactical, methodical in her sword dance, and unwilling to give up. Due to her genasi heritage, she has gained many resistances to the elements over her years to aid her in this pursuit.

Val’s Role in the Circus
Val uses her teachings in both swordmage and paladin heritage. Her sword dance is unmatched by any of the other players. She mixes in her arcanical abilities to compliment this physical dance, and with all three powers mixed, that being religion, arcana, and her atheletic abilities, she often steals the show!

Val’s Wish List
Val will continue to update her wishlist according to level.
+2 Lightning Broadsword (level 10 item) (weapon)
+2 Brooch of Shielding (level 8) (neck)
+2 Lifegiving Plate Armor (level 8) (armor)
Iron Armbands of Power (level 6) (arms)
Antipathy Gloves (level 10) (gloves)
Gaj Headdress (level 9) (head)
Boots of Dancing (level 11)

Val Holystorm

When the circus comes to town. crusifix