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Pathfinder: Kingmaker is an isometric single-player RPG based on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Kingmaker Adventure Path.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker is an isometric single-player RPG based on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Kingmaker Adventure Path.
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Octavia: Tough Cookie

Posted by Owlcat Games (Creator)
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Dear Pathfinders,

Another update, another companion! We're about to introduce you to the first half of an exciting duo that shares a lot - tragic backstory, magical aptitude, and affection for one another. Please welcome Octavia, a gleeful yet determined half-elf with a talent for magic and sleight of hand.

 

Whatever the situation might be, Octavia always pays close attention to details that often elude others. She is the quickest to notice a companion’s change of mind and the hidden suffering of other beings – as well as fleeting moments of beauty such as a pretty hair clip in a girl’s hair that deserves a compliment. Cheerful and quirky, this half-elf lives in the moment. According to her, the future is too uncertain to worry about while the past is better left behind. However, she's a bit disingenuous on that last part, and for good reasons: it’s hard to forget years of bonded servitude to the sinister Technic League that keeps all of Numeria in fear. Due to her magical aptitude, Octavia has been forced to serve the League masters for all her life. The only one who helped her get through dark times was Regongar, her true half-orc friend, who shared her pain and misery.

Light shines brighter in the darkness: hardships didn’t break Octavia’s boisterous spirit. Despite everything, the girl has brought her optimistic and merciful nature through the whole ordeal right to the day she became the master of her destiny. While on a Technic League's assignment in the Stolen Lands, Octavia and Regongar were set free by a daring adventurer, who claimed untamed territories for the young barony. Today, the half-elf can do as she pleases – and that includes fighting for all the just reasons as well as making up for every lost opportunity to primp and preen!

In battle, Octavia makes good use not only of her magical abilities but of her nimbleness, as well. She avoids melee at all costs: lack of armor makes her extremely vulnerable to direct attack. Instead, she prefers to sneak up on her enemies and eliminate adversaries with deadly spells before they know what hit them.

 

Despite her seeming carelessness, Octavia is bright and resourceful. Thanks to these qualities, she is an excellent candidate for an official governing post. Whether it’s other people, money or magical dealings, Octavia is ready to use her talents for the benefit of society and the barony.

Eager to learn more about Octavia's partner? We'll tell you about Regongar in our next companion update. Stay tuned!

Hail to the kings!

Owlcats

 

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    1. Denis Habulinec on

      From this description, Octavia seems to me as a vibrant, complex character that will reveal many facets as the story goes on in Pathfinder. As long as you keep these characters written that way, I think we're in for a great ensemble of heroes and outcasts!

    2. Nicholas Trewartha on

      Ha, kinda reminds me of a female version of Lantry from Tyranny

    3. Mevy on

      Seems like a really great companion! Like her alot the invisibility ability looks great, first time I see that one , good job and keep it up Owlcat!

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      apolloo on

      it seems like she's too pure for this wicked world

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      Mat on

      I like that there's also a mention of how she'll fit into the kingdom. Hopefully all of the companions have some entertaining reactions to being assigned duties they may or may not like.

      "Amiri, you shall be henceforth known as the Grand Diplomat of our kingdom."

    6. James Butcher on

      I love how practical her robes look, so many pockets and scrolls!

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      Eric Croslin on

      Sounds like an Arcane Trickster to me! This is all up in my wheelhouse.

    8. Phil Norfleet on

      Awesome. I'm far, far more likely to keep her around than Jubilost...

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      Mat on

      @Blave - She seems like a fun companion to have along for the ride. I always play good-aligned characters so I'll probably have her with on every playthrough.

      It would have been nice if this update was closer to the Jubilost one. I would like a chance to hear the voice actress they're using. But that's a minor gripe.

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      Blave on

      I like her. She reminds me of Imoen. Carefree(-ish), intelligent, rogue/mage multiclass.
      I do believe Octavia and I will get along rather nicely. :)

      I'm also curious about Regongar, who probably is the half-orc from the artwork. I wonder if he's a wizard who just uses a falchion because he can (being a half-orc and all) or if he maybe is actually an Eldritch Knight.