(Circa "Throne of Blood", "Vengeance of the Golden Circle", "Chariot of the Fire Stallions," "Red Lace", "Sightless in a Strange Land", "Ashes and Emblems" and "Shall Skranos Fall?", "An Evening on the Border", "The Tomb of Three Dead Kings", "A War of Wizards")
Medium-sized Human, 23 -25 years old
Hit Dice: 10d10+20 (82 hp)
Initiative: +9 (+5 Dex, +4 Improved Initiative)
Speed: 30 ft.
AC: 16 (+5 Dex, +1 Dodge)
Attacks: Longsword +14/+9 melee
Damage: Longsword 1d8+5
Face/Reach: 5 ft x 5 ft./5 ft.
Saves: Fort +9, Ref +10, Will +4
Abilities: Str 17, Dex 20, Con 15, Int 14, Wis 13, Cha 15
Skills: Jump +10, Swim +8, Ride +17, Move Silently +11, Gather Information +4, Balance +11, Spot +5
Feats: Lightning Reflexes, Combat Reflexes, Weapon Focus (Longsword), Improved Initiative, Dodge, Weapon Specialization (Longsword), Mounted Combat, Mobility, Expertise, Spring Attack, Blind Fight
Climate/Terrain: Argos, Aquilonia, Shem
Challenge Rating: 10
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Advancement: By Character Class.
|Further peril lurked in the city of Skranos, where
she was caught up in a bitter rivalry between the royal half-brothers
Suumaro and Oryx, to succeed their dying sire, King Quillos. Oryx
decided to hang Sonja because she is a well-known regicide. Suumaro
rescues her at the last moment and they fight their way free. She
later has to defeat a sadistic whip-wielding general to prove herself to
Suumaro's troops. Suumaro offered to make her a general, but she
Red Sonja is struck blind by magic, and is carried off by a giant peacock-like bird sent by Suumaro's mother, Apah Alah, who does not like Sonja. Helped by a winged demon named Vasso, Sonja's sight is soon restored via the blood of the giant bird.
Sonja and Suumaro quest for a magical chalice and defeat the machinations of a backstabbing lizard demon, as well as foil Apah Alah's plans for the chalice. She helps Suumaro become king (Quillos and Apah flee, and Oryx is killed). He offers to marry her, but she refuses to become queen of Skranos.
Sonja descended from the mountains and went northward to Aquilonia. She knows her reputation as a regicide has spread. She decides to place some distance between herself and the places where she might fall prey to bounty hunters and royalist fanatics. She has a run in with death and a sinister boatman named Karon at the Aquilonian border. Later, deeper in Aquilonia she destroys a trio of vampire kings.
She spends quite a lot of time in Aquilonia, and rumors of war soon send her traveling to Shem.
She crosses paths with Conan (late 11th level, early 12th level. He was about 26 at the time) again and Karanthes, priest of Ibis. Conan, grieving for Belit still, had made an unholy bargain with Zukala. When Conan discovers that part of the price of Belit's resurrection includes Sonja's life, he kills Zukala.
They join Sumuabi's legion, and narrowly escape death and is seperated from Conan.
She continues to battle with style and grace. She is wearing the 'armor' she is famous for - the chain mail bikini (her AC drops to 15). This does not add any actual armor value, but is distracting for opponents, and gives her extreme freedom of movement.
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