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Esmeralda, La Esmeralda, Agnes

Esmeralda, La Esmeralda, Agnes
  • Alias: La Esmeralda, Agnes
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: Romani
  • Occupation: Dancer, Performer
  • Religion: Romani Folk Beliefs
  • Allies: Quasimodo, Clopin Trouillefou, Phoebus de Ch√Ęteaupers
  • Enemies: Claude Frollo, Jehan Frollo
  • Abode/Base of Operations: The Streets of Paris, Court of Miracles
  • Nationality: French
  • Languages: French, Romani
  • Alignment: Chaotic Good
  • Affiliation(s): Romani community, Court of Miracles
  • Significant Others: None specified, though there is a romantic interest with Phoebus de Ch√Ęteaupers

Esmeralda is a captivating Romani dancer with a heart full of compassion and a yearning for freedom. She roams the streets of medieval Paris, using her mesmerizing performances to earn a living and capture the hearts of those who witness her graceful movements. With her dark hair flowing and emerald eyes sparkling, Esmeralda possesses an aura of mystery and allure that draws people towards her.

Having faced discrimination and hardship as an outcast, Esmeralda seeks solace in her art and the company of her fellow Romani. She dances not only to entertain but also to defy the societal constraints that confine her people. Her performances, filled with passion and energy, allow her to express her innermost desires and dreams for a world where acceptance and equality prevail.

Despite her own struggles, she has a compassionate nature that compels her to help others. She is often seen extending a helping hand to the downtrodden, offering kindness and empathy to those in need. Her pure-heartedness drives her to fight against injustice, defending the innocent and advocating for the voiceless.

Esmeralda’s ultimate goal is to find a place where she can be free to live her life on her own terms, away from the prejudices and persecution she has encountered. She dreams of a society where people are judged not by their appearance or background but by the content of their character. Through her dancing, she hopes to inspire change and create a world where everyone can embrace their true selves without fear.

As Esmeralda’s story unfolds, her resilience and determination become evident, as she navigates the complex dynamics of love, friendship, and the pursuit of justice. Her journey is one of self-discovery and inner strength, as she learns to embrace her own identity and fight for what she believes in, all while enchanting those around her with her captivating presence.


Medium humanoid (human), chaotic good

Armor Class 15 (studded leather armor) Hit Points 88 (16d8 + 16) Speed 30 ft.


Skills Acrobatics +7, Performance +9, Perception +6 Senses Passive Perception 16 Languages Common, Romani

Challenge 5 (1,800 XP)


Dagger. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4+4) piercing damage.

Fire Bolt. Ranged Spell Attack: +9 to hit, range 120 ft., one target. Hit: 18 (4d10) fire damage.

Charm Person (3/day). She uses her enchanting voice to charm a humanoid within 30 feet. The target must succeed on a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw or be charmed by Esmeralda for up to 1 hour or until it takes damage.

Dance of the Gypsies. As a bonus action, Esmeralda can magically inspire her allies. All friendly creatures within 30 feet of her gain advantage on their next Dexterity or Charisma ability check or saving throw.

Legendary Actions

Esmeralda can take 2 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Esmeralda regains spent legendary actions at the start of her turn.

Fortune’s Favor. She grants advantage on the next attack roll made by a friendly creature within 30 feet.

Healing Touch. She magically restores 10 hit points to herself or a friendly creature within 30 feet.

Dazzling Performance. She captivates her audience with a stunning display of dance and music. All hostile creatures within 30 feet must succeed on a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw or be charmed and incapacitated for 1 round.


  • Studded Leather Armor
  • Dagger
  • Tambourine

Magic Items

  • Amulet of Charisma. Grants a +2 bonus to Charisma ability checks and saving throws.
  • Crystal Ball. Allows Esmeralda to cast the Scrying spell once per day.

Plot hooks

  • The Charmed Performer: Esmeralda’s mesmerizing performances have garnered attention from powerful individuals who seek to exploit her enchanting abilities. Players must navigate a web of intrigue and protect Esmeralda from those who would use her talents for their own gain.
  • The Romani Uprising: Her Romani community is on the brink of rebellion, facing persecution and oppression. Players are enlisted to aid Esmeralda and her people in their struggle for freedom, using their skills to gather allies, uncover secrets, and challenge the corrupt forces that oppress the Romani.
  • The Cursed Amulet: Esmeralda unwittingly comes into possession of a cursed amulet that brings misfortune and danger to anyone who wears it. Players must help Esmeralda break the curse, embarking on a perilous quest to locate the ancient artifact needed to reverse its effects.
  • The Oracle’s Prophecy: She is visited by a mysterious oracle who delivers a prophecy of great importance. Players are tasked with deciphering the cryptic message and unraveling its meaning, as they embark on a journey that intertwines their fate with Esmeralda’s and the destiny of the realm.
  • The Witch Hunter’s Pursuit: She becomes the target of a fanatical witch hunter who believes she possesses dark powers. Players must protect Esmeralda from relentless persecution, uncover the truth behind the witch hunter’s obsession, and confront the prejudices and superstitions that threaten her life.
  • The Forgotten Past: Her memories are shrouded in mystery, and she seeks answers to her true identity and heritage. Players join her on a quest of self-discovery, venturing into forgotten realms, unearthing ancient secrets, and facing personal trials that reveal Esmeralda’s connection to a long-forgotten lineage.
  • The Artifacts of Power: Legends speak of powerful artifacts scattered across the land that can tip the balance of power. Esmeralda holds knowledge of one such artifact, and players must assist her in a race against rival factions to locate and secure the artifact before it falls into the wrong hands.
  • The Gypsy Healer: Esmeralda’s Romani upbringing has bestowed upon her the gift of healing. Players encounter Esmeralda when their party is in dire need of assistance, and she offers her healing expertise. This chance encounter sparks a bond, leading to further adventures as Esmeralda becomes a valued ally and guide.

Currently in the World

La Esmeralda. Illustration for Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo. Artist unknown. Appears in "Victor Hugo and His Time" by Alfred Barbou. 1882. Esmeralda
La Esmeralda. Illustration for Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo. Artist unknown. Appears in “Victor Hugo and His Time” by Alfred Barbou. 1882.

Esmeralda stands before you, a young woman of striking beauty and grace. Her long, flowing dark hair cascades down her shoulders, framing her enchanting face. Her expressive eyes gleam with a captivating mix of mystery and warmth, reflecting her vibrant spirit. Her olive skin carries a healthy glow, and her lithe figure moves with an innate elegance.

Dressed in colorful garments adorned with intricate embroidery, Esmeralda exudes an air of exotic allure. She wears a flowing skirt that swirls around her as she dances, accompanied by tinkling bells and ribbons that accentuate her movements. Around her neck, she wears a necklace adorned with a delicate silver pendant, a cherished keepsake symbolizing her Romani heritage.

Currently, she finds herself in the bustling streets of Paris. The vibrant energy of the city surrounds her, mingling with the sounds of laughter, music, and the hustle and bustle of daily life. She navigates through the crowd, occasionally stopping to captivate passersby with her mesmerizing dances and enchanting melodies.

Despite the vibrant atmosphere, a subtle sense of sadness lingers in Esmeralda’s eyes. The weight of the world rests upon her shoulders as she strives to protect her fellow Romani from persecution and prejudice. Her compassionate nature fuels her determination to bring joy and hope to those in need, even as she yearns for a world where acceptance and understanding prevail.

Her current surroundings serve as a reminder of both the beauty and hardships she encounters daily. The narrow streets echo with the stories of the marginalized, the cries for justice, and the whispers of forbidden love. Esmeralda, ever vigilant and aware, moves through this intricate tapestry of life, a beacon of light in the darkness, weaving her own destiny with each step she takes.

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