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Calchas, “The Oracle of Corinth”

“Calchas the Diviner: Unraveling the Secrets of Fate and Prophecy!”

By Abel de Pujol -, Public Domain,, Calchas
By Abel de Pujol –, Public Domain,
  • Alias: The Oracle of Corinth
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Human
  • Occupation: Diviner, Seer, Oracle
  • Religion: Devoted to the gods of prophecy and wisdom
  • Allies: High Priestess Ariadne, Master Scribe Demetrius
  • Enemies: Rival seers seeking to challenge his reputation and influence
  • Abode/Base of operations: The Oracle’s Tower in the heart of Corinth
  • Nationality: Corinthian
  • Languages: Common, Celestial, Draconic
  • Alignment: Lawful Neutral
  • Affiliation(s): The Temple of Prophecy, The Council of Sages
  • Significant others: None, as his dedication to his craft has consumed his personal life.

In the bustling city of Corinth, Calchas, a revered diviner, dedicates his life to the unraveling of fate and prophecy. With an air of mystique and wisdom, Calchas possesses a commanding presence, his piercing gaze seeming to peer into the very fabric of existence. Driven by a profound curiosity and an innate understanding of the supernatural, he delves into the intricate threads of destiny, seeking to decipher the enigmatic patterns that govern the lives of mortals.

Calchas’s journey into the realm of divination began in his youth when he had a series of vivid prophetic dreams that foretold significant events. Awakened to the vast potential of his gift, he honed his abilities under the tutelage of renowned seers, acquiring ancient knowledge and mastering arcane techniques. His insatiable hunger for understanding propels him to explore forgotten tombs, consult ancient texts, and study the movements of celestial bodies to unlock the secrets of the future.

As a character, Calchas embodies a mixture of intense intellect and an unshakable belief in the interconnectedness of all things. He possesses a deep empathy for those seeking guidance and often finds himself caught in the midst of political intrigue and power struggles, where his insights can tip the scales of fortune. While his motivations are driven by the pursuit of truth and a desire to help others navigate their destinies, Calchas is not without his flaws. He is prone to bouts of isolation, losing himself in his divinatory arts, and occasionally succumbing to the temptation of manipulating events to suit his own agenda.

Ultimately, Calchas aims to leave a profound mark on history by decoding the intricate web of fate and using his wisdom to shape the course of events. He dreams of a world where mortals can rise above the uncertainties of life, armed with knowledge of what lies ahead. In his pursuit of this lofty goal, Calchas navigates the labyrinthine paths of prophecy, weaving his own fate into the tapestry of the universe.

Calchas, the Seer of Prophecies 5e Stat Block

Medium humanoid (human), lawful neutral

Armor Class 14 (mage armor) Hit Points 110 (20d8 + 20) Speed 30 ft.


Saving Throws Int +7, Wis +6 Skills Arcana +11, History +11, Insight +9, Religion +11 Senses passive Perception 13 Languages Common, Ancient Greek, Celestial Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

Spellcasting. Calchas is a 10th-level spellcaster. His spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 15, +7 to hit with spell attacks). He has the following wizard spells prepared:

  • Cantrips (at will): light, mage hand, message, prestidigitation
  • 1st level (4 slots): comprehend languages, detect magic, identify, mage armor, magic missile
  • 2nd level (3 slots): detect thoughts, mirror image, scorching ray
  • 3rd level (3 slots): counterspell, dispel magic, fireball
  • 4th level (3 slots): arcane eye, polymorph
  • 5th level (2 slots): legend lore, scrying
  • 6th level (1 slot): chain lightning

Actions Staff of Prophecy (Requires Attunement). Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage. On a successful hit, the target must make a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or be paralyzed until the end of their next turn.

Read the Threads of Fate (Recharge 5-6). Calchas casts a divination spell, using his arcane knowledge to foresee an opponent’s actions. All creatures within a 30-foot radius must make a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or have disadvantage on attack rolls against Calchas for 1 minute.

Legendary Actions Calchas 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. Calchas regains spent legendary actions at the start of his turn.

  • Predictive Insight. He gains advantage on his next saving throw or ability check.
  • Vengeful Prophecy. He casts a cantrip or 1st-level spell at a creature within range.

Equipment Calchas carries a staff of prophecy, a symbol of his power and divination abilities.

Description Calchas is an elderly man with a long white beard that reaches down to his chest. He wears robes adorned with intricate celestial symbols and carries a staff topped with a crystal orb. His eyes shine with ancient wisdom and an intensity that reveals the weight of the knowledge he possesses.

Backstory Calchas, renowned for his gift of prophecy, spent his life studying ancient texts, deciphering celestial signs, and unlocking the secrets of the future. His unmatched divination abilities allowed him to provide valuable guidance during the Trojan War, influencing its outcome. Calchas’ hunger for knowledge and his dedication to serving the gods drove him to become the seer he is today

Calchas, “The Oracle of Corinth” 3.5 Stat Block

Trojan War: Roleplaying in the Age of Homeric Adventure

A Mythic Vistas Sourcebook for the d20 System
Written by Aaron Rosenberg

Male human Bard 8/Seer 10
Medium humanoid
Hit Dice8d6–8 plus 10d6–10; hp 45
InitiativeInit +1
SpeedSpd 30 ft.
Armor Class11, touch 11, flat-footed 10
Base Attack/GrappleBase Atk +11; Grp +1
Attack+12 melee (1d4/19-20, masterwork dagger)
Full Attack+12/+7 melee (1d4/19-20, masterwork dagger)
Space/Reach5 ft./5
Special Attacksbardic music (12/day—countersong, inspire competence, inspire courage +2, fascinate, inspire greatness, song of freedom, suggestion (DC 19))
accurate sight, bardic knowledge +13, deathly sight, deathly speech, divine assessment, divine clarity, divine scrutiny, divine understanding, divine vision, future glimpse, future sight, pious sight
SavesFort +4, Ref +14, Will +17
AbilitiesStrength 10, Dexterity 12, Constitution 8, Intelligence 16, Wisdom 19, Charisma 15.
SkillsAppraise +24 (+26 denote status), Concentration +20, Decipher Omen +31, Diplomacy +14, Heal +16, Knowledge (arcana) +14, Knowledge (history) +14, Knowledge (nobility and royalty) +24, Knowledge (religion) +14, Listen +17, Search +13, Sense Motive +19, Spellcraft +15, Spot +23, Survival +16 (+18 following tracks)
FeatsAlertness, Divine Sight*B, Extra Music*, Iron WillNegotiator, Self-Sufficient, Silent SpellSkill Focus (Decipher Omen), Track.
Challenge Rating18

Bard Spells Known (Cast per Day 4/4/4/1; save DC 12 + spell level):

Possessions: masterwork dagger

Currently in the World

Calchas is a tall and lean figure, standing at six feet in height. His age-worn face bears the marks of wisdom and countless hours spent in deep contemplation. A flowing white beard cascades down to his chest, matching the flowing locks of silver hair that frame his face. His piercing blue eyes, filled with an otherworldly glow, seem to penetrate the veil of time itself.

Currently, Calchas sits cross-legged in his study, surrounded by ancient tomes, scrolls, and divination tools. The room is adorned with tapestries depicting celestial patterns and symbols of prophecy. Soft candlelight casts flickering shadows upon the worn wooden shelves that house his vast collection of knowledge. The air is heavy with the scent of aged parchment and incense, adding an ethereal ambiance to the space.

In his current state, Calchas exudes a sense of profound concentration and tranquility. His mood is one of focused introspection, as he delves into the depths of his prophetic visions. The weight of his responsibilities as the Oracle of Corinth rests upon his shoulders, and he embraces it willingly, driven by his unyielding desire to decipher the intricate tapestry of fate.

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