Kallistoga Vance

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Kallistoga Vance is a player character in 20 to Midnight. She is played by Emma Sherr-Ziarko.



My name is Kal, or Kallistoga Vance if you wanna be proper about it. Who am I? Oh, just a freelance adventurer and the greatest sorcerer north of the Sapphire Sea. I've heard some people say that, anyway.

Where am I from? Well, I was born in the Holy Empire of Ammar, the island kingdom of the elven peoples. It was a land of faith, devotion, and religious hierarchy, so long story short I didn't stay there long. When I was a kid I set sail for the southern end of Keldoren, towards the desert state of Bas Serinath, where your life is only worth however much gold you have in your pocket. Growing up in the Serinathi streets was brutal and unforgiving, but I loved it.

So the top three things you should know about me. Okay, well, number one: I'm very nice! Unless I don't like you, in which case I'm probably less nice. Yeah, I have been known to light some stuff on fire. But like, usually not on purpose. Oh, you heard about the church? That was an accident. Okay, not an accident, per se, but a, shall we say, necessary sacrifice? For the greater good? The second thing you should know about me: Well as you may have gathered, I don't really trust religious types. It's a long story, and buy me enough drinks and maybe I'll tell you all about it. But suffice to say, nowadays I give the gods a wide berth, and I'd appreciate it if they returned the favor. I'm lookin' at you, Daystar. The third thing is: Well, you may have gathered this from the whole "tiefling lighting things on fire" thing, but I don't always fit in. And to be honest, sometimes my magic scares me a little. There's a lot I don't know about it, and how I came to have it. Sometimes it's the thing that saves the day, sometimes it makes me grow a beard made of feathers. But I've had a lot of support, and people who believe in me, and I'm not gonna let them down.[2]


In a play test session, Kal attempted to persuade a military commander to round up the 250GP the party was being paid so it could be divisible by three. The failed persuasion check resulted in Captain Starshine rounding their reward down to 240GP instead.[3]


Behind the scenes[edit]

Emma Sherr-Ziarko likes to name her Dungeons & Dragons characters after wine terms. Kallistoga is named in reference to the city Calistoga in California's Napa Valley.[4]


  1. Pre-Launch Stream, Add timestamp when VOD is available
  2. Introducing Kal
  3. Tweet from @20toMidnight featuring a clip from pre-stream test footage.
  4. Pre-Launch Stream, Add timestamp when VOD is available