Campaign of the Month: September 2012
A Manifestation of Chaos
Elf (P), Fighter (P) 6th Medium Humanoid (Elf) Alignment: Neutral Hit Dice: 6d10 (40 hp) Initiative: +5 Speed: 30' (6 sq) (light enc.) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. AC: 18 (+3 Armor, +5 Dex, ), Touch 15, Flat-Footed 13 Saves: Fort +5, Ref +7, Will +2 Abilities: Str 18, Dex 20, Con 10, Int 11, Wis 10, Cha 7 Base Att/CMB/CMD: +6 / +10 / 25 Single Attack: Link's Bow: +13 ranged (1d8+7/20/x3) Full Attack: Link's Bow: +13/+8 ranged (1d8+7/20/x3) ────┤ FEATS ├──── Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Shot, Manyshot, Wpn Focus: Longbow, Wpn Specialization: Longbow, Deadly Aim. ────┤ SKILLS ├──── Acrobatics +5, Appraise +0, Bluff -2, Climb +8, Diplomacy -2, Disguise -2, Escape Art +5, Fly +5, Heal +0, Intimidate +2, Perception +8, Ride +9, Sense Mot +0, Stealth +10, Survival +7, Swim +4. ────┤ Racial Traits: Elf (P) ├──── Keen Senses: +2 racial bonus on Perception skill checks Elven Immunities: Immune to Magic Sleep effects Weapon Familiarity: Proficient with longbows (incl. composite), longswords, rapiers, and shortbows (incl. composite). Treat any weapon with the word “elven” in its name as a martial weapon ────┤ Vision & Senses ├──── Low-Light x2 ────┤ Class Features: Fighter (P) 6th ├──── 4x bonus combat feat Armor Training (Ex): Current armor is a Mw Studded Leather • No speed reduction for a Medium Armor • Reduce the Armor Check penalty by 0 • +1 to the Maximum DEX bonus of the armor Weapon Training (Ex): • Group #1: +1 att/dmg/CMB/CMD with the 'Bows' group ────┤ Conditional Bonus - Fighter (P) Class ├──── +2 bonus on Will saves against fear [Bravery] ────┤ Conditional Bonus - Elf (P) Race ├──── +2 racial bonus on caster level checks made to overcome SR [Elven Magic] +2 racial bonus on Spellcraft to identify properties of magic items [Elven Magic] +2 racial bonus on saves vs enchantment spells & effects [Elven Immunities] ────┤ Languages ├──── Common, Elven ────┤ EQUIPMENT ├──── ARMOR WORN: Mw Studded Leather. Link's Bow, Bedroll, (Mw) Bandolier, Masterwork Potion Belt, 6xPotion of Cure light wounds, Bedroll, Inkpen, 45xArrow Belt of Giant Strength +2, Bracers of Archery, Lesser, Efficient Quiver, Handy Haversack ────┤ Description for the Magical Items Worn ├──── Belt of Giant Strength +2: +2 enhancement bonus to Strength score Bracers of Archery, Lesser: The bracers empower the wearer to use any bow Efficient Quiver: Contains nondimensional space for increased capacity Handy Haversack: Backpack similar to a Bag of Holding ────┤ MAGICAL ITEMS WORN ├──── Belt of Giant Strength +2 Bracers of Archery, Lesser Efficient Quiver Handy Haversack ────┤ MONEY ├──── Platinum:0 Gold:9 Silver:8 Copper:0. ────┤ TOTAL CHARACTER VALUE ├──── 28,797 gp.
The elven archer known to humans first as Craig Pain and later as Link had come from the Vesve forest, where he was a guard in the princess’s escort. He was a trusty shot with the bow and earned the favor of the elven lords, until he misfired with one of his compliments on the princess’s beauty. One day she was speaking to him of her feeling of boredom with the royal life and how she longed for adventure, so he began contemplating what this implied. She was overheard murmuring, “I need a new guy with…” and she paused, “a pointy stick to make things interesting.” So he came in one night, “Hey baby, pointy-stick man is going to blow your mind.” As the elven beauty recoiled from his advance, he could only say, “But my lady, you’re not a real woman until you’ve been used at least once,” and then he darted out of the forest with all the speed of a flashing arrow, lucky to escape.
From there he began associating with humans, often disguising himself as one, seeking to escape his shameful past with bravado and intrigue. On his hands were the words tattooed, “new guy,” and “pointy-stick man.” Several of the unintelligent barmaids had the thought that this could mean great things, and he became a success in more ways than one. Eventually growing bored with the petty sights of mercenary jobs, he decided to strike out on his own. Thus he encountered a group of adventurers involved in the plot of the Stonehands, and eagerly joined their company.
He might not have always made his point, but I guess the elven princess got her justice when his life force was drained by wraiths in the dark dungeons, where there was no place to run from his fate. The wraiths had fully punished the lad, when he awoke to the chanting of a dark-clad priest and was restored to life. He had completely forgotten his past and was told that he was to be a link between the priests and a group of adventurers who were threatening valuable and necessary objectives. Reborn and recast as Link, he went forth until he too was defeated, but this time in a more permanent way, as the dark priests have not yet found a use for his corpse that was slaughtered in battle by a hail of arrows.