About Elross Kuthburn
NG Medium Male Human (Varisian) Fighter 1
AC 18, touch 12, flat-footed 16 (+4 Armor, +2 Shield, +2 Dex)
HP 13 (1d10+2+1)
Fort +4, Ref +2, Will +2
Speed 30ft (6 sq); Armored 20ft (4 sq)
Melee Battleaxe +4 (1d8+3/x3) or Short spear +4 (1d6+3/x2)
Ranged Short spear +3 (1d6+3/x2)
Space 5ft; Reach 5ft
Str 16, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +1; CMB +4; CMD 16
Feats Intimidating Prowess, Shield Focus, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Climb +7, Intimidate +7, Perception +4, Ride +6, Swim +7
Languages Common, Goblin, and Varisian
Age 19 yrs; Height 5'10"; Weight 160 lbs
SPECIAL ABILITIES AND TRAITS:
Focused Study (ARG 72) All humans are skillful, but some, rather than being generalists, tend to specialize in a handful of skills. At 1st, 8th, and 16th level, such humans gain Skill Focus in a skill of their choice as a bonus feat. This racial trait replaces the bonus feat trait.
Reactionary (APG 328) You were bullied often as a child, but never quite developed an offensive response. Instead, you became adept at anticipating sudden attacks and reacting to danger quickly. You gain a +2 trait bonus on Initiative checks.
Indomitable Faith (APG 328) You were born in a region where your faith was not popular, but you never abandoned it. Your constant struggle to maintain your own faith has bolstered your drive; you gain a +1 trait bonus on Will saves as a result.
Shield, Light Wooden
Flint and Steel
Flask of Ale
Blue Quartz (10gp)
Obsidian Gem (10gp)
Azurite Gem (10gp)
68gp, 2sp, 2cp.
Born into a simple life, Elross was raised a farmer in Varisia. Having an Ulfen father and a Varisian mother, he often was bullied by the neighboring Varisian children for his mixed blood and Ulfen faith. Elross loved his family though, and never regretted who he was or what he did. He spent his days tending to the family crops and livestock, alongside his father and two younger brothers. Every other weekend since the age of 15, he was tasked with taking produce to the market. It was there, at the Sandpoint Market, that Elross met the love of his life. Her name was Lyandra, and she was the most beautiful woman that he had ever seen. Over the next few years, their relationship blossomed and life was perfect.
When his mother fell ill, Lyandra moved to the farm to help care for his family. Everyone adored her, and it was only a matter of time before Elross felt he was ready to ask for her hand in marriage. But no ring in Sandpoint was good enough for her, she deserved better. So he volunteered to help a merchant travel to Magnimar, surely the big city would have the perfect ring. In exchange, the merchant used his connections to help Elross find a jeweler. Many things about Magnimar tempted him to stay, but the thought of Lyandra kept him focused. After spending almost all the money he had brought on an engagement ring, Elross decided to return to Sandpoint on his own.
Returning to the farm, only a great scene of despair awaited him. The fields were burning, many of the surrounding families were working together to extinguish the blaze. Before he could rush to his family, to Lyandra, Sheriff Hemlock, who would not let him near the charred remains of the house, stopped Elross. He informed Elross that after he left for Magnimar, a feud had erupted between two goblin tribes and his farmland had been the unfortunate meeting grounds. His family had been murdered, his livestock likely taken for food, and his crops set ablaze. There was nothing left. For the first time in his life, Elross felt alone and empty.
Over the next year, Elross spent his time doing two things: working to make ends meet and drinking his sorrows away. He would have died this way, had it not been for a group of heroes that saved Sandpoint from a demon and her goblin army. It was through these individuals that Elross saw something more, a better way to spend his life. Sitting in the tavern would not bring Lyandra back, nothing would. Protecting others from sharing his loss though, he could do that.
Packing up everything in his possession, including the engagement ring, Elross approached the heroes. They took him under their wing, teaching him the ins and outs of the Pathfinder Society. Now 19 years old, axe in hand, shield at arm, it is Elross’ time to stand against the evils of this world.