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76 posts. Alias of mbauers.

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Grigore the Grim




Fighter (Brawler/Gladiator)/ 1




Cayden Cailean



Strength 16
Dexterity 14
Constitution 14
Intelligence 14
Wisdom 9
Charisma 14

About Grigore the Grim

Grigore the Grim CG Middle-Aged Human (Varisian) Fighter



Stats :
Str 16 (7 pts—15 starting, -1 age, +2 human)
Dex 14 (7 pts—15 starting, -1 age)
Con 14 (7 pts—15 starting, -1 age)
Int 14 (3 pts—13 starting, +1 age)
Wis 9 (-2 pts—8 starting, +1 age)
Cha 14 (3 pts—13 starting, +1 age)
Languages: Common, Varisian, Dwarven, Elven
Age: 42 years


+2 Initiative (+2 Dex)
+1 BAB (+1 Fighter)
+4 CMB (+1 BAB, +3 Str)
+16 CMD (+1 BAB, +3 Str, +2 Dex, +10)
+1 CMD vs Grapple and Dirty Trick—Favored Class

+5 Cestus (+1 BAB, +3 Str, +1 Weapon Focus) Damage: 1d4+3 (+3 Str) (Crit 19-20/x2)


Current hp: 12
Max hp: 12 (+10) (+0 for Favored Class, +2 Con)
AC 20 [+6 chainmail, +2 Heavy Wooden Shield, +2 Dex, +10]
Flatfoot AC 18 [+6 chainmail, +2 Heavy Wooden Shield, +10]
Touch AC 12 [+2 Dex]

+4 Fort (+2 base, +2 Con) (+2 Fighter)
+2 Ref (+0 base, +2 Dex) (+0 Fighter)
-1 Will (+0 base, -1 Wis) (+0 Fighter)

Strong-Willed Trait: You receive a +2 trait bonus on saving throws against charm and compulsion effects.


+7 Climb (Str +3, Ranks 1, +3 Class Skill) (-4 AC penalty with armor, -6 AC penalty with armor and shield)
+6 Intimidate (Cha +2, Ranks 1, Class Skill +3)
+6 Knowledge, Dungeoneering (Int +2, Ranks 1, Class Skill +3)
+7 Knowledge, Local (Int +2, Ranks 1, Class Skill +3, Trait +1)
+6 Perform, Act (Cha +2, Ranks 1, +3 Class Skill)

• World Traveler (Know: Local): You gain a +1 trait bonus to that skill, and it is always a class skill for you.

•Strong Willed (Cayden Cailean): You receive a +2 trait bonus on saving throws against charm and compulsion effects.

•Performance Weapon Mastery: You treat all weapons you are proficient in as if they had the performance weapon quality.

• Weapon Focus (Cestus): +1 to attack rolls

• Dazzling Display: While wielding the weapon in which you have Weapon Focus, you can perform a bewildering show of prowess as a full-round action. Make an Intimidate check to demoralize all foes within 30 feet who can see your display.

• Hero’s Display: When you spend a swift action to make a performance combat check, you present the weapon in which you have Weapon Focus in a triumphant display. You gain a +2 bonus on the performance combat check and make an Intimidate check to demoralize all foes within 30 feet who can see your display.

•Simple Weapon Proficiency
•Martial Weapon Proficiency
• Armor Proficiency, Light
• Armor Proficiency, Medium
• Shield Proficiency (all but tower)


Speed - 30 feet
Bonus Feat: Humans select one extra feat at 1st level
Skills: Humans gain an additional skill rank at first level and one additional rank whenever they gain a level

Favored Class:

Favored Class: Fighter
Lvl 1 (+1 CMD vs Grapple and Dirty Trick)


Skills : A gladiator gains Perform (act, comedy, and dance) (Cha) as class skills.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency : A gladiator is not proficient with heavy armor or tower shields. Instead he gains the Performance Weapon Mastery feat at 1st level as a bonus feat. This bonus feat is in addition to the bonus feat a fighter gains at 1st level. Furthermore, a gladiator using piecemeal armor is considered to be wearing a suit of armor as long as he wearing two or three armor pieces, gaining the +1 to armor bonus but still taking the +5% chance of arcane spell failure if the pieces are mixed.

Bonus Feats : A gladiator may choose to take combat or performance feats as bonus feats.

Fame (Ex) : At 2nd level, when a gladiator begins a performance combat, he always starts with at least 1 victory point. If he already has victory points, he gains 1 extra victory point. At 10th level, the gladiator starts out with at least 2 victory points. If he already has victory points, he gains 2 extra victory points.
This ability replaces bravery.


Arms, Armor, and Clothing
(free) Traveler’s Outfit 5 lbs.
(150) Chainmail 40 lbs.
(7) Heavy Wooden Shield 10 lbs.

(5) Cestus 1 lb.
(5) Cestus 1 lb.
(2) Dagger 1 lb.

(50) Masterwork Backpack 4 lbs.
In Backpack
(1) Waterskin 4 lbs.
(.02) Whetstone 1 lb.
(.5) Trail rations (1 day) 1 lb.
(.06) Wandermeal rations (6 servings) 3 lbs.
(.02) 2 Torches 2 lbs.
(1) Flint and Steel
(25) Smelling Salts
(2) Sunrod 1 lb.
(50) Potion of Cure Light Wounds 1 lb.

(1) Belt Pouch 0.5 lbs.
In Belt Pouch
30 gp 6 sp

Carrying Capacity
Current Weight: 75.5 lbs. (includes clothing, which I believe doesn't count, so actual is 70.5 lbs)
Light Load: x < 86 lbs.
Medium Load: 87 < x < 173 lbs.
Heavy Load: 174 < x < 260 lbs

Appearance and Personality:
Battle scars and an affected scowl still don't mar the handsome, yet rugged, features of this veteran warrior. While in the arena, Grigore earned the moniker "the grim" from his fierce fighting-style and swift punishment doled to foes over which he had gained the upper hand. After retiring from the arena he traveled the world, trying to use his fame to his advantage, bumming a free drink or lodging when he could. He now tries to pretend that he hasn't changed much since his fighting days, but he actually enjoys the laid-back life in the Sandpoint militia. If a legitimate threat arrives to endanger the people, Grigore will be the first in line to defend them.


Grigore was born to be a fighter. From fighting over scraps of food with his brothers to brawls with the other kids in the streets of Riddleport solely for fun, Grigore has been fighting his entire life. It was only natural that he eventually decided to do so for a living. At the age of 15 he entered the ranks of fighters in Zincher's Arena, suffering terrible beatings more often than not, but learning from his mistakes.

As the years went by he learned that martial prowess wasn't enough--time and again less-skilled warriors would win their matches inexplicably. At first he assumed the fights were fixed, but he came to realize that the favor of the crowd swayed the outcome of a fight more often than not. Armed with this knowledge, he played up to the crowd, fighting not only to exploit his opponents' weaknesses, but also to give the audience the show they demanded. He rose in the ranks of the public eye, but was forced into retirement after winning a match against a heavily-favored opponent with some powerful financial backers.

Since then Grigore traveled Varisia, fighting in whatever fights he could find and striving to live on his reputation. After many years of nomadic living he settled in Sandpoint, acting in plays in the faint hope of rekindling some spark of excitement and the adoration of the audience that he once felt in his glory days. He has come to enjoy his semi-retirement and life in Sandpoint, even joining the militia to help out when he can. He is content to relive the fights of his youth, but in the back of his mind he sometimes wonders how he'd fare if he had to face such a test today...

Possible Progression:

Level 2: Performing Combatant Feat, Fame, Close Control, +1 BAB, +1 FS, 5 skills, +1 CMD vs Dirty Trick and Grapple (favored class bonus)

Level 3: Iron Will Feat, Close Combatant, +1 BAB, +1 RS, +1 WS, 5 skills, +1 CMD vs Trip and Grapple (favored class bonus)

Level 4: Weapon Specialization (Cestus), +1 BAB, +1 FS, +1 CMD vs Trip and Grapple (favored class bonus)

Level 5:Either Two-weapon Fighting or Improved Iron Will Feat, +1 BAB, 5 skills, Favored Class bonus (HP? +1 CMD vs Bull Rush and Grapple?)

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