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Jakardros Sovark

James Pollick's page

28 posts. Alias of Ryuko.


Full Name

James Pollick, Son of John Pollick

Race

Human

Classes/Levels

Fighter (Two-Handed) 1, Init +1, AC 15, FF 14, T 11, Fort +5, Ref +1, Will +3

Gender

Male

Size

Medium

Age

33

Alignment

LG

Deity

Aroden

Location

Sandpoint

Languages

Common, Varisian

Occupation

Blacksmith

Strength 17
Dexterity 12
Constitution 16
Intelligence 10
Wisdom 12
Charisma 9

About James Pollick

Vital Statistics:

Male Human (Varisian) Fighter (Two-Handed) 1
TN Medium Humanoid (Human)
STR 17 DEX 12 CON 16 INT 10 WIS 12 CHA 9
Init:+1 Senses:Perception +1

Defense:

AC: 15=(10 + 4 Armor + 1 Dex)
HP: 16 (1d10 + 3 Con + 3 Toughness)
Saves: Fort +5, Ref +1, Will +3 (+5 vs. Fear)
CMD: 14

Offense:

Spd: 20 ft
Melee: Earthbreaker +4 (2d6+4, x2), Power Attacking +3 (2d6+7, x3)
Ranged: Sling +2 (1d4+3, x2, 50' Range, 20 Stones)
BAB: +1, CMB: +4

Details:

Favored Class: Fighter, Skill Points
Traits: Courageous, Merchant Family
Feats: Toughness, Iron Will, Power Attack
Race/Class Abilities: Weapon & Armor Proficiency, Bonus Feats, Bonus Feat, Heart of the Fields (+0 Craft: Weaponsmith, Ignore Fatigue 1/day)
Skills:
Craft (Weaponsmithing): +4 (1 Rank + 3 Trained)
Craft (Armorsmithing): +4 (1 Rank + 3 Trained)
Heal: +2 (1 Wis + 1 Rank)

Equipment:
Earthbreaker, Back, 40 gp, 14 lbs
Armored Coat, Worn, 50 gp, 20 lbs
Masterwork Weaponsmithing Tools, Home, 55 gp, 5 lbs

Load: 34 lbs Light Load: 0-86 lbs, Medium Load: 87-147 lbs, Heavy Load: 148-260 lbs

Description:
James smiles a sunny smile from a face that could easily be described as 'blunt' and pocked with small burn scars, though his eyes are piercing blue. The face looks from under a military haircut and a boy who could only be his son sitting on his slabs of shoulder. James wears simple, roughspun clothes in bland colors and often sports a leather apron to keep the forge fires at bay, though his huge slab of a body is still marked with many, many burns.

History:
James Pollick was an orphan before he knew his parents, both militia killed in a goblin raid by the time the boy was 3. He spent several years at Turandarok Academy, learning from the Headmaster. Surprisingly, James disagreed with the other children on the opinion of adventuring, believing that it was disruptive and foolish for a man to make a living just by seeking out adventure. This put him at odds with other children and soon left him strong and tough compared to the other kids. Being a fairly studious boy, James was sought after by the Cathedral as an initiate, but simply didn't see himself as that sort of man, and simply could not agree with many of the faiths he was taught. Instead he found books that told of an ancient god called Aroden, who presided over that which James did believe in, humanities ability to find his way for himself, his innovation and the history of heroes it had spawned. He vowed himself to this deity, though many presumed him dead, and though he does not speak much of his unpopular beliefs, he holds them to this day. James did approve of one section of the adventuring life however, the magical and mysterious weapons made just for them. Wondering how one would forge such a weapon, he began to loiter around the Red Dog Smithy, but soon grew bored by the simple shoeing and nail-making done there. Eventually he found John Pollick, a local weapon and armor smith who noticed the boy watching his forging. The two became fast friends and eventually John took James first as his apprentice at age 10 and later as his adopted son at 12. James joined the militia and served as a guard as he felt was all young men's duty at age 19, where they eagerly accepted him and taught him to fight. James made a good guard, but seeing friends hurt and killed in raids or other unpleasantness simply made his aversion to adventure stronger. Near the end of his time as a guard he saved a young woman, Amelia, from being mugged near Sandpoint. The young people courted as young people do, and soon were married in a ceremony at the old cathedral which was attended by half the town, with at least another quarter sending good wishes to the young couple. Their son, Michael, was born the next year. The ten years since have been good to the Pollicks, with James taking over his father's business, though John still helps at the forge when he feels up to it, and the family doing prosperously, though never amazingly so. James is quite looking forward to the Swallowtail Festival, hoping the influx of people will give him the chance to make some new contacts and sell off some of his more 'exotic' goods (James tends to make what he feels or what comes to him and bedamned if he can sell it now), as well as hopefully giving the whole family a much needed vacation and some fun for little Michael to enjoy.


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