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Cayden Cailean

Kieran Markavien's page

315 posts. Alias of F. Castor.


Full Name

Kieran Markavien

Race

Half-Elf

Classes/Levels

Fighter 2nd/Rogue 2nd

Gender

Male

Size

5 ft. 10 in., 162 lb.

Age

24 yr. (23rd of Pharast)

Alignment

Chaotic Good

Deity

Cayden Cailean the Drunken Hero

Location

Freehold, Sargava

Languages

Common (Taldane), Dwarven, Elven, Polyglot

Occupation

Adventurer, scoundrel, swashbuckler, duelist, thief

Strength 14
Dexterity 18
Constitution 13
Intelligence 14
Wisdom 12
Charisma 13

About Kieran Markavien

Senses: Low-light vision; Perception +10

Initiative: +6 (+8 with Aldori dueling sword in hand)

Hit Points: 16/29 (2d10+2d8+4)

Melee: +1 adamantine Aldori dueling sword, +9 (1d8+3, 19-20/x2)
Melee: Alchemical silver dagger, +7 (1d4+1, 19-20/x2)
Melee: Cold iron dagger, +7 (1d4+2, 19-20/x2)
Melee: Dagger, +7 (1d4+2, 19-20/x2)
Melee: Light mace, +7 (1d6+2, 20/x2)
Ranged: Alchemical silver dagger, +7 (1d4+1, 19-20/x2, 10 ft.)
Ranged: Cold iron dagger, +7 (1d4+2, 19-20/x2, 10 ft.)
Ranged: Dagger, +7 (1d4+2, 19-20/x2, 10 ft.)

Armor Class: 22, flat-footed 17, touch 15 (+4 Dex, +5 armor, +2 shield, +1 dodge)
Saves: Fortitude +4, Reflex +7, Will +1
Defenses: Evasion
Resistances: +2 on saves against enchantment
Immunities: Sleep
Weaknesses: None

Base Attack Bonus: +3
Combat Maneuver Bonus: +5 (+6 to disarm)
Combat Maneuver Defense: 20 (21 vs. disarm)

Size: Medium
Speed: 30 ft.

Half-Elf Racial Traits:
Ancestral Arms (Aldori dueling sword)
Elf Blood
Elven Immunities
Keen Senses
Low-Light Vision
Multitalented

Fighter Class Features:
Weapons Proficiency (simple, martial)
Armor Proficiency (all)
Shield Proficiency (all)
Deceptive Strike +1
Bonus Feats (Aldori Dueling Mastery, Weapon Focus (Aldori dueling sword))

Rogue Class Features:
Weapons Proficiency (simple weapons, hand crossbow, rapier, sap, shortbow, short sword)
Armor Proficiency (light armor)
Martial Training (Longsword)
Sneak Attack +1d6
Evasion
Rogue Talents (Combat Trick)

Favored Class:
Fighter, rogue (+1 skill rank/level)

Alternate Class Features:
Free Hand Fighter - Kieran has trained to fight while wielding a single weapon in one hand and using his free hand to balance, block, tip and distract his opponents. He gains Deceptive Strike, Elusive, Singleton, Timely Tip, Interference and Reversal instead of Bravery, Armor Training, Weapon Training and Armor Mastery.
Swashbuckler - Kieran focuses almost exclusively on honing his skill at arms and perfecting daring acrobatic moves and elaborate flourishes that border on performance. He gains Martial Training and Daring instead of Trapfinding and Trap Sense.

Campaign Background:
Crown's End Smuggler - Kieran has enjoyed a fairly lucrative career as a smuggler in Crown's End, which came to an abrupt end he rarely speaks of, before joining up with his adventuring company. He gains a +1 bonus on Sleight of Hand, which is always treated as a class skill for him, and also starts with 500 gold pieces worth of non-magical gear and coins and a free masterwork simple weapon.

Character Traits:
Reactionary (Combat) - Kieran has become adept at anticipating sudden attacks and reacting to danger quickly. He gains a +2 trait bonus on Initiative checks.

Skills:
Acrobatics +13 (4 ranks, +3 class, +4 Dex, +2 competence)
Bluff +6 (2 ranks, +3 class, +1 Cha), +7 to feint or create diversion to hide
Climb +11 (4 ranks, +3 class, +2 Str, +2 competence)
Diplomacy +6 (2 ranks, +3 class, +1 Cha)
Disable Device +13 (4 ranks, +3 class, +4 Dex, +2 circumstance)
Knowledge (Local) +7 (2 ranks, +3 class, +2 Int)
Perception +10 (4 ranks, +3 class, +2 racial, +1 Wis)
Perform (Dance) +6 (2 ranks, +3 class, +1 Cha)
Sense Motive +6 (2 ranks, +3 class, +1 Wis)
Sleight of Hand +10 (2 ranks, +3 class, +1 background, +4 Dex)
Stealth +13 (4 ranks, +3 class, +4 Dex, +2 competence)

Feats:
Aldori Dueling Mastery, Dodge, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Aldori dueling sword), Quick Draw, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (Aldori dueling sword)

Rogue Talents:
Combat Trick - Kieran gains Dodge as a bonus feat.

Weapons: +1 adamantine Aldori dueling sword, alchemical silver dagger (in wrist sheath), cold iron dagger (in wrist sheath), dagger, light mace
Armor: +1 mithral shirt
Tools and Skill Kits: Masterwork thieves' tools (in cat burglar's boots)
Special Substances and Items: Vial of antiplague x3, vial of antitoxin x3
Mundane Gear: Bedroll, belt pouch x2, caltrops, flint and steel, masterwork backpack, pickpocket's outfit, silk rope (50 ft.), torch x2, trail rations (4 days), waterskin, wrist sheath x2
Magical Gear: Cat burglar's boots
Potions: Potion of cure light wounds x3
Scrolls: None

Money and Treasure: 2105 gold pieces, 3 silver pieces, 7 copper pieces

Experience Points: 0

Appearance and Personality:
Raven-haired and silver-eyed, Kieran stands five feet and ten inches tall, his slender build and somewhat pointed ears serving as proof of his elven heritage. He usually keeps his long hair arranged into a half ponytail, with the exception of a tightly braided strand falling down the left side of his face. He tends to dress in comfortable fitted clothes of black, midnight blue and light gray, complemented with short gloves and knee-high boots made of soft black leather. Showing a preference towards light armor that allows for as much freedom of movement as possible, the half-elf is more often than not seen in just a suit of studded leather. A well-crafted sword of Aldori make is kept in its scabbard by his left hip and a dagger is sheathed in the small of his back, while he also has a hand crossbow and several bolts on his person almost at all times for when a target is a bit too far to reach.

Kieran is calm and easy-going, the smile gracing his features more often than not a clear enough indication of his nature. A well-spoken, even charming, man, he is quick with a joke or a witty retort, a trait that seems to stay with him even during a fight, as much a weapon sometimes as the Aldori blade in his hand. Even his fighting stance seems like an extension of his carefree attitude: relaxed and with feet somewhat apart, he keeps his left arm and his body between his opponent and his sword-arm, wielding the slightly curved sword in his right hand with the tip towards the ground. There is a reason behind it, however, as his free left hand is used to both defend and distract, while his blade stays in the background until he strikes or deflects a blow for the first time, all the while trusting his agility and reflexes to see him through.

Motivations and Aspirations:
The thrill and challenges of adventure and the promise of honing one's skills that comes with it would seem good enough motives for the free-spirited half-elf, and indeed they are. They are not the only things spurring him onward, however. A certain falling out with a group of smugglers, people who would gladly cause him considerable harm were their paths to cross, definitely plays its part to his desire to travel and, if circumstances would allow it, surround himself with comrades who will support him if -or when- a 'meeting' with his former 'associates' occurs.

Although not a particularly ambitious person, Kieran is not one to say no to material rewards. However, becoming a swordsman of considerable skill and renown, preferably after having his fill of adventure, is probably as close to a goal as the half-elven duelist and scoundrel will ever admit to having.

Background:
Born the bastard son of a minor noble from Brevoy and an elven dancer and part-time thief from Varisia, Kieran was raised by his mother. Unlike the way such a story usually goes, however, with the noble parent staying as far away from his illegitimate offspring as possible, in this case the man proved to be the exception. He kept in touch with both the elven woman and her son, sending her money and visiting the pair as often as possible; that is not to say, of course, that he went so far as to speak about them to his family and he did manage to keep them a secret for quite some time. Like most secrets, though, this one too eventually remained a secret no longer.

Once the half-elven boy was old enough, his father visited once again, this time with a proposition. He asked to take Kieran with him to Brevoy, not as his son, but as a squire of sorts. He wished to spend some time with his son, play a more active role in his upbringing. One might say that his feelings had clouded his judgement and, considering what followed, one would be correct. At first, everything seemed to be going well. The noble did indeed succeed in spending time with his son, even if he could not call him that, and started training the boy, now old enough to use a sword, in the art of dueling with an Aldori blade, something the young half-elf seemed to enjoy immensely. It was a good time. And, like most good times, it did not last very long. Soon enough people started noticing how alike the two of them looked and remembering how often the man would travel away from his home on unknown errands. Thus, as is often the case, it did not take long before thoughts and ideas turned to rumors and rumors turned into a scandal. Kieran had no choice but to leave and return to Varisia, a decision made by the young man in an attempt to at least spare his father, who still stood by his intention to care for his son, further disgrace. There was no warm welcome waiting for him when he reached his home, though. His mother was nowhere to be found and the young half-elf's search for her or for clues as to what had happened to her met with failure again and again. After a while, with nothing keeping him there anymore and thinking his mother gone one way or the other, Kieran decided to leave, to start a new life, even if he was not sure how to go about doing such a thing.

His travels eventually led him to Crown's End, where he found himself as the newest member of a smugglers ring. Alone and down on his luck, this seemed like a good way to earn both money and reputation, while at the same time training skills the basics of which had been taught to him by his parents. After all, what was the harm in moving some contraband now and then? And so he thought and so it went for some time. Until the items being smuggled started leaving a sour taste in his mouth, until his 'associates' started trading in weapons and drugs and people. That was that for him. Unfortunately, one cannot simply resign from such a 'business', especially when one knows a bit too much about its comings and goings and has told certain people of authority about them. Anonymously, of course, but there are ways to find out the names of even the anonymous, especially when a lot of money is involved. Unwilling to stay and just wait for such an inevitable event to take place, Kieran chose to leave, taking with him some of his earnings and putting some distance between himself and his former comrades.

Adventuring Companions:
Ansha Saeralyan
Jacob Mulle
N'bellocq
Qhude
Tebati

Campaign:
Sargavan Saga
Sargavan Saga Discussion

Kieran Markavien, Fighter (Free Hand Fighter) 2/Rogue (Swashbuckler) 2:
KIERAN MARKAVIEN CR 3
Male Half-Elf Fighter (Free Hand Fighter) 2/Rogue (Swashbuckler) 2
CG Medium Humanoid (Elf, Human)
Init +6 (+8 with Aldori dueling sword in hand); Senses Low-light vision; Perception +10
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DEFENSE
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AC 21, touch 15, flat-footed 16. . (+4 Dex, +1 dodge, +4 armor, +2 shield)
hp 29 (2d10+2d8+4)
Fort +4, Ref +7, Will +1; +2 vs. enchantment
Defensive Abilities Elven Immunities, Evasion; Immune Sleep
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OFFENSE
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Spd 30 ft.
Melee Masterwork Aldori dueling sword +9 (1d8+2/19-20/x2) or
. . Light mace +7 (1d6+2/20/x2) or
. . Dagger +7 (1d4+2/19-20/x2) or
. . Unarmed strike +7 (1d3+2/20/x2)
Ranged Dagger +7 (1d4+2/19-20/x2/10 ft.)
Special Attacks Sneak Attack +1d6
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STATISTICS
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Str 14, Dex 18, Con 13, Int 14, Wis 12, Cha 13
Base Atk +3; CMB +5 (+6 to disarm); CMD 20 (21 vs. disarm)
Feats Aldori Dueling Mastery, Dodge, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Aldori dueling sword), Quick Draw, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (Aldori dueling sword)
Traits Reactionary
Campaign Background Crown's End Smuggler
Skills Acrobatics +11, Bluff +6 (+7 to feint or create diversion to hide), Climb +9, Diplomacy +6, Disable Device +13, Knowledge (Local) +7, Perception +10, Perform (Dance) +6, Sense Motive +6, Sleight of Hand +10, Stealth +11; Modifiers Keen Senses
Languages Common, Dwarven, Elven, Polyglot
SQ Ancestral Arms (Aldori dueling sword), Deceptive Strike +1, Elf Blood, Martial Training (Longsword), Multitalented (Fighter, Rogue), Rogue Talents (Combat Trick (Dodge))
Combat Gear Masterwork Aldori dueling sword, dagger (3), mithral shirt, masterwork thieves' tools; Other Gear Traveler's outfit, wrist sheath (2), masterwork backpack (25 lbs: bedroll, flint and steel, light mace, silk rope (50 ft.), torch (2), trail rations (4 days), vials of antiplague (3), vials of antitoxin (3), waterskin, whetstone), belt pouch (2 lbs: caltrops), belt pouch (empty), money pouch (99 gold pieces, 3 silver pieces, 7 copper pieces)
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SPECIAL ABILITIES
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Ancestral Arms Exotic Weapon Proficiency or Martial Weapon Proficiency with one weapon as bonus feat at 1st level
Deceptive Strike (Ex) Gain bonus to CMB and CMD on disarm checks and on Bluff checks to feint or create diversion to hide
Elf Blood Count as both elf and human for effects relating to race
Elven Immunities +2 racial bonus on saves vs. enchantment, immune to sleep
Evasion (Ex) No damage on successful Reflex save for half damage
Keen Senses +2 racial bonus on Perception checks
Low-Light Vision See twice as far as a human in low light, distinguishing color and detail
Martial Training (Ex) Select one weapon to add to list of rogue weapons proficiencies, take the Combat Trick rogue talent up to two times
Multitalented Choose two favored classes at 1st level
Reactionary +2 trait bonus on initiative checks
Sneak Attack Deal extra damage vs. flanked or flat-footed targets

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Fighter (Free Hand Fighter) 6/Rogue (Swashbuckler) 4:
KIERAN MARKAVIEN
Male Half-Elf Fighter (Free Hand Fighter) 6/Rogue (Swashbuckler) 4
CG Medium Humanoid (Elf, Human)
Init +10; Senses Low-light vision; Perception +16
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DEFENSE
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AC 24, touch 17, flat-footed 17 (+4 Dex, +3 dodge, +5 armor, +2 shield)
hp 89 (6d10+4d8+20+10)
Fort +8, Ref +10, Will +4; +2 vs. enchantment, +1 vs. fear
Defensive Abilities Evasion, Uncanny Dodge; Immune Sleep
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OFFENSE
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Spd 30 ft.
Melee +1 agile mithral Aldori dueling sword +16/+11 (1d8+8, 19-20/x2) or
Dagger +14/+9 (1d4+3, 19-20/x2)
Ranged Hand crossbow +13/+8 (1d4, 19-20/x2, 30 ft.) or
Dagger +13/+8 (1d4+2, 19-20/x2, 10 ft.)
Special Attacks Singleton +1, Sneak Attack +2d6
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STATISTICS
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Str 14, Dex 18, Con 14, Int 14, Wis 12, Cha 13
Base Atk +9; CMB +11 (+13 to disarm); CMD 28 (30 vs. disarm)
Feats Aldori Dueling Mastery, Combat Expertise, Dodge, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Aldori dueling sword), Improved Feint, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Quick Draw, Toughness, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (Aldori dueling sword), Weapon Specialization (Aldori dueling sword)
Traits Reactionary
Background Crown's End Smuggler
Skills Acrobatics +18, Bluff +10 (+12 to feint or create a diversion to hide), Climb +15, Diplomacy +8, Disable Device +19, Knowledge (Local) +9, Perception +16, Perform (Dance) +6, Sense Motive +8, Sleight of Hand +12, Stealth +22
Languages Common, Dwarven, Elven, Polyglot
SQ Ancestral Arms (Aldori dueling sword), Daring +1, Deceptive Strike +2, Elf Blood, Elusive +2, Keen Senses, Martial Training (Longsword), Rogue Talents (Combat Trick (Dodge), Combat Trick (Mobility))
Combat Gear None; Other Gear +1 agile mithral Aldori dueling sword, dagger, hand crossbow, bolts (10), +1 glamered shadow mithral shirt, masterwork thieves' tools
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SPECIAL ABILITIES
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Fighter (Free Hand Fighter) 6/Rogue (Swashbuckler) 4/Duelist 10:
KIERAN MARKAVIEN
Male Half-Elf Fighter (Free Hand Fighter) 6/Rogue (Swashbuckler) 4/Duelist 10
CG Medium Humanoid (Elf, Human)
Init +14; Senses Low-light vision; Perception +26
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DEFENSE
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AC 27, touch 20, flat-footed 17 (+4 Dex, +3 dodge, +3 Int, +5 armor, +2 shield)
hp 179 (6d10+4d8+10d10+40+20)
Fort +11, Ref +17, Will +7; +2 vs. enchantment, +1 vs. fear
Defensive Abilities Canny Defense +3, Elaborate Defense +3, Enhanced Mobility, Evasion, Grace, Parry, Uncanny Dodge; Immune Sleep
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OFFENSE
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Spd 30 ft.
Melee +1 agile mithral Aldori dueling sword +26/+21/+16/+11 (1d8+8, 17-20/x2) or
Dagger +24/+19/+14/+9 (1d4+3, 19-20/x2)
Ranged Hand crossbow +23/+18/+13/+8 (1d4, 19-20/x2, 30 ft.) or
Dagger +23/+18/+13/+8 (1d4+2, 19-20/x2, 10 ft.)
Special Attacks Crippling Critical, Precise Strike +10, Riposte, Singleton +1, Sneak Attack +2d6
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STATISTICS
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Str 14, Dex 18, Con 14, Int 16, Wis 12, Cha 14
Base Atk +19; CMB +21 (+23 to disarm); CMD 38 (40 vs. disarm)
Feats Aldori Dueling Mastery, Combat Expertise, Dodge, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Aldori dueling sword), Following Step, Greater Feint, Greater Vital Strike, Improved Critical (Aldori dueling sword), Improved Feint, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Quick Draw, Step Up, Toughness, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (Aldori dueling sword), Weapon Specialization (Aldori dueling sword)
Traits Reactionary
Background Crown's End Smuggler
Skills Acrobatics +28, Bluff +17 (+19 to feint or create a diversion to hide), Climb +25, Diplomacy +15, Disable Device +29, Knowledge (Local) +15, Perception +26, Perform (Dance) +7, Sense Motive +14, Sleight of Hand +18, Stealth +32
Languages Common, Dwarven, Elven, Polyglot, ?
SQ Acrobatic Charge, Ancestral Arms (Aldori dueling sword), Combat Reflexes, Daring +1, Deceptive Strike +2, Deflect Arrows, Elf Blood, Elusive +2, Improved Reaction +4, Keen Senses, Martial Training (Longsword), No Retreat, Rogue Talents (Combat Trick (Dodge), Combat Trick (Mobility))
Combat Gear None; Other Gear +1 agile mithral Aldori dueling sword, dagger, hand crossbow, bolts (10), +1 glamered shadow mithral shirt, masterwork thieves' tools
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SPECIAL ABILITIES
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ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Weapons +4 agile flaming burst mithral Aldori dueling sword of speed; Armor +5 glamered greater shadow quilted cloth of heavy fortification


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