MASAO TAKERU CR 1/2
Male Human (Tian-Shu) Samurai (Sword Saint) 1
NG Medium Humanoid (Human)
Init +3; Senses Perception +6
AC 16, touch 11, flat-footed 15. . (+5 armor, +1 Dex)
hp 11 (1d10+1)
Fort +3, Ref +1, Will +1
Defensive Abilities Resolve (1/day)
Spd 20 ft.
Melee Gauntlet (from Armor) +4 (1d3+3/20/x2) and
. . Katana +4 (1d8+4/18-20/x2) and
. . Unarmed Strike +4 (1d3+3/20/x2)
Ranged Sling +2 (1d4+3/20/x2)
Special Attacks Iajutsu Strike +1d6/-4 AC (Full-round), Ronin's Challenge +1 (1/day)
Str 17, Dex 12, Con 12, Int 14, Wis 12, Cha 12
Base Atk +1; CMB +4; CMD 15
Feats Furious Focus, Power Attack -1/+2
Traits Armor Expert, Outlander - Exile, Valashmai Veteran: Perception
Skills Acrobatics -1, Bluff +5, Climb +1, Diplomacy +5, Escape Artist -1, Fly -1, Intimidate +5, Perception +6, Profession (Brewer) +5, Ride -1, Sense Motive +5, Stealth -1, Survival +5, Swim +5
Languages Common, Goblin, Jistka, Tien
Combat Gear Bullets, Sling (20), Katana, Kikko armor, Sling; Other Gear Bag, Waterproof (10 @ 7.5 lbs), Bread, per loaf (2), Cheese, hunk of (2), Inkpen, Meat, chunk of (2), Pouch, belt (12 @ 0.24 lbs), Pouch, belt (20 @ 10 lbs), Rations, trail (per day) (3), Rice Paper (sheet) (10), Sack (2 @ 10 lbs), Scholar's outfit, Waterskin, Wine (Fine, bottle)
Armor Expert -1 Armor check penalty.
Furious Focus If you are wielding a weapon in two hands, ignore the penalty for your first attack of each turn.
Iajutsu Strike +1d6/-4 AC (Full-round) (Ex) Draw sword as strike challenged foe for extra dam, but take AC penalty for 1 rd. You can use this once per foe, each day.
Power Attack -1/+2 You can subtract from your attack roll to add to your damage.
Resolve (1/day) (Ex) Starting at 1st level, the samurai gains resolve that he can call upon to endure even the most devastating wounds and aff lictions. He can use this ability once per day at 1st level, plus one additional time per day for every two samurai levels beyon
Ronin's Challenge +1 (1/day) (Ex) +1 to damage target, -2 AC vs. others when used, +1 attack/dodge AC vs challenger when returning a challenge
Valashmai Veteran: Perception +1 trait bonus on Survival in the jungle.
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Named Keisoke Saburo ("Blessed Third") because he was born after two daughters and survived the death of his mother (as he was born). Kei grew up traveling with his father for his father's diplomatic missions. This ended however shortly after he turned ten when the caravan they were traveling with fell under assault and its people massacred. Kei survived because he appeared more severely wounded than he was and he was burned in the ruins of a wagon so was hard to find. Pulling himself out and beginning to bury his father, he passed out from the exertion and his wounds.
When he awoke, it was in the midst of a group of Samurai who had been chasing the marauders. The leader took Kei in and over time began to teach him the ways of the Samurai. For nearly 9 years, Kei trained without the men and learned his lessons well, learning the skills of a Samurai, but just waiting to be named one in fact. As he approached his nineteenth birthday, he discovered a journal in the possession of his Sensei with his father's name on it. As he went to ask the Sensei about it, he overheard discussions about raids and survivors. Taking a closer look, he was shocked to see his Sensei in conversation with the leader of the marauders who had killed his family.
Putting that together with several other strange incidents over the last few years, Kei came to the conclusion that his new Sensei and the Samurai who rode with him were nothing more than well-off bandits. Gathering his belongings, he fled the temple and didn't look back (after also taking his father's journal as a memento). For the next few weeks, he began going by the name of Masao Takeru (or "Righteous Warrior"). In his journeys, he heard much of Sandpoint and the upcoming Swallowtail Festival. With nearly his last coin, he purchased passage to the town with the hopes that he could find reason why every thing he had known had been turned on it's head and why he felt like the gods themselves were frowning on him.