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Full Name

Morti Hearthstone

Race

Dwarf

Classes/Levels

Inquisitor 5 | TEMP AC 20 | HP 41/44 | AC 17 t 11 ff 16 | CMD 16 (20 vs trip/bullrush) | F+7 R+2 W +7 (+2 vs poison, spells) | Init +4 | Perc +9 | Spells 1st - 3 / 2nd - 3 | Judgements 2/2 | DomainPwr 6/6

Gender

Male

Size

Medium

Age

45

Alignment

NG

Deity

Angradd

Languages

Common, Dwarven

Strength 17
Dexterity 12
Constitution 16
Intelligence 11
Wisdom 16
Charisma 10

About Morti Hearthstone

Background, personality, motivations:

Background
The younger son of a dwarven family in Janderhoff reknowned for its sculpture and stonemasonry, Morti never really took to the family trade--much to their disappointment. Whenever possible, he shirked his training in the studio to go drill with the clan's militia, talk theology with the priests, or do anything that didn't involve a chisel.

Morti recently came through the mountains to Trunau accompanying shipment of a statue to the Sanctuary of Iomedae; his father insisted that if he was going to spend his time playing at soldiering and crusading rather than take the craft seriously, he might make himself useful to the family on the road and make sure the statue arrived safely. ("And while yer at it, take some time to getcher head together--come back when yer ready to take your place among the Hearthstones.")

The Lady of Valor's statue safely delivered to the temple, Morti decided to remain in Trunau for a time, admiring the fierce determination of the locals and seeing a chance to prove his chosen path to his family.

Personality
Morti is generally kindly and easygoing, though can be awkward, and is prone to flustering and frustration: not especially good with words, he usually understands when he's put his foot in his mouth just a little too late.

Motivations
The young dwarf is no fool: he understands the extent of his family's disappointment, and the severity of being cast out (even with the opportunity to return). That knowledge doesn't change the fact that he has neither aptitude nor passion (beyond that of the typical dwarf) for stoneworking--as a result, he is determined to find some other way to prove himself.

He sees in the people of Trunau a model of courage and devotion and has chosen to remain here for the time being, both in hopes that he has some opportunity to build a name for himself as a strong arm against evil, but also simply in solidarity with these folk. Further, he is determined to bring back something of value to the family, whether that is maps to unclaimed quarries of high-quality stone, sketches of ancient ruins that can inspire new works, or simply new commissions for the family's work...This last being somewhat unlikely, as salesmanship is the only thing he has less passion for than stoneworking.

Statblock:

Morti Hearthstone

Male Dwarf Inquisitor 5
NG Medium Humanoid (dwarf)

Init +4; Senses Darkvision 60ft, Perception +9

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 11, flat-footed 16 +4 dodge vs. giants
(+6 armor/chain mail, +1 dex)
hp 44 (5d8+15)
Fort +7 (+9 vs poison), Ref +2, Will +7 (+2 to all vs spells, spell-like abilities.)

OFFENSE

Spd 20 ft.
Melee Agrimmosh (+2 impact warhammer) +9 (2d6+6, x3) wielded two-handed.
Melee Agrimmosh, Power Attack +8 (2d6+9, x3)
Melee Brinya’s +1 Hopeknife +7 (1d4+2, 19-20 x2) once per day: ghost touch weapon special ability (1 minute). During this time, the dagger sheds light equivalent to a daylight spell and the wielder gains a +3 sacred bonus to his CMD against disarm and sunder attempts directed at the hopeknife.
Melee Dagger +6 (1d4+1, 19-20 x2)
Ranged Javelins (3) +4 (1d6+3 x2), 30 ft range
Ranged Light Crossbow +4 (1d8, 19-20/x2), 80 ft range 20 bolts, 10 cold iron bolts, 10 silver bolts
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

All +1 attack vs orc, goblinoid (racial); +1 damage vs. giant, orc, goblinoid (trait)

Agrimmosh
* 1/day - cast heightened enlarge person (Fortitude DC 23 negates). This effect lasts for 20 minutes.
* Whenever the wielder of Agrimmosh confirms a critical hit against a creature of the humanoid type, the target creature must succeed at a DC 23 Fortitude save or shrink by one size category, as by heightened reduce person.
* +2 to all bull rush attempts

STATISTICS

Str 17, Dex 12, Con 16, Int 11, Wis 16, Cha 10
Base Atk +3; CMB +6; CMD 17

Spells Known (6/4/2)
0: Create Water, Daze (DC 13), Detect Magic, Guidance, Light, Read Magic
1: Cure Light Wounds, Expeditious Retreat, Shield of Faith (+3 AC), Wrath (+1 Attack/Dmg against 1 creature)
2: Cure Moderate Wounds, Communal Protection from Evil, See Invisibility

Spells per day:
1st: 4
2nd: 3

May also use any of detect good / evil / chaos / law at will (only one active at a time).

Languages: Common, Dwarf, Orc, Giant

Skills (30 Inq +10 Background)
Check Penalty: -4 under medium load (shown)

Trained:
* Bluff +4
* Climb +4 2 ranks
* Diplomacy +5 (2 ranks)
* Heal +7
* Intimidate +12 (4 ranks)
* Knowledge (Arcana) +4 (+7 to identify creatures)
* Knowledge (Dungeoneering) +5 (+8 to identify creatures) (2 ranks)
* Knowledge (Nature) +4 (+7 to identify creatures)
* Knowledge (Planes) +4 (+7 to identify creatures)
* Knowledge (Religion) +4 (+7 to identify creatures)
* Perception +10 (+12 to notice unusual stonework) (4 ranks)
* Ride +1
* Sense Motive +10 (2 ranks)
* Spellcraft +5 (2 ranks)
* Stealth +2 (2 ranks)
* Survival +8 (+10 to track) (2 ranks)
* Swim +3

Background:
* Appraise +1 (+3 for non-magical items including gemstones)
* Craft (Sculpture) +4
* Handle Animal +4
* Knowledge (Engineering) +1
* Knowledge (Geography) +1
* Knowledge (History) +1
* Linguistics +2 2 ranks
* Profession (Merchant) +7
* Profession (Sailor) +7

Untrained:
* All other Knowledges to Identify Creatures +3

Non-combat gear
* Inquisitor's Kit: a backpack, a bedroll, a belt pouch, candles (10), a cheap holy text, a flint and steel, an iron pot, manacles, a mess kit, rope, soap, a spell component pouch, torches (10), trail rations (5 days), a waterskin, and a wooden holy symbol, crowbar.
* Potion CLW
* Potion Pass without Trace
* Smokestick
* Tools, Artisan's (Sculptor)
* 63.2 gp
* Remove fear scroll
* Wand of CLW (30)
* potion hide from undead
* potion of resist energy
* elixir of swimming

Feats
1: Intimidating Prowess: Add your Strength modifier to Intimidate skill checks in addition to your Charisma modifier.
3: Power Attack: You can choose to take a –1 penalty on all melee attack rolls and combat maneuver checks to gain a +2 bonus on all melee damage rolls. (+3 damage for two-handed weapon)
5: weapon focus (warhammer): You gain a +1 bonus on all attack rolls you make using the selected weapon.

Teamwork 3: Lookout: Whenever you are adjacent to an ally who also has this feat, you may act in the surprise round as long as your ally would normally be able to act in the surprise round. If you would normally be denied the ability to act in the surprise round, your initiative is equal to your initiative roll or the roll of your ally –1, whichever is lower. If both you and your ally would be able to act in the surprise round without the aid of this feat, you may take both a standard and a move action (or a full-round action) during the surprise round.

Traits
* Giantslayer Scion: You take no penalty on Intimidate checks against creatures with the giant subtype that are larger than you, and you gain a +1 trait bonus to the DC of any fear-based effect you use against a creature with the giant subtype.
* Blooded: You receive a +1 trait bonus on weapon damage rolls against giants, goblins, and orcs.
* Armor Master: When you wear armor of any sort, reduce the armor check penalty by 1, to a minimum penalty of 0.

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Racial abilities:
* Base Speed: (Slow and Steady) Dwarves have a base speed of 20 feet, but their speed is never modified by armor or encumbrance.
* Defensive Training: Dwarves gain a +4 dodge bonus to AC against monsters of the giant subtype.
* Hardy: Dwarves gain a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against poison, spells, and spell-like abilities.
* Stability: Dwarves gain a +4 racial bonus to their Combat Maneuver Defense when resisting a bull rush or trip attempt while standing on the ground.
* Greed: Dwarves gain a +2 racial bonus on Appraise checks made to determine the price of non-magical goods that contain precious metals or gemstones.
* Stonecunning: Dwarves gain a +2 bonus on Perception checks to notice unusual stonework, such as traps and hidden doors located in stone walls or floors. They receive a check to notice such features whenever they pass within 10 feet of them, whether or not they are actively looking.
* Hatred: Dwarves gain a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against humanoid creatures of the orc and goblinoid subtypes because of their special training against these hated foes.
* Weapon Familiarity: Dwarves are proficient with battleaxes, heavy picks, and warhammers, and treat any weapon with the word “dwarven” in its name as a martial weapon
* Darkvision: Dwarves can see perfectly in the dark up to 60 feet.

Class abilities:
* Domain (Tactics Inquisition): Inquisitor’s Direction (Su): At the start of your turn, you can choose to enter a tranquil, reflective state and forgo all actions (standard, move, swift, immediate, and free actions, including attacks of opportunity) for that round; one ally of your choice within 30 feet gains the benefit of haste for 1 round. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to your 3 + Wisdom bonus (minimum 1).
* Judgment (2/day): Starting at 1st level, an inquisitor can pronounce judgment upon her foes as a swift action. At 1st level, an inquisitor can use this ability once per day. Once activated, this ability lasts until the combat ends, at which point all of the bonuses immediately end. When the inquisitor uses this ability, she must select one type of judgment to make. As a swift action, she can change this judgment to another type.
* Monster Lore: The inquisitor adds her Wisdom modifier on Knowledge skill checks in addition to her Intelligence modifier, when making skill checks to identify the abilities and weaknesses of creatures.
* Stern Gaze: Inquisitors are skilled at sensing deception and intimidating their foes. An inquisitor receives a morale bonus on all Intimidate and Sense Motive checks equal to 1/2 her inquisitor level (minimum +1).
* Cunning Initiative: At 2nd level, an inquisitor adds her Wisdom modifier on initiative checks, in addition to her Dexterity modifier.
* Detect Alignment: At will, an inquisitor can use detect chaos, detect evil, detect good, or detect law. She can only use one of these at any given time.
* Track: At 2nd level, an inquisitor adds half her level on Survival skill checks made to follow or identify tracks.
* Solo Tactics: At 3rd level, all of the inquisitor’s allies are treated as if they possessed the same teamwork feats as the inquisitor for the purpose of determining whether the inquisitor receives a bonus from her teamwork feats. Her allies do not receive any bonuses from these feats unless they actually possess the feats themselves.
* Teamwork Feat: At 3rd level, and every three levels thereafter, the inquisitor gains a bonus feat in addition to those gained from normal advancement. These bonus feats must be selected from those listed as teamwork feats. The inquisitor must meet the prerequisites of the selected bonus feat. As a standard action, the inquisitor can choose to learn a new bonus teamwork feat in place of the most recent bonus teamwork feat she has already learned.
* Bane: At 5th level, an inquisitor can imbue one of her weapons with the bane weapon special ability as a swift action. She must select one creature type when she uses this ability (and a subtype if the creature type selected is humanoid or outsider). Once selected, the type can be changed as a swift action. This ability only functions while the inquisitor wields the weapon. If dropped or taken, the weapon resumes granting this ability if it is returned to the inquisitor before the duration expires. This ability lasts for a number of rounds per day equal to the inquisitor’s level. These rounds do not need to be consecutive.
* Discern lies: At 5th level, an inquisitor can discern lies, as per the spell, for a number of rounds per day equal to her inquisitor level. These rounds do not need to be consecutive. Activating this ability is an immediate action.
* Favored Class Bonus (Dwarf Inquisitor): Add +½ to the inquisitor’s level for the purpose of determining the effects of one type of judgment. (1st, 2nd, 5th level -> Justice judgment; 3rd, 4th level ->Protection)