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Kitsune

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1,862 posts. Alias of JAF0.


Full Name

Seijiro Hakamura

Race

kitsune rogue (pirate)/4; bard(sea singer)/2

Classes/Levels

AC18 (T 16, FF 12); HP 43/53; saves F +2, R +12, W +4; bab: 4; melee 4(+9), ranged +9; CMB 4, CMD 20; speed 30; init +5(+7); perc +9(11)(+13)

Gender

M

Size

M 5'0, 106 lbs

Age

17

Special Abilities

change shape, low light vision

Alignment

NG

Languages

Tien, Senzar, Minkaian, Common, Elven, Aquan, Infernal

Occupation

sailor

Strength 11
Dexterity 20
Constitution 12
Intelligence 12
Wisdom 10
Charisma 12

About Seijiro

Character for Skull & Shackles Adventure Path

Picture that looks somewhat like Seijiro (lose the ears though) in his human form.

another Seijiro pic.

Link to Tomo

crunchy bits:
AC18 (T 16, FF 12); HP 43/43; saves F +2, R +11, W +4; bab: 3; melee 3(+8), ranged +8; CMB 3, CMD 19; speed 30; init +5; perc +8 (20 point buy)

Appearance:
Seijiro in his usual human form is a cherub-cheeked teenage Minkaian boy, with long red hair (usually pulled back in a ponytail). The tips of his hair are pale golden-white in contrast to the rest of his hair. His eyes are a deep golden brown with large pupils that almost fill his eyes, leaving only a bit of white showing. He is small at only 5' tall and slight of build, and is frequently mistaken for a girl by those who don't know him.

features:

sneak attack 2d6;
change shape;
low light vision;
+2 acrobatics;
1d4 bite attack in humanoid fox form;
3x/day: dancing lights,
Evasion: no damage if save vs area affect.
Swinging Reposition: a pirate incorporates a ship’s masts, rigging, ropes, sails, and other such structures into her combat style. Provided she is wearing light armor, when fighting in an environment where such structures exist, the rogue incorporates them into her Acrobatics checks by grabbing hold of the structure and swinging toward her opponent, making either a charge or a bull rush maneuver. Once she completes her attack or maneuver, she can reposition herself. Immediately after making the charge or bull rush, she can move 5 feet as a free action, even if the charge ends her turn. This movement does not provoke attacks of opportunity.
Unflinching: Pirates are a salty and steadfast lot. At 3rd level, a pirate gains a +1 bonus on saving throws against fear and mind-affecting effects. This bonus increases by +1 for every three levels, to a maximum of +6 at 18th level. This ability replaces trap sense. This ability replaces trapfinding.
Sea Shanty (Su): A sea singer learns to counter seasickness and exhaustion during long sea voyages. Each round of a sea shanty, he makes a Perform skill check. Allies within 30 feet (including the sea singer) may use his Perform check in place of a saving throw against becoming exhausted, fatigued, nauseated, or sickened; if already under such an effect, a new save is allowed each round of the sea shanty, using the bard’s Perform check for the save. A sea shanty has no effect on instantaneous effects or effects that do not allow saves. This ability requires audible components.
World Traveler (Ex): A sea singer gains a bonus equal to half his bard level on Knowledge (geography), Knowledge (local), Knowledge (nature), and Linguistics checks. He can reroll a check against one of these skills, but must take the result of the second roll even if it is worse. He can reroll one additional time per day at 5th level and every five levels thereafter. This ability replaces bardic knowledge.
Bardic Performance: A bard is trained to use the Perform skill to create magical effects on those around him, including himself if desired. He can use this ability for a number of rounds per day equal to 4 + his Charisma modifier. At each level after 1st a bard can use bardic performance for 2 additional rounds per day. 7 rds per day
Familiar At 2nd level, a sea singer acquires an exotic pet—a monkey or parrot (treat as raven)—that gains abilities as a wizard’s familiar, using the sea singer’s bard level as his wizard level. This ability replaces versatile performance.
Well-Versed (Ex) At 2nd level, the bard becomes resistant to the bardic performance of others, and to sonic effects in general. The bard gains a +4 bonus on saving throws made against bardic performance, sonic, and language-dependent effects.
Uncanny Dodge (Ex) Starting at 4th level, a rogue can react to danger before her senses would normally allow her to do so. She cannot be caught flat-footed, nor does she lose her Dex bonus to AC if the attacker is invisible. She still loses her Dexterity bonus to AC if immobilized. A rogue with this ability can still lose her Dexterity bonus to AC if an opponent successfully uses the feint action (see Combat) against her.

traits:
Rough and Ready (+1 to hit w/improvised wpns, no pen)
Touched by the Sea (+1 swim, -1 pen on attacks underwater)
Stormrunner (+2 acrobatics on uneven ground or unsteady surfaces)

feats:

Sea Legs (bonus feat):+2 acro, swim, climb;
Weapon Finesse: use dex instead of str for melee bonus
Realistic Likeness: You can precisely mimic the physical features of any individual you have encountered. When you use your racial change shape ability, you can attempt to take the form of an individual, granting you a +10 circumstance bonus on Disguise checks made to fool others with your impersonation.
Magical Tail You grow an extra tail that represents your growing magical powers. Benefit: You gain a new spell-like ability, each usable twice per day, from the following list, in order: disguise self, charm person, misdirection, invisibility, suggestion, displacement, confusion, dominate person. For example, the first time you select this feat, you gain disguise self 2/day; the second time you select this feat, you gain charm person 2/day. Your caster level for these spells is equal to your Hit Dice. The DCs for these abilities are Charisma-based.
Special: You may select this feat up to eight times. Each time you take it, you gain an additional ability as described above.
Alertness You often notice things that others might miss.
Benefit: You get a +2 bonus on Perception and Sense Motive skill checks. If you have 10 or more ranks in one of these skills, the bonus increases to +4 for that skill.

rogue talents:

Terrain Mastery - WATER (Ex) Benefit: A rogue with this talent gains a favored terrain as the ranger ability of the same name.
The ranger gains a +2 bonus on initiative checks and Knowledge (geography), Perception, Stealth, and Survival skill checks when he is in this terrain. A ranger traveling through his favored terrain normally leaves no trail and cannot be tracked (though he may leave a trail if he so chooses).

Hero Points:
3, plus 3 free rerolls of a d20

weapons/armor:

weapons:
+1 agile rapier +9 1d6+6 18-20/x2
MW dagger +9 1d4 19-20/x2
dagger(thrown) +8 1d4 19-20/x2
composite shortbow +8 1d6 20/x3

armor: +1 haramaki (worn under clothing)

skills:
acrobatics 18(20, +3 if Tomo w/in a mile), appraise 10, bluff 6, climb 8, disable 14, disguise 5, escape artist 6, intimidate 8, knowl local 6, knowl geog 6(+8), know nature 5, linguistics 8, perception 9(11)(13), perform: harmonica 7, perform: acting 6; profession: sailor 10, sense motive 0(2), sleight of hand 10, stealth 14(16)(18), swim 8

equipment:

2 daggers (one hidden in his armor, one MW),
MW rapier,
+1 haramaki (worn under his clothing),
clothing,
harmonica
belt pouch with his coin (114gp).
Carries his small kit of thieve's tools tucked into his haramaki for safety.
2 vials of crystal clear water (holy),
small pouch,
rabbit's foot on a chain,
2 agates, value 10 gp each,
2 hematites val 10 gp ea,
gold earring set with a tiny ruby worth around 15 gold,
a Vial of Antitoxin,
an ornate brass knife,
Thunderstone,
2 flasks of acid,
alch fire,
tanglefoot bag,
bottle of brandy val 5 gp,
gold earring val 15 gp,
MW dagger,
potion cure light wounds,
belt of healing,
amulet of natural armor +1,
composite shortbow, 20 arrows,
shinobi shizoku (mw clothing, +2 to stealth),
shinobi shizoku (+2 to stealth, allows wearer to go incorporeal 5 rounds per day, Blindsight at 10' radius for 5 rounds per day),
daredevil boots of the cat, (As a free action, the wearer can click her heels together to grant herself a +5 competence bonus on Acrobatics checks made to move through threatened squares or to move through an enemy's space without provoking attacks of opportunity for up to 10 rounds per day. The rounds need not be consecutive. Furthermore, anytime the wearer of the boots successfully moves though the space of an enemy without provoking an attack of opportunity, she gains a +2 bonus on attack rolls against that enemy until the end of her turn.; The boot’s wearer always takes the minimum possible damage from falls (as if the GM had rolled a 1 on each die of damage incurred by the fall) and at the end of a fall always lands on his feet.)
gloves of reconnaissance. (Each of these fingerless worked leather gloves look as though they have seen heavy use, and often bear the stains or scent of grass or wet mud. On command, the wearer can use the gloves to see and hear though solid material no more than 15 feet thick by placing both hands on that material. The gloves can be used for 10 rounds each day. The rounds need not be consecutive.)

(Threw 34gp, 2sp overboard to Hei Feng)

spells:

0: Det. Magic, Know Direction, Mending, Prestidigitation, Message
1: Grease, Vanish, Chord of Shards (2d6 dmg 15' cone, refl neg.) 3/day currently used 2/3

experience:
? - 5th lvl

background:
Seijiro and his twin brother Hijiro were identical twins who proved to be nothing alike at all. Where Hijiro was content to play by his mother’s side as a youngster, Seijiro was always running off to the river’s edge to play in the water. He was fascinated with the moving, swirling liquid stuff, whether it was a bucket of washwater, the river by his home, or his bathwater. It didn’t matter – it just had to be water.

Seijiro and Hijiro got a chance to visit their Uncle Namoki who lived near the ocean when they were eight years old. Hijiro was frightened by the sea, but not Seijiro. The waves fascinated him, as did the vastness of the ocean and from that day he yearned to go to sea. His parents, Shinji and Misao, discouraged their son’s aspirations, trying desperately to get him to do something worthwhile with his life, something preferably safer, and on land. Seijiro would have none of it, and made no pretense even of trying to appear satisfied with life on land.

When he was a scrawny kid of twelve, barely able to take care of himself, he ran away from home to join the crew of a ship. It took him almost no time to find a ship who would take him – small boys could almost always find a place as powder monkeys and cabin boys. Seijiro spent two years as a powder monkey, learning his way around the ship.

During those two years, he learned how to stay out of the way, be unseen and unheard when he needed to be, how to cadge an extra meal now and again, and even help himself to small things left untended. He likes shiny, bright things and has trouble keeping his hands off them even if they belong to others. Still, he has enough common sense not to take anything truly identifiable, slipping away with only a coin here and there, that sort of thing.

Finally, he got assigned to be a sailor on the ship’s crew on board the Hunters Moon. He was a quick learner, with great balance and an agile climber, so proved himself to be a valuable asset to the ship.

The Hunters Moon occasionally made the long journey to trade with the northwesternmost regions of the Inner Sea kingdoms, and it was during one of those long trading missions that they encountered a fierce summer storm. The ship was wrecked near a small island, where a few survivors managed to crawl out of the sea. A few weeks later, they were rescued by a passing fishing vessel, and Seijiro ended up in the Land of the Linnorm Kings, where he soon found another berth on a passing mercantile ship.

For four years, Seijiro crewed on the Mermaid’s Pearl, while he learned Common under the tutelage of a bosun who spoke Tien. He traveled from one end of the Inner Sea Kingdoms to the other on the Pearl, missing his homeland, but loving his time at sea.

Seijiro however, never really could handle any amount of liquor, and the other sailors delighted in getting the young kitsune drunk, as his antics while inebriated were of great amusement to the others. One night in Port Peril, he got so drunk, he fell asleep under a table in the tavern. His companions figured he'd sober up and return to ship by the time they sailed, and left him there as a jest. By the time he woke up, the Pearl had left the harbor, leaving him behind, with almost nothing of his meager possessions – the rest still aboard the Pearl.

Now he awaits a new berth, living on what he can pocket in the tavern, and looking for any ship that will take a poor sailor down on his luck.

Side note: Seijiro was in Port Peril for about 4 months before being shanghaied to serve on the Wormwood.

information gleaned:

map of the shackles

Things to purchase:
Supplies 1000gp

First thing is until you all build up your reputations a bit, you should probably stay to the fringes of the shackles. Bloodcove is a good port to stop at if you need supplies and you can raid the ships going to and from Sargava. Not a bad way to start off.

He starts going over some things with you but mechanically this will give you +2 on any knowledge checks regarding the shackles and politics within it for the next month.

Seijiro buys two things for the ship from his own funds: lumber for Flynn and a nice tricorn hat for Variel.
The extra lumber will be 10 gold and the tricorn hat will be 50 gp. It will give him a +1 on diplomacy checks with the crew.

Info on trading in Bloodcove: There are multiple noble houses that do a brisk trade with pirates and their goods as well as most obviously the Free Trade Square. House Umbertine is the most likely to buy arms and armor but you can find merchants for all the great houses in town that would be willing to buy your gear. House Barzoni, the current House of the Grand Admiralty; House Cartahegn, a recently risen local House known for their trade with the Mwangi; House Luxlor, a House descended from one of the original pirate founders of the city; and House Umbertine, they own Umbertine Arms and Armor and are one of the more powerful Houses along with Barzoni.

Things to buy in Bloodcove: astrolab, compass and sextant for navigational purposes. comes to 610gp

Things found on ninjas-
Multiple empty potion vials
3 potions of Cure Light Wounds
3 MW Wakizashis
29 MW Shuriken
2 tanglefoot bags
3 suits of MW Studded Leather
3 Shinobi Shozoku Suits
3 Blowguns with 3 doses of Drow Sleep Poison (not 3 each. 3 total or 1 each)
wand of grease dc 11 19 charges


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