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63 posts. Alias of dronedog.


Full Name

Dakka Nobu

Race

| HP: 10/10| AC: 17(13 Tch, 14 Fl) | CMB: +1, CMD: 15 | F: +3, R: +4, W: +5 | Init: +6 | Perc: +8, SM: +7

Classes/Levels

| Speed 20ft | Judgement: 1/1 | Spells: 0 4/4 1st 2/2 | Active conditions: None.

Gender

Male CN Tengu Inquisitor 1

Size

Bot Tactics:
Dakka remains at range and attacks with his longbow when possible. If he cannot get a shot he may try to intimidate. He will cast bless in a difficult fight. He will only melee if forced.

About Dakka Nobu

Dakka Nobu
Tengu inquisitor of Hei Feng 1 (Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player's Guide 38, Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 263)
CN Medium humanoid (tengu)
Init +6; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8
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Defense
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AC 17, touch 13, flat-footed 14 (+4 armor, +3 Dex)
hp 10 (1d8+2)
Fort +3, Ref +4, Will +5
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Offense
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Speed 30 ft. (20 ft. in armor)
Melee club +1 (1d6+1) or
. . bite -4 (1d3)
Ranged longbow +4 (1d8/×3) or
. . sling +4 (1d4+1)
Special Attacks judgment 1/day
Inquisitor Spells Known (CL 1st; concentration +3)
. . 1st (2/day)—divine favor, bless
. . 0 (at will)—detect magic, disrupt undead, light, sift[APG]
. . Domain Conversion inquisition[UM]
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Statistics
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Str 12, Dex 18, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 8
Base Atk +0; CMB +1; CMD 15
Feats Point-Blank Shot
Traits indomitable faith, reactionary
Skills Acrobatics +0 (-4 to jump), Bluff +6, Intimidate +7, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +4, Perception +8, Sense Motive +7, Stealth +6; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception, +2 Stealth
Languages Common, Tengu
SQ gifted linguist, monster lore +2, stern gaze +1, swordtrained
Combat Gear caltrops (2); Other Gear hide armor, buckler, arrows (20), club, longbow, sling, sling bullets (30), hemp rope (50 ft.), piton (5), torches (3) Alchemist's Fire (2) 5gp, 5 sp
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Special Abilities
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Gifted Linguist Tengus gain a +4 racial bonus on Linguistics checks, and learn two languages each time they gain a rank in Linguistics rather than one language.
Inquisitor Domain (Conversion Inquisition) Deities: Any deity.

Granted Powers: You are a powerful persuader. A honeyed tongue empowered by divine argumentation sways the indifferent and adversarial to your side.
Judgment (1/day) (Su) Variable bonuses increase as the combat continues.
Low-Light Vision See twice as far as a human in dim light, distinguishing color and detail.
Monster Lore +2 (Ex) +2 to Knowledge checks when identifying the weaknessess of creatures.
Point-Blank Shot +1 to attack and damage rolls with ranged weapons at up to 30 feet.
Stern Gaze +1 (Ex) +1 to Sense Motive and Intimidate.
Swordtrained Tengus are automatically proficient with swordlike weapons (including bastard swords, daggers, elven curve blades, falchions, greatswords, kukris, longswords, punching daggers, rapiers, scimitars, short swords, and two-bladed swords).

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Background:

Lashed to that mast in the middle of a tempest everything became clear to Dakka for a moment.

That's really what it took for him to understand his family. The agonizingly slow wave of tengu migration northward from the misery of the sodden lands and the chaos of the Shackles has left roosts quietly woven into the overlooked parts of human dominated cities. There tengu try to live as unnoticed and unremarked upon as possible, building
insular little communities that make their living sifting through what the powerful races abandon.

Dakka always understood the wisdom of this. Life is dangerous and unpredictable and so are humans.Do not invite attention, do not court disaster. So it was absurdly frustrating that his mother so often could not do that. She would get by just fine for a while weaving and embroidering, seemingly quiet and focused on work and family. Then she would show up with a bolt of expensive silk cloth, or a bottle of fine wine. Or a human merchant would find his stall had been beset by moths. She was rarely blamed by the humans, and when she was accused she proved to be an amazingly convincing liar. It drove Dakka crazy, why invite scrutiny?

She never explained herself. She just said that he would understand. He tried to argue but she would just hum and go about her work. As a young adult Dakka traveled to a new roost in large part to be away from his mother. He wasn't there very long when he was spotted by the first mate of the Water Wyrm. They were in a hurry. They needed to sail for Quent but they had been having a run of bad luck. So acting on the old Shackles superstition the made sure to bring a tengu along for luck. Shanghai is a constant threat in the background of port city life, a lone tengu was certainly not going to be missed by
anyone important.

So Dakka found himself a deeply unwilling swab on a pirate ship. He never got the chance to learn much seamanship however. Black clouds build quickly before them and it was clear they were sailing into dangerous weather. Dakka scrambled to get below decks but instead he was collard by the first mate.

"Ye reckon it works below decks?" He asked the captain, shaking Dakka by the collar.

The captain shook his head. "Best be safe." He replied. "Put 'em where his god can see him."

"I'll fix him to the mast, me'be the bird god won't see fit to carry it off again."

Dakka didn't know anything about his bird god. The tengu of the north didn't really talk about Hei Feng. Now he found himself lashed
to the mast of of a pirate ship in the middle of a violent storm. Water came over the deck in massive waves, drenching the miserable terrified bird.The ship rocked sickeningly, seemingly on the edge of capsizing. Thunder, lightning, wind and fear buffeted his senses. For one moment he went totally mad with terror. How did his life come to this?

Then he understood how fragile his life and his plans were, how shallow his sanity had been. This is real life, here in the heart of the storm. The rest of the world is just a slow motion rendering of the same process.

The quiet tengu diasapora is a delusion. Dakka had a plan to live a quiet life in the shadow of others. To be a
weak imitation of the industrious, planning, scheming building human race. That is not what a tengu is. Hei Feng does not respect your schemes. He brings you raw twisting reality and expects you to deal with it. How many human empires have risen and fallen? How many absurd wars have they fought? It's all just the roar of the wind and the cracking of timbers.

That's why his mother could never truly conform, she still had some true tengu spirit. Caught up in the scheming of human factions, the role of a true tengu is to expose their folly. To show the
foolishness a frailty of those who think their the masters of the world.

The mast broke anyway, and the Wyrm never made it to Quent. Dakka spent days afterward muttering to himself. The pirates were enraged at his failure to protect them. They decided he was "broken." One of them made as if to slit Dakka's throat and Dakka just laughed at him, fixing him with wide eyed stare.

"Let him be." The captain said. "It'll just invite more bad luck." The ship limped into the nearest port and they dumped Dakka off penniless and raving.

After that Dakka sought out tengu in the quiet roosts around the inner sea who had unquiet minds. Learning the ways of Hei Feng as he made his way to Absolom. The Pathfinders there were an irresistible lure to Dakka. So full of schemes and plans, but so unruly and so often at cross purposes as well. It's the perfect environment so see who among them truly understands the revelation of Hei Feng and who needs to be shown.

Dakka is not a fool or a raving madman, most of the time anyway. His outward behavior is generally reserved, though he sometimes cannot stop himself from mocking those he finds to be overly self important. He does not randomly cause trouble for it's own sake, or seek to ruin anyone's life. Instead he watches and bides his time, waiting for the moment where his intervention teaches the lessons of Hei Feng with maximum effect. He dislikes braggarts and bullies a great deal and anyone he feels is pretending to be more enlightened than they are.