About Gaius Trevelyan
Init +5 (+3 dex, +2 trait)
HP 25/25 ([10+1]+2*[5+1]+2 FCB)
Fort +2 (1 [.00] base, +1 Con, +1 racial)
Spd 30 ft.
Base Atk +2 (+1 Swashbuckler, +1.5 Investigator)
Lvl 1: Cure Light Wounds, Heightened Awareness, Keen Senses, Reduce Person, Shield, Tears to Wine.
Total Points: 34 [(4 Swash + 3 Int + 1 human + 2 background) + 2*(6 Investigator + 3 Int + 1 human + 2 background)]
50 gold 0 silver 0 copper
Favored Class Bonus: 1x HP.
Inspired Panache: More than just a lightly armored warrior, a swashbuckler is a daring combatant. She fights with panache: a fluctuating measure of a swashbuckler’s ability to perform amazing actions in combat. Each day, an inspired blade gains a number of panache points equal to her Charisma modifier (minimum 1) and Intelligence modifier (minimum 1), instead of just her Charisma modifier.
Derring-Do (Ex): At 1st level, a swashbuckler can spend 1 panache point when she makes an Acrobatics, Climb, Escape Artist, Fly, Ride, or Swim check to roll 1d6 and add the result to the check. She can do this after she makes the check but before the result is revealed. If the result of the d6 roll is a natural 6, she rolls another 1d6 and adds it to the check. She can continue to do this as long as she rolls natural 6s, up to a number of times equal to her Dexterity modifier (minimum 1).
Dodging Panache (Ex):/i] At 1st level, when an opponent attempts a melee attack against the swashbuckler, the swashbuckler can as an immediate action spend 1 panache point to move 5 feet; doing so grants the swashbuckler a dodge bonus to AC equal to her Charisma modifier (minimum 0) against the triggering attack. This movement doesn’t negate the attack, which is still resolved as if the swashbuckler had not moved from the original square. This movement is not a 5-foot step; it provokes attacks of opportunity from creatures other than the one who triggered this deed. The swashbuckler can only perform this deed while wearing light or no armor, and while carrying no heavier than a light load.
[i]Opportune Parry and Riposte (Ex): At 1st level, when an opponent makes a melee attack against the swashbuckler, she can spend 1 panache point and expend a use of an attack of opportunity to attempt to parry that attack. The swashbuckler makes an attack roll as if she were making an attack of opportunity; for each size category the attacking creature is larger than the swashbuckler, the swashbuckler takes a –2 penalty on this roll. If her result is greater than the attacking creature’s result, the creature’s attack automatically misses. The swashbuckler must declare the use of this ability after the creature’s attack is announced, but before its attack roll is made. Upon performing a successful parry and if she has at least 1 panache point, the swashbuckler can as an immediate action make an attack against the creature whose attack she parried, provided that creature is within her reach. This deed’s cost cannot be reduced by any ability or effect that reduces the number of panache points a deed costs.
Trapfinding: An investigator adds 1/2 his level to Perception skill checks made to locate traps and to Disable Device checks (minimum 1). An investigator can use Disable Device to disarm magical traps.
On the night in question Gaius was indulging his own curiosity by investigating rumors of an underground animal fighting ring, which had so far involved a lot of skulking and an evening in smelly clothes getting apparently drunk while noting the key players in a cramped and smoky tavern, surrounded by the screams of animals and the clink of coin changing hands.
The problem arose when he realized that an older man was attempting to buy one of the animals and used words like ‘higher purpose’, ‘barbarity’ and ‘look here my good man’. That last one was the final straw and it was only by upending a chair and hurling what remained of his drink into another patron’s face that Gaius managed to instigate a large enough brawl for him to drag the older man out of the tavern with his insides still… inside.
Professor Lorrimor, as the man introduced himself, was very grateful and the two men compared notes over wine at a much finer establishment before the professor left Lepistadt to continue his travels. Gauis put the information to good use and the animal smuggling ring was eventually disbands by the Sleepless Detective agency thanks to his information.
Honestly, until the invitation to the funeral arrived at his lodgings, Gaius hadn’t though much of the professor in years. Since the professor was a fundamentally good man, if a little dim, Gaius decided that a short journey to pay his respects was in order. Bidding farewell to his friends he took a place in the mail coach and resigned himself to a wet and cold journey to Ravensgro.