About Garish "Bones" Boulderdash
Garish the Cleric
Male Dwarf Cleric 1
NG Medium Humanoid (dwarf)
Init +1; Senses Darkvision; Perception +10
AC 18, touch 11, flat-footed 17 (+5 armor, +2 shield, +1 Dex)
hp 10 (1d8+2)
Fort +4, Ref +1, Will +6
Defensive Abilities Defensive Training
Speed 20 ft.
Melee Heavy Shield Bash -1 (1d4+3/x2) and
. . Dagger +3 (1d4+3/19-20/x2) and
. . Morningstar +3 (1d8+3/x2)
Ranged Crossbow, Light +1 (1d8/19-20/x2)
Cleric Spells Prepared (CL 1, 3 melee touch, 1 ranged touch):
1 (2/day) Remove Fear (DC 15), Shield of Faith (DC 15), Bless
0 (at will) Detect Magic, Detect Poison, Stabilize
Str 16, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 14, Wis 18, Cha 8
Base Atk +0; CMB +3; CMD 14
Feats Steel Soul
Traits Eyes and Ears of the City
Skills Acrobatics -5, Climb -3, Escape Artist -5, Fly -5, Heal +8, Knowledge (religion) +6, Linguistics +6, Perception +10, Profession (farmer) +8, Ride -5, Spellcraft +6, Stealth -5, Swim -3
Languages Celestial, Common, Dwarven, Gnome, Orc
SQ Aura, Cleric Channel Positive Energy 1d6 (2/day) (DC 9), Cleric Domain: Feather, Cleric Domain: Liberation, Eyes of the Hawk (+1 Perception / +2 Init.), Greed, Hardy +2 Poison/+4 Spells or Spell-like Effects, Hatred +1, Liberation (1 rounds/day), Slow and Steady, Spontaneous Casting, Stability +4, Stonecunning +2
Combat Gear Bolts, Crossbow (30), Crossbow, Light, Dagger, Morningstar, Scale Mail, Shield, Heavy Wooden; Other Gear Backpack (empty), Grappling hook, Holy symbol, wooden (Trithereon), Holy symbol, wooden (Trithereon), Ink (1 oz. vial, black), Inkpen, Paper (sheet) (10), Pouch, belt (empty), Rations, trail (per day) (4), Rope, silk (50 ft.), String (50') (2), Waterskin, Flint and Steel
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I will be using an avatar from an older game to avoid adding another alias. The character is brand new however.
Garish “Bones” Boulderdash is a relatively young dwarf eager to see the world or at least something beside Diamond Lake. His father is a fighter/cleric(Vergadain, deity of wealth and luck) who hires himself out as a mercenary, and he has not been seen in over 5 years. His mother no stranger to adventure herself stayed home to watch over Garish. In order to keep himself busy he often volunteered to help the city watch as a volunteer. In return he gained some training with weapons. When he was not training he was often reading a book or at the local temple of St. Cuthbert. Strangely enough he is not a follower of St.Cuthbert, even though he greatly respects him.
About 2 years ago a caravan was passing through the town. Garish overheard some of the men who were staying at a local in making fun of Heironeous, calling him and his clergy “uptight and rigid”. Never one to be afraid to ask a question he interrupted the men and asked them why risk trouble knowing that the townspeople may be offended. They explained that while Heironeous has good intentions order is not always as good as chaos, and sometimes one must be just as underhanded as the enemy. What is most important is that evil is stopped, and liberties are upheld. Their god, Trithereon, also wants oppression and evil to be stopped, but he won't handcuff you while asking you to do it. After the long discussion they handed him a book, and told him to read it. One thing Garish(Bones) noticed was that there was no standard practices that the religion as a whole had to go by. Within the religion were several churches. What mattered was that they each worked toward the same goal.
Something in the book opened Garish's(Bones) eyes. He began look at Diamond Lake differently than he did before. All of the violence, people working in the mines just to get by. He went to both of the town's churches for help, but he was sent away by people using words like principle, and protocol. It seemed that everyone he asked was either unwilling or unable to make any changes, so he decided to start his own church of Trithereon. Not many people were able to donate, but his mother did thinking it was youthful exuberance more than anything else. She also figured that he would stop talking to her about the issue, at least for a while, if he was occupied. He took the money, and started his own farm. Using the money from the farm he was able to save up a good deal of money, at first, but two bad seasons almost wiped him out. His efforts were not in vain however. Trithereon smiled upon him and accepted him into his clergy officially, gifting him with divine powers. He used those to the best of his ability when he was not working, but eventually he realized that the farm would not survive the damage done during the last two seasons. Around this time rumors of undiscovered treasure in one of the Cairns reached his ears. He salvaged what he could from the farm, and use the rest of his money to buy equipment hoping that the rumors were more than just rumors. This would allow him to get his church started.
Personality: Garish always tries to do the right thing, preferably without stepping on people's toes. He is brash , and does not deal with foolish people. His “matter of fact” style of speaking often makes him come across as being mean, even when he is trying to be helpful.
What I bring to the party:
Why do they want to get out of Diamond lake, i.e. why give up what they have to become an adventurer. Also, tell me why you want to play this particular AP
I want to play it because it is challenging. To make it more challenging I am playing a cleric, which I have never done as player before. I know the cleric is a powerful class, but I am out of my comfort zone since I normally go with skilled type characters. It will be a big adjustment for me to change my style of play, and not die.