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583 posts. Alias of AdamWarnock.

Full Name

Gwyndolin Maulsen




Bard 1/Unchained Rogue 3 HP: 20/20 AC 14/10/14: F+2, R +9, W+6 (+2 vs. Enchantments), Per:+18, Init: +10




5' 5", 115 lbs




Chaotic Neutral



Strength 10
Dexterity 18
Constitution 10
Intelligence 14
Wisdom 14
Charisma 15

About Gwyndolin Maulsen

Gwyndolin Maulsen
Half-elf bard 1/unchained rogue 3 (Pathfinder Unchained 20)
CN Medium humanoid (elf, human)
Init +10; Senses low-light vision; Perception +14 (+18 to hear conversation or find concealed object)
AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 10 (+4 Dex)
hp 20 (4d8)
Fort +2, Ref +9, Will +6; +2 vs. enchantments
Defensive Abilities danger sense +1, evasion; Immune sleep
Speed 30 ft.
Melee unarmed strike +7 (1d3 nonlethal)
Special Attacks bardic performance 6 rounds/day (countersong, distraction, fascinate [DC 12], inspire courage +1), sneak attack (unchained) +2d6
Bard Spells Known (CL 1st; concentration +3)
. . 1st (2/day)—silent image (DC 13), vanish[APG] (DC 13)
. . 0 (at will)—dancing lights, detect magic, prestidigitation, sift[APG]
Str 10, Dex 18, Con 10, Int 14, Wis 14, Cha 15
Base Atk +3; CMB +3; CMD 17
Feats Athletic, Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception), Weapon Finesse
Traits charming, reactionary
Skills Acrobatics +10, Appraise +6, Artistry (literature) +9, Bluff +7 (+8 vs. characters who could be attracted to you), Climb +9, Craft (painting) +7, Diplomacy +7 (+8 vs. characters who could be attracted to you), Disable Device +11, Disguise +7, Escape Artist +9, Intimidate +6, Knowledge (arcana) +3, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +3, Knowledge (engineering) +3, Knowledge (geography) +3, Knowledge (history) +3, Knowledge (local) +8, Knowledge (nature) +3, Knowledge (nobility) +8, Knowledge (planes) +3, Knowledge (religion) +3, Perception +14 (+18 to hear conversation or find concealed object), Perform (dance) +9, Perform (sing) +7, Profession (scribe) +6, Sense Motive +7, Sleight of Hand +9, Spellcraft +6, Stealth +11, Swim +2; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception
Languages Celestial, Common, Elven, Sylvan
SQ bardic knowledge +1, elf blood, rogue talent (canny observer[APG]), trapfinding +1
Other Gear 3,000 gp
Special Abilities
Bardic Knowledge +1 (Ex) Add +1 to all knowledge skill checks.
Bardic Performance (standard action, 6 rounds/day) Your performances can create magical effects.
Canny Observer (Ex) +4 Perception to overhear conversations or find concealed or secret objects.
Danger Sense +1 (Ex) +1 bonus on reflex saves and AC against traps.
Elf Blood Half-elves count as both elves and humans for any effect related to race.
Elven Immunities - Sleep You are immune to magic sleep effects.
Evasion (Ex) If succeed on Reflex save for half dam, take none instead.
Low-Light Vision See twice as far as a human in dim light, distinguishing color and detail.
Sneak Attack (Unchained) +2d6 Attacks deal extra dam if flank foe or if foe is flat-footed.
Trapfinding +1 Gain a bonus to find or disable traps, including magical ones.

Why you are a thief?
Hmm, if I had to pick a reason, it'd be boredom. I don't really have friends outside of a select few that know about my, ah, hobby. It started innocently enough, a bauble or some piece of inconsequential jewelry while visiting another noble, but soon the rush from getting away with something proved too intoxicating to ignore. I began more elaborate and higher yielding heists, not for money, since between the fortunes from my mother's and father's families and the not so small one I've amassed thanks to my writing, I want for nothing, but for the rush, the pleasure of hearing your exploits becoming more and more well known. When you aren't the type to gossip or serve the greater good, that can be enough to keep you sane.

Your favorite past exploit/crime/?
The time I stole someone's entire library in one go. I'm not sure who it was, though I think they were a small-time merchant, but to be honest, I think I did them a favor. whoever it was had poor taste in literature.

Although, there was that one time I snuck into a target only to find that there was a secret gentlemen's meeting going on with lots of Calistrian ordained courtesans in attendance. Nudity was not optional and there was more than one time I thought I was going to be exposed. It's funny now, but not something I'd care to repeat.

How did you get caught and locked up in the Black Whale?
By using the bedroom for a set of twins that have a crush on my burglar persona as my entry point. They were awake and I didn't notice until they pounced on me. The commotion brought the guards, and their parents, who happened to be highly placed in one of the bigger merchant cartels.

After that, it was pretty much inevitable that I'd wind up here.

What is a crime you've always wanted to commit? It can be as vague as 'I've always wanted to seal art' to specific as “I've always wanted to steal Margrave Rienhold's opera gloves”. Give me a window into your character.
I've always wanted to rob the Gemstone Sisterhood of their dignity, but I guess that's not what you're asking about.

I'd love to steal a completed manuscript for an unpublished novel by one of the great authors here in Absolom, or even one from each of them. Not only do I get the rush, I'd get the chance to read the books first!

And list three other NPCs your character is connected to, either through love/hate/rivalry/contact/blood. Be creative with these for they will be my main tools at first.
Lalsa Arkant (Friend/Contact) Lalsa is one of the few people who knows the true identity of the popular young author Aela Zhan. In truth, she's the only one that knows that Aela, the reclusive heiress to the Maulsen and Ediel fortunes, Gwyndolin, and the mysterious thief that has become the ever more prominent topic of gossip recently, the Midnight Sparrow, are all the same person. Lalsa and Gwyndolin had grown up together, and when her father retired, Lalsa was the one that took over the management of Gwyn's fortunes. It's thanks to her that Gwyn has money left at all, much less the massive fortune that has only grown since Gwyn inherited it on her parents' death.

Lalsa is a careful, methodical person, in contrast to the often impulsive Gwyn. She doesn't really care that Gwyn's breaking the law, only that she do it in a way that won't get her caught and her secret busted. She's also the one that handles the publishing of Gwyn's manuscripts, and acts as her editor. Lalsa enjoys her work mostly, though she wishes Gwyn would settle down and not worry her so much.

Petros Wash (Contact) Petros is Gwyn's fence and her point of contact in the seedy underbelly of Absolom's criminal world. He has a mild crush on her and thinks himself a ladies' man, though he's far less smooth that he thinks. Working with a pretty, young woman is his dream come true, if only she would sleep with him. That isn't to say that his attention doesn't wander when other pretty women are around.

The Gemstone Sisterhood (Enemies) A group of debutantes that had, until Aela Zhan became a best selling author, dominated the talk of any social gathering. All of them are skilled, formally trained, singers and musicians with their performances being the highlight of many social gatherings. Aela's rise in popularity only ticked the divas off and it's become their personal mission to humiliate the young author and reclaim their status as the talk of the town.

Gwyndolin, though, doesn't have a clue who they are.

The members of the sisterhood are:
- Anna Amethyst
- Bella Beryl
- Dianna Diamond
- Emma Emerald
- Glynda Garnet
- Ophilia Opal
- Samantha Sapphire

The Scarlet Saboteur (Rival) Gwyn isn't sure how the rivalry got started, if a one sided game of one-upmanship can be called a rivalry, but she is sure that it's annoying. The Scarlet Saboteur is a loud, obnoxious rogue with a questionable fashion sense. Somehow, she manages to find the Midnight Sparrow every few weeks and challenges her to a duel, or some other contest to prove who's the best. Gwyn does her best to ignore the bratty teenager and leave before she draws a crowd that Gwyn would really rather avoid.

The Black Rose Earl (Unwanted Admirer) The Black Rose Earl is a self-styled gentleman thief that has been after the Midnight Sparrow's hand in marriage ever since they bumped into each other while on their way to different jobs. The fact that Gwyn has never once reciprocated those feelings hasn't stopped him from mentioning his plans at every opportunity.

Kroveld Blackflame (Unwanted Admirer) Kroveld is a young, handsome nobleman of very good standing that could have his pick of any girl in the entire city. He's chosen, however, to lavish his affections on the aloof Aela Zhan. Where he differs from the Black Rose Earl is that while the Earl assumes that the Midnight Sparrow is madly in love with him, Kroveld recognizes that Aela isn't returning his feelings and makes grandiose, and frankly ridiculous, promises to change so that she'll love him, often missing the point that it's him she doesn't like.

Right now, I'm picturing Gwyn as a bookish person with a sense of humor and the unlucky propensity of attracting oddballs to her. She's calm in most cases, though she tends to get a case of twitchy eye around the last three people she was a connection with. She's a naturally shy person and only attend masquerade balls as Aela, which has increased their popularity among her fans since they know she'll accept invitations to them. As Gwyndolin Maulsen, she's a recluse that no one is sure is what she looks like, or even if she's real.