About Hobwise Hornblower
Culture: Hobbits of the Shire (+2 Dex)
== Combat ==
Small Folk Virtue
== Level Features ==
1st: Skill Expertise (Persuasion, Stealth), Night vision (60 ft)
== Skills ==
*Acrobatics +7 (Dex)
== Other Proficiencies ==
== Weapons & Equipment ==
14 copper coins
Encumberance: 52.5 lb.
== Racial Traits ==
Hobbit Nimbleness: May move through the space of any creature that is at least one size larger (Medium)
== Virtue ==
== Class Traits ==
Class Archetype: Agent
"But it appeared he was nobody’s friend, and nobody could recollect when he had joined their party."
The Agent relies on charm as much as stealth or wit. As such, while the Agent still knows a lot about getting into places normally barred to outsiders, they can often do so in the open by simply convincing people that they should be allowed to pass.
• The Loremaster gives you a clue about the enemy’s plans or destination
== Background ==
== Personal History & Traits ==
Ambitious and resourceful, Hobwise once craved adventure as a boy. His mother came from Took blood, and was herself a free spirit, often at odds with his father's pragmatism. It was only after her tragic death that he receeded to the predictability of the family vineyards on the south-facing slopes near Tuckborough. His father withdrew, and his elder brothers branched off to start small wineries, leaving Hobwise to manage the farm. It was natural that the vineyard and winery operations would integrate, and as business boomed, he was able to hire workers to tend to the vines.
Handsome, tall (for a Hobbit), and personable, he became the public face of the Root of the Vine Winery. He and his brothers built a festival hall and party room, and quickly it became necessary to promote activities and arrange ceremonies, and Hobwise fequently traveled throughout the Shire, to Longbottom and Hobbiton and Buckland, and occassionaly as far as Bree.
As his youth ebbed, so did his wanderlust, and now he has fully embraced the busy life managing the vineyard and the winery's activities. He has mellowed, and more recently the idea of accepting the advance of one of the many lovely ladies who have cast eyes at him from across the festival hall has taken more weight. Perhaps...
Surely it was providence when the Mayor of Tuckborough declared Bilbo Baggins Day in honour of the fifth anniversary of the most famous Hobbit's expedition to the East. Hobwise arranged for Root of the Vine to host the evening ceremony. Mr. Baggins' treatment of his adventures was both awe-inspiring and frightening, and all were enthralled by his presence. As the beer and wine flowed well into the night, Hobwise eventually found a rare private moment with the most esteemed Hobbit.
"I believe I knew of your mother," Bilbo began, recalling the fiery redheaded matron. "I was too much younger than her, of course, and she was married and with three boys, but ne'er has a more vivid soul intoxicated my mind." The time with Bilbo was indeed bittersweet. And far from rekindling Hobwise' wanderlust, the encounter instead made him truly grateful, for the first time in many years, for the familiarity of Home.
Thus, it was with great reluctance when a chance encounter in Bree with a Barding envoy compelled him to test his mettle and travel East along the same path as had Bilbo, years earlier...