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About Hyde Morrowind

Hyde, Male Alchemist (Toxicant, Vivisectionist) 4
CG Medium Human / Humanoid (Human)
Init +4, Senses: Perception +7

AC 19, touch 15, flat-footed 14
HP (12d8+4)
Fort +6,Ref +8, Will +2
Armor Chain Shirt

Speed 30ft/x4
Ranged Mwk Dart +9, 1d4-1 (20/x2), 6m
(+1 if Point-Blank applies)
(Sneak Attack +2d6)

Alchemist Extracts Prepared (Caster Level 4)
2nd (2/day) - Barkskin, Invisibility
1st (4/day) - Shield, Reduce Person (x3)

Str 9, Dex 18, Con 14, Int 16, Wis 10, Cha 9 (20 point buy)
BAB +3, CMB +2, CMD 16
Armor Proficiency(Light)

Human Bonus: Racial Heritage (Nagaji):

Choose another humanoid race. You count as both human and that race for any effects related to race. For example, if you choose dwarf, you are considered both a human and a dwarf for the purpose of taking traits, feats, how spells and magic items affect you, and so on.

1 Point-Blank Shot:

You get a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls with ranged weapons at ranges of up to 30 feet.

3 Precise Shot:

You can shoot or throw ranged weapons at an opponent engaged in melee without taking the standard –4 penalty on your attack roll.

Alchemist Discoveries

2 Mutagen:

This discovery gives the alchemist the mutagen class ability. (This discovery exists so alchemist archetypes who have variant mutagens, such as the mindchemist, can learn how to make standard mutagens.)

4 Concentrate Poisons:

The alchemist can combine two doses of the same poison to increase their effects. This requires two doses of the poison and 1 minute of concentration. When completed, the alchemist has one dose of poison. The poison’s frequency is extended by 50% and the save DC increases by +2. This poison must be used within 1 hour of its creation or it is ruined.

Alchemist Class Abilities


Alchemists are not only masters of creating mundane alchemical substances such as alchemist’s fire and smokesticks, but also of fashioning magical potion-like extracts in which they can store spell effects. In effect, an alchemist prepares his spells by mixing ingredients into a number of extracts, and then “casts” his spells by drinking the extract. When an alchemist creates an extract or bomb, he infuses the concoction with a tiny fraction of his own magical power—this enables the creation of powerful effects, but also binds the effects to the creator. When using Craft (alchemy) to create an alchemical item, an alchemist gains a competence bonus equal to his class level on the Craft (alchemy) check. In addition, an alchemist can use Craft(alchemy) to identify potions as if using detect magic. He must hold the potionfor 1 round to make such a check.
An alchemist can create three special types of magical items—extracts, bombs, and mutagens. Bombs are explosive splash weapons, and mutagens are transformative elixirs that the alchemist drinks to enhance his physical abilities—both of these are detailed in their own sections below.
Extracts are the most varied of the three. In many ways, they behave like spells in potion form, and as such their effects can be dispelled by effects like dispel magic using the alchemist’s level as the caster level. Unlike potions, though, extracts can have powerful effects and duplicate spells that a potion normally could not.
An alchemist can create only a certain number of extracts of each level per day. His base daily allotment of extracts is given on Table: Alchemist. In addition, he receives bonus extracts per day if he has a high Intelligence score, in the same way a wizard receives bonus spells per day. When an alchemist mixes an extract, he infuses the chemicals and reagents in the extract with magic siphoned from his own magical aura. An extract immediately becomes inert if it leaves the alchemist’s possession, reactivating as soon as it returns to his keeping—an alchemist cannot normally pass out his extracts for allies to use (but see the “infusion” discovery below). An extract, once created, remains potent for 1 day before becoming inert, so an alchemist must re-prepare his extracts every day. Mixing an extract takes 1 minute of work—most alchemists prepare many extracts at the start of the day or just before going on an adventure, but it’s not uncommon for an alchemist to keep some (or even all) of his daily extract slots open so that he can prepare extracts in the field as needed.
Although the alchemist doesn’t actually cast spells, he does have a formulae listthat determines what extracts he can create. An alchemist can utilize spell-trigger items if the spell appears on his formulae list, but not spell-completion items (unless he uses Use Magic Deviceto do so). An extract is “cast” by drinking it, as if imbibing a potion—the effects of an extract exactly duplicate the spell upon which its formula is based, save that the spell always affects only the drinking alchemist. The alchemist uses his level as the caster level to determine any effect based on caster level. Creating extracts consumes raw materials, but the cost of these materials is insignificant—comparable to the valueless material components of most spells. If a spell normally has a costly material component, that component is expended during the consumption of that particular extract. Extracts cannot be made from spells that have focus requirements (alchemist extracts that duplicate divine spells never have a divine focus requirement). An alchemist can prepare an extract of any formula he knows. To learn or use an extract, an alchemist must have an Intelligence score equal to at least 10 + the extract’s level. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against an alchemist’s extract is 10 + the extract level + the alchemist’s Intelligence modifier. An alchemist may know any number of formulae. He stores his formulae in a special tome called a formula book. He must refer to this book whenever he prepares an extract but not when he consumes it. An alchemist begins play with two 1st level formulae of his choice, plus a number of additional forumlae equal to his Intelligence modifier. At each new alchemist level, he gains one new formula of any level that he can create. An alchemist can also add formulae to his book just like a wizard adds spells to his spellbook, using the same costs and time requirements. An alchemist can study a wizard’s spellbook to learn any formula that is equivalent to a spell the spellbook contains. A wizard, however, cannot learn spells from a formula book. An alchemist does not need to decipher arcane writings before copying them.

Brew Potion:

At 1st level, alchemists receive Brew Potion as a bonus feat. An alchemist can brew potions of any formulae he knows (up to 3rd level), using his alchemist level as his caster level. The spell must be one that can be made into a potion. The alchemist does not need to meet the prerequisites for this feat.

Throw Anything:

All alchemists gain the Throw Anything feat as a bonus feat at 1st level. An alchemist adds his Intelligence modifier to damage done with splash weapons, including the splash damage if any. This bonus damage is already included in the bomb class feature.

Toxic Secretion:

3rd - Sickened

At 1st level, a toxicant has learned to mimic creatures with the ability to secrete harmful toxins through the skin. Once per day, in a process that takes 10 minutes, the toxicant can create and imbibe a tincture that causes her skin to secrete a mild toxin. The toxicant is immune to this secretion, but any creature that hits her with a natural attack or unarmed strike must succeed at a Fortitudesave (DC = 10 + 1/2 the toxicant’s alchemist level + the toxicant’s Intelligence modifier). On a failed save, the target takes an amount of damage equal to the toxicant’s Intelligence modifier. At 4th level, a target that fails its save must succeed at a second save 1 round later or take the same amount of damage again. This effect repeats as long as the target continues to fail its saving throws, to a maximum number of rounds equal to 1 + 1 for every 4 alchemist levels the toxicant possesses (to a maximum of 6 rounds at 20th level).
This is a poison effect. The toxicant can suppress this secretion as a standard action, in which case it remains suppressed for 1 hour or until the toxicant reactivates it as a standard action.
At 3rd level and every 3 levels thereafter, the toxicant can choose a condition to have her toxin impose.
Once this choice is made, it can’t be changed. A creature that fails its save against the toxic secretion also gains these conditions until it succeeds at a save against the secretion, or until the toxin’s duration ends.
At higher alchemist levels, the toxicant gains access to stronger conditions; some replace lower-level conditions, which must be selected first. The following conditions are available at the given alchemist levels: 3rd—bleed (1d6), dazzled, fatigued, or sickened; 6th—dazed or shaken; 9th—blinded (replaces dazzled) or staggered (replaces dazed); 12th—exhausted (replaces fatigued); 18th—stunned (replaces exhausted and staggered).
As a swift action, the toxicant can collect and concentrate this secretion into a poison she can deliver as a touch attack or apply to a weapon. Targets of such attacks must attempt saving throws as if they had touched the toxicant’s toxic secretion. The toxicant can do this a number of times per day equal to her alchemistlevel + her Intelligence modifier.
This ability replaces mutagen.

Sneak Attack:

At 1st level, a vivisectionist gains the sneak attack ability as a rogue of the same level. If a character already has sneak attack from another class, the levels from the classes that grant sneak attack stack to determine the effective rogue level for the sneak attack’s extra damage dice (so an alchemist 1/rogue 1 has a +1d6 sneak attack like a 2nd-level rogue, an alchemist 2/rogue 1 has a +2d6 sneak attack like a 3rd-level rogue, and so on).
This ability replaces bomb.

Poison Use:

Alchemists are trained in the use of poison and starting at 2nd level, cannot accidentally poison themselves when applying poison to a weapon.

Poison Resistance:

At 2nd level, an alchemist gains a +2 bonus on all saving throws against poison. This bonus increases to +4 at 5th level, and then again to +6 at 8th level. At 10th level, an alchemist becomes completely immune to poison.

Torturer's Eye:

At 2nd level, a vivisectionist adds deathwatch to his formula book as a 1st-level extract.

Cruel Anatomist:

At 3rd level, a vivisectionist may use his Knowledge (nature) skill bonus in place of his Heal skill bonus.

Swift Alchemy:

At 3rd level, an alchemist can create alchemical items with astounding speed. It takes an alchemist half the normal amount of time to create alchemical items, and he can apply poison to a weapon as a move action.

Skills Perception +7, Kn. Nature +10, Spellcraft +10, Handle Animals +7, Sense Motive +4, Craft (Alchemy) +14, Survival +9.

Background Skills Kn. History +7, Kn. Nobility +7.


Racial Trait: Practiced Hunter:

Gain a +2 racial bonus on Stealth and Survival checks, and Stealth and Survival are class skills for them. This racial trait replaces skilled.

Tough Minded:

Gain +1 on Will saves

Clever Wordplay: Handle Animal:

Choose one Charisma-based skill. You attempt checks with that skill using your Intelligence modifier instead of your Charisma modifier.

Languages Common, ???
Deity Pharasma


Blinkback Belt 5000 gp
Masterwork Dart 300 gp
Chain Shirt 100 gp
20 darts 10 gp


Pseudodragon Pet 200 gp
House Centipede x10
Poison Frog x2 120gp
Greensting Scorpion x3 45gp

Tiny Cages x15 30 gp
Animal Feed

Crafted Poisons (milked from animals and self, about 3 hours of work per day, carrying equivalent of 4 days worth of work)
Toxic Secretion (from Toxicant) x10
House Centipede Poison x40
Poison Frog Poison x8
Greenting Scorpion Poison x 12
Pseudodragon Poison x4

Backstory(10 minutes background):

5 facts about Hyde
1 - Hyde (CG) is an orphan, raised in Daggermark in an orphanage. He was then bought by Daggermark's Poisoners Guild to become an alchemist and a thief.
2 - For most of his childhood, he had to follow the guild's orders. He had to steal, but never liked it. He instead liked much more alchemy. He became with time one of the most promising poison-making alchemists of the guild.
3 - As he reached his twenties, he started developing interest to leave the guild, going elsewhere. Obviously they would never lose one of their most proficuous goldmaking alchemists. He started plotting his escape with his best friend Eliana, another member of the guild.
4 - To escape, they made a deal with a man named Artaxes. They paid him to stop the guild from following them for some days, hindering them the best he could. He killed some of the assassins chasing them, but later they knew he told the guild where to search them for even more money.
5 - They managed to escape, leaving Daggermark and going East, deep in the Stolen Lands. They thought to stay there for a while, and let some time pass. They would later go to Brevoy or Pitax, trying to live a normal life.

3 goals of Hyde
1 - He wants to forget his past life in the Poisoners' Guild, but he thinks they will follow him for the rest of his life.
2 - He wants to protect Eliana, and find a place where she can be safe.
3 - I would like to see Hyde find his new home in the stolen lands, to fight to make that place a good home for himself and Eliana, and to find safety in it.

2 secrets about Hyde
1 - He knows many secrets about the Poisoners' Guild, and that alone can be a reason for them wanting him dead.
2 - Atraxes has become the assassin chosen by the guild to chase him and kill him. He is actively looking for him, but he hasn't found him yet.

2 special people for Hyde
1 - Eliana (CG) is his best friend. The grew together in the guild, and Hyde would give his life to protect her. She isn't the fighter type, she is a slender and sneaky girl who usually avoids fighting and prefers running. And she does that well. She earned her fortune stealing things from rich nobles, and she hates hurting people
2 - Atraxes (NE) was one of the guild's agents. He is a scary assassin which would do anything for some coin. He helped Hyde and Eliana escape in exchange for money and now accepted even more gold to kill them.

3 special memories
1 - There was one time in which Hyde nearly kissed Eliana, but then people came in the room and they never talked about it.
2 - Running away from the guild was the most dangerous thing he did in his life, but even if he is not a brave person, when the stakes are high he becomes it.
3 - He knows he would leave everything and everyone to chase and kill whoever would kill Eliana, even if it means dying doing it.