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About Kaiden

KADAIN CR 2 300 xp
Male Human (Tian) Ranger (Guide/Trapper) 3
LE Medium Humanoid (Human)
Init +4; Senses Perception +7
AC 17, touch 12, flat-footed 15. . (+5 armor, +2 Dex)
hp 28/36 (3d10+6)
Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +5
Spd 30 ft.
Melee Masterwork Cestus +7 (1d4+3/19-20/x2) and
. . Masterwork Falcata +7 (1d8+3/19-20/x3)
Ranged Longbow, Composite (Str +3) +5 (1d8+3/20/x3)
Special Attacks Ranger's Focus +2 (1/day)
Str 16, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 8
Base Atk +3; CMB +6; CMD 18
Feats Double Slice, Endurance, Exotic Weapon Proficiency: Falcata, Iron Will, Two-weapon Fighting
Traits Indomitable Faith, Reactionary, Suspicious
Skills Acrobatics +1, Climb +6, Disable Device +10, Escape Artist +1, Fly +1, Heal +7, Intimidate +4, Knowledge (Dungeoneering) +6, Knowledge (Nature) +6, Perception +7, Ride +1, Sense Motive +8, Spellcraft +7, Stealth +7, Survival +7, Swim +6
Languages Common, Skald, Tien
SQ Cleats, Cold weather outfit, Leeching Kit, Snare Trap, Snowshoes, Terrains: Urban (+2 bonus) (Ex), Track +1, Trapfinding +1, Wild Empathy +2 (Ex)
Combat Gear +1 Chain Shirt, Arrows (60), Longbow, Composite (Str +3), Masterwork Cestus, Masterwork Falcata; Other Gear Backpack, Masterwork (38 @ 24 lbs), Bear Trap, Bear Trap, Bedroll, Bladeguard, Blanket, winter, Bloodblock, Cart (22 @ 127 lbs), Cleats, Cold weather outfit, Drill, Everburning torch, Feed (per day) (10), Flint and steel, Grappling hook, Healer's kit (10 uses), Heatstone, Heatstone, Ink (1 oz. vial, black), Inkpen, Leeching Kit, Parchment (sheet) (10), Rations, trail (per day) (2), Rice Paper (sheet) (2), Rope, silk (50 ft.), Saddle (Riding), Scarf, reinforced, Shinobi shozoku, Smokestick, Snowshoes, Soap (per lb) (2), String (50'), Sunrod (5), Thieves' tools, masterwork, Thunderstone, Tindertwig (3), Traveler's outfit, Waterskin, Weapon Blanch, Cold Iron (3), Weapon Blanch, Silver (3)
Arrows - 0/60
Bladeguard - 0/1
Bloodblock - 0/1
Everburning torch - 0/1
Feed (per day) - 0/10
Healer's kit (10 uses) - 0/10
Ranger's Focus +2 (1/day) (Ex) - 0/1
Rations, trail (per day) - 0/2
Smokestick - 0/1
Sunrod - 0/5
Thunderstone - 0/1
Cleats -50% walking penalty for slick surfaces.
Cold weather outfit +5 Fort save vs. cold weather.
Endurance +4 to a variety of skill checks. Sleep in L/M armor with no fatigue.
Leeching Kit +2 Heal to treat poison.
Ranger's Focus +2 (1/day) (Ex) +2 to hit and damage focused target.
Snare Trap Effect The trap constricts around a limb or other part of the triggering creature's body (Reflex avoids). The creature cannot move from the location of the trap, unless the ranger included a "leash" when setting the trap, in which case the cre
Snowshoes -50% walking penalty for heavy snow.
Terrains: Urban (+2 bonus) (Ex) +2 to rolls vs Urban.
Track +1 +1 to survival checks to track.
Trapfinding +1 +1 to find or disable traps.
Wild Empathy +2 (Ex) Improve the attitude of an animal, as if using Diplomacy.

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background story:
Kaiden grew up in Tian Xia. He had a rough childhood, and never really got to know his mother and father. He had always been told that they died when he was young, and that he was left with his aunt. She took care of him as best she could, but due to failing health she found it more difficult to do so as time went on. She eventually died a few years later. Since she was only renting the place, Kaiden had nowhere to go.
Luckily for Kaiden who was about 9 years old at this time one of the men in the neighborhood, Xin Zu(working name for now), offered him a place to stay. The only thing Kaiden was asked to do was to deliver messages, and packages. Making sure the messages and packages never got lost was of extreme importance. In return Kaiden was given 3 meals a day, a bed, and occasional spending money as long as the jobs were done. As Kaiden got older he realized he was running contraband and messages to criminals, but the money was too good to resist, and by this time he did not really have much of an aversion to it anyway.
One day when he was older Kaiden, 15 years old to be exact, was sent to collect payment for Xin Zu from a cusKaidener, a former adventure who fell into drug use. Seeing as how Lo Chen normally paid without any problems Kaiden was sent alone, but Lo Chen thought Kaiden was being sent as an enforcer so he took it as a challenge. While Kaiden was quickly becoming Xin Zu's favorite man he was not used as muscle. Lo Chen challenged him to a fight if he wanted the money, but Kaiden had no real experience in a fight that meant someone could die. He did spar with Xin Zu, but he never had to actually fight with his life on the line. Defeating Lo Chen meant a great increase in status, while losing would most likely mean death. Xin Zu would have Lo Chen killed if he did win, but that would not bring Kaiden back to life. Lo Chen who was big for a Tian stood at 6'1 and weighed about 220. His favorite weapon was the cestus. Kaiden had mostly trained with a dagger since it was something that could easily be concealed. Lo Chen was known for toying with his foes before finishing them. Kaiden was beaten badly, and he knew he was going to die if he continued to fight Lo Chen straight on. On one of Lo Chen's backhands from the Cestus Kaidene threw himself on the ground feigning a greater injury than he received. Figuring the fun was over, and with people saying to go "end it already", Lo Chen knealt down and grabbed Kaiden's head with one hand, and raised his cestus to strike the final blow with the other. Lo Chen, never thought about why someone who was unconscious was still holding on to a dagger. That was the last mistake Lo Chen would ever make. Kaiden drew his dagger across Lo Chen's throat with such speed and accuracy that nobody even saw his hand move. The only evidence of what happened was that seemed to magically start flowing from Lo Chen's neck for no apparent reason. Without saying a word Kaiden took anything valuable that Lo Chen had and handed all of it over to Xin Zu. Other people challenged Kaiden when he came collecting thinking his victory was a fluke, many had him beaten, but somehow Kaiden walked away live while they did not. Eventually he became Xin Zu's assassin/lead enforcer. If he had to kill someone who refused to pay then so be it. This probably would have been his station in life for much longer, but Xin Zu had been skimming the profits he was supposed to be turning in to the local theives guild. Xin Zu was made into an example, and Kaiden was now without employment. He probably would have felt sorry for Xin Zu, but since was virtually a slave up until that point he could not really feel much remorse.
Kaiden being free from Xin Zu was news that spread quickly and he was offered a job as a bodyguard for a caravan going into Brevoy. Always wanting to improve himself he would spar with the others to improve his fighting technique and learn how to use different weapons. When he was not with the warriors he was with those hired as scouts who taught him how to move so that he would make the least amount of noise, and gain less attention. When he got to Brevoy he was hired again to go into the Mwangi Expanse where he continued his training with others he met. After the expedition was over he decided to stayy and train with an older adventurer named Garrin. Garrin him that the key to his longevity was that he could focus on one enemy instead of learning to only fight certain enemies more effectively*. Kaiden took this to heart which led to a connection with nature that was not as deep as most people. No deity ever called to him to grant him an animal companion or spells, but he did learn how to set traps** and focus his mind so that he could better hone in on any one enemy with his weapons. Those who saw him in battle when he was "focused" were amazed. After learning all he could from Garren he decided it was time to move on he got a job offer as part of an adventuring group to go to a place called The Land of Songs. .....

*How he got the guide ranger archetype.
**How he got the trapper archetype.

Kaiden is very focused on being self reliant. He often seeks ways to improve himself, but the does not care much for others. He does however he does keep his word and he is loyal, but it is not due to any real sense of needing to be honest, but because he knows if people trust him it makes life a lot easier especially in adventuring parties. Those who are not currently aligned with him gain no such Xin Zuefits however. He will risk his life to save you because he expects to live, knowing that you will spread word of his bravery. This "expectation to live" has been misinterpreted as valor by others. Will he fight orc horde or an evil necromancer? Of course, but it is more for his own glory than because he cares for what happens if he does not interfere.
During the course of the game I expect Kaiden to grow. He should learn that being honest and loyal because people are actually your friends is actually a good thing. It is certainly a lot better than never having company or anyone to share anything with. He will also learn that choosing his battles is better than always choosing to battle. It is not just about whether or not you can win the fight, but why you should fight. It will be a long road however.

Kaiden is a human who stands at 5'7 and weighs 157 pounds which is small to most people but about average to slightly above average where he is from. He is bald with brown eyes. He wears no jewelry, nor does he have any tattoos. His clothes are often very plain.

He wears a chain shirt. His weapons are a Cestus, and Falcata in melee, and he has a composite longbow for ranged attacks.

attack primary: [dice]1d20+5 [/dice]
damage:[dice] 1d8+3 [/dice]
attack secondary: [dice] 1d20+5 [/dice]
damage:[dice] 1d4+3 [/dice]

Ranger's focus
attack primary: [dice] 1d20+7 [/dice]
damage:[dice] 1d8+5 [/dice]
attack secondary: [dice] 1d20+7 [/dice]
damage:[dice] 1d4+5 [/dice]