About Mai Zhi
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Rogue (unchained) 3
CG Medium humanoid (human - Tian-Shu)
Init +4/+6; Senses Perception +10 (+4 to hear conversations or find hidden objects/traps/doors) (+1 to find traps) (+1 to avoid being surprised)
Charm: 3 - [i]Basic Operations, Skill Bonus +2
Subterfuge: 7 - Basic Operations, Skill Bonus +2, Admirerers (indifferent), Bonus feat, Advanced Operations, Skill bonus +4
AC 14/20, touch 14/16, flat-footed 10/14 (+6 Dex, +4 Mage Armor, +1 vs Traps)
HP 34 (3d8+4d6)
Fort +4 (+2 base, +2 cloak), Ref +12 (+4 base, +6 Dex, +2 cloak), Will +7 (+5 base, +2 cloak)
Speed 30 ft.
Melee +1 Adamantine Keen rapier +12 (1d6+7 15-20/x2; piercing)
Melee Koriana's Blade +13 (1d6+3 19-20/x2; piercing)
Melee - Two weapons
Melee - Two weapons
Melee Dagger +10 (1d4 19-20/x2; piercing or slashing)
Str 10, Dex 18+4, Con 10, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 15
Base Atk +4; CMB +4; CMD 20
Languages Common, Minkaian, Tien, Varisian
Armor Proficiency (Light):
Rogue Weapon Proficiencies:
Simple Weapon Proficiencies - All:
Weapon Focus: Rapier
Outflank - bonus feat from Persona
Criminal: Sleight of Hand
Select one of the following skills: Disable Device, Intimidate, or Sleight of Hand. You gain a +1 trait bonus on that skill, and it is always a class skill for you.
Young Reformer: Knowledge (local)
Once per day, you can call upon your co-conspirators to have “made arrangements” on your behalf, allowing you to attempt a Knowledge (local) check in place of a single Bluff, Disable Device, Intimidate, or Sleight of Hand check. The DC of this Knowledge (local) check is equal to the DC of the skill check it replaces.
Sneak Attack: +1d6
With a weapon that deals nonlethal damage (like a sap, whip, or an unarmed strike), a rogue can make a sneak attack that deals nonlethal damage instead of lethal damage. She cannot use a weapon that deals lethal damage to deal nonlethal damage in a sneak attack, not even with the usual –4 penalty.
The rogue must be able to see the target well enough to pick out a vital spot and must be able to reach such a spot. A rogue cannot sneak attack while striking a creature with concealment.
Rogue Talent: Canny Observer
Sneak Attack: +2d6
Bonus Feat: Eschew Materials
Sorcerer Bloodline: Imperious
Student of Humanity +2(Ex)
Total skill ranks: 55 (22 rogue, 8 sorcerer, +16 Int, +3 favored class, +7 Skilled, 1 point moved to background skills)
Acrobatics +10 (3 ranks, +4 Dex, +3 class skill)
Total skill ranks: 12 (6 rogue, 6 sorcerer, 1 point from adventuring skills)
Appraise +6 (1 ranks, +2 Int, +3 class skill)
Fly +4 (+4 Dex)
Total Gear Value (including cash): 45,261 gp
Hanbo (1 gp, 2 lbs.)
Belt pouch (1 gp, 0.5 lbs.)
Handy haversack (2000 gp, 5 lbs.)
Functions as a +3 defending shortsword.
Once per day, the wielder can trigger the white gemstone as an immediate action to absorb and negate all darts targeting her from a magic missile spell.
When the wielder transfers at least 1 point of the weapon’s enhancement bonus to her AC using the defending special ability, she also chooses one creature other than herself within 10 feet to gain a +1 bonus to AC until the wielder’s next turn.
Once repaired, a gem can be activated as an immediate action once per day to make the sword’s wielder immune to a single effect of a particular type, as described below, just before she would be affected by it. She must choose to activate the gem before attempting any save or other defense against the effect.
Black Gem: Negative Energy
Zhi was the unexpected offspring of a nobleman's daughter - Matsuo Aiko - and a handsome-but-morally-ambiguous scoundrel, Mai Zhen. According to her father, her mother's family responded to the news that her mother was carrying the child by deciding to end the pregnancy. Zhen persuaded her mother to flee with him.
Once Zhi was born, however, her mother couldn't bear the drudgery of motherhood. Leaving only a dress to remember her by she abandoned her infant daughter and returned to her family. It was now just Zhi and her father.
Her father had different ideas on how to raise a little girl. Being a thief himself, he felt that the best way she could contribute to their little family was by slipping through small openings and spaces that others would never fit and opening doors for him. While other children were playing along the canals, Zhi was learning how to climb drain-spouts, slip through windows, and squeeze through roof vents.
Her sixth birthday was spent fleeing the authorities of Kasai on a ship bound for Oppara.
In the capital city of Taldor, Zhen and Zhi found marks aplenty. However, as expensive as it was to live in the city and her father's lack of wisdom as regards to money, they always seemed to be on the edge of destitution. Zhi tried to convince her father to move up to bigger targets, but he shied away from targeting the nobility.
Just a little over a year ago, Zhen vanished. After six months of searching failed to turn up his trail, Zhi resigned herself to life alone. Without her father nay-saying her, however, she began casing larger targets.
Zhi met Martella Lotheed at a society party she had crashed wearing her mother's dress and in the guise of 'Princess Hayashi Zhi'. Martella saw through the facade and invited Zhi to come work for her.
Zhi has discovered that her father was most likely the fabled Raven of Kasai, a thief known to have fled Kasai with something very valuable. They also didn't come straight to Oppara from Kasai - they made at least one stopover trip to
Slender and standing at a scant 5', Zhi is the perfect size for getting into places she isn't supposed to be.
When she's working, her long black hair is pulled into a single braid. She's dressed in dark leather armor and carries a short staff on her back. Her movement is graceful but deliberate.
When she's casing a noble's soiree, she's usually adorned in her mother's emerald green silk dress. With a parasol over her shoulder (concealing her hanbo) and a decorated fan partially concealing her bashful smile, she plays the part of a shy Minkian princess.
Conveying reserved self-confidence, Zhi is still very much a girl missing her father. She's always deferred to him for any decisions regarding a job, so taking on a job like the one Martella is proposing is a step out of her comfort zone.
Beginning Date: 14 Calistril, 4718