About Marvel Manyshot
Init +3; Senses ; Perception 2
AC 17 (4 + 3), touch 13, flat-footed 14
Speed 30 ft.
Ranged Attack 5 (2 + 3)
Melee weapon Longsword, + 4, 19 - 20 x 2
Ranged weapon Composite (1) Longbow, + 5 1d8 + 1, 115 ft., x 3.
Bonus Feat: Humans select one extra feat at 1st level.
Rapid Shot - When making a full-attack action with a ranged weapon, you can fire one additional time this round at your highest bonus. All of your attack rolls take a –2 penalty when using Rapid Shot.
*Minus 2 while in armor
[I]Starting gold: 300 + 10 + 100
Marvel was born on the 21st of Abadius 4680. His father, Gendrake Manyshot, is a relatively successful owner of a bookshop in the Midland district, which he runs together with Marvel’s mother, Andrea Manyshot.
Combined with a modest lifestyle the Manyshot’s earned enough to ensure that all 3 of their children were educated and learned how to defend themselves. The older brother, Plentak Manyshot, eventually became a captain aboard an admittedly small trading ship while Marvel’s younger sister, Anna Manyshot, is a member of the Korvosa Guard, trying to gain entry into the Sable Company.
Marvel went the route of the law. What he lacked in looks, personality and intelligence he tried to make up for in discipline and dogged pursuit of his studies. During the first year of his studies Marvel rarely participated in social gatherings. While not directly shunned by his peers Marvel wasn’t welcomed with open arms either, and as such he was an easy convert to the faith of Abadar. Abadar’s faith was a near perfect match to Marvel’s view on hard work, order and justice but initially the main attraction was that embracing the faith gave Marvel a place to fit in and opened doors in regards to patrons and future opportunities.
It was at a religious gathering that Marvel met Kendra Fleetfot, his future wife. Kendra wasn’t much better looking than Marvel, but she always had a smile on her lips, and people liked her. She spoke naturally, listened pleasantly and was quick to laughter. Somehow these traits in Kendra brought forth the best traits in Marvel and he could laugh, smile and talk naturally. He was instantly in love and Kendra loved him as well.
In 4702 Kendra and Marvel married each other and one year later their son, Gendrake Manyshot, was born with their daughter, Alana, following early in 4705.
Family life was bliss for Marvel. Outside their small home in Leroung Street people still generally disliked him, but at home life was joyous. He played with the children, laughed with his wife and took up archery at one of the fighting schools.
Without his family, Marvel would probably have left Korvosa. He became a lawyer to protect law, order and justice, but what he saw in Korvosa’s courts and bureaucracy quickly dented his idealism. The letter of the law was more important than the spirit, and the legal system was so bloated that people with money almost always could buy their way out of trouble with the correct legal expertise, while the common people were lost. Marvel tried to help those less well off, but he also had to help clients who could pay him, and he just wasn’t a good enough lawyer to stand a chance against those lawyers who both knew every corner of every law, and how to perform in court. As such Marvel mainly ended up with clients requiring help with forms, applications, processes and so forth, and the people he tried to help in court, often blamed him for their loss.
One exception to Marvel’s failure to help those less well off, was when he worked together with Khara the Clever on a complicated case involving Varisians being wrongly evicted from their houses. Khara, Marvel and members of the Korvosa Guard worked on the case for nearly 6 months and eventually the Varisians regained their homes.
A few days before Marvel’s daughter disappeared Khara contacted Marvel regarding a case she was looking into which was connected to a Gaedren Lamm, but in the ensuing chaos which engulfed Marvel’s life he never got back to Khara.
Alana disappeared a few months after she turned four. Gendrake and Alana had been arguing throughout the day and eventually Marvel had enough of it, joined the fray and the three of them were yelling at each other until Kendra came home and sent them all to their respective rooms – including Marvel. Marvel never saw Alana. She ran away from home and didn’t come back. Marvel, Kendra and Gendrake searched for weeks but found no clue of her. Eventually Kendra began speaking of accepting that Alana was going, telling Marvel that they had a son who needed them, but Marvel didn’t listen. He blame himself for Alana’s disappearance.
Marvel worked to sustain himself and his family. The remaining time he searched for Alana, only stopping when he absolutely had to sleep or needed a bath so as not to scare off clients. Half a year later Kendra and Gendrake moved in with Kendra’s parents. Marvel considered stopping his search – he considered repairing what remained of his family, but it was then he heard the name Gaedren Lamm, and ever since Marvel has been obsessed. He took up practicing with his arrow again and bought a chainmail. Marvel told himself he would find Lamm and he would force him to tell him where his daughter was, even if that meant, that Marvel would have to take the law into his own hands.
Marvel Manyshot is not the most likeable person you'll encounter. If someone is in need of help he is likely to offer help. However, there is something off about him resulting in said offer often being politely declined.
When Marvel speaks to most people he doesn't look them in the eyes. Rather he addresses some point just beyond their left shoulder and tends to have quite a few pauses when speaking.
On the other hand, when it is a subject Marvel deeply cares about he is extremely intense, staring into his subjects eyes without blinking, and being visibly upset if someone continually disagrees with him or refutes his arguments. As a result of this most people tend to avoid conversations with Marvel.
By nature Marvel enjoys socializing and he enjoys people. But Marvel is aware that people as a rule don't enjoy his company, which has resulted in Marvel often avoiding social situations. Those few friends Marvel has he treasures above all (except for his family, of course), and it is only when alone with these friends that Marvel relaxes enough to be less off-putting.
Marvel believes deeply in a lawful, ordered and civilized society and is a devout follower of Abadar. However due to the injustices, needless and unfair bureaucratic practices and his own personal tragedies Marvel has lost faith in Korvosa's political and legal systems, questions his own beliefs and is on the point where he either experiences one final injustice, causing him to lose his faith, or someone or something persuades him to take justice, law and order into his own hands, so as to create a society more akin to his understanding of Abadar's teachings.
Marvel has a quite common look to him. Grey eyes, brown hair and an average build both regarding height and width. His face is gaunt as though he has eaten and slept too little, and it is rare for a smile to cross his face.
Marvel dressess in quality clothes but nothing fancy, favoring functionality rather than looks. His favorite colors tend to be dark grey, dark green and black.