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406 posts. Alias of Litejedi.

Full Name

Orik Rostov




Ranger 1/ Cleric 4 | HP 26/40 | AC 23-13-21| F+11, R+8, W+11| Per +8, Sense M +8, Init +2


LG | M





Special Abilities

Conditions: None | Enlarge Used: 5/8








Common, Skald, Giant, Orc


Itinerant ranger/cleric

Strength 14
Dexterity 14
Constitution 14
Intelligence 12
Wisdom 18
Charisma 8

About Orik Rostov

Orik Rostov
Male half-orc cleric (foundation of faith, varisian pilgrim) of Erastil 4/ranger (dungeon rover) 1 (Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Magic, Pathfinder Player Companion: Dungeoneer's Handbook, Pathfinder Player Companion: Elemental Master's Handbook 8)
LG Medium humanoid (human, orc)
Init +2; Senses Perception +8 (+10 in underground environment to notice traps, potential cave-ins and dangerous flora)
Aura enlarge
AC 20, touch 13, flat-footed 18 (+7 armor, +1 deflection, +2 Dex)
hp 40 (5 HD; 4d8+1d10+10)
Fort +11, Ref +8, Will +11; +2 resistance bonus vs. Cold effects, +2 bonus vs. negative levels
Defensive Abilities bastion, sacred tattoo[APG]
Speed 30 ft. (20 ft. in armor)
Melee cold iron battleaxe +6 (1d8+2/×3) or
. . handaxe +6 (1d6+2/×3) or
. . mwk cold iron battleaxe +7 (1d8+2/×3) or
. . mwk greatsword +7 (2d6+3/19-20) or
. . warhammer +6 (1d8+2/×3) or
. . bite +1 (1d4+1)
Ranged +1 composite longbow +8 (1d8+3/×3)
Special Attacks caravan bond, favored enemy (humans +2)
Domain Spell-Like Abilities (CL 4th; concentration +8)
. . 7/day—calming touch (1d6+4)
Cleric (Foundation of Faith, Varisian Pilgrim) Spells Prepared (CL 5th; concentration +9)
. . 2nd—
. . 1st—bless[D], divine favor, shield of faith
. . 0 (at will)—create water, detect magic, guidance, mending
. . D Domain spell; Domains Community, Plant (Growth[APG] subdomain)
Str 14, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 12, Wis 18, Cha 8
Base Atk +4; CMB +6; CMD 21
Feats Additional Traits, Endurance, Point-Blank Shot, Weapon Focus (longbow)
Traits fate's favored, magical knack, restless wayfarer, tusked
Skills Acrobatics +0 (-4 to jump), Climb +3, Diplomacy +3, Handle Animal +5 (+7 vs. Sasha while worn), Heal +8, Knowledge (arcana) +5, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +5, Knowledge (geography) +6, Knowledge (local) +6, Knowledge (nature) +9, Knowledge (planes) +5, Knowledge (religion) +6, Perception +8 (+10 in underground environment to notice traps, potential cave-ins and dangerous flora), Ride +0, Sense Motive +8, Spellcraft +5, Stealth +3, Survival +17, Swim +3
Languages Common, Giant, Orc, Skald
SQ granite focus, orc blood, shadowhunter, stone scouting, vermin affinity
Combat Gear oil of bless weapon, alchemist's fire, caltrops; Other Gear mwk breastplate, breastplate, heavy wooden shield, composite longbow (+2 Str), arrows (20), cold iron battleaxe, handaxe, mwk cold iron battleaxe, mwk greatsword, warhammer, ushanka of the northlands, cleats[APG], grappling arrow[UE], masterwork backpack[APG], masterwork tool, snowshoes[APG], spell component pouch, sunrod (3), tindertwig (5), wooden holy symbol of Erastil, musk ox, bear trap, bear trap, bit and bridle, blanket, feed (per day), feed (per day), leather barding, piton, riding saddle, saddlebags, silk rope (50 ft.), training harness, winter blanket, wire, 10 gp, 6 sp
Special Abilities
Bastion (Ex) Add Constitution bonus to CMD and DC to be Intimidated.
Calming Touch (1d6+4 nonlethal damage, 7/day) (Sp) Heal 1d6+4 nonlethal damage and cure conditions by touch.
Caravan Bond (8 companions) (Su) After a minute of group prayer, may use a domain-granted power on up to 8 travelling companions within 30 feet.
Cleric (Foundation of Faith, Varisian Pilgrim) Domain (Community) Granted Powers: Your touch can heal wounds, and your presence instills unity and strengthens emotional bonds.
Cleric (Foundation of Faith, Varisian Pilgrim) Domain (Growth)
Endurance +4 to a variety of fort saves, skill and ability checks. Sleep in L/M armor with no fatigue.
Enlarge (7/day) (Su) Swift action: Enlarge person on yourself.
Favored Enemy (Humans +2) (Ex) +2 to rolls vs. humans foes.
Granite Focus +2 (Ex) Move action, add CON modifier to concentration checks for cleric spells.
Orc Blood Half-orcs count as both humans and orcs for any effect related to race.
Point-Blank Shot +1 to attack and damage rolls with ranged weapons at up to 30 feet.
Sacred Tattoo +1 to all saves.
Shadowhunter Attacks affect incorp foes as though use magic weapon, 2x phys ab heal from undead, +2 to save vs. neg levels.
Stone Scouting (Ex) +2 bonus to notice underground environmental hazards, automatic check if in 10 ft.
Vermin Affinity +0 (Ex) Improve the attitude of vermin and oozes, as if using Diplomacy.



CR –
Musk ox
N Large animal
Init +0; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +9
AC 15, touch 9, flat-footed 15 (+2 armor, +4 natural, -1 size)
hp 22 (3d8+9)
Fort +6, Ref +3, Will +1
Immune immune to cold weather effects
Speed 40 ft.
Melee gore +7 (1d8+9)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks stampede, trample (2d6+9, DC 17)
Str 22, Dex 10, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 10, Cha 4
Base Atk +2; CMB +9; CMD 19 (23 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Skill Focus (Perception)
Tricks Attack, Combat Riding, Come, Defend, Down, Guard, Heel
Skills Acrobatics +0 (+4 to jump), Perception +9
SQ combat riding
Other Gear leather armor, bear trap[APG], bear trap[APG], bit and bridle, blanket[APG], feed (per day) (2), feed (per day) (10), piton (6), riding saddle, saddlebags, silk rope (50 ft.), training harness[ARG], winter blanket, wire[UE]
Special Abilities
Combat Riding [Trick] The animal has been trained to bear a rider into combat.
Endurance +4 to a variety of fort saves, skill and ability checks. Sleep in L/M armor with no fatigue.
Immune to Cold Weather effects Immune to the effects of cold weather.
Low-Light Vision See twice as far as a human in dim light, distinguishing color and detail.
Scent (Ex) Detect opponents within 15+ ft. by sense of smell.
Stampede (Ex) Trample improves with multiple tramplers.

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Orik Rostov
1) Orik is from Tamrivena, in the southern part of the hold of Ustalav. His father, Piotr Rostov is an Ustalavian varisian human bard of the Pathfinder Society that was traveling through the town on a caravan and mother, Katrica was a half-orc ranger inhabitant of Trunau that originally moved to the town to escape from her tribe, the Haskodar. Piotr and Kat adventured together for years until their retirement to Piotr’s home in Tamrivena. They've raised three children at their inn a few miles outside of town, catering to well-behaved Orc traders, lastwall crusaders, other adventurers. Kat is renowned within the county for the size and deliciousness of the squash she grows, possibly as a result of her faith in Erastil.
2) Orik is a small half-orc with raven black hair that has been tied back into a short ponytail, and a full black beard around a prominent toothy maw. His skin is olive-grey and eyes are like pits of coal. He is friendly and generous but is usually quiet, and tends to speak plainly and truthfully. He is comfortable in smaller towns and villages, and in the the boundary areas on the outskirts of civilized lands. He tends to speak in aphorisms that can sometimes unsettle people that aren't used to their unusual nature.
3) Orik learned rangerly things from his mother (he doesn't take much after his father) and learned how to hunt well. Understanding the prejudice that half-orcs frequently receive, Kat trained Orik to fight humans more effectively. She also gave him secret training that was past to her from her grandfather, an orcish shaman. He's competent at wrangling beasts though he sometimes lets them get the better of him inadvertently, as he's not as competent as other rangers due to a different training. He learned some of the tales of wandering pilgrims from his father, and internalized the tales as part of his devotion to Erastil
4) He was a nominal follower of Erastil until he came across some Usalav city slickers that had come south for a beast hunt from Lozeri. They began hunting the game to extinction in the area around the inn, and despoiling the land. Orik got into a fight with one of the youths, and badly maimed the young man. He left Ustalav when the youth's family threatened to ruin his parents financially and has been wandering northern astavan ever since.
5) While ranging through Varisia, Orik met Solvan, another wanderer and a cleric of Erastil. Solvan taught Orik more about Erastil and how to use some of the gifts in a more practical way to help the holdfasts that he encounters. Solvan and Orik travelled together for some time, until Orik heard rumors of dangerous spirits eminating from Irrisen. He managed to sneak across the border and made his way to Winterhome. While few people within the city appreciated an Erastilian, he was popular with the inhabitants of the villages (like Waldsby) and towns in the nearby environs, where he has been travelling. He has an ornery musk ox named Sasha that he bought in Whitehome and managed to train for simple tasks. He rides Sasha and uses her as his pack animal, and thankfully has not gotten into many fights with the loyal beast at his side. While travelling between towns (healing what frostbite and other injuries he could) he came across the fabled Black Rider, escaping from unknown foes. Orik healed the Black Rider's fatigue and as a gift, the Rider gave him a blessing (and curse) to meet up with some adventurers at the Pale Tower near Waldsby. He went there and was captured after managing to evade detection for a few weeks. He has been imprisoned, as even in Irrisen it's seen as bad luck to kill a cleric of Erastil, until the Baroness of the area can figure out what to do with him.
Step 2: Goals
1) Orik would like to help the people of Irrisen, as he sees they are under constant threat of pain and death due to the oppressive winter.
2) Orik would like to advance into the hinterlander prestige class and learn to be an excellent archer.

Step 3: Secrets!
1) Orik does not tell many people about his familial relationship with the tribes of Belkzen, even when it would be advantageous.
2) Orik is the great grandson of an ancient and powerful shaman of the Haskodar tribe. The shaman has been watching Orik from afar and is secretly proud of his child and grandchildren for abandoning the savage ways of the Haskodar.

Step 4: Relationships
1) Solvan is a friend of Orik's, and a fellow cleric of Erastil. Solvan remains in northern Varisia.
2) Darya is Orik's sister, and is a physician and alchemist. Orik and Darya were very close as children, but grew apart somewhat when Darya left to attend Lepidstadt University. Darya's competence and intelligence managed to earn her enough money to keep the Rostov family afloat against the machinations of Vladmir.
3) Vladmir Sevastyanova is a minor noble that hates Orik for maiming him, and is waiting for his return to Ustalav to exact his revenge.

Step 5: Memories, quirks, and mannerisms!
1) Orik tends to couches his advice in odd aphorims such as "Like grandma Throateater says, a warbeast in the stable is worth two crushing your skull."
2) Orik compulsively tries to help small communities because he's uncomfortable in cities. He is a wanderer and his refusal to set down roots has caused problems for him. He will get increasingly anxious the longer he stays in very populous areas.