About Rissi Than
Character Name: Rissi Than
Character Level: 1
Known Languages: Common, Kelish, Ratfolk, Draconic, Goblin
Strength: 11 (3 points, -2 Racial Adjust)
Hit Points: 9 (d8+1)
Armour Class: 14 (base 10; Dex +3; Size +1)
Save vs. Fortitude: +3 (base +0; Con +1;)
Initiative Modifier: +5 (DEX +3, Trait +2)
Special Combat Notes: +1 To Hit Size Bonus
Bard's class skills: Acrobatics(Dex), Appraise(Int), Bluff(Cha), Climb(Str), Craft(Int), Diplomacy(Cha), Disguise(Cha), Escape Artist(Dex), Intimidate(Cha), Knowledge(all)(Int), Linguistics(Int), Perception(Wis), Perform(Cha), Profession(Wis), Sense Motive(Wis), Sleight of Hand(Dex), Spellcraft(Int), Stealth(Dex), Use Magic Device(Cha)
Skill Points at each Level: 6 + Int(3) + Favored Class(1). Plus 2 Background.
Background Skills: 2
Racial and Class Skills, Abilities & Features:
Ratfolk: Ratfolk are humanoids with the ratfolk subtype.
Small: Ratfolk are Small and gain:
Slow Speed: Ratfolk have a base speed of 20 feet.
Darkvision: Ratfolk can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
Rodent Empathy: Ratfolk gain a +4 racial bonus on Handle Animal checks made to influence rodents.
Swarming: Ratfolk are used to living and fighting communally, and are adept at swarming foes for their own gain and their foes' detriment. Up to two ratfolk can share the same square at the same time. If two ratfolk in the same square attack the same foe, they are considered to be flanking that foe as if they were in two opposite squares.
Tinker: Ratfolk gain a +2 racial bonus on Craft (alchemy), Perception, and Use Magic Device checks.
Languages: Ratfolk begin play speaking Common. Ratfolk with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Aklo, Draconic, Dwarven, Gnoll, Gnome, Goblin, Halfling, Orc, and Undercommon.
Bardic Performance: 9 rounds/day: A bard is trained to use the Perform skill to create magical effects on those around him, including himself if desired. He can use this ability for a number of rounds per day equal to 4 + his Charisma modifier. At each level after 1st a bard can use bardic performance for 2 additional rounds per day. Each round, the bard can produce any one of the types of bardic performance that he has mastered, as indicated by his level.
Countersong (Su): At 1st level, a bard learns to counter magic effects that depend on sound (but not spells that have verbal components). Each round of the countersong he makes a Perform (keyboard, percussion, wind, string, or sing) skill check. Any creature within 30 feet of the bard (including the bard himself) that is affected by a sonic or language-dependent magical attack may use the bard's Perform check result in place of its saving throw if, after the saving throw is rolled, the Perform check result proves to be higher. If a creature within range of the countersong is already under the effect of a non-instantaneous sonic or language-dependent magical attack, it gains another saving throw against the effect each round it hears the countersong, but it must use the bard's Perform skill check result for the save. Countersong does not work on effects that don't allow saves. Countersong relies on audible components.
Distraction (Su): At 1st level, a bard can use his performance to counter magic effects that depend on sight. Each round of the distraction, he makes a Perform (act, comedy, dance, or oratory) skill check. Any creature within 30 feet of the bard (including the bard himself) that is affected by an illusion (pattern) or illusion (figment) magical attack may use the bard's Perform check result in place of its saving throw if, after the saving throw is rolled, the Perform skill check proves to be higher. If a creature within range of the distraction is already under the effect of a non-instantaneous illusion (pattern) or illusion (figment) magical attack, it gains another saving throw against the effect each round it sees the distraction, but it must use the bard's Perform skill check result for the save. Distraction does not work on effects that don't allow saves. Distraction relies on visual components.
Fascinate (Su): At 1st level, a bard can use his performance to cause one or more creatures to become fascinated with him. Each creature to be fascinated must be within 90 feet, able to see and hear the bard, and capable of paying attention to him. The bard must also be able to see the creatures affected. The distraction of a nearby combat or other dangers prevents this ability from working. For every three levels the bard has attained beyond 1st, he can target one additional creature with this ability.
Inspire Courage (Su): A 1st-level bard can use his performance to inspire courage in his allies (including himself), bolstering them against fear and improving their combat abilities. To be affected, an ally must be able to perceive the bard's performance. An affected ally receives a +1 morale bonus on saving throws against charm and fear effects and a +1 competence bonus on attack and weapon damage rolls. At 5th level, and every six bard levels thereafter, this bonus increases by +1, to a maximum of +4 at 17th level. Inspire courage is a mind-affecting ability. Inspire courage can use audible or visual components. The bard must choose which component to use when starting his performance.
Equipment & Gear (include weight of individual items and total weight):
--(1) Backpack (2 gp/.5 lb.)
--(1) Pouch, Belt (1 gp/.1 lb.)
--(1) Spell Component Pouch (5 gp/2 lb.)
Total weight carried: 20.75 lb.
Wealth: Starting Gold: 180
Money: PP ; GP ; SP
DC Modifier for Spells: 10 + Spell Level + CHA(2)
So far my life has been rather relaxed since gaining my position. I've done some traveling in Qadira, but not outside of the deserts, across borders and definitely not across the sea. Some might call my life boring. I perform in taverns and occasional small halls and usually travel with medium size caravans. I carry word from one group of merchants or nobility to others. I, and all of my family are known for discretion and success. But, to be honest, I would agree with the description of boring. Until now.
My family received word that Grandfather Rikkan Than in Absalom had gone missing, and his body was found. Word doesn't travel very fast, but it was distressing to find that Rikkan had been dead for over a year before we were notified. I am supposed to travel on one of our merchant ships to Absalom to meet with other representatives of the family, and gather any details of Rikkan's death. Depending on what is found I may get additional tasks. Or I may just get sent home.
You see two women, one elven and the other human. The elf is holding a small metallic object with an ember inside. "Hurry, it's getting colder. I think they're nearby," says the human who holds a shortsword in one hand and a small vial on the other. "This will work, it has to," replies the elf as she opens a tiny bag of cloth with multicoloured beads of resin inside. The human suddenly shouts "Gods have mercy on us, they're here, they're both here! Behind you!" You hear a croak coming from behind the women and a dark shape stirring in the darkness to the right.