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560 posts. Alias of joriandrake.

Full Name

Ryu Kaijitsu


Human Gestalt


HP:24 | AC:17 T:13 FF:14 CMD:15 | F:5 R:7 W:6 | Init: +3 | Per: +9






Lawful Evil


"The Divine Phoenix"

Strength 14
Dexterity 16
Constitution 14
Intelligence 14
Wisdom 7
Charisma 20

About Ryu Kaijitsu

Ryu Kaijitsu is a member of the Phoenix Cult, while not a cleric he is still a believer and either hunts traitors or looks for opportunity to expand the faith, he is called a "Flame Reaper" of the Cult.

He is a young human Rogue with inborn arcane might who wandered the world in search of his family and surprisingly he actually managed to find it. He joined the cult at a young age when he escaped slavery with the aid of the cultists. The cult itself believes that a new god was recently born and that it will lead to the world being reborn from fire and ashes.
Their leadership imbued some kind of fire into Ryu to improve his abilities as Flame Reaper, which gives him often headaches and results in less mental focus.

The priests have access to Fate, Renewal, Fire, Murder, and Blood domains. Symbol is a Phoenix, often painted black. They use a scythe in preference and red robes.

Ryu lives with his sister in Sandpoint now for slightly over a year.


Ryu is of a slightly smaller height than average boys of his age and he has small frame. His skin tone and chestnut brown hair color is the same as that of Ameiko, his sister. The bone structure of his face is also similar to the classic Tian ethnicity she is from, although more soft in details which may be the influence of his mother. Ryu's eyes are more unique however, he has dark red eyes and when he is under the influence of intense emotions they change and gain dragon's pupil with an inner warmth making them glow dimly. Ryu is unsure how he gained these, as he recalls he had black eyes.

Ryu is a "brave little scout" according to the locals, although there are many who keep distance and mistrust him somewhat due to his eyes. He is mostly the silent-type but does what his sister says... most of the time. He is quite hot-headed however, and if he or Ameiko gets insulted he either reacts right away, or if not, then after some preparations with some mischief as revenge later. He believes it to be of benefit to him to keep the friends of Ameiko and other citizens safe, but doesn't really care about the safety of anyone else than her. His dark past and hard childhood branded him for ever. A few times he can show compassion, especially towards people who went through similar hard times, but these moments of weakness easily get overruled if it would endanger him, Ameiko, or the Phoenix Cult in some way.

While his sister is overprotective due to her own experience of adventuring, Ryu kinda likes this attention given to him as he never experienced anything like it in the past. Uncharacteristically from him, Ryu colored a strain of his hair white, similar to Ameiko's to show his fondness for her.

Ryu has an unique steel coin on one side depicting a rising phoenix and on the other a skull. When multiple actions could lead to the same results, or when the question of life or death is not clear, Ryu uses this to decide his next step.

Racial Changes:
Racial Quality
Not changed, Ryu is considered human whenever spells and other effects are to affect him (although he is related to Kitsune and dragons)

Ability Score Modifier Quality
Advanced (-4p) added
Flexible Bonus Feat (+4p) removed

reason: This will symbolize Ryu's strong draconic bloodline that makes him rise above the average humans due to innate abilities.

Advanced would be: (+4 Con, –2 Dex, +2 Int, +2 Wis, +2 Cha) which totals in +8 to attribute scores, I don't want any negative modifiers so I use only these 8 and redistribute them like this: (+2 Con, +2 Dex, +2 Int, +2 Cha)
Ryu is hardier, quicker, more intelligent and more charismatic than most humans thanks to his draconic and kitsune heritage.

Racial Traits (kitsune heritage)
Sociable (-1p) added
Low-light Vision (-1p) added
Multitalented (-2p) added

Kitsune Heritage (0p) added
Skilled (+4p) removed

reason/result: Ryu has some of the kitsune heritage in him emerge in a form or another. He directly inherited the Low-light vision which makes him see twice as far as normal humans just as elves do. Since birth he used his inherent sorcerer powers just as easily as his trained rogue skills, and he can be quite pleasant to talk with which he perfected as a fine form of art. His fox folk ancestry also allows him to take Fox Shape and Swift Kitsune Shapechanger racial feats as if a member of the kitsune race, but he will never have the ability to take a humanoid fox form or the form of a different human.

(Unique "Kitsune Heritage" trait doesn't cost points because I will have to still spend feats to turn into a fox, if I ever actually take them)

Racial Traits (other)
Until this point I balanced out the gained traits by losing the equal worth of theirs, this leaves me where I started out with at the human point amount, meaning I still have 6 points I can spend.

Silver Tongued (-3p) added
Emissary (-1p) added
Spell Resistance, Lesser (-2p) added

reason/result: Silver Tongued and Emissary together with the previously mentioned Sociable make Ryu an excellent negotiator. (Considering how bad the auto-rolls are for me -usually rolling lower than 10- I can still mess up on it) Lesser Spell resistance adds to the draconic flavor and as neither the usual sorcerer or dragon disciple would get it it is nice as representation of the stronger than average dragon heritage.

Younger Sibling (Ameiko) - Ryu is the brother of Ameiko, who quickly became overprotective of her newly met sibling and doesn't like to hear about him traveling far or "exploring" again. She believes less than half of what Ryu told her about his journey and adventures.

Outlander (Missionary) - Despite finding his sister, Ryu doesn't feel at home yet and knows almost nothing of the people or the place. He uses his free time to try to explore the surrounding area, and "test the waters" on who of the locals would be likely to convert without problems. He also hopes to be able to open up a new safe haven for the Phoenix Cult in Sandpoint.

Child of the Temple (Nobility) - Ryu often helped out the scholars of the cult in their hidden library and had thus many chances to read and learn about the nobility, and the customs and history of theirs. It is also here here he learned to read and write in the first place.


Emergent Divinity (Mystic Inheritance - Draconic Bloodline)

Class Specifics:

Rogue/Eldritch Godling Gestalt Character

(Scout and Knife Master Archetypes)

Hidden Blade: A knife master adds 1/2 her level on Sleight of Hand checks made to conceal a light blade.

Sneak Stab (Ex): A knife master focuses her ability to deal sneak attack damage with daggers and similar weapons to such a degree that she can deal more sneak attack damage with those weapons at the expense of sneak attacks with other weapons. When she makes a sneak attack with a dagger, kerambit, kukri, punching daggers, starknife, or swordbreaker dagger, she uses d8s to roll sneak attack damage instead of d6s. For sneak attacks with all other weapons, she uses d4s instead of d6s. (Claws benefit from Sneak Stab d8 rolls - GM ruling)

Eldritch Godling:
(Spellcaster Attribute: Charisma)

Level 1: Talent for Mysticism (Force of Personality), Primordial Magic

Force of Personality (Su): Your deific heritage manifests in the form of an amazingly strong presence, which allows you to accomplish things through sheer ego rather than physical ability or natural talent. This presence also powers a barrier of divine defense which helps protect you from harm. You may add your Cha mod, rather than any other ability scores, to your saving throws. (Replace your Con mod with your Cha mod for Fort saves, your Dex mod with your Cha mod for Ref saves, and your Wis mod with your Cha mod for Will saves).

If you are a clever or eldritch godling, you may also use your Charisma modifier rather than the normal ability modifier for three skills of your choice. Once these skills have been selected, the choice cannot be changed. (Perception, Sense Motive, Stealth)

Planned Advancement:
Assassin on the side of Rogue, Dragon Disciple on the side of Eldritch Godling.

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