About Thurden 'Salt' Leadbeard
Thurden 'Salt' Leadbeard
(4 Class + 1 FC)x2 = 10
sling (10 bullets)
spell component pouch
trail rations (5 days)
flint and steel
wooden cutting board
iron tripod for the pot
packet of tinder
potion of cure light wounds
potion of cure moderate wounds
Ability Score Racial Traits: Dwarves are both tough and wise, but also a bit gruff. They gain +2 Constitution, +2 Wisdom, and –2 Charisma.
Size: Dwarves are Medium creatures and thus receive no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Type: Dwarves are humanoids with the dwarf subtype.
Base Speed: (Slow and Steady) Dwarves have a base speed of 20 feet, but their speed is never modified by armor or encumbrance.
Languages: Dwarves begin play speaking Common and Dwarven. Dwarves with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Giant, Gnome, Goblin, Orc, Terran, and Undercommon. See the Linguistics skill page for more information about these languages.
Saltbeard: Dwarves occasionally found iron cities along rugged seacoasts, and natives of such cities gain a +2 bonus on Profession (sailor) and Survival checks while at sea. They gain a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls and a +2 dodge bonus to AC against creatures with the aquatic or water subtype. Their greed racial trait applies only to treasure found in or under the water, but applies to all such treasure regardless of whether or not it contains metal or gemstones. This racial trait replaces defensive training, hatred, and stonecunning.
Hardy: Dwarves gain a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against poison, spells, and spell-like abilities.
Stability: Dwarves gain a +4 racial bonus to their Combat Maneuver Defense when resisting a bull rush or trip attempt while standing on the ground.
Greed: Dwarves gain a +2 racial bonus on Appraise checks made to determine the price of non-magical goods that contain precious metals or gemstones.
Darkvision: Dwarves can see perfectly in the dark up to 60 feet.
Weapon Familiarity: Dwarves are proficient with battleaxes, heavy picks, and warhammers, and treat any weapon with the word “dwarven” in its name as a martial weapon.
Ship’s Surgeon: You begin play with a fully stocked healer’s kit and gain a +1 trait bonus on Craft (carpentry) and Heal checks, and Heal is a class skill for you.
Heedful Readiness: Once per day, you can add your Wisdom modifier to an initiative check
Feats and Special Abilities:
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Druids are proficient with the following weapons: club, dagger, dart, quarterstaff, scimitar, scythe, sickle, shortspear, sling, and spear. They are also proficient with all natural attacks (claw, bite, and so forth) of any form they assume with wild shape (see below).
Druids are proficient with light and medium armor but are prohibited from wearing metal armor; thus, they may wear only padded, leather, or hide armor. A druid may also wear wooden armor that has been altered by the ironwood spell so that it functions as though it were steel. Druids are proficient with shields (except tower shields) but must use only wooden ones.
A druid who wears prohibited armor or uses a prohibited shield is unable to cast druid spells or use any of her supernatural or spell-like class abilities while doing so and for 24 hours thereafter.
Spontaneous Casting: A druid can channel stored spell energy into summoning spells that she hasn’t prepared ahead of time. She can “lose” a prepared spell in order to cast any summon nature’s ally spell of the same level or lower.
Bonus Languages: A druid’s bonus language options include Sylvan, the language of woodland creatures. This choice is in addition to the bonus languages available to the character because of her race.
A druid also knows Druidic, a secret language known only to druids, which she learns upon becoming a 1st-level druid. Druidic is a free language for a druid; that is, she knows it in addition to her regular allotment of languages and it doesn’t take up a language slot. Druids are forbidden to teach this language to nondruids.
Druidic has its own alphabet.
Granted Powers: You can manipulate water and mist and ice, conjure creatures of water, and resist cold.
Icicle (Sp): As a standard action, you can fire an icicle from your finger, targeting any foe within 30 feet as a ranged touch attack. The icicle deals 1d6 points of cold damage + 1 point for every two druid levels you possess. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Wisdom modifier.
Nature Sense (Ex): A druid gains a +2 bonus on Knowledge (nature) and Survival checks.
Wild Empathy (Ex): A druid can improve the attitude of an animal. This ability functions just like a Diplomacy check made to improve the attitude of a person. The druid rolls 1d20 and adds her druid level and her Charisma modifier to determine the wild empathy check result.
The typical domestic animal has a starting attitude of indifferent, while wild animals are usually unfriendly.
To use wild empathy, the druid and the animal must be able to study each other, which means that they must be within 30 feet of one another under normal conditions. Generally, influencing an animal in this way takes 1 minute but, as with influencing people, it might take more or less time.
A druid can also use this ability to influence a magical beast with an Intelligence score of 1 or 2, but she takes a –4 penalty on the check.
An aquatic druid’s wild empathy functions only on creatures that have a swim speed or the aquatic or water subtype; however, she can improve the attitude of any such creature with Intelligence 2 or less regardless of type, including mindless creatures.
Spell Focus (conjuration): Add +1 to the Difficulty Class for all saving throws against spells from the school of magic you select.
Special: You can gain this feat multiple times. Its effects do not stack. Each time you take the feat, it applies to a new school of magic.
Aquatic Adaptation (Ex)
At 2nd level, an aquatic druid gains an insight bonus on Initiative checks and Knowledge (geography), Perception, Stealth, Survival, and Swim checks equal to 1/2 her druid level in aquatic terrain, and she cannot be tracked such environments.
This ability replaces woodland stride.
Thurden 'Salt' Leadbeard was born to a small enclave of island-bound dwarves that had been living in obscurity in The Shackles for centuries. Like many in his clan, Thurden felt a strong calling to the sea and would often take any opportunity he could to commune in and near the ocean. On one such attempt to become one with the waves, Thurden was captured by a band of pirates and pressed into service aboard their ship.
Thurden was eventually recognized for his ability to forage for a prepare safe things to eat among the local flora and fauna of The Shackles. This talent earned him a place on many subsequent ships and his hand with seasoning earned him the nickname 'Salt'.
Thurden Leadbeard is a 68 year old dwarf standing 4'2" and weighing 199 lbs. Thurden has long braided slate-grey hair and a similar beard often tucked into his waist. His leathers are stained and singed across his torso from years in the kitchen on ships at sea. His stocky frame bears extra weight from countless tastings but his strength is obvious in his firm arms.
Thurden is even-keeled and keeps opinions largely to himself. Life as a ship's cook among The Shackles has taught him that if he doesn't like how one ship is run his profession and skill will allow him mobility most others don't have. Though friendly, Thurden tends not to form many long-lasting relationships, knowing his next ship could be just over the horizon.