Umodo has little to no idea where he comes from. His birth place is a mystery even to him. He has no knowledge of his parents, or even what he is. The only thing he knows is that when he became consciously aware of his surroundings, he was somebody’s slave. He grew up being called ugly and a monster. He was beaten and abused for much time. For more than a few years, this was the only life he knew.
When he was still a youngling, a group of adventurers stumbled onto this location and slew Umodo’s master. Umodo was not trained in combat and thus did not know how to defend himself. However, for all his faults, Umodo did learn common from his captor and pleaded for the adventurers to spare him. They did.
The adventurers returned to town with Umodo tagging along. Helping them carry their spoils. They pranced around town bragging of their triumphs. Umodo stayed with them as a servant. The work wasn’t much different with the exception that the adventurers never beat him or locked him up. They were even quite civil with Umodo.
Things were going well with the exception of one serious problem. There was something different about Umodo that everyone in town seemed to despise. He was different. He was pretty hideous and weird. His adventuring friends said he was disfigured. This made relations between the townsfolk difficult. They trusted the adventurers but not Umodo. They would often ignore him or insult him.
Eventually the treatment of the townsfolk became to disheartening. There were a few nice people but no one he could relate too, no one like him. He took to spending time in the wilds just outside of town where he began to commune with nature.
Umodo lived in an area rich in Dinosaurs and he soon found he could socialize with them and understand them well. He sought them out from time to time to learn more and to get closer. He liked the power and authority they had over the people of these lands. And they were nothing more than animals.
One day Umodo stumbled onto a hungry Tyrannosaurus and when it saw him, it attacked. Umodo didn’t even bother to try and convince it not too, he ran. To the village, leading the beast behind him. He ran into the town and the dinosaur stormed in after. The ensuing battle was very costly to the townsfolk and many lives were lost trying the put down the angry dino. Once the great beast was brought down, the people knew it was Umodo who led it to them. The people wanted to kill Umodo but the adventurers mange to talk them into accepting banishment instead.
Umodo was promptly banished from the town. One of the adventurers told Umodo where to find a man in the wilds who would help him adapt to nature. Following the instructions given to him, Umodo met the druid of the forest.
Here Umodo learned much of the druidic ways and was trained not only to survive, but live with, even among the animals of the wilds. Umodo took these lessons to heart and molded them to fit his reptilian gifts. Eventually he grew into a decent Surian Shaman.
When he came of age, He set off on his own to find a new place to stay. Along the way he stumbled onto a group of Velociraptors. He used a trick the old man taught him to blend in with the pack. He soon adapted and practically became one of them. He spent most of his time in raptor form and enjoyed simply being among a group who accepted him. Eventually one of them became his close companion.
This was fine for a while but Umodo missed the deep intimate companionship of the adventurers. When he was with them, he had much fun and they talked about a lot over different topics. He had learned so much from them. They even took Umodo on some of their adventures. It was nice to be among a group he could belong too, but they weren’t the brightest group of individuals and their conversation skills were horribly lacking.
After a while Umodo decided to move on from the group. It was too lonely to stay here. He ventured forth hoping to find a place to accept him. One of the raptors, Umodo would call Gaki, decided to follow him, and the two of them looked for a new home together. Problem was, weather in raptor form, or his natural form, he was still regarded as a monster. In fact, bringing Gaki along didn’t help the matter too much either. Since it didn’t seem to matter what for he was in, he stuck to being in raptor form for the most part. It was the most comfortable form because he help it gave him more respect. Fear being a variation of respect it seems
After what seemed an eternity of wandering, Umodo finally stumbled onto a nice looking town in the Vale. He desperately hoped they would accept him for what he was and maybe find a group of decent people to be part of.
While approaching the town, He witnessed a group of folks on the road get attacked by monster men he remembers being referred to as HobGoblins. The people were in trouble. So Umodo leapt into action. Through his time with dinosaurs, he had learned much in the way of using natural attacks to fight viciously. He and his friend Gaki charged in and tore apart the Hobgoblins. Once the battle was over, Umodo confronted the people he had saved.
He appealed to the folks he had rescued to not judge him. He explained that he was a druid in wild shape and that he had come here looking for a place to belong. The travelers were a nice family who were visiting other family members at a farm on the outskirts of town. They invited Umodo to join them.
It took a while for the family who owned the farm to get used to Umodo’s frightening visage but after a time, they decided he was quite agreeable. The farmer, who owned the land agreed to let Umodo stay in the barn as long as Umodo kept the wolves away, provided healing to sick and injured animals, and would keep them safe from Goblins. Umodo was content to interact with the family and stay away from the town.
Even though people begun to accept him, Umodo wasn’t ready to start talking to just anyone yet, nor was he ready to reveal his true form to anyone either. Not even the farm family. People at least knew what a dinosaur was, but people had a real hard time with Umodo’s true disfigured form. It was too strange. It was easier to have people believe Umodo was a human who just liked being in animal form. Sometimes the family would prod Umodo into just accepting his true form but he was content to live like an animal.
Occasionally the farmer would go out and buy Umodo pricey gear selling the gear off of slain goblins or the pelts off of wolves, deer and bears. Things continued this way for a good while but Umodo still wanted more. The family was nice, but there just wasn’t enough excitement.
Umodo heard of a group of adventurers that arrived in town . For a while Kuji toyed with the idea of joining them. If he were to join them and be helpful they would keep him around and befriend him. Maybe he would even stop posing as a raptor and start going around in his true form. However, he was worried if the adventurers would even accept him. This fear kept him from joining them.
Soon Umodo caught wind that there were a group of adventurers in the wilderness. Then Umodo wondered if if maybe he were to step out and help them in a fight or something, they would accept him. This was the best way to approach in Umodo’s mind. Speaking with his caretaker, Umodo explained the situation. His caretaker agreed to the idea and wished Umodo a safe adventure. Just like that, Umodo was off to find this group of adventurers, or maybe any group and join them.
Male Human (Mwangi) Druid (Saurian Shaman) 5
N Medium Humanoid (human)
Init +2; Senses Perception +12
AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 natural)
hp 42 (5d8+10)
Fort +5, Ref +3, Will +8; +4 vs. spell-like and supernatural abilities of Fey and against effects that target plants
Speed 30 ft.
Melee Claw x2 (Aspect of the Beast (Claws of the Beast)) +7 x2 (1d4+3/x2)
Druid (Saurian Shaman) Spells Prepared (CL 5):
3 (2/day) Magic Fang, Greater, Spit Venom (DC 17)
2 (3/day) Flaming Sphere (DC 16), Bull's Strength, Lockjaw (DC 16)
1 (4/day) Longstrider, Frostbite, Cure Light Wounds, Entangle (DC 15)
0 (at will) Guidance, Resistance, Detect Magic, Light
Str 16, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 9, Wis 18, Cha 7
Base Atk +3; CMB +6; CMD 18
Feats Aspect of the Beast (Claws of the Beast), Natural Spell, Toughness, Weapon Focus (Claw)
Traits Dinosaur Whisperer, Jungle Fighter
Skills Acrobatics +5, Climb +8, Fly +7, Handle Animal +5, Knowledge (geography) +3, Knowledge (nature) +8 (+9 vs. dinosaurs), Perception +12, Spellcraft +3, Survival +11 (+12 vs. dinosaurs), Swim +7
Languages Common, Druidic, Polyglot
SQ animal companion link, nature bond abilities (gaki, velociraptor), resist nature's lure, saurian wild shape (2/day), saurian's totem transformation (standard action) (, saurian's totemic summons, share spells with companion, spontaneous casting, totem transformations (saurian's scales), trackless step, wild empathy, woodland stride
Other Gear 6000 GP
Animal Companion Link (Ex) You have a link with your Animal Companion.
Dinosaur Whisperer After spending a month in the Mediogaltian jungle, you developed a knack for dealing with dinosaurs. You gain a +1 trait bonus on Knowledge (nature) and Survival checks concerning dinosaurs. You also gain a +1 trait bonus on wild empathy checks made
Jungle Fighter Your speed may not be reduced to less than 10 feet by difficult terrain in jungles.
Natural Spell You can cast spells while in Wild Shape.
Resist Nature's Lure (Ex) +4 save vs. effects from Fey and effects using plants.
Saurian Wild Shape (2/day) (Su) Shapeshift into a dinosaur or reptile one or more times per day.
Saurian's Totem Transformation (Standard Action) (5 minutes/day) (Su) Adopt aspect of the saurian while in normal form.
Saurian's Totemic Summons (Su) Standard action to summon dinosaur/reptiles and grant temp Hp.
Share Spells with Companion (Ex) Can cast spells with a target of "you" on animal companion, as touch spells.
Spontaneous Casting The Druid can convert stored spells into Summon Nature's Ally spells.
Trackless Step (Ex) You do not leave a trail as you move through natural surroundings.
Wild Empathy +3 (Ex) Improve the attitude of an animal, as if using Diplomacy.
Woodland Stride (Ex) Move through undergrowth at normal speed.
pet's Crunchy Bits:
N Small Animal
Init +4; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +5
AC 19, touch 16, flat-footed 14 (+4 Dex, +1 size, +3 natural, +1 dodge)
hp 60 (+20)
Fort +7, Ref +8, Will +2
Defensive Abilities evasion
Speed 60 ft.
Melee Bite (Velociraptor) +5 (1d4+1/x2) and
Talon x2 (Velociraptor) +5 x2 (1d6+1/x2)
Str 13, Dex 18, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 14
Base Atk +3; CMB +3; CMD 18
Feats Armor Proficiency (Light), Dodge, Toughness +5
Skills Acrobatics +8 (+20 jump), Climb +5, Fly +6, Perception +5, Stealth +12, Swim +5
Other Gear You have no money!
Evasion (Ex) No damage on successful reflex save.
Low-Light Vision See twice as far as a human in low light, distinguishing color and detail.
Scent (Ex) Detect opponents within 15+ feet by sense of smell.