I am heading away camping for the weekend and so will be away from my computer. This combined with unfortunately having had a busy week means that I haven't had a chance to move my character from paper to forum and won't until Monday. I realise that is after the deadline so I completely understand that I am unlikely to be selected. If however DM Black Moon you fancy extending it by a day i would be very happy. Alternatively, if spaces open up, please get in touch.
My concept was a Ratfolk alchemist (Grenadier archetype), very much a ranged equipped scout character, with a few extra tricks up his sleeve from his mutagens, elixirs and bombs. Very much intending to purchase a musket as soon as he could and in fact using the martial proficiency given by the Grenadier archetype to do this.
Simplified background was as follows: Born in a poor burrow, in a border city, Srik-Srik as a young Ratfolk was faced with debtor's prison or joining the army. Finding his niche, Srik-Srik ended up as part of the light infantry, relying on his own initiative in that skirmish in front of the massed battalions. Showing an aptitude for the making and use of explosives, Srik-Srik was soon attached to an alchemist serving in the engineers, where he began his grounding in alchemy. During this time, whilst involved in a dangerous mission under cover of night, Srik-Srik's buddy alerted the enemy, whilst completing the mission, Srik-Srik was forced to blow the powder early and was badly scarred in the face (he now wears a mask).
With the war over (or at least supposedly so for now!), many (including Srik-Srik) were discharged. With so many returning soldiers, Srik-Srik has fallen on hard times, not even being able to buy back his battered old army musket, but has been getting by with his alchemical skills. Heading to the capital in order to try his luck from his grandparents burrow, Srik-Srik sees his opportunity in an advert from the lord...