About Xakroo the Arrow Shooter
male kobold ranger 9
Xakroo (Draconic for "hunter") the Arrow Shooter was once part of a small but merciless group of kobolds that lived not to far from the Lost Mines. When his skills in archery and tracking were known by the elders, he was soon put into training as an expert hunter; however he soon began to lose his trust in the group the more he aged. He found that the slightest of mistakes can be held against you for months, if not years; and repeated mistakes, no matter how small, would result in a death penalty. As his philosophy on life grew to be more forgiving and respectful towards others, his thoughts on abandoning the tribe grew bigger. It escalated to where he questioned the elders' judgement on all mistakes, claiming that making mistakes is the greatest way to learn; this obviously appalled the entire group, and thus he was given the punishment of exile. It was a punishment he took with pride.
Now he lives in the outskirts of the Southern Fangwood forest, rather close to the town of Phaendar; he never truly visits the town, but he has been close enough to know of the livelihood of the townsfolk. He will usually reward good hearted people by hunting boars, cutting up the meat, and delivering it to their homes in secret. This has happened to a small number of people, yet none of them truly know that this mysterious butcher is in fact an exiled kobold with a heart of pure gold.
Xakroo is a true hearted individual; he believes in the philosophy of only killing whenever it is the only resort (like killing murderers, killing when one will not surrender, killing animals only for food, etc). He also believes that making small mistakes is necessary for learning how to live life to the fullest, and thus will usually be kind but stern to any who make mistakes-as long as it does not result in the end of a person's life. However, he does have an ego, which can make him clash with those who oppose or mock his philosophy or the fact that he is a kobold. Due to dwarves and gnomes having a hatred for kobolds, he holds them with suspicion, but he knows better than to react to their negative reactions with more negativity. The only race that he holds no mercy towards is the entirety of goblinoids-he believes that the majority of them are too cruel hearted for lessons in his philosophy. He does secretly wish, though, that he met at least one goblinoid with a kind heart-even if he believes it is quite unlikely to meet one.
Zarvak the Raptor:
female dromaeosaur (Deinonychus statistics) animal companion
N Small animal
Init +4 (+8 in underground terrain, +6 in forest terrain); Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +6 (+10 in underground terrain, +8 in forest terrain)
AC 23, touch 15, ff 17 (+3 armor, +4 Dex, +5 natural, +1 size)
hp 42 (6d8 (27) + 15 (Con)
Fort +8, Ref +9, Will +3; +4 vs enchantment spells and effects
Defensive Abilities devotion, evasion
Speed 60 ft
Melee 2 talons + 10 (1d6 + 2), bite + 11 (1d4 + 2),
Special Attacks favored enemy (+4 goblinoids, +2 magical beasts)
Str 15, Dex 18, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 14
Base ATK +4; CMB +5; CMD 19
Feats Light Armor Proficiency, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (talons)
Perception +7 (3 [rank] + 1 [Wis modifier] + 3 [class skill bonus]); +11 [3 [rank] + 1 [Wis modifier] + 3 [class skill bonus] + 4 [favored terrain bonus]) if underground; +9 (3 [rank] + 1 [Wis modifier] + 3 (class skill bonus) + 2 [favored terrain]) while in a forest
Stealth +14 (3 [rank] + 4 [Dex modifier] + 3 [class skill bonus] + 4 [size]); +18 (3 [rank] + 4 [Dex modifier] + 3 [class skill bonus] + 4 [size] + 4 [favored terrain bonus]) if underground; +16 (3 [rank] + 4 [Dex modifier] + 3 [class skill bonus] + 4 [size] + 2 [favored terrain]) while in a forest
SQ link, share spells, tricks (attack, hunt), favored terrain (+4 underground, +2 in forest)