Looking for Precepts for an Unchained Monk


Pathfinder First Edition General Discussion


Made an Unchained monk last week, had to get it ready for the next session and I was so frustrated with building it that I forgot to put a driving effort behind her. So I came up with a basic backstory for my character which explains her origin and how she became a Monk.

She's a Vudrani woman, born in Absalom. Her parents are traveling traders, so she got to see the world as a child and wound up splitting paths with her family to become a monk after months of soul-searching. She came upon a small temple that was in desperate need of refurbishing and met an old hermit who offered to teach her to become a Warrior Monk. She was hesitant at first, but stayed to help fix up the temple while he taught her the Way of the Blink Dog. After the temple received its much deserved tlc, the hermit sent her on her way as a Monk-Errant to reflect on the lessons he taught her and chase out evil where ever it might hide.

That's about as far as I got. I'm just trying to create a set of precepts for her. After studying Shaolin and its precepts for Warrior Monks, I'm looking for a way to alter them to reflect Ragathiel's Paladin code. Ragathiel is known to employ aasimar, paladins, blink dogs, and kirin as his most common servants. Now while she's not an active worshiper of Ragathiel, her training encourages her to take on the mannerisms of Blink Dogs. That's where an altered set of Precepts is needed. I'm looking for opinions on this.

1- I observe the precept of abstaining from bringing harm to the undeserving.
2- I observe the precept of abstaining from taking that which is not given.
3- I observe the precept of abstaining from sexual misconduct.
4- I observe the precept of abstaining from falsehood.
5- I observe the precept of abstaining from intoxicants that cloud judgement.

Do you think anything should be added, or altered?


I'm uncertain which if any of those precepts would relate to blink dogs in particular. If blink dogs are something like noble, idealised & intelligent dogs (my take) then unswerving loyalty, bravery and defending the weak would be more their things.

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