The Approaching Storm
Male Half-Elf Ranger 2
Age 29, Height 5’11”, Weight 155 lbs.
LG Medium Humanoid (elf, human)
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +12
Languages Celestial, Common, Elven
AC 17, touch 13, flat-footed 14
(+ 3 armor, + 1 shield, + 3 Dex)
(+ 1 base attack, + 1 Str, + 3 Dex)
HP 18 (2 HD)
Fort +4; Ref +6; Will +2
Speed 30 ft.
Melee longsword + 2 (1d8+2/19-20) and shield bash + 2 (1d4+1)
Melee longsword + 4 (1d8+2/19-20)
Melee shield + 4 (1d4+1)
Ranged composite longbow + 6 (1d8+2/x3)
Base Atk + 2; CMB + 4
Atk Options favored enemy ( + 2 / + 2 vs. goblinoids)
Abilities Str 14, Dex 17, Con 12, Int 12, Wis 14, Cha 9
SQ combat style (two-weapon fighting), favored classes (paladin, ranger), favored enemy (goblinoids + 2), wild empathy + 0
Feats Improved Shield Bash, Skill Focus (Perception), Two-Weapon Fighting
Skills Acrobatics + 2, Bluff – 1 (+ 2 vs. goblinoids), Heal + 9, Knowledge (nature) + 6 (+ 2 vs. goblinoids), Knowledge (religion) + 3 (+ 2 vs. goblinoids), Perception + 12 (+ 2 vs. goblinoids), Sense Motive + 3 (+ 2 vs. goblinoids), Stealth + 6, Survival + 7 (+ 1 tracking, + 2 vs. goblinoids)
Equipment studded leather armor, spiked light wooden shield, longsword, composite longbow ( + 2 Str bonus), 30 arrows, ARMS, FACE, FEET, Archer Gloves +1, HEAD, RING, RING, SHOULDERS, THROAT, TORSO, WAIST, backpack, bedroll, small steel mirror, belt pouch, signet ring of his former order of paladins, waterskin, healer’s kit (10 uses remaining), wooden holy symbol, 5 days of trail rations, explorer’s outfit, 73 gp, 4 sp.
Encumbrance 55#; allowed 58# light load, 116# medium load, 175# heavy load.
Kyras was the son of an absentee elven father and his loving human mother. When he was only twelve years old, a group of paladins passed through his village, and he determined (with youthful certainty) that he would be just like them when he grew up.
Life has a funny way of working out.
When he was twenty, he set off with a small bag of food to find those same paladins. He reached their tower with the last of his food, and he asked to join them.
Dispirited and without food, Kyras started walking in a random direction, not particularly caring where he ended up. He ended up in a strange camp, with a singe man who had just hunted and killed a particularly large boar. The man offered to share the feast with Kyras, who gratefully accepted. The two of them got to talking, and Kyras confessed his desire to be a paladin to this strange man. The man appeared thoughtful for a while, then looked Kyras in the eye and simply said that anyone who didn’t want him as their brother-in-arms was a fool. Kyras was very happy to hear this. The man offered to teach Kyras how to hunt, and when Kyras asked him why, he said that Kyras would need this skill to reach the Fortress of Erastil, some three hundred miles away.