Sparrow

Elfling rogue with a quick wit and quicker blades

Description:

Basics

Character Name: Sparrow
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Race/Size: Elfling / Small
Class(es): Rogue 13 / Fighter 3 / Barbarian 3
Hit Points: 189
Heroic Path: Chanceborn
Traits: Quiet, cold, calculating
Sex: Male
Age: 43
Height: 4’4"
Weight: 69 lbs
Eye: Blue
Hair: Black
Homeland: Erenland, City of Sharuun

Description: Black pin-straight hair, startlingly sapphire-blue eyes, and the dusky complexion indicative of a life lived outdoors. Though his ears are not as pointed as one would expect he otherwise looks every bit the typical elf, though this owes a great deal to his dress and conscious effort to comport himself properly. With a simple change in mannerisms he can just as easily pass for a human youth, a guise both he and his sister adopted for protection on the streets of Sharuun.


Abilities

Strength: 12 (modifier: +1)
Dexterity: 25 (modifier: +8)
Constitution: 16 (modifier: +3)
Intelligence: 16 (modifier: +3)
Wisdom: 11 (modifier: —)
Charisma: 13 (modifier: +1)

Saving Throws

Fortitude (CON) Total Save: +14 Base Save: +10 Abil. Mod. +3 Magic. Mod. — Size: +1
Reflex (DEX) Total Save: +18 Base Save: +10 Abil. Mod. +7 Magic. Mod. — Size: +1
Willpower (WIS) Total Save: +7 Base Save: +6 Abil. Mod. — Magic. Mod. — Size: +1
Damage Resistance: 1 Spell Resistance: 0 Spell Energy: 0

Initiative

Total: +11 Dex: +7 Improved Initiative: +4

Armour Class

Total: 26 Touch AC: 19 Flat Footed: 23
Armour Bonus: 4 Dex. Mod: 7 Size Mod: 1 Enchanted Bracers: 2 Ring:2
Chain Shirt AC: 4 Check Penalty: — Spell Fail:10% Speed: 30’ Notes: Aletherian Mithral

Melee

Total Bonus: +17 Ability Mod: +1 Size Mod: +1 Base Attack Bonus: +15
Finesse Weapons: +23 Ability Mod: +7 Size Mod: +1 Base Attack Bonus: +15
Silence To Hit: +27/22/17 Damage: 1d6+11 Critical: 17-20/x3 Type/Size: S/P Notes: Weapon Finesse, Silence 1/day, main hand
Fury To Hit: +27/22/17 Damage: 1d6+11 Critical: 17-20/x3 Type/Size: S/P Notes: Weapon Finesse, Shatter 1/day, off hand
Atharak Total Attack Bonus: +24/19/14 Damage: 1d4+7 Critical: x2 Type/Size: B/S Reach: 10’ Notes: Weapon Finesse
Dagger Total Attack Bonus: +24/19/14 Damage: 1d3+7 Critical: 19-20/x2 Type/Size PS/S Reach: — Notes: Matched Pair, Small, Silver, Masterwork

Ranged

Total Bonus: +23 Ability Mod: +7 Size Mod: +1 Base Attack Bonus: +15
Short Bow Total Attack Bonus: +23/18/13 Damage: 1d6 Critical: x3 Type/Size: P/M Range: 60’ Notes: from Kreel
Dagger Total Attack Bonus: +23/18/13 Damage: 1d3+1 Critical: 19-20/x2 Type/Size: P/S Range: 10’ Notes: Thrown
Bolas Total Attack Bonus: +19/14/9 Damage: 1d3+1 Critical: x2 Type/Size: B/S Range: 10’ Notes: Non-proficient; Can make ranged trip attempts

Charms/Potions/Scrolls/Miscellaneous

  • Potion: Detect Truth
  • Potion: Cure Serious Wounds (3d8+5)
  • Potion: Cure Moderate Wounds (2d8+3)
  • Erethor Tea (1 lb)
  • Corpse Acid
  • Potion: Remove Fear (x4)

Perception

Listen: +20 Search: +20 Spot: +21

Skills

■ Appraise Total: +3 INT Ranks: — Ability Mod: 3
■ Balance Total: +28 DEX Ranks: 19 Ability Mod: 7 Synergy: 2
■ Bluff Total: +7 CHA Ranks: 6 Ability Mod: 1
■ Climb Total: +20 STR Ranks: 17 Ability Mod: 1 Race: 2
□ Concentration Total: +3 CON Ranks: — Ability Mod: 3
■ Craft: Any Total: +3 INT Ranks: — Ability Mod: 3
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■ Diplomacy Total: +3 CHA Ranks: — Ability Mod: 1 Synergy: 2
■ Disable Device Total: +11 INT Ranks: 8 Ability Mod: 3
■ Disguise Total: +10 CHA Ranks: 7 Ability Mod: 1 Synergy: 2
■ Escape Artist Total: +9 DEX Ranks: 2 Ability Mod: 7
■ Forgery Total: +3 INT Ranks: — Ability Mod: 3
■ Gather Information Total: +6 CHA Ranks: 5 Ability Mod: 1
□ Handle Animal Total: +1 CHA Ranks: — Ability Mod: 1
□ Heal Total: +2 WIS Ranks: — Ability Mod: — Race: 2
■ Hide Total: +40 DEX Ranks: 17 Ability Mod: 7 Race: 2 Size: 4 Cloak: 10
■ Intimidate Total: +3 CHA Ranks: — Ability Mod: 1 Synergy: 2
■ Jump Total: +18 STR Ranks: 15 Ability Mod: 1 Synergy: 2
■ Knowledge: Shadow Total: +4 INT Ranks: 1: Ability Mod: 3
■ Listen Total: +20 WIS Ranks: 18 Ability Mod: — Race: 2
■ Move Silently Total: +25 DEX Ranks: 18 Ability Mod: 7
■ Open Lock Total: +14 DEX Ranks: 7 Ability Mod: 7
■ Perform: Any Total: +1 CHA Ranks: 1 Ability Mod: 1
■ Profession: Total: 0 WIS Ranks: — Ability Mod: —
□ Ride Total: +15 DEX Ranks: 8 Ability Mod: 7
■ Search Total: +20 INT Ranks: 15 Ability Mod: 3 Race: 2
■ Sense Motive Total: +0 WIS Ranks: — Ability Mod: —
■ Sleight of Hand Total: +16 DEX Ranks: 10 Ability Mod: 6
■ Spot Total: +21 WIS Ranks: 19 Ability Mod: — Race: 2
■ Swim Total: +4 STR Ranks: 3 Ability Mod: 1
■ Tumble Total: +27 DEX Ranks:20 Ability Mod: 7
Use Magic Device
□ Use Rope Total: +7 DEX Ranks: — Ability Mod: 7

Skills markedare class skills.
Skills markedare untrained or from other class levels.


Languages

□ Erenlander (3)
■ Halfling (2)
■ Jungle Mouth (1)
■ Orcish (1)
■ Trade Tongue (2)
□ High Elven (3)
❖ Snow Elf Patrol Sign (1)

Languages markedare spoken only.
Languages markedare both spoken and written.
Languages markedare non-verbal.


Feats

  • Innate Magic: cast three 0-level channeler spells daily (Acid Splash, Cure Minor Wounds, Mage Hand)
  • Weapon Finesse: use DEX in place of STR for attack bonus on certain weapons
  • Two Weapon Fighting: penalties for fighting with two weapons reduced (-2/-2)
  • Craven: -2 vs. Fear saves; add level to Sneak Attack Damage
  • Clever Fighting: use DEX in place of STR for damage bonus on certain weapons
  • Canny Strike: add 1d4 per point of INT bonus to damage rolls (3d4 total)
  • Telling Blow: add Sneak Attack damage to critical hits
  • Well Aimed Strike: Canny Strike and Clever Fighting applies to all foes
  • Halfling Roll: Use a move action to immediately move to the opposite side of a foe
  • Elfling Retreat: Ignore up to 7 (Dex) Attack of Opportunity when Withdrawing
  • Improved Critical: Shortsword: Double critical range of chosen weapon

Covenant Weapons

  • Shatter: (as spell) 125’ range, 10d6 damage, 1/day
  • Silence: (as spell) 20’ radius centred on me, 1/day
  • Improved Two Weapon Fighting: (as feat) additional off-hand attack with a further -5 to hit

Chanceborn Heroic Path

1. Luck of Heroes (1d4) 6. Survivor (1/day) 11. Survivor (2/day) 16. Survivor (3/day)
2. Resistance (1/day) 7. True Strike (1/day) 12. Aid (1/day) 17. Prayer (1/day)
3. Unfettered (1 rnd/day) 8. Unfettered (2 rnd/day) 13. Unfettered (3 rnd/day) 18. Unfettered (4 rnd/day)
4. Miss Chance (5%) 9. Take 10 (1/day) 14. Miss Chance (10%) 19. Take 20 (1/day)
5. Luck of Heroes (1d6) 10. Luck of Heroes (+1d8) 15. Luck of Heroes (+1d10) 20. Luck of Heroes (+1d12)

Racial Abilities

  • +4 DEX, -2 STR, -2 CON
  • Small: +1 AC, +1 Attack Bonus, +4 Hide, ¾ Carrying Capacity, Small Weapons
  • Low-Light Vision
  • Natural Channeler (Innate Magic Feat)
  • +1 to Saving Throws
  • +2 to Climb, Heal, Hide, Listen, Search, and Spot
  • Elf and Halfling Blood
  • Halfling Lance and Atharak Racial Weapons
  • Wogren Mount (¼ cost)

Class Abilities

  • Sneak Attack (+7d6)
  • Death’s Ruin (½ Sneak Attack damage to undead)
  • Evasion
  • Trapfinding
  • Uncanny Dodge
  • +10’ to Base Movement
  • Trap Sense +1

Lifting and Carrying Capacity

Light Load: 32 lbs Medium Load: 64 lbs Heavy Load: 96 lbs
Lift over head: 96 lbs Lift off ground: 192 lbs Push or Drag: 288 lbs

Equipment

On person Weight
Aletherian Mithral Chain Shirt 6¼ lbs
Silence & Fury 2 lbs
Cloak of the Lady ½ lbs
Atharak 2 lbs
Mithril Shortword ½ lbs
Silver Daggers (2) 1 lbs
Bolas 1 lbs
Shortbow 2 lbs
Arrows (10) ¾ lbs
Arrows, Silver (10) ¾ lbs
Thieves Tools 1 lbs
Pouch (2) ½ lbs
Chalk
Waterskin 2 lbs
Family Ring (given to Vala’im)
Gems (25)
Gems, Perfect (6)
Gold Pieces (35)
Erethor Tea 1 lbs
Torch (1, with Heartstone) 1½ lbs
Rope, Silk 5 lbs
Grappling Hook 4 lbs
Total weight of equipment: 31¾ lbs
On Mount Weight
Pack 2 lbs
Torch (9) 9 lbs
Rations (3 days) 1½ lbs
Clay Tankard 1 lbs
Arrows (10) ¾ lbs
Arrows, Silver (10) ¾ lbs
Total weight of equipment: 15 lbs

Bio:

Background

When younger, Sparrow appeared to be quite naive to the point of childlike wonder at times. He was immensely curious and had a tendency to talk and question incessantly which often lead others to divulge more than they might otherwise intend simply to keep up with the conversation.

Despite this apparent naiveté Sparrow has demonstrated a seething hatred – almost to the point of cruelty – towards minions of the shadow. While he takes no joy in inflicting suffering for it’s own sake he does not shy away from such odious tasks as torture or murder should they be necessary to hasten Izrador’s downfall. Those who have seen this dark side wonder if the innocence and naiveté is not merely an affectation.

Sparrow had a very clear-cut and unambiguous view of morality. Good is good, evil is evil, and that’s all there is to it. However he is also painfully aware that “Good” is not the same thing as “nice” and that the defeat of evil requires both sacrifice and the commission of many dark and unpleasant tasks.

Sparrow’s once hopeful nature has slowly been worn away, replaced by a cold resignation to the reality of the harsh world in which he lives. He is no longer convinced that victory over the shadow is assured and he is painfully aware of the cost that must be paid in order to even attempt such a task. The mantle of responsibility he now bears does not sit comfortably on his shoulders. Lives will be lost, lives that he sent into the maw of danger.

Sparrow had disowned his mother and the halfling side of his heritage, considering himself wholly a Luiniel Elf and that’s that. He was obsessed with elven culture and history and trying to become to best elf he could be. The trials of the past year have worn away that pleasant fantasy. He is an Erelander, that is all that matters. The land is what he is fighting for, race is immaterial to that.

For the longest time he was obsessed with finding his elven father whom he has never met. For years had believed his father to be dead but discovered this is not the case. Armed only with a name and an old family ring Sparrow set out to find the truth which lead him to his meeting with Kreel and put him on his current path as an unlikely hero. He has come to realize that this goal is not simply childish, it is pointless. His father does not have answers, he can’t make things right. Personal is not the same thing as important.

Sparrow is fiercly loyal to his friends but has become somewhat colder to them. One of the hardest things he has learned, and with which he is still trying to come to terms, is that the goal of defeating the Shadow may mean leaving an ally to die in order to achieve an objective, something that conflicts with his instinct to stand with his friends to the end no matter the odds.

For a time Sparrow was intensely infatuated with Caleen and was firmly convinced she was likewise deeply in love with him but that her devotion to the insurgency means she couldn’t allow herself to confess her feelings. In Sparrow’s naive mind theirs was a tale of true love rent asunder by circumstance and war, a tragic romance that will echo throughout the ages. As with many childish things, this brief fantasy has been laid to rest in his mind.

Sparrow is deeply faithful to Aradil. He sees her as the paragon of the elf race and while in Caradul sought her recognition of his true “elfishness”. He would and will do anything for her and sees the current task at her behest to be a tremendous honour. He will not throw away his life foolishly but is willing to sacrifice it should doing do further their mission or Aradil’s cause. He loves listening to the Whispering Wood and secretly hopes to prove worthy enough to join it upon his death.

Since their initial sojourn in Caradul Sparrow has seemed changed somehow. The gregarious jokester this is tempered somewhat by a seriousness and a greater clarity of purpose than was previously evident. He seemed for a time more at ease now, bereft of the undercurrent of doubt and lack of direction by which he was previous plagued. Whatever answers he found in Caradul seems to have satisfied some of the personal demons that plagued him.

Despite this new found clarity, or perhaps because of it, he has developed a somewhat fatalistic viewpoint. While he hides it behind a veneer of bravado and humour he is far from certain that he and his companions will prevail in the task that has been set before them and throws himself into combat with little regard for his own safety. While not suicidal by any stretch of the imagination he would, were it so required, sacrifice his own life to accomplish the goal of their mission or to save the life of one of his companions.


Sparrow

The Hope of Erethor Sulaco