A place wherein this Dwarven Cleric can share his love of maps, dice, miniatures, and all things involving gaming and general geekery--not to mention the occasional witty non-gaming observations--whilst escaping from the humdrum existence of his routine Terran existence.

Hail and Well Met, fellow traveler! May my Stronghold provide a place for enlightenment and amusement, and somewhere to keep your dice dry. Enter and rest awhile.

06 September 2011

Who's Who: Daran Stonehand [OSR Challenge NPC]

I think I'm going to start posting some of the NPCs from my OSR Challenge posts as well. After all, I actually stat them out before condensing the information for the OSR Challenge. For one thing, why should I waste all that work? For another thing, I know that as a DM I sometimes appreciate a fully-statted NPC to use, even if the rest of the encounter/adventure is left to my imagination.

Hopefully I'm not off-base on this, and these can be of use to y'all out there.

So, without further ado: Daran Stonehand from the OSR Challenge: Short Adventure, Strange Bedfellows

Daran Stonehand is the resident sorcerer in the Dwarven Stronghold of Wrathpoint. He has only made one really bad choice in his life. Of course, everyone knows that sometimes that's all it takes to change the course of one's life forever. In this case, he summoned a succubus named Aharimael and promptly fell head-over-heels in love with her. The problem is, Aharimael fell in love with him, too, and no longer uses her enchantments to charm him. There is no reason to do so, after all. To spend time with her, he still must summon her, but once he does she stays with him out of her own free will...not only to consort with him, but also to simply sit and talk with him.

No one else in the stronghold knows about the tryst. There would be definite trouble if anyone else knew for sure. Daran is deeply ashamed of this secret, but cannot resist Aharimael or his love for her. Both Daran and Aharimael fully realize what would happen if the news of their relationship were to get out as general knowledge. They will fight, fiercely, to protect their relationship.

Daran Stonehand
Sorcerer 14
HP: 63
Init: +2;
Speed: 30 ft.
AC: 15 , touch 12, flat footed 13 (Studded Leather)
Base Attack: +12
Grapple: +13
Attack: Waraxe, Dwarven (+6) 1d10-1 Crit (20) x3 or Javelin (+9) 1d6-1 Crit (20) x2
Alignment: LG
Special Qualities: +2 Appraise related to stone or metal work; +2 bonus on search for unusual stonework; +2 Craft checks relating to stone or metal; +4 Dodge AC against Giant type; Stable +4 bonus on being bullrushed or tripped; Familiar
Special Attacks: +1 attack Orcs,goblinoids; Weapon familiarity: dwarven waraxes and urgroshes
Saves: Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +9
Abilities: Str 9, Dex 14, Con 15, Int 12, Wis 11, Chr 17
Skills: Bluff 14, Concentration 16, Diplomacy 5, Gather information 3, Hide 3, Jump 3, Knowledge (Arcana) 11, Listen 0, Move silently (2.5), Ride 2, Spellcraft 13, Spot 1.5
Languages: Common, Dwarven, Terran, Undercommon
Feats: Combat Casting, Empower Spell, Light Armor Proficiency, Maximize Spell, Simple Weapon Proficiency, Spell Penetration

Spells Known:
Level 0 (DC 13)
Acid Splash
Detect Magic
Ghost Sound
Ray of Frost
Read Magic
Level 1( DC 14)
Burning Hands
Charm PersonEnlarge Person
Expeditious Retreat
Obscuring Mist
Level 2 (DC 15)
Bears Endurance
Flaming Sphere
Fog Cloud
Gust of Wind
Level 3 (DC 16)
Dispel Magic
Keen Edge
Stinking Cloud
Level 4 (DC 17)
Arcane Eye
Dimension Door
Mages Black Tentacles
Wall of Fire
Level 5 (DC 18)
Contact Other Plane
Planar Binding, Lesser
Transmute Rock to Mud
Level 6 (DC 19)
Flesh to Stone
Stone to Flesh
Level 7 (DC 20)
Summon Monster VII

CR 14

  • Brooch of shielding
  • Boots of striding and springing
  • Cloak of displacement (minor)
  • Hewards handy haversack
  • Decanter of endless water
  • Potion of Bulls strength
  • Potion of Cure serious wounds
  • Potion of Cure moderate wounds
  • Potion of Gaseous form
  • Familiar: Pseudodragon

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