2010-08-03

[Pathfinder] Vidiin - After the Scourge (level 1)

Background
Vidiin was just another gnome raised within the Percept Orphanage of the King's Kaer. Early on, his rebellious tendencies were aimed at simple attention-getting ploys. They became more and more elaborate as he grew up and his tastes changed. His first robbery provided all the children of Percept with new shoes. Unfortunately, it also got him on the wrong side of the Kaer's Thieves' Guild. To protect himself and provide the rush of recognition he's deeply addicted to, he has created a pseudonym; The Unseen Poet. The Poet's heists always involve difficult to trace goods, a robbery in silence, and a verse left at the crime scene.



Vidiin gets a different orphan at Percept to write out each verse as he composes it. Fencing is done through a front each time; someone who's conveniently unable to track things back to the Poet.

When not conducting illegal acts to bolster the Poet's reputation, Vidiin peforms dance and song in various bars around the Kaer. Vidiin himself is an accomplished entertainer with his own growing reputation. He does not believe that fighting will work as a long-term solution, and tends to go unarmed on any venture (as the Poet or as himself).

Vidiin has pale brown skin, his eyes and hair are violet. His hair refuses to assume the form of anything less than a crazily-anime asymmetrical style. When visiting the orphans, he wears a white linen shirt under a vest with a sarong. When performing, it depends on the venue, but the sarong is the only constant. Vidiin is uncomfortable in trousers, and does not wear them unless missing a sarong and there is an environmental reason not to be nude.

Vidiin - XP 1600 (2000 for next level); N Small Gnome; bard 1
: Init +3 (0 + Dex [3])
: Senses low-light vision 60ft, Perception +2
DEFENSE
: AC 14 (Dex [3] +1 dodge), touch 14, flat-footed 12 / vs giants 18, 18,
: hp (1d8+2) 10
: Fort 2 (0 + Con [2]), Ref +5 (2 + Dex [3]), Will +2 (2 + Wis [0])
: Resistance +2 vs. illusions
OFFENSE
: Speed 20 ft.
: Melee whip att +1 (BaB 0 + Str [0] + mw [1]) dmg 1d2 nonlethal (1d2 + Str [0])
   - Disarm; CMB vs. their CMD. Success = opponent drops item Vidiin chooses. Success 10+ = opponent drops both items. As a free action, Vidiin can pick up the item dropped.
   - Feint; Bluff vs. Sense Motive. Success = opponent looses Dex bonus to their AC for Vidiin's next attack.
   - Trip; CMB vs. their CMD. Success = opponent knocked prone. They get a +2 bonus to this check if they are multi-legged.
: Bardic Spells (CL 1)
  - Level 0 (DC 14) / unlimited per day / (4 known) Daze, Detect Magic, Message, Prestidigitation
      (Illusion - DC 15) / Ghost Sound
  - Level 1 (DC 15) / 2 per day (2 + Cha bonus spell [1]) / (2 known) Magic Mouth, Sleep
      (Illusion - DC 16) Magic Mouth
  - Level 2 (DC 16) / 0 per day (0 + Cha bonus spell [1]) / (0 known)
  - Level 3 (DC 17) / 0 per day (0 + Cha bonus spell [1]) / (0 known)
  - Level 4 (DC 18) / 0 per day (0 + Cha bonus spell [1]) / (0 known)
STATISTICS
: Str 10 [0], Dex 17 [3], Con 15 [2], Int 14 [2], Wis 10 [0], Cha 18 [4]
: Base Atk 0; CMB -1; CMD 12
FEATS
: Acrobatic +2 to Acrobatics and Fly skill checks.
: Background - Burglary Provides Acrobatics as a bonus feat. The skills Appraise and Disable Device count as class skills for Vidiin. +2 skill ranks to spend.
: Bardic Knowledge Vidiin may apply a bonus of +1 (1/2 his level in bard) to any Knowledge skill check.
: Bardic Performance Vidiin can use the Perform skill to create magical effects. He can use this ability for 8 (3 + bard level + Cha [4]) rounds per day. Starting a performance is a standard action, and may be maintained as a free action. Countersong (Su), Distraction (Su), Fascinate (Su), Inspire Courage (Su)
: Cantrips Vidiin puts the cantrips he knows to effective use. (See Bardic Spells)
: Defensive Training +4 dodge bonus to AC against monsters of the giant type.
: Dodge +1 dodge bonus to AC.
: Gnome Magic Vidiin gets +1 DC on illusions he casts. His Charisma grants him the following spell-like abilities once per day: Dancing Lights, Ghost Sound, Prestidigitation, and Speak With Animals.
: Hatred +1 on attack rolls vs. Goblins and Reptilians
: Illusion Resistance +2 on saves vs. illusions
: Keen Senses +2 on Perception skill checks.
: Low-light Vision 60 feet.
: Obsessive +2 on skill checks for Profession - Performer
: Size - Small +1 size bonus to AC, +1 size bonus to attack rolls, -1 size penalty to CMB and CMD, +4 size bonus to Stealth skill checks.
: Slow Speed Due to size, Vidiin has a movement rate of 20 feet.
: Weapon and Armor Proficiency Gnomish weapons count as martial, proficient with all simple weapons, longsword, rapier, sap, short sword, short-bow, and whip. Light armor, and all but tower shields.
SKILLS
: Skill Points 6 + Int [2] +2 Background (10 total ranks)
: Bonuses / Penalties +2 Acrobatics, +2 Fly, +2 Perception, +2 Profession - Performer, +4 Stealth
  - Acrobatics +9 (Dex [3] + class skill [3] + acrobatic [2] + ranks [1])
  - Appraise +3 (Int [2] + ranks [1])
  - Bluff +8 (Cha [4] + class skill [3] + ranks [1])
  - Disable Device +7 (Dex [3] + class skill [3] + ranks [1])
  - Intimidate +8 (Cha [4] + class skill [3] + ranks [1])
  - Perception +2 (Wis [0] + racial mod [2])
  - Perform [Dance] +8 (Cha [4] + class skill [3] + ranks [1])
  - Profession +2 (Wis [0] + racial mod [2] + ranks [1])
  - Sense Motive +4 (Wis [0] + class skill [3] + ranks [1])
  - Sleight of Hand +7 (Dex [3] + class skill [3] + ranks [1])
  - Stealth +11 (Dex [3] + class skill [3] + size mod [4] + ranks [1])
LANGUAGE
: Common, Gnome, Sylvan
GEAR
: 87 gp, Many-Colored Cloak, 2 suits of Entertainer's Clothes (sarong, shirt and vest), sandals, +1 masterwork whip (which he is saving up to get a Merciful enchantment on)
STRATEGY
: When involved in criminal activity, Vidiin has learned the wisdom of keeping several middle-men between himself and the goods. His alignment keeps him thinking about who should be his fall-guy should things go sour. In fights, Vidiin knows he is not going to excel. Therefore he keeps his wits about him, and his eyes peeled for escape routes.
TACTICS
: If Vidiin is caught in a fight, his first thoughts will be for distraction and escape. Magic Mouth cast on various inanimate objects with the trigger "scream like you're being killed should someone come within range" is a favorite tactic, especially if he can trigger it on an opponent's race or clothing. Given the most likely situation he'll find himself in is running from the Guild or Lyran Justice, a nice faux-murder distraction will drive the Guild to ground and Justice off to investigate. Vidiin's whip is only used when he cannot otherwise generate a means to escape, and then only to foul up his opponents until he can. He is not interested in people getting hurt; he is focused on not getting caught. Withdrawl, withdrawl, withdrawl.