strokesRPG: The War of the Burning Sky
Corian (Traveling Merchant)
A traveling merchant first met when he lost his pet dire weasel in Gate Pass. Corian is a war profiteer hoping to make it rich suppling the invading Ragesian Army with needed supplies.
CORIAN (TRAVELING MERCHANT) CR 5
Male Human Expert 7
NN Medium Humanoid (Human)
Init - 1; Senses Perception + 12
AC 10, touch 9, flat-footed 10 (+ 1 armor, – 1 Dex)
hp 31 (7d8)
Fort + 2, Ref + 1, Will + 5
Spd 20 ft.
Melee Dagger + 4 (1d4 – 1/19-20/x2)
Ranged Masterwork Crossbow, Light + 3 (1d8/19-20/x2)
Str 8, Dex 9, Con 10, Int 14, Wis 11, Cha 14
Base Atk + 5; CMB + 4; CMD 13
Feats Alertness, Animal Affinity, Combat Expertise + /- 2, Deceitful, Persuasive, Skill Focus: Profession: Merchant
Skills Acrobatics – 4, Appraise + 12, Bluff + 14, Climb – 4, Diplomacy + 12, Disguise + 6, Escape Artist – 4, Fly – 4, Handle Animal + 10, Intimidate + 4, Knowledge: Geography + 10, Knowledge: Local + 12, Knowledge: Nobility + 3, Linguistics + 12, Perception + 12, Profession: Merchant + 13, Ride + 3, Sense Motive + 12, Stealth – 4, Swim – 4
Languages Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Giant, Gnome, Goblin, Halfling, Orc, Sylvan
SQ Ring of Sustenance
Combat Gear Padded, Dagger, Bolts, Crossbow (10), Masterwork Crossbow, Light; Other Gear Bag of Holding I (empty), Disguise kit (10 uses), Ring of Sustenance, 302 gp of Trade Goods
Combat Expertise + /- 2 Bonus to AC in exchange for an equal penalty to attack.
Ring of Sustenance This ring continually provides its wearer with life-sustaining nourishment. The ring also refreshes the body and mind, so that its wearer needs only sleep 2 hours per day to gain the benefit of 8 hours of sleep. The ring must be worn for a full week before it begins to work. If it is removed, the owner must wear it for another week to reattune it to himself.
Faint conjuration; CL 5th; Forge Ring, create food and water; Price 2,500 gp.
Boon A traveling merchant can enable PCs to make a purchase or sale of items as if the community was one size larger than normal or allow them to accompany a caravan as guards or guests.