What Comes Around Goes Around
Mayors son and quick with a story
Male human bard 10
CG Medium humanoid (human)
Init + 5; Senses Perception + 18
AC 21, touch 16, flat-footed 16 (+ 4 armor, + 1 deflection, + 5 Dex, + 1 natural; + 2 deflection vs. evil)
hp 66 (10d8)
Fort + 7, Ref + 16, Will + 11; + 4 vs. bardic performance, language-dependent, and sonic; + 2 resistance vs. evil
Speed 30 ft.
Melee + 1 short sword + 8/+ 3 (1d6 + 4/19-20)
Ranged + 2 seeking composite longbow + 14/ + 9 (1d8 + 5/×3)
Special Attacks bardic performance 25 rounds/day (move action; countersong, dirge of doom, distraction, fascinate [DC 18], inspire competence + 3, inspire courage + 2, inspire greatness, suggestion [DC 18])
Bard Spells Known (CL 10th; concentration + 13)
4th (1/day)—cure critical wounds, secure shelter
3rd (4/day)—cure serious wounds, dispel magic, glibness, haste
2nd (5/day)—alter self, blur, cure moderate wounds, glitterdust (DC 15), mirror image
1st (6/day)—charm person (DC 14), cure light wounds, grease, identify, unseen servant
0 (at will)—detect magic, ghost sound (DC 13), mage hand, message, open/close (DC 13), prestidigitation
Str 10, Dex 21, Con 10, Int 14, Wis 10, Cha 16
Base Atk + 7; CMB + 7; CMD 23
Feats Arcane Strike, Deadly Aim, Manyshot, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Shot
Skills Disguise + 13, Knowledge (arcana) + 15, Knowledge (dungeoneering) + 15, Knowledge (history) + 7, Knowledge (local) + 15, Knowledge (nature) + 15, Knowledge (nobility) + 7, Knowledge (planes) + 15, Knowledge (religion) + 15, Linguistics + 15, Perception + 18, Perform (dance) + 16, Perform (sing) + 16, Perform (wind instruments) + 16, Spellcraft + 15, Use Magic Device + 16
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common, Daemonic, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Giant, Gnome, Goblin, Halfling, Infernal, Orc
SQ bardic knowledge + 5, jack-of-all-trades, lore master 1/day, versatile performances (dance, sing, wind)
Combat Gear + 1 arrows (50), + 1 frost arrows (50), + 1 human-bane arrows (50), + 1 orc-bane arrows (50), cold iron arrows (50), lesser silent metamagic rod, scroll of haste, scroll of haste, silver arrows (50), wand of cure light wounds, alchemist’s fire; Other Gear mithral shirt, + 1 short sword, + 2 seeking composite longbow, amulet of natural armor + 1, belt of incredible dexterity + 2, bracers of archery, lesser, cloak of resistance + 4, eyes of the eagle, hat of disguise, headband of vast intelligence + 2, ring of protection + 1, 91 pp
+ 1 arrows – 45/50
+ 1 frost arrows – 45/50
+ 1 human-bane arrows – 45/50
+ 1 orc-bane arrows – 49/50
Alchemist’s fire – 0/1
Bardic Performance (move action, 25 rounds/day) – 0/25
Cold iron arrows – 45/50
Disguise Self (At will) – 0/0
Lore Master (1/day) (Ex) – 0/1
Silent metamagic rod (lesser, 3/day) – 0/3
Silver arrows – 45/50
Wand of cure light wounds – 0/50
Arcane Strike As a swift action, add + 1 damage, + 1 per 5 caster levels and your weapons are treated as magic for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.
Bardic Knowledge + 5 (Ex) Add + 5 to all knowledge skill checks.
Bardic Performance (move action, 25 rounds/day) Your performances can create magical effects.
Deadly Aim – 2 /+ 4 Trade a penalty to ranged attacks for a bonus to ranged damage.
Jack-of-all-trades (use any skill) (Ex) You may use all skills untrained.
Lore Master (1/day) (Ex) Can take 10 on any trained knowledge checks. Activate to take 20 as a standard action.
Manyshot You can shoot two arrows as the first attack of a full attack action.
Point-Blank Shot + 1 to attack and damage rolls with ranged weapons at up to 30 feet.
Precise Shot You don’t get -4 to hit when shooting or throwing into melee.
Rapid Shot You get an extra attack with ranged weapons. Each attack is at -2.
Versatile Performance (Dance) + 16 (Ex) You may substitute the final value of your Perform: Dance skill for Acrobatics or Fly checks
Versatile Performance (Singing) + 16 (Ex) You may substitute the final value of your Perform: Sing skill for Bluff or Sense Motive checks
Versatile Performance (Wind Instruments) + 16 (Ex) You may substitute the final value of your Perform: Wind Instruments skill for Diplomacy or Handle Animal checks
Prologue from “My Adventures – The Life of Theros Vitalstatistix, vol. 1”
I wasn’t always as you know me now. Once, I was young, brash, foolish and arrogant. As time marches on, the impetuousness of youth is lost to the wisdom of age.
I was born into a tiny hamlet, the son of the most important man, and yet the man most burdened by his role and duties. It took many years to realise this, but until then, it was easy, so easy to look down on others, and think less of them for what they had, what they did, what they couldn’t do. My father was the Mayor, and it wasn’t until I was forced to leave the comfort and safety of Digon that I started to understand the challenges and difficulties that leadership thrust upon a person. The choices one must make will not always be popular, good or easy, but they must be made and I found a new respect for my father for those realisations, if nothing else.
I felt as though I was born into privilege, that the world owed me everything and it should simply fall into my waiting hands, before I even knew what I was waiting for. I admit it freely now, that in my youth, I had so much to learn, and yet I already felt as though I knew it all.
It took good friends, gathered over a lifetime of stories, adventure and hardship to forge the man I have become. Some of those friends are still with me, others, live on in my heart and stories.
A simple drunk, the village idiot, a poor farmer and the bakers apprentice…these were to be my guides, my teachers, my carrot and my stick. We weren’t always friends, we weren’t always happy to be around each other, but as we grew together, we would always be there for the others, as time and the following stories will tell.
I hope you don’t think less of me as you read my story. I pray that you find some inspiration, some muse, some cause to enjoy your life and reflect on what might have been, what is now and what could be in the future.
In short, I hope you enjoy my story…long may you buy my books!
Fond regards – Theros Vitalstatistix.