14 October 2007


It occurs to me that I neglected to post the NPC description for Apstrasys, the Wilder Elven Ranger that the Party met while taking down the possessed Dire Bear a few posts back.

So here it is.

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Apstrasys (“Hawkeyes”)
(Wilder Elven Ranger 7)

Stats: Female Wilder Elf, 51; 5'1", 91 lbs
Hit Dice: 7d10+14 (57 HP)
Initiative: +5 (Dex)
Speed: 30’
Armor Class: 17 (+5 Dex, +2 Amulet)
Attacks (1) MW SSword x2 +10/+5 melee (1d6+2)
Attacks (2) MW MCLB+2 +13/+8 ranged or (+11/+6/+11) with Rapidshot Feat (1d8+2)
Face/Reach: 5’x5’/5’
Saves: F+7, R+7, W+5

Abilities: Str 15, Dex 20, Con 14, Int 12, Wis 17, Cha 8
Skills: Animal Empathy+6(5), Climb+4(6), Heal+4(7), Hide+4(9), Intuit Direction+4(7), Jump+4(6), Listen+4(9), Move Silently+4(9), Search+4(7), spot+4(9), Swim+4(4), Wilderness Lore+4
Feats: Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Shot, Track

Languages: Common, Sylvan, Lizardman
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Treasure: MW MCLB+2, MW Shortsword, MW Dagger, Amulet of Natural Armour +2

Class skills:
Favoured Enemies: Beasts, Dire Animals
Animal Companion: Fithayar (Snow leopard), killed by the possessed Dire Bear

Racial Abilities (Elf): Immune to magic sleep, +2 on saves vs. enchantment, Low-Light Vision, sword and bow proficiencies, +2 Search, +2 Spot, +2 Listen, 5’ Autosearch for Secret Doors

Appearance: Hawkeyes is a true scion of the Wilder Elves – short, wiry and pale, with brown hair, roughly-tanned leather clothing and bright green eyes. She dresses for fleet movement and concealment, and thus doesn’t make too much of an effort to stay clean. In the winter, along with all her folk, she dawns appropriate furs.

Personality: Hawkeyes is taciturn to the point of rudeness; all of her beauty is physical. She resents help and dislikes “outlanders” as potentially threatening to her tribe, refusing even their food unless there is nothing else available. Like all of her people, she reveres Shanyreet, although less as a diety than as an actual dweller in the forest.
As one of her tribe’s defenders, her role is to hunt down threatening beasts and animals, and destroy them. When the players came across her, she was badly wounded and ill from having come in contact with the Possessed Dire Bear from “The Bear Cave”; she has no animal companion because Fithayar, a Mountain Cat (Leopard), was killed by the Bear. Her first goal upon being healed was to destroy the bear that had attacked her kin; the second was to find the body of her companion, and return it to the forest.
Like all Wilder Elves, she is none too fond of the scions of the Third House, who treat her own people like an inferior race. Her name, incidentally, is recognizable in Elvish, where accipitracies means "Eyes of the Hawk".