View Full Version : NPC Thread - Feedback appreciated

2012-08-09, 11:17 AM
I've decided to make a thread to put some NPCs in. Feel free to add your own, comment on mine, and use them in your games. I would like some feedback on how I'm doing, please.

Terrik Brightscales

Atop a shaggy-looking dog rides in a gold-scaled kobold carrying a lance and shield with a crudely-painted dragon on it. He wears armor that, despite its ramshackle appearance, is quite well-made and has obviously been maintained with great care. He carries himself with great confidence, despite his stature.

Kobold CR 3
XP 800
Cavalier level 4
Chaotic Good Small Humanoid
(Order of the Sword )
Init +1; Senses Darkvision 60; Perception +4
AC 19, Touch 11, flat footed 19 (masterwork Splint mail, Shield, none)
(+1 Natural, +1 size, +7 armour)
hp 22 (0d8+4d10+-4+4);
Fort +3, Ref +2, Will +2
Sensitivity to light: dazzled in bright sunlight
Speed 20
Melee: Lance +7 (1d6+1 X3)
Ranged: Sling +6 (1d3)
Full Attack
(+1/+0) Lance +7 (1d6+1 X3)
or Sling +6 (1d3) range 50
Space 5ft.; Reach 5
Special Attacks
Cavaliers Charge (Ex) +4 bonus on melee attack rolls on a charge while mounted and no penalty to AC
Challenge (Ex) +1 damage per level against one foe (-2 AC against other foes). Per day = 2
Sword Challenge Receives a morale bonus on attack rolls against the challenged so long as mounted. Bonus = 2
Tactician (Ex) Standard action, grants teamwork feat within 30 feet last 3 rnds +1per 2 levels. Per day 1
Str 12, Dex 13, Con 9, Int 8, Wis 13, Chr 14
Base Attack 4 CMB 4; CMD 15
Armour Prof Heavy, Armour Prof Light, Armour Prof Medium, Martial Weap Prof,
Mounted Combat: Negate hit on mount with ride check DC opponents attack roll,
Ride-by Attack: When charging can carry on after the attack,
Shield Proficiency: Can use shields,
Simple Weapon Proficiency
Skills Bluff 6, Climb -5, Diplomacy 6, Handle Animal 6, Intimidate 2, Perception 4, Ride 8, Sense Motive 8, Stealth 1, Swim -11
Languages Draconic, Common
By My Honor (Ex) Receives a +2 morale bonus to one saving throw of his choice.
Expert Trainer (Ex) Bonus equal to 1/2 his level whenever uses Handle Animal on a mount.
Mount (Ex) Gains a loyal steed, functions as a druid animal companion.
Order (Ex) At 1st level, a cavalier must pledge himself to a specific order.
Masterwork Splint mail (150gp)
Potion of Aid - (300gp)
Potion of Cure moderate wounds - (300gp)
Masterwork Lance (300gp)
Total Value = 1050

Dog Animal Companion
Size Small;
Speed 40 ft.;
AC 16, Touch 12, Flat-Footed 14 (+3 natural armor; +2 Dex; +1 Size)
Attack bite +3 (1d6+3);
Ability Scores Str 17, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6;
Special Qualities low-light vision, scent, Link, Evasion

Somewhat of a local celebrity, or at least an oddity, Terrik Brightscales is a self-proclaimed Knight-Errant of the land. He takes his position very seriously, even if no one else does.

Acting in the name of a mysterious draconic patron, Terrik roams the land, performing various acts of bravery and courage in exchange for jewels, magic items, and the attention of fair maidens. While this would not garner him much notice normally, he has the unlikely tendency to succeed, even against all odds.

The fact that he is a kobold does not deter him in the slightest, though it has been known to get him into a few jams. While not usually considered a threat, there have been more than a few who failed to take him seriously, a slight which he takes as a serious breach of his honor. He always answers such an insult with a challenge to a duel. Once again, he is unusually lucky, in that he has been able to slide his way out of any fight he couldn't win straight up.

Terrik is always seen with his faithful riding dog Achilles nearby. The animal is fairly short, and covered in long, shaggy grey fur. Achilles is usually quite mild-tempered and docile, only showing anger when his master is riding him into battle or threatened.

Potential Encounters:
Potential Encounters:

Player characters are in a tavern when an armored kobold enters, declaring himself a knight-errant and willing to take any quest of noble deeds. He promptly gets laughed at and challenges the first person he sees, likely a PC, to a duel.
Players are on a journey related to their quest and come to a bridge. They find their way across their bridge blocked by an armored kobold riding a dog. He promptly informs them that only those who prove their worth against him may pass.
The players are delving a dungeon when they encounter a dog riding kobold charging a monster greatly out of his league. Despite being obviously outmatched, the kobold gives no hint of fear, shouting out taunts at the monster.
Having encountered him before, the PCs are reunited with Terrik as he is on the run from the local guards. It seems his efforts to win the heart of the lord's daughter were far too successful.