Pathfinder Rogues Gallery: Sparrowwood

Picture by Desiree Finkbeiner

Picture by Desiree Finkbeiner

Like humans, elves often travel the world in search of new lands and exotic locales. However, once they arrive at such a spot, they are much more likely to remain there. Elves who find a remote spot to their liking can settle down for centuries before getting the urge to leave their little piece of the world.

Sparrowwood grew up in one such area, known as Elensar Island. Isolated from the rest of the world, this tribe of wild elves had a strictly matriarchal structure in which men served as slaves and servants. Like many others on the island, Sparrowwood grew up simply assuming that men were inherently inferior to women. This attitude got reinforced when a predominantly male pirate crew stumbled across the island and was easily driven away by the tribe’s warriors.

Unfortunately, the pirates didn’t retreat permanently. Instead, they came back with reinforcements, determined to pillage the treasures of the exotic isle. The attack caught Sparrowwood’s tribe by surprise, and her sisters were slaughtered almost wholesale. Only Sparrowwood and a handful of others managed to survive, fleeing in a captures pirate ship and vowing that they would one day have their revenge. Sadly, sea travel proved much more dangerous than initially expected and the ship didn’t make it far. When the ship was dashed by a storm miles away from shore, the remainder of Sparrowwod’s tribe perished in the chaos. Only she herself survived, washing ashore a strange world with few supplies and no knowledge of the land she had found herself in.

Sparrowwood was taken in by a man named Invar Tysol, who provided her with healing and some basic training in the world she had found herself in. Unfortunately, Sparrowwood’s own attitude regarding men tended to surface frequently, resulting in a tendency to demean and belittle Invar at every opportunity. Only when Invar left in a rage did Sparrowwood see the error of her ways.

Losing one of her only friends in this new world changed Sparrowwood, and she became more diplomatic in her dealings with strangers. Although she still has a strong preference toward the company of women, she has begrudgingly accepted that men have their uses beyond cheap labor and usually holds her tongue unless enraged.

In battle, it is another story entirely. Sparrowwood usually goes into a rage immediately unless dealing with a clearly inferior foe. She holds nothing back in a fight and lets the rage and grief she feels over the loss of her sisters carry her through most combats.

Sparrowwood
Elf barbarian 9
CG Medium humanoid (elf)
Init +1; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +9

DEFENSE
AC
17, touch 10, flat-footed 16 (+7 armor, +1 Dex, +1 deflection, –2 rage); +3 vs. traps
hp 129 (9d12+45)
Fort +10, Ref +4, Will +5; +2 vs. enchantments, +3 vs. traps
Defensive Abilities improved uncanny dodge; DR 1/—; Immune sleep

OFFENSE
Speed
30 ft.
Melee +1 spear +17/+12 (1d8+10, 19-20/x3)
Ranged +1 spear +12 (1d8+10, 19-20/x3, 20 ft.)
Special Attacks rage (22 rounds/day), rage powers (intimidating glare, renewed vigor, scent, terrifying howl)

STATISTICS
Str
22 (+6), Dex 12 (+1), Con 18 (+4), Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 12 (+1)
Base Atk +9; CMB +15; CMD 27
Feats Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Critical (spear), Power Attack, Weapon Focus (spear)
Skills Diplomacy +6, Disable Device +1, Heal +2, Intimidate +12, Knowledge (nature) +6 (+7 in forest), Perception +9, Sense Motive +2, Survival +13 (+14 in forest), Swim +5
Languages Common, Elven
SQ fast movement, woodcraft
Combat Gear horn of fog, javelin of lightning, 2 potions of cure serious wounds, potion of bull’s strength, tanglefoot bag; Other Gear +1 spear, +1 chainmail, ring of protection +1, healer’s kit (10 uses), belt pouch, 39 pp, 7 gp

Base Statistics When not raging, Sparrowood’s statistics are Senses no scent; AC 19, touch 12, flat-footed 18; hp 111; Fort +8, Will+3; Melee +1 spear +15/+10 (1d8+7, 19-20/x3); Ranged +1 spear 12 (1d8+7, 19-20/×3, 20 ft.); Str 18 (+4), Con 14 (+2); CMB +13; CMD 25; Skills Swim +3.

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