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mighty_manrock



Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 401
Location: Beijing

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I am playing Mairou Ioanshet; Thaddeus can be used as an NPC.

Thaddeus Demetriou
Player: David (mighty_manrock)
Race: Human, Mulan
Region: Chessenta
Deity: none
Alignment: True Neutral
Languages: Common, Chessentan (regional), Mulhorandi, Untheric
Age: 19
Height, Weight: 6'1", 188 lbs.
Eye, Hair Color: Hazel, Black
Skin Color: Sallow

Statblock
Level 3: Fighter 2 / Rogue 1
Hit Dice: 2d10+1d6 (29 hp)
Initiative: +2
Speed: 30 ft.
Armor Class: 17 (+4 Armor, +1 Shield, +2 Dex), touch 12, flat-footed 15
Base Attack/Grapple: +2; +4
Attack: mwk broadblade shortsword +5 melee (1d6+2, 19-20/x2)
Saves: Fort +4, Ref +4, Will -1
Abilities: STR 15, DEX 14, CON 12, INT 14, WIS 8, CHA 12
Skills/Feats: Bluff 3 (2+1), Climb 5 (3+2), Craft (weaponsmithing) 7 (5+2), Diplomacy 3 (2+1), Gather Information 8 (5+1+2), Intimidate 9 (6+1+2), Knowledge (Chessenta local) 3 (1+2), Move Silently 3 (1+2), Perform (act) 3 (2+1), Sense Motive 6 (5-1+2); Combat Expertise, Dodge, Street Smart (Player's Guide to Faerūn, regional), Exotic Weapon Proficiency (broadblade shortsword) (Complete Adventurer), Mobility
Special Qualities: Trapfinding
Special Attacks: Sneak Attack +1d6
Possessions: mwk broadblade shortsword, bronze breastplate (DMG pg. 144), buckler, ... (I'll mess with his other things soon.)

(As for the bronze breastplate, I liked the idea that it was his old gladiator gear and thus made of an inferior material.)

Planned Progression
4: Fighter 3 (STR +1)
5: Fighter 4 (Feat: Improved Feint)
6: Rogue 2 (Feat: Spring Attack)
7: Streetfighter 1 (Complete Adventurer)
8: Streetfighter 2 (STR +1)
9: Streetfighter 3 (Feat: Whirlwind Attack)
...


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Joined: 01 Nov 2006
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Location: Beijing

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Backstory
Thaddeus Demetriou is the son of Cephas Thelonius Demetriou and his wife Jelena; he is also the brother of Cyril Demetriou, who holds rank in the Chessentan army. (Cyril is eight years Thaddeus' senior.)

His parents were farmers close to the Untheric border. Extremely poor, a series of bad harvests and other misfortunes (such as Cyril's conscription) led Cephas to sell his own 10-year-old son into slavery to be able to buy food for himself, his wife and their aging parents.

Thaddeus was traded between owners and forced into several kinds of work (not necessarily all hard labor) until after puberty. Noticing his building physique, his owners at the time thought they could get a good deal selling him to a gladiatorial company. From ages 15 to 18, Thaddeus knew only the arena.

After a year-and-a-half of participating only in peripheral events in the arena, the boy heard of fighters who had earned their way out of slavery and put this to the test. Gathering a fighting group from among his fellow slaves, he approached his superiors to arrange their participation in the higher-status tournaments.

Guided by Thaddeus' natural sharp wit and charisma, the group won tournament after tournament of 5-on-5 combat. As his 19th birthday approached, a contract was signed guaranteeing Thaddeus' and his fellows' freedom if they could win a 5-on-8 handicap match.

Thaddeus Demetriou has been a free man for 2 months now.


Physical Appearance
Thaddeus appears particularly strong and muscular (STR 15) but in a lithe, toned manner (DEX 14). He looks reasonably healthy (CON 12). He has broad shoulders, a lot of upper-body muscle mass and wide upper arms and thighs (STR) but is also thin, with toned lower arms and legs, longish, thin fingers and a low amount of body fat overall (DEX).

He wouldn't exactly win any beauty contests, however, given the nature of the life he's led: he has little regard for his own personal appearance, and the arena has left him covered in scars (despite CHA 12, backstory).


Mental/Social Attributes
Despite his former life as a slave and gladiator, Thaddeus' intelligence is respectable (INT 14). In the arena he developed an understanding of small-scale tactics (INT) and methods of leadership (CHA, backstory), but sometimes his plans can be overly convoluted or simply fail to take something obvious into account (WIS 8).

Thaddeus is for the most part likeable. He is less gruff and more personable than his background would success. He was respected (and in some cases admired) by his fellow gladiators as he led them in battles for the group's freedom. (CHA, backstory)

No one lives as a slave without losing a little of his sanity, and Demetriou is no exception. He has a particularly bleak outlook on life (WIS, RP). He also often feels as if he lives in a haze (WIS, associated low Listen, Spot, Search); his reactions in combat are often "automatic" and with little forethought (low WIS, high DEX).
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