Kender (CR 1/2)

Small Humanoid (Kender)
Alignment: Usually chaotic good
Initiative: +2 (Dex)


AC: 14 (+1 size, +1 Dex, +2 leather armor), touch 12, flat-footed 13
Hit Dice: 1d8 (4 hp)
Fort +0, Ref +3, Will -1
Speed: 20 ft.
Space: 5 ft. by 5 ft./5 ft.
Base Attack +0; Grapple -5
Attack: Hoopak +1 melee or +3 ranged, or dagger +0 melee
Full Attack: Hoopak +1 melee or +3 ranged, or dagger +0 melee
Damage: Hoopak 1d4-1 (melee) or 1d4 (ranged), dagger 1d4-1
Special Attacks/Actions: Kender taunt, kender traits
Abilities: Str 8, Dex 13, Con 10, Int 11, Wis 8, Cha 11
Special Qualities: Kender traits
Feats: Run
Skills: Climb +2*, Jump +1* Hide +7, Move Silently +4*, Pick Pocket +5*, and Survival +1
Advancement: By character class
Climate/Terrain: All
Organization: Group(2-5), Gathering (6-12), Taleswap (13-50)
Treasure: Standard (but see below)

Source: Dungeon #86

Combat

Kender are clever combatants, devising unexpected or unorthodox tactics. Their favorite weapon is the staff-like hoopak. Made from resilient wood, one end of the hoopak is forked like a slingshot and has a leather pocket mounted between the forks. The other end is pointed and shod with metal or hardened by fire. It serves as both a melee and ranged weapon.

Hoopak: Cost 1 gp; Damage 1d4 (sling) or 1d4 (staff); Critical x2; Range Increment 50 ft.; Weight 3 lb.; Type B.

Kender seldom wear armor heavier than leather or padded and shy away from metal armor of any kind.

Kender Taunt (Ex): A kender can enrage foes by taunting them with verbal abuse. This is a mind-influencing effect and a free action; it affects only one target at a time, although the kender can elect to switch targets on its turn. To successfully taunt a foe, the kender must perform an opposed Bluff check against the target's Sense Motive check. If the kender succeeds, the target becomes enraged and suffers a -2 morale penalty to AC as long as the kender continues taunting it. An enraged creature can make a Will saving throw (DC 15 + the kender's Cha modifier) each round after the first to overcome the taunting, after which it cannot be affected by the taunts of that particular kender for 1 day.

Kender Traits (Ex): Kender have the following racial traits:

*Skills: Kender are agile and surefooted. They receive a +2 racial bonus to Climb, Jump, and Move Silently checks. Their nimble fingers bestow a +2 racial bonus to Pick Pocket checks.