Perilous Gateways

Portals of Lantan

By Jeff Quick

Gimlet Watersprecht

Gimlet Watersprecht: Male gnome Ill7/Rog4; CR 11; Small humanoid; HD 7d4+7, 4d6+4; hp 33; Init +2; Spd 20 ft.; AC 15 (touch 15, flat-footed 15); Atk +7/+2 (1d6, club) or +11/+6 ranged (1d10+2, +2 pistol); SA Sneak attack (+2d6); SQ Evasion, gnome traits, speak with animals, traps, uncanny dodge (Dex bonus to AC); AL N; SV Fort +4, Ref +8, Will +7; Str 10, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 16, Wis 13, Cha 9.

Skills and Feats: Craft (alchemy) +11, Appraise +7, Bluff +3, Concentration +11, Forgery +7, Gather Information +3, Hide +10, Knowledge (Lantan) +8, Knowledge (Pirate Isles) +9, Listen +7, Move Silently +6, Profession (sailor) +6, Search +7, Spellcraft +11, Spot +5, Swim +6, Use Rope +9; Blind-Fight, Brew Potion, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (firearms), Quick Draw, Scribe Scroll, Silent Spell.

Sneak Attack: If Gimlet's target would be denied a Dexterity bonus to AC (whether he or she actually has a bonus or not), or when he flanks his target, Gimlet's attack deals +2d6 points of extra damage.

Evasion (Ex): If exposed to any effect that normally allows a character to attempt a Reflex saving throw for half damage, Gimlet takes no damage with a successful saving throw.

Gnome Traits: Low-light vision (can see twice as far as a human in low-light conditions); +2 racial bonus on saving throws against illusions; +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against kobolds and goblinoids; +4 dodge bonus against giants.

Traps: Gimlet can use the Search skill to locate traps when the task has a DC higher than 20.

Uncanny Dodge (Ex): Gimlet can react to danger before his senses would normally allow him to do so. He retains his Dexterity bonus to AC even when flat-footed.

Possessions: +2 ring of protection, ring of water walking, +2 pistol, club, potion of clairaudience/clairvoyance, potion of detect thoughts, potion of nondetection, potion of water breathing, sailor's outfit, belt pouch, spyglass, 20 gp.

Wizard Spells Prepared: (5/6/5/4/2; base DC = 13 + spell level): 0 -- detect magic, ghost sound*, mage hand, mending, read magic; 1st -- animate rope, change self*, grease (2), mage armor, reduce; 2nd -- alter self, invisibility*, minor image, mirror image, web; 3rd -- lightning bolt (2), major image*, water breathing; 4th -- dimension door, improved invisibility*.

Spellbook: 0 -- dancing lights, detect magic, detect poison, ghost sound, mage hand, mending, read magic; 1st -- animate rope, change self, color spray, grease, identify, mage armor, mount, obscuring mist, reduce, shield, silent image, ventriloquism; 2nd -- alter self, arcane lock, invisibility, knock, minor image, mirror image, protection from arrows, web; 3rd -- displacement, haste, lightning bolt, major image, tongues, water breathing, wind wall; 4th -- dimension door, improved invisibility, phantasmal killer, polymorph other, shadow conjuration.

*These spells belong to the school of Illusion, which is this character's specialty. Prohibited school: Enchantment.

Portals of Lantan