Akiros

Description:

Male human ex-paladin 1/barbarian 3
CN Medium humanoid (human)
Rage Statistics-------------------------------------------------------------------
Init +1; Senses Perception +6
Defense
AC 17, touch 9, flat-footed 16 (+6 armor, +1 Dex, –2 rage, +2 shield)
hp 52 (4 HD; 3d12+1d10+23)
Fort +10, Ref +2, Will +6
Defensive Abilities trap sense +1, uncanny dodge
Offense
Speed 30 ft.
Melee +1 longsword +10 (1d8+5/19–20)
Ranged composite longbow +5 (1d8+2/×3)
Special Attacks rage (13 rounds/day), rage powers (quick reflexes)
Tactics
During Combat Akiros fights with the ferocity of one who doesn’t care if he lives or dies; he rages on the first round of combat, and focuses his attacks first on healers, then other spellcasters, and finally on non-spellcasters. Morale Akiros fights to the death.

Base Statistics-------------------------------------------------------------------
AC 19, touch 11, flat-footed 18;
hp 46;
Fort +8, Ref +2, Will +4;
Melee +1 longsword +8 (1d8+3/19–20); Str 14, Con 16
Statistics
Str 18, Dex 12, Con 20, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 15
Base Atk +4; CMB +8; CMD 19

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Feats Iron Will, Quick Draw, Weapon Focus (longsword)
Skills Intimidate +9, Knowledge (religion) +5, Perception +6, Survival +6, Swim +5
Languages Common
Combat Gear potion of cure light wounds (2); Other Gear masterwork chainmail, heavy steel shield, +1 longsword, composite longbow (+2 Str) with 20 arrows and 3 +1 magical beast bane arrows, silver holy symbol of Erastil, silver Stag Lord amulet worth 20 gp, 80 gp.

Bio:

Laura Mennal Lebeda was able to win the trust of Akiros. Her sweet and understanding words were able to pry the past from this private and morose. In the end she was even able to convince him to become our nations warden. She has relayed to us his sorted past. Below is what we now know about him.

Of the three lieutenants, Akiros is the
least satisfied with his lot in life—but that’s nothing new
for him. Simple farmers in a proud rural area in Taldor,
Akiros’s parents wanted nothing more for him than life
as a protector of the town—as a paladin of Erastil, no less.
Every moment of Akiros’s life was spent in preparation
for his acceptance into the order, yet not one month after
he achieved his parents’ dream and became a paladin,
Akiros fell in love with the married daughter of one of his
hometown’s wealthier merchants, a woman named Rosilla.
The affair ended all too soon when Rosilla’s husband found
out what she’d been up to and threatened to divorce her.
The thought of losing the life of luxury was too much, and
she told her husband that Akiros had raped her. Furious,
he took Rosilla to the temple of Erastil to confront her
attacker. The young paladin was flabbergasted, but when
Rosilla took things too far by spitting on him and publicly
denouncing him as a rapist, a heretofore unknown rage
woke in Akiros’s heart. All of his repressed frustrations
and anger poured out in one powerful blow, and with that
blow he snuffed out Rosilla’s life. As she crumpled to the
floor, Akiros knew his life had been snuffed out as well.
He turned on Rosilla’s dumbfounded husband and killed
him as well, and with the temple guards still in shock, he
fled the city. He barely made it out of Taldor, stowing away
on a merchant ship bound for Mendev. Akiros switched
ships dozens of times as he fled north, losing himself in
the River Kingdoms, living as a bandit, a vagabond, and a
criminal, and growing to enjoy his newfound rages.

Eventually, his wanderings took him into the Stolen
Lands—he’d heard of the Stag Lord, and still unsure of
where he needed to be in life, he sought this new liege
out. Akiros has been with the Stag Lord’s bandits for only
a few months, but already his commanding presence has
earned the Stag Lord’s favor—Akiros is now considered to
be the second-in-command of the fort, much to Dovan’s
displeasure. Ironically, Akiros has come to the realization
that life as a bandit is even more hollow than life as a
paladin of Erastil, and when the PCs make their attack
on the fort, he sees in them an opportunity for a new life
and, perhaps, redemption. At some point, once the battle
for the fort begins, you should have Akiros tear his amulet
of office from his throat, cast it aside, and then step in to
fight with the PCs. This can either be at a point where
things are looking bad for the PCs and they could use a
little extra help, or it can be at the start of the battle. In any
event, Akiros could well become an important part of the
Kingmaker Adventure Path if the PCs let him.

Akiros

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