The Golarion Gambit
(RIP) Orik Vancaskerkin
Human Varisian Fighter 4 and Mercenary
Male human (Varisian) fighter 4
CN Medium humanoid (human)
Init + 2; Senses Perception + 2
AC 11, touch 11, flat-footed 10 (+ 1 Dex)
hp 43 (4d10+16)
Fort + 7, Ref + 2, Will + 2 (+ 1 vs. fear)
Speed 30 ft.
Melee unarmed strike + 7 (1d3+3 nonlethal)
Str 16, Dex 13, Con 16, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 8
Base Atk + 4; CMB + 7; CMD 18
Feats Athletic, Blind-fight, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (bastard sword), Power Attack, Weapon Focus (bastard sword), Weapon Specialization (bastard sword)
Traits bloody-minded, veteran of battle
Skills Climb + 9, Handle Animal + 3, Intimidate + 7, Linguistics + 1, Perception + 2, Ride + 6, Survival + 5, Swim + 9
Languages Common, Goblin, Varisian
SQ armor training 1
Armor Training 1 (Ex) Worn armor – 1 check penalty, + 1 max DEX.
Blind-Fight Re-roll misses because of concealment, other benefits.
Power Attack – 2/+ 4 You can subtract from your attack roll to add to your damage.
Orik Vancaskerkin, was a down-on-his-luck mercenary from the lawless city of Riddleport. After a scam involving a tiefling prostitute, a shifty alchemist, and an elixir of love, Orik was forced to flee town. He’s pretty sure that Clegg Zincher, the now-dead alchemist’s powerful brother, still carries a grudge for what Orik did to the alchemist when he discovered, to his horror, that the elixir of love was actually just cheap ale laced with lavender.
While Orik bears no regrets for murdering the alchemist, he does regret the fact that Clegg Zincher effectively made it impossible for him to continue living in Riddleport. He misses his hometown greatly, despite the fact that little good ever came of living there, and has several half-formed plans to return there some day to face Clegg.
But doing something like that requires allies and money, and when a strange but beautiful woman approached him in the seedy Magnimar bar he’d taken up in, he accepted her offer to serve as her bodyguard without question. Since then, Orik had come to think that his allegiance to Nualia may be just the latest in a long string of bad choices.
After Thistletop was attacked by the Crimson Cloaks Adventuring Company, Orik escaped with Nualia and Lyrie and headed back to Magnimar. A chance encounter with the Heroes of Sandpoint along the way led to Nualia and Lyrie escaping and Orik being captured. He was taken back to Sandpoint and there, awaits his fate in the town’s garrison.
Orik is ruggedly handsome, with a visage and demeanor that doesn’t mesh well with smiles and laughter.