The Golarion Gambit
Male middle-aged human Hunter 5/Ranger 8 and Bounty Hunter
Male middle-aged human hunter 5/ranger 8 (Pathfinder RPG Advanced Class Guide 26)
N Medium humanoid (human)
Init + 6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception + 15
AC 23, touch 14, flat-footed 19 (+ 7 armor, + 4 Dex, + 2 natural)
hp 98 (13 HD; 5d8+8d10+21)
Fort + 11, Ref + 14, Will + 5
Speed 30 ft.
Melee dagger + 14/+ 9/+ 4 (1d4+3/19-20) or
lycanbane + 16/+ 11/+ 6 (1d8+4/19-20) or
unarmed strike + 14/+ 9/+ 4 (1d3+3)
Ranged quel fara (good hunting) + 17/+ 12/+ 7 (1d8+6/×3)
Special Attacks combat style (archery), favored enemies (evil outsiders + 2, humans + 4)
Hunter Spells Known (CL 5th; concentration + 7)
2nd (3/day)—eagle eye[APG], hide campsite[APG] (DC 14), lockjaw[APG] (DC 14), summon nature’s ally II
1st (5/day)—commune with birds[ARG], cure light wounds, entangle (DC 13), summon nature’s ally I, urban grace[ARG]
0 (at will)—detect magic, guidance, purify food and drink (DC 12), read magic, stabilize, virtue
Ranger Spells Prepared (CL 5th; concentration + 7)
2nd—cure light wounds, speak with plants
1st—animal messenger, speak with animals
Str 16, Dex 19, Con 12, Int 11, Wis 14, Cha 10
Base Atk + 11; CMB + 14 (+ 16 grapple); CMD 28 (30 vs. grapple)
Feats Deadly Aim, Endurance, Improved Grapple, Improved Precise Shot, Improved Unarmed Strike, Outflank[APG], Point Blank Master[APG], Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Quick Draw, Rapid Shot, Weapon Focus (longbow)
Traits child of nature, reactionary
Skills Acrobatics + 5, Appraise + 1, Bluff + 5, Climb + 10, Diplomacy + 5, Disguise + 6, Handle Animal + 10, Heal + 6, Intimidate + 5, Knowledge (geography) + 6, Knowledge (local) + 6, Knowledge (nature) + 7, Linguistics + 3, Perception + 15, Profession (Bounty Hunter) + 15, Ride + 8, Sense Motive + 3, Spellcraft + 5, Stealth + 20, Survival + 13 (+ 15 to find food and water), Swim + 8, Use Magic Device + 2
Languages Common, Custom Language, Elven, Orc
SQ animal companion (wolf named Lokag), animal focus (5 minutes/day), favored terrains (forest + 2, urban + 4), hunter tactics, hunter’s bond (companions), improved empathic link, nature training, swift tracker, track + 4, wild empathy + 13, woodland stride
Combat Gear potion of cure moderate wounds (10), potion of invisibility (10), tanglefoot bag (10); Other Gear + 4 studded leather, lycanbane, quel fara (good hunting) (+ 4 Str), sleep arrow (20), dagger, amulet of natural armor + 2, bag of holding ii, belt of physical might + 2 (Str, Dex), boots of the cat[UE], cloak of elvenkind, efficient quiver, goggles of night, ring of sustenance, animal harness[APG], backpack, bedroll, belt pouch, feed (per day) (5), flint and steel, grappling arrow[UE], hemp rope (50 ft.), mess kit[UE], mirror, periscope[APG], pot, spell component pouch, spider’s silk rope (50 ft.)[APG], torch (10), trail rations (5), waterskin, wooden holy symbol of Dripping leaf, light horse (combat trained), bit and bridle, riding saddle, saddlebags, 2,403 gp, 7 sp, 5 cp
Animal Companion (animal companion (wolf named Lokag)) (Ex) If no current companion, summon nature’s ally spells last 1 min/level but only 1 at a time.
Animal Companion Link (Ex) Handle or push Animal Companion faster, + 4 to checks vs. them.
Animal Focus (5 minutes/day) (Su) As a swift action, gain bonuses from emulated animal(s). If no companion, + 1 slots.
Darkvision (60 feet) You can see in the dark (black and white only).
Deadly Aim – 3/+ 6 Trade a penalty to ranged attacks for a bonus to ranged damage.
Endurance + 4 to a variety of fort saves, skill and ability checks. Sleep in L/M armor with no fatigue.
Favored Enemy (Evil Outsiders + 2) (Ex) + 2 to rolls vs. Favored Enemy (Evil Outsiders) foes.
Favored Enemy (Humans + 4) (Ex) + 4 to rolls vs. Favored Enemy (Humans) foes.
Favored Terrain (Forest + 2) (Ex) + 2 to rolls when in Favored Terrain (Forest).
Favored Terrain (Urban + 4) (Ex) + 4 to rolls when in Favored Terrain (Urban).
Hunter Tactics (Ex) Animal companion also gains the bonus teamwork feats, but doesn’t need to meet pre-reqs.
Hunter’s Bond (Companions) (2 rounds) (Ex) As a move action, grant half favored enemy bonus to allies in 30 ft.
Improved Empathic Link (1 mile) (Su) As the familiar ability, but as a swift action can see through companion’s eyes (but not own).
Improved Grapple You don’t provoke attacks of opportunity when grappling a foe.
Improved Precise Shot Ignore AC bonuses and miss chance from anything less than total cover/concealment.
Improved Unarmed Strike Unarmed strikes don’t cause attacks of opportunity, and can be lethal.
Nature Training (Ex) Hunter levels count as druid/ranger levels for feats, traits, and options to improve animal companions.
Outflank Increase flank bonus by + 2 if flanking ally has same feat. If you crit, ally gets an AoO.
Point-Blank Shot + 1 to attack and damage rolls with ranged weapons at up to 30 feet.
Precise Shot You don’t get – 4 to hit when shooting or throwing into melee.
Quick Draw Draw weapon as a free action (or move if hidden weapon). Throw at full rate of attacks.
Rapid Shot You get an extra attack with ranged weapons. Each attack is at – 2.
Share Spells with Companion (Ex) Can cast spells with a target of “you” on animal companion, as touch spells.
Swift Tracker (Ex) Tracking penalties when moving at normal speed or faster are reduced.
Track + 4 Add the listed bonus to survival checks made to track.
Wild Empathy + 13 (Ex) Improve the attitude of an animal, as if using Diplomacy.
Wolf (10 feet) (Su) When assuming this aspect, gain scent with listed range.
Woodland Stride (Ex) Move through undergrowth at normal speed.
Skaylbane was at one time better known as Goldentag Skaylbane, a ranger who had perished before the Spellplague over a hundred years ago.
Several years ago, Kelemvor, the god of the dead, brought Goldentag back as a revenant. Goldentag then helped fight against the undead forces threatening the Sunset Vale. When the battle against the undead was won, Goldentag became a Favored of Mielikki, goddess of the forest. As a Favored, Goldentag was given new life in order to serve the goddess.
However, Goldentag began finding life over a century after he had died difficult. In that time, he had lost his wife Rina and his son Zac. Depressed, he turned to drinking. In order to survive and support his drinking habits, Goldentag would later sell his farm and all of his magic items.
For a few years, Goldentag survived by joining any adventuring band he could, or offering his skills for pay to anyone in need of a ranger. However, he had not been able to cleanse himself of his drinking habit.
About four years ago, heroes from the Sunset Vale found Skaylebane drinking himself into a stupor in Daggerford. They convinced him join them on a quest to save the Realms from Tiamat, queen of evil dragons. However he, Lo-kag, and Winslow were captured, then ultimately sacrificed to Tiamat. A year later, Caldreas and Patch, and others from Bear’s Head descended into the Nine Hells to retrieve an object containing his soul and those of Winslow’s and Lo-kag’s.
Returned from the dead, Skaylebane enjoyed a brief moment of respite in Bear’s Head when a strange magical storm appeared over the Sunset Vale and the town. Magical bolts struck downward and either injured, killed people, or teleported them elsewhere. Skaylebane, who was helping citizens was himself struck along with a few of his friends.
When he awoke, Skaylebane found himself, in a whole new world along with his friends. Together, they discovered they had been transported to the world of Golarion, in the nation of Taldor. Unable to find a way back home, Skaylebane and the others from Toril made a living as adventurers in Taldor. Skaylebane went back to being a bounty hunter, hunting down evil people and bringing them to justice.
In the two years since their arrival, they have made a name for themselves as the Champions of the Realms.