Xavier DeClie

His deep blue eyes reflect the cold, harsh reality of war; though his haughty demeanor is a disguise of a deeper, internal conflict.

Description:

Xavier Declie
Male aasimar musketeer cavalier order of the lion 1
LN medium outsider (native) & humanoid (human)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60’, Perception +3
XP 800

DEFENSE
AC 18, touch 13, flat-footed 15 (5 armor, +3 DEX)
hp 11 (1d10
1)
Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +1
Resist acid 5, cold 5, electricity 5

OFFENSE
Speed 20 ft.
Melee longsword 4 (1d82 / 19-20 x2) or short sword 3 (1d61 / 19-20 x2)
Ranged musket 5 (1d12 / x4; 40’ range [1-2 misfire])
Special Attacks challenge 1/day (
1), tactician 1/day (3 rounds)
Spell-like Abilities daylight 1/day
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

STATISTICS
Str 14, Dex 16, Con 12, Int 14, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +1; CMB +3; CMD 16
Feats Gunsmithing, Swap Places, Weapon Focus (Musket)
Skills Craft (Firearm) +6, Diplomacy +6, Knowledge (Nobility) +6, Perception +3, Profession (Soldier) +5 Ride +7, Sense Motive +5; armor check penalty -4
Traits Suspicious, Sword Scion
Language Common, Dwarven, Gnome
SQ Gifted Firearm, Order, Scion of Humanity, Tactician
Combat Gear none; Other Gear backpack, bandoleer, bedroll, belt pouch, blanket, flint & steel, gunsmith’s kit, longsword, powder horn and black powder (10 doses), musket and 20 bullets, scale mail, short sword, soldier’s uniform, tabard (blue with a golden sun), torches (3), trail rations (7 days), twine (60 ft.), vials (10) and black powder (10 doses), waterskin (2), whetstone; 290 gp, 94 sp, 7 cp

Characteristics:
Age: 86
Height: 6’ 2” Weight: 170 lbs
Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown
Unusual Features: Back bears striped scars from childhood lashings

Light Horse
N large animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +6

DEFENSE
AC 11, touch 11, flat-footed 9 (2 Dex, -1 Size)
hp 15 (2d8
6)
Fort +6, Ref +5, Will +1

OFFENSE
Speed 50 ft. (35 ft. mounted)
Melee 2 hooves -2 (1d4+1; x2 secondary)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

STATISTICS
Str 16, Dex 14, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 7
Base Atk +1; CMB +5; CMD 17 (21 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Run
Skills Perception +6
SQ docile
Other Gear bit and bridle, hemp rope (50 ft.), iron pot, mess kit (UE 68), riding saddle, saddlebags, small tent, torches (7)

Bio:

It is every father’s wish for his son to live a better life than he. But how can this be for the son of a man who was in service to the king? A royal guard in fact! Champion of his Royal Guard in service of His Grace upon the Dragonscale Throne of House Ragorvia. I was the entitled son of a great-horrible man.

I am no stranger to combat. I had fought my father’s drunken stupor and ill-placed rage for years. My back bears the scars of his long hatred of me. He said I was too pretty to be a boy. That I should have been born a girl. I have noticed long that my semblance reflected my mother grace more than father’s codpiece. I was a man well into twentieth of years when mother became pregnant with my first sibling, and peaked thirty when the youngest was born, yet I maintained the youthfulness of a boy that has yet to reach maturity. I had not yet need of a razor across my face. My mother set me and my brothers to working the fields. Father wasn’t going to feed us. He once thrashed our mother falsely believing that she stole a few copper. When I confessed that I took it to buy grain, he broke my eye socket. Filthy wretch! No one suspected when his death was ruled an accident, that my mother lost her mind and throttled him in his sleep. Bleeding Sod deserve to be tortured for what he put us through. Soon after, mother hung herself with guilt. Here I am, a man of forty and two brothers to attend to and raise. It had not been two winters when Phillip succumbed to disease. Randall took an apprenticeship under Corvan, a local blaksmith. He has done well for himself. Even wedded an attractive young lass, though fate deemed unfit for them to bear me any nieces or nephews.

At nearly sixty years, when other men died of old age, I was filled with youthful enterprise. I too joined into my sovereign’s service. It was only natural, right? It is here that I truly came to loather my father’s reputation. Near twenty years since his unfortunate demise and this lot still remembers him as if he had a pint with them the mere nights before. Every accomplishment I am to make is but a shadow of my father’s legacy. I excel at swordsmanship; “Aye, that’s his father in him.” they would say. But instead of soiling the family name, after all I have a brother to think about, I sought to succeed in a far greater capacity than my father ever thought to. He spent his fortune on booze and brothels. Rumors had it he even owned a one for a time. No, my legacy will soon rise above merely my father’s name. When His Grace commissioned a new unit with experimental weapons, I was among the first to volunteer. Muskets they are called, so naturally we were named Musketeers, Cavaliers in service to our sovereign’s desires. We are king’s men. Proud and fierce! Though, these weapons are flawed. As likely to kill their user as they are their target. I am but one of only a few that have been lucky enough to survive, though not unscarred. My right’s weapon misfired. BOOM! My face burned with shrapnel and when I looked over, the man was missing half of his body. Our proud order is now little more than pomp for parades. I am only one of few that still carry out duties on my liege’s behalf. We have been outlawed from his hand as our weapons are too dangerous to attend within his sight. I am now my sovereign’s outstretched hand. I am a weapon of fate. I am Xavier DeClie, Musketeer of the Lion!

That is until nearly a decade ago, when the ruling house of Brevoy vanished. To this day, no one knows what ill-fate has befallen them. Four years I spent search for the truth of what happened. Tales, myths and monster stories is all I found. I visited with the remaining houses, as King Surtova had a regent from each on his royal council. It was as if those men never existed. House Surtova quickly supplanted the Dragonscale Throne and placed one of their own upon its seat, Noleski Surtova. I bear no allegiance to this man, but if bending a knee helps maintain the peace and keep my true liege’s subjects safe, then I shall do so. I care not for the subtleties and schemes of the court, but I am not ignorant of their ways of deception. Battles of the court are won through tact and guile over brute force.

I have since resigned to hold some small role in the service of Mayor Ioseph Sellemius of Restov, though I am better suited for other adventures. The skills I acquired with my former master have drawn the eye of the Swordlords of Rostland. Rumors grow with each passing day. The precursors to war are drawing ever nearer, and my current liege, the Lord of Restov is risking a gambit. I have my orders and I shall obey his wishes. Dispatches have been sent some time ago and though I know not what type of men or women I am to serve with or the paths that have led them here, I eagerly await their arrival. Soon I shall have leave of this place, but to what end. My watch is about to begin and the Wilds pose an ever present danger. I stand vigilant in the face the unknown while the words of my sword master ring through my head. “Not today!”

Xavier met an untimely and unfortunate demise at the tentacles of a Shambling Mound in the Narlmarches. May he rest in pieces.

Xavier DeClie

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