Donovan Phillips Leitch

A plainly-dressed, bespectacled, middle-aged, slightly portly, half-elf with a gray beard.

Description:

Notes: See Donovan’s Spells


Hurdy Gurdy Man

Race: Kobold, male, age 34
Class: Bard 1st / Mage 1st
Kit: Loremaster
Religion: Mystra
Homeland: Moonsea City-States (Thentia/Phlan)
Experience: 5046
Next Level: 1250 / 2500
Max Level: 6th / unallowed

Stats:
Str 11, Stamina 14, Muscle 7
Dex 16, Aim 14, Balance 18
Con 12, Health 10, Fitness 13
Int 18, Reason 18, Knowledge 18
Wis 14, Intuition 13, Willpower 14
Cha 16, Leadership 17, Appearance 14

Hit Points: 3
Armor Class: 18 (Dex, Bracers of Defense)
Surprise: +2
NPC Reactions: +2


Thief Skills

  • Pick Pockets: 15%
  • Hear Noise: 20%
  • Climb Walls: 45%
  • Read Languages: 20% (roll twice vs. ancient languages, can identify glyphs/runes also)
  • Legend Lore: 5%

Non-weapon Proficiencies General, Priest, Rogue, Warrior, and Wizard

  • Modern Languages (Common) [B]: 18
  • Modern Languages (Elvish) [B]: 18
  • Modern Languages (Tharian) [B]: 18
  • Modern Languages (Cormanthan) [B]: 18
  • Ancient Languages (Auld Wyrm) [B]: 18
  • Reading/Writing (Common) [B]: 19
  • Reading/Writing (Espruar) [B]: 19
  • Reading/Writing (Thorass) [B]: 19
  • Ancient History [B]: 18
  • Etiquette [B]: 16
  • Heraldry [B]: 18
  • Navigation [B]: 16
  • Singing [B]: 16
  • Musical Instrument (hurdy gurdy) [B]: 15
  • Signature Spell (Sleep): NA
  • Local History [B]: 16
  • Thaumaturgy: 16
  • Arcanology: 15
  • Spellcraft: 16
  • Research: 18
  • Quick Tongue: 15
  • Folklore: 16
  • Somatic Concealment: 15
  • Looting: 16

Weapon Proficiencies: Hand Crossbow, Knife, Quarterstaff


Special Powers:


Kobold Traits:

  • Kobolds have infravision to a range of 60 feet.
  • Kobolds gain a +1 bonus on attack rolls vs. gnomes, due to their racial hatred for such creatures.
  • Traps set by a Kobold impose a -5% penalty per level of the Kobold to an opponent’s Find Traps roll. * The opponent’s chance to remove a trap once found is not penalized.
  • Unless kobold characters display special capabilities, intelligent and powerful opponents are likely to attack them last of all.
  • Bright light hurts kobold eyes, giving them a -1 penalty to their attack rolls when in direct sunlight.
  • Kobolds are small-sized. They cannot use Large-sized weapons and must wield Medium-sized weapons in two hands.
  • As small-sized creatures, kobolds have 2/3 the carrying capacity of a human of equal strength.
  • What a kobold finds attractive or appealing is generally backwards from that of other races. A Kobold’s NPC reaction modifier (based on his Appearance score) is reversed when dealing with non-Kobolds (i.e. a kobold with high Appearance has a penalty on NPC reactions, a kobold with low Appearance has a bonus). Against other kobolds, his Charisma modifiers work normally.

Penalties:

  • Thieves gain +10% chance to pick my pockets.
  • -2 reactions vs. Zhents, Mulmans, and Hillsfarrans.

Spellcasting

Wizard Spells: Caster level 2nd

  • 1st level: 2, plus 1 Abjuration, plus 1 Sleep
  • Paths of Magic: The Apprentice’s Path, Road of Soul’s Release, Road of Pentacles, Road of True Names, Path of Hands
  • Spellbook: Detho’s Delerium, Ray of Fatigue, Sleep, Find Familiar, Protection from Evil, Cantrip, Detect Magic, Read Magic, Gauntlet, Magic Fist
  • Special: 1 extra Abjuration spell per spell level, bonus Sleep, Cast sleep at +2 caster level

Bard Spells: Caster level 2nd

  • 1st level: 1, plus 1 Abjuration, plus 1 Sleep
  • Paths of Magic: The Sage’s Path, The Councilor’s Path, Road of Cups, Road of Dreams
  • Spellbook: Sleep, Protection from Evil, Protection from Vermin, Detect Untruth, Friends, Message, Identify, Know Faction, Know History, Know School
  • Special: 1 extra Abjuration spell per spell level, bonus Sleep, Cast sleep at +2 caster level

Equipment:

  • Fine Quality Stiletto (+1 att, dmg, spd)
  • Mace’s Talon
  • Quarterstaff
  • Backpack
  • 10 lead pencils
  • Mage Spellbook (100 pgs, 65 empty)
  • Bard Spellbook (100 pgs, 65 empty)
  • Donovan’s Journal
  • Hurdy Gurdy
  • Bandages (50 yards)
  • Woolen Blanket
  • Sleeping Bag
  • 2 Mess Kits
  • Fog-cutter Lantern
  • 2 flasks Glada Oil
  • Apartment Key
  • Crowbar
  • Set of Metal Files
  • Hacksaw (w/ spare blade)
  • Flint & Steel
  • Rod of Health (must make a use item check)
  • Collection of Scrolls:
    • Divining Rod
    • Staffspell
    • Adhesion
    • Hand Tentacles
    • Protection from Amorphs
    • Run
    • Seduction II
    • Exterminate
    • Choke
    • Whip of Pain
    • Persona of Death
  • Bracelets of Defense +4
  • Soft Boots w/ Boot Sheath
  • Spectacles
  • Tunic and Breeches
  • Vest
  • Wilderness Harness
  • Earblades
  • Belt Pouch
  • Spell Components

Treasure/Cash:

  • 2 Freshwater Pearls (750gp value — for use in Identify spells)
  • 2 Opals (2100gp value)
  • 10pp, 22gp, 16ep, 189sp, 419cp
Bio:

A regular on the voyages to and from Phlan, Donovan is a herald hired by the council to recruit adventurers. In addition to his droning tenor and mad hurdy-gurdy skills, he is a scholar of all-things mystical, thaumaturgical, and arcanological. Depite his musical and oratorical talents, he tends to dress and speak plainly, mixing well with common folk. After several voyages, and a few rounds of bilking passengers out of their traveling money, Donovan is ready to bail on Valkur’s Wake and take some extended shoreleave.

Thrown like a star in my vast sleep
I open my eyes to take a peep
To find that I was by the sea
Gazing with tranquillity.
’Twas then when the Hurdy Gurdy Man
Came singing songs of love,
Then when the Hurdy Gurdy Man
Came singing songs of love.
Hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, gurdy he sang.

Histories of ages past
Unenlightened shadows cast
Down through all eternity
The crying of humanity.
’Tis then when the Hurdy Gurdy Man
Comes singing songs of love,
Then when the Hurdy Gurdy Man
Comes singing songs of love.
Hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, gurdy he sang.
Here comes the roly poly man and he’s singing songs of love,
Roly poly, roly poly, roly poly, poly he sang.
Hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, gurdy he sang,

Donovan Phillips Leitch

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