Presenting the samurai bodyguard. He delights in pushing the peasantry around, roughing up his masters enemies and otherwise bullying anyone who stands in his way.
CR 3 XP 800
Human Warrior 5, CN Medium Humanoid
Init +0; Senses perception -1
AC 18, touch 10, flat-footed 18 (+8 armour, +0 Dex)
Fort +5, Ref +1, Will +0
Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk nodachi +10 (1d10+3 /18–20 ×2)
mwk wakizashi +9 (1d6+3 /18-20 x2)
Ranged short bow +5 (1d6 / x3)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5ft.
Str 16 (+3), Dex 11 (+0), Con 12 (+1), Int 9 (-1), Wis 8 (-1), Cha 10 (+0)
Base Attack +5; CMB +8; CMD 18
Feats Intimidating Prowess, Skill Focus (Intimidate) , Weapon Focus (nodachi), Dazzling Display.
Skills Climb +3 (+0 in armour), Intimidate +14, Ride +8 (+2 in armour)
Combat Gear master work Nodachi, master work wakizashi, dagger, short bow, 20 arrows and master work agile half-plate.
Other Gear Leather belt case containing (2x antitoxin, 2x meditation tea, 2x smelling salts, 2x soothe syrup, 3x vermin repellent) and light combat trained horse with riding kit. 72 gold.
Tactics Pairs of bodyguards use their Dazzling Display to demoralize foes, then focus their attention on the nearest threat; who they cut down without mercy.
These heartless oafs love nothing more than pushing around peasants at their lord’s command. They carry huge swords both as a sign of strength and as an effective means of crowd control.
This is the second of three NPC previews from my upcoming Pathfinder adventure, Where Heroes Stand. Check out the target of the bullying samurai bodyguard, the humble mountain villager, from last week. For more NPC goodness check out my recently released NPC Strategy Cards on DriveThruRPG or Paizo.com.