A halfling farmer who just wants to live a simple life and seems fated not to.
Halfling Rogue, level 6
Rogue Tactics: Artful Dodger
Lost in the Crowd
Skill Focus: Perception
Weapon Expertise: Light Blade
|Piercing Strike||Standard||Dex vs Reflex||melee or range weapon||1W+Dex|
|Deft Strike||Standard||Dex vs AC||melee or range weapon||1W+Dex||Move 2 before attack|
|Dazing Strike||Standard||Dex vs AC||melee weapon||1W+Dex||Target is dazed|
|Second Chance||Imm. Int.||personal|
|Blinding Barrage||Standard||Dex vs AC||close blast 3||2W+Dex||Target is blinded|
|Adaptable Flanker||Minor||personal||Gain combat advantage when an ally is near|
|Positioning Strike||Standard||Dex vs AC||melee weapon||1W+Dex||Slide the target|
|Trick Strike||Standard||Dex vs AC||melee weapon||2W+Dex||Slide the target every turn|
Leather Armor of Resistance (Necrotic) +1
Dagger, Subtle +1
Shuriken, Distance +2
Iron Armbands of Power
Burglar’s Gloves +1
Elven Cloak +2
2 healing potions
fire beetle potion
Adalbert was a farmer at the eastern edge of the Titan Range all his life, until the goblins came. The goblin army had been raiding his village for years in their campaign against Ruun. Adalbert helped organize his family and friends into a militia to protect the small halfling village, but once Ruun fell and the goblins regrouped, they razed the village for the halflings’ defiance. Unable to save his loved ones, Adalbert fled, barely evading capture and death. He slowly made his way north, hiding from the goblins and sneaking into their camps to steal food for himself, most of which had ironically been stolen from those the goblins had conquered. Now that Adalbert has reached free lands, he has been searching for a way to free his family and his land from the goblins, daunting though this task may be.
Adalbert doesn’t see himself as a rogue; in his mind, he’s a farmer doing everything he can to win back his farm and free his family. Now that his farm is firmly in goblin territory, he realizes accomplishing this goal will require more than just keeping a good stockpile of slingstones by the barn to fend off goblin stragglers. His natural agility made him an ideal scout for his village’s newly formed militia and quickly helped him become a crackshot slinger. After his village was destroyed, Adalbert was constantly hiding from goblin patrols, honing his stealth skills. He often had to steal and kill to acquire food from goblin camps, perfecting his thievery and sneak attack abilities.
Now that Adalbert is out of immediate danger, he has to find his way in the lands of the Big Folk, yet part of him remains behind with his village and family. Will he ever find his relatives or lost love, Wisteria? Will he ever return to his farm? Though his halfling resourcefulness and luck may lead him on a circuitous path, he hopes it will eventually take him home.