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Stroke Lad


A handsome and wicked looking young man of sleight build with sharply pointed ears, small goat like horns jutting from their broad temples. They dress in fine silk robes and ermine lined cloaks and often bear a scepter or some other symbol of nobility.

Stroke Lad CR 6

XP 2,400
NE Medium fey
Init +8; Senses low-light vision; Perception +16

DEFENSE

AC 22, touch 14, flat-footed 18 (+4 Dex, +8 natural)
hp 57 (8d6+24)
Fort +5, Ref +10, Will +7
DR 10/cold iron; SR 17

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee slap +8 (1d6+3 plus 1d6 Dexterity drain)
Spell-like Abilities (CL 8th):

1/dayconfusion (DC 16), dancing lights, detect evil, detect good, detect thoughts (DC 14), dispel magic

TACTICS

Stroke lads are vicious in their disdain for mortals, especially humans, and even more particularly, mortals more attractive than themselves. They attack with their long fingers, attempting to wither the arms or legs of foes in order to make them lame, or better yet, to permanently disfiguring the faces of those more handsome than themselves.

Morale Cowards at heart, they surrender if threatened with death and attempt to negotiate their way out of danger to themselves. Of course they never keep to a bargain and should not be trusted.

STATISTICS

Str 14, Dex 18, Con 16, Int 15, Wis 12, Cha 15
Base Atk +4; CMB +6; CMD 20
Feats Alertness, Improved Feint, Improved Initiative, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +15, Bluff +17, Diplomacy +13, Escape Artist +15, Knowledge (local) +13, Perception +16, Sense Motive +14, Stealth +15; Racial Modifiers +4 Bluff, +2 Perception
Languages Aklo, Common

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary
Treasure standard

Stroke lads are a wicked race of fey who make their homes in abandoned manor houses and castles, where they have cursed the masters and chased them from their lands. Stroke lads are vicious in their disdain for mortals showing a special dislike for humans who are often held as serfs to work their newly acquired fiefdom.

Stroke lads exact their punishments on servants and enemies who displease them with a touch of their long fingers, withering arms and legs to make one lame, and permanently disfiguring faces of those deemed more handsome than themselves.

The slap of a stroke lad is like the kick of a mule. Cowards at heart, they surrender if threatened with death and attempt to negotiate their way out of danger to themselves. Of course they never keep to a bargain and should not be trusted.

Section 15: Copyright Notice – Tome of Horrors Complete

Stroke Lad from the Tome of Horrors Complete, Copyright 2011, Necromancer Games, Inc., published and distributed by Frog God Games; Author Scott Greene.