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Ujaheim Rider

Ujaheim Rider CR 4

XP 1,200
Orc fighter 5
CE Medium humanoid (orc)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +3

DEFENSE

AC 17, touch 13, flat-footed 14 (+4 armor, +3 Dex)
hp 42 (5d10+10)
Fort +8, Ref +5, Will +O ( +1 vs. fear)
Defensive Abilities bravery +1, ferocity
Weaknesses light sensitivity

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee shortspear +8 (1d6+4)
Ranged composite longbow +9 (1d8+4/x3)
Special Attacks weapon training (bows +1)

STATISTICS

Str 17, Dex 16, Con 12, Int 12, Wis 6, Cha 8
Base Atk +S; CMB +8; CMD 21
Feats Great Fortitude, Mounted Archery, Mounted Combat, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Weapon Focus (composite longbow)
Skills Intimidate +7, Perception +3, Ride +11
Languages Common, Orc
SQ armor training 1, weapon familiarity, ujaheim master
Combat Gear +1 humanbane arrows (2), potion of cure moderate wounds; Other Gear mwk hide armor, composite longbow (+3 Str) with 20 arrows, shortspear, cloak of resistance +1, 127 gp

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Ujaheim Master (Ex)

An ujaheim rider reduces the penalty when using a ranged weapon while mounted on an ujaheim by 2, to a minimum of 0 while the ujaheim is taking a double move and a minimum of -2 while the ujaheim is running.

Among the great orcs tribes, the grachukk are notable for their great skill as hunters. Their natural perceptive abilities, such as their heightened sense of smell, allow them to track and hunt their quarries with unmatched skill. To aid them in their hunts, grachukk take on various beasts as mounts, most notably the ujaheim. The grachukk have learned to tame these fearsome beasts and make use of their powerful abilities in their hunts. These ujaheim riders are among the most skilled of all grachukk hunters, using their bond with their ujaheim to chase quarries over long distances. The ujaheim riders’ skill at riding these beasts is also exceptional, as they are able to keep themselves in the saddle while the ujaheim are in motion. Ujaheim tend to bound, moving with great strides or severe motions as they chase their prey, making the ujaheim riders’ skill at riding all the more impressive. These riders are even capable of keeping in the saddle while their ujaheim mounts stalk from a cliff face: an ujaheim can remain completely vertical as it descends a cliff to ambush a target, and its rider is unfazed by this movement.

Once engaged in a hunt, ujaheim riders are relentless. They use their mounts to circle around targets, firing their bows to weaken their quarry. If the target proves particularly resilient, the riders close in and use spears and blades to complete their hunt. Most grachukk see their ujaheim as another tool for the hunt; if an ujaheim is lost in a hunt, its rider simply seeks a new one to tame.

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