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Machine Slayer (Human Ranger 9)

Battered scraps of metal hang from this battle-scarred archer’s necklace, trophies of many kills.

Machine Slayer CR 8

XP 4,800
Human ranger 9
CN Medium humanoid (human)
Init +4; Senses Perception +13

DEFENSE

AC 19, touch 14, flat-footed 15 (+5 armor, +4 Dex)
hp 79 (9d10+25)
Fort +9, Ref +11, Will +5
Defensive Abilities evasion

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee adamantine warhammer +12/+7 (1d8+2/.3)
Ranged mwk composite longbow +15/+10 (1d8+2/.3)
Special Attacks combat style (archery), favored enemy (animals +2, constructs +4)
Ranger Spells Prepared (CL 6th; concentration +7)

2ndbarkskin 1st—abundant ammunition, longstrider, resist energy

STATISTICS

Str 14, Dex 18, Con 14, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +9; CMB +11; CMD 25
Feats Deadly Aim, Diehard, Endurance, Improved Precise Shot, Point-Blank Shot, Power Attack, Precise Shot, Rapid Shot, Weapon Focus (longbow)
Skills Heal +12, Knowledge (geography) +8, Knowledge (nature) +8, Perception +13, Sense Motive +10, Stealth +15, Survival +13
Languages Common, +1 additional
SQ favored terrain (mountain +2, plains +4), hunter’s bond (companions), swift tracker, track +4, wild empathy +9, woodland stride

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Arc Grenade (Ex)

An arc grenade is a splash weapon with a range increment of 20 feet, generally thrown at a grid intersection rather than a creature. When armed and thrown, it detonates at the beginning of the machine slayer’s next turn. The explosion deals 5d6 points of electricity damage to all targets within a 20-foot-radius spread (Reflex DC 15 half).

An arc grenade weighs 1 pound and is worth 750 gp.

ECOLOGY

Environment cold hills or plains
Organization solitary
Treasure NPC gear (+1 adamantine construct bane arrows [10], adamantine arrows [10], scroll of cat’s grace, scroll of cure moderate wounds, arc grenade, +1 chain shirt, adamantine warhammer, dagger, mwk composite longbow with 20 arrows, cloak of resistance +1, animal fetish [divine focus], spell component pouch, 29 gp)

To feed his tribe, he learned to hunt. To keep them safe, he learned to hunt machines. This ranger learned the secrets of fighting the metal monstrosities from the greatest hunters of his tribe, and now he has surpassed and outlived them all. He leads his fellow warriors in battle against the robots, fighting with warhammer and arrowheads crafted from skymetal claimed from his foes’ remains.

Of late, rumors have reached the tribe of machines crafted into human form, sent to infiltrate the surviving free tribes and destroy them from within. The machine slayer keeps a close eye on strangers, any of whom might be machines pretending to be humans. Odd behavior risks a deadly response. He would rather mistakenly kill a stranger than risk the lives of his kinfolk.

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Numeria, Land of Fallen Stars © 2014, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Jim Groves and Russ Taylor.