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Gladiator Champion (CR 9)

Gladiator Champion CR 9

XP 6,400
Human warrior 10/gunslinger 1
NE Medium humanoid (human)
Init +3; Senses Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 21, touch 15, flat-footed 17 (+5 armor, +1 deflection, +3 Dex, +1 dodge, +1 shield)
hp 82 (11d10+22)
Fort +10, Ref +9, Will +3

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk short sword +14/+9 or 2 masterwork short swords +12/+12/+9/+9 (1d6+2 [+1 with off hand]/19-20) or sap +13 (1d6+2 nonlethal)
Ranged mwk revolver +16/+11/+6 or 2 masterwork revolvers +14/+14/+9/+9/+4 (1d8+3/x4)

TACTICS

Before Combat In a gladiator match, the warrior fights with dramatic showmanship, performing unnecessary acrobatic maneuvers, intimidating foes with flashy weapons displays (using Dazzling Display), and otherwise prolonging the fight.

Depending on the style and theme of the match, he may exchange his swords for other weapons but always insists on fine quality steel. He is willing to engage in nonlethal combat, but typically is out for blood and triumph. Outside the arena, he is quick and brutal with his attacks, wasting no time before killing his opponent so he is out of danger as soon as possible.

STATISTICS

Str 14, Dex 16, Con 10, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 11
Base Atk +11; CMB +13; CMD 28
Feats Dazzling Display, Deadly Aim, Dodge, Toughness, Two-Weapon Defense, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Focus (revolver)
Skills Acrobatics +15, Intimidate +11, Perception +8, Sense Motive +9
SQ deeds (deadeye, gunslinger’s dodge, quick clear), grit (1)
Languages Common
Combat Gear oil of magic weapon (2), potion of cure moderate wounds; Other Gear +1 armored longcoat, 2 masterwork short swords, sap, belt of giant strength +2, ring of protection +1, +1 cloak of resistance

The gladiator champion rose up from hopeless slavery to great fame, winning match after match with luck, skill, and the approval of the crowd. He has defeated single opponents and dozens of warriors at once, as well as strange beasts from every world. Now at the top of his game, the champion fights every public battle as if a grand audience were watching.

Though he may be a slave, he has thousands of fans, and his owner (or patron, if he is free) is careful to not put him in matches where he will likely be slain. The gladiator champion lives for the fighting, the glory, the wet heat of his opponent’s blood, and the noise of the joyous crowd.

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