Rival Explorer CR 17
Speed 30 ft.
Melee +2 sword of life stealing +19/+14/+9 (1d8+5/17–20)
Special Attacks bardic performance 43 rounds/day (swift action; countersong, dirge of doom, distraction, fascinate, frightening tune, inspire competence +5, inspire courage +4, inspire greatness, inspire heroics, mass suggestion, soothing performance, suggestion)
Bard Spells Known (CL 18th; concentration +23)
6th (3/day)—animate objects, find the path, greater shout (DC 21), sympathetic vibration
5th (5/day)—greater dispel magic, greater heroism, shadow evocation (DC 20), shadow walk (DC 20)
4th (6/day)—break enchantment (DC 19), cure critical wounds (DC 19), freedom of movement, shout (DC 19)
3rd (6/day)—charm monster (DC 18), gaseous form, haste (DC 18), phantom steed, remove curse, see invisibility
2nd (6/day)—alter self, cat’s grace, glitterdust (DC 17), silence (DC 17), suggestion (DC 17), tongues
1st (7/day)—alarm, animate rope, detect secret doors, expeditious retreat, grease, undetectable alignment
0th (at will)—dancing lights, detect magic, mage hand, mending, message, read magic
During Combat The bard casts haste on herself, and makes hit-and-run attacks.
Str 16, Dex 22, Con 12, Int 13, Wis 9, Cha 20
Base Atk +13; CMB +16; CMD 33
Feats Acrobatic Steps, Critical Focus, Dodge, Improved Critical (longsword), Mobility, Nimble Moves, Spring Attack, Staggering Critical, Weapon Focus (longsword)
Skills Acrobatics +12 (+16 when jumping), Bluff +10, Climb +10, Diplomacy +10, Disable Device +20, Escape Artist +18, Intimidate +7, Knowledge (arcane, dungeoneering, geography, history, local, nature, planes, religion) +14, Perception +20, Perform (dance) +20, Perform (oratory) +13, Perform (sing) +18, Perform (string) +25, Spellcraft +15, Stealth +22, Use Magic Device +20
Languages Common, Draconic, Orc
SQ bardic knowledge +9, jack-of-all-trades (use any skill, all skills are class skills), lore master 3/day, orc blood, versatile performance (act, dance, oratory, string, wind), weapon familiarity
Combat Gear scrolls of fireball (2), scroll of restoration restoration, scrolls of lightning bolt (2), scroll of remove curse, wand of cure moderate wounds (50 charges); Other Gear, +3 chain shirt, +2 sword of life stealing, belt of physical perfection +2, cloak of resistance +1, goggles of minute seeing, hat of disguise, headband of alluring charisma +4, necklace of adaptation, ring of protection +2, masterwork lute, masterwork thieves’ tools, 10 gp
Rival explorers compete against other adventurers, going after the same rewards.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game NPC Codex © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Alex Greenshields, Rob McCreary, Mark Moreland, Jason Nelson, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, and Russ Taylor.