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Tainted Explorer (CR 3)

Tainted Explorer CR 3

XP 800
Male assimilated human expert 2/ranger 2
NE Medium humanoid (human)
Init +1; Senses Perception +5

DEFENSE

AC 15, touch 11, flat-footed 14 (+4 armor, +1 Dex)
hp 30 (4 HD; 2d8+2d10+10)
Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +3

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee battleaxe +8 (1d8+6/x3 plus disease) or handaxe +7 (1d6+4/x3 plus disease) or dagger +7 (1d4+4/19–20 plus disease)
Ranged rifle +4 (1d10/x4)
Special Attacks combat style (two-handed weapon), favored enemy (humans +2)

STATISTICS

Str 18, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 12
Base Atk +3; CMB +7 (+9 sunder); CMD 18 (20 vs. sunder)
Feats Endurance, Improved Sunder, Power Attack, Pushing Assault, Weapon Focus (battleaxe)
Skills Acrobatics +5, Climb +8, Craft (drawing) +4, Intimidate +5, Knowledge (geography) +3, Knowledge (local) +3, Knowledge (nature) +5, Perception +5, Profession (woodcutter) +5, Stealth +6, Survival +7, Swim +7
Languages Common
SQ assimilated, track +1, wild empathy +3
Gear rifle with 5 metal cartridges; Other Gear masterwork chain shirt, dagger, battleaxe, handaxe, mindslave harness

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Assimilated (Su)

This explorer was once neutral good, but his alignment shifted to neutral evil due to the perfected version of the assimilation strain.

Contagious (Su)

As an infectious carrier of the assimilation strain, the explorer continues to expose those he touches or wounds in combat.

Assimilation Strain: Disease—contact; save Fort DC 14; onset 1 day; frequency 1/day; effect 1d4 Cha damage (cannot reduce below 1), if more than 2 Cha damage, target must make a DC 14 Will save or change alignment one step towards evil and gain the assimilated template; cure 2 consecutive saves.

Mindslave (Su)

The explorer’s mind is currently overtaken by a mindslave harness, which looks like a splotchy black tumor growing across the back of his neck. This makes him an unwilling but obedient thrall.

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