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Technologist’s Hireling (Human Rogue 4)

This woman’s once-fine garments are tattered and stained with unnatural fluids, but her protective gear is carefully maintained.

Technologist’s Hireling CR 3

XP 800
Human rogue 4
CN Medium humanoid (human)
Init +4; Senses Perception +8

DEFENSE

AC 18, touch 14, flat-footed 14 (+3 armor, +4 Dex, +1 shield)
hp 25 (4d8+4)
Fort +5, Ref +9, Will +1
Defensive Abilities evasion, trap sense +1, uncanny dodge

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee dagger +4 (1d4+1/19–20)
Ranged dagger +7 (1d4+1/19–20)
Special Attacks sneak attack +2d6

STATISTICS

Str 13, Dex 18, Con 12, Int 14, Wis 8, Cha 10
Base Atk +3; CMB +4; CMD 18
Feats Alertness, Deft Hands, Great Fortitude
Skills Acrobatics +11, Appraise +7, Bluff +7, Climb +8, Disable Device +15 (+14 vs. electronic devices), Escape Artist +11, Knowledge (engineering) +6, Knowledge (local) +6, Perception +8, Sense Motive +8, Sleight of Hand +13, Stealth +11, Survival +3, Swim +5
Languages Common, Giant, Orc, +1 additional
SQ implanted tracker chip, rogue talents (ledge walker, trap spotter), trapfinding +2

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Black E-Pick (Ex)

This electronic lockpick allows the user to attempt Disable Device checks against electronic devices and grants its user a +1 competence bonus on the check.

Thieves’ tools do not apply to Disable Device checks against electronic devices. An e-pick has 10 charges; using the e-pick as part of a Disable Device check consumes one charge. An e-pick weighs 1 pound and is worth 100 gp.

Implanted Tracker Chip (Ex)

This chip allows its carrier to be tracked remotely with a chipfinder. Finding evidence of it requires a full-round search of the carrier and a successful DC 30 Perception check. Extracting the chip requires a slashing weapon and deals 1 point of damage to the carrier.

ECOLOGY

Environment ruins
Organization solitary
Treasure NPC gear (potions of cure light wounds [2], potion of delay poison, acid [2], alchemist’s fire, antitoxin, smokesticks [2], mwk studded leather, mwk buckler, dagger, cloak of resistance +1, backpack, black e-pick, climber’s kit, crowbar, everburning torch, grappling hook, magnifying glass, masterwork thieves’ tools, signal whistle, silk rope [100 ft.], sunrod [2], tindertwig [4], waterskin)

Experience often leaves technologists reluctant to risk their own lives in exploration. Rather, when they gain access to a new trove of lost technology, they sometimes rely on hirelings and specialized slaves. Also called canaries, metal rats, and silver divers, these delvers are valued for their skill but still seen as expendable. While most hire on voluntarily, offering their services in exchange for coin and adventure, some are adventurers who were caught trespassing in the technologist’s domain, and now pay for their continued existence with this risky form of servitude.

Technologists secretly implant tracking devices in metal rats to prevent them from escaping with technological secrets, attributing the scar to injections given to protect against exotic plagues and poisons.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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