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Court Poet (CR 4)

Court Poet CR 4

XP 1,200
Human bard 5
LE Medium humanoid (human)
Init +0; Senses Perception +5

DEFENSE

AC 12, touch 11 [17 vs. rays], flat-footed 12 (+1 armor [+6 vs. rays], +1 deflection)
hp 31 (5d8+5)
Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +5; +4 vs. bardic performance, language-dependent, and sonic

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee dagger +2 (1d4–1/19–20)
Ranged mwk light revolver +4 (1d6/x4)
Special Attacks bardic performance 16 rounds/day (countersong, distraction, fascinate, inspire competence +2, inspire courage +2)
Bard Spells Known (CL 5th; concentration +9)

2nd (3/day)detect thoughts (DC 16), invisibility, misdirection
1st (5/day)alarm, charm person (DC 16), comprehend languages, undetectable alignment
0th (at will)detect magic, ghost sound (DC 14), light, mage hand, open/close, resistance

TACTICS

Before Combat The bard controls and confuses attackers with spells, leading combat by turning invisible and using detect thoughts to gain a better understanding of the enemy. She uses charm person to draw opponents to her side.

STATISTICS

Str 8, Dex 10, Con 12, Int 14, Wis 13, Cha 18
Base Atk +3; CMB +2; CMD 13
Feats Arcane Strike, Great Fortitude, Skill Focus (Bluff ), Spell Focus (enchantment)
Skills Bluff +15, Diplomacy +12, Knowledge (arcana) +10, Knowledge (history, local, nobility) +12, Knowledge (planes) +8, Knowledge (religion) +9, Perception +5, Perform (oratory) +12, Sense Motive +9, Spellcraft +10, Stealth +6
Languages Common, Dwarven, Elven
SQ bardic knowledge +2, lore master 1/day, versatile performance (oratory)
Combat Gear potions of cure light wounds (2), potion of eagle’s splendor; Other Gear dagger, masterwork light revolver with 12 metal cartridges, masterwork red scatterlight suit, ring of protection +1, 50 gp

Court poets swirl from influential person to influential person in noble courts, attempting to gain favor through stirring verse and manipulative deeds. They can secretly direct realms with their words. If used as spies or investigators, they might trade their revolver or scatterlight suit for a wand of see invisibility (CL 3, 10 charges) and a scroll of glitterdust (CL 3, DC 13).

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