Barmaid (Human Commoner 2)

Barmaid CR 1/2

XP 200
Human commoner 2
N Medium humanoid
Init +1; Senses Perception +4


AC 11, touch 11, flat-footed 10 (+1 Dex)
hp 7 (2d6)
Fort +0, Ref +1, Will –1


Speed 30 ft.
Melee serving tray +1 (1d4) or frying pan +1 (1d6 plus 1 fire [if hot])
Ranged drinking glass +2 (1d4 plus dazzled 1 round [drink in eyes])


Str 10, Dex 12, Con 11, Int 10, Wis 9, Cha 13
Base Atk +1; CMB +1; CMD 12
Feats Catch Off-Guard, Throw Anything
Skills Perception +4, Perform (dance) +3, Profession (barmaid) +4, Profession (cook) +3, Sleight of Hand +2
Languages Common
Combat Gear antitoxin (2); Other Gear serving tray or frying pan, drinking glasses (2 to 4)
Boon A barmaid can get PCs a free round of drinks or whisper the local gossip (granting a +2 bonus on the PCs’ next Diplomacy check to gather information in that community).


Barmaids are serving wenches, dancing girls, and even harried cooks in inns and taverns throughout the cities and towns of the world. Although usually young, some barmaids are older goodwives working in the family business. A barmaid might also be used as a farmer’s, fisherman’s, or shopkeep’s wife, or any type of servant, whether in an inn or a noble’s manor. Changing a barmaid’s Profession skills can create any type of servant needed. Profession (courtesan) creates an inexperienced prostitute, or simply a serving girl who works in a brothel. While skilled in improvised weapons, changing a barmaid’s feats can create a servant with other useful skills. Alertness or Skill Focus (Perception) makes a barmaid good at overhearing conversations, while a barmaid working in a dangerous dive might carry a concealed dagger and have the Improved Unarmed Strike and Weapon Finesse feats.

A typical small tavern may have only a barkeep and a pair of barmaids (CR 4), while a large inn might have half a dozen barmaids serving the barkeep, with a street thug bouncer for protection (CR 6). A barmaid is often found in the company of a pair of farmers or shipmates (CR 2) or a noble scion (CR 3), or two barmaids might serve a pair of drunkards, street thugs, or vagabonds (CR 4).

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