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Cutthroat Lawyer (CR 7)

Cutthroat Lawyer CR 7

XP 3,200
Half-elf expert 9
N Medium humanoid (elf, human)
Init –1; Senses low-light vision; Perception +12

DEFENSE

AC 9, touch 9, flat-footed 9 (–1 Dex)
hp 40 (9d8)
Fort +3, Ref +2, Will +9; +2 vs. enchantments

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk rapier +6/+1 (1d6–1/18–20)
Ranged mwk military pistol +6/+1 (1d8/x4)

TACTICS

Before Combat The expert fights defensively with her rapier and attempts to persuade her opponents that it is in their best interest to stop fighting and let her escape.

STATISTICS

Str 9, Dex 8, Con 10, Int 12, Wis 12, Cha 16
Base Atk +6; CMB +5; CMD 14
Feats Alertness, Iron Will, Martial Weapon Proficiency (rapier), Persuasive, Skill Focus (Bluff, Diplomacy)
Skills Bluff +21, Diplomacy +23, Intimidate +20, Knowledge (history) +8, Knowledge (local, nobility) +9, Linguistics +6, Perception +12, Profession (barrister) +13, Sense Motive +15, Spellcraft +8
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Dwarven, Elven, Gnome, Halfling, Infernal
SQ elf blood
Combat Gear potion of cure moderate wounds, potion of heroism; Other Gear masterwork rapier, masterwork military pistol, circlet of persuasion, elixir of truth, antitoxin, courtier’s outfit, light horses (2), carriage, 350 gp

A cutthroat lawyer is a master of loopholes, doublespeak, intimidation, and litigation. She prides herself on doing whatever it takes—within the law—to win her case. The lawyer has a network of contacts, observers, and expert witnesses ready to help investigate, often including less skilled lawyers (use the successful merchant stat block) hoping to gain some prestige by association, as well as investigator wizards and sometimes informants from the wrong side of the law, such as dealers, prostitutes, con artists, and street thugs.

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