Pirate Officer (Half-elf Bard 4)

Armed with a rapier and wearing leather armor, this half-elf possesses an amiable demeanor and a lute at her side.

Pirate Officer CR 3

XP 800
Half-elf bard 4
CN Medium humanoid (elf, human)
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8


AC 17, touch 13, flat-footed 14 (+4 armor, +3 Dex)
hp 25 (4d8+4)
Fort +2, Ref +7, Will +3; +2 vs. enchantments, +4 vs. bardic performance, language-dependent, and sonic


Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk rapier +7 (1d6/18–20)
Ranged dagger +6 (1d4/19–20)
Special Attacks bardic performance 13 rounds/day (countersong, distraction, fascinate, inspire competence +2, inspire courage +1)
Bard Spells Known (CL 4th; concentration +7)

2nd (2/day)enthrall (DC 15), rage (DC 15)
1st (4/day)charm person (DC 14), comprehend languages, hypnotism (DC 14), summon monster I
0th (at will)daze (DC 13), detect magic, know direction, message, read magic, resistance


Str 10, Dex 16, Con 12, Int 13, Wis 8, Cha 16
Base Atk +3; CMB +6; CMD 16
Feats Agile Maneuvers, Skill Focus (Perform [string])B, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +10, Bluff +10, Diplomacy +10, Perception +8, Perform (string) +13, Profession (sailor) +6, Sense Motive +6, Use Magic Device +10; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception
Languages Aquan, Common, Elven
SQ bardic knowledge +2, elf blood, versatile performance (string)


Environment any oceans or coastlines
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure NPC gear (+1 studded leather, masterwork rapier, dagger, potion of cure moderate wounds, potion of invisibility, lute, other treasure)

Officers are the captain’s most trusted mates, individuals who see to it that their leader’s orders are obeyed and ensure the ship’s safety and autonomy. Many officers are either bards or fighters, though any seasoned buccaneer who gains the captain’s trust may take on such a role. Dealing directly with grievances, identifying troublemakers, meting out punishments, and advising the captain are all part of a pirate officer’s daily duties.

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Isles of the Shackles © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Mike Shel.

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