Minstrel (CR 5)

Minstrel CR 5

XP 1,600
Human bard 6
N Medium humanoid
Init +2; Senses Perception +8


AC 17, touch 12, flat-footed 15 (+4 armor, +2 Dex, +1 shield)
hp 30 (6d8+3)
Fort +2, Ref +7, Will +4; +4 vs. bardic performance, language–dependent, and sonic


Speed 30 ft.
Melee rapier +5 (1d6+1/18–20)
Ranged +1 hive pistol +7 (1d8+1/x4)
Special Attacks bardic performance 24 rounds/day (countersong, distraction, fascinate [DC 17], inspire competence +2, inspire courage +2, suggestion [DC 17])
Bard Spells Known (CL 6th; concentration +10)

2nd (4/day)calm emotions, enthrall (DC 16), sound burst (DC 16), tongues
1st (5/day)charm person (DC 15), cure light wounds, expeditious retreat, grease (DC 15)
0 (at will)ghost sound (DC 14), light, lullaby, mage hand, resistance, summon instrument


Str 12, Dex 14, Con 10, Int 13, Wis 8, Cha 18
Base Atk +4; CMB +5; CMD 17
Feats Extra Performance, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Skill Focus (Perform [String])
Skills Acrobatics +11, Bluff +18, Diplomacy +18, Knowledge (nobility) +9, Linguistics +5, Perception +8, Perform (oratory) +13, Perform (sing) +13, Perform (string) +18, Sense Motive +13, Sleight of Hand +12, Spellcraft +10, Stealth +11
Languages Common, Dwarven, Elven
SQ bardic knowledge +3, lore master 1/day, versatile performance (oratory, string)
Combat Gear scrolls of cure light wounds (2), disguise self (2), remove fear (2), pyrotechnics; Other Gear masterwork armored coat, masterwork buckler, +1 hive pistol with 14 metal cartridges, rapier, masterwork guitar.

Boon A minstrel can write and publish a song or story lauding the PCs and their accomplishments, granting them a +2 circumstance bonus on Diplomacy checks for 1 week.

A minstrel is a professional entertainer, an accomplished performer used to playing at festivals and lordly tables.

He is a versatile performer but specializes in song, story, and especially the playing of the guitar, bass, and other stringed instruments.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Alien Codex © 2018, Legendary Games; Lead Designer: Jason Nelson. Authors: Anthony Adam, Kate Baker, John Bennet, Eytan Bernstein, Robert Brookes, Russ Brown, Duan Byrd, Paris Crenshaw, Jeff Dahl, Robyn Fields, Joel Flank, Matt Goodall, Robert J. Grady, Jim Groves, Steven T. Helt, Thurston Hillman, Tim Hitchcock, Nick Hite, Daniel Hunt, Mike Kimmel Marshall, Isabelle Lee, Jeff Lee, Lyz Liddell, Jason Nelson, Richard Pett, Tom Phillips, Jeff Provine, Alistair J. Rigg, Alex Riggs, Wendall Roy, Mike Shel, Neil Spicer, Todd Stewart, Russ Taylor, Rachel Ventura, Mike Welham, George Loki Williams, Scott Young.

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