Cruel Instructor (Human Bard 9)

Cruel Instructor CR 8

XP 4,800
Human Bard 9
LE Medium humanoid (human)
Init +1; Senses Perception +9


AC 12, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (+1 deflection, +1 Dex)
hp 44 (9d8)
Fort +3, Ref +7, Will +8; +4 vs. bardic performance, language-dependent, and sonic
Defensive Abilities misdirection


Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk club +6/+1 (1d6–1)
Special Attacks bardic performance 24 rounds/day (move action; countersong, dirge of doom, distraction, fascinate, inspire competence +3, inspire courage +2, inspire greatness, suggestion)
Bard Spells Known (CL 9th; concentration +13)


Before Combat The bard casts eagle’s splendor. He typically has misdirection in place during the day.

During Combat Weak in melee, the bard uses wands and scrolls from a distance.

Base Statistics

Without eagle’s splendor, the bard’s statistics are Bard Spells Known reduce spell DCs by 2; Cha 14; Skills Bluff +12, Intimidate +8, Perform (keyboard) +12, Perform (oratory) +19, Use Magic Device +16.


Str 8, Dex 12, Con 10, Int 14, Wis 14, Cha 18
Base Atk +6; CMB +5; CMD 17
Feats Arcane Strike, Catch Off-Guard, Scribe Scroll, Silent Spell, Skill Focus (Perform [oratory]), Still Spell
Skills Appraise +10, Bluff +14, Intimidate +10, Knowledge (arcana) +15, Knowledge (dungeoneering, engineering, geography, local, nature, nobility, religion) +10, Knowledge (history) +18, Knowledge (planes) +13, Linguistics +8, Perception +9, Perform (keyboard) +14, Perform (oratory) +21, Profession (educator) +6, Sense Motive +9, Spellcraft +14, Stealth +13, Use Magic Device +18
Languages Abyssal, Celestial, Common, Elven, Draconic, Dwarven
SQ bardic knowledge +4, lore master 1/day, versatile performance (keyboard, oratory)
Combat Gear potion of cure moderate wounds, potions of mage armor (2), scrolls of bestow curse (2), scrolls of command (4), scroll of fly, scroll of gust of wind, scrolls of lightning bolt (2), wand of scorching ray (50 charges); Other Gear masterwork club, ring of protection +1, 75 gp


Cruel instructors teach great knowledge, but in the most belittling manner.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game NPC Codex © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Alex Greenshields, Rob McCreary, Mark Moreland, Jason Nelson, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, and Russ Taylor.

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