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Tobias Half-Dwarven

by Trampas Whiteman

Male Half-Dwarf Ranger 2/Mystic of Protection 2
Strength14 Fortitude+7 Armor Class13
Dexterity13 Reflex+4 Flat-footed AC12
Constitution13 Will+8 Touch AC11
Intelligence10 AlignmentLG Base Attack+4
Wisdom16 Speed30 Melee Attack+6
Charisma12 Initiative+1 Ranged Attack+5
Hit Points30 SizeMedium


Darkvision 60 ft., weapon familiarity (dwarven weapons), stability (+2 bonus on ability checks made to resist being bull rushed or tripped when standing firmly on the ground), +1 save vs. poison, +1 save vs. spells and spell-like effects; favored enemy (dragons) +2, wild empathy +3.


Appraise +3, Concentration +2, Craft (carpentry) +4, Diplomacy +2, Heal +10, Hide +2, Jump +3, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +1, Knowledge (geography) +1, Knowledge (nature) +2, Knowledge (religion) +2, Listen +4, Move Silently +2, Profession (lumberjack) +2, Ride +2, Search +1, Spellcraft +2, Spot +4, Survival +6, Swim +3, Use Rope +2.


Iron Will, Track, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Focus (dwarven urgosh)


Common, Dwarven


Domain: Protection.
Mystic Spells Known (spell save DC 13 + spell level).
0 (6) – Cure Minor Wounds, Guidance, Light, Resistance, Virtue.
1st (5) – Cure Light Wounds, Sanctuary, Shield of Faith.


+3/+3 melee (1d8/1d6, x3 - Dwarven Urgosh)


Backpack with waterskin, one day's trail rations, bedroll, sack, flint and steel, three torches, 50 ft. rope, leather armor.


8 Stl.


Tobias has the look and build of one who has been a lumberjack for many years. Though shorter than most humans, he is taller than most dwarves. He is fairly stocky, though not quite as stocky as his dwarf kin. Though he is shy of 5' tall by a fraction of an inch, he vehemently says he stands 5' tall (without shoes!).

Tobias is very down-to-earth. He takes his duties as a Citadel Guardian very seriously, and seeks to correct what he perceives to be his past mistakes. He would gladly give his life so that another may live.


Tobias grew up in the Neidar village of Hillhome, home to his great-uncle Flint Fireforge. Tobias is the son of Obsidian Fireforge (Flint's niece) and Ian Chandler, a human cleric who sought to teach the word of Mishakal to the people of Hillhome after the War of the Lance. The two had fallen in love, and the result of that union was Tobias.

Tobias always felt that his father wanted him to be a cleric, but the young half-dwarf seemed to lack the rudimentary faith needed to be a cleric of Mishakal. Instead, he took more after his mother, showing an affinity towards carpentry. Tobias grew up in the carpentry shop his mother and aunt ran, working as a lumberjack to provide the raw materials they needed. Tobias grew to know and love the woods, and would often spend time there just for reflection.

One day, Tobias cut down a tree, but it fell in a different direction than he planned, pinning his friend Amos, who worked with Tobias as a fellow lumberjack. Tobias had seen many accidents in his time, but this was the first time that he was the cause of it. He thought his friend Amos was nearly dead. With his fellow lumberjacks, he moved the log off of his friend. Tobias was in tears, and laid his head and hands on his friend's near-lifeless form. He felt a warm energy inside that spread through his hands and into the body of his friend. Moments later, Amos gasped for breath. Tobias had saved his life.

Tobias explained what happened to his now-elderly father. Ian told his son that he had a great gift, the power of mysticism. This power came from one's inner spirit, and it was Tobias' strength and convictions that enabled him to tap into this power. Though Ian had never mastered mysticism, he kept in contact with the former church of Mishakal. He convinced his son to go to the Citadel of Light to learn the Power of the Heart from his mother's cousin, Jasper Fireforge.

Tobias had not been at the Citadel of Light long when Jasper died. He blamed himself for not being there to help Jasper, though in reality there was nothing he could have done had he been at the battle. Tobias stalled on his mystic studies. Goldmoon recognized the pain in his heart and suggested working as a Citadel Guardian as a means to heal. Tobias took a liking to the job, demanding perfection within himself. He would never let anyone he cared about die again.

Eventually, the great dragon overlord Beryl attacked the Citadel of Light, killing many of the mystics. One such mystic was his beloved Rose, a mystic he loved deeply. It was with her death that Tobias developed a great hatred of dragons.

Feeling shamed for his failures, Tobias has set out into the world to prove to himself that he is worthy of being a Citadel Guardian. Maybe someday, Tobias will find it within his heart to forgive himself. Until then, he wanders.

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