Friday, May 27, 2011

N/PC Friday: Berrin, Captain of the Guard

Name: Captain Berrin
Race: Human
Class: None  Level: 0

Alignment: Lawful Evil
Age: 27    Gender: Male
Height/Weight: 5’6”/158 pounds
Hair/Eyes/Skin: Iron colored/Blue/Fair complexion
Distinguishing Feature: burn scar on lower left side of face. Missing left ear.

Ability Scores:
Strength: 12
Constitution: 8
Intelligence: 13
Wisdom: 11
Charisma: 10

Movement: 12

Savings Throws:
Poison, Paralyzation, & Death Magic: 16
Rods, Staves, & Wands: 18
Petrification & Polymorph: 17
Breath Weapon: 20
Spell: 19

Armor Class:7(Ring Mail)
Hit Points: 3
THAC0: 20

Damage:Long Sword(1d8/1d12)

Equipment: Badge of Office, Fully stocked home.

Languages: Common, Thieves' Cant, Reading/Writing

  Berrin is a third generation guardsman. The local thieves' guild befriended Berrin when he was in his teens. Berrin eventually tried to join the guild itself, when his father arrested the Guild leader's daughter. The guild attempted to use Berrin as a hostage, sending the guard his ear and subjecting him to torture. Berrin's father broke the law and released the girl, but the damage had already been done. His father was disgraced and removed from the Guard. Eventually Berrin managed to get promoted to the guard and began using his position to take vengeance upon the Thieves' guild that he blames for ruining his face and disgracing his father. His brutal tactics were effective, resulting in rapid advancement. Berrin then began using his position to set up his own criminal network, using the Guard as his personal brute squad, and using the law to remove competitors and others who cause him trouble.


  1. With a background like that, I totally see him as something one step above a common human. I just assume that people in positions of power like that are level 1 fighters or thieves, while the actual guardsmen are definitely level 0.

  2. PS: Found your blog via the RPGBA. Membership has its privileges.

  3. Dyson: I'm actually trying to steer clear of NPCs with class levels. The 2nd edition DMG states that they should be rarer than they actually appear in most of the modules. How many times do you see 9th+ lvl kings when the DMG says most are 0-level? To each their own though, and it would not take much to alter a 0 level character to a 1st+ lvl character.