[Pathfinder] Galen Jaleel

Mark decided to start running a pbem playtest of Paizo’s new Pathfinder RPG, and here’s my character. We are playing through the Curse of the Crimson Throne adventure path.


Male human wizard 1 (CR 1)
CG Medium humanoid
Init +2; Senses Perception +0
Languages Common, Draconic (+2 languages I will declare as we go on.)

AC 12, touch 12, flat-footed 10 (+2 Dex)
hp 15 (1 HD = d6 + 6(flat) + 2(Con) +1(favored class))
Fort +2 Ref +2 Will +2

Spd 30 ft.
Melee starknife +0 (1d4+1); unarmed strike +0 (1d3)
Ranged starknife +2 (1d4+1)
Base Atk +0; CMB +0
Atk Options Arcane Strike
Combat Gear

Abilities Str 11 (+0), Dex 14 (+2), Con 14 (+2), Int 17 (+3), Wis 10 (+0), Cha 9 (-1)
SQ School powers (Universal), spells
Feats Arcane Strike, Scribe Scroll (b), Spell Mastery (expeditious retreat, magic missile, summon monster I)
Skills Knowledge (arcana) (Int) +7, Knowledge (local) (Int) +7, Linguistics (Int) +7, Spellcraft (Int) +7, Stealth (Dex) +6
Possessions Starknife, signet ring, dagger, backpack (spellbook, rations x3, waterskin, spell components)

Wizard Spells Known/>Prepared< (CL 1)

  • Cantrips (DC 13): 3/day – >acid splash<, >daze<, >detect magic<
  • 1st level (DC 14): 2/day – enlarge, expeditious retreat, feather fall, magic missile, >obscuring mist<, >summon monster I<

Class Abilities Arcane bond (signet ring); School (Universal)
School Powers

Racial Abilities Ability boost: +2 to Int; Bonus feat: Spell Mastery (expeditious retreat, magic missile, summon monster I); Skilled: Stealth; Weapon Training: Starknife; Favored Class: Wizard


Galen was born in Korvosa 20 years ago, though he has never known who his parents were. He was left at the doorstep of an old alchemist, Dosan, wrapped in blankets, a signet ring embossed with a stylized owl and a starknife the only clues to his past. Doasn took him in and had his housekeeper take care of the thing. At 5, Galen’s benefactor died in a laboratory accident, and he was left in the charge of the new alchemist, a dour (and sometimes downright wicked) man named Barthes. For the next 10 years Galen’s life was little more than forced slavery; Barthes did not care at all for the boy, and only did what was absolutely necessary to keep him in fit shape and able to help in the lab.

At 15, Galen was enrolled in the Anomanexus College, much to his surprise, and put under the tutelage of Master Jaleel, an old friend of Dosan, who had seen the boy a couple of times in his life. Galen turned out to be an excellent apprentice wizard, much to Barthes’ chagrin. Three years later, Galen arrived home to find Barthes and Jaleel arguing about something in the basement laboratory; the only words Galen could pick out were his name, Dosan, treasure, monster and Gaedren Lamm, a name he had never heard before. The argument went on for about fiftenn minutes, when it was cut short by an explosion. Galen threw open the door to the basement and ran downstairs to find Barthes standing over the charred remains of Master Jaleel, broken glass all around the corpse. Without thinking, and before Barthes could throw another of his modified alchemist’s fire, Galen pulled his starknife and stabbed Barthes in the face, stabbing him over and over until there was little but a bloody mass.

Realizing what he’d done, Galen gathered as much money as he could find and as much of the most expensive materials he could carry, and dissapeared into the streets of Korvosa. He has lived on the streets for two years, an apprentice wizard with a knack for stealth and pilfering, paranoid of the shadows, knowing one day the past will catch up with him.

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