Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Hutchins the Archer

Hutchins had a childhood dream. He wanted to be a Hero.

Unfortunately, as Hutchins learned quickly enough, Heroes get hurt. They get cut. They bleed. They die. And as quickly as he'd begun training with a blade, he gave it up. No Sir, the Heroes life was not the right choice after all. Better to stand far... FAR... away from a fight and launch an arrow or three. If the fighting gets too close, well, thats what running away is for. Indeed, Hutchins found himself to be proficient at both shooting AND fleeing. Coupled with a nose for scenting out danger, Hutchins was far from heroic material. Hutchins is a natural born coward.

Now, please don't think that makes Hutchins a bad person. He's affable enough and his cowardice doesn't usually affect others too badly. See, Hutchins is a man with ideas. Thats right, ideas. He figures he can still manage to find a Hero's payoff without all the Hero's risk. Its just a matter of finding the angle, right? And the key to that angle seems to be hiding among more sturdy folk, letting the folk who want to fight – who get off on fighting – do what they do best. See, no problems there. Hutchins will just hang back, take a shot when the opportunity presents itself, and let the cash roll in. If things get hairy, well, he'll do what he does best and run his buns off.

Hutchins is an Archer for hire, and tends to take jobs where there are lots of wide open spaces. No dungeon delving for Hutchins, no Sir. Keep to the wide open spaces, thats his motto. More space to shoot. More space to run away. Space is good. Goooooood.

Hutchins the Archer (WC)

Race: Human
Gender: Male
Rank: Novice

Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6

Climbing d6, Fighting d4, Healing d6, Notice d6, Shooting d8, Stealth d8, Streetwise d6

Derived Stats
Pace: 8+1d10
Charisma: 0
Parry: 4
Toughness: 5

Danger Sense, Fleet Footed

Greedy (m), Phobia – Enclosed Spaces (m), Yellow (M)

Bow (Damage 2d6; 12/24/48; RoF 1), Short Sword (STR+1d6), Quiver with 20 Arrows, 15 Coins

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