Albus Philomath, Imperial Satrap of Adrag Province

Male human ari 9: CR 8; Medium humanoid; Hit Dice 9d8; 40 hp; Init -1; Spd 30 ft. (6 squares); AC 21, 9 touch, 21 flat-footed; BAB/Grapple: +6/+8; Atk +9 melee (1d8+3/x3, +1 warhammer), or +9 melee (1d4+2/19-20, masterwork cold iron dagger), or +9 melee (1d8+2/x3, masterwork lance); Full atk +9/+4 melee (1d8+3/x3, +1 warhammer), or +9/+4 melee (1d4+2/19-20, masterwork cold iron dagger), or +9/+4 melee (1d8+2/x3, masterwork lance); SA –; SQ—; AL LN; SV Fort +3, Reflex +2, Will +5; Abilities Str 15, Dex 9, Con 11, Int 15, Wis 9, Cha 17.

Skills and Feats: Bluff +6, Diplomacy +14, Handle Animal +10, Intimidate +8, Knowledge (history) +10, Knowledge (geography) +10, Knowledge (local) +6, Knowledge (nature) +6, Knowledge (nobility and royalty) +6, Listen +3, Ride +18, Speak Language (Common, Elven, Dwarven), Spot +4, Survival +12 (+2 to checks in aboveground natural environments, +2 to avoid becoming lost); Animal Affinity, Mounted Combat, Power Attack, Quick Draw, Track.

Possessions: 9 pp, 8 gp, 18 sp, 10 cp, +1 full plate armor, +1 heavy steel shield, +1 warhammer, gauntlets of ogre power, heavy warhorse, jewelry (100 gp) masterwork cold iron dagger, masterwork lance, masterwork studded leather barding, military saddle, noble’s outfit, potion of cure light wounds (x2), signet ring.

Initial Attitude: Indifferent.

Modifiers: The PCs are officers of the Imperial Legion (+2), the PCs have a reputation as skilled hunters (+2), the PCs are known members of a druidic order (-2), the PCs are foreigners from the Federated River Kingdoms or the Kingdom of Enteria (-4).

If Hostile: Has the PCs expelled from his presence. If possible, finds an excuse to have them expelled from Adrag Province on pain of death if found within his administrative region after a specified period of time.

If Unfriendly: Orders the PCs to leave his presence. Has the PCs watched by agents of the City Watch of Stogna and the Imperial Legion.

If Indifferent: Socially expected interaction; generally the Satrap presents an affable demeanor and attempts to be polite and charming. Unless presented with a clear and present danger to the well-being of the empire, the Emperor, or the province, Satrap Philomath is likely to refer problems or questions to a member of his staff.

If Friendly: Provides minor assistance or advice with bureaucratic or mercantile problems.

If Helpful: Provides political favors, recommendations and favorable introductions to important political and military figures within Adrag Province and the Empire at large. He may support the PCs in political conflicts within the Imperial Senate.

Personality: Satrap Philomath is a womanizer, hunter, and soldier, slowly going to seed despite his own best efforts. His post as the imperial administrator for Adrag Province was meant as an honor, but he misses military life and yearns for something to fill the tedium of administration. Despite his boredom in his current role, he is exceptionally loyal to the Emperor, and he does his best to provide conscientious oversight of the important aspects of the province’s life—tax collection and military defense.

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