Male dwarf paladin 9 of Derena: CR 9; Medium humanoid (dwarf); Hit Dice 9d10+18; 72 hp; Init -1; Spd 20 ft. (4 squares); AC 22, 9 touch, 22 flat-footed; BAB/Grapple +9/+11; Atk +12 melee (1d10+3/x3, +1 dwarven waraxe); Full atk +12/+7 melee (1d10+3/x3, +1 dwarven waraxe); SA lay on hands, smite evil 2/day, turn undead, remove disease 2/week; SQ aura of good, aura of courage, detect evil, divine grace, divine health, special mount; AL LG; SV Fort +11, Reflex +5, Will +8; Abilities Str 14, Dex 8, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 14.
Skills and Feats: Diplomacy +4, Knowledge (nobility and royalty) +3, Knowledge (religion) +4, Ride +11, Sense Motive +7; Mounted Combat, Ride-by Attack, Spirited Charge, Trample.
Typical Paladin Spells Prepared: 1st—bless weapon, lesser restoration; 2nd—zone of truth.
Possessions: +1 dwarven waraxe, +1 heavy steel shield, +1 studded leather barding, +2 full plate armor, cloak of resistance +1, potion of cure moderate wounds (CL 3rd), potion of protection from arrows 10/magic (CL 3rd).
Balador, his Mount
Male heavy warhorse: Large magical beast; Hit Dice 8d8+32; 68 hp; Init +1; Spd 60 ft. (12 squares); AC 24, touch 10, flat-footed 23; BAB/Grapple +6/+12; Atk +10 melee (1d6+5, hoof); Full atk +10/+10 melee (1d6+5, hoof), and +5 melee (1d4+2, bite); Space/Reach 10 ft./5ft.; SA --; SQ empathic link, improved evasion, low-light vision, scent, share saving throws, share spells; AL LG; SV Fort +10, Ref +7, Will +4; Abilities Str 20, Dex 13, Con 18, Int 7, Wis 13, Cha 6.
Skills and Feats: Listen +5, Spot +4; Endurance, Power Attack, Run.
Personal Appearance: General Bors favors neat grooming. Unlike many dwarves, the general favors a close-cropped hairstyle for his straight, coppery hair, and keeps his mustache and beared trimmed close so that they do not hang beyond the confines of his helmet in battle. He is otherwise a bold figure of a dwarf, blocky with muscle and in the prime of his life. Despite a sort of lumbering heaviness to his movements (he easily tops two hundred pounds without his armor), Bors carries himself with the deliberate, economical motions of a veteran warrior, wasting no effort with unnecessary flourishes or hesitation.
Starting Attitude: Indifferent.
Modifiers: PCs are active or retired officers in the Aureshan Legions (+4), PCs are orthodox clergy of Derena (+4), PCs are orthodox members of the Church of Derena (+2), PCs are paladins or clerics of a lawful or good deity (+2), PCs are Ferendi nomads (-2), PCs are known devotees of Lereina (-2), PCs are known devotees of Ekar (-2), PCs are known devotees of Welerus (-4), PCs are members of a heretical branch of the Church of Derena (-4).
If Hostile: Orders the PCs imprisoned for trial if he has evidence that they have committed a crime. Otherwise, orders them out of Caster Arentine. If he suspects ill-doing, General Bors spreads word by writing letters to his numerous contacts in the Church of Derena and the Aureshan Legions.
If Unfriendly: Reprimands the PCs for perceived misconduct, warning them to change their behavior or suffer the consequences. Has the PCs watched as potential troublemakers, and adds them to lists of suspected troublemakers to be denied access to sensitive areas of Caster Arentine.
If Indifferent: Listens briefly to the PCs’ reports. If the matter seems serious, refers the PCs to one of his aides for further attention. Otherwise, General Bors excuses himself politely.
If Friendly: Listens carefully to the PCs’ reports. He questions the PCs in detail over a shared noon or evening meal if time permits. He takes appropriate action if the content of the PCs’ report is related to the Seventh Legion’s areas of concern.
If Helpful: Listens attentively to the PCs and responds immediately if their news is of import to the Seventh Legion. He provides letters of recommendation to important figures in the Church of Derena, if their news is concerning a topic germane to the Church’s interests. He may also provide letters of recommendation or commendation to create or advance PCs’ careers within the Aureshan Legion.
Personality: Conscientious, polite but brisk. General Bors is a career military officer and a paladin of Derena. He carries the burdens of his responsibility well, remaining diplomatic and attentive to crucial details without tolerating foolishness or inefficiency.