Note: This NPC was originally written as part of the Carick's College of Combat location, found here.
Dugan Hatchetpitcher, CCC Battalion Head (thrown weapons)
Female dwarf fighter 10: CR 10; Medium humanoid (dwarf); Hit Dice 10d10+10; 65 hp; Init +7; Spd 20 ft. (4 squares); AC 24 (+2 Dex, +8 armor, +4 shield), 13 touch, 17 flat-footed; BAB/Grapple +10/+13; Atk +15 melee (1d6+4, +1 mithral throwing axe), or +16 ranged (1d6+4, +1 mithral throwing axe); Full atk +15/+10 melee (1d6+4, +1 mithral throwing axe), or +14/+14/+9 ranged (1d6+4, +1 mithral throwing axe); SQ darkvision 60ft, dwarf traits; AL LN; SV Fort +8, Reflex +7, Will +3; Str 17, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 13, Wis 10, Cha 9.
Skills and Feats: Climb +7, Jump +7, Knowledge (history) +3, Intimidate +11, Profession (teacher) +5, Ride +9, Speak Language (Common, Dwarven, Gnome); Dodge, Improved Initiative, Improved Shield Bash, Mobility, Point Blank Shot, Quick Draw, Rapid Shot, Shot On the Run, Weapon Focus (throwing axe), Weapon Specialization (throwing axe).
Graduate: Dugan Hatchetpitcher is a graduate of Caricks College of Combat. She gains a +1 competence bonus to AC while wearing a breastplate and a +1 competence bonus to attack rolls while wielding a throwing axe.
Possessions: caltrops, +3 breastplate, gauntlets of ogre power, +3 small wooden shield, +1 mithral throwing axe (x4), travelers outfit.
Most of her students find Dugan Hatchetpitcher to be dour and overly serious, even for a dwarf. In truth, Dugan simply doesnt respond with anything better than indifference unless one manages to impress her, usually by proving that one has learned what she has been trying to teach. To those who do not take her lessons as seriously as she believes they should, she can seem downright cruel and insulting, not unlike a drill sergeant.
Dugan Hatchetpitcher teaches combat with thrown weapons and slings. She is not only exceptionally skilled with thrown weapons; she is also an accomplished instructor, dedicated to spreading the use of oft-overlooked weapons such as the sling and javelin. She can seem hard to approach at times, but she will always make time for any student she feels is seriously trying to learn.
Her teaching style is twofold. First, it focuses on protection, which she demonstrates by spreading caltrops between her and an example student (usually a class clown or someone mouthy or lazy) and instructing him to attack her. While he is trying to make his way through the caltrops, she bashes him with her shield. The second area of focus is quickness of action, which she usually demonstrates with the aid of her set of four matching mithral throwing axes, flinging three of them into a bulls eye and being ready with the fourth before most of her students can even draw so much as one weapon. Students enrolled in Dugans class can expect a great deal of target practice&so much so, in fact, that the doctors in the infirmary have taken to calling their sore muscle salve Hatchetpitcher cream.