Note: This NPC was originally written as part of the Carick's College of Combat location, found here.
Gindle Proudfoot, CCC Battalion Head (archery)
Male halfling fighter 7/ rogue 7: CR 14; Small humanoid (halfling); Hit Dice 7d10+7d6+28; 89 hp; Init +7; Spd 20 ft. (4 squares); AC 25 (+7 Dex, +4 armor, +2 deflection, +1 size, +1 competence), 20 touch, 14 flat-footed; BAB/Grapple +12/+8; Atk +24 ranged (1d6+3/x3, +2 Small longbow of distance) or Atk +18/+18/+18 ranged (1d6+3/x3, +2 Small longbow of distance); Full atk +24/+19/+14 ranged (1d6+3/x3, +2 Small longbow of distance), or +22/+22/+17/+12 ranged (1d6+3/x3, +2 Small longbow of distance); SA sneak attack (+4d6); SQ +1 racial bonus on saves, +2 morale bonus on saves vs fear, evasion, trap sense (+2), trapfinding, uncanny dodge; AL NG; SV Fort +10, Reflex +15, Will +5; Str 11, Dex 24, Con 14, Int 14, Wis 11, Cha 15.
Skills and Feats: Balance +14, Bluff +5, Climb +10, Craft (bowyer) +5, Escape Artist +15, Gather Information +5, Hide +15, Intimidate +12, Jump +5, Listen +7, Move Silently +20, Ride +10, Search +5, Sense Motive +3, Sleight of Hand +8, Speak Language (Common, Halfling, Gnome, Goblin), Spot +15, Tumble +13, Use Rope +12; Far Shot, Improved Precise Shot, Manyshot, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Quickdraw, Rapid Shot, Weapon Focus (longbow), Weapon Specialization (longbow).
Graduate: Gindle Proudfoot is a graduate of Carick’s College of Combat. He gains a +1 competence bonus to AC while wearing padded armor and a +1 competence bonus to attack rolls while wielding a longbow.
Skills: Gindle Proudfoot gains a +2 racial bonus to Listen checks and a +4 size bonus to Hide checks. This is reflected in the stat block above.
Possessions: 40 arrows, boots of elvenkind, bracers of archery (greater), +2 Small longbow of distance, +3 Small padded armor, ring of protection +2, traveler’s outfit.
Gindle Proudfoot is a typical halfling bordering on middle age. He is extremely well traveled, and he’s always willing to talk about the places that he has been and the things he has seen. He especially enjoys telling stories that involve him fighting his way past great odds or overcoming a challenge through the skillful use of a difficult trick shot with his bow. He always pauses after such stories, as though waiting for someone to speak up and it’s a well-known fact around CCC that Gindle loves for someone to doubt his stories so he can make a big show of demonstrating the difficult shot that saved his life.
Gindle Proudfoot loves teaching. He loves to be looked at as “the guy who knows.” He especially loves demonstrating the lessons for his students, and he’s always extremely happy when a student picks up on a lesson. Gindle teaches two main lessons&precision and range, in that order. Once a student can hit a hidden or moving target, its time for him to learn how to hit targets at a distance. By the end of the semester, a good student should be able to hit a target so far away he can barely see it.
Gindle doesn’t single bad students out. If anything, he spends more time instructing the students that have less natural talent than others. Occasionally, a particularly rotten apple will show up in his class, such as a spoiled noble’s son that doesn’t want to work for his grade. For these students, Gindle usually tries to scare them into line. Despite his small size, Gindle can be quite intimidating, especially while pulling off an impossible shot with what looks to be little effort. More than once, Gindle has had to cow students into submission by announcing “By all means, please continue goofing off. Just remember that your classmates, your potential rivals, are learning how to kill you before you even see them.” Of course, Gindle always says this while wearing his charming smile.