Note: This NPC was originally written as part of the Carick's College of Combat location, found here.
Gra’chak, CCC Battalion Head (polearms)
Male hobgoblin barbarian 14: CR 15; Medium humanoid (goblinoid); Hit Dice 14d12+42; 132 hp; Init +3; Spd 30 ft. (6 squares); AC 25 (+3 Dex, +6 armor, +3 deflection, +2 natural, +1 competence), 13 touch, 14 flat-footed; BAB/Grapple +14/+17; Atk +22 melee (1d10+7/19-20 x3, +3 keen thundering halberd); Full atk +22/+17/+12 melee (1d10+7/19-20 x3, +3 keen thundering halberd); SA greater rage 4/day; SQ damage reduction 3/-, darkvision 60ft, fast movement, improved uncanny dodge, indomitable will, trap sense +4, uncanny dodge; AL LE; SV Fort +11, Reflex +7, Will +5; Str 17, Dex 16, Con 16, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 10.
Skills and Feats: Balance +7, Climb +13, Handle Animal +5, Intimidate +15, Jump +11, Knowledge (history) +3, Listen +12, Literacy +2, Move Silently +14, Ride +11, Speak Language (Common, Goblin, Orc, Dwarven, Giant), Survival +5; Cleave, Combat Reflexes, Great Cleave, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (halberd).
Graduate: Gra’chak is a graduate of Carick’s College of Combat. He gains a +1 competence bonus to AC while wearing scale mail armor and a +1 competence bonus to attack rolls while wielding a halberd.
Skills: Gra’chak gains a +4 racial bonus on Move Silently checks. This is reflected in the stat block above.
Possessions: amulet of natural armor +2, boots of elvenkind, +3 keen thundering halberd, ring of protection +3, +2 scale mail of moderate fortification, thunderstone, traveler’s outfit.
Gra’chak is sometimes considered a loose cannon by his fellow instructors. Perhaps that’s true to an extent, but the reality is that he simply doesn’t believe that a classroom can teach someone how to be a better warrior, which is why he utilizes more drilling and sparring than any other instructor at CCC. Gra’chak respects strength and despises weakness. In his class, those who show weakness of any kind will be looked down upon and often used as little more than training dummies for the rest of the class.
Gra’chak is an outland barbarian through and through. His teaching style mainly focuses on hitting as many people as one can as hard as one can with very little consideration given to who is friend and who is foe. Members of his class can expect a high degree of hands-on instruction. He has a higher respect for any student with the rage ability and he is not above singling such a student out for preferential treatment. Although his teaching style borders on a barbarian rage of its own, Gra’chak knows how to keep his battle frenzy in check and he has never lost control and caused the death or maiming of a student. He does have a single black mark on his otherwise spotless safety record, though, as he accidentally used his own halberd during a teaching exercise, which resulted in the deafening of a student. No charges were pressed, as Gra’chak paid for the student’s clerical healing from his own purse.