Note: This NPC was originally written as part of the Carick's College of Combat location, found here.
Ki Shia Li, CCC Battalion Head (unarmed)
Female human monk 12: CR 12; Medium humanoid (human); Hit Dice 12d8+14; 66 hp; Init +2; Spd 70 ft. (14 squares); AC 18 (+2 Dex, +4 Wis, +2 monk), 18 touch, 16 flat-footed; BAB/Grapple +10/+14; Atk +12 melee (2d6+2, unarmed strike); Full atk +12/+12 /+12/+7 melee (2d6+2, unarmed strike); SA greater flurry of blows; SQ abundant step, diamond body, diamond soul, fast movement, ki strike (magic and lawful), improved evasion, purity of body, slow fall (70 ft.), still mind, wholeness of body; AL LG; SV Fort +10, Reflex +13, Will +13; Str 14, Dex 15, Con 13, Int 13, Wis 18, Cha 14.
Skills and Feats: Climb +6, Concentration +5, Escape Artist +7, Hide +4, Jump +12, Listen +8, Move Silently +9, Perform (dance) +2, Sense Motive +14, Speak Language (Common, Giant), Spot +10, Tumble +19; Blind-Fight, Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Improved Disarm, Improved Trip, Improved Unarmed Strike, Lightning Reflexes, Stunning Fist.
Ki Strike (Su): Ki Shia Li’s unarmed attacks count as both magic and lawful weapons for the purposes of overcoming damage resistance.
Possessions: monk’s outfit
Ki Shia Li is a woman with simple tastes. She is well-liked by almost everyone, but most people don’t understand some of her ways, such as her firm practice of abstaining from the use of magic items of any kind. While the payment she receives from CCC is enough to make her a wealthy woman, she gives all of it away to noble causes, worthy students having financial troubles or to the monastery where she was trained. She believes that simplicity begets harmony and strives to maintain as simple a life as possible.
Ki Shia Li is a patient and understanding instructor. She tries to present her teachings to her classes in an indirect way to allow the students to figure out her wisdom on their own (in fact, she prefers to refer to herself as a guide rather than a teacher). Meditation and slow kata dancing are part of every class she teaches. It is her firm belief that weapons are more of a hindrance than a benefit, as they make one dependent on something other than himself. This belief shows through in her instruction, as an early part of her curriculum includes simple techniques to disarm opponents of their weapons, thus using their dependency against them. A large part of Ki Shia Li’s teaching focuses on fighting multiple opponents and she emphasizes techniques such as stunning joint locks and sweeping trips to help even the odds. Despite the damage such attacks can potentially do, Ki Shia Li is exceptionally gentle with her students and almost every student that attends her class loves her for it.