Ngesay Bobowei

Note: This NPC was originally written as part of The Kriegan location, found here.

Ngesay Bobowei
Male human adept 16: CR 14:
Medium humanoid (human); Hit Dice 16d6; 48 hp; Init +1; Spd 30 ft. (6 squares); AC 11 (+1 Dex) (11 touch, 10 flat-footed); BAB/Grapple +8/+9; Atk +10 melee (1d6+2, +1 ghost touch sickle) or +9 melee (by spell) or +9 ranged (by spell); Full atk +10 melee (1d6+2, +1 ghost touch sickle) and +4 melee (1d6+2, +1 ghost touch sickle) or +9 melee (by spell) or +9 ranged (by spell); SA spells; SQ summon familiar; AL NE; SV Fort +5, Reflex +6, Will +18; Abilities Str 13, Dex 12, Con 10, Int 10, Wis 23, Cha 14.
Skills and Feats: Concentration +5 (5 ranks), Heal +11 (5 ranks, +6 Wis), Knowledge (arcane) +2 (2 ranks), Knowledge (nature) +9 (9 ranks), Knowledge (religion) +7 (7 ranks), Spellcraft +5 (5 ranks), Survival +11 (5 ranks, +6 Wis); Greater Spell Focus (necromancy), Greater Spell Penetration, Improved Counterspell, Improved Spell Focus (necromancy), Iron Will, Magical Aptitude, Spell Penetration.
Typical Adept Spells Prepared (3/5/5/4/3/1; Save DC 16 + spell level, or 18 + spell level for spells from the school of necromancy): 0th—detect magic, light, read magic; 1st—bless, cause fear (x2), comprehend languages, sleep; 2nd—bull’s Strength, cat’s grace, invisibility (x2), scorching ray; 3rd—animate dead (x2), bestow curse, tongues; 4th—cure critical wounds, restoration, stoneskin; 5th—raise dead.
Languages: Common
Headband of Intellect +2, peasant’s outfit, periapt of Wisdom +4, +1 ghost touch sickle (holy symbol).

Ngesay Bobowei is a bit aloof, and it shows. In the four years he’s been a professor, he has come to class each day wearing nothing more than a leather belt with loin cloth and body paint. He doesn’t interact much with most of the other professors and his interaction with the students extends only to the boundaries of the classroom. The staff of The Kriegan tolerate his presence only because he is skilled in a primitive form of magic that does have some merit. Most of the professors and many of the advanced students snicker behind his back. He is well aware of this, but holds his tongue and doesn’t show any irritation. He has learned a lot from his time teaching and expects to undergo the ritual of lichdom in the near future with the promised help of the school. Afterwards, he intends to return to his homeland, wherever that is.

Teaching Style:
Ngesay Bobowei teaches almost exclusively with lab experiments and does very little lecturing. He only reads one language and wouldn’t be overly interested in the contents of the average spellbook or history lesson anyway. His teaching focuses on rituals that many experienced spellcasters would scoff at. Reading the future in animal entrails or by casting bones are some of the least laughable. No one can deny, however, that he does produce results. A few of his more open-minded students eventually see the wisdom in having him as an instructor, if for no other reason than to learn what modern magic probably evolved from.