Sha-Hala Es K'ali (CR 3)

Note: This NPC was originally written as part of the Repository location, found here.
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Sha-Hala Es K’ali, Instructor
Female elf expert 3/ ranger 1:
CR 3; Medium humanoid (elf); Hit Dice 3d6+1d8; 18 hp; Init +2; Spd 30 ft. (6 squares); AC 12 (+2 Dex), 12 touch, 10 flat-footed; BAB/Grapple +3/+2; Atk +3 melee (1d4-1, dagger) or +2 melee (1d3-1 non-lethal, unarmed) or +6 (1d6, shortbow); Full atk +3 melee (1d4-1, dagger) or +2 melee (1d3-1 non-lethal, unarmed) or +6 (1d6, shortbow); +2 racial bonus on saves vs. enchantment spells and magical effects, immunity to sleep spells and magical effects, low-light vision; AL CN; SV Fort +3, Reflex +5, Will +4; Str 8, Dex 14, Con 10, Int 13, Wis 13, Cha 8.
Skills and Feats: Craft (bowyer) +3, Decipher Script +3, Diplomacy +0, Forgery +2, Gather Information +3, Hide +6, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +2, Knowledge (geography) +7, Knowledge (local) +3, Knowledge (nature) +9, Listen +8, Move Silently +5, Profession (librarian) +3, Search +5, Spot +8, Survival +8; Alertness, Endurance, Track.
Favored Enemy (Ex): Sha-Hala Es K’ali gains a +2 bonus on her Bluff, Listen, Sense Motive, Spot, and Survival checks when using these skills against animals. She gets the same bonus on weapon damage rolls against animals.
Wild Empathy (Ex): Sha-Hala Es K’ali can improve the attitude of an animal in the same way a Diplomacy check can improve the attitude of a sentient being. The total roll is 1d20+1.
Languages: Common, Elven
Possessions: Arrows (x14)*, dagger (masterwork), explorer’s outfit*, leather armor, scholar’s outfit, shortbow (masterwork)*, 15gp, 12sp.
* usually kept in a locked chest in Sha-Hala’s chambers.

Sha-Hala Es K’ali is a child of the desert. The harsh conditions of her homeland tend to breed strong, rigid people, capable of surviving anything life throws at them and despising those too weak to at least make an attempt to do the same. This outlook definitely shows through in Sha-Hala. Most people consider her to be gruff at best and outright hostile at worst. She is far removed from her people, though, and has learned to accept the limitations of those not born to her harsh homeland. It is through a desire to help make others better than they otherwise would be that lead her to teach at The Repository.

Teaching Style:
Sha-Hala Es K’ali could accurately be described as “a harsh taskmistress.” She is a competent instructor and her methods are effective, but she is the instructor that the students all hope they don’t get. Sha-Hala keeps a strict class with a strict schedule and expects that her students will keep up with her quick pacing. Whenever possible, she assigns some form of work to be done outside of class. She is wary, though, that Lelaras frowns on a high washout rate among students, so she generally knows when to ease up a bit.