Shinjo Nobunaga (CR 3)

Shinjo Nobunaga
Male human wizard 1/monk 2
: CR 3; Medium humanoid (human); Hit Dice 1d4+2d8+3 16 hp; Init +2; Spd 30 ft. (6 squares); AC 17 (+2 Dex, +3 Wis, +1 natural, +1 deflection), 16 touch, 15 flat-footed; BAB/Grapple +1/+7; Atk +4 melee (1d6+2, unarmed strike) or +3 ranged (1d2+2, shuriken); Full atk +4 melee (1d6+2, unarmed strike) or +2/+2 melee (1d6+2, unarmed strike) or +3 ranged (1d2+2, shuriken); SA flurry of blows, spells; SQ evasion; AL LN; SV Fort +4, Reflex +5, Will +8; Str 14, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 13, Wis 16, Cha 9.

Skills and Feats: Balance +4, Climb +4, Concentration +5, Jump +4, Knowledge (arcana) +5, Move Silently +4, Spot +5, Spellcraft +5, Tumble +4, Speak Language (Celestial, Infernal); Combat Expertise, Improved Grapple, Improved Trip, Improved Unarmed Strike, Scribe Scroll, Weapon Focus (unarmed).
Languages: Common, Abyssal, Celestial, Infernal.

Typical Wizard Spells Prepared (3/2; Save DC 11+spell level; caster level 1st): 0th—acid splash, light (x2); 1st—enlarge person, shocking grasp.
Spellbook Contents: 0th—all sor/wiz cantrips from the Player's Handbook; 1stenlarge person, magic missile, shield, shocking grasp.
Possessions: Amulet of natural armor +1, backpack, bedroll, belt pouch (x2), potion of cure light wounds (x3), ring of protection +1, scholar’s outfit (x2), scroll of owl’s wisdom, scroll of sleep (x2), spellbook, spell component pouch, shuriken (10), 65gp, 9sp. (23lbs total)

Height: 5’7
Weight: 165 lbs
Age: 26
Eyes: Brown
Hair: A braided black topknot with everything except his scalp shaved.
Skin: A deeply tanned bronze color
Misc: Shinjo lacks a beard, but proudly displays a long mustache that hangs below his chin.

Shinjo appears to be a simple scholar, leading people to believe he’s harmless. He has found over the years that this is often the easiest way to avoid a fight. He is almost constantly on guard, keenly aware of his surroundings and keeping his eyes and ears open for trouble, which he usually avoids if possible.

Shinjo’s early training as a wizard did little to make him happy, which is why he abandoned it to pursue the disciplined life of a monk. He’s dedicated to perfecting himself physically, emotionally and spiritually, and challenges himself whenever he gets the chance. If he’s not actively seeking a fight, he tries to avoid any situation that could devolve into a brawl. Shinjo can seem dedicated to the point of shutting everything else out, but he’s actually quite devoted to those he considers his friends. He doesn’t smile much, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t care.


Shinjo looks strong, but his lack of armor and choice to wear scholarly garb often causes opponents to mistake him for a weak bookworm. Shinjo usually tries to encourage this misconception, sometimes going so far as to fake a limp if he’s expecting a fight. More often than not, opponents underestimate him, allowing him some element of surprise.


Shinjo is an experienced combatant and can handle himself even better without a weapon than most people can with one. If he is forced to fight a single opponent, Shinjo almost always tries to end the fight with a single move, usually allowing the opponent to close and then grappling them and choking them out. If facing off against more than one opponent, he will make good use of his Combat Expertise feat to remain mobile and dominate the battlefield. He will generally trip an opponent, attack them while they’re down and then dodge away before other opponents can close with him. Shinjo has no moral hang-ups about using lethal force if he feels it’s warranted.