Sir Thornton Fitzwalder

Male human ftr 15: CR 15; Medium-size humanoid (human); Hit Dice 15d10+45; 130 hp; Init +0; Spd 20 ft. (4 squares) (30 ft. base); AC 30 (touch 11, flat-footed 30); BAB/Grapple +15/+19; Atk +22 melee (1d8+8/19-20 x3, +2 lance, or 1d8+8/17-20, +2 longsword); Full atk +22/+17/+12 melee (1d8+8/19-20 x3, +2 lance, or 1d8+8/17-20, +2 longsword); AL LG; SV Fort +12, Ref +5, Will +6; Str 18, Dex 10, Con 16, Int 12, Wis 12, Cha 12; Height 6 ft. 1 in.; Weight 180 lbs.
Skills and Feats:
Climb +7, Handle Animal +10, Intimidate +19, Jump +7, Ride +18, Speak Language (Common, Dwarven), Swim -3; Blind-Fight, Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Critical (lance), Improved Critical (longsword), Mounted Combat, Power Attack, Quick Draw, Ride-By Attack, Spirited Charge, Trample, Weapon Focus (lance), Weapon Focus (longsword), Weapon Specialization (Lance), Weapon Specialization (longsword).
Possessions: +4 full plate, +4 large steel shield, +2 lance, +2 longsword, ring of protection +1, amulet of natural armor +1, gauntlets of ogre power +2, cloak of resistance +1, 2 potions of cure light wounds, potion of shield, potion of enlarge person
, heavy warhorse, chain barding, military saddle.

The growth of a city-state in the midst of a wilderness such as that surrounding Port Hope necessarily calls for the presence of a disciplined, well-equipped force of soldiers to defend the fledgling settlement. Through such constant warfare, career soldiers like Thornton Fitzwalder rise to prominence.

A consummate horseman and warrior, Sir Thornton leads his men from the front, spearheading the charge into battle atop his favorite warhorse with his lance in hand. His valor in the face of enemy warriors, whether insurrectionists from Port Hope itself, or orc raiders from the mountains, or even, on one storied occasion, a rampaging dragon, has cemented the loyalty of the Surcaptain's Guard, and given him the deserved reputation of a hero amongst the people of his city. Sir Thornton, in his turn, has repaid the gratitude of Port Hope with unswerving loyalty, and greeted Duke Merenstone's rise to power with enthusiasm, recognizing in the young ruler a kindred spirit devoted to the betterment of the people he has sworn to protect.

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