Note: This NPC was originally written as part of the Repository location, found here.
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Sheena Spire, Instructor
Female human expert 3/ commoner 1: CR 3; Medium humanoid (human); Hit Dice 3d6+1d4-8; 5 hp; Init -1; Spd 30 ft. (6 squares); AC 9 (-1 Dex), 9 touch, 9 flat-footed; BAB/Grapple +2/+0; Atk +0 melee (1d3-2 non-lethal, unarmed strike); Full atk +0 melee (1d3-2 non-lethal, unarmed); AL LN; SV Fort -1, Reflex +0, Will +6; Str 6, Dex 9, Con 7, Int 15, Wis 13, Cha 12.
Skills and Feats: Appraise +4, Craft (bookbinding) +6, Decipher Script +7, Diplomacy +4, Forgery +5, Gather Information +4, Intimidate +3, Knowledge (architecture and engineering) +4, Knowledge (geography) +5, Knowledge (history) +9, Knowledge (local) +5, Knowledge (nature) +5, Knowledge (religion) +4, Listen +5, Profession (librarian) +4, Search +4, Speak Language (Common, Elven, Dwarven), Spot +5; Diligent, Iron Will, Skill Focus (Knowledge (history)).
Possessions*: scholar’s outfit, 12sp.
Sheena is very old with no family and has little use for the money she is paid for teaching. For the past decade, she has given almost all of her pay as a donation to the Repository, keeping only enough to treat herself to a nice dinner every once in a while.
Sheena Spire is sometimes jokingly called the most ancient thing in the Repository. At 61 years old, she expects that her students and peers will defer to her experience in most things. This is not to say that she doesn’t know when to admit that she’s wrong, but she knows that she has seen and done many things and she isn’t about to let some young upstart trivialize that. Despite being as small and frail-looking as she is, Sheena can be quite intimidating. Sheena has a reputation for being slightly crotchety with adults, so she teaches children exclusively. She’s a strict disciplinarian, which causes some children to dislike her, but she cares very passionately about giving children the education she feels they deserve.
Sheena Spire is old-fashioned, and teaches children the way that she was taught. If a child misbehaves, he is punished by having to write an apology on the classroom slate stone several dozen times or by being forced to wear a ridiculous dunce hat and sit in the corner. Children that truly cross the line receive a spanking in front of the rest of the class.
Sheena always assigns some small form of homework except on sixth day of class (before the children’s day off). She believes that this helps keep the lessons fresh in the children’s minds so they retain more information. Sheena tends of focus on history, both recent and ancient, as a teaching tool, using it as a reference for teaching about geography, science and the like.