A young monk who has abandoned monastery life to see the world.
|Character Name: Tyson Ra||Alignment: LG||Class: Monk of the Four Winds|
|Level: 1||Deity: Sarenrae||Race: Human|
|Size: Medium||Age: 17||Height: 6’1"|
|Weight: 180||Hair: Black||Eyes: Brown|
|STR: 20 / +5||HP: 10||Fort: +4|
|DEX: 18 / +4||AC: 19||Ref: +6|
|CON: 15 / +2||Touch: 19||Will: +6|
|INT: 14 / +2||Flat-Footed: 14||CMB: +5|
|WIS: 18 / +4||Init: +4||CMD: 23|
|CHA: 13 / +1||Speed: 6 Squares|
|Unarmed (Flurry)||+5 ( +4 / +4 )||1d6 +5||Acrobatics:||+8|
|Shuriken (Flurry)||+4 ( +3 / +3 )||1d2 +5||Diplomacy:||+3|
|Nunchaku (Flurry)||+5 ( +4 / +4 )||1d6 +5||Knowledge (History):||+7|
|Feats:||Class Abilities:||Knowledge (Religion):||+6|
|Combat Expertise||Flurry of Blows||Perception:||+8|
|Improved Grapple||Elemental Fist||Perform (Lyre):||+5|
|Dodge||Unarmed Strike||Sense Motive:||+8|
|Belt Pouch x2||Threatening Defender|
|Grappling Hook||52 gp, 9 sp|
|Rations, 7 days|
|Flint and Steel|
Chivalrous: You gain a +1 trait bonus to Diplomacy and Knowledge (history) checks.
Threatening Defender: When you use Combat Expertise, reduce the number you subtract from your melee attack rolls by 1.
Elemental Fist: When you use Elemental Strike pick one of the following energy types: acid, cold, electricity, or fire. On a successful hit, the attack deals damage normally plus 1d6 points of damage of the chosen type. You must declare that you are using this feat before you make your attack roll (thus a failed attack roll ruins the attempt).
Special: A monk may attempt an Elemental Fist attack a number of times per day equal to his monk level, plus one more time per day for every four levels he has in classes other than monk.
Improved Grapple: You do not provoke an attack of opportunity when performing a grapple combat maneuver. In addition, you receive a +2 bonus on checks made to grapple a foe. You also receive a +2 bonus to your Combat Maneuver Defense whenever an opponent tries to grapple you.
Combat Expertise: You can choose to take a –1 penalty on melee attack rolls and combat maneuver checks to gain a +1 dodge bonus to your Armor Class. When your base attack bonus reaches +4, and every +4 thereafter, the penalty increases by –1 and the dodge bonus increases by +1. You can only choose to use this feat when you declare that you are making an attack or a full-attack action with a melee weapon. The effects of this feat last until your next turn.
Dodge: You gain a +1 dodge bonus to your AC. A condition that makes you lose your Dex bonus to AC also makes you lose the benefits of this feat.
Tyson Ra is a handsome youth of 17. He is very well built and keep his hair clean shaven, to display his tattoos. Growing up among the monks at the Temple of the Four Winds, one would expect Tyson to share their serene stoicism. They couldn’t be more wrong. Tyson is an exuberant youth, intent upon seeing all that the world has to offer, and to help those less fortunate than himself. He is eager to make sure that no one suffers what his family has suffered. He is usually seen in a grey martial arts gi, loose cut and sleeveless (although he rolls the top into his belt when in combat). He has many tattoos on his arms and chest, and on his head is tattooed the symbol of the Four Winds, a reminder of where he has come from.
Tyson Ra was born to young parents of meager means in a small village. They planned to move to a larger nearby city but when they were en route, they were waylaid by bandits and his parents were killed. He survived two nights in the cold and rain, his mother had died protecting and holding him, before traveling merchants found him, and brought him to the Temple of the Four Winds along the trade route. They happily took him in, and began teaching him their ways.
Tyson was a model student, always wanting to learn and do more and more. Unfortunately, the Disciples of the Wind believed themselves separate from the world, living in self-sustaining harmony with the elements, behind the walls of their temple. The monks were not forbidden from leaving, it was simply discouraged. Tyson’s desire to see the world soon began to chafe.
When he was 16, the Abbot told Tyson as much as he could about his parents, and how he came to the temple. This news was devastating to Tyson. He railed against the Temple, crying out, wondering why, when they had the power, they had done nothing to prevent it. He got the canned response, “The ways of the world are separate from us, we distance ourselves from the plights of man to reach true oneness with the universe.” Tyson couldn’t accept that, he gathered what meager belongings he had and made to leave the monastery at once.
Before he left, one of his teachers, Bertram Po, stopped him. He didn’t say anything, simply handed Tyson a traveling pack, with a small amount of money, and bowed to him, with understanding in his eyes. That was one year ago, and since then Tyson has been traveling from city to city, scraping by on odd jobs and manual labor, looking to help those in need so that no one would have to experience that loss and pain that he, and his parents, did.