Character du Jour: Petaparka

For a male of the Drow House of Learning, the Ritual of Acceptance should have been nothing more than a formality. He’d handled the spiders so many times before, so to walk through the infested tunnels they called home should have been a simple matter, a mark that they recognised him as one of their own. The thought that he would fail this task never even entered his head.

But the spiders….. the spiders bit him. And oh, it hurt, but what hurt more was the shame. The spider’s attack meant expulsion from the House, and expulsion from the City he’d called home. He was an outcast, a freak, a Drow whom the spiders denied. He turned to the surface world for survival, using his skills to eke a living from the rooftops and walls of this strange unfamiliar sunlit world.

Dirty little secret: Petaparka hopes that one day he’ll be able to return to his House and somehow be able to re-take the Ritual of Acceptance. Just because it’s never happened before, doesn’t mean it can’t ever happen, does it?

Notes: Continuing my Justice League of Faerun and theme of bringing superheroes to 4th Edition D&D, here’s Spiderman recast as a Drow bitten by a (non radioactive) spider and cast out from his home. Just like Peter Parker he’s a social misfit using his unique talents, athletics and agility while he strives to understand the world around him.

Just add a grappling hook attachment to his hand crossbow for some line-slinging action!

Petaparka Good (Chaotic) Male Drow Rogue-1
Str 14, Con 11, Dex 18, Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 15

HP 23, bloodied 11, surges 5 x 6/day
AC 14 (no armour), Fort 12, Ref 16, Wis 12, Squares 6, Darkvision

Daggers (x3): +6 vs AC, 1d4+2, range 5/10, usable off-hand; Thrown: +8 vs AC, 1d4+4
Hand crossbow: +6 vs AC, 1d6+4, range 10/20, Load free

Deft Strike/at-will +8 vs AC, Sly Flourish/at-will +8 vs AC
Cloud of Darkness/enc or Darkfire/enc +4 vs reflex, Dazing Strike/enc +8 vs AC
Blinding Barrage/day +8 vs AC

Acrobatics +12, Athletics +7, Intimidate +4, Perception +5, Stealth +11, Streetwise +7, Thievery +9
Skill Focus (Acrobatics)

Trance, First Strike, Rogue Weapon Talent, Sneak Attack +2d6

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3 Responses

  1. Maestro says:

    I like it, and the picture is very evocative. Keep up the good work.

  2. B.G. says:

    Very cool, I’ve always loved the thinking man’s heroes, the brooders and the loners like Spiderman.

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