Character du Jour: Emma Furlough

“Won’t never amount to nuthin’ he said, an’ I heard you talking ’bout needing an archer. I been practisin’ and the fairies say I’m real good too. I don’t want to work in a tavern all my life an’ I heard enough tales of gold ‘n’ monsters to know that’s what I want. Let me come with you…….”

The world over, barmaid’s heads are turned by the tales of daring-do shared by adventurers sat around tavern tables. It’s surprising that few of them elect to leave their lives of drudgery in favour of seeking their own adventure. Emma Furlough is one of those few.

Orphaned at an early age by one of the countless petty wars which beset the region, Emma has taken in as an indentured servant by the owner of the Bullywug’s Tongue Tavern. Now in her 21st year she is free to do as she pleases, and has worked hard practising daily with a longbow (a gift from a passing Elven Ranger) and her father’s old Longsword. One day, Emma swears, it will be her telling the tales of daring-do.


Dirty little secret: She talks to fairies. It’s not much of a secret as they litter her conversation regularly. For some reason, no one believes her and thinks she’s deluded.

Maybe she is.

Notes: Emma only uses her Ranger abilities with her Longbow. It hasn’t occured to her yet that she can apply the same techniques to her Longsword. Her Eyebite is a small flock of fairies that suddenly appear around her opponent’s head, kicking and punching his face, obscuring her from his sight.

“Gold ‘n’ Monsters” is a darned good name for a role-playing game, don’t you think?

Emma Furlough, Good Female Human Ranger/Fey Pact Warlock-1
Str 10, Con 13, Dex 18, Int 12, Wis 11, Cha 14

HP 25 bloodied 12, surges 6×7/day
AC 16 (Leather), Fort 13, Ref 16, Will 13, Init +4

Longsword +3 vs AC, 1d8, versatile
Longbow +6 vs AC, 1d10+4, range 20/40, Load free

Careful Attack/w +8 vs AC, Nimble Strike/w +6 vs AC, Twin Strike/w +6 vs AC
Eyebite/e +2 vs Will, Two Fanged Strike/e 6 vs AC
Hunter’s Beartrap/d 6 vs AC

Arcana +6, Athletics +5, Endurance +6, Heal +5, Nature +5, Perception +5, Stealth +9
Pact Initiate (Fey Pact Warlock), Human Perseverance
Hunter’s Quarry, Prime Shot, Archery Style

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5 Responses

  1. Helmsman says:

    I like her. Good solid concept that has lots of potential and hooks.
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  2. I particularly like this one . . . just a real solid backstory and a great look.
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  3. Vulcan Stev says:

    Like her, like her a lot. For some reason she reminded me of your superhero challenge. What ever happened to that render?
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  4. Greywulf says:

    @Stev Gaaaaaaah!!!! I completely forgot about that! Ok, I’m on it………………

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