Character of the Day: Lucas Depthwalker, elf ranger

vampire hunterLucas Depthwalker is the opposite of everything you think of when you picture a traditional elven ranger. He eschews the longbow and favours the repeating crossbow. He prefers urban environments over the forests that have forever been linked to his people. He also happens to have worked for every Thieves guild within 100 miles of Fallcrest. Small-time hitman turned fugitive adventurer, Lucas assassinated the wrong person at the wrong time. While between jobs in Fallcrest, he received an unmarked envelope detailing a target in the local labourers guild that had been enfringing on thieves guild territory. Lucas, thinking nothing of the mysterious assignment (he had many such experiences before), stalked his target for days before finally getting the chance to strike. Two bolts to the back, as is his style. But investigating the body revealed the assignment for what it truly was. He had just assassinated the lord mayor’s closest nephew, who was in high standing in the labourers guild. Lucas had arrogantly assumed he was just a nobody noble. A quick look into the source of his assignment revealed a frame job, but he didn’t have the time nor resources to track down who had set him up.

Lucas fled the city, sure of the fact that the authorities would hunt him like a dog. He has taken to the forests once again, hoping to use his urban knowledge for good use in the wilds. He has hooked up with an adventuring party, hoping that the prevalence of such groups in the world would draw less attention to him until he could afford to seek out the one who put him in this miserable position.

The background’s a little weak, but I like the idea of a ranger with rogue-ish talents. I also have never seen a character with a repeating crossbow outside of Warhammer Fantasy.

I’m thinking my next go will be a warforged druid. “Beast Wars”, anyone?

====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&DI Character Builder ======
Lucas Depthwalker, level 1
Elf, Ranger
Fighting Style: Archer Fighting Style

Str 17, Con 10, Dex 18, Int 10, Wis 13, Cha 8.

Str 17, Con 10, Dex 16, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 8.

AC: 17 Fort: 14 Reflex: 15 Will: 11
HP: 22 Surges: 6 Surge Value: 5

Nature +8, Stealth +8, Endurance +4, Perception +8, Athletics +7, Thievery +8

Acrobatics +3, Arcana, Bluff -1, Diplomacy -1, Dungeoneering +1, Heal +1, History, Insight +1, Intimidate -1, Religion, Streetwise -1

Level 1: Sneak of Shadows

Ranger at-will 1: Nimble Strike
Ranger at-will 1: Twin Strike
Ranger encounter 1: Singular Shot
Ranger daily 1: Hunt’s End

Repeating crossbow, Hide Armor, Adventurer’s Kit, Climber’s Kit, Handaxe
====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&DI Character Builder ======


One Response to Character of the Day: Lucas Depthwalker, elf ranger

  1. Alun says:

    NIce Char. Where did you get the model from?

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