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Akiko the Dragon-Born



Akiko Shiikaa (the seeker), Monk 3/Sorcerer 3/Dragon Disciple 1

Akiko Shiikaa: Female human Monk 3/Sorcerer 3/Dragon Disciple 1; CR 7; Medium humanoid; HD 3d8+3 plus 3d4+3 plus 1d12+1; hp 33; Init +7; Spd 40 ft.; AC 17, touch 14, flat-footed 14; Base Atk +3; Grp +8; Atk +4 melee (1d6+1, unarmed strike or quarterstaff) or +6 ranged (1+1, shuriken); Full Atk +4 melee (1d6+1, unarmed strike or quarterstaff) or +2/+2 melee (1d6+1, unarmed strike or quarterstaff) or +6 ranged (1+1, shuriken); SA flurry of blows, unarmed strike; SQ evasion, familiar benefits, lizard familiar, natural armor increase +1, still mind; AL LN; SV Fort +7, Ref +7, Will +9; Str 12, Dex 16, Con 12, Int 8, Wis 13, Cha 12.

Skills and Feats: Balance +5, Climb +4, Concentration +3, Hide +6, Jump +3, Knowledge (arcana) +7, Listen +6, Move Silently +6, Search +0, Sense Motive +3, Speak Language (Draconic), Spot +6, Tumble +8, Alertness, Combat Casting, Dodge, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (shuriken), Improved Grapple , Improved Initiative, Improved Unarmed Strike.

Flurry of Blows (Ex): Using the full attack action, Akiko can make one additional attack per round with unarmed strikes, with her quarterstaff, or with a combination of both. This extra attack is made at her highest attack bonus, but each attack in the round takes a -2 penalty on the attack roll.

Unarmed Strike: Akiko gains Improved Unarmed Strike as a bonus feat. She uses her full Strength bonus on all damage rolls with unarmed strikes.

Bonus Spell: Akiko gains one bonus spell per day, which is treated like a bonus spell from a high ability score. She has used it at 1st level.

Evasion (Ex): If Akiko makes a successful Reflex saving throw against an attack that normally deals half damage on a successful save, she instead takes no damage.

Familiar Benefits: Akiko has chosen a lizard as her familiar. When her familiar is within 5 feet of her, she gains the benefit of the Alertness feat and a +3 bonus on her Climb checks (included in the statistics above). She also gains the following benefits.

Empathic Link (Su): Akiko can communicate telepathically with the familiar at a distance of up to 1 mile. She has the same connection to an item or a place that her familiar does.

Share Spells: Akiko may have any spell she casts on herself also affect her familiar if the latter is within 5 feet at the time. She may also cast a spell with a target of "You" on her familiar.

Touch: The familiar can deliver touch spells for Akiko.

Still Mind: Akiko gains a +2 bonus on saving throws against spells and effects from the Enchantment school.

Sorcerer Spells Known (6/7; save DC 11 + spell level): 0 -- acid splash, prestidigitation, ray of frost, resistance, touch of fatigue; 1st -- burning hands, magic weapon, true strike.

Languages: Common, Draconic.

Possessions:Bracers of armor +2, ring of protection +1, quarterstaff, 20 shuriken, potion of cat's grace, potion of bear's endurance, 3 potions of shield of faith (+2), 4 potions of cure light wounds, backpack, bedroll, rations, 225 gp.

Male Lizard Familiar: CR --; Tiny magical beast (augmented animal); HD 1/2 d8 (effective 7d8); hp 16; Init +2; Spd 20 ft., climb 20 ft.; AC 16, touch 14, flat-footed 14; Atk +7 melee (1d4-4, bite); Face/Reach 2-1/2 ft./0 ft.; SQ improved evasion, low-light vision; AL N; SV Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +9; Str 3, Dex 15, Con 10, Int 7, Wis 12, Cha 2.

Skills and Feats: Balance +10, Climb +10, Concentration +2, Hide +13, Listen +4, Move Silently +5, Search -1, Sense Motive +3, Spot +4; Weapon Finesse.

Improved Evasion (Ex): If the familiar makes a successful Reflex saving throw against an attack that normally deals half damage on a successful save, it takes no damage. It takes half damage on a failed saving throw.

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