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Garin "Twang" Franz    CR 8

Male Elf Ranger 8

NG Medium humanoid (elf)

Init +3, Senses Listen +??; Spot +??

AC 22, touch 15, flat-footed 18 (+4 Dex, +6 armor, +1 shield, +1 deflection)

hp 39 (8d8 HD)

Fort +6, Ref +10, Will +2

Spd 30 ft.

Ranged longbow +14/+9 (1d8+5) or Rapid Shot longbow +12/+12/+7 (1d8+5) or Manyshot longbow +10 (1d8+5, two arrows)

Base Atk +8/+3; Grp +11

Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.

Combat Gear +1 Mighty (3) Composite Longbow2,700g, 1d8/×3 piercing damage, 3 lbs., Masterwork Buckler, +2 Mithral Chain Shirt5,250g, +6 bonus, +6 Max Dex, -0 check penalty, 4 lbs., Ring of Protection +1

Spells Prepared (CL 4)

1st — entangle

Abilities Str 16 (+3), Dex 18 (+4), Con 10 (+0), Int 15 (+2), Wis 11 (+0), Cha 8 (-1)

SQ Favored Enemy (Humanoid (human) +4, Dragon +2), Track, Wild Empathy, Animal Companion (Medium Viper), Woodland Stride, Swift Tracker

Feats Rapid Shot, Endurance, Manyshot, Mounted Combat, Mounted Archery, Weapon Focus (Longbow)

Skills Craft(Weaponsmith) +13 plus 77 points

Original stats of 15, 16, 11, 15, 11, 8; advanced Str and Con

Garin, while possessing more of the skills of a Robin Hood, is not the front line character, like Alaric. Garin is usually the getaway man when the group has some dark dealings to do. Many don’t trust him for the company he shares with his snake, but he’s one of the kinder-hearted of this lot, though not above robbing from the rich when needed. Garin is also one of the two strong weaponsmiths in the group, and will often assist Edwin in the creation of the base weapon needed, while Edwin works on the dragoncraft component.