Marian Duelist Extraordinaire
Dueling is not about killing your opponent. It is not about enemies. It is a poetic aesthetic. A search for the true measure of men. It is a quest, driven by insatiable desire, to weigh the ocean in the palm of your hand. In the midst of a dance, a duelist catches a glimpse of what no one else can see, a glimpse of what men, and women, truly are. And what you truly are intrigues me, young Lady. Yes, I rather think that it would please me much more to draw that out for the world to see, than to collect a minor bounty. For what is a bag of jewels against the weight of the ocean, and all it’s bounties?
What do you say, shall I teach you, or kill you?
In return for not killing you, you shall become my pupil. I think you will find my rates for instruction very reasonable. I do not require much.
In Maria, a teacher or instrcutor or patron is called, “Jethro”
lvl 3 Fighter, lvl 4 Sword Lord
AC 21 (22 on full attack) HP 49 Init +6
+13 / +8 Dueling Sword 1d8 + 6 (crit 19-20 × 2)
Str 9 -1
Dex 18 +4
Con 13 +1
Int 10 +0
Wis 12 +1
Char 14 +2
Perform (duelist) +7
Slight of Hand +9
Sense Motive +6
Weap Prof (Dueling Sword)
Weap focus (Dueling Sword)
Bravery, Armor Training
Display Weapon Prowess (+3 to intimidation)
Adaptive Tactics – At 4th level, a swordlord learns to adapt his fighting style to counter his enemy’s strengths. A swordlord reduces the attack roll penalty for fighting defensively and/or using Combat Expertise by 1 at 4th level, increasing to 2 at 8th level. In addition, after a swordlord uses his dueling sword to attack a creature he attacked during the previous round, as a swift action he can attempt a Sense Motive check (with a DC equal to 10 + the opponent’s base attack bonus). If the check is successful, the swordlord can choose to gain a +2 circumstance bonus either on attack rolls or to AC against that creature until the beginning of his next turn.
+1 MT Marian Naval Scale +6 AC, 3 Dex Bonus, -0 ACP
+2 MT Altaen Steel Dueling Sword