Lords of the Deep Dark
Kaeliss of Grintell
Greedy drider warrior chief of a band of thieves and cut throats
Kaeliss Drider CR 7
XP 3,200 CE Large aberration Init +2; Senses darkvision 120 ft., detect good, detect law, detect magic; Perception +15 Defense AC 20, touch 12, flat-footed 17; (+2 Dex, +1 dodge, +8 natural,–1 size) hp 76 (9d8+36) Fort +7, Ref +5, Will +9 Immune sleep; SR 18 Offense Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft. Melee mwk heavy mace +9/+4 (1d8+3), bite +3 (1d4+1 plus poison) Ranged mwk composite longbow +8/+3 (1d8+2/×3) Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft. Special Attacks web (+7 ranged, DC 18, hp 9) Spell-Like Abilities (CL 9th) Constant—detect good, detect law, detect magic At will—dancing lights, darkness, faerie fire 1/day—clairaudience/clairvoyance, deeper darkness, dispel magic, levitate, suggestion (DC 16) Spells Known (CL 6th) 3rd (4/day)—lightning bolt (DC 16) 2nd (6/day)—invisibility, web (DC 15) 1st (7/day)—mage armor, magic missile, ray of enfeeblement (DC 14), silent image (DC 14) 0 (at will)—bleed (DC 13), daze (DC 13), ghost sound, mage hand, ray of frost, read magic, resistance Statistics Str 15, Dex 15, Con 18, Int 15, Wis 16, Cha 16 Base Atk +6; CMB +9; CMD 21 (33 vs. trip) Feats Blind-Fight, Dodge, Combat Casting, Weapon Focus (bite, mace) Skills Climb +22, Intimidate +15, Knowledge (arcana) +14, Perception +15, Spellcraft +14, Stealth +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth Languages Common, Elven, Undercommon SQ undersized weapons Ecology Environment any underground Organization solitary, pair, or group (3–8) Treasure double (masterwork heavy mace, masterwork composite longbow [+2 Str] with 20 arrows, additional treasure) Special Abilities Poison (Ex) Bite—injury; save Fort DC 18; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Str; cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based. Spells A drider casts spells as a 6th-level cleric, sorcerer, or wizard, but does not gain any other class abilities. Undersized Weapons (Ex) Although a drider is Large, its upper torso is the same size as that of a Medium humanoid’s upper torso. As a result, it wields weapons as if it were one size category smaller than its actual size (Medium for most driders).
Kaeliss is an angry, power hungry mercenary captain. The fact that he was turned into a drider and driven from the home he had known has left him angry at the world. He especially hates women. He has gathered around him a collection of thugs and monsters to carve out a small kingdom of his own. He currently has designs on the Gnomish fort at Geyser Falls.