D Is for Dandy

dandy: (adj.) excellent

The Baron Calogero, wealthy effete aristocrat, lives in an elegant chateau, surrounded by the finest luxuries money can buy and waited on by a platoon of the finest servants ever to grace a noble’s household. He is witty and stylish, and invitations to his parties are much sought after by aristocrats and successful merchants. His wife, the Baroness Lamya, possesses stunning beauty and all of the social graces. Nearly everyone admits that few men have life better than Calogero.

Unknown to most, Calogero, a master of disguise and swordsmanship, fights for justice against the forces of chaos under the nom de guerre of the Crimson Rose. Assisted by an elite team of trusted allies, the Crimson Rose engages in daring incursions, striking against those forces that would oppress and tyrannize.

Calogero is one of the most accomplished swordsmen in the land. He fights with a long sword, attacking up to three times per round. Calogero’s attack bonus and the damage he inflicts with his sword depend on how many attacks he makes.

If he makes three attacks in a round, he does so with a -1 penalty to attack rolls, and each attack inflicts 1d4+1 points of damage. If he makes two attacks in a round, his attack rolls are unmodified, and each attack inflicts 1d6+2 points of damage. With a single attack per round, Calogero has a +1 attack roll bonus and inflicts 1d8+3 points of damage.

Due to his enormous skill with a sword, Calogero can divide his attacks between multiple targets, moving as far a 5 feet between attacks. If the damage roll from a successful attack yields the minimum result (2 points with three attacks, 3 points with two attacks, 4 points with a single attack), Calogero not inflicts that damage, but also forces his foe to make a saving throw. If the saving throw fails, Calogero can disarm his foe, knock his foe prone, or leap 10 feet away from his foe (Calogero’s choice).

Due to his enormous wealth, Calogero seldom lacks whatever equipment he needs. He can easily afford the best weapons, armor, horses, et cetera. Among his most prized possessions is his magical quizzing glass.

Baron Calogero
Hit Dice: 5+5
Armor Class: 5 [14]
Attack: up to 3 sword attacks (damage varies)
Special: +2 AC against melee attacks, master swordsman
Move: 12
Saving Throw: 12
Alignment: Law
Number Encountered: Unique
Challenge Level/XP: 7/600

Magical Quizzing Glass: This normal seeming monocle on a stick has two useful magical powers. Once per round, the owner may look through the glass and either use Detect Evil or Detect Invisibility.

April 4th, 2014  in RPG 1 Comment »

One Response to “D Is for Dandy”

  • Susan Gourley says:

    I’m not in the gaming world but this character sounds like a good one to have on your side.

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