Torturer (Human Expert 5/Fighter 2)
Torturer CR 5
Human expert 5/fighter 2
NE Medium humanoid
Init +1; Senses Perception +11
AC 19, touch 11, flat-footed 18 (+8 armor, +1 Dex)
HP 52 (7 HD; 2d10+5d8+19)
Fort +6, Ref +2, Will +5; +1 vs. fear
Defensive Abilities bravery +1
Speed 20 ft.
Melee +1 heavy flail +10 (1d10+7/19–20) or unarmed strike +9 (1d3+4 plus Scorpion Style) or mwk whip +10 (1d3+4 nonlethal)
Reach 5 ft. (15 ft. with whip)
Str 18, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +5; CMB +9 (+11 grapple); CMD 20 (22 vs. grapple)
Feats Exotic Weapon Proficiency (whip), Improved Grapple, Improved Unarmed Strike, Intimidating Prowess, Persuasive, Scorpion Style, Skill Focus (Profession [torturer])
Skills Craft (traps) +4, Diplomacy +6, Heal +6, Intimidate +16, Knowledge (dungeoneering) +3, Perception +11, Profession (torturer) +19, Sense Motive +11
Combat Gear vials of acid (2), alchemist’s fire (2), greenblood oil (2 doses), tanglefoot bags (2); Other Gear +1 banded mail, +1 heavy flail, masterwork whip, masterwork torturer’s tools (+5 competence bonus on Profession [torturer] checks)
Boon A torturer can question an individual delivered by the PCs, arrange for an NPC of up to 6th level to be detained for 24 hours, or release an individual from the torture chambers.
Torturers, hated by nearly everyone, are kept in the dark corners of tyrannical lords’ castles to subject their prisoners to unspeakable torments with fire, acid, persuasion, intimidation, delicate instruments, or even their bruising fists. Sometimes these encounters are quests for truth, other times merely grim entertainments, but they always involve inflicting pain. Torturers can be used as pit fighters, royal headsmen, gladiatorial trainers, or drill sergeants in cruel armies. Torturers might also be sadistic castle guards or even members of the city watch in especially brutal cities. the dungeons beneath a temple to an evil god could also have torturers on hand for sacred rituals.
A torturer often has a turnkey or a pair of street thugs as brutish assistants (CR 6). Some torturers are accompanied by four guards or two slavers instead (CR 7). A torturer might be paired with a slayer (CR 9), or two torturers could serve a guild master (CR 11).
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