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Grogan Stonethews

by Clive Squire

Male Hylar Dwarf Master Craftsman 1/Cleric of Reorx 5/Mighty Anvil of Reorx 2
Strength14 Fortitude+9 Armor Class15
Dexterity10 Reflex+1 Flat-footed AC15
Constitution14 Will+8 Touch AC10
Intelligence19 AlignmentLN Base Attack+4
Wisdom15 Speed20 Melee Attack+6
Charisma14 Initiative+0 Ranged Attack+4
Hit Points56 SizeMedium


Dwarven Traits, Primary Focus (craftsman), Knack (item of distinction), Minor Incus, Reorx's Lore (craft wondrous item), Spontaneous Casting (cure), Turn Undead (5/day, 1d20+7, 2d6+7).


Appraise +8 (+10 armour, weapons & metal), Concentration +7, Craft (armoursmithing) +9, Craft (blacksmithing) +10, Craft (carpentry) +6, Craft (leatherworking) +6, Craft (weaponsmithing) +8, Diplomacy +7, Disable Device +9, Heal +6, Intimidate +4, Listen +4, Knowledge (arcana) +7, Knowledge (engineering) +7, Knowledge (history) +6, Knowledge (local) +6, Knowledge (religion) +10, Listen +4, Open Lock +3, Profession (brewer) +6, Search +6, Sense Motive +8, Spellcraft +11, Spot +4, Use Rope +2.


Brew Potion, Craft Magic Arms & Armour, Craft Wondrous Item (B), Negoiator.


Common, Dwarven, Elven.


Domains: Earth (turn air creatures 5/day) and Forge (+2 insight bonus on Appraise & Craft skill checks with metal or stone).

Spells: +6 melee touch, +4 ranged touch; spell DC 12 + spell level.

3rd: cure serious wounds, earthen shield*, keen edge, stone tentacles**.
2nd: align weapon, communal channel***, make whole, soften earth & stone, spiritual weapon.
1st: bless, cure light wounds, divine favour, magic weapon, summon monster I.
0: cure minor wounds, detect magic (x2), light, read magic.

* Spell found in the Dragonlance Campaign Setting
** Spell found in the War of the Lance
*** Spell found in the Holy Order of the Stars.


+2 warhammer (1d8+4), hand axe (1d6+2)


Speciality medallion of faith (Reorx)*, phylactery of long years (see below), staff of curing, tun of purity (see below), ornamental golden plate mail armour, chain mail.

* Item found in the Holy Orders of the Stars.


Grogan has lightly tanned skin and grey hair and can normally wears a set of matching boots, gloves and coat, the latter emblazoned with the holy symbol of Reorx over his set of chain mail. His most notable facial feature is his eyes; they are coal-black and twinkle with his moods.


For a dwarf, Grogan is unusually upbeat and enthusiastic. Regardless to what situation he finds himself in, he can always be relied on to come up with a course of action. Grogan can be grumpy, normally when he sees dwarves giving up on hope and giving up their faith in the gods. Grogan uses witty verses and proverbs to try to get others to think about their intended actions.

In Your Campaign:

Grogan can be introduced into your campiagn with ease. He could be used as a healer, offering his healing spells and knowledge to a party of adventurers that are in the Pax Tharkas area. Or, he could be employed by a party to create some much needed armour and weapons, all for the proper cost and a small tithe to the fund of the church, of course. Grogan can also be used to supply a party of advneturers with local information, he is well travelled and likes to talk with exotic characters.


  • Unsung Heroes.

Phylactery of Long Years (Major Wondrous Item)

This strange device, normally fashioned to be worn around the wearers head or wrist, contains a small enclosure filled with sacred texts and passages. While worn, the wearer finds his aging process slowed down.

When initially worn, the phylactery stops the aging process for the wearer for 2 years per the wearer's HD (to a maximum of 40 years) or until the phylactery is removed, whichever happens first. Once that time has elasped, the wearer resumes aging as normal.

The effects of the phylactery of long years is a permanent effect and cannot be dispelled by normal means. The effects can be reversed by means of a wish or like spell or the application of the greater river's ravages spell.

Stong Transmutation; CL 20th; Craft Wondrous Item, river's ravages, time stop; Cost 180,000stl; cost to create 90,000stl + 17,200 XP.

Tun of Purity (Minor Wondrous Item)

This large casket, made from richly engraved vallenwood bound in silver and steel bands is the brewers dream. On command, the casket can be made to fill itself with a clear, sweet tasting water up to 3/day by the use of a create water spell. The casket holds 12 gallons of water.

The tun of purity can also be used to create other liquids other than water. This can only be achieved though if the user of the tun has at least 4 ranks in Profession (brewer). The tun can be used to create such liquids as tea, yava, beer, wine, ale or spirits. Such liquids can be siphoned out of the tun and bottled.

The tun of purity can also besow upon the user the ability to create magical potions and liquids, as if he had the Brew Potion item creation feat. The user must still qualify for all other prerequisites for the potions or magical liquids he wishes to create.

Faint Conjuration; CL 5th; Craft Wondrous Item, create water, Brew Potion, the creator must have at least 4 ranks in Profession (brewer); Cost 15,000stl; cost to create 7,500stl + 600 XP.

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