Galen Pathwarden, "The Weasel" (Weasel's Luck)
Sneak attack +2d6, evasion, trap sense +1, trapfinding, uncanny dodge
Bluff +9, Diplomacy +11, Handle Animal +4, Hide +10, Knowledge (nobility) +3, Knowledge (local) +8, Move Silently +10, Ride +5, Spot +11, Tumble +10, Use Magic Device +4.
Dodge, Lucky, Quick-Thinking.
+5 melee (1d6+2/19-20, shortsword)
Gloves of armor +1 (as bracers of armor), shortsword, Calantina dice, belt pouch containing six opals, signet ring.
Galen Pathwarden di Caela Brightblade, known as The Weasel, started his life as the third son of Sir Andrew Pathwarden, a minor noble of Coastlund. A free and mischievous child, he is prone to dangerous pranks.
A middle-built lad with auburn hair, Galen's life would change forever when he turned seventeen. At that time a famous knight-errant, Sir Bayard Brightblade, was staying in the castle on his way to a tournament in Castle Di Caela to win the hand of Enid Di Caela, the last heir of the famous Solamnic family. Galen became embroiled in the adventure when a dark figure, which he called the Scorpion, forced him into helping him steal the armor of the knight. For that his father, who did not know how it had happened but had his suspicions, imprisoned him along with his older brother.
The Weasel quickly found a way out of the problem however, but was forced to become the squire of Sir Bayard, all according to the Scorpion´s plan. Galen, who had never been formally trained to be a knight, hated his duties with passion and had not an ounce of bravery in his body. He would hide from every fight and would lie if that got him out of trouble. Also, following the Scorpion's orders, he would delay Bayard´s trip as much as he could.
Many adventures the duo have between Coastlund and Castle Di Caela: troubles with the centaur and satyr wars in the Warden Swamp, near Galen´s castle, that gained them a centaur companion Agion and an inkling on the Scorpion´s magic; troubles with his older brother that almost costs him his life and leaves said brother in the quicksand; trouble with ogres that the Scorpion commands and that costs the life of their centaur companion and most of all troubles with his own cowardly nature.
Eventually Bayard discovers Galen´s duplicity when the Scorpion no longer needs the Weasel. They arrive late to Castle Di Caela and there Galen is released from Bayard´s service. A high fever and a deep guilt make Galen confess his deals with the Scorpion, who had taken the form of Gabriel Androctus. The confession starts a chain of events that begins with the kidnapping of Lady Enid and ends with Galen proving his valor and guile in the Pass of Chaktamir. His bravery and quick mind gain him the respect of all the knights and adoption into Bayard´s family.
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