Monk of the Sacred Mountain (grappler)
Level 6 Monk, Human, Lawful Good
Str 17, Dex 12, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 8
AC 18, flat-footed 16, touch 17 (+2 shield- ILD); 50 hp
Fort +8 (immune to disease), Ref +7, Will +8 ( +10 vs. enchantment)
Initiative +1; Speed 50 ft
CMB+9/ +11 grapple ( +1 unarmed strike); CMD 26/ 28 grapple ( +2 ILD)
Unarmed strike +8 melee 1d10 +3 damage OR +8/ +8 (Flurry of Blows)
Handaxe (mithral, +1) +8 melee 1d6 +4 damage
Sling +5 ranged 1d4 +3
Stunning Fist 7/day (DC 15)
Feats: Defensive Combat Training, Endurance, Improved Grapple(B), Deflect Arrows(B), Toughness(B), Diehard, Weapon Focus: Unarmed Strike, Dodge(B)
Skills: Acrobatics +9, Climb +8, Escape Artist +5, Knowledge(Religion) +6 and (History) +5, Linguistics +1, Perception +9, Profession(Mining) +11, Ride +5, Sense Motive +7, Stealth +8, Survival +7, Swim +7
Languages: Common, Dwarven
Traits: Bullied, Poverty-Stricken
Variants: Heart of the Fields racial trait(replaces Skilled), Monk of the Sacred Mountain class variant- Iron Monk(replaces Evasion), Bastion Stance(replaces Slow Fall), Iron Limb Defense(replaces High Jump)
Luth stands at a bulky 6’1" and appears to most as a rugged frontiersman. His simple, earth-toned clothing and short, but thick beard reinforce this perception. Luth looks to be in his late 20’s, but his face and eyes suggest greater age and experience. His hair and beard are both dark brown, almost black, and somewhat unkempt. His skin tone is a slightly ruddy caucasian.
Luth doesn’t talk much about his past…or anything, for that matter. What he does share is that he was orphaned at a young age. Soon after, he was accepted by a monastery in the mountains of his homeland after passing a test of endurance and will. There he learned focus, discipline, and the virtues of silence. He also proved himself very useful in the monastery’s mines and developed an appreciation for the earth’s strength. This carried over into his training as a warrior monk of a tradition he calls “The Earthen Fist,” which relies heavily on brute strength, endurance, fist strikes, and grapples.
Luth does not drink, but does heartily enjoy meat. In camp, he often practices his fighting forms or reads from a small prayerbook of Irori, sometimes leaving to scavenge small game or meditate. Luth seems to put great importance on honoring his word when he gives it, is reluctant to take human life, and is reverent toward non-evil faiths, priests, and places of worship.