Character Thursday-Peter Reiner (Human Squire)

Peter ReinerPeter Reiner-Human Squire

Strength: 20, Constitution: 18, Dexterity: 14,

Wisdom: 11, Intelligence: 9, Charisma: 16


The Reiner House was well known among the noble houses and Peter grew up a favorite of the court, with great potential for politics. As one of the best fencers among the youth, he was well respected. His family’s money helped.

Shortly after his 18th birthday, tragedy struck. His father made a reckless investment and soon the family was in dire economic straits. They could have swept it under the rug, gotten a loan, but the next few months were filled with scandal and the family quickly fell into ill-repute in the court as well.

As his parents flailed to try to right their political ship, Peter was asked to join the military to help build repute. They had secured him a place as a low ranking officer. Peter was appalled. He ran away from home, aiming to make his name as an adventurer before returning to redeem his familiy.

Peter Reiner has very good stats, high enough to start at level 1 as a Paladin.  The Wisdom required to be a Paladin didn’t seem to fit his backstory, though, so I gave him some extra Charisma instead, to allow him to grow to Paladin at level 2 by acquiring the necessary Wisdom.  This means that during level 1 I’m going to want to find a deity for Peter to gravitate toward as a Paladin and I may want to obtain a horse.

Something interesting about Peter is that I start with Weapon Mastery(Rapier), which means I need to specify the weapon as seen here:RapierHaving this weapon specified means I would like the Master Weaver to provide me with a Rapier at the outset.  A Rapier is a powerful weapon, but has a tendency to break when used to parry heavier weapons, so Peter may have some trouble getting enough money to buy expensive replacement rapiers.

In the backstory I am just looking for abilities that reflect Peter’s time in court, like Diplomacy, Gather Followers, Persuade, Convince, and the like.  Peter is going to be powerful enough as a level 2 Paladin that those abilities aren’t as vital to his strength as a character.

His backstory is also likely to come back at him if the Master Weaver so desires with him perhaps being painted a deserter for abandoning his post, despite not having accepted it himself.  The Master Weaver could also plague the player with letters from his family requesting money, which In-Character he would be obliged to provide.

Have requests for a character build?  Let us know below.  Maybe we’ll make your character next Thursday.

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