Female human ranger 2
NE Medium humanoid (human)
Init 1; Senses Perception +6
AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (3 armor, +1 Dex, +1 dodge)
hp 17 (2d10 +6)
Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +1
Speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk handaxe +5 (1d6 +3/×3), mwk handaxe +5 (1d6 +1/×3) or
mwk handaxe +7 (1d6 +3/×3)
Ranged dagger +3 (1d4 +3/19–20)
Special Attacks favored enemy (human +2)
During Combat Kressle spends the first few rounds of combat throwing daggers and waiting for the enemy to fight their way through her bandits to confront her. She’ll switch to using her two axes after a few rounds, focusing her attacks on humans if she can.
Morale Kressle attempts to flee south to the Stag Lord’s fort if brought below 5 hit points, but if it’s obvious that she can’t escape the PCs, she fights to the death.
Str 16, Dex 13, Con 15, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 8
Base Atk +2; CMB +5; CMD 17
Feats: Dodge, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Focus (handaxe)
Skills: Climb +7, Intimidate +4, Knowledge (geography) +5, Knowledge (nature) +5, Perception +6, Stealth +5, Survival +6
SQ track +1, wild empathy +1
Combat Gear: studded leather armor, 2 masterwork handaxes, 4 daggers, 85 gp
The leader of the Thorn Ford camp bandits is a woman named Kressle, a sadistic criminal and career bandit. Never spending more than a week in one spot, banditry is in her blood—as a
young child she was already helping her parents rob travelers and roughen up pilgrims for some quick cash. When her parents were killed after an ambush on a road, She managed to make her way through the dangerous region with a bit of luck, only to be caught by a group of the Stag Lord’s men. When two of them lost hands and fingers to her axes, their thoughts turned from rape to escape, and she followed the maimed and frightened bandits right up to the Stag Lord’s fort. Impressed with her skill and bravery, the Stag Lord threw the cowardly would-be rapists to the dead fields and recruited Kressle on the spot. After serving at the fort for a few months, the Stag Lord sent her north to run the Thorn Ford Bandit’s Camp—she’s enjoyed the mix of freedom and responsibility, and her arrangement with Oleg is but the latest of her initiatives enacted since her arrival in the area.
Kressle was killed by members of the Greenbelt Expedition.