Tzin, a.k.a 'Sandy'
Tlaxu Adventurer

'Where have you been from? Will you tell me about, please?'

As the youngest male offspring of a large family of plains tlaxu, Tzin was sent off to find his own way in the world very early in life. This was not a problem for him, since he found life on the plains to be dull and his temperament was not suited to fighting duels in order to retain a place somewhere that he did not wish to be anyway.

When Tzin reached the sea, he knew then that the life on board ship was for him. He hired himself out as a dockworker in Llaza until a ship arrived that would take him on board as crew. This turned out to be the Shadow Lark, the vessel of the infamous smuggler and sometime pirate, Captain Ying Woo. The resultant life of adventure has been more than Tzin hoped for.

Tzin is of average height for a tlaxu but sleekly muscled. His fur is tan colured with cinnamon stripes and his eyes are green. He wears a rugged leather kilt and a ring in each ear - the right is a small gold hoop, the left a silver hoop with porcelain beads on it. He wears but a single braid and often ties his dark hair back in a pony-tail, human style. The metal knife at his waist (a farewell gift from his older sisters) is used for eating, not fighting.

Tzin has a placid nature which often confounds people who expect the tlaxu to be an aggressive, violent race. He is rarely the one to start a fight, but when involved in a brawl is happy to carry on. He is a cheerful philosopher who loves to argue a point without violence, and he enjoys hearing stories of other places. After some time in Llaza and with Captain Ying he is beginning to spot a tall tale when he hears it, but sometimes his natural desire to see wonders makes him gullible. He is learning to swim, much to the amusement of his friends and it is this, as much as his fur colour, that has given him the nickname Sandy.

Male tlaxu Ftr1/Tlx1: CR 2; Medium Humanoid (tlaxu); AL CG
Abilities Str 16 (+3), Dex 14 (+2), Con 14 (+2), Int 10 (+0), Wis 8 (-1), Cha 12 (+1)

Initiative +2; Speed 30 ft.
Armour Class 14 (+2 Dex, +2 armour) touch 12, flat-footed 12
Saves Fortitude +4, Reflex +4, Will -1
Hit Dice 1d10+1d8+4; hit points 14

Base Attack/Grapple +2/+5; Power Attack (+2)
Melee Spear +6 (1d8+3)
Melee Claw +5 (1d4+3)
Special Attacks Claws
Special Qualities Low-light vision, scent

Skills: Balance +4, Climb +5, Jump +5, Knowledge (geography) +1, Knowledge (religion) +1, Listen +1, Spot +1, Search +2, Sense Motive +1, Swim +5
Feats: Power Attack, Weapon Focus (spear)
Languages: Low Imperial, Tlaxan
Possessions: Leather kilt, knife, spear, ear-rings, spare change.

Using Tzin
Tzin was created for a play-by-e-mail game set around the voyages of the Shadow Lark. He was the physical one of the adventuring party, always in motion, undaunted and cheerful, making up in enthusiasm what he lacked in sophistication. Tzin's statistics could be used for any typical tlaxu fighter who may be friend or foe to the player characters.

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