06 June 2016

Planar NPC: Zyizzack The Stickyfingers

Zyizzack The Stickyfingers

A small, gremlin-like personage, with long and tattered ears, big yellow eyes, and a brown warty hide. Besides a backpack carried on his back, he only wears a simple loincloth and a pair of leather bracers.


CR 4; XP 1,200

CN Small Outsider (extraplanar)
Init +9; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +15

Defense

AC 17, touch 16, flat-footed 12 (+5 Dex, +1 natural, +1 size)
hp 37 (5d10+10); regeneration 1 (lawful)
Fort +3, Ref +9, Will +7; +4 vs. abjuration and divination magic

Offense
Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee dagger +11 (1d3+1)
Ranged dagger +11 (1d3+1)
Special Attacks sneak attack +3d6
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 10th)
At will—detect magic, mage hand, prestidigitation
1/day—animate ropegetaway (self only), invisibility (self only)

Statistics
Str 12, Dex 20, Con 14, Int 11, Wis 17, Cha 11
Base Atk +5; CMB +5; CMD 20
Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Disable Device), Weapon Finesse
Skills Appraise +8, Climb +17, Disable Device +20, Perception +15, Sleight Of Hand +17, Stealth +17; Racial Modifiers +4 Disable Device, +4 Perception, +4 Sleight Of Hand
Language Common, Sylvan, Undercommon
SQ handy tools, sack of wonders

Ecology
Environment any
Organization unique
Treasure standard

Special Abilities


Handy Tools (Sp) Zyizzack can conjure daggers and tools (including scales and magnifying glass suitable for appraising, climbing tools, lockpicks, spying glasses, hearing tubes, false prosthetics helpful with Sleight Of Hand, and camouflage clothing) by reaching into his sack of wonders. They all act like a summoned tools granting +5 competence bonus to their appropriate skill checks and dissolve into nothingness one round after leaving Zyizzack's possession.

Sack Of Wonders (Sp) Any purse or sack used by Zyizzack can become an opening to his personal extradimensional space acting like a central portion of a handy haversack.

Zyizzack The Stickyfingers is an extraordinary thief, an apt safecracker, a scourge of interplanar treasures, and a self-professed thrill seeker. He is also a poor liar, poor planer, and a bigger coward than he would ever admit. He is also not even half as smart as he think he is, and he is definitely too curious for his own good. Despite all those misgivings, he is a competent thief and can be hired as such. When conjured he might demand either help with a heist of his own, or information about a suitable target (and possibly a spare time to rob such target) as the payment for his services.

Those who know about him and his ways suspect that he is a semi-ascended gremlin or maybe a child of a gremlin and some sort of extraplanar entity, though no one knows for sure. Zyizzack himself is telling many, often contradictory stories about oneself, claiming to be a bastard child of a god of thievery and a fey lady, a mortal thief reborn as an immortal entity, a benign rakshasa who turned away from cruelty and decadence of his kind, a devil who stole back his soul from hell... And he clearly lies through his teeth, whichever the story he is telling.

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