There are only a few hours left in our Valentine sale, which features all our NPC products at 20% off their usual prices. Of course, Shards of the Heart features more than 20 NPCs that were written with romance in mind. However, the characters in Shards of the City can be useful for that purpose as well! (See below.) On top of that, three of the Deck O’ Names name generators are included in the sale. You can get this discount at the Open Gaming Store, RPGNow, and DriveThruRPG.
One character from Shards of the City who could be a romantic interest for a player character is Terrance Olmerson. Although a notorious bandit by reputation, he is not necessarily recognizable to the average person. This allows him to occasionally go to a tavern in town incognito (or actually in disguise), gathering information or just getting out for a drink. Under those circumstances, someone could catch his eye (or vice versa) and a relationship begin to develop. No doubt he would have an excuse for seldom being in town: being a traveling messenger or a buyer for a distant merchant, for example.
Human Rogue 11
N Medium Humanoid (Human)
Init +6; Senses Perception +16
AC 19, Touch 14, Flat-Footed 15 (+5 Armor, +4 Dex)
Fort +4, Ref +11, Will +5
Defensive Abilities Evasion, Uncanny Dodge, Trap Sense +3, Improved Uncanny Dodge
Speed 30 ft.
Melee +1 Short Sword +13/+8 (1d6+1/17-20)
Ranged Masterwork Composite Shortbow +12 (1d6/x3)
Special Attacks Sneak attack +6d6
Str 10, Dex 19 (+4), Con 12 (+1), Int 12 (+1), Wis 14 (+2), Cha 14 (+2)
Base Atk +8; CMB +8; CMD 22
Feats Weapon Finesse, Improved Initiative, Deft Hands, Deceitful, Stealthy, Combat Reflexes, Improved Critical (Short Sword)
Skills Bluff +18, Climb +14, Disable Device +20, Disguise +18, Escape Artist +20, Knowledge: Local +10, Perception +16, Sense Motive +11, Stealth +20, Use Magic Device +15
Languages Common, Orc
Special Qualities Trapfinding +5, Rogue Talents (Fast Stealth, Finesse Rogue, Trap Spotter, Resiliency), Advanced Talents (Opportunist)
Combat Gear Potion of Cure Serious Wounds (2), Potion of Invisibility, Antitoxin (2)
Other Gear +2 Short Sword, Masterwork Composite Shortbow, 30 Arrows, +2 Studded Leather, Noble’s Outfit, Disguise Kit, Belt of Incredible Dexterity +2, Cloak of Resistance +1, Masterwork Thieves Tools, 300 gp