Rogue

Rogue

Thief Class Archetype

The master of stealth, evasion and initiative

Rogues are devious thieves who walk the shadows of the night, and make their livings by stealing from other people. They are experts at many mischievous skills, including picking locks and pockets, finding traps and disarming them, identifying obscure items and easy marks, scanning for victims, and tracking them down. Rogues are also masters of escaping from danger, learning multiple methods of evasion. Because of their amazing agility, they are very difficult to hit during combat.

Xaventry town square and Market Street are excellent spots for a sneaky adventurer to make a profit. Latarathus can normally be found waiting for that opportune moment to find a bit of extra gold. Due to his skills as a rogue, Latarathus makes a habit of lifting items and gold off unsuspecting tourists. Occasionally, while drunk, he might intimidate a resident in a dark alley. Other than that, he keeps a low profile and out of the suspicions of the local police. Often he offers tips and training to anyone willing to buy him a drink.

One day, while walking down the busy Market Street, Latarathus noticed a merchant talking to a banker. These two were often seen doing business on the streets. They would make a prominent display of how wealthy they were while surrounded with the common workers carrying on their back breaking tasks. Normally, Latarathus would refrain from picking someone's pocket in public, but these two have reputations and dirty as the gold coins weighing down their coin purses. Most commoners would look the other way if these two came upon misfortune. Only after seeing the merchant hand the banker an exceptionally weighty leather sack did Latarathus decide to make a move.

Latarathus silently moved behind a large stack of crates just out of view of the two men. Silently, Latarathus crept out of hiding, advancing on the two men doing business. Suddenly, a small shine of blade appeared in Latarathus's hand as he thrust his arm upward toward the banker. Latarathus's backstab dropped the banker to the ground, his body twitching and gasping in pain. The street merchant started to run toward a crowd of people shouting for the police. Several throwing knives found their way into his back dropping him to the ground.

A large crowd started to gather around the two injured men, the merchant frightened and bloody and the banker poisoned and shivering. A questioning murmur started to buzz throughout the crowd, while it was obvious that these men had been attacked and robbed, the attacker was no where to be seen.

Since Rogues are able to move without being detected, they often strike their victims with a quick but deadly stab to the back. Rogues prefer using easily-concealable but dangerous weapons, especially daggers. Hooks, nunchaku, whips, and yo-yos are also popular, along with knives or stars that can be thrown at enemies from a distance. While they try to avoid fights that are not weighted heavily in their favor, Rogues are still competent warriors, and are able to attack much more quickly than all but the most skilled of opponents.

The organizations that Rogues form are highly secretive, and their structures are only fully understood by their members. While they sometimes come into conflict with each other, only one group tends to operate in each of the world's major cities. The exception to this is New Rigel, a popular town located on Sepharia that offers young Rogues a unique opportunity to hone their thieving skills before journeying to other places.

Rogue Proficiencies

Weapon

Dagger Dart Exotic Hook
Nunchaku Throwing Knife Throwing Star Whip
Yo-yo

Defense

Acrobatics Dodge Evasion Shield Block

Combat

Backstab Bash Blind Fighting Grapple
Hand To Hand Kick Second Attack Throwing

Technical

Detect Traps Disarm Traps Hide Lock Picking
Peek Perception Scan Snare
Sneaking Stealing Tracking

Mystical

Forgery Lore

Rogue Spells

No skills found.