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|Pieter Aertsen (ca.(1508)1575) Title Butcher's Stall Date 1551|
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|Shopkeep CR 1|
Human expert 3
N Medium humanoid
Init +0; Senses Perception +8
|AC 10, touch 10,
hp 13 (3d8)
Fort +1, Ref +1, Will +4
|Speed 30 ft.
Melee dagger +1 (1d41/1920)
Ranged dagger +2 (1d41/1920)
|Strength 9, Dexterity 10, Constitution
10, Intelligence 11, Wisdom 13, Charisma 12
Base Atk +2; CMB +1; CMD 11
Feats Alertness, Deceitful, Skill Focus (Profession [merchant])
Skills Appraise +6, Bluff +9, Diplomacy +7, Disguise +6, Knowledge (local) +6, Linguistics +6, Perception +8, Profession (merchant) +10, Sense Motive +9
Languages Common, Dwarven, Gnome, Halfling
Combat Gear smokestick, tanglefoot bag; Other Gear dagger, Disguise kit, heavy horse and wagon, 433 gp worth of trade goods
Boon A shopkeep can give a 10% discount on any item of equipment less than 400 gp.
Shopkeeps operate a citys trade emporiums, a towns shops, a villages general store, and the frontiers isolated trading posts. Whether a canny traveling peddler, a wheeling and dealing bazaar stallholder, or a respected businessman with a position on the town council, shopkeeps are found across the world, forming the backbone of a settlements economy as they keep the river of trade flowing freely through its gates. Shopkeeps can be used to represent a variety of minor occupations in villages, towns, and cities. Changing the focus of a shopkeeps Profession skill can create a wide variety of characters, from bakers to fishermen to millers.
Replacing a shopkeeps Profession skill with a Craft skill creates a craftsman rather than a salesman, whether it be an alchemist, weaver, or smith. Exchanging Profession for a Knowledge skill or two makes a sage or scholar. in this case, the trade goods listed in the stat block above can represent books, maps, or scrolls. Shopkeeps are not skilled in combat, but could be used to represent a citizens militia mobilized in times of war. In this case, adding Padded or leather armor, and perhaps replacing the dagger with a club or spear, or even a crossbow, can make them into more effective combatants. A shopkeep will often partner with another shopkeep or a vagabond (CR 3) for long journeys, sometimes hiring a guard if they deal in expensive commodities (CR 4).
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