Pathfinder in Bronn
1. What is your character’s full name?
Geraint Grim2. Who are your parents and what do they do to make money?
My father, Artur Grim, is a magistrate in Longford Castle. He was until fairly recently a manhunter of some renown. On occasion, he will still take up a job of this nature. My mother, Teresa stays home and maintains the household. They met when my father was hunting a criminal in Willowbrook. When the criminal was cornered, he took my mother as a hostage in an attempt to escape. My father saved her from the criminal.3. Do you have any siblings or extended family? What do they do and where do they live?
I had an older brother, Jarrod. He was the prodigal son and was every bit the hunter my father is. He was killed in an ambush while the three of us were pursuing a criminal. His death was the driving force behind my father’s decision to retire. He hasn’t been the same ever since. I have a younger sister, Dawn, who my father has enrolled in bardic college. He would not expose his daughter to thief-taking. I have another younger brother, Damon, who is 4 years old.4. Who do you look up to? Why do you admire this person?
I look up most to my father and my deceased brother. Both of them are exemplary hunters. Nothing escaped their notice.5. What schooling or training do you have?
My father taught me everything I know. I’ve been on several rangings with him. He taught me to watch with all of my senses, and how to watch for the details that most people look over.6. What do you do for money or to help out your family?
I’ve worked as a thief-taker and I’ve worked several retrieval jobs. Most of my jobs have been gained through my family’s reputation. I aim to become a full-fledged bounty hunter.7. What is your favorite season? Why?
Professionally, winter. Tracking is easiest in winter, and people on the run seek shelter, making them easier to find. Personally, I enjoy autumn the most. It’s neither excessively hot nor cold, it is aesthetically pleasing and most of the harvest festivals take place in autumn.8. What do you like to do in your leisure time when you are alone? With friends?
I like to gamble. Playing against savvy gamblers forces you to sharpen your perceptions.9. What do you think your best physical feature is? Worst?
An active lifestyle helps me to be in good shape. I’m in better shape than most. I do bear a facial scar from the ambush where my brother was killed.10. What is your favorite possession? Where did you get in and why is it your favorite? Does anyone else know about it?
My brother gave me my first sword. My father paid for it. It’s nothing exceptional, but it signified my becoming a man. No one else knows of my sentimental attachment to it.11. What is your favorite animal? Why?
My favorite animal is the hawk. It’s the perfect hunter. Fast, free, precise and deadly.12. Where would you like to be in 10 years? 30 years?
The man who led the ambush got away. I will find him. When I do, justice will be served. I can’t guarantee it will be justice in the eyes of the law. Some time after that, I would like to raise family. My father’s father was a bounty hunter and his father before him. I would like to continue my family’s legacy.13. What would you do in the following situations? 1. You are being repeatedly picked on by a bully who can most likely beat you up. His taunts are verbal so far, but you know he is not above violence.
A bully like that has likely made a number of enemies. I would gather those enemies, and lead the bully to the lot of us.2. A rich merchant who is traveling through town drops a gold coin when paying for a meal at the inn and doesn’t notice when it rolls underneath a chair. He gets up to leave, not realizing he lost the money.
It would depend on the scruples of the merchant. Not all rich men are greedy bastards and not all poor men are suffering in noble silence. If this merchant was one who held himself aloof from his fellow man, then I’m a gold piece richer.3. Your younger sister has been absent from school and you find out she has been sneaking to the swimming hole with other kids to spend the day gallivanting around.
I’d talk to her about returning to school. My father pays a lot for her to go there, and there are many more benefits from going to school than the swimming hole.4. A minstrel is passing through town and is performing tonight, but it is a holy day and you are supposed to attend a religious ceremony that will cause you to miss the performance.
I’m not a particularly pious man, but I do love a good performance.5. You come across a dead mother bear and her newly born cub. You know if you leave the cub, it will surely die.
There are many sound reasons to leave the cub, but in the end, I couldn’t do it. I would take care of it as best I could until I found a better caretaker. If I couldn’t, then hopefully I could teach the bear not to try to eat me.6. Your best friend stole an apple from a fruit cart and was witnessed doing so by a bystander, when the town guard arrive, they ask you as a witness what you saw.
I saw nothing. I’m not going to have my best friend in trouble with the town guard over an apple.7. While delivering a package to an innkeeper, you realize he has unknowingly paid you too much for your service.
I’d return the money. Running an inn isn’t as easy or as lucrative as it sounds. He works hard for his money. Besides, I’m sure the kindness would be repaid.8. A group of bandits are attacking the town and everyone is expected to help in some way.
Not everyone knows how to use a sword, so I’d likely be on the front line. After setting snares and traps, of course.9. You have been asked to help transport a merchant’s goods to a far away city for a large sum of money, but you know that without your help, your family would have trouble with their harvest.
My family doesn’t really do anything with crop growth, so I don’t know how much work is involved. All the same, I am as loyal to my family as I am to my sense of wanderlust, so I would request that the merchant pay for someone to help my family while I’m gone.10. You witness the man who accidentally killed your brother in a drunken brawl get wrongly accused for a crime of thievery.
I wouldn’t be too upset to see that man in a bad situation. I guess it would depend on the severity of the punishment.