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PF2 Bestiary NPC Officer Watch Officer

Pathfinder 2 – Reference

NPC – Officers – Watch Officer

Source: PF2 Games Mastery Guide (pf2-rb-gmg p234)

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Watch officers are assigned to a certain area within a city or community. Often leading a small team of lower-ranking guards, they patrol those areas to maintain order and enforce laws. Watch officers get the job done, though their methods are not always gentle or kind. Because the watch officer is responsible to their superiors for their area, they sometimes need to make tough decisions between justice and effectiveness.

Base Stat Block – Watch Officer

Watch Officer (CREATURE 3)

  • Traits: LN Medium, Human, Humanoid
  • Perception +8 (+9 to Sense Motive)
  • Languages Common
  • Skills Athletics +11, Diplomacy +6, Intimidation +9, Legal Lore +7, Society +5
  • Str +4, Dex +1, Con +3, Int +0, Wis +1, Cha +1
  • Items breastplate, crossbow (20 bolts), dagger, signal whistle, steel shield (hardness 5, HP 20, BT 10), warhammer
  • AC 20 (22 with shield raised); Fort +10, Ref +6, Will +8
  • HP 45;
  • Air of Authority (aura, emotion, mental) 10 ft Creatures in the aura who are the same or lower level than the watch officer take a -2 status penalty to their Will DC against the watch officer’s attempts to coerce or Demoralize them.
  • Bravery When the watch officer rolls a success on a Will save against a fear affect, they get a critical success instead. In addition, any time they gain the frightened condition, reduce its value by 1.
  • Attack of Opportunity (reaction)
  • Shield Block (reaction)
  • Speed 25
  • Melee [one-action] warhammer +13 (shove) Damage 1d8+7 bludgeoning
  • Ranged [one-action] crossbow +10 (range increment 120 ft, reload 1), Damage 1d8+3 piercing
  • Sudden Charge [two-action] Frequency once per round Effect The watch officer Strides twice. If they end their movement within melee reach of at least one enemy, they can make a melee Strike against that enemy.

Campaign Examples – Watch Officer

Stat Block – Orik Vancaskerkin

Member of the Vancaskerkin clan, a varisian family of some note, last worked as a mercenary out of Riddleport before signing on to his new adventuring party.

Notes:

  • Killed in Season 2.3 (39) by Parry in Friday’s Team

Orik Vancaskerkin – Watch Officer (CREATURE 3)

  • Traits: LN Medium, Human, Humanoid
  • Perception +8 (+9 to Sense Motive)
  • Languages Common
  • Skills Athletics +11, Diplomacy +6, Intimidation +9, Legal Lore +7, Society +5
  • Str +4, Dex +1, Con +3, Int +0, Wis +1, Cha +1
  • Items breastplate, crossbow (20 bolts), dagger, signal whistle, Sturdy Steel shield (hardness 8, HP 64, BT 32), Striking +1 Bastard Sword, warhammer, Everburning Torch, 2 pp, 95 sp
  • AC 20 (22 with shield raised); Fort +10, Ref +6, Will +8
  • HP 45;
  • Air of Authority (aura, emotion, mental) 10 ft Creatures in the aura who are the same or lower level than the watch officer take a -2 status penalty to their Will DC against the watch officer’s attempts to coerce or Demoralize them.
  • Bravery When the watch officer rolls a success on a Will save against a fear affect, they get a critical success instead. In addition, any time they gain the frightened condition, reduce its value by 1.
  • Attack of Opportunity (reaction)
  • Shield Block (reaction)
  • Speed 25
  • Melee [one-action] Bastard Sword +14 Damage 2d8+7 slashing or 2d12+7 (two-handed)
  • Melee [one-action] warhammer +13 (shove) Damage 1d8+7 bludgeoning
  • Ranged [one-action] crossbow +10 (range increment 120 ft, reload 1), Damage 1d8+3 piercing
  • Sudden Charge [two-action] Frequency once per round Effect The watch officer Strides twice. If they end their movement within melee reach of at least one enemy, they can make a melee Strike against that enemy.

Source: Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition (Book 1)

This is a simplified character replacing the complex D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder 1st edition version updated for Pathfinder 2nd Edition campaign.

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