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Watch Officer

Watch Officer Creature3

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, 20 HP, BT 10), warhammer

AC 20 (22 with shield raised); Fort +10, Ref +6, Will +8

HP 45

Air of Authority (aura, emotion, mental) 10 feet. 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 captain of the guard rolls a success on a Will save against a fear effect, 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 feet

Melee [one-action] warhammer +13 (shove), Damage 1d8+7 bludgeoning

Ranged [one-action] crossbow +10 (range increment 120 feet, reload 1), Damage 1d8+3 piercing

Sudden Charge [two-actions] 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.


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.

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