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Bosun Creature3

N Medium Human Humanoid

Perception +8

Languages Common

Skills Acrobatics +9, Athletics +9, Intimidation +9, Sailing Lore +11

Str +2, Dex +4, Con +1, Int +0, Wis +1, Cha +2

Items dagger, naval pike (functions as spear) AC 19; Fort +6, Ref +11, Will +8

HP 45

Speed 25 feet

Melee [one-action] fist +13 (agile, nonlethal), Damage 1d6+5 bludgeoning

Melee [one-action] naval pike +11, Damage 1d6+5 piercing

Melee [one-action] dagger +13 (agile, versatile S), Damage 1d4+5 piercing

Ranged [one-action] naval pike +13 (thrown 20 feet), Damage 1d6+5 piercing

Bosun’s Command [one-action] (auditory, concentrate, emotion, linguistic, mental) Frequency once per round; Effect The bosun orders an ally to attack or to get in position. Until the end of the ally’s next turn, they gain the bosun’s choice of a +2 status bonus to attack rolls or a +10-foot status bonus to their Speeds.

Pike and Strike [two-actions] The bosun Strikes with their naval pike. If this Strike hits, the bosun can either move the target 5 feet within the pike’s reach or make a fist Strike against the target without increasing their multiple attack penalty until after the fist Strike.


A ship’s boatswain, or bosun, leads the deckhands who maintain the ship.

The bosun can exchange Pike and Strike to gain the cantrips and 1st-level spells.

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