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Spy

No empire would be complete without its spies. The spy is a master of infiltrating the court and blending in: they might be one of a number of nobles, a beloved confidante of the queen, or even the court jester. Spies use their skills to subtly manipulate courtiers, turn enemies against one another, and collect valuable information either for blackmail or to auction to the highest bidder.

Recall Knowledge - Humanoid (Society): DC 22

SpyCreature 6

NMediumHumanHumanoid
Source Gamemastery Guide pg. 207
Perception +17
Languages Common
Skills Deception +15, Diplomacy +13, Intimidation +15, Local Court Lore +16, Society +12, Stealth +14, Thievery +12
Str +0, Dex +4, Con +1, Int +2, Wis +4, Cha +4
Noble's Ally The spy has positioned themself to seem a trusted ally, gaining a +2 circumstance bonus to Gather Information or to Make an Impression among the nobles of that court.
Items +1 rapier, dagger (4), disguise kit, fine clothes, leather armor, thieves' tools
AC 23; Fort +11, Ref +17, Will +14
HP 90
Speed 25 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action rapier +16 [+11/+6] (deadly 1d8, disarm, finesse, magical), Damage 1d6+7 piercingMelee Single ActionSingle Action dagger +14 [+10/+6] (agile, thrown 10 feet, versatile S), Damage 1d4+6 piercingHidden Blade Single ActionSingle Action Frequency once per round; Effect The spy draws a weapon and then Strikes with it. The target of the Strike is flat-footed against the attack.Sneak Attack The spy deals an extra 2d6 precision damage to flat-footed creatures.

All Monsters in "Courtiers"

NameLevel
Advisor5
Noble3
Palace Guard4
Spy6

Courtiers

Source Gamemastery Guide pg. 206
Though adventurers travel through perilous dungeons and across treacherous wilderness, sometimes the most dangerous place they can end up is in a noble court.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Intriguing Plots

The royal court is filled with intrigue! Here are some examples of who might be scheming.
  • The monarch's spouse or children
  • The royal pet (a druid in disguise)
  • The grand vizier
  • Visiting ambassadors or nobles
  • Palace champion
  • Palace doctor
  • Kitchen staff
  • Court jester

Sidebar - Additional Lore Ranks Of Nobility

Some noble ranks, from highest to lowest: king/queen, grand duke/ grand duchess, duke/duchess, marquess, count/countess, landgrave, viscount/viscountess, baron/baroness, baronet/ baronetess, tribune, lord/ lady, knight