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PFS LimitedTax Collector

Ledgers and marks, positive and negative flows, and levies and allotments are a tax collector's daily bread. Where coin is gained, from whom it is collected, and to whom is it disbursed are their main concerns; the collector is unconcerned with whether the taxed can afford it or take a loan to make up for any shortfall. However, tax collectors aren't immune to corruption: arrangements can be made, deals discussed, documents altered, or coin misappropriated. When dealing with matters of taxes and finance, the tax collector is a 3rd-level challenge.

Recall Knowledge - Humanoid (Society): DC 13
Unspecific Lore: DC 11
Specific Lore: DC 8

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Tax CollectorCreature -1

LN Medium Human Humanoid 
Source Gamemastery Guide pg. 224
Perception +6; (DC 19 against Stealing)
Languages Common
Skills Deception +8, Diplomacy +8, Intimidation +8, Legal Lore +11, Mercantile Lore +13, Society +11, Thievery +6
Str +0, Dex +1, Con +0, Int +4, Wis +2, Cha +3
Items collection of expired documents with intact seals, crossbow (10 bolts), dagger, merchant's scale, padded armor, tax documents in scroll case
AC 14; Fort +2, Ref +3, Will +9
HP 8
Speed 25 feet
Melee dagger +5 [+1/-3] (agile, versatile S), Damage 1d4 piercingRanged crossbow +5 [+0/-5] (range increment 120 feet, reload 1), Damage 1d8 piercingGlittering Distraction (emotion, mental) The tax collector Strides. At any point during this movement, they can Interact to hurl coins. If there are commoners about, this typically causes a scene. Crowds are usually difficult terrain and have other effects.

All Monsters in "Magistrates"

Tax Collector-1


Source Gamemastery Guide pg. 224
Magistrates are the cogs and gears that keep bureaucracy running, moving the machine along under the inertia of the status quo.

Sidebar - Related Creatures At Your Service

Magistrates can conscript others into service in a variety of positions.

Harbormaster: Bosun, dockhand, guard, ship captain.
Judge: Captain of the guard, executioner, guard, jailer
Tax Collector: Captain of the guard, guard, jailer, watch officer

Sidebar - Additional Lore Delaying Tactics

A magistrate can weaponize the bureaucracy. A judge might enforce an archaic law generally ignored yet still on the books. A tax collector could ask for the seal of a lord who is out of the region. The harbormaster could require all fees in local coin, fully aware money changers won't be open for days.