Delmar "Mule""Warden""Wise one" O'donnel
Freed Slave and seeker of the perfect self.
Delmar “Mule”“Warden”“Wise one” O’donnel CR 20 XP 1,127,599
LG Small Monstrous Humanoid
Init +8; Senses darkvision 60 ft., true seeing; Perception +29
AC 50, touch 34, flat-footed 50 (+8 Dex, +10 Exalted Armor Bonus, +1 Size, +1 Dodge, +6 Natural, +3 Deflection, +10 Wis, +1 Monk)
hp 304 (19d8 + 190), regeneration 1 per lvl/hr
Fort +24, Ref +25, Will +29
Defensive Abilitys Defensive stance: (+2 attack rolls, +2 resistance ST +4 dodge bonus to AC until it moves. move action to start) Combat Expertise, Wind Stance, DR10/Evil immune detect thoughts, discern lies, any attempt to read his alignment Resist15 Acid, 15 Cold, 15 Electricity, 15 Fire, 15 Sonic
Speed 30 fly 60 burrow 20
Melee Claw 34 29 24 (36 36 31 26 21) 3d6+24 (+2d6evil) 19-20 X2 crit Good & Magic & Holy damage
Atk Options (flurry power attack -5 +10) Defensive stance +2)(fight defence -4)(power attack -4 +8 dmg)Reroll all 1s and 2s Double Str mod to damage objects ignore hardnessSpecial Actions
|all attack||+2 at +4 ac||+4 ac vs wpn Ki +4||ac = ac+12|
|Mid road||-2 at +7 ac||+4 ac vs wpn Ki +4||ac = ac+15|
|all Defend||-6 at +15 ac||+4 ac vs wpn Ki +4||ac = ac+23|
Abilities Str 18, Dex 26, Con 30, Int 15, Wis 30, Cha 15
Base Atk +15; CMB +22; CMD +51 +2 CMD vs Grapple, +4 CMD while on the ground
Feats Bonus Exalted Feats X10: Sanctify Ki Strike, Gift of Faith, Touch of Golden Ice, Nimbus of Light, Wind Stance, Combat Reflexes, Holy Radiance, Stigmata, Holy Ki Strike, Weapon Focus, Sacred Vow, Vow of Poverty, Weapon Finesse, Power Att Improved Crit, Agile Maneuvers, greater Disarm, improved Sunder, Combat Expertise, Stunning Fist, Dodge, Improved Grapple, Improved Unarmed, Story Feat: Iron Will
Skills Acrobatics +35, Climb +10, Escape Artist +12, Fly +20, Intimidate +6, Kn History +6, Kn Religon +6, Perception +29, Ride +12, Sense Motive +23, Stealth +30, Survival +23, Swim +8
Languages Common Armandish Terran Slave tongue
SQ Monk: AC Bonus Wis, Flurry of Blows, Bonus FeatX3, Evasion, Fast Movement, Maneuver Training, Still Mind, Ki Pool, Slow Fall, High Jump, Purity of Body.
Initiate of the Shattered Steel: Tiger Strike, Destructive Grasp, Destructive Disarm, Responsive Disarm, Dragon Strike, Great Sunder, Fist of Stone, Fist of Water, Shattering Blow
Delmar Back story
Delmar gehouden van aarde O,donal, who later became known as Mule, was born just 5 harvests before his tribe was sacked by slavers. The memory of this event is the earliest he has been able to attest to. Delmar would speak of the sound of the elders arguing about where to make their stand against the humans.
He would talk about the stoic unflinching bulwark created by his peoples Wardens at the top of a plateau in the pains. The memory of the smell of dirt in the air as the slaver caravan came upon their “place of standing”. The fight started with some mercenary’s attempting to just net and drag Armands from their rooted positions. This attempt was met with more resistance then any human anticipated. A dark wizard stepped out from a covered wagon and dropped fire and ice on the Armand. Not well versed in magic their clerics stepped forth to attempt to cure the burns and frost bite. That was when the wizard started to dominate the fighters and turn them on the Armonds clergy. Delmar clearly remembers the pain of watching that strong line fall to the cowardly magics used by the humans to dominate and control the proud fighters. He was separated from his mother, Hollystine, at 6 years old when he was still considered a Rolie Polie. She died on another plantation far away from any of her people when Delmar was about seven. Delmar was sold with his maternal grandmother Breuvial.
At age seven, Delmar was separated from his grandmother and moved to the Wye House plantation, where Anthony worked as overseer. This was the last time he saw any other Armands. When Anthony died of unknown causes, Delmar was willed to Lucretia Auld, wife of Thomas Auld. She sent Delmar to serve Thomas’ brother Hugh Auld in the town of Coal Tsefgh because she couldn’t stand the sight of him.
When Delmar was about twelve, Hugh Auld’s wife Sophia started teaching him the Common and Terran alphabet. She was breaking the law against teaching slaves to read but was surprised that Delmar knew a civil tongue like Terran at all and felt that he should know how to read it. Sophia was not kind to Delmar per se but was of the belief that all children should have a basic education. When her husband Hugh Auld discovered this, he strongly disapproved, saying that if a slave learned to read, he would become dissatisfied with his condition and desire freedom. Delmar later referred to this statement as the first anti-abolitionist speech he had ever heard. Delmar believed the teaching of Hugh and began to pursue knowledge as his way out of oppression. Though Sophia stopped teaching him as per her husbands wishes, Delmar succeeded in learning to read from human children in the neighborhood and by observing the writings of men with whom he was forced to work with.
As Delmar learned and began to read newspapers, political materials, and books of every description, he was exposed to a new realm of thought that led him to question and then condemn the institution of slavery. It was not long before he could clarify and define his views on slavery and why it should be abolished. He was over taken with the concept of equal rights for all sentient creatures and the feverent belief that life could not flourish while under another mans yoke.
When Delmar was hired out to a Mr. Freeman, he taught other slaves on the plantation how to read the Prayer Books of Ilmater and Corean as well as the Commandments of Corean, scribed by High Priest Emili Derigesh. As word spread, the interest among slaves in learning to read was so great that in any week more than 40 slaves would attend lessons. For about six months, their study went relatively unnoticed. Delmar perfected his art of Tai chi chuan “supreme ultimate fist” and taught students words for their minds and weapons for their body. While Freeman was complacent about their activities, more concerned with work output then rebellion, other plantation owners became incensed that their slaves were being educated. One fithday they burst in on the gathering, armed with clubs and stones to disperse the congregation permanently. Though they could not harm Delmar physically, due to his thick armored hide and perfect technique, they burned his books and killed his students. Therefore hurting him in a way they couldn’t possibly have imagined or even intended.
That night laying among the ashes of his sacred text in his empty hut that was once something of a school, he was visited by the Gardinial king Talisid, the Celestial Lion. He was told to not morn his lost possessions for their teachings have already found root in his heart. The angel lifted Delmar up and eased his ache, holding him close he whispered “All that you will ever need is within you, and they can never take it away. Hold on to your center at all cost and you will never feel hopeless again.”. After that night Delmar became difficult to control. He had forsaken all possessions and with nothing to take away the slavers had no leverage to hurt him with. All he would keep is a simple bag that was given to him by Talisid. The slavers quickly took even that threadbare bag away.
In the year 133, Thomas Auld took Delmar back from Hugh after a dispute (“as a means of punishing Hugh,” Delmar wrote). Dissatisfied with Delmar, Thomas Auld then sent him to work for Edward Grubber, a poor farmer who had a reputation as a “slave-breaker.” On Grubbers island Delmar was whipped regularly. The sixteen-year-old Delmar was indeed nearly broken psychologically by his ordeal under Grubber, but he remembered the teaching of Ilmater and finally rebelled against the beatings and fought back. After losing a confrontation with Delmar, Grubber never tried to beat him again. Instead he would just keep Delmar in an iron box and lead him about in irons.