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Successful Merchant

Successful Merchant CR 5

XP 1,600
CN Medium humanoid (human)
Init +0; Perception +13


HP 72; EAC 16; KAC 17
Fort +5; Ref +5; Will +11


Speed 30 ft.
Melee advanced sword cane +8 (1d4+5 S; critical bleed 1d4)
Ranged sheet lightning pistol +10 (1d6+4 E)
Spell-like Abilities (CL 5th; ranged +10)

2nd (1/day)make whole, zone of truth (DC 17)
1st (3/day)comprehend languages, identify, lesser confusion (DC 16)
0th (at will)detect magic, transfer charge (DC 15)


During Combat A successful merchant knows when to make a deal and when to fight. They attempt to bribe their opponents into stopping violence or attempt to flee but fight for their lives if cornered.

Morale They surrender if not supported by allies or if reduced to 30 or fewer hit points.


Str +0; Dex +0; Con +0; Int +5; Wis +2; Cha +3
Skills Diplomacy +17, Mysticism +12, Piloting +17, Sense Motive +12, Profession (merchant) +12
Languages Common, Lashunta, Shirren, Ysoki
Gear business stationwear, advanced sword cane, sheet lightning pistol with 2 batteries (40 charges), digital harrow deck, null-space chamber mk 1, lingo serum, serum of enhancement (diplomat), pheromonal perfume (shirren), comm unit (system-wide), serum of healing mk 2


Successful merchants often deal in modest trading by buying and selling their own wares or transporting them from one planetary trading hub to another. The most successful find that owning and operating your own ship can bring in the greatest rewards. These sorts of merchants are often found with their own light freighter or transport vessels configured for hauling goods. A successful merchant is pleasant to customers but often an impatient taskmaster to his employees. He has spent a lifetime thinking of ways to avoid physical work and complains if expected to lend a hand. He considers himself better than anyone dumber or poorer than he is.

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