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    Steward (Human Aristocrat 2)

    Adventurers lead busy lives, and don’t have time to track the minutia of a complicated expedition. A steward steps in to balance the mundanities of expedition logs, supplies, payroll, and general camp order. 

    Cost to Hire: 2 sp/day

    Steward CR 1/3

    XP 135
    Halfling aristocrat 2
    LN Small humanoid (halfling)
    Init +0; Senses Perception +3

     DEFENSE

    AC 12, touch 11, flat-footed 12 (+1 armor, +1 size)
    hp 9 (2d8)
    Fort +1, Ref +1, Will +5; +2 vs. fear

     OFFENSE
    Speed 20 ft.
    Melee dagger +0 (1d3–2/19–20)
    Ranged light crossbow +2 (1d6/19–20)
     STATISTICS

    Str 7, Dex 10, Con 11, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 12
    Base Atk +1; CMB –2; CMD 8
    Feats
    Skill Focus (Profession [steward])
    Skills Appraise +6, Diplomacy +5, Knowledge (engineering) +5, Knowledge (history) +5, Knowledge (local) +5, Knowledge (nobility) +6, Linguistics +6, Profession (steward) +6,
    Languages Common, Draconic, Halfling, Skald +1 additional
    Gear padded armor, blank book, box of candles, crossbow with 20 bolt, inks (black and red), hooded lantern, inkpens, ledger, pony with saddle, bags, and tack, scholar’s outfit, 242 gp

     SPECIAL ABILITIES

    Organized

    With a camp steward organizing and delegating, everyone in camp receives a +1 bonus to all skill checks that would benefit from an orderly and well-maintained camp, such as Survival checks to find food or Perception checks while on guard. A Steward reduces the cost of a single character’s lifestyle by 10% as long as he remains employed. See the “Cost of Living” section on page 405 of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

    General Management

    Well-versed in motivational techniques, a steward can help coordinate complicated tasks, taking much of the stress and confusion out of the process. Once per day, a steward may make an aid another check using the Profession skill rather than the relevant skill.

    Paymaster

    Entrusting NPCs with up-front payment is a risky proposition. Nothing guarantees that a lazy porter or shiftless guard won’t disappear in the night with a month’s advance pay. On the other hand, not paying a follower is a recipe for disaster. A steward can safeguard funds and dispense them in a timely manner whether their employer is deep within the wilderness or trapped in a foul dungeon. So long as hirelings are paid in a timely manner, their attitude improves by one category; assume the default attitude for a hireling is indifferent, modified by treatment and working conditions.