Seasoned Trapper (CR 1; XP 400)
Halfling Expert 3
N Small humanoid (halfling)
Init +2; Senses Perception +7
Defense
AC 16, touch 13, flat-footed 14
(+3 armor, +2 Dex, +1 size)
hp 13 (3d8)
Fort +2, Ref +4, Will +4; +2 vs. fear
Offense
Speed 20 ft.
Melee spear +3 (1d6/×3)
Ranged mwk light crossbow +6 (1d6/19–20)
Statistics
Str 10, Dex 15, Con 10, Int 9, Wis 10, Cha 10
Base Atk +2; CMB +1; CMD 13
Feats Deadly Aim, Skill Focus (Survival)
Skills Acrobatics +3 (–1 when jumping), Climb +5, Craft (leather) +5, Craft (traps) +7, Heal +6, Knowledge (nature) +3, Perception +7, Ride +5, Stealth +11, Survival +9, Swim +4
Languages Common, Halfling
Combat Gear potion of cure light wounds; Other Gear studded leather, masterwork light crossbow with 40 bolts, spear, masterwork artisan’s tools (leather, traps), bit and bridle, riding dog, riding saddle, 92 gp

DESCRIPTION

A trapper catches animals with snares, then turns their hides into leather and fur goods. Most are independent folk, content to live on the edge of civilization so they don’t have to deal with the niceties of polite society. A few find themselves trying to escape a past crime or tragedy, using the wilderness to hide and eking out a livelihood from the natural world. Most know the best places to hunt and trap, hidden paths that lead to observation points, and the locations of caves and dangerous natural hazards.

In frontier areas, a seasoned trapper is the next best thing to a guide, scout, tracker, or sniper, and in wartime many serve in the local militia, using their keen eyes and deadly skills to keep villagers safe and provide food. In exchange for a few coins, they may lead adventurers to the edge of monster territory or provide food or shelter in a storm.