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Combeferre “The Guide”

Combeferre "The Guide"
  • Alias: Combeferre “The Guide”
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Human
  • Occupation: Revolutionary, Philosopher
  • Religion: N/A
  • Allies: Friends of the ABC, Enjolras, Jean Prouvaire, Les Amis de l’ABC
  • Enemies: Monarchy, Oppressive Regimes
  • Abode/Base of Operations: Paris, France
  • Nationality: French
  • Languages: French, Latin
  • Alignment: Lawful Good
  • Affiliation(s): Friends of the ABC, Les Amis de l’ABC
  • Significant Others: N/A

Combeferre is a prominent member of the Friends of the ABC, a revolutionary group fighting for justice and equality in 19th-century France. He is known for his intelligence, compassion, and unwavering commitment to the cause. Combeferre’s deep understanding of philosophy, science, and politics makes him a natural leader and strategist within the group.

Driven by a strong sense of social justice, Combeferre is motivated by the desire to create a better world for all. He firmly believes in the power of education and knowledge to bring about positive change. Combeferre sees the injustices and inequalities present in society and feels compelled to take action, fighting against oppressive systems and advocating for the rights of the marginalized.

As a character, he embodies idealism and rationality. He is often the voice of reason and logic, seeking peaceful solutions whenever possible. His calm demeanor and sharp intellect earn him the respect and admiration of his fellow revolutionaries. Combeferre’s unwavering dedication to his principles and his ability to inspire others make him an invaluable asset to the Friends of the ABC.

While Combeferre understands the risks and sacrifices involved in the revolutionary struggle, he remains steadfast in his pursuit of a just society. He seeks to dismantle the barriers that divide people and promote unity and equality. Combeferre’s ultimate goal is to create a society where all individuals can thrive, free from oppression and inequality.

In his quest for a better world, Combeferre engages in political discussions, attends secret meetings, and participates in acts of civil disobedience. He utilizes his extensive knowledge and analytical skills to devise strategies that challenge the existing power structures. Combeferre’s wisdom and compassion guide his actions, as he strives to bring about a more equitable and compassionate society for all.

Combeferre, the Philosopher Revolutionary

Medium humanoid (human), lawful good

Armor Class 16 (chain shirt) Hit Points 90 (12d8 + 36) Speed 30 ft.

12 (+1)16 (+3)16 (+3)18 (+4)16 (+3)20 (+5)

Saving Throws Int +8, Wis +7 Skills History +8, Insight +7, Persuasion +11 Senses passive Perception 13 Languages Common, Elvish, Dwarvish Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)

Actions Rapier. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d8 + 5) piercing damage.

Inspiring Oration (3/Day). Combeferre delivers an inspiring speech, granting allies within 30 feet advantage on their next attack roll or saving throw. The effect lasts for 1 minute.

Witty Retort. As a reaction, when Combeferre is targeted by a spell or a ranged attack, he can make a Charisma saving throw (DC 15). On a success, he cleverly deflects the attack, causing it to miss.

Leadership Presence. His natural charisma and wisdom inspire his allies. Friendly creatures within 30 feet of him gain a +2 bonus to their saving throws.

Philosopher’s Insight. Combeferre’s deep understanding of history and philosophy allows him to recall crucial information. Once per long rest, he can gain advantage on an Intelligence-based ability check or saving throw.

Equipment. Rapier, chain shirt, explorer’s pack, quill and ink, a book on philosophy, a healing potion.

Magic Item Amulet of Enlightenment. This amulet grants Combeferre advantage on all Intelligence (History) and Wisdom (Insight) checks. Once per day, he can cast the Guidance cantrip.

Characteristics Combeferre is a charismatic leader and strategist, renowned for his philosophical insights and eloquent speeches. He carries himself with confidence, exuding an air of intellectual curiosity and passion for justice. His attire reflects a blend of practicality and sophistication, donning a well-fitted chain shirt that allows for ease of movement in combat. Alongside his rapier, he carries a book on philosophy, symbolizing his love for knowledge and the pursuit of enlightenment.

Tactics Combeferre prefers to take a tactical approach, analyzing the battlefield and strategically positioning himself to support his allies. He starts combat by delivering an inspiring oration, bolstering the morale and effectiveness of his comrades. In melee, he wields his rapier with finesse, aiming precise strikes at vulnerable spots. If targeted from a distance, he employs his quick thinking and wit to deflect spells and projectiles. Combeferre is mindful of protecting and assisting his fellow revolutionaries, prioritizing their well-being and ensuring their shared ideals guide their actions.

Roleplaying Hooks

  • Combeferre seeks knowledge and is always eager to uncover forgotten lore or delve into philosophical discussions. He engages in deep conversations with fellow adventurers, exploring complex moral dilemmas and questioning the status quo.
  • As a natural leader, Combeferre inspires loyalty and camaraderie among his allies. He often acts as a voice of reason, seeking diplomatic solutions and encouraging cooperation rather than unnecessary violence.
  • Combeferre is driven by a vision of a just society, where progress, education, and enlightenment uplift all. He actively seeks opportunities to advance the cause of equality and fights against tyranny and oppression wherever he encounters it.
  • The loss of Combeferre’s mentor or a significant historical event has ignited his passion for the revolution. He sees himself as a guardian of the people, dedicated to shaping a better future and ensuring the principles of liberty and justice prevail.

Currently in the World

Combeferre stands tall, his demeanor exuding a sense of intellectual confidence. He has a lean, athletic build and expressive hazel eyes that seem to constantly absorb the world around him. His dark, wavy hair falls just above his shoulders, framing a face adorned with a well-groomed beard and mustache. He carries himself with a purposeful stride, dressed in a combination of practical clothing and refined attire that reflects his status as a philosopher and revolutionary.

Currently, Combeferre finds himself in a dimly lit study, surrounded by shelves filled with books, scrolls, and various scholarly instruments. Sunlight filters through a nearby window, casting a soft glow on the worn oak desk where he meticulously pores over historical tomes and philosophical treatises. His mood is contemplative, his brow furrowed in deep thought as he grapples with the complex ideas and ideologies that shape his worldview. The weight of responsibility rests upon his shoulders, yet his passion for knowledge and his unwavering commitment to justice fuel his determination.

In this moment, Combeferre’s surroundings mirror his inner quest for wisdom and truth. The study represents a sanctuary, a place where he can explore the depths of human understanding and envision a better future. The quiet solitude allows him to gather his thoughts and refine his philosophies, preparing him for the challenges that lie ahead. Despite the weight of the world on his shoulders, there is a flicker of hope in his eyes, for he believes in the power of ideas and the resilience of the human spirit.

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