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Robert Ford, the Betrayer

Robert Ford, the Betrayer
  • Alias: Bob Ford, Robert Newton Ford
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Human
  • Occupation: Former outlaw, assassin
  • Religion: Not specified
  • Allies: None specified
  • Enemies: Jesse James (former mentor), James-Younger Gang (former associates)
  • Abode/Base of operations: Various hideouts and safehouses
  • Nationality: American
  • Languages: English
  • Alignment: Neutral Evil
  • Affiliation(s): Former member of the James-Younger Gang
  • Significant others: None specified

Robert Ford, a complex figure with a dark secret, is driven by ambition, fear, and a twisted desire for notoriety. Standing at an average height with a lanky build, with piercing eyes that betray a mix of desperation and cunning. As a member of the notorious James-Younger Gang, Ford’s initial motivations were fueled by a yearning for adventure and the promise of riches. However, over time, jealousy and paranoia consumed him, leading to a fateful decision that would forever shape his legacy.

With a mop of unkempt brown hair, Ford’s youthful appearance hides a troubled soul. His journey began as an eager follower of Jesse James, idolizing the charismatic outlaw and relishing in the thrill of their daring exploits. But as their escapades turned bloodier and the law closed in, Ford’s admiration twisted into envy. He longed to be recognized as more than just a sidekick, yearning for the fame and glory that Jesse James commanded.

Haunted by his own insecurities and fearing Jesse’s unpredictable nature, Ford sought an opportunity to secure his own place in history. In a twisted turn of events, he conspired with law enforcement, striking a deal to betray his former mentor. On that fateful day Ford’s treacherous act unfolded, forever branding him as the man who killed Jesse James.

While Ford achieved the notoriety he so desperately craved, his actions came at a heavy price. Branded as a traitor by some and celebrated by others, he faced a life marred by guilt, remorse, and the constant fear of revenge. Forever haunted by his betrayal, Ford’s legacy remains a cautionary tale of the depths one can sink to in the pursuit of fame and recognition.

As he navigates the tumultuous aftermath of his fateful act, Ford’s physical appearance reflects the toll it has taken on him. His eyes bear the weight of remorse, and his once confident demeanor is replaced by a constant state of unease. Trapped in a cycle of regret, Ford seeks redemption, but whether he can ever find solace or escape the shadow of his past actions remains uncertain.

Robert Ford, the Betrayer

Robert Ford, the Betrayer

Medium humanoid (human), rogue 5/fighter 3

Armor Class: 12 Hit Points: 68 (8d8 + 32) Speed: 30 ft.


Skills: Acrobatics +7, Deception +6, Perception +4, Sleight of Hand +7, Stealth +7 Saving Throws: Dexterity +7, Intelligence +4 Senses: Passive Perception 14 Languages: Common Challenge Rating: 5 (1,800 XP)

Actions: Multiattack: Robert Ford makes two attacks with his revolver. Revolver: Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 40/120 ft., one target. Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage.

Reactions: Disarming Shot (3/Day): When a creature within 30 feet of Robert Ford makes a weapon attack, he can use his reaction to make a Disarming Shot. The creature must succeed on a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw or drop the weapon it’s holding.


  • Revolver (2) with ammunition
  • Dagger
  • Thieves’ Tools
  • Explorer’s Pack

Magical Items:

  • Hat of Disguise: Robert Ford can use an action to cast the disguise self spell, altering his appearance as desired.
  • Boots of Elvenkind: Grants advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks and suppresses sound from his footsteps.

Tactics and Idiosyncrasies: Robert Ford is a skilled rogue and fighter, utilizing his agility and cunning to gain an advantage over his opponents. He prefers to strike from a distance with his revolvers, employing Disarming Shot to disarm his enemies and create chaos. Ford is cautious and calculated, always looking for opportunities to gain the upper hand. He is known for his betrayal and opportunistic nature, often taking advantage of his foes’ vulnerabilities. Despite his actions, Ford is haunted by guilt and constantly fears retribution, making him wary of forming lasting alliances.

Please note that the CR level provided is an estimate based on the abilities and features presented. Adjustments may be necessary based on the specific campaign and encounter design.

Currently in the World

Physical Description: Robert Ford is a man in his mid-20s with a lean build and a boyish face. He has sharp features, including piercing blue eyes and a well-groomed mustache. His dark hair is neatly combed, and he often wears a hat to hide his face.

Current Situation: Robert Ford is currently residing in a small rundown room in a boarding house. The room is sparsely furnished, with a rickety bed, a small table, and a few personal belongings scattered around. The dim lighting casts a somber atmosphere in the room.

Mood: Robert Ford is feeling anxious and conflicted. He is tormented by his past actions and haunted by the decision he made to betray his former mentor, Jesse James. Despite his notoriety as the man who killed James, Ford struggles with guilt and the fear of retribution from those who still idolize the legendary outlaw. He constantly looks over his shoulder, never feeling truly safe or at peace.

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