Appearance: Like all Kenku, Footsteps looks like a humanoid crow. He has a crow’s head, clawed bird feet designed for perching rather than walking on flat ground all day, a humanoid form covered in feathers, very typical stuff. He wears a tattered Soldier’s uniform with a small iron medal on the left breast. Beneath his uniform he is horribly scarred, from wounds both magical and mundane, neither cleric nor medic has been able to rid his flesh of these scars, nor the lingering pain they cause him.
Age: 21 (Kenku mature around 12, and he’s been in the army since he was 13)
Personality: Footsteps has witnessed true horrors, but maintains a hint of optimism underneath a heavy coating of anxiety. He’s loyal to a fault, though he can be difficult to read if you don’t know him well.
Backstory: It’s difficult to give your life story to someone when you can’t truly speak.
Skills: Trained as a scout, Footsteps is able to move unseen and unheard, disarm and set traps, fire a crossbow with accuracy and is an expert in deception. He’s also very good at running and climbing.
Natural and Class abilities:
- Kenku Mimicry: rather than speaking normally, Kenku can only mimic sounds and phrases they have heard before. Footsteps can use this ability both to communicate and to deceive.
- Kenku Forgeries: Kenku are also blessed with the ability to make accurate copies of things, and are naturally able to replicate handwriting. They are unable to create anything original, however.
- Sneak Attack
- Trap Sense
- Uncanny Dodge
Arsenal: Leather Armour, a Light Crossbow named Maria, shortsword and 2 daggers.
Extra gear: Thieves Tools, Forgery Kit, mess kit, tinderbox.
Pack: diary, quill and ink, a near-empty coinpurse.
Other: For those who are unaware, the Kenku race has their wings, voices and creativity stolen from them by an angry god whom they once betrayed. Now Kenku communicate with eachother in a unique cacophony Of sounds that functions like a secret code language, but they also communicate with humans through a combination of copied words, phrases and sounds which function as metaphor.