BoL Character: Uncle Fakhir

Wherein your humble scribe presents a Barbarians of Lemuria system-powered character built for use in an Arabian Nights style game. The alert among you will remember that I’m actually running an Arabian Nights game using BRP (not BoL). No worries, though. Even though my players want the relative extra crunch of BRP, I’m still thinking in BoL terms where I can.

Depending upon whom you ask, Uncle Fakhir is either the benevolent master of The Academy For Wayward Children or he is a filthy criminal who exploits and controls the orphans of Wah’Jabiah, forcing them to pick pockets for his own profit. Actually, he is both of these things, and quite a bit more.

While it is entirely true that Uncle Fakhir fills his coffers with the ill-gotten gains acquired by his army of diminutive cutpurses, he does indeed provide them with a safe home, good food, and even an education. He seldom raises a hand against his charges and is always there to secure their safety from the town guard in the event that one of them should be caught in the act of “teaching the blessed lesson of humility” to someone in the souk. Uncle Fakhir truly cares for his “nieces and nephews” and will exact brutal revenge on anyone who should happen to harm them.

Numerous merchants, guardsmen, officials, and soldiers (as well as a number of lovely young ladies within the Sultan’s harem) are graduates of Uncle Fakhir’s Academy and most look kindly upon the man. This may explain just how it is that he is able to continue to operate the Academy as something of an open secret within the walls of Wah’Jabiah.

Raised by his older brothers on the streets of Wah’Jabiah, Fakhir first made his way in the world as a street performer and rogue. Though he now engages mostly in legitimate commerce (at least on the surface) and has grown rather fat with his age and success, Fakhir remains a nimble and dangerous foe in combat.

Essences
Lifeblood 11
Hero Points 6

Attributes
Strength 1
Agility 1
Mind 1
Appeal 1

Combat
Brawl 0
Melee 2
Ranged 0
Defense 2

Careers
Thief 2
Merchant 1
Tumbler 1
Vagabond 0

Boons
Sneaky
Marked by the Gods

Flaws
City Dweller

Languages
Common

Equipment
Scimitar (d6+1)
Several Daggers (d3+1)
Very light armor (good quality clothing) d3-1

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4 Responses to BoL Character: Uncle Fakhir

  1. Goblinkin says:

    Very nice write up mate. I’m gearing up to get some writing up on the gobbo home.
    I’m not dead! Still here

    • Thanks, Gobbo! I was wondering where you’d gotten off to. Not that I’ve been all that present of late, myself. I blame “real life” – or something else equally nebulous and unable to defend itself from these accusations 🙂

  2. Goblinkin says:

    Keep up the good work. Real life has been really kicking me in the arse of late as well

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