Nittlefizz Swiftwizzle was a Venerable Gnome Archivist Bard. His physical stats were in the I Get My Attitude From My Freaking Awesome Mom Mother_s Day T Shirt from, well, being dumped and taking an age penalty. His mental stats were off the charts. I figured he wouldn’t survive combat with good stats, so having bad stats wasn’t a hindrance. He had a bonus of 10 or higher in every single knowledge skill that could be used to identify a creature. His performance was modified by the archetype to be bonuses against any creature he could identify to anyone in range. Nittlefizz had spent his life cloistered away in libraries, studying and transcribing information for various institutions of higher learning. As the end of his life drew near, he wanted to experience some of the more exotic lifeforms firsthand. What better way to do that than to join up with some adventurers, and go on a fantastical adventure. He talked incessantly. Annoyingly. And about the most random things (the DM had a field day giving me answers to my questions about his world, it was really fleshed out and it was finally being explored properly). The mating habits of every lizard, the growing season of the fungus, the weaknesses of the weird guardian bird things that sometimes went apedrek and killed a party member at the entrance to the third level… And he handed out +1 bonuses like candy.
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