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Cunning Bandit – You are a condemned criminal who skirts the line between loyalty and selfishness. Faceless bandits are the de rigueur threats that lurk in the forests and mountain passes of Gothic literature, but the Cunning Bandit is a different breed. Rather than being a mere footpad or thug, a Cunning Bandit is an artist of the criminal underworld. Such a character might be a cruel thief who pits his skill and devious mind against the laws of polite society or a dashing rogue forced into a life of crime by circumstances beyond their control. In any event, a Cunning Bandit always lives in fear of discovery; since a trip to the gallows pole waits the captured criminal, most Cunning Bandits either take shelter within the underworld of thieves and assassins or make their lairs far from the reach of civilized justice.
Literary examples: Montoni in Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho, Jack Sheppard in William Ainsworth Harrison's Jack Sheppard.
Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills – Climb d6, Fighting d8, Gambling d4, Intimidation d6, Lockpicking d6, Riding d4, Shooting d6, Stealth d8
Pace 6; Charisma 0; Parry 7; Toughness 6 (1)
Hindrances – Wanted (major), Greedy (minor), Quirk—eye always on the door (minor)
Edges – Thief
Gear – Leather Armor (+1 Armor), Rapier (+1 Parry), Wheellock Pistol, Lockpicks, Backpack, Bedroll, Crowbar, Waterskin, 7 days of Trail Rations, .25 in ready money