Careless Whisper Exploit Mentors

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In Sharn

The following are generally and publicly known places to receive training in the use of combat tactics and techniques (i.e. Exploits).

  • House Deneith Schools: House Deneith maintains several "Martial Skills Academies" where they formally teach dueling and other fighting arts to paying students.
  • Underground Fighting Circles: Some of the fighters at the Burning Ring and the various other underground fighting arenas also make coin outside of the ring by teaching those who are interested in learning.
  • Mercenary Companies: Though companies do not themselves teach outsiders, the veterans and drill officers of many mercenary companies do occasionally take on a student outside of the company, if the pay is right.
  • The Sharn City Watch: Like mercenary companies, the Guard maintains a body of instructors to teach its troops, some of whom are amenable to taking on students outside of their professional hours.
  • Adventurers & Sellswords: Many adventurers and sellswords have long patches of time between their normal contracts or tasks, and seek to fill that time and their purses by taking on students in the fighting arts.

Clifftop Guild Trainers

The following members of the Clifftop Adventurer's Guild are willing to train other Guild members.

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Vescaras Ammakyl
A notable duelist, Vescaras is a devil with a rapier or other light blade.
Rank 1: Armor-Piercing Thrust, Confounding Attack, Defensive Stance, Fleeting Spirit Strike, Inspired Belligerence, Lurker's Cloak, Skirmishing Stance, Shadow Strike, Sneak in the Attack
Rank 2: Dancing Defense, 3 more
Rank 3: 2
Rank 4: 1
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Melila
Known for her use of a bow or paired long daggers, Melila is skilled at using the terrain to her best advantage.
Rank 1: Begin the Hunt, Defensive Stance, Dire Wolverine Strike, Hunt's End, Hunter's Privilege, Invigorating Stride, Off-Hand Strike, Skip the Rock, Steel Serpent Strike, Sweeping Slash, Terrain Advantage, Trick Strike
Rank 2: 6
Rank 3: 2
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Eldroth Karn
An archer of notable skill.
Rank 1: Agile Footwork, Blinding Barrage, Guardian Arrow, Inspiring Word, Sure Shot
Rank 2: 1

The Falling Water Monastery

The fighting styles taught at the small Falling Water Monastery emphasize the techniques favored by the monks of the Way of the Astral Self as taught at the Tashalatora Monastery Temple-Fortress in Adar on the continent of Sarlona.

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Abbot Ishwaar
Abbot of the Falling Water Monastery
A master of the Way of the Astral Self fighting style, Abbot Ishwaar almost never takes on students who aren't novices of the order.
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Quimby dJorasco
A guest of Abbot Ishwaar's and a dragonmarked Halfling healer, Master Quimby is willing to take on students interested in learning some of the techniques he offers, although he always demands a service to test the resolve of new students.
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Rank 5: xxx

The Burning Ring Trainers

The Burning Ring is a well-known pit-fighting venue in the Firelight District in Lower Menthis Plateu. While nominally a legal establishment, it is run by the Daask, a known criminal orginazation. Those with the right connections can receive training.

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Saembesta Tumn
Saembesta's fighting style is acrobatic, and focused around the use of a blade in each hand.
Rank 1: xxx
Rank 2: xxx
Rank 3: xxx
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Grother
Grother rose up through the ranks of the pit fighters, and his style takes advantage of his great strength. Grother is also a bouncer at the Careless Whisper.
Rank 1: xxx
Rank 2: xxx
Rank 3: xxx

Others

The following characters are available to the PCs as Exploit trainers.

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Lhara d'Aela
Owner & Proprietress of the Careless Whisper - Member of the Finder's Guild - Member of the Clifftop Adventurer's Guild - Former Adventurer
Lhara fights with sword and shield, and is focused around bodyguarding tactics.
Rank 1: Battlefront Shift, Fearless Rescue, Guarding Attack, Inspiring Word, Shield Bash, Shielded Assault, Shielded Sides, Shielding Retaliation, Unstoppable Advance
Rank 2: Armored Assault, Bait the Hook, Battle Awareness, Bodyguard's Stance, Finishing Cut, Iron Bulwark, Stand Tough, Sunder Armor, Vigilant Protector
Rank 3: xxx
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Bastion
Leader of the Unbroken in Sharn
Bastion's fighting focuses on the use of the sword in a quick, agile style.
Rank 1: Agile Footwork, Bastion of Defense, Begin the Hunt, Jumping Blade Assault, Skirmishing Stance, Spinning Blade Leap
Rank 2: Clever Riposte, Downward Spiral, Rain of Steel, Slip Aside, Staggering Spin, Swift Parry
Rank 3: xxx
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