Keary Monaghan

28 years old, fresh out of his Monastery, a big guy with a weak stomach, trying to make a name for his brethren at home.


STR: 16 (+3) DEX: 14 (+2) CON: 10 (0) INT: 10 (0) WIS: 14 (+2) CHR: 8 (-1)

HP: 21 AC: 14 (dex+wis)

base speed: 40 ft

Saving Throws: Fort: 4 Reflex: 5 Will: 6

Base attack bonus: 2 Grapple bonus: 9

Skill totals (30/15 ranks): Balance: 4 Climb: 9 Diplomacy: 1 Jump: 11 Listen: 7 Sense Motive: 7 Spot: 7 Tumble: 11

Attacks: Unarmed (1d6, x2) Flurry of Blows: 0/0 base attack + strength (3/3) Siangham (1d6, x2, piercing) Light Crossbow (1d8, 19-20/x2, piercing) Kama (1d6, x2, slashing)

Items: lots of rope. grappling hook torches bedroll

Feats: acrobatic unarmed strike improved grapple deflect arrows

abilities: still mind evasion flurry of blows


Keary (28) was one of the original members of the newly formed Eldin monastery, when Gregory discovered him as an orphan. He was abandoned as a child at an orphanage in the city of Hawksete. He was a hellion of a child, very strong willed, which is what drew Gregory’s eye. Gregory had been looking for children with such potential to adopt into his order, hoping to mold young minds before they were led astray.

Keary became fast friends with a half orc at the monastery, even though he was a year ahead of him. This half-orc, Leonard, was pretty much better than Keary at everything, except grappling. Likewise, Keary took great joy in wrestling whatever he could get his hands on.

Leonard’s life was quite a troubled one, with abuse from both parents in his past. Keary, on the other hand, only has memories of life at the orphanage, as he was dropped there before he can remember. Keary has no clue who his parents could be, and he doesn’t really care to find out. This quality is has led both Leonard and Keary to deeply respect their teachers at the monastery, seeing them more as true parents. In time, the two came to refer to themselves as more than just brothers on the path of the monk, but as true brothers.

Leonard left the monastery some months before Keary, leaving him to complete his last stage of training alone. When Keary was ready, he followed in his brother’s footsteps, directed by their elders to explore the world as the last step in their monastery training. Keary soon realized that his monastery was barely known throughout the land, and spreading the word of its valor became one of his strongest goals.

He hopes to eventually meet up with Leonard again, but not before he establishes himself as a superior monk.

Recently, Keary saw an opportunity to broaden his scholarly horizons by spending some time among the Fey. Though their means seem dubious at best, he is trusting enough to assume that only new experiences could come from his stay among them. The arrangement he’s made allows the duke of Hawksete to stay together with his wife without angering the Fey. Keary is mostly excited, but he still worries that his party might miss his fists of excessive grappling, so he wrote a letter to his brother, along with instructions to his party that they should meet up with him if they get the chance.

Keary Monaghan

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