Companions: Jubilost Narthropple — a humble servant to no one
Are you ready to meet another one of the companions, who will share your adventures in the Stolen Lands? Today's update is all about a character, who should be familiar to those among you, who have played the Kingmaker Adventure Path in tabletop Pathfinder.
The name of Jubilost Nartropple is known to each and every educated person in all of Avistan. Or rather Jubilost himself won't accept the idea that someone, who does not know his name, could possibly be called an educated person. A renowned adventurer, who traveled the Inner Sea region back and forth, prolific writer and tireless explorer, Jubilost likes to brag, that every good household is bound to have at least one of his books - whether it's an expensive illustrated atlas or a cheap collection of cooking recipes. He doesn't care that those envious of his many talents call him haughty and rude - after all he can insult them much worse - and in a dozen different languages at that!
At first glance, the Stolen Lands didn't impress Jubilost much: in his career span he's seen a fair share of bad roads, impassable woods and monster-infested swamps. It was the acquaintance with the new ruler of these inhospitable lands, that has piqued his curiosity. The gnome was intrigued by the ambitious attempt to bring civilization to the region that successfully resisted it for so long. So he graciously offered to stay here for a while, aiming to support the young barony with both valuable advice and active help - and you can spit in the face of those who claim that all Jubilost Narthropple is good at is fault-finding!
Jubilost prefers to stay out of close combat - he leaves this dubious honor to those less smart. He doesn't burden himself with heavy armors or shields. This experienced alchemist attacks from the distance, throwing everything from explosive bombs to virulent chemicals at the heads of his enemies. His other weapon of choice is the heavy crossbow, using bolts with concussive, paralyzing and other interesting effects. Besides, he always carries along a whole arsenal of potions, extracts and elixirs for every occasion - be it to provide protection from fire or acid, to let him see the invisible or to become invisible himself.
Outside of battle, Jubilost is always ready to put his vast knowledge and experience to use, and his nimble fingers can deal with almost all kinds of locks or traps. If you decide to rely on Jubilost in Kingdom governing, his remarkable intellect will be of great help.
Hail to the kings!