Yi, L1 Kenku Ranger
AC 12 (Leather armor)
Size. Your size is Medium.
Speed. You have a base walking speed of 30 feet.
Languages. You speak Auran and Common.
Ambusher. You have advantage on attack rolls against any creature you have surprised.
Armor: Light, Medium, Shields
Weapons: Simple, Martial
Saves: Strength, Dexterity +3
Skills: Insight +4, Perception +4, Survival +4
Leather armor; AC 11 + Dex Mod
Shortswords (2); +3 to hit; deals 1d6 + 1piercing; Finesse, light
Longbow; +3 to hit; deals 1d8 +1 piercing; Ammunition (range 150/600), heavy, two-handed
Quiver of 20 arrows
Favored Enemy: Undead
Natural Explorer: Forest
Yi was born and raised in a kenku monastery. The monastery’s day-to-day life was not impacted significantly by the War and the fall of the Empire. Things continued as they had for centuries. Then, one night, someone left a gate open and undead swarmed into the monastery. Many of the monks survived, but some died, including Yi’s master. After order had been restored, Yi left the monastery and began to live in the stonewoods and the shadowtowns that had sprung up near the aarakocra citadels. He lived off the land, occasionally hiring himself out as a guide. And everywhere he went, he killed undead. Zombies mostly, but he also encountered wraiths and specters.
One day, while escorting a pilgrim caravan toward Temm, they were attacked by a large swarm of zombies. Yi fought bravely and well, but the swarm would have overwhelmed him if not for the timely arrival of an aarakocra fighter called Arrodeth. They fought side by side and afterwards Arrodeth joined the remnants of the caravan as fighter and scout.
When the caravan reached Temm, Yi insisted on sharing his payment with the aarakocra. She told him to keep the money, then they found a bar and, over drinks, began to form a lasting friendship. When Arrodeth began to put together her Checkered Band, Yi was the first person she recruited.
Yi hasn’t regretted joining the Checkered Band. Not even after a near fatal encounter with a wight. He blames himself for that, as he is the group’s acknowledged authority on undead. Yi has sworn to make amends, even though his comrades hold no grudge. As such, he has become quite reckless lately when confronting other undead.