Name: Leonidas Petropolous  Gender: male  Race: human
Class: Druid  Background: Courier  Alignment: Chaotic Good
Age: 34  Height: 5'9"  Weight: 140#  Eyes: dark brown  Hair: light brown  Skin: tan

AbilityScoreModSaveAttackRangeTo HitEffect
STRENGTH7-2-2Initiative: +0Quarterstaffmelee+21d6 or 1d8 crushing damage
DEXTERITY10+0+0Speed: 40'Dagger20'/60'+21d4 piercing damage
CONSTITUTION10+0+0Armor Class: 11 [13]Firebolt120'+31d10 fire damage
INTELLIGENCE12+1+3Hit Points: 8 Thorn Whip30'+41d6 piercing damage & 10' pull
WISDOM14+2+4Perception: 12Scimitarmelee+21d6 slashing damage
CHARISMA9-1-1Hit Dice: 1d8

Skills: Insight +4, Nature +3, Perception +4, Stealth +2, Survival +4
Special Abilities: Druidcraft, Herbalism, Thieves' Tools
Magic Initiate: Expeditious Retreat, Mage Hand, Firebolt
Mobile: full dash over difficult terrain and melee attacks prevent opportunity attacks
Spell Slots: 2    1st: Faerie Fire, Fog Cloud, Healing Word
Equipment: Quarterstaff, Scimitar, Leather Armor, Wooden Shield, 4 Daggers, Explorer's Pack, Herbalism Kit, Thieves Tools

 Young Leonidas Petropolous did not appear to possess any great aptitudes. This was not a problem, since his family possessed great wealth. A prosperous teamster and tinker, Leo's father made an effort to offer his son every advantage. This eventually included full tuition at Löwenstadt Academy -- a renowned school of wizardry. Yet the wealthy Thracian lad did not prove an apt pupil. His progress was notably slow, in contrast to his footspeed.
 Leonidas was a true asset to the Academy's athletic squads. His only consistent spellcasting paired with natural swiftness to enable him to make big plays against tough competition. Resulting victories plus generous funding helped the Academy tolerate a marginal academic performance from Leo. Then a parasitic financier became involved with the family business. Within a year, the funding was gone. Leo's parents disappeared mysteriously, and the young man himself was no longer able to continue his arcane studies.
 Yet he had become popular on campus, so a place was made for him as a messenger. He was happy to be polymorphed into a great lion to deliver communiques from the Academy's administration to the outside world. Leo soon managed to support himself between tips from those errands and some work as a private courier. Year after year of this activity enabled him to become skilled at identifying intended recipients as well as hiding from unwanted pursuers. Curiosity even drove him to learn how to pick locks so that he might investigate the contents of sealed deliveries.
 This lack of discretion led to the end of his relationship with the Löwenstadt Academy. In losing his place as their herald, he also lost the experience of being transformed into a swift, powerful beast able to rush through wild lands. Bereft and seeking that downright addictive pleasure, Leo took to the study of the Old Faith. Driven by the need to revisit a leonine form, he quickly completed this course of training. Now he seeks to prove himself a great adventurer in the hopes that Leonidas the Lion can rebuild his family name . . . if not also avenge the mysterious misfortunte that befell his parents.