Bennu of Iah

Monk 1


Level 1 Human(variant) Monk AC 17 (+3 dex +4 wis), HP 7

STR: 8 DEX: 16 CON: 8 INT: 8 WIS: 18 CHA: 3 – Bennu is rendered mute by an injury to his throat. He can speak basic sign language, and will reach 4 cha if he becomes fluent.

Quarterstaff, +5, d8 +3 damage
Throwing daggers +5, d4 +3 damage
Unarmed attack +5, d4 +3 damage


Perception +6 (passive 21), Insight +6, Medicine +6, Stealth +5, Acrobatics +5, Thieves Tools +5, Carpenter’s tools +6 (with wis)


Martial Arts: You gain the following benefits while you are unarmed or wielding only monk weapons and you aren’t wearing armor or wielding a shield:

  • Use Dexterity instead of Strength for the attack and damage rolls of your unarmed strikes and monk weapons.
  • You can roll a d4 in place of the normal damage of your unarmed strike or monk weapon. * When you use the Attack action with an unarmed strike or a monk weapon on your turn you can make one unarmed strike as a bonus action. For example, if you take the Attack action and attack with a quarterstaff, you can also make an unarmed strike as a bonus action, assuming you haven’t already taken a bonus action this turn,

Unarmoured Defense: While you are wearing no armor and not wielding a shield, your AC equals 10 + your Dexterity modifier + your Wisdom modifier.

Feat: Observant – +1 wis, +5 passive perception/investigation, can read lips.

Bennu and Syathir are crafting a canoe

Canoe progress : 15/15 points, 260gp spent. Canoe Complete!

Learning sign language 18/30 points.


Background: Cloistered Monk

Bennu is a devout (though not religiously diligent) worshiper of Iah, the light in darkness. He lived in a tiny monastery in the mountains, which believed itself to be the last cult of Iah in the world.

When the monastery was destroyed in a landslide, its records were lost, and the learned priests all died. Bennu escaped death through a series of improbable events, and feats of agility he did not know he was capable of.

Bennu had always had help performing the rites of Iah, and with that help lost he found that he could no longer sustain the mystical power of Iah. More importantly to him, his spotty (at best) knowledge of Iah was all the knowledge that was left. He determined that this state of affairs was unacceptable, and that he had to learn more and re-introduce Iah to the world.

Unfortunately, he is not particularly bright and is so deeply uncharismatic that it is unlikely that anyone will ever follow him. He is aware of this, but he has decided that he has no other choice. He will do his best to re-discover Iah on Silanya, and try to at least leave something of Iah behind.

Bennu of Iah

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