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GolbezClad in ebony armor, the new captain of the Red Wings stands before you giving off an aura of authority. – Dice Correr

Golbez (CR 15)

XP 51,200
Hume Black Mage 15/Dark Knight 1
LE Medium humanoid (boss, hume)
Init: +5; Senses low-light vision; Perception +5


AC 32, touch 19, flat-footed 26 (+5 Dex, +13 armor, +3 deflect, +1 dodge)
hp 280 [360] (15d6+1d10+80)
mp 121
Fort +18, Ref +18, Will +18
Immune Banish, Daze, Gravity, Frog, Mini, Disable, Death, Paralyzed, Sleep, Stop, Stun, Petrify;


Speed 20 ft. 
Melee Dark Defender (+2 knight sword) +12/+7 (1d10+4 slashing +1d6 shadow/19-20/x2)
Ranged mwk shadow rod +14 (1d4+8)
Special Attacks Harm Touch (1d6; 1/day)
Special Abilities Darkside, Doublecast (2/day), Elemental Seal (3/day), Elemental Shield 16 (11/day), Grit Stance, Innate Spells (1/day each) [Darkra, Thundara], Metamagic Enhancement (3/day), Metamagic Flexibility, Sudden Metamagic (8/day).
Limit Breaks Mana Wall, Ultima Weapons, Dark Force, Living Dead
Spells Known (Black Mage CL 15th; dark spell DC +1, concentration +20)


Before Combat: If Golbez is aware that combat will occur, he will cast Shield in preparation.

During Combat: If Golbez does not have Shield active, he will prioritize casting it with Quicken Spell as soon as he can and activate Grit Stance for DR 2/-, taking a -2 penalty on all damage rolls and halving his speed to 10 feet.  Unless forced, he will not take more than a 5-foot step toward opponents so that he can gain the AC bonus from Spell Guard.  He prefers damaging spells with an area of effect to gain temporary HP from Creative Destruction, but will usually combine them with Distract or Gravity when using Doublecast. If he chooses to draw his Defender, he will only do so to benefit from the Defending and Guardian abilities on the weapon.

Morale: When below 50% health, Golbez will begin prioritizing his Immediate Actions for Arcane Shield, spending as much as 10 MP for an equal bonus to AC for 1 round. When below 25% health, he will activate Living Dead if he fears the next round of combat will kill him.


Str 14, Dex 20, Con 20, Int 26, Wis 20, Cha 10
Base Atk +8; CMB +18; CMD 37
Feats Arcane Shield, Armor Focus (Full-Plate), Armored Mage, Dark Focus, Dodge, Empower Spell, Persistent Spell, Quicken Spell, Silent Spell, Spell Penetration
Skills Bluff +19, Diplomacy +16 (+20 to gather information), Handle Animal +19, Intimidate +19, Knowledge (arcana, dungeoneering, nature, nobility, planes, religion) +27, Knowledge (History) +29, Knowledge (local) +30, Spellcraft +27 (+42 for spell identification)
Languages Common + 5 more
SQ Advanced Mage Talents (Mage Focus, Twincast), Arcane Knowledge, Black Magery (Increased Damage +2, Spell Mastery +2), Mage Talent (Creative Destruction, Empowered Magic, Extended Magic, Innate Spells, Knowledge is Power, Spell Guard, Spell Lore), Clear Mind III, Counter Magic (2/day), Dark Affliction, Focused Caster, Loremaster, School Power, Spell Proficiency
Combat Gear X-Potion x3, X-Ether x2
Gear Dark Defender (+2 Abyssal Defending Guardian Knight Sword), Mwk Shadow Rod, +3 Mithral Nimble Full-Plate, Ring of Protection +3, Cloak of Resistance +3, 697 gil


Golbez is clad in black full-plate armor and adorned with a black cape that flies as he walks. Not much is known about this mysterious dark knight, save that he recently took over the Baronian airship fleet, the Red Wings, after Sir Cecil Harvey was removed from that post. What is known about Golbez is that he seeks the Crystals and is willing to use force to obtain them.