D&D A-Z: G is for Gawen the Galiant

26 Vibrant NPC’s to Give Your Campaign a Boost

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This week is going to be more serious as last week as more light-hearted.


G: Gawen the Galiant


  • Major Motivation: Gawen will become the next Lord Knight Commander at any cost. It’s the only way to change his church for the better.
  • Supporting Motivation: He’ll need to get rid of the Sergeant above him in rank.
  • Quirk- Polishes his armor when he’s worried
  • Flaw- Doesn’t believe in resting, will not sleep unless he feels the day is done.
  • Like/Dislike – Dislikes churchgoers that don’t actually adhere to their teaching



The sun’s last rays exit from the sky and you pick up your blade, slick with blood. The last zombie lays dead.


Your muscles are about to give out and your legs shake. Zombie bits ooze down your face.  You turn around, jumping as a sound catches your attention.

It’s a knight from the local church. He gazes at the destruction nearby and nods to you in respect.

“You’ve done a good job here. Did you pick up the information from the village nearby?”

“No, you’re talking about Staedus Town nearby?” You ask.

“Yes,” he replies. “The mayor put out a bounty on the zombie infestation. Seeing as you’re the one who cleared it,” he tosses you a bag. You catch it. It’s heavy with coin. “There’s the reward for it. Do you need any healing?”

“Yeah, that’d be nice,” you say, trying to play it off casually, but you can feel your wounds stretching as you move.

He moves forwards, hands glowing. “I’m Gawen. Pleasure to make your acquaintaince.”

The magic seals your cuts and eases the ache in your wounds.  “Thank you,” you say.

“Don’t mention it–” he swings his sword around, deflecting another zombie you hadn’t noticed before. This one wore armor similar to Gawen’s. After the zombie topples over, the knight’s face turns ghostly white.

“Are you okay?”

“No,” Gawen says. “That was my sergeant. I guess that makes me the ranking officer around here.”

“Congratulations…?” you say hesitantly.

He shakes his head. “That also makes me the only knight in the area. Something’s been killing us,” he looks around into the darkness, pulling a handkerchief out and buffing the dirt off his vambrace. “And they’re turning us undead.”


Stat Block:

From the amazing RPG Tinker.


Gawen the Galiant
Male Aasimar, Protector, any alignment

Armor Class: 20 (Full Plate Armor, Shield)

Hit Points: 60 (8d8 +24)

Speed: 30ft (9m / 6 sqr)

Proficiency: +2

STR 13 (+1) DEX 11 (+0)CON 16 (+3) INT 10 (+0) WIS 14 (+2) CHA 13 (+1)

Skills: History +2 Athletics +3

Challenge: 3 (700 XP) 


Multiattack.The Knight makes two weapon melee attacks or two ranged attacks.

Charging Lance. Melee Weapon Attack +3 to hit, reach 10 ft, one target. Hit: 14 (2d12 +1 ) piercing damage.

Properties: Reach, Special: Disvantage to attack a target at 5 feet of you. Can be used in one hand while riding.,

Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack +3 to hit, reach 5 ft, one target. Hit: 5 (1d8 +1 ) slashing damage.

Properties: Versatile (1d10),

Special Abilities

Horse Companion: The knight has a favorite horse and has advantage on any animal handling checks with him.
Charge: If the knight move at least 15ft in a strait line while riding his weapons attacks deals one extra die of damage (already considered for the damage calculation).
One with your mount: The knight can force a target attack at his mont to target himself instead.
Tool Proficiency: The knight is proficient with Vehicles (land).

Racial Features

Ability Modifiers: +1 Wis, +2 Cha

Darkvision: 60ft (18m / 12sqr)

Celestial Resistance: You have resistante to necrotic and radiant damage.

Radiant Soul: Starting at 3rd level, you can use your action to unleash the divine energy within yourself, causing your eyes to glimmer and two luminous, incorporeal wings to sprout from your back. Your transformation lasts for 1 minute or until you end it as a bonus action. During it, you have a flying speed of 30 feet, and once on each of your turns, you can deal extra radiant damage to one target when you deal damage to it with an attack or a spell. The extra radiant damage equals your CR. Once you use this trait, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest.

Healing Hands: As an action, you can touch a creature and cause it to regain a number of hit points equal to your CR. Once you use this trait, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest.

Light Bearer: You know the light cantrip. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for it.

Languages: speaks Common and Celestial

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