Cluster Soldier (3.5e Creature)
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|Cluster Soldier, 1st level Warrior|
|Size/Type:||Medium Humanoid (Human)|
|Hit Dice:||1d8+3 (8 hp)|
|Armor Class:||15, touch 10, flat-footed 14|
|Attack:||Light Mace +1 melee (1d6), Sickle +1 melee (1d6) or Dagger +1 melee (1d4)|
|Full Attack:||Light Mace +1 (1d6), Sickle +1 (1d6) or Dagger +1 (1d4)|
|Special Qualities:||Teamwork, Fearless|
|Saves:||Fort +2, Ref +2, Will -1|
|Abilities:||Str 12, Dex 12, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 8|
|Skills:||Climb +4, Jump +4, Swim +4|
|Feats:||Improved initiative, Lighting Reflexes|
|Organization:||Group (2-6), Gang (7-12) or Mob (13-50 + 1 leader figure of 5th level or higher)|
|Alignment:||Usually Neutral Evil|
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All dressed in the same uniform and full of confidence, the cluster soldiers are proud and deadly opponents
Cluster soldiers are mercenaries. They are trained warriors who are experts when it comes to working as a team. When near each other they become a fearsome force indeed, aiding each other’s defence and boosting each other’s moral. These mercenaries fight for whoever pays them a reasonable amount. Usually hired as guardsmen or assassins by their clients they are fast, fearless and effective.
Cluster soldiers are capable fighters, although when they work together they become much more effective.
Teamwork(Ex): When a cluster soldier is near another soldier they will always work in a team, helping to defend their allies and give them moral support. For every two-cluster soldiers in a 30ft radius all cluster soldiers gain +1 to their attack rolls and a +1 deflection bonus to their AC. (maximum +10 bonus to attack and AC)
Fearless(Ex): A cluster soldier is immune to fear effects.
 Hiring Cluster Soldiers
To hire cluster soldiers a character must locate a leader figure, once this has been achieved a settlement can be reached. The cost for a cluster soldier is only 1gp per week per level of the soldier. For example a 5th Level Cluster soldier leader would cost 5gp for one week of service, whereas a band of 10 1st level cluster soldiers for 4 weeks would cost 40gp. Cluster soldiers will work for anyone as long as they pay for their services; they recruit from all humanoid races, however the above stats are for human soldiers that are the most common. Cluster soldiers are always work and are hired in pairs.