Against the Tides of Darkness
Half Orc Alchemist
Dump Salvager You grew up in or around your city’s rubbish-strewn shores and spent your spare time digging through trash looking for things worth selling.
Benefit: You gain a +3 trait bonus on Perception checks to search for concealed items.
Alternate Racial Features
Scavenger: Some Half-orcs eke out a leaving picking over the garbage heaps of society, and must learn to separate rare finds from the inevitable dross. Half-orcs with this racial trait receive a +2 racial bonus on Appraise checks and on Perception checks to find hidden objects (including traps and secret doors), determine if food is spoiled, or identify a potion by taste. This racial trait replaces the intimidating racial trait.
Sacred Tattoo: Tattoos, piercings, and ritual scarification are sacred markings to many Half-orcs. Half-orcs with this racial trait gain a +1 luck bonus on all saving throws. This racial trait replaces the orc ferocity racial trait. (fluff it to be alchemical formulae, symbols, equations, ect.)
Favored Class Alternatives
Alchemist: Add +1/2 level to bomb damage.
Use Magic Device
1 Splash Weapon Mastery
Orphaned, lived in the streets of a major city
Taken in by a gnome alchemist as a general labourer/assistant, gnome was surprised to find that he had a natural affinity for alchemy.
Gnome was killed by a rival for his secrets and evidence was placed to frame the half orc for it.
Escaped to Gadric’s Hollow in order to avoid prison and start a new life. His master’s rival is still looking for him in the belief that he knows still more of his former master’s secrets.