BoL Character: Uncle Fakhir

Wherein your humble scribe presents a Barbarians of Lemuria system-powered character built for use in an Arabian Nights style game. The alert among you will remember that I’m actually running an Arabian Nights game using BRP (not BoL). No worries, though. Even though my players want the relative extra crunch of BRP, I’m still thinking in BoL terms where I can.

Depending upon whom you ask, Uncle Fakhir is either the benevolent master of The Academy For Wayward Children or he is a filthy criminal who exploits and controls the orphans of Wah’Jabiah, forcing them to pick pockets for his own profit. Actually, he is both of these things, and quite a bit more.

While it is entirely true that Uncle Fakhir fills his coffers with the ill-gotten gains acquired by his army of diminutive cutpurses, he does indeed provide them with a safe home, good food, and even an education. He seldom raises a hand against his charges and is always there to secure their safety from the town guard in the event that one of them should be caught in the act of “teaching the blessed lesson of humility” to someone in the souk. Uncle Fakhir truly cares for his “nieces and nephews” and will exact brutal revenge on anyone who should happen to harm them.

Numerous merchants, guardsmen, officials, and soldiers (as well as a number of lovely young ladies within the Sultan’s harem) are graduates of Uncle Fakhir’s Academy and most look kindly upon the man. This may explain just how it is that he is able to continue to operate the Academy as something of an open secret within the walls of Wah’Jabiah.

Raised by his older brothers on the streets of Wah’Jabiah, Fakhir first made his way in the world as a street performer and rogue. Though he now engages mostly in legitimate commerce (at least on the surface) and has grown rather fat with his age and success, Fakhir remains a nimble and dangerous foe in combat.

Lifeblood 11
Hero Points 6

Strength 1
Agility 1
Mind 1
Appeal 1

Brawl 0
Melee 2
Ranged 0
Defense 2

Thief 2
Merchant 1
Tumbler 1
Vagabond 0

Marked by the Gods

City Dweller


Scimitar (d6+1)
Several Daggers (d3+1)
Very light armor (good quality clothing) d3-1

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0 thoughts on “BoL Character: Uncle Fakhir

    1. the venomous pao

      Thanks, Gobbo! I was wondering where you’d gotten off to. Not that I’ve been all that present of late, myself. I blame “real life” – or something else equally nebulous and unable to defend itself from these accusations 🙂

    1. the venomous pao

      I’ll keep plugging away as I can, and you do the same, amigo. We’ll get through these “real life” annoyances and back to the good stuff ASAP. Cheers!