You should know that Gull is not a place to trust strangers. This is Barth Bladehand. He is a two-time loser thief who had both hands cut off. He has had them replaced with razor-sharp knives that look like hands. As he draws close to you, he extends a hand as if he wants to shake hands with you. You extend your hand, and he steps inside your guard and stabs you in the stomach. Take three dice worth of damage.
His attributes are ST 18, IQ 13, LK 12, CoN 25, DEX 25, and CHR 8. Each hand is worth three dice, and he has combat adds of 19. When his CON reaches 15, one of his hands is out of commission.
Any attack spell, save an Oh Go Away from which he is protected, will work on him.
If you kill him... The lawman of the city comes around and sees Bath's body. He thanks you and gives you 100 g.p.'s as a reward for ridding the city of this scum.
The best long-running solo-only character I've played survived CoT on a couple occasions. The last resulted in a pair of wings. I've also had many die, resurrected as wandering NPCs within Cot for others to encounter.
Be that as it may, ironfang...i intend to increase Berrin's (my delver) power, and take him through CoT with the sole purpose of killing that scissored-handed freak! Oh, yes....we hates him, my preciouse!