NPC, Engineer-Architect

Medium humanoid (human), any alignment (usually lawful neutral)

Armor Class 11
Hit Points 18 (4d8)
Speed 30 ft.

11 (+0) 12 (+1) 11 (+0) 16 (+3) 12 (+1) 11 (+0)

Skills History +5, Investigation +5, Religion +5
Tool Proficiencies Engineer-Architect’s Tools
Senses passive Perception 11
Languages Aigyptian, Common (Greek)
Challenge 1 (200 XP)


  • Local Knowledge. An Aigyptian Engineer-Architect has in-depth knowledge about Aígyptos and its communities, history, inhabitants, religion, lore, laws, mores, and traditions. It knows two secrets or obscure facts about its home community or sites where it has worked.
  • Magic of the Land. An Aígyptian Engineer-Architect has a close connection with the land of its birth and can channel some of its abundant divine magic. It can choose any one cleric or druid cantrip – usually guidance – and cast it three times a day. Its spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 11, +3 to hit with spell attacks).


  • Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one creature. Hit: 3 (1d4+1) piercing damage.
  • Quarterstaff. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 4 (1d6+1) bludgeoning damage, or 5 (1d8+1) bludgeoning damage if used with two hands to make a melee attack.


Engineer-Architects are trained to design and oversee construction of complex structures like aqueducts, bridges, fortresses, monuments, palaces, roads, temples, and tombs. They are usually found at or on their way to or from worksites of various sorts, but might also occasionally be encountered in undeveloped areas, scouting and surveying potential construction spots or searching ruins for lost techniques to incorporate into their own works. A group of Engineer-Architects might be of either gender or a mix of both. They can be of any alignments but the majority will be some variety of lawful.

An Engineer-Architect will typically have a quarterstaff, which is among the tools he or she uses for measuring and surveying, and will likely also have a dagger.

Such professionals are not trained as combatants, however, do not wear armor, and will avoid conflict to the greatest extent possible.

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