Item: an efficient quiver… stocked with black fletched arrows
Fear of a specific creature kind: bears
Reactionary: +2 initiative due to being bullied as a child
Zarrnok was always one of the smaller hobgoblins; as such, he was typically seen as weak and worthy of scorn. One of his primary tormentors, Gukkil, was a particularly large, particularly cruel individual. Almost as bad was Gukkil’s two pet bears, Shenzi and Banzai.
Zarrnok learned at a very early age that any direct confrontations would typically fail in the most painful and humiliating of ways. It was for this reason that, though he wasn’t quite as cruel or capricious as some others of his species, Zarrnok quickly honed his ability to strike first and at a distance: thus ending any potential fights before they could start. He keeps the true nature of his abilities somewhat quiet, especially around the period of time that Gukkil’s older brother was found facedown in a mire, three black-feathered arrow shafts in his back.
While receiving his military training, Zarrnok honed his skills further. willing and able to anticipate fights before they started, Zarrnok holds no compunctions about joining a battle first and at range.