my friend is trying to make a Queequeg-ish character for a D&D romp, and i was curious to know if any of you could think of an appropriate class/prestige class. key words would include light armor, harpoons, fishing skill, and survivalist, particularly cold weather, type skills. kind of an inuit. he is thinking of taking a monk or ranger route.
i have already looked through frostburn, and found the cold endurance feat. tomorrow i'll get a chance to look through the arms and equipment guide for an appropriate harpoon type weapon. however i would appreciate any help/ideas/suggestions.
edit: currently on the search for a possible monk variant class who forgoes unarmed strike abilites for that of ranged/throwing capabilities or specializing in a weapon.