Nils Hytn

"Naked"; scout

Description:

SOurce Character: http://www.incarna.net/host/wulf/chars/nils/
dull brown hair, large wide set brown eyes, thick (12" from ring) beard, bark patterned fingernails, high ears, right handed, 5’8", 145#, 12" beard (Gift of the Earth), age = 18
> Tattoos: Merkaine symbol on right palm (from Dragon’s Ember sword quest)
> Scars: “strength” Draconic Rune (right upper inner arm), “axe” Draconic Rune (left upper inner arm)
> Mannerisms: Has a habit of sleeping nearly naked despite cold temperatures; dislikes lots of clothes. Does not really have a lot of use for money – prefers gifts and barter.

Abilities

Kinetic Aptitude 4 (primary aptitude), Warrior Archetype, Fighter, Upbringing: Wilderness, improved campaign parameters
MUS 4 [counts as 5 vs. min MUS for items/weapons; “strength” Draconic Rune]
STA 4
CRD 6 (+ 1 CS on affected skills)
RCT 6 (+ 1 CS on affected skills)
HLT 4
VIT 5
INT 3
PER 7 (+ 1 CS on affected skills)
CHA 4
WPR 4
SAN 4 {+ 1 for sphere-traveling and the Dark Church}
RSN 3
Appearance: 6 (+ 1 CS on affected skills; youthful appearance from ghoul potion)
Size: 9
Essence Principle: 35-5-5 (caught in Kerrang avatar death & second Draconic Rune)

Traits

Youthful Appearance, Good Luck, Toughened, Equipment, Code of Conduct: Gallants, Code of Conduct: Oath of Service, Tithe: 50% lord, Fey Bound (max SAN of 3, cannot use elven weapons), Faerie Blood (Lowlight Vision [offset up to -6] and Environmental Adaption: thermal [-1 damage, + 1 CS survival, half healing rate “on the road” from bonus to ‘care’ facet]), Toughness 2, Naturally Grounded (+ 1 Orienteering/Survival), Cultural Lag (The character must pay double for the first level of any CHA based skills.), Poverty (starting; none), Synergy Pool (7+6=13), WOUND: Internal (from Aerna Hearthgate; all wounds do + 1 damage from extra bleeding)

Skills

Melee 2+1 (+ 1 w/axe attack), Fend 2+2, Evade 2+2, Soak 2+2, Propel 5+2, Survival 2+2, Orienteering 2+1, Track 2+1, Stealth 2+2, Camouflage 2+1, [language] Gladnorian: Speak 4, [language] Feyloise: Speak 1, Botany 1, Zoology, 1, [language] Orrish: Speak 1, Cooking 1, Lore: Undead 1, Lore: Orrish 1, Lore: Umbak 1, Lore: [north] Merchant Cities 1, Lore: Gladnor 1, Lore: Pine Tribes 1, Ride 1+1 (+ 3 for gear), Climb 1+1, Medical: Aid 1+1

COMBAT

Resilience = 9×5=45+5+8(+4 gift of earth)=62
WOUND = All wounds on Nils do + 1 extra damage
CONstitution: SF x Health = 4 [-2 for Dragon Runes] = 2
Familiarities: spear, shields, bow, staves, small blades
Tactics: He prefers to stay mobile and fast, travel light and use light shields (which can be thrown aside), relying on soak and light armor rather than heavy armor. Scouting and using surprise, flank or rear attacks is the best approach; direct combat is mostly handled using ranged weapons and letting others better suited to handle the press of hand-to-hand (although he has never hesitated once when its been needed).
+ 1 resist knock back when on rock or earth

FAITH

Synergy = (Synergy Pool 13)
Merkaine: 1 blessing
Gaia: 1 blessing

EQUIPMENT

(EC = 4×9 = 36) -18 fitted leather; -5 shield (held); -8 spear (held)/-9 bow (held)
Silver Value = Purse (5)
Adornments:
Armor: [worn] camouflage leather (+ 1 camouflage forest/scrub; 8/60)
Shield: [carried] small wicker (+ 1 CS; 10 Enc; 35/100)
Weapons: [carried] dagger, spear/light staff,
- short bow (3 AM) & 14 arrows (D=8)
Worn: [usual] pants, shirt, boots, belt
Carried: [usual]
Owned:
> fitted leather x1 (600sc fit=2/ Enc; 8/60)
leather armor x1 (200sc; fitted=2/18 Enc; 8/60; +400sc = + 1 camouflage forest/scrub; “Ranger” armor)
leather jerkin x1 (30sc; fit=1/9 Enc; 3/24)
small wicker shield x2 (50sc; + 1 CS; 10 Enc; 35/100)
light spear x1 (30sc; 15 Enc; 4 reach; D=8/3 AM)
short bow x1 (150sc; 18 Enc; Pull 4 = 8 dmg; load 2 AM/fire 1 AM)
arrows x10 (D=8)
dagger x 1 (D=4/2 AM)

Basic clothes (2 sets), nice clothes (1 set), 2 sets boots, warm wool cape, overnight pack, bedroll, cook gear (utensils, whetstone, bowl, cup, 1 pot, 1 pan), flint & tinder, lamp, 3 flasks lamp oil, 3 torches, 20m of rope, 2 belts, light tarp, 1 grease tin (waterproofing), 2 small sacks, walking stick (light staff), wine skin w/watered wine, 1 week worth of preserved rations, 1 week worth of fresh rations
Gift of the Earth
> equal stake in the GALLANTS TREASURE

Pelt of Amigen

Bracelet of Aerna’s Trust
bronzed woven strands of orphan hair; can never be removed from left wrist:
heal 1/month = VIT, counts as 1 point towards improving SAN, holds 2 Aerna blessings [can burn candle of Aerna’s favor and hold blessing in this fashion], improved reactions – White Sisters will recognize

Bio:

Ghoul change feature potion (drank thinking it was healing); used to be black hair, light grey-brown sparkling eyes, thin beard

Dragon Skulls

Dragon skulls were able to aid in converting CP for a greater amount of synergy; 2:1 instead of 1:1 – gained 6 synergy this way. And they were able to teach him Medical: Aid

Gallants Inauguration

>>> Demise of Original Gallants Story: The story (spread by agents of Baron Wheglin) was that the Gallants fought off some great evil at Braddon Bog, pursued it to the town of Dirte Diaphor in West Riven Run, and there in a great battle killed the mercenary band known as the Bloody Spikes and drove the evil power away – at the cost of their own lives. The few remaining followers gathered up a few stragglers ion their way back to their employer and were reformed under Baron Wheglin’s blessing (its well known that the new group is not simply mercenaries any more). Its rumored that the Baron gave criminals and debtors a chance to redeem themselves and that that element makes up most of their numbers.

Irregular’s Activity

(interaction as Wheglin’s Irregular)
Nils has served as the primary scout for the irregulars when operating in the field. The group relies on the intelligence he brings back from his keen observation skills. A few times its made all the difference in the survival of the group. Nils at first was pretty quiet and serious – his ranger training causing him to take everything personally and at face value. The short time with the Irregulars has brought him a closeness and comradeship he never had – or was expected to have – operating on his own as a Ranger. Nils, while not much of a joker, at least laughs and and has a lightness about him he never thought he would have had in his planned life. The Irregulars have become his new family – and he is especially watchful of his good friend Prothalius, and ALWAYS knows where he’s at in any given situation.

>>> End Story: The story well-told (by the Baron’s agents) of the original Wheglin’s Irregulars was that they were pensioned out, after becoming too well known, and left the area to go north with the remainders of the Green River Brigade under their banner.

Background

Travelling with Mandras from the borderlands of Umbak, through Bar-Innis, and on to West River Run was supposed to be his first mission as one of the High King’s Rangers. Mandras was there to watch and pronounce him fit at the end. While in the lowlands of Bar-Innis, Nils saw much suffering. During the early days of the battle, when Berithor’s troops were everywhere causing havoc, Nils witnessed a battle wherein he saw Prothalius rush to the aid of several farmers who had been attacked by Berithor’s men. Clearly a medic and nothing more, they still attempted to run him down. Nils felt compelled to intervene – breaking the Ranger code of Silent Watching. He rescued Prothalius, but was forced to leave the Rangers. Having no where else to go, he stayed on with his new friend’s family. When the Prothalius was asked to join Baron Wheglin’s new band of operatives by Grace Peregrin, Prothalius would only go if his friend could come as well. Together they joined the rebellion for the lowlands. In the battle, Nils lost nearly everything except his ranger’s camouflage armor which he did not wear – taking instead a regular suit of leather offered by the Baron. He managed to scrounge a few items from the battle field afterward.

History

Nils, though he has a queer cast about him, appears mostly human except when close up. His distinctive eye color and nails means his lineage is the same clan as Xar (the Farahadeen – near in the forest of Rhyl) – and somehow distantly related to him. He was born to a human mother and father and his gave him recessive heritage were a shock to his parents. Unwelcome in his own community of Umbak, he was given to the church of Aerna to find a home. They, in turn, gave him to the Rangers with whom he was raised. His mentor was Mandras. He spent all his time learning of cultures and peoples of the heartlands. Traveling around Umbak, Dunstrand and the Northern Merchant Cities he learned his trade of seeking knowledge, watching silently, and reporting to his brothers and mentor.
PEDIGREE = Lower / Social Standing = Average (1 fortune package)
Armor – item of quality > Camouflage fitted leather

Code of the Gallants

(based on the written, official code)

  1. Duty to brotherhood, faith and guild… but loyalty to group first
  2. Trust and follow the chain of command, inside the group and out
  3. Orders given are to be obeyed. Abuse of command will result in a vote that strips it and gives it to another.
  4. Information is given on a need to know basis; not everything will be shared by the group – this is to protect it more than anything
  5. Respect authority but never without question
  6. In battle, back your companions move – later is the time to question
  7. Never leave anyone behind – even if you have to return
  8. Spend on the group, not outside – monetarily and time-wise
  9. Never volunteer for locals; safety and expectation management are more important than making friends
  10. Never leave the safety of the group without providing plans and details to the leader(s)
  11. Always take the opportunity to gather intelligence on places, people, and items
  12. Never walk into a situation without a plan or way of getting out

Bannerman’s Oath

(To Baron Wheglin in exchange for benefits)

  • I hereby espouse my love of home and hearth – that Osmail Mark is my home, the home now of my immediate family
  • I shall do all in my power to flourish here, to bring a sense of safety and stability upon my friends and family that are here
  • I will do all in my power to ensure the future security and prosperity of the land and its inhabitants
  • As the land and lord are one, as one prospers, so does the other; My lord Baron Wheglin is the will of the land and its peoples, his interest are my own
  • I shall obey the commands of my lord, my loyalty is my honor
  • I shall contribute to the welfare of community through tithing to my lord and liege, his family, and/or parties they designate in their stead

High King’s Code of Chivalry

- While Nils is not rigidly bound by this as a sworn oath (since he gave up service to the High King’s Rangers), it is the foundation upon which all other codes, oaths, and service is based.

  • Live to serve King and Country.
  • Live to defend Crown and Country and all it holds dear.
  • Live one’s life so that it is worthy of respect and honor.
  • Avoid lying to your fellow man.
  • Avoid cheating.
  • Avoid torture.
  • Obey the law of king, country, and chivalry.
  • Administer justice.
  • Exhibit self control.
  • Show respect to authority.
  • Exhibit courage in word and deed.
  • Defend the weak and innocent.
  • Crush the monsters that steal our land and rob our people.
  • Never abandon a friend, ally, or noble cause.
  • Die with valor.

Character Point Record: 0 current
4/9/2011 – 2 pts base + 2 (of 7) community; increased melee to 2/fend to 2)
5/15/2011 +3+1 CP (propel to 3)
5/29/2011 2 CP (evade to 2)
6/17/2011 1 CP +2 cp shared
6/26/2011 3 points;
4/29/2012 2 + 1 for being on time
5/13/2012 + 2/
2 shared; – 4 for propel 4
5/27/2012 + 2 – 3 (synergy 6;dragon skulls), – 1 medical:aid 1
6/24/2012 + 2 +1
3/24/2013 reimbursed 1 CP for his group sacrifice + 4 CP = @5 – 5 propel to 5

Action Point Record: 2 current
2 (start); +3 (start; favorited campaign + rate characters + image)
4/9/2011 – 2 pts base; used 2
5/15/2011 +3
5/29/2011 2 AP
6/17/2011 + 2 AP
6/26/2011 3 points; -?
4/29/2012 2
5/13/2012 + 3 – ?
5/27/2012 + 2
6/24/2012 + 2 +1 – ?

Nils Hytn

Dunstrand Rising - Gallants Ride Again iWulf