Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Band of the Gray Wolf

(8) Band of the Gray Wolf Crossbowmen
Warrior 3, medium sized human, CR 2; HD 3d8+3; HP 16; Initiative +1; Speed 20m; AC 15 (touch 11, flat 14); BAB/Grapple: +3/+4; Atk +4 missile (Light Crossbow dg 1d8 crit 19-20/x2 rng 80), Atk +4 melee (dagger dg 1d4+1 crit 19-20/x2), Atk +4 melee (handaxe dg 1d6+1 crit x3); SA: none; SQ: none; AL: NG; Sv Frt +4, Ref +2, Will +1; Str 13, Dex 13, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 11
SKILLS: Intimidate +4, Profession (soldier) +3, Ride +6 (+7), Speak Language +1
LANGUAGES: Thyatian, Traladaran
FEATS: Armor Proficiency (Light, Medium, Heavy, Shield), Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Reload (Light Crossbow), Weapon Proficiency (Simple, Martial)
GEAR: Scale Mail, Light Crossbow, Case of 40 Bolts, Dagger, Handaxe, Signal Whistle



(8) Band of the Gray Wolf Footmen
Warrior 3, medium sized human, CR 2; HD 3d8+3; HP 16; Initiative +1; Speed 20m; AC 15 (touch 11, flat 14); BAB/Grapple: +3/+4; Atk +4 melee (Glaive dg 1d10+2 crit x3), Atk +4 melee (Dagger dg 1d4+1 crit 19-20/x2), Atk +4 melee (Shortsword dg 1d6+1 crit 19-20/x2); SA: none; SQ: none; AL: NG; Sv Frt +4, Ref +2, Will +1; Str 13, Dex 12, Con 12, Int 11, Wis 11, Cha 11
SKILLS: Intimidate +4, Profession (soldier) +3, Ride +6 (+7), Speak Language +1
LANGUAGES: Thyatian, Traladaran
FEATS: Armor Proficiency (Light, Medium, Heavy, Shield), Cleave, Power Attack, Short Hafted, Weapon Proficiency (Simple, Martial)
GEAR: Scale Mail Armor, Shortsword, Dagger, Glaive, Signal Whistle

The Band of the Gray Wolf is a troop of soldiers and freedom fighters recruited from the Luln militia. As the members of the Band learned to fight, they showed themselves to be excellent warriors. They wanted Mistress Sascia to strike at the Black Eagle in addition to her defensive measures. When Mistress Sascia decided against their suggestion, they formed an independent company of raiders and soldiers. Their leader, Nikolai Ivanov, was one of Mistress Sascia’s protégés.
When the Company of the White Stag sought the lair of Hobgoblin raiders who served the wizard Theondrasius the Dark, the members of the Band acted as rear guard and support. When the raiders were preparing to strike Luln aided by a small army of undead conjured by the dark wizard, the Band made their way back to the town to warn the residents. When the Company of the White Stag cleaned out the ruined keep the wizard used as a base, the Band chose to serve the Company as their troops and christened the freedom fighters “The Band of the Gray Wolf”.
Currently, the Band is divided into mounted crossbowmen and mounted footmen. Both ride light war horses as patrols or into battle, but dismount for combat. The Band is known for their scale mail armor, in a pattern of gold and green. They do not carry shields, favoring polearms in melee. As the Company of the White Stag rebuilds the ruined keep, the Band serves as the troops and occupants of the small but growing base.



Nikolai Ivanov
Fighter 4, medium sized human, CR 4; HD 4d10+8; HP 31; Initiative +1; Speed 20m; AC 17 (touch 11, flat 16); BAB/Grapple: +4/+6; Atk +8 melee (Longsword dg 1d8+3 crit 19-20/x2), Atk +6 melee (Dagger dg 1d4+2 crit 19-20/x2); SA: none; SQ: none; AL: LG; Sv Frt +6, Ref +2, Will +1; Str 14, Dex 13, Con 15, Int 12, Wis 11, Cha 14
SKILLS: Craft (Armorer) +4 (+5), Diplomacy +2 (+4), Intimidate +7 (+8), Knowledge (Tactics) +3 (+4), Ride +7 (+8)
LANGUAGES: Thyatian, Traladaran
FEATS: Armor Proficiency (Light, Medium, Heavy, Shield), Block Arrow, Cleave, Mounted Combat, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (Longsword), Weapon Proficiency (Simple, Martial)
GEAR: Breastplate, Light Steel Shield, +1 Longsword, Dagger, Potion of Healing, Vial of Bladefire, Signal Whistle

Nikolai was once the son of a simple smith, but his father was captured by slavers from the Black Eagle and Nikolai found himself caring for his sick mother and younger siblings. They made their way to Luln as refugees and he supported his family as the assistant to one of the town’s armorers. When Mistress Sascia began organizing the rag-tag defenders of the town into a coherent militia, Nikolai was one of her most strident followers. She taught him to be a true fighter and an excellent leader.
Nikolai’s one true fault is his temper. He is passionate in all he does but struggles to keep a cool head when faced with the evil of the Black Eagle. He is prejudiced against Thyatians in general and Hattians in particular. He is also fond of Halflings. Nikolai is an excellent sergeant or junior officer but lacks the experience to act as a senior officer. That is rapidly changing as he observes the heroes of the Company.

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