Monday, June 30, 2014

Careers of the North: Weaponthane

Weaponthane (Hothar Career)     

Standard Skills
Athletics, Brawn, Combat Style (Hothar Slaughter), Combat Style (Hothar Shield Wall), Endurance, Evade, Unarmed    

Combat Style: Hothar Shield Wall
Primarily fights with Shortspear and Viking Shield or Longsword and Viking Shield. However, every Hothar carries a broadknife for close in fighting. Also trained with Longspear, Javelin, Dagger, Hatchet, Battle Axe, Short Bow.

Shield Wall (Benefit)
Allows a group of three or more shield users to combine their protection, adding one to hte number of locations which can be protected with passive blocking, and resisting Knockback, Leaping attacks and Bash as if using the Brace action.   

Professional Skills 
Craft (esp. Farmsteading, Animal Husbandry), Lore (Heroes, Legends, Deeds, and Battles), Lore (Strategy and Tactics), Navigation, Oratory, Seamanship, Survival   

Weaponthanes are the warrior elites of the Hothar. They form up the shield wall to hold back the enemies of the people. They are the fierce warbands, the hearthguard, the companions of Thanes, Earls, and Kings. They fight in the heart of the shield wall, they are the warriors that win the battle. Their chieftains give them rings of silver, mail, swords, and other gifts gained as spoils of war. For their part, they are the lords of their own large farmsteads as well.