Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cultures of the North: The Hothar

The Hothar (Barbarian Culture)     
 

Standard Skills
Athletics, Brawn, Endurance, First Aid, Locale, Perception, Ride   
 
Combat Style: Hothar Slaughter
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.
 
Ready Blade (Benefit)
The character can ready a dagger, knife, or broadknife as part of a Change Range (Close or Open) or Outmaneuvre action.   
 
Professional Skills 
Craft (any), Healing, Lore (any), Musicianship, Navigate, Seamanship, Survival, Track   

The Hothar migrated into the north hundreds of years ago, emerging from the Old Forest during the decline and fall of ancient Vanor. They inhabited and conquered much of the land, pushing the native Avenians into the cold bogs and moorlands of the northeast. Indeed, the Hothar tongue is the now the most widely spoken language of all the north. Over the last century, however, they have lost much territory to the sea-borne Iotar. They had all but lost control of the north when the snow elves first appeared with their orcish hosts. Now a new high king of the Hothar has arisen, refortifying his ancestral homeland and casting the Iotar conquerors down from their thrones in his kingdom. Hothar earls are gathering once more into a host in this new Hothar kingdom of Midloth. Whether they gather to battle the snow elves or the Iotar remains yet to be seen.

Weapon             DMG     SZ  REACH  COMBAT EFFECTS  ENC AP/HP   
Hothar Broadknife  1d4+1    M    S    Bleed, Impale   1    6/8     

Cost: 100 SP