Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cultures of the North: Imperial (Asturian)

Imperial (Asturian) (Civilized Culture)

Standard Skills
Conceal, Deceit, Drive, Influence, Insight, Locale, Willpower   

Combat Style: Asturian Legionnaire
Asturian Legionnaires wield the Shortsword and Scutum. They carry a dagger at their side, and fight also with shortspears and javelins. They too have archers trained in the Short Bow.

Formation Fighting (Benefit)
Permits a group of three or more warriors to draw into close formation, placing more open or disordered opponents at a disadvantage (provided the ‘unit’ cannot be outflanked) and thus reducing each foe’s Action Points by one if they engage.

Professional Skills
Art (any), Commerce, Craft (any), Courtesy, Language (any), Lore (any), Musicianship, Streetwise   

Asturians come from a powerful, rapidly expanding southern empire that carries on the legacy of once great Vanor. The new Asturian Empire is centered around a great city. Its armies battle on land and sea with Atlantis to its south. Their armies have also had skirmishes with the snow elves over borderland territories and islands along Asturia’s northern borders.

Asturians worship a range of Sol cults, but the most important of the current age is the Cult of the Black Sun. The Asturian Empire has an army of unnatural strength, for its Emperor and princes can speak to the dead, and the dead do their bidding.

Asturians are rare in the north, but they do not war with the Iotar. Some say that they could be allies against the hated snow elves. Others say that this is a bargain that should not be struck lightly.