Friday, July 4, 2014

Cultures of the North: Thiudar

Thiudar (Barbarian Culture)     

Standard Skills
Athletics, Brawn, Endurance, First Aid, Locale, Perception, Stealth   

Combat Style: Thiudar Warband
Axe (Battleaxe) and the shield (“Viking Shield”) or Broadaxe. Ready too with a Hatchet, Broadknife, Dagger, or Club. Javelins and Shortspears when the need arises, and the Short Bow.

Shield Splitter (Benefit)
Permits clubs and axes to roll the weapon’s damage twice and pick the best result, but only when using the Damage Weapon special effect against shields.    

Professional Skills
Craft (any), Healing, Lore (any), Musicianship, Navigate, Survival, Track   


When the Hothar left the Old Forest hundreds of years ago, the Thiudar stayed. The Thiudar are renowned for their fierce defense of their forest lands. Vanor could not conquer the Old Forest, even at the height of its power. The Iotar could not conquer it, even during their greatest push. The Snow Elves have made no headway beneath its boughs. Even Hyperborea, some say, stopped at its border.

Thiudar mercenaries sometimes fight in the armies of Asturia. Sometimes for the Iotar. Sometimes for the Hothar.