Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cultures of the North: Vandal

Vandal (Civilized Culture)     

Standard Skills
Athletics, Endurance, Deceit, Influence, Insight, Locale, Willpower   

Combat Style: Vandal Soldier
Primarily fight with Shortspear and Viking Shield or Longsword and Viking Shield; also trained with Longspear, Javelin, Dagger, Hatchet, Battle Axe, Great Axe.

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), Seamanship, Streetwise   

The Vandals first served as mercenaries in Atlantean armies hundreds of years ago. Today, there is a Vandal kingdom on the northwest coast of Atlantis itself. Vandals still fight alongside Atlantean Kingdoms against the rising threat of the Asturian Empire, with its undead hordes.

Vandals are rare in the north. When seen, it is often in the company of Atlanteans, either as traders themselves, as bodyguards, or as mercenary recruiters. Their tongue is related to the tongues of the Hothar, Iotar, and Thiudar, and so they often serve as translators and go-betweens in dealings between Atlantis and the north.