Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cultures of the North: Varangian

Varangian (Civilized Culture)

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

Combat Style: Varangian Adventurer
Primarily fight with Great Axe or Broad Sword and Viking Shield; also trained in Shortspear, Javelin, Dagger, Short Bow; some warriors adopt the Mace in Vanor.

Adventurer (Benefit)
May use Evade to dodge blows in hand to hand combat without ending up prone.

Professional Skills
Commerce, Craft (any), Culture (any), Language (any), Lore (any), Navigate, Seamanship, Survival

Varangians are northmen who have travelled past Groznaya to the ruins of distant Vanor to make their fortune. Vanor is a city of danger, adventure, and great rewards for the bold.

Sometimes, a Varangian returns home.