Thursday, July 3, 2014

Cultures of the North: Heathen

Heathen (Barbarian Culture)

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

Combat Style: Heathen Cavalry
The Lance and Kite Shield or Heater on horseback. The Broadsword and Kite Shield or Heater on foot. Trained also in spears (long and short), axes (battleaxes and hatchets), the mace, and the flail. Familiar with the Short Bow.

Lancer (Benefit)
Performing a mounted charge with this combat style does not incur the one step difficulty penalty to hit. 

Professional Skills
Courtesy, Craft (any), Healing, Lore (any), Navigate, Seamanship, Survival

The Knights of the Heath are descended of the same stock as the Hothar, but they have long since conquered the southern heathlands and ride into battle with their famed heavy cavalry. They are at war on two fronts – one with the rising Asturian Empire along their southern border, the other their crusade of reconquest to free the north of the snow elf threat. 

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