28 March 2017

Earthdawn 4E: Creature Habitat 06 - Swamp

This is the sixth 4E Creature Habitat, an short series to supplement Earthdawn Fourth Edition. Introduction and Index.

Everything contained here is the work of a fan and not associated with FASA Games.

This is the sixth entry in a short series intended to catalog broad habitats found within Barsaive and the creatures that call them home. The listings are by the listed rough challenges and any special notations, such as nocturnal or only found in a particular location.
 If the particular region is a combination of terrain, such as a forested mountain, or a river running through plains, all associated habitats are appropriate.

These are not intended to constrain where creatures are found, or provide any canon ranges, but to give a helpful tool for GM's to use when planning adventures, or coming up with something on the fly. If a particular creature does or doesn't appear in a particular habitat in your Barsaive, that's what counts. Please let me know of any questions in the comments.

Swamp
  • Bat, Messenger [1] (Nocturnal, Cara Fahd)
  • Blood Bee [1]
  • Blood Raven [1]
  • Falcon [1]
  • Genhis, Adult [1] (Common in Ustrect)
  • Krillworm [1] (Nocturnal)
  • Lizard [1]
  • Rat, Leech [1] (Parasite)
  • Relan [1] (Parasite)
  • Snake, Venomous [1]
  • Boar [2]
  • Bog Gob [2]
  • Eagle [2]
  • Snake, Sea [2]
  • Water Strider [2]
  • Zoak [2]
  • Bat, Shrieker [3]
  • Crocodile [3]
  • Harpy [3]
  • Jub Jub [3]
  • Lizard, Ghoul [4]
  • Snake, Porcupine [4]
  • Spider, Giant Trapdoor [4]
  • Spider, Giant Weaver [4]
  • Storm Crow [4]
  • Tiger [4]
  • Will o' the Wisp [4]
  • Demiwraith [5]
  • Globberog [5]
  • Shadowmant [5]
  • Espagra [6]
  • Manticore [6]
  • Naga [6]
  • Saural [6]
  • Witherfang [6]
  • Gargoyle [7]
  • Krillra [7]
  • Behemoth [8] (Cara Fahd)

24 March 2017

Earthdawn 4E: Creature Habitat 05 - River

This is the fifth 4E Creature Habitat, an short series to supplement Earthdawn Fourth Edition. Introduction and Index.

Everything contained here is the work of a fan and not associated with FASA Games.

This is the fifth entry in a short series intended to catalog broad habitats found within Barsaive and the creatures that call them home. The listings are by the listed rough challenges and any special notations, such as nocturnal or only found in a particular location.
 If the particular region is a combination of terrain, such as a forested mountain, or a river running through plains, all associated habitats are appropriate.

These are not intended to constrain where creatures are found, or provide any canon ranges, but to give a helpful tool for GM's to use when planning adventures, or coming up with something on the fly. If a particular creature does or doesn't appear in a particular habitat in your Barsaive, that's what counts. Please let me know of any questions in the comments.

River
  • Relan [1] (Parasite)
  • Snake, Venomous [1] 
  • Snake, Sea [2]
  • Water Strider [1] 
  • Crocodile [3]
  • Jub Jub [3]
  • Snake, Porcupine [4]
  • Sand Lobster [6] (Coil River)
  • Saural [6]

21 March 2017

Earthdawn 4E: Creature Habitat 04 - Plain

This is the fourth 4E Creature Habitat, an short series to supplement Earthdawn Fourth Edition. Introduction and Index.

Everything contained here is the work of a fan and not associated with FASA Games.

This is the fourth entry in a short series intended to catalog broad habitats found within Barsaive and the creatures that call them home. The listings are by the listed rough challenges and any special notations, such as nocturnal or only found in a particular location.
 If the particular region is a combination of terrain, such as a forested mountain, or a river running through plains, all associated habitats are appropriate.

These are not intended to constrain where creatures are found, or provide any canon ranges, but to give a helpful tool for GM's to use when planning adventures, or coming up with something on the fly. If a particular creature does or doesn't appear in a particular habitat in your Barsaive, that's what counts. Please let me know of any questions in the comments.

Plain

  • Bat, Messenger [1] (Nocturnal, Cara Fahd)
  • Blood Raven [1]
  • Earth Q'wril [1]
  • Falcon [1]
  • Genhis, Adult [1] (Common in Ustrect)
  • Goat [1]
  • Goat, Riding [1]
  • Krillworm [1] (Nocturnal)
  • Lizard [1]
  • Rat, Leech [1] (Parasite)
  • Relan [1] (Parasite)
  • Boar [2]
  • Cheetah [2]
  • Eagle [2]
  • Genhis, Baby [2] (Common in Ustrect)
  • Preces [2] (Wastes and Surroundings)
  • Wolf [2]
  • Zoak [2]
  • Chakta Bird [3]
  • Leopard [3]
  • Lion, Female [3]
  • Lion, Male [3]
  • Lizard, Plague [3] (Urban)
  • Stajian [3]
  • Wolf, Alpha [3]
  • Cocaktrice [4]
  • Crakbill [4]
  • Dyre [4]
  • Elephant [4]
  • Lizard, Ghoul [4]
  • Ogre [4]
  • Rhinoceros [4]
  • Spider, Giant Trapdoor [4]
  • Spider, Giant Weaver [4]
  • Stinger [4]
  • Storm Crow [4]
  • Tiger [4]
  • Will o' the Wisp [4]
  • Demiwraith [5]
  • Gate Hound [5]
  • Lizard, Lightning [5]
  • Ogre Twins [5]
  • Thundra Beast [5]
  • Wolf, Storm [5]
  • Basilisk [6] (Nocturnal)
  • Espagra [6]
  • Felux [6]
  • Manticore [6]
  • Witherfang [6]
  • Unicorn [6]
  • Gargoyle [7]
  • Volus [8]

17 March 2017

Earthdawn 4E: Creature Habitat 03 - Mountain

This is the third 4E Creature Habitat, an short series to supplement Earthdawn Fourth Edition. Introduction and Index.

Everything contained here is the work of a fan and not associated with FASA Games.

This is the third entry in a short series intended to catalog broad habitats found within Barsaive and the creatures that call them home. The listings are by the listed rough challenges and any special notations, such as nocturnal or only found in a particular location.
 If the particular region is a combination of terrain, such as a forested mountain, or a river running through plains, all associated habitats are appropriate.

These are not intended to constrain where creatures are found, or provide any canon ranges, but to give a helpful tool for GM's to use when planning adventures, or coming up with something on the fly. If a particular creature does or doesn't appear in a particular habitat in your Barsaive, that's what counts. Please let me know of any questions in the comments.

Mountain

  • Bat, Messenger [1] (Nocturnal, Cara Fahd)
  • Blood Bee [1]
  • Blood Raven [1]
  • Earth Q'wril [1]
  • Falcon [1]
  • Goat [1]
  • Goat, Riding [1]
  • Krillworm [1] (Nocturnal)
  • Lizard [1]
  • Prisma, Larval [1]
  • Rat, Leech [1] (Parasite)
  • Relan [1] (Parasite)
  • Boar [2]
  • Eagle [2]
  • Huttawa [2]
  • Preces [2] (Wastes and Surroundings)
  • Troajin [2]
  • Wolf [2]
  • Zoak [2]
  • Bat, Shrieker [3]
  • Bear [3]
  • Chakta Bird [3]
  • Leopard [3]
  • Wolf, Alpha [3]
  • Bear, Great [4]
  • Cocaktrice [4]
  • Death Moth [4] (Nocturnal)
  • Ice Flyer [4]
  • Lizard, Ghoul [4]
  • Molgrim [4]
  • Ogre [4]
  • Spider, Giant Trapdoor [4]
  • Spider, Giant Weaver [4]
  • Stinger [4]
  • Storm Crow [4]
  • Tiger [4]
  • Will o' the Wisp [4]
  • Brithan [5]
  • Cave Troll [5]
  • Demiwraith [5]
  • Gate Hound [5]
  • Griffin [5]
  • Lizard, Lightning [5]
  • Ogre Twins [5]
  • Prisma, Adult [5] (Skies)
  • Shadowmant [ 5]
  • Snake, Troll [5] (Twilight Peaks)
  • Snow Badger [ 5]
  • Wolf, Storm [ 5]
  • Basilisk [6] (Nocturnal)
  • Changeling [6] (Scytha Mountains)
  • Espagra [6]
  • Hell Hound [6]
  • Manticore [6]
  • Naga [6]
  • Rockworm [6]
  • Witherfang [6]
  • Gargoyle [7]
  • Krillra [7] (Skies)
  • Lion, Stone [7]
  • Thunderbird [7] (Skies)
  • Cave Crab [8] (Delaris Mountains, Nocturnal)
  • Rockworm, Greater [8]
  • Volus [8]

14 March 2017

Earthdawn 4E: Creature Habitat 02 - Jungle

This is the second 4E Creature Habitat, an short series to supplement Earthdawn Fourth Edition. Introduction and Index.

Everything contained here is the work of a fan and not associated with FASA Games.

This is the second entry in a short series intended to catalog broad habitats found within Barsaive and the creatures that call them home. The listings are by the listed rough challenges and any special notations, such as nocturnal or only found in a particular location. 
If the particular region is a combination of terrain, such as a forested mountain, or a river running through plains, all associated habitats are appropriate.

These are not intended to constrain where creatures are found, or provide any canon ranges, but to give a helpful tool for GM's to use when planning adventures, or coming up with something on the fly. If a particular creature does or doesn't appear in a particular habitat in your Barsaive, that's what counts. Please let me know of any questions in the comments.

Jungle

  • Bat, Messenger [1] (Nocturnal, Cara Fahd)
  • Blood Bee [1]
  • Earth Q'wril [1]
  • Goat [1]
  • Greater Termite [1]
  • Krillworm [1] (Nocturnal)
  • Kue [1]
  • Lizard [1]
  • Monkey [1]
  • Rat, Leech [1] (Parasite)
  • Relan [1] (Parasite)
  • Snake, Venomous [1]
  • Ape [2]
  • Boar [2]
  • Troajin [2]
  • Zoak [2]
  • Ape, Silverback [3]
  • Bat, Shrieker [3]
  • Chakta Bird [3]
  • Harpy [3]
  • Leopard [3]
  • Pangolus [3]
  • Death Moth [4] (Nocturnal)
  • Elephant [4]
  • Ice Flyer [4]
  • Ogre [4]
  • Spider, Giant Trapdoor [4]
  • Spider, Giant Weaver [4]
  • Tiger [4]
  • Will o' the Wisp [4]
  • Brithan [5]
  • Crojen [5]
  • Demiwraith [5]
  • Globberog [5]
  • Lion, Wood [5]
  • Ogre Twins [5]
  • Shadowmant [ 5]
  • Espagra [6]
  • Griffin, Jungle [6]
  • Inshalata [6] (Servos Jungle)
  • Naga [6]
  • Velos [6] (Servos Jungle)
  • Witherfang [6]
  • Skeorx [8]
  • Volus [8]

10 March 2017

Earthdawn 4E: Companion Discipline Preview 15 - Cavalryman

This is the fifteenth 4E Companion Discipline Preview, an ongoing series about Earthdawn Fourth Edition. Introduction and Index.


Everything contained here is the work of a fan and not associated with FASA Games.

The final Discipline preview from the forthcoming Earthdawn Companion is here with Cavalryman. This is intended to offer some insights into the Discipline design. Obviously the actual progression is missing, which is found at FASA Games.

There is one central thing Cavalrymen have going on, which everything else orbits: their mount. Other themes follow, such as a more general approach to combat, social and camaraderie, and travel. The importance of their mount primarily comes through their Discipline abilities, though there are a few talents as well.

The previous Discipline abilities, Gait Mastery and Resurrect Mount, were both in the same general theme, but didn't make the cut. The former is an interesting ability and good in the right circumstances, when you need to modify that Movement Rate to get your charge or Wheeling Attack just right. However, it's a little too fiddly and wasn't as generally useful as desired for Discipline abilities. This being said, it may yet appear in a different form.

Resurrect Mount is a different story. It's biggest problem is what it does to the setting and the events of a campaign. Bringing things back from the dead is extremely limited - last chance salves only work on mostly dead targets and have a restrictive time limit. As well, this ability negates the drama potential around a Cavalryman losing their precious companion and the journey to find a new one. The follow up is it may not even be relevant to a game, which is not a good place to be for the Master tier ability.

Their replacements are Shared Strength and Shared Spirit. Shared Strength is along the lines of many other Warden tier abilities, offering a +3 to their mount's Strength Step for a Blood Magic cost. It is a solid benefit that reinforces the connection between adept and companion. Shared Spirit also reinforces this connection, but provides a significant piece of utility: the ability to summon their mount.

Five of their seven Discipline talents were replaced. Shield Beater, Tame Mount, and Unmount are no longer talents, while Vitality (now Burning Vigor) wasn't a great fit because they only have another talent option to spend the Recovery tests on and Life Check is a talent option.

Replacing them are Animal Talk, Goring Attack (effectively Trample, moved from their talent options), Momentum Attack, Relentless Recovery, and Thunderstruck. Most of these enhance their combat capabilities (along with the returning Critical Hit and Multi-Charge), also enhancing the connection with their mount and building on the sense of dynamism the Discipline possess.

Their talent options saw similar changes: Call Mount, Develop Animal Sense, and Incite Stampede are no longer talents, Lion Heart is a Journeyman talent option, Bestial Toughness became Unflinching Fortitude, while Safe Path, Spirit Strike, and Tiger Spring were pulled as they weren't good fits or there were better options. For example, Spirit Strike requires either a degree of mysticism or dedication to the weapon. Despite being a combat Discipline, neither of these are true for Cavalrymen, who are dedicated and connected to their mount.

The talent options available to these adepts allow them to pursue a number of different directions. A Cavalryman dedicated to their companions may find value in Battle Bellow, Champion Challenge, Rally, and Thought Link, while one who is more of a dashing hussar type may prefer Impressive Display and Lasting Impression. Adepts who want to be tough, never letting their opponents see them falter, may find Fireblood, Iron Constitution, Life Check, Resist Pain, Resist Taunt, Steel Thought, and Unflinching Fortitude their style, and those who simply want to be in the thick of combat will probably want Defensive Posture, Down Strike, and Vicious Wound.

There aren't many offensive talent options for these adepts at high Circles. The reason is pretty simple: they don't need much help. Charge is already frightening and many of their tools exist around augmenting it. Combining the high damage of Charge with Critical Hit and Vicious Wound is... wrong is probably the best word. It's just wrong. Since Cavalrymen can be something of glass canons (paper tigers, paper ninjas, etc.) at low Circles, the overall goal was to provide them more defensive options. Not necessarily options that encourage them to wade into combat - such as high armor - but instead allow them to shrug it off for a time while delivering punishing blows. These adepts are prone to riding in at a critical moment to deliver an impressive and mortal blow, claiming the glory - of course, humbly shared with their companion.

08 March 2017

Earthdawn 4E: Creature Habitat 01 - Forest

This is the first 4E Creature Habitat, an short series to supplement Earthdawn Fourth Edition. Introduction and Index.

Everything contained here is the work of a fan and not associated with FASA Games.

This is the first entry in a short series intended to catalog broad habitats found within Barsaive and the creatures that call them home. The listings are by the listed rough challenges and any special notations, such as nocturnal or only found in a particular location. If the particular region is a combination of terrain, such as a forested mountain, or a river running through plains, all associated habitats are appropriate.


These are not intended to constrain where creatures are found, or provide any canon ranges, but to give a helpful tool for GM's to use when planning adventures, or coming up with something on the fly. If a particular creature does or doesn't appear in a particular habitat in your Barsaive, that's what counts. Please let me know of any questions in the comments.

Forest

  • Bat, Messenger [1] (Nocturnal, Cara Fahd)
  • Blood Bee [1]
  • Blood Raven [1]
  • Earth Q'wril [1]
  • Falcon [1]
  • Genhis, Adult [1] (Common in Ustrect)
  • Goat [1]
  • Goat, Riding [1]
  • Greater Termite [1]
  • Krillworm [1] (Nocturnal)
  • Kue [1]
  • Lizard [1]
  • Monkey [1]
  • Rat, Leech [1] (Parasite)
  • Relan [1] (Parasite)
  • Snake, Venomous [1]
  • Ape [2]
  • Boar [2]
  • Eagle [2]
  • Genhis, Baby [2] (Common in Ustrect)
  • Troajin [2]
  • Wolf [2]
  • Zoak [2]
  • Ape, Silverback [3]
  • Bat, Shrieker [3]
  • Bear [3]
  • Chakta Bird [3]
  • Harpy [3]
  • Leopard [3]
  • Pangolus [3]
  • Wolf, Alpha [3]
  • Bear, Great [4]
  • Death Moth [4] (Nocturnal)
  • Elephant [4]
  • Ice Flyer [4]
  • Lizard, Ghoul [4]
  • Ogre [4]
  • Spider, Giant Trapdoor [4]
  • Spider, Giant Weaver [4]
  • Storm Crow [4]
  • Tiger [4]
  • Will o' the Wisp [4]
  • Brithan [5]
  • Demiwraith [5]
  • Gate Hound [5]
  • Globberog [5]
  • Lion, Wood [5]
  • Ogre Twins [5]
  • Shadowmant [ 5]
  • Wolf, Storm [5]
  • Espagra [6]
  • Felux [6] (Nocturnal)
  • Naga [6]
  • Witherfang [6]
  • Unicorn [7]
  • Volus [8]

03 March 2017

Earthdawn 4E: Companion Discipline Preview 14 - Air Sailor

This is the fourteenth 4E Companion Discipline Preview, an ongoing series about Earthdawn Fourth Edition. Introduction and Index.


Everything contained here is the work of a fan and not associated with FASA Games.

We have the final specialist Discipline this week: Air Sailor. This is intended to offer some insights into the Discipline design. Obviously the actual progression is missing, which is found at FASA Games.

As far as themes go, Air Sailors have a lot of things going on. It's easy to think of them as a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. However, their role is a bit more complex than this. Their primary themes are teamwork and travel. The numerous directions they can pursue through their options allow them to grow into various roles necessary for their group. They also have numerous abilities that either benefit their group as a whole, or aid them when acting with their group. The biggest message here is Air Sailors are an asset to any group, even if not on an airship.

Both Discipline abilities are new, but within the same flavor of the previous abilities. Coordinate Attacks is their new Warden ability, replacing Determined Charge. This change was by no means because Determined Charge was bad - it served as an inspiration for a certain Swordmaster ability - but it didn't have quite the right feel for Air Sailor. While bravado isn't necessarily about of place for these adepts, it doesn't apply to all Air Sailors. It also puts them in the default position of being the primary actor, which also doesn't quite fit the Discipline as a whole. Certain members, without a doubt. Coordinate Attacks emphasizes their teamwork theme to a greater degree and brings a bit more of a tactical element, showing their experience as they gain Circles.

At Master Safe Passage was replaced for a few reasons. First, the nullification of Sky Raider's Lightning Song was weird and lame (your Discipline's Master tier ability has a direct reaction to another Discipline...?), and now irrelevant. As well, there's already the Safe Path talent, and it's not particularly interesting. Kinda the opposite of interesting since it makes things the opposite of it by definition.

Which brings us to its replacement, Windborne Speed. It's function is pretty simple: it makes you travel faster. There are a few interesting pieces. For instance, it doesn't require an airship and can affect land-based travel, though there is a size limit. It's not going to make a behemoth or an army travel any faster, but it will definitely benefit a smallish group. Also, it increases Movement Rate in combat by a flat rate, providing some additional mobility. This particular ability plays into both teamwork and travel and can be of remarkable value when dealing with the types of issues that beset Master tier adepts. Getting somewhere in a hurry, particularly with unexpected speed, can often be a thing.

Five Discipline talents were pulled: Life Check, Second Chance, Shield Beater, Wound Transfer, and Vitality. Of these, Life Check and Second Chance were both moved to Master talent options, Shield Beater and Wound Transfer aren't talents anymore, and Vitality (effectively replaced by Burning Vigor) wasn't a good fit. If nothing else, they don't have enough to spend those Recovery Tests on.

Concentrated Assault, Lasting Impression, Lion Spirit, Second Attack, and Song of Battle are the replacement Discipline talents. Along with the returning Rally and Thought Link, these showcase their primary themes of teamwork and travel. Lasting Impression builds on their versatility and is well suited for anyone who travels, while Concentrated Assault, Rally, Song of Battle, and Thought Link are all group oriented. Lion Spirit helps to ensure they don't get sidelined and can continue supporting their allies, while Second Attack gives them some additional combat capabilities. While they're not a combat Discipline, it is an area they always have competence.

Aura Armor, Elemental Tongues, Endure Cold, Ethereal Weapon, Multi-Tongue, Screaming Arrow, and Sense Danger were all removed as talent options for various reasons (Second Weapon is a Journeyman talent option). Endure Cold, Multi-Tongue, and Screaming Arrow are no longer talents, while Elemental Tongues simply wasn't a good fit. Sense Danger was a victim of being offered too late (it's not terribly appealing so late in the game, particularly with so many Awareness-related talents) and having better options. Finally, Aura Armor and Ethereal Weapon weren't the right fit, the former not quite the defensive flavor (and they have enough other ways to spend Standard actions in a fight), while the latter didn't play into any of their notable themes. They don't have a particular spirituality or connection to astral space (despite gaining the talent option to perceive it), nor are they dedicated enough to mastery of a weapon. Finally, this would lean them a little too combat heavy and there was a desire to maintain a greater diversity of talent options. There are plenty of combat talent options for them as it is.

Their new talent options include: Astral Sight, Blood Share, Critical Hit, Disarming Smile, Fluid Movement, Gliding Stride, Impressive Display, Relentless Recovery, Soul Aegis, Spot Armor Flaw, and Undermine. There are a lot of different ways to go with their talent options as a whole. If you are filling a social role, Disarming Smile, Impressive Display, and Undermine should be high on the list. If you're acting as the scout, Astral Sight and Eagle Eye are what you need. Looking to emphasize their teamwork theme, Blood Share, Cold Purify, and Spot Armor Flaw (with Show Armor Flaw) are good choices. The travel theme is supported by the movement-related talents Fluid Movement and Gliding Stride. Air Sailors as primary combatants are going to want at least some of the following: Champion Challenge, Critical Hit, Defensive Posture, Down Strike, Life Check, Relentless Recovery, Soul Aegis, and Spot Armor Flaw.

Even out of their element, Air Sailors are a fantastic addition to any team, bringing versatility and the ability for the group as a whole to be greater than the sum of their parts. These adepts can contribute in potentially any situation, even if they aren't the star of the show. After all, it's not (always) about them, but about the crew. That's who you look out for and that's who looks out for you.

01 March 2017

Earthdawn 4E: Rogues' Gallery 11 - Scorcher, Mounted (Horse)

This is the eleventh 4E Rogues' Gallery, an ongoing series about Earthdawn Fourth Edition. Introduction and Index.

Everything contained here is the work of a fan and not associated with FASA Games.

This entry presents example ork scorchers riding horses, which is pretty specific. These particular scorchers are focused heavily on combat, particularly offense. This isn't necessarily representative of all scorchers, but this particular group wants nothing more than to make Thystonius very, very proud. What with all the violence and what not.


The combat challenge they represent isn't as finely tuned as an equivalent creature, due to being built like a character, rather than a creature. Also, the list of skills is not intended to be exhaustive. These scorchers are dangerous in combat. Far more than a creature of the equivalent Circle. Their defenses aren't particularly impressive by any stretch, but the potential damage they can put out is frightening, even as the novice version.

It is worth noting, at the elite level they cannot make two charges in a single round - the additional action is limited to using their two-handed sword.

As well, their equipment can be exchanged for whatever is most appropriate for the setting. No blood charms or healing aids have been included - keeping it simple is the goal.

If there are any non-magical archetypes that would be valuable, leave a comment and let me know. As well with comments on the content and format. This is less an exercise in playing with the system and more about making something useful for the community.


Scorcher, Mounted (Novice)

Challenge: Novice (First Circle)
DEX: 6        Initiative:                  5       Unconsciousness:      28
STR: 7         Physical Defense:  8        Death Rating:               34
TOU: 6        Mystic Defense:      6        Wound Threshold:    9
PER: 5         Social Defense:       6        Knockdown:                  8
WIL: 5        Physical Armor:      5       Recovery Tests:            3
CHA: 5        Mystic Armor:         2
Movement: 12 (Mounted 20)
Actions: 1; Battle Axe: 7 (14), Charge: 7 (22)
Powers:
Avoid Blow (7): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 129.
Battle Shout (6): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 131.
Great Leap (7): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 151.
Trick Riding (7): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 176.
Equipment: Battle axe, hardened leather armor, riding horse (Gamemaster's Guide, p. 301)


Scorcher, Mounted (Seasoned)

Challenge: Novice (Second Circle)
DEX: 6        Initiative:                  3       Unconsciousness:      30
STR: 7         Physical Defense:  8        Death Rating:               36
TOU: 6        Mystic Defense:      7        Wound Threshold:    10
PER: 5         Social Defense:       7        Knockdown:                  10
WIL: 5        Physical Armor:      7       Recovery Tests:            3
CHA: 5        Mystic Armor:         2
Movement: 12 (Mounted 20)
Actions: 1; Two-handed Sword: 9 (15), Charge: 9 (25)
Powers:
Avoid Blow (9): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 129.
Battle Shout (8): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 131.
Great Leap (9): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 151.
Mount Attack (8): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 159.
Trick Riding (9): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 176.
Wheeling Attack (9): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 178.
Equipment: Chain mail, riding horse Gamemaster's Guide, p. 301), two-handed sword


Scorcher, Mounted (Veteran)

Challenge: Novice (Third Circle)
DEX: 6        Initiative:                  3       Unconsciousness:      32
STR: 7         Physical Defense:  9        Death Rating:               39
TOU: 7        Mystic Defense:      7        Wound Threshold:    10
PER: 5         Social Defense:       7        Knockdown:                  12
WIL: 5        Physical Armor:      7       Recovery Tests:            3
CHA: 5        Mystic Armor:         2
Movement: 12 (Mounted 20)
Actions: 1; Two-handed Sword: 11 (17), Charge: 11 (29)
Powers:
Avoid Blow (11): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 129.
Battle Shout (10): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 131.
Great Leap (11): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 151.
Mount Attack (10): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 159.
Trick Riding (11): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 176.
Wheeling Attack (11): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 178.
Wheeling Defense (9): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 178.
Equipment: Chain mail, riding horse Gamemaster's Guide, p. 301), two-handed sword (Forged: 2)


Scorcher, Mounted (Elite)

Challenge: Novice (Fourth Circle)
DEX: 7        Initiative:                  6       Unconsciousness:      34
STR: 8         Physical Defense:  9        Death Rating:               41
TOU: 7        Mystic Defense:      8        Wound Threshold:    11
PER: 6         Social Defense:       8        Knockdown:                  12
WIL: 6        Physical Armor:      8       Recovery Tests:            3
CHA: 6        Mystic Armor:         2
Movement: 12 (Mounted 16)
Actions: 2; Two-handed Sword: 14 (19), Charge: 14 (32)
Powers:
Avoid Blow (14): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 129.
Battle Shout (13): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 131.
Great Leap (14): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 151.
Mount Attack (12): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 159.
Trick Riding (14): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 176.
Wheeling Attack (14): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 178.
Wheeling Defense (14): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 178.
Equipment: Chain mail (Forged: 1), two-handed sword (Forged: 3), war horse Gamemaster's Guide, p. 302)