The Half-Breed King
Feral Might: Rageblood Vigor
Background: Geography – Mountains, Occupation – Hunter (+2 to Nature)
- Str 19
- Con 19
- Dex 10
- Int 12
- Wis 8
- Cha 12.
AC: 21 Fort: 19 Reflex: 15 Will: 15
HP: 52 Surges: 12 Surge Value: 13
- Nature +10
- Endurance +10
- Athletics +12
- Acrobatics +1
- Arcana +3
- Bluff +3
- Diplomacy +3
- Dungeoneering +1
- Heal +1
- History +3
- Insight +1
- Intimidate +3
- Perception +1
- Religion +3
- Stealth +1
- Streetwise +3
- Thievery +1
- Level 1: Weapon Proficiency (Execution axe)
- Level 2: Hide Armor Expertise
- Level 4: Weapon Expertise (Axe)
- Barbarian at-will 1: Howling Strike
- Barbarian at-will 1: Howl of Fury
- Barbarian encounter 1: Deseperate Fury
- Barbarian daily 1: Rage Drake’s Frenzy
- Barbarian utility 2: Combat Sprint
- Barbarian encounter 1: Brutal Slam
- Vicious Executioner’s Axe +1
- Boots of Adept Charging (heroic tier)
- Hide Verteran’s Armor +1
- Executioner’s Bracers (heroic tier)
- Adventurer’s Kit, Climber’s Kit, Crowbar, Hunter’s Kit, Oil (1 pint) (5), Javelin (2)
Helmut was born in the mountain tribe of Goliaths know as _____________. His father was a proud and honorable warrior, and his mother was well respected throughout the tribe. Life in the mountain tribes is a constant battle for survival. There are many tribes, and warring and raiding are as natural to them as hunting, foraging and raising their livestock.When Helmut was young, his father who was a great warrior and had led many successful raids against rival tribes began to have reservations about the chief of the tribe Lo-Kag. Lo-Kag was a powerful man with an iron grip on the tribe. Ruthless and cunning he had been able to keep the tribe prosperous for many years but at a cost. The tribe lived in constant fear of the Chief who would lash out without any provocation, and held his family above all else taking what he wanted we no regard to the welfare of the rest of the tribe. Helmut’s father saw Lo-Kag as a man without honor, and that he would destroy the tribe with his greed and petty vengeances. After years of turning a blind eye, he could stand it no longer.
After one particular instance, when Lo-Kag was lashing out at an elder of the tribe for not giving his required tribute, Helmut’s father stepped up and challenged Lo-Kag’s leadership. In the mountain tribe’s any man may challenge the Chief and the Chief must accept, or be branded as a coward and have his right to rule stripped from him. The challenge is one of personal combat and to the victor goes the spoils, and to the loser death awaits. Helmut’s father and Lo-Kag were evenly matched and the battle was intense and neither side could claim advantage. It lasted for what seemed hours as they both drew wounds and continued to batter down the other’s defenses. Finally Helmut’s father was able to strike a mighty blow that took Lo-Kag of his feet and striped his weapon from his hands. As Helmut’s father came in for the finishing blow, one of Lo-Kag’s sons reflected the light of his axe to temporarily blind Helmut’s father. It caused him to falter for just a moment, but a moment was all that was needed. Lo-Kag drew a dagger from his belt and drove it into Helmut’s father’s chest. There was a great cry as Helmut’s father dropped to his knees and then the tribe fell silent as he drew his last breath.
Lo-Kag roared triumphantly. He then took Helmut’s fathers head and placed on a spear as a warning to any other who would challenge his rule. Lo-Kag claimed Helmut’s father’s herd and family as his own, but not before declaring that every male of his family to be brought before him. Worried that there would be a thirst for vengeance Lo-Kag order the men put to death.
When they brought forth Helmut to face Lo-Kag’s fury, the tribe Shaman stepped forward and gave a dire warning. He told Lo-Kag that the spirits had spoken to him, and that if he killed this boy the tribe would be destroyed and his family with it. Wary of the old Shaman’s prediction Lo-Kag paused, his worry for vengeance outweighed by his fear of the Shaman’s words. He ordered that Helmut’s family name be stricken from the tribe, and there honor forfeit. He also ordered that Helmut be exiled, given only a water skin and to leave immediately.
Helmut seethed with anger but when he looked around the tribe for support they only turned their eyes away. The shaman escorted Helmut out of the village. When they reached the edge of the village he looked down on Helmut and told him that there is great power in anger. He told him to look to the spirits for guidance and that if he could harness his anger and use it to give him strength he would be a great warrior. He told him to remember his father’s teachings of honor and not to give over to the anger completely. He said that the spirits had told him that that he would be a great warrior one day, at that if he returned he could bring peace to the tribes and rally them under on great chief.Helmut was too angry to care and he turned and fled into the woods. Tale of the battle between Lo-Kag and his father had spread to the other tribes. He dared not seek them out for assistance, because in the mountain clans being without honor and without tribe was a terrible curse. None would take him in. The only way to reclaim his honor and his families was to take it back from Lo-Kag.
He spent the next few years living of the land and honing his skills as a hunter. He began to learn to channel his anger and use it give him strength. After a while Helmut left the mountains to seek out greater challenges and to build up his strength. He vowed that when he was strong enough he would return and seek out vengeance against Lo-Kag and return honor to his family.