27 December 2016

Earthdawn 4E: Rogues' Gallery 08 - Crystal Raider, Troll

This is the seventh 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.

As a counterpart to the non-adept air sailor from yesterday, here is a non-adept troll crystal raider. They're tough, dangerous, and even worse when working together.


While these are pretty dangerous in combat, even for non-dapts, 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.

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.


Crystal Raider, Troll (Novice)

Challenge: Novice (First Circle)
DEX: 6        Initiative:                  4       Unconsciousness:      30
STR: 7         Physical Defense:   10     Death Rating:               36
TOU: 6        Mystic Defense:      6        Wound Threshold:    10
PER: 4         Social Defense:       7        Knockdown:                  8
WIL: 6        Physical Armor:      5       Recovery Tests:            3
CHA: 5        Mystic Armor:         2
Movement: 14
Actions: 1; Spear (thrown, 10, 20): 7 (11)
Powers:
Air Sailing (7): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 125.
Battle Shout (6): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 131.
Climbing (7): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 134.
Great Leap (7): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 151.
Shield Bash (8): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 166.
Equipment: Footman's shield, hardened leather armor, spear x3


Crystal Raider, Troll (Seasoned)

Challenge: Novice (Second Circle)
DEX: 6        Initiative:                  3       Unconsciousness:      32
STR: 7         Physical Defense:   10     Death Rating:               39
TOU: 7        Mystic Defense:      8        Wound Threshold:    10
PER: 5         Social Defense:       7        Knockdown:                 10
WIL: 6        Physical Armor:      5       Recovery Tests:            3
CHA: 5        Mystic Armor:         2
Movement: 14
Actions: 1; Troll Sword: 9 (14), Spear (thrown, 10, 20): 9 (11)
Powers:
Air Sailing (9): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 125.
Avoid Blow (8): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 129.
Awareness (7): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 129.
Battle Shout (8): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 131.
Climbing (9): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 134.
Great Leap (9): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 151.
Shield Bash (10): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 166.
Equipment: Crystal raider shield, hardened leather armor, troll sword (Forged: 1)


Crystal Raider, Troll (Veteran)

Challenge: Novice (Third Circle)
DEX: 6        Initiative:                  2       Unconsciousness:      34
STR: 8         Physical Defense:   11     Death Rating:               41
TOU: 7        Mystic Defense:      9        Wound Threshold:    11
PER: 5         Social Defense:       8        Knockdown:                 13
WIL: 6        Physical Armor:      6       Recovery Tests:            3
CHA: 6        Mystic Armor:         7
Movement: 14
Actions: 1; Troll Sword: 11 (16), Spear (thrown, 10, 20): 11 (12)
Powers:
Air Sailing (11): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 125.
Avoid Blow (11): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 129.
Awareness (9): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 129.
Battle Shout (11): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 131.
Climbing (11): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 134.
Great Leap (11): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 151.
Navigation (8): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 160.
Shield Bash (13): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 166.
Equipment: Crystal raider shield, crystal ringlet armor (Forged: 2), troll sword (Forged: 2)


Crystal Raider, Troll (Elite)

Challenge: Novice (Fourth Circle)
DEX: 7        Initiative:                  3       Unconsciousness:      36
STR: 8         Physical Defense:   11     Death Rating:               43
TOU: 7        Mystic Defense:      9        Wound Threshold:    11
PER: 5         Social Defense:       8        Knockdown:                 15
WIL: 7        Physical Armor:      6       Recovery Tests:            3
CHA: 6        Mystic Armor:         7
Movement: 14
Actions: 2; Troll Sword: 14 (17), Spear (thrown, 10, 20): 14 (12)
Powers:
Air Sailing (15): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 125.
Avoid Blow (14): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 129.
Awareness (11): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 129.
Battle Shout (13): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 131.
Climbing (14): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 134.
Great Leap (14): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 151.
Navigation (11): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 160.
Shield Bash (15): As the skill, Player's Guide, p. 166.
Equipment: Crystal raider shield, crystal ringlet armor (Forged: 3), troll sword (Forged: 3)