14 July 2021

Earthdawn 4E: Rogues' Gallery 35 - Elementalist, Troll [Alt]

This is the thirty-fifth 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.

Like other entries in the Rogues' Gallery [Alt] series, this presents NPCs in a different fashion easier to use in combat. Essentially, these are disposable opponents who don't need to have skills referenced. They are also written to be more appropriate as combat challenges for the given Circle.


This particular entry presents a Third Circle troll Elementalist. They don't have a lot of tricks at this point, but can meaningfully engage at three different distances. This may be a bit of a surprise for opponents who aren't expecting their long range attack (Liquid Arrow) and to be dangerous in close combat at this Circle.

I thought briefly about doing a character write-up for this adept, but realized that premise runs counter to the point of these alt entries. These are more disposable NPCs who should graduate to a full character if they end up with that kind of staying power and growth. This gives a basis for that development, but should more reflect the needs of the campaign.


Elementalist, Troll


Challenge: Novice (Third Circle)

DEX: 6 Initiative: 5 Unconsciousness: 36

STR: 7 Physical Defense: 9 Death Rating: 43

TOU: 7 Mystic Defense: 11 Wound Threshold: 10

PER: 7 Social Defense: 8 Knockdown: 9

WIL: 7 Physical Armor: 8 Recovery Tests: 2

CHA: 4 Mystic Armor: 4 Karma: 4 (8)

Movement: 14

Actions: 1; Earth Darts (20 yards): 12 (10), Liquid Arrow (40 yards): 12 (9), Troll Sword: 10 (15)

Powers:

Air Armor (11): This power can be dispelled, giving the Elementalist -3 Physical Armor.

Astral Sight (10): As the talent, Player’s Guide, p. 129.

Awareness (10): As the talent, Player’s Guide, p. 129.

Earth Darts: This attack is made against Mystic Defense and the target suffers -2 Physical Armor until the end of the next round.

Liquid Arrow: This attack is made against Mystic Defense.

Equipment: Hide armor, troll sword

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