13 October 2021

Earthdawn 4E: Rogues' Gallery 48 - Shaman, Windling [Alt]

This is the forty-eighth 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 Fifth Circle windling Shaman. They only have short-range attacks, but are obnoxious between their flight, relatively high Defenses, and variety of control abilites. They add the ability to inflict Harried into the mix.

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.


Shaman, Windling


Challenge: Journeyman (Fifth Circle)

DEX: 7 Initiative: 7 Unconsciousness: 40

STR: 2 Physical Defense: 14 Death Rating: 45

TOU: 5 Mystic Defense: 14 Wound Threshold: 7

PER: 8 Social Defense: 13 Knockdown: 4

WIL: 7 Physical Armor: 5 Recovery Tests: 2

CHA: 7 Mystic Armor: 5 Karma: 4 (8)

Movement: 6 (16 Flying)

Actions: 1; Invoke Crow Tear (10 yards): 14 (14), Invoke Leopard Pounce (10 yards): 14 (14), Invoke Lion’s Pride (10 yards): 14 (14)

Powers:

Astral Sight (13): As the talent, Player’s Guide, p. 129.

Awareness (13): As the talent, Player’s Guide, p. 129.

Invoke Crow Tear: This attack is made against Mystic Defense. The target also suffers Partial Blindness until the end of the next round.

Invoke Leopard Pounce: This attack is made against Mystic Defense. The target must make a Knockdown test against a Difficulty equal to the damage suffered.

Invoke Lion's Pride: This attack is made against Mystic Defense. The target is Harried until the end of the next round.

Stealthy Stride (2): As the talent, Player's Guide, p. 170.

Special Maneuvers:

Clip the Wing (Opponent)

Raven Rend (Windling Shaman, Invoke Crow Tear): The windling Shaman may spend two additional successes on an Invoke Crow Tear test to extend the Partial Blindness until the end of the encounter.

Equipment: Fernweave armor

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