20 October 2021

Earthdawn 4E: Rogues' Gallery 49 - Shaman, Troll [Alt]

 

This is the forty-ninth 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 Seventh Circle troll Shaman. They have close-combat and short-range attacks and can be pretty devastating if someone engages with them. Not to say the Shaman wants that, but they can bring the pain a bit more than expected compared to most spellcasters. The Invoke Unicorn Charge and Feast of Suffering allow them to become more dangerous as they go unchecked throughout the conflict.

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, Troll


Challenge: Journeyman (Seventh Circle)

DEX: 6 Initiative: 5 Unconsciousness: 59

STR: 8 Physical Defense: 14 Death Rating: 67

TOU: 8 Mystic Defense: 15 Wound Threshold: 10

PER: 7 Social Defense: 12 Knockdown: 10

WIL: 8 Physical Armor: 11 Recovery Tests: 2

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

Movement: 14

Actions: 1; Invoke Crow Tear (10 yards): 18 (20), Invoke Leopard Pounce (10 yards): 18 (20), Invoke Lion’s Pride (10 yards): 18 (20), Invoke Unicorn Charge (10 yards): 18 (19), Troll Sword: 17 (24)

Powers:

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

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

Feast of Suffering: The troll Shaman gains +1 to Attack and Damage tests for each Wound the target has.

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.

Invoke Unicorn Charge: This attack is made against Mystic Defense. The target suffers a Wound and may suffer an additional Wound from damage.

Lifesight (13): As the talent, Player’s Guide, p. 156.

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

Special Maneuvers:

Blood Raven Tear (Troll Shaman, Invoke Crow Tear): The troll Shaman may spend one additional success on an Invoke Crow Tear test to inflict Full Blindness instead.

Lion's Swagger (Troll Shaman, Invoke Lion's Pride): The troll Shaman may spend two additional successes on an Invoke Lion’s Pride test to extend the Harried effect until the end of the encounter.

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

Equipment: Hide armor, troll sword

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