Age of Arthur
LIBERATED SAXON SLAVE
Invoke: When dealing with Germanic invaders. He knows how the Saxons think.
Compel: Many Britons will hate him on sight. He also has no knowledge of how to act in refined company. He is a crude ex-slave.
COMPLETELY LOYAL TO THE KING
Invoke: When the king defeated Urlik’s Saxon master he gave him his freedom. Urlik will do anything and everything in his power to aid his king.
Compel: Some can take advantage of his loyalty.
THE BLOOD OF GIANTS
Invoke: For displays of strength. To intimidate others.
Compel: Can inadvertently cause damage if he is careless.
BLOOD IS THICKER
Invoke: His savage appearance masks a gentle heart. He has a loving wife and at least a dozen children with more on the way.
Compel: His duty to his king can conflict with his love for his family.
Invoke: In combat he is almost impossible to stop…
Compel: …even if he is lashing out at those he cares about.
- SUPERB +5: Strength
- GREAT +4: Intimidation, Melee Combat
- GOOD +3: Brawling, Survival, Willpower
- FAIR +2: Agility, Empathy, Ranged Weapons, Wealth
- AVERAGE +1: Awareness, Investigation, Language, Riding, Strategy and Tactics
LANGUAGES: Brythonic, Latin, Saxon
BERSERKER RAGE [Specialism] (*)
Spend a Fate point to enter a killing rage, which increases all damage inflicted in hand to hand combat by 1. May be compelled to force the character to seek out melee combat
when retreat would be a better idea, or to blind him with anger, making him strike friend
and foe alike.
SKIN LIKE IRON [New Combat Application]
The character can use his Strength skill instead of a combat skill to defend himself in personal combat.
TOUGH [Extra Capacity]
The character has an extra Health stress point for every level of the Strength skill, instead of for every two levels.
NUMBERS ARE NO DEFENSE [Ignore Difficulty or Restriction]
When the character uses Intimidate against a warband, the opponents gain no bonus to defense due to numbers.
OFFENSIVE BATTLEAXE FIGHTING STYLE [Specialism]
+1 to attack with battle ax.
Shield, Small Spear, Battleaxe
Tale one: Beginnings
Urlik’s mother, Ailis was taken by a Saxon raider when she was just a girl. She grew up in captivity although she attempted to escape her cruel captor countless times. She was always caught yet she never gave up. Her master, <insert name="true">, took her on many campaigns throughout Briton and it was while they were near Yr Wyddfa that she became pregnant. Ailis swore that the father was not her master but a “huge giant of a man” whom she met during one of her failed escape attempts. She died in childbirth leaving behind a son. Urlik was born a slave and his incredible size was the talk of all who encountered him. He was angry and untamed and fought his master with every fiber of his being.
Tale two: The Battle of…
At the battle of …. Urlik’s master was defeated by King ….. Although <the> escaped Urlik was key in helping to defeat the foul raiders. The King saw something in the young thrall that was his by right of conquest and he freed him. Urlik swore his eternal gratitude to the king and has served him loyally ever since.
Tale three: What made you a hero?
In the following years Urlik grew into his manhood and stands nearly 7 feet tall. Many believe the myth that his father must be the feared giant Rhitta. His strength in battle is spoken of in legends throughout the kingdom. It is said that he killed a mighty bear with a single blow of his fist and that he once wrestled a giant for a day and a night before it declared a truce and named him kin.
Tale four: Significant events
When he met Siobhan Urlik was hopelessly savage and untamed and he immediately fell in love with the lass. Her beauty was nearly as legendary as her temper and she had the blood of past kings running through her veins so no one believed that he had a chance at winning her hand. Although tales of his clumsy attempts at courtship were shared with great mirth throughout the kingdom they were also remarkable for their sincerity. Siobhan’s heart melted and she married Urlik saying that his “heart is that of a giant”. She has given the big man many children since then. All of them girls much to his chagrin.