Bahlnur Bristlebranch, young dwarf ranger Character in Scarterra | World Anvil

Bahlnur Bristlebranch, young dwarf ranger

Bahlnur is a young man born into the poor but proud Bristlebranch Clan.   He balances a sense of duty to his clan against the fact that he finds Meckelorn dwarf society a little bit stifling. As a dwarf ranger, he spends long portions of time in the field returning to his home periodically to maintain family and national ties.  
Bahlnur is a gentle soul that likes to socialize and relax more than a typical Meckelorn dwarf but this is tempered by a understanding that the world he lives in his harsh and that in order to enjoy creature comforts, he must work hard to earn these respites. He finds the Borderlander humans have a combination of informality and toughness that he respects and likes to visit various Border Baronies. He picked up the basics of playing the panpipes (a musical instrument that is not very dwarvish) from a human friend.
by Me with Hero Forge
    Bahlnur Bristlebranch Character Stats   Willpower 5   Dexterity 3, Strength 3, Stamina 3, Appearance 2, Charisma 2, Manipulation 2, Intelligence 3, Perception 3, Wits 3   Simple Abilities: Alertness 2, Animal Ken 3, Athletics 2 (+1 climbing), Brawl 2, Dodge 2, Empathy 1 (+1 falsehoods), Etiquette 0, Expression 0, Intimidation 1, Investigation 1, Leadership 0, Legerdemain 0, Stealth 2, Subterfuge 0   Trained Abilities: Archery 3 (+1 flying targets), Commerce 0, Crafts 0, Enigmas 0, Hearth Wisdom 2 (+1 edible plants), History 1, Medicine 1, Melee 2 (+1 axes), Performance 1, Politics 0, Ride 0, Sailing 0, Seneschal 0, Survival 3 (+1 tracking), Theology 0   Merits: Catnapper, Shield Proficiency   Character Health Levels: OK, OK, OK, OK, -1, -1, -2, -2, -3, -5, Incapacitated   (Bahlnur has eleven health levels instead of the usual ten because he is a dwarf)   Character Build Breakdown   20 freebie points, Merits -2, Extra Willpower -4, Extra Abilities -8, Being a Dwarf -4, Six Specializations -2,   Weapons   Bahlnur typically fights with a battle axe in one hand and shield or with his heavy crossbow.   Battle Axe, difficulty 7 to attack with and difficulty 8 to parry with (which is why he relies on his shield for parrying), 9 dice base damage.   Dagger, difficulty 6 to attack with, difficulty 7 to parry with. 5 dice base damage, also throwable.   Hand Axe, difficulty 7 to attack and parry with, 6 dice base damage, also throwable.   Bahlnut's shields provides a +1 difficulty penalty on all enemies attacking him unless they are behind him or flanking him. Bahlnut may actively parry with his shield at difficulty 5.   Heavy Crossbow, difficulty 6 to shoot with. Effective range of 100 yards, maximum range of 200 yards. 6 dice of base damage. It takes a full round action to reload or two partial action if he wants to dodge and move while reloading.   He typically travels with twenty crossbow bolts.   He normally wears medium armor, (five dice soak), +2 fatigue check difficulty.   Other Gear Owned   Backpack, bedroll, small tent, small spade, one change of clothes, 50 silver pieces, 50 copper pieces. three simple torches, flint and steel, whetstone, pan pipes, personal set of cutlery with family crest carved on handles, ten days of rations, two water skins. 50 feet of silk rope. Any other reasonable gear the player comes up with I overlooked.   2 Healing Potions, each potion will heal three levels of damage. The potion must be consumed all at once, the three levels of healing cannot be split up. (Market value of 65 gold pieces each)
Year of Birth
1793 CE 45 Years old
Circumstances of Birth
Year of Mera, Month of Nami
dark earthy brown, low maintenance style
Known Languages
Dwarven, Common

Cover image: by Me with Hero Forge
Character Portrait image: by Me with Hero Forge


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