Retired at level 6 Edit
Retirement post here
Attack: +11 vs AC
Hit: 1d6+5 damage
Crush can use this power twice per encounter, but only once per round. Targets self or one ally in burst. The target can spend a healing surge and regain an additional 2d6+3 hit points.
Target: One enemy in burst granting combat advantage to you or an ally
Until the start of your next turn, all your allies gain combat advantage and add +3 to damage rolls against the target.
Target: You or one ally in burst; Trigger: You roll initiative; Effect: The target shifts half of his or her speed.
|Str 19 (+4)||Dex 10 (+0)||Wis 8 (+0)|
|Con 15 (+2)||Int 13 (+1)||Cha 16 (+2)|
Character Information Edit
“I remember little of my creation. My first real memory is being sold to the Cyran military by the House Cannith artificers who forged me. I spent the first twenty five years of my life as a soldier in the waning days of the last war.”
“The Cyran generals quickly recognized my tactical ability, as well as something else: the ability to strike fear into the hearts of men, beasts, and living machines. They said I had ‘leadership potential,’ promoted me to the lieutenancy of a Special Forces warforged strike squad. I got what I wanted out of my fellow constructs, whether it took the threat of double guard duty, or the promise of an acid bath and dismantlement, I said and did whatever was necessary to exact obedience and win battles.”
“Initially my squad directed our attacks at Valenar. Can’t say I much regret killing elves, even to this day. Wild, bestial things they are. Intractable, unruly, and violent. My squad staged many a successful cross-border raid, seriously damaging their precious cavalry stables, and taking the heads of many elf warriors.”
“As the plight of Cyre grew more desperate though, we were relocated to the Thranish border in the final years of the war. There we led raids aimed at the harassment and destruction of men. Can’t say that I’m particularly proud of the things we accomplished there, but I did my duty. It was, after all, the purpose for which I was built.”
“Then came the deadly mists of the Mourning. I remember clearly the day it happened. My squad was fighting a provincial Thranish militia that had launched a retaliatory attack across the Cyran border, when we saw the cascade of terrible vapors approaching. Both sides began to flee as we realized our imminent danger. Just when we thought ourselves out of harm’s way however, a horrible aberrant beast emerged from the ground. A savage thing it was, with waving tentacles and a gaping maw full of fangs. Perhaps it too was driven out by the mists, or perhaps it was drawn to the suffering inflicted by the Mourning. But whatever its reason for being there, it took the opportunity to feed on human flesh and wreak destruction on my squad.”
“Though both forces put aside their differences to battle the new common enemy, the beast tore through our ranks with ease, quickly decimating the Thranish forces. My warforged were able to hold out longer, but we were clearly outmatched as well. The beast’s tentacles were everywhere, and it was difficult to keep track of the creature’s movements, as though time and space were distorted by the foul thing’s mere presence. While frantically trying to inflict some damage to the creature’s midsection I was dealt a grievous blow that nearly severed my legs from my body. Unable to move, and fading in and out of consciousness, I could only watch as my comrades were felled one by one. The last thing I remembered was seeing the beast lunge forward to swallow Sergeant Khopesh whole.”
“I woke several weeks later lying next to a smithy’s forge. I had apparently been rescued by Saali, a Thranish priestess of the Silver Flame. She told me the tale of how the creature that had very nearly ended my life, the balhannoth, had also devastated several nearby Thranish villages. She had been charged with helping to rescue survivors, bringing them back to her chapel’s infirmary. Unable to tend to me in the infirmary though, she had instead brought me to the local blacksmith, who, with the help of a talented artificer gradually refurbished my legs one joint at a time. The entire process took several months, and Saali visited frequently to watch over my recovery. Though she could not provide material succor in the form of food, she would often help me oil my bearings and exercise my damaged joints. Sometimes she would simply sit and read to me from the Annalects of the Flame.”
“I can’t say that I was much impressed with Saali’s religious ministrations. I’ve never seen much evidence of gods or so-called ‘divine forces’ doing good in this world. I must admit though that I deeply appreciated the company. More than that, I was fascinated by Saali’s patience and resolution, her dedication to her beliefs, and her honest desire to make this world a better place. See, I never before put much stock in the emotions my human creators imbued me with. My stock in trade was fear. Fear wins battles, I thought. If I could make my enemies and my underlings fear me, and I had a decent head for tactics, I’d be unstoppable in the field. But the Mourning proved me wrong. If I’d been more aware of my troops, and better able to drive them to true heroism, maybe more of them would have survived that horrible encounter with the balhannoth.”
“It’s inspiration and compassion we need from our leaders to win the coming battles that are worth winning. I pledge here and now to be one of those leaders. With the right friends by my side, I’ll do my part to ensure that there never is another Mourning.”
- Crush would love to find and destroy the balhannoth that decimated his warforged strike squad.
- Crush owes Saali a huge debt of gratitude and honor. If he found out that anything had happened to her, he would immediately drop what he was doing and return to Thrane to investigate.
- Endeavoring to become a better leader of men, Crush has devoted himself to the study of the motivations and rhetorical abilities of great human and humanoid leaders. He wouldn't pass up an opportunity to attend virtually any courtly function.
- Though he now tries to follow a more virtuous path, Crush has not yet overcome his prejudice against elves. He is likely to be needlessly antagonistic to Elven and Half-Elven adventurers, perhaps provoking the same sort of hostility in them.
Crush is tired of being a weapon, a mere pawn in the games of Machiavellian rulers. As such, he refused to subjugate himself even to Thrane's theocratically-governed military, though they claim to seek the destruction of evil. He is seeking instead to use his tactical gifts, leadership, and combat abilities to do some good in the world, and restore peace to troubled lands. To this end he has traveled to the Brellish city of Sharn in search of similarly free-spirited, and nonconformist adventurers with whom to strike a blow for peace, while hopefully earning a living in the process.
Crush's eyes glow with a deep blue light that flares to white when he experiences deep emotion. Unlike many warforged, he eschews the addition of weapons and tools in place of the body parts he was forged with, believing that he is better able to motivate, connect and reason with organic humanoids if he maintains an appearance that they find less outlandish.
Crush has a more upbeat take on life since getting his knee fixed and winning the Race of the Five Horns and being honored by the city of Sharn. He's more confident about his ability to negotiate the complexities of civilian life and more hopeful that he can strike a true blow for peace and justice. He's still deeply suspicious of politicians and elves though, and in desperate times he's likely to fall back on his ruthless military demeanor.
Traveling Companions Edit
Wish List Edit
- Luckblade Longsword +2
- Distance Hand Axe +2
- Healer's Brooch +2
- Battle Standard of the Hungry Blade
|Summoned Drakescale Armor +2||1,800gp||45lbs||Body|
|Vengeful Longsword +1||1,000gp||4lbs||Main Hand|
|Heavy Shield of Deflection||520gp||15lbs||Off Hand|
|Distance Handaxe +1||360gp||3lbs||Sheathed|
|Amulet of Protection +1||360gp||-||Neck|
Encumbrance: 55.5lbs Normal Load: 190lbs Heavy Load: 380lbs Maximum Drag Load: 950lbs
|Attack Type||Attrib||Attrib Type||Class||Class Feature||Feat||Feat Name||Equip||Equip Name||Misc||Misc Name||Level||Total||vs?|
|str||0||0||4||Vengeful Longsword +1||1||Level 5 inherent||3||12||AC|
|str||0||0||3||Distance Handaxe +1||1||Level 5 inherent||3||11||AC|
|Defense||Attrib||Attrib Type||Class||Racial||Feat||Feat Name||Equip||Equip Name||Misc||Misc Name||Level||Total|
|Armor Class||+0/+1||dex/int||0||0||0||+12||Summoned Drakescale Armor +2; Heavy Shield of Deflection||0||3||26|
|Fortitude||+4/+2||str/con||+1||0||0||1||Amulet of Protection +1||0||3||19|
|Reflex||+0/+1||dex/int||0||0||0||+3||Heavy Shield of Deflection; Amulet of Protection +1||0||3||17|
|Will||-1/+3||wis/cha||+1||+1||0||1||Amulet of Protection +1||0||3||19|
Senses and Reactions Edit
|Senses and Reactions|
|Sense/Reaction||Attrib mod||Class||Class Feature||Racial||Feat||Feat Name||Equip||Equip Name||Level||Other/Trained||Total|
|--||Base Class||Con||Per Level||Racial||Feat||Feat Name||Equip||Equip Name||Other||Total||Blooded||Surge|
Surges per day: 9 (7 class, +2 Con)
Speed and Movement Edit
Racial Features Edit
Warforged (EPG pg. 32)
- +2 Str, +2 Con
- +2 Endurance, +2 Intimidate
- Languages: Common
- Warforged Resolve racial power
- Warforged Mind: +1 to Will
- Living Construct
- Unsleeping Watcher
- Warforged Resilience
- Size: Medium
- Speed: 6
Class Features Edit
Inspiring Warlord (PHB pg. 143)
- +1 Fortitude, +1 Will
- Battlefront Leader: You gain proficiency with heavy shields, and you gain the battlefront shift power.
- Inspiring Presence: When an ally who can see you spends an action point to take an extra action, that ally also regains lost hit points equal to one-half your level + your Charisma modifier.
- Inspiring Word: Gain inspiring word power.
- 1st: Improved Inspiration: Your Inspiring Presence restores an additional 2 hit points. (MP pg. 136)
- 2nd: Inspired Recovery: When an ally who can see you spends an action point to gain an extra standard action, that ally can roll a saving throw as a free action, adding your Charisma modifier (+2) to the roll. (PHB pg. 198)
- 4th: Armor Proficiency: Scale
- 6th: Improved Inspiring Word: Add CHA mod (+3) to the hit points restored by my inspiring word
- Commissioned Officer: +2 bonus to intimidate
Skills and Languages Edit
|Skill||Trained||Attrib||Attrib Type||Racial||Feat||Feat Name||Equip||Equip Name||Level||Total|
|Acrobatics||0||0||dex||0||0||-2||Heavy Shield of Deflection||3||1|
|Athletics||5||4||str||0||0||-2||Heavy Shield of Deflection||3||10|
|Endurance||5||2||con||2||0||-2||Heavy Shield of Deflection||3||10|
|Stealth||0||0||dex||0||0||-2||Heavy Shield of Deflection||3||1|
|Thievery||0||0||dex||0||0||-2||Heavy Shield of Deflection||3||1|
|Attack Type||Attrib||Attrib Type||Class||Class Feature||Feat||Feat Name||Equip||Equip Name||Misc||Misc Name||Level||Total||vs?|
|Furious Smash (PHB pg. 145)||+4||Str||1||Level 5 inherent||4||Vengeful Longsword +1||0||0||3||12||Fortitude|
|Brash Assault (MP)||+4||Str||1||Level 5 inherent||4||Vengeful Longsword +1||0||0||3||12||AC|
|Myrmidon Formation (MP pg. 103)||+4||Str||1||Level 5 inherent||4||Vengeful Longsword +1||0||0||3||12||AC|
|Warlord's Strike (PHB pg. 147)||+4||Str||1||Level 5 inherent||4||Vengeful Longsword +1||0||0||3||12||AC|
|Fearless Rescue (MP pg. 104)||+5||Str + 1||1||Level 5 inherent||4||Vengeful Longsword +1||0||0||3||13||AC|
|Stand the Fallen (PH)||+4||Str||1||Level 5 inherent||4||Vengeful Longsword +1||0||0||3||12||AC|
+412 gp starting gold - 360 gp Distance Handaxe +1 - 4 gp Sunrods - 1 gp Belt Pouch - 33 gp for Race of the Five Horns +680 gp - cashed in the Boon of Breland +168 gp from Race of the Five Horns +200 gp - 1/5 lvl n magic item from 10 RP spent at level 5 +1000 gp - gold equal to lvl n magic item from 10 RP spent at level 5 +104 gp - sold Razor Light Shield +520 gp - sold Veteran's Chainmail + 2 -1800 gp bought Summoned Drakescale Armor +2 -520 gp bought Heavy Shield of Deflection -360 gp bought Amulet of Protection +1 -------- 6 gp remaining
Treasure Parcels Edit
- Level 1: Parcel lvl+2
- Razor Light Shield (AV pg. 119)
- Level 2: Parcel lvl+3
- Vengeful Longsword +1 (AV pg. 81)
- Level 3: Parcel Lvl+4
- Veteran's Chainmail +2 (AV pg. 55)
- Level 4: Parcel lvl+1
- Grandmaster Training: Adamant's Unshakeable Stance (Same Benefit as Spiked Soles); Awarded here
- Level 5: Gold equal to a lvl+0 magic item
- From 10 RP spent
- Starting XP: 3,750
- 3,000 XP from and 13 RP from Race of the Five Horns
- Spent 10 RP at Level 5 for 2,000 XP
Total XP: 8,750
Statblock for Combat Edit
[sblock=Crush actions and stats]Minor: Standard: Move: [sblock=statblock][COLOR=DarkOrange][B]Crush[/B][/COLOR]—Male Warforged Warlord 6 Initiative: +3, Passive Perception: 12, Passive Insight: 12 AC: 25, Fort: 19, Reflex: 17, Will: 19 — Speed: 5 HP: 52/52, Bloodied: 26, Surge: 13, Surges left: 9/9 Action Points: 1, Second Wind: Not Used :bmelee:Vengeful Longsword +1: +12 vs. AC, 1d8+5 dmg :branged:Distance Handaxe +1: +11 vs. AC, 1d6+5 dmg Powers - [COLOR=Green]Furious Smash Brach Assault[/COLOR] [COLOR=Red]Warlord's Strike Myrmidon Formation Inspiring Word Inspiring Word Inspired Belligerence Rousing Words Warforged Resolve Battlefront Shift[/COLOR] [COLOR=DimGray]Fearless Rescue[/COLOR] [COLOR=Orange]Vengeful Longsword +1 (Encounter) Summoned Drakescale Armor +2 (At-Will) Adamant's Unshakeable Stance (Encounter)[/COLOR] [/COLOR] Important Effects for Allied Characters: * Any ally who can see Crush regains 8 HP when they spend an action point, and may roll a saving throw with a +2 bonus [/sblock][/sblock]
- 2010/01/05: Created
- 2010/01/15: Added Adventures and Traveling Companions Sections
- 2010/01/20: Incorporated judge's corrections
- 2010/02/18: Added Wish List and Statblock
- 2011/2/11: Character Overhaul - Changed starting ability scores, Replaced Class Feature: Combat Leader with Battlefront Leader; Replaced At-Will: Wolf Pack Tactics with Brash Assault; Replaced Feat: Skill Focus with Scale Armor Proficiency
- 2011/2/11: Leveled up to 6 - Added Stand the Fallen level 5 attack; Added Rousing Words level 6 utility; Added Improved Inspiring Word level 6 feat
Judge Comments Edit
Level 4 Edit
Approval 1 Edit
You didn't include the point cost in your attribute section, but I fixed it for you. I assume you put the 8 into dex and then raised it to a 10 with 2 pts(you start with 22).
You need to add the target and range in inspired beligerence(one enemy in burst granting CA)
You need to add the range of inspiring word.
Just some advice: You might be better off grabbing a couple heavy thrown weapons(like javelins), instead of the hand crossbow. You have a higher hit rate and better damage too.
- pacdidj: Changes made. Thanks for the tip on heavy thrown. Switched the crossbow to a handaxe instead.
Approval from EvolutionKB
Approval from renau1g
- One more thing I noticed on Vengeful weapon - please add "with this weapon" after the "on damage rolls" (from errata)
Status: Approved as 4th level character with 3751 xp by EvolutionKB and [[User:renau1g|renau1g]