World with Twin Fates
"I fought a wizard once. He could make the sky rain fire and shoot lightning from his fingers but he bled red just the same."
Bryce Paelstad, level 5
Human Power Selection: Bonus At-Will Power
Background: Occupation – Military (+2 to Endurance)
FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 18, Con 16, Dex 10, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 10.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 18, Con 13, Dex 10, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 10.
AC: 19 Fort: 19 Reflex: 13 Will: 14
HP: 55 Surges: 11 Surge Value: 13
Intimidate +7, Perception +8, Athletics +11, Endurance +12
Acrobatics +2, Arcana +2, Bluff +2, Diplomacy +2, Dungeoneering +3, Heal +3, History +2, Insight +3, Nature +3, Religion +2, Stealth +2, Streetwise +2, Thievery +2
Human: Armor Proficiency: Chainmail
Level 1: Armor Proficiency: Scale
Level 2: Marked Fury
Level 4: Axe Expertise
Bonus At-Will Power: Wicked Strike
Hybrid at-will 1: Recuperating Strike
Hybrid at-will 1: Brash Strike
Hybrid encounter 1: Great Cleave
Hybrid daily 1: Thunder Hooves Rage
Hybrid utility 2: Create Opening
Hybrid encounter 3: Sweeping Blow
Hybrid daily 5: Rain of Steel
Carnage Halberd +1, Scale Armor, Adventurer’s Kit, Potion of Healing (heroic tier) (3), Journeybreads (10), Raven’s Feather
Growing up with young Lord Setivus Bryngaar, Bryce became close friends with the lord. When they were young, Setivus once saved Bryce’s life on a hunting trip when a bear had knocked Bryce against a tree, rendering him unconscious. Setivus scared off the bear and carried Bryce back to the estate. Bryce tried to learn swordplay with Setivus, but was never as good and soon became frustrated. He took up his father’s weapon of choice, the halberd. Bryce’s father, Dane Paelstad, had traveled with the Setivus’ father, as personal bodyguard, all over Murgunda and studied combat from disciplined military men to the savage barbarian warriors. He admired the ferocity of the barbarian fighting style and incorporated that into his repertoire of techniques. He taught these skills to Bryce and upon passing, he entered the ranks of the guards.
Over the years, Setivus and Bryce remained friends and Bryce was eventually promoted to captain of the guard. He became close to the Bryngaar family and Setivus’ children even referred to him as “uncle”. Bryce, like his father, accompanied and protected the Bryngaar family many a time. Bryce is most famous for defending the family while on a journey for Setivus to serve as ambassador to the southern traders of Murgunda. Setivus traveled light with only a few armed guards and Bryce. Bryce highly suggested bringing more men, but Setivus did not see the need. Their caravan was attacked by nomads and while each side fought fiercely, the nomads disposed of the other 6 guards while the the guards only killed 4. Bryce was the only guardsman alive against 5 nomads starting to surround him. He took a defensive stance and readied his halberd.
One of the nomads charged Bryce from behind, but the guardsman quickly stabbed the back end of the polearm into the nomad’s gut. As the other nomads closed in, he lifted his halberd upward and then swung horizontally while lowering his stance, knocking two of them down. He sprung back up and parried a nomads strike with the back end of his weapon quickly reversing it, bringing the heavy ax-head down on his opponent’s neck. He launched the dying nomad into the only nomad standing. The two that were knocked down had recovered and were coming at him now. Bryce had an over exaggerated swing luring his opponent into a false opening. The nomad thrust at Bryce but found his wrist in the guardsman’s hand and the halberd’s ax head behind his calf. Bryce pulled the polearm back and pushed the nomad over, throwing him to the ground. The other nomad was on the guardsman’s side and Bryce spun and landed his boot on the side of the nomad’s leg at the knee, breaking it. The nomad fell on one knee and dropped his blade. Bryce thrust the spear-point of his polearm into the throat of the nomad on the ground and with a fluid upward sweeping motion, decapitated the kneeling nomad. One of the nomads had gotten up without Bryce knowing. The nomad came up behind Bryce and brought his scimitar down. Bryce started to dodge, but the tip of the scimitar crashed into his scale armor, flinging the scales on the sand as it broke his collarbone and drew blood from his chest. Bryce stumbled backwards blocking the nomads flurry of attacks, each chipping away at the shaft of his polearm. One blow snapped the halberd in half. The nomad came toward Bryce to finish him off, but the guardsman parried the attack with the bottom half of his halberd in one hand, while his other loosened then re-tightened its hold on the ax half, choking up on the grip. Bryce then knocked his opponent across the face with the bottom half of his halberd and moved in while the nomad was reeling from the blow. Bryce tucked the nomad’s sword arm under his armpit and his right hand quickly stabbed the nomad twice quickly in the chest with the spearpoint half of the halberd. Bryce then headbutted the nomad and released his arm as he collapsed on the ground struggling for air as his own blood pooled in his lungs.
While in Xaradee, Bryce recovered slowly while