Rurik the Ram


LVL 4 Human, Cleric of Kord (Templar)
Cleric Option: Battle Cleric’s Lore
Human Power Option: Heroic Effort
Background: Wandering Duelist
Theme: Iron Wolf Warrior

STR: 20 CON: 14 DEX: 10 INT: 8 WIS: 14 CHA: 12

AC: 22 Fort: 19 Ref: 14 Will: 18
HP: 41 Surges: 9 Surge Value: 10

Diplomacy +8, Heal +9, Insight +9, Intimidate +13, Religion +6

Iron Wolf Warrior Attack: Iron Wolf Charge
Human Racial Power: Heroic Effort
Cleric Utility: Favor of the Gods
Cleric Attack: Punish the Profane
Cleric Utility: Healing Word
Cleric Attack 1: Righteous Brand
Cleric Attack 1: Weapon of Divine Protection
Cleric Attack 1: Healing Strike
Cleric Attack 1: Shield of the Gods
Cleric Utility 2: Shield of Faith
Cleric Attack 3: Split the Sky

Level 1: Weapon Proficiency (Greatspear)
Level 1: Ritual Caster
Level 1: Power of the Storm
Level 2: Improved Defenses
Level 4: Mark of Storm



Scrawled on a piece of parchment amongst the Scrolls of Honor reads an excerpt concerning Rurik. Portions of the writing are illegible and the words end abruptly in a jagged smear of ink and blood…

Blonde of hair and stronger than an ox. Known as Rurik, Rurik the Ram, or Rurik Baransson (Son of the Ram). Named so since he was discovered by his adopted mother Ingred Olafsdatter amongst a herd of sheep.

Ingred was a shepard born to Hildr, they came from a long line of shepards. Her father was illegible. Ingred later passed away during young Rurik’s adolescent years, victim to a harsh winter. Rurik was raised among the noble children of the hold and later would take the role of Huskarl to House illegible, lords of Onundstead.

Jarl Olaf was responsible for honoring young Rurik as Huskarl for his natural strength and dedication to the hold. Olaf always seemed to have a soft spot for Rurik even though he was raised by Ingred the sheep girl. He also took Rurik’s discovery amongst the flock as an omen of good faith since the ram was their house’s sigil and the symbol of their patron god, Kord.

Jarl Olaf soon found his lands embroiled in a bloody feud with a neighboring hold, held by his brother Gudrek. The two had split a once-mighty territory held by their father Jarl Onund the White. There were many rumors; Gudrek was a shapeshifter, or possessed by an evil spirit, or had forsaken the gods of his father, casting aside Thuvann and Borgoff and the rest in favor of a dark god of old, long forgotten in the north.

What is known is that war has come to Onunstead, and the howls that can be heard in the long, cold nights come from no man. We pray to the Skyfather for strength that we migh-

The remainder of the document is smeared with blood and seems to have been ravaged by the claws of a large beast.

Rurik the Ram

Ancient Echoes ScottMercerJR