Counsel of Shadows
The Half-Orc barbarian and protector of the weak.
Grundek; Half-Orc Barbarian level 3
Speed: 40 ft
AC: 16 (4 Chain Shirt), Touch: 12, Flat-footed: 16
Base Attack/Grapple: 3/8
Attack: Mwk Greataxe 9 Melee (1d12+7/x3)
Special Qualities: Darkvision 60ft, Uncanny Dodge, Rage 3/day, Trap Sense +1
Fort: 5, Ref: 3, Will: 3
Str: 20, Dex: 15, Con: 15, Int: 11, Wis: 15, Cha: 8
Skills: Balance 2*, Climb: 10*, Jump: 14*, Survival: 7, Swim: 9*
*Includes appropriate armor check penalties
Feats: Power Attack, Extra Rage
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Possessions: Mwk Greataxe, Mwk Chain Shirt, backpack, bedroll, belt with pouches, wineskin w/ ale, silk rope (50ft), dagger, bone dagger, waterskin, grappling hook, whetstone, crowbar, flint and steel, scroll case w/ map and legal documents, small sack w/ 309 gold, pouch w/ 80 silver and VISA card, and dirty traveler’s clothes
Personality: Grundek, having grown up with Orcs for his entire life, is a brute. Despite his upbringing, he isn’t a bad guy, though, really. He doesn’t quite understand civilized life and has a very hard time adapting to living in a city. As such, his temper isn’t as in check as it should be and his criticisms and racist tendencies tend to be let out into the open. But then, Grundek never was intended for the etiquette of big city livin’. He is however a champion for the underdogs. He hates liars, thieves, and bullies. And of course loves a good fight. As such, he tends to let his fists do his thinking, which will no doubt get him into deep trouble at some point. He lives his life with two mottos; 1, live life to the fullest because you never know when you’re gonna be killed. And 2, it’s the enjoyable things that count, so be sure to share your drinks, food, stories, and bed!
Appearance: Grundek is a massive Half-Orc male. He stands an impressive 6’10" and weighs nearly 400 pounds. The entirety of Grundek’s massive body is covered in deep cuts and scars. Many from battle, and the rest from the ritual scarification he has undergone. They are a symbol of great pride to Grundek and he hopes to earn many more before his life is over. He has black, rather dirty, shoulder length hair. Dark stubble adorns his chin. And coarse black hair is all over his body. A burst blood vessel, due to a battle axe blade to his face, left his right eye an unsettling blood red. His left eye, however, is his normal brown. Grundek is almost always seen in the company of his favorite greataxe, a gift from his father.
Backstory: Grundek was born 15 years ago to a full blooded Orc warrior of the Skull Stompa Tribe named Brundek, and a Half-Orc tailor named Greema. Brundek sent Greema to live in Carthage immediately after the birth, using the assistance of a Human merchant named Matty Mudblood. Grundek was then raised by the Orcs where he was treated as a second class citizen and lived an incredibly hard life. He was instructed in the ways of combat, the ways of the land, and the ways of the world. Of course, the ways of the world were incredibly skewed to what the Orcs believe and not about what really goes on at all. During this time he was taught about Gruumsh as well. Due to his standing in society, Grundek developed very different ways of thinking by comparison to his Orcish brethren and, though he couldn’t express it there, decided it would be nice if someone would stand up for the little guy. Then nearly a month ago, Grundek overheard a conversation between a visiting merchant and his father. It was during this time he learned that his mother was actually still alive, and that she lived in the city of Carthage. So during the night Grundek sneaked into the merchant’s tent and begged him to take him to Carthage. He agreed, though mentioned that he was indebted to him for it, and then told Grundek that his name is Matty Mudblood. They set out the very next day, with the eventual goal of arriving in Carthage.