Ash the Stampede

Leonidas, William Wallace, and Maximus Meridius all rolled into one.

Description:

====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ====== Ash, level 9 Longtooth Shifter, Warlord Build: Bravura Warlord Commanding Presence: Bravura Presence Background: Occupation – Military, Occupation – Revolutionary (+2 to Athletics)

FINAL ABILITY SCORES Str 20, Con 13, Dex 14, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 18.

STARTING ABILITY SCORES Str 16, Con 13, Dex 14, Int 8, Wis 8, Cha 16.

AC: 25 Fort: 22 Reflex: 19 Will: 21 HP: 65 Surges: 8 Surge Value: 16

TRAINED SKILLS Heal +9, Intimidate +13, Athletics +18, Endurance +14, Acrobatics +12

UNTRAINED SKILLS Arcana +3, Bluff +8, Diplomacy +8, Dungeoneering +4, History +3, Insight +4, Nature +4, Perception +4, Religion +3, Stealth +6, Streetwise +8, Thievery +6

FEATS Level 1: Berserker’s Fury Level 2: Longtooth Spirit Shifter Level 4: Armor Proficiency (Scale) Level 6: Weapon Proficiency (Bastard sword) Level 8: Improved Inspiring Word Feat User Choice: Weapon Expertise (Spear) Feat User Choice: Weapon Expertise (Heavy Blade)

POWERS Warlord at-will 1: Wolf Pack Tactics Warlord at-will 1: Brash Assault Warlord encounter 1: Diabolic Stratagem Warlord daily 1: Bastion of Defense Warlord utility 2: Shake It Off Warlord encounter 3: Flattening Charge Warlord daily 5: Stand the Fallen Warlord utility 6: Inspiring Reaction Warlord encounter 7: Provoke Overextension Warlord daily 9: Warlord’s Recovery

ITEMS Light Shield, Dwarven Drakescale Armor +2, Adventurer’s Kit, Iron Armbands of Power (heroic tier), Grasping Javelin +2, Acrobat Boots (heroic tier), Climber’s Kit, Hempen Rope (50 ft.) (4), Sunrod (4), Safewing Amulet +2, Luckblade Bastard sword +3, Gorilla Gloves (heroic tier) ====== Copy to Clipboard and Press the Import Button on the Summary Tab ======

Bio:

Ash is a longtooth shifter in his mid-fifties that lived in the Dazsian countryside. He is pretty hairy with a thick beard and a lot of scars from years of battle. When he was younger he was trained in and fought with the army of Dazsia. It was in the army that Ash fell in love with his wife, and when he retired from the military he settled down with her and started a family. But when the governor decided to wage a selfish war against the neighboring country, Ash was called again to serve.

Ash refused to go back to war, but when the army threatened his family and home if he didn’t comply he was forced into action. He packed up his family and attempted to slip out of the country unnoticed. When the captain of the guard found out, Ash was branded a traitor and hunted down. Ash fought and killed the small team of soldiers sent after him but not before they crashed and set fire to his wagon, killing his wife and two boys. He buried them and, filled with an unearthly rage, stalked back to start his war.

Gaining an alliance with the neighboring country, Ash led a campaign against the Dazsian government. Towards the end of the war he was betrayed and captured. Ash was tortured and, when he wouldn’t talk, publicly hanged from a tree on a hill in an attempt to demoralize the revolutionists. But it only served to further incite them.

In truth, Ash was only briefly dead, but his shifter blood kept his body and mind intact. A sudden storm blew in the night he was killed and a lightning bolt split the tree, dropping Ash to the ground. It instantly killed the guards stationed there, and the electricity restarted Ash’s heart. As he regained consciousness, Ash could hear the voice of Kord rolling among the thunder, saying “Not today…”

Awake, Ash’s wounds quickly healed and he was able to drag himself into the forest to rest. Ash intended to return to his people to lead them once again, but upon seeing the rallying effect of his death, he did not reveal himself. Instead, he worked in secret, killing enemy scouting parties and ransacking caravans, and rumors spread about the “Beast of Daszia”. After a few weeks of this, the war was over. The people renamed the capital city to Ashington, in memory of their great warlord, and began rebuilding.

With no family to return to, and longing for the sweet release of the death that was taken from him, Ash left Dazsia in search of the next battle. He’ll never throw his life away, but he looks forward to the day when he’ll fall in battle and see his family again. While traveling, Ash heard of some warriors that halted an orc invasion out west and they sounded like just the people he should be around.

Ash tracked down the Storms of Fate and won them over with demonstrations of his bravery and athleticism. With a few adventures with the Storms of Fate under his belt, Ash has recently become an outlaw in Overlook following the “premature” execution of a bandit and escaping from prison. However, he continues to work with the Storms under the alias Harry Johnson, hiding his identity from the Overlook guards.

Ash the Stampede

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