Monday, 17 December 2012

Men of Redwald: Shield Maiden


Scildmægden (Shield Maiden)

The women of Rædwald, especially noblewomen, have rights under law and as the wife or daughter of a powerful man may also wield power and influence. Even so, some reject the marriage their families made for them and run away or are cast out. Either way a new destiny beckons living the free life of the Scildmægden. It’s not an easy living though and only the strongest will and the swiftest sword keeps a Scildmægden alive.

Scildmægden: Armour Class: 3[16]; Hit Dice: 4+3; Attacks: 1 Wælseax (1d3+2) or Gár (1d6); Special: Mocking Manhood, Weapon Wife; Move: 12; HIDE/XP: 5/100.

Gear: Wælseax, Gár, Plegscield ,  Leðeren Cæppe, Leðeren Serc. 1d6 gold rings, 1 silver armband.

The Scildmægden is married to her weapons dedicating her life to the perfection of her individual combat skills. When fighting one-on-one she gets +1 initiative, morale, to-hit and damage, and -1[+1] AC. Any man that refuses a Scildmægden’s challenge to one-on-one combat will be mocked where ever his name is known.

Scildmægden should be quite rare in a campaign and if there is a Scildmægden player character in the party the referee might consider holding off using an NPC Scildmægden until later in the campaign if at all.

2 comments:

  1. This particular entry made my wife like Redwald as much as me!

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    1. Well she should like the Warrior Queen entry. There's also a Shield Maiden character class.

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