Northmen

Native Culture: Vikaa'ra
Preferred Weapon: Axe, Mace, Hammer, Hexagonal Shield
Preferred Material: Topaz & Wood (yellow and/or brown duct tape)

Reputation

Bold and outspoken warriors of the vast plains and woodlands of Vikaa'ra. As fierce and forthright in all other aspects of life as they are in combat, they are the first to charge at the call of battle, and also the first to chant or sing the songs of past glories. These are the Northmen.

History

Developed with harsh lands, ruthless leaders, and wildlife that hunts man as well as other beasts. These things shape the Northmen into the physically and mentally toughened warrior elite, to which other cultures can only aspire. They embrace all life around them and use that life to shape their skills. Beneath all this, driving their every moment, lies their bloodsong, a song that all Northmen share, and a song that they feel as the moment of battle draws near.

Abilities

Level 1 - Initiate

Claws of the Bear (attack, contact, strike) - adds damage to a normal strike (adds to base damage of weapon)
Tagline: "Vital Strike X". (see the Vital Strike description for progression at higher levels).

Bear Skin (defense, non-contact, skin) - 3 point skin
Tagline: "Bear Skin 3"

 

Level 2 - Apprentice

Smash (attack, strike) - You are able to strike an opponent's weapon so hard their arm goes numb, causing them to Falter their weapon for 10 seconds.
Tagline: "Falter"

Overwhelm (defense, mental effect, point and click) Your presence is such you may make your foes flee from you in fear.
Tagline: "Natural Fear"

 

Level 3 - Devotee

Overpower (attack, point and click) - Your strength simply swats lesser opponents away.
Tagline: "Falldown"

Greater Bear Skin (defense, non-contact, skin) - 6 point skin
Tagline: "Bear Skin 6"

 

Level 4 - Master

Wallop (attack, strike) - You are able to beat a foe unconcious with your blows. You need not hit them from behind. Because of power of your strikes, the ability to hear the attack coming will not protect from the blow, so those with Enhanced Hearing are not Immune.
Tagline: "Greater Knock Out"

Bear's Body (defense, self) - You can toughen your skin to where you are able to utterly shrug off normal blows. This effect lasts until something powerful pierces your skin. You ignore strikes of base level (one point) damage.
Tagline: "Threshold"

 

Level 5 - Grand Master

Tremor (attack, voice effect) - You stomp on the ground and scream a war cry that shakes the very field of battle.
Tagline: "Voice Effect, Natural Falldown"

Battle Rage (defense, self) - Your enemies strikes only serve to fuel you further. When struck in combat, you Absorb the blow, granting yourself a Skin equal to 5 points + the damage you took, up to a maximum of 10 points. A Mortal Blow counts as 5 points of damage in this case. With a Deathstrike, you do not gain additional skin, but you do negate the blow.
Tagline: "Absorb"