Thursday, March 1, 2012

Warrior Cults of Relmeenos



The Warrior Cults of Relmeenos

It is rare that the warrior cults of Relmeenos induct a non-native into the martial secrets of their training regimens, but if a warrior proves their valor and loyalty to a cult they may be formally invited to join the ranks of the Relmeenosian paragons. Outlined below are the benefits of joining the Purple Helm'd Brethren and the Sisterhood of the Rending Spear.

The Purple Helm'd Brethren

Entry: Only men may join the ranks of the Purple Helm'd Brethren. Furthermore, only the most hale and hardened specimens are considered tough enough to endure the Helm'd Brethren's training; a character must have at least a 13 Constitution to survive the hardships involved in learning the martial techniques taught by the Purple Helm'd Brethren.

Training: Prospective Helm'd Brethren must endure the elements without the benefit of protective gear. They must march for days at a time with little or no food. They must train incessantly with sword and shield. They drill constantly in the art of fighting in formation.

Benefits: A character trained in the fighting arts of the Purple Helm'd Brethren can survive on half as much food and water as a normal man, gains a +1 to Armor Class when wielding a shield, and gains a +1 to hit with swords when fighting in formation with other warriors trained in the fighting style of the Purple Helm'd Brethren.

The Sisterhood of the Rending Spear

Entry: Only women may join the ranks of the Sisterhood of the Rending Spear. Furthermore, the Sisterhood values warriors who fight intuitively and find a spiritual aspect to the art of war; as such, a character must have at least a 13 Wisdom to be able to fully comprehend the military and philosophical teachings of the Sisterhood of the Rending Spear.

Training: Prospective Sisters must spend their days learning the tenets of the Sisterhood and practicing their combat maneuvers. In particular, prospective inductees must practice both sprinting in full armor and the art of the spear.

Benefits: A character trained in the fighting arts of the Sisterhood of the Rending Spear gains a 25% increase to their movement rate, a +1 bonus to attack rolls when wielding a spear, and a +1 bonus to damage with short bows when firing in formation with other warriors trained in the fighting style of the Sisterhood of the Rending Spear.

2 comments:

  1. Very cool. Seems like a 13 Dex would be more appropriate for the Sisters, though.

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    1. Thanks! I went with Wisdom because I was going for a sort of warrior-drunken-philosophers thing, but Dexterity would work just as well.

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