Bestiary

Animals

Leatherback

Leatherbacks are large, four-legged, omnivorous mammals native to the Frontier Wastes. As their name suggests, they possess a thick leathery hide, which is generally grey or brown, beneath which lies an insulating layer that regulates their body temperature, making them well-adapted to the dry steppe climate. This, and the fact that they could be easily domesticated, make them commonly employed as beasts of burden by inhabitants of the Frontier.

Adult leatherbacks stand at 1.3 to 2.1 meters in height and can reach lengths of 2 to 3 meters. Wild leatherbacks are generally solitary creatures, but are known to roam in single-file packs of two to five.

Ya’vi “Strider”

Fast, versatile mount. Replaces horses in the setting.

Sky Whale

Spirits

Vir’ava

Spirit of Kelvor Forest

Portfolio Aspects

  • That Which is Secret Will Be Buried
  • The Cycle Must Continue
  • The Forest is Ruled With Tooth and Claw
  • The Silence Beneath the Leaves Must Be Preserved
Lesh Vir’ava
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Lesh Vir’ava (Supporting)
Portfolio Aspects. That Which is Secret Will Be Buried; The Silence Beneath the Leaves Must Be Preserved
Other Aspects. Mysterious Evergreen Spy Master
Skilled (+2) At… XXX
Unskilled (-2) At… XXX
Stress. Winded 2; Angry 2; Stunned 2; Broken 2
Traits

  • Lost in the Forest Mists. Near things that embody both of its portfolio aspects, Lesh can pit its skills of deception against others to create advantages related to getting them lost, obscuring their vision, or playing similar tricks.

Kodami Vir’ava
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Lesser Kodami Vir’ava (Average (+1) Swarm)
Portfolio Aspects. The Forest is Ruled With Tooth and Claw
Other Aspects. Small and Vicious Minions
Skilled (+1) At… Swarming an opponent; dragging people away; tricking opponents
Unskilled (-1) At… Complex communication or thought
Stress. Winded 2

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Greater Kodami Vir’ava (Supporting)
Portfolio Aspects. That Which is Secret Will Be Buried; The Forest is Ruled With Tooth and Claw
Other Aspects. Unyielding Warden of the Forest
Skilled (+2) At… Destroying artificial constructions; sweeping smaller opponents aside; tirelessly going after its goal
Unskilled (-2) At… Moving with any great speed, complex communication or thought, resisting attacks it hasn’t adapted to
Stress. Winded 2; Angry 2; Stunned 2; Broken 2
Traits. Barkskin (Heavy Armour); Crushing Fists (Heavy Weapon)

Lesser Spirit

Minor facets of a local spirit.

Humanoids

The Hounds of Kardos

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Hound Soldier (Fair (+2) Minion)
Aspects. Trained Karthian Soldier
Skilled (+1) At… Fighting as a unit; following orders; using the terrain to their advantage; intimidating civilians
Unskilled (-1) At… Fighting while outnumbered; being at a tactical disadvantage
Stress. 1
Traits. Resilient (1).

Variants

Grunt (Average (+1) Minion Group)
Aspects. In the Name of Kardos!
Skilled (+1) At… Mob tactics; following orders
Unskilled (-1) At… Fighting while outnumbered; being at a tactical disadvantage
Stress. 4 (each hit takes out a single member)

Hunter (Fair (+2) Minion)
Aspects. Silent and Deadly
Skilled (+1) At… Laying ambushes; shooting from cover; being quiet and stealthy; stalking prey
Unskilled (-1) At… Close quarters combat
Stress. 2
Traits. Penetrating (Medium); Resilient (3).

Heavy (Good (+3) Minion)
Aspects. Lay Waste to the Battlefield
Skilled (+1) At… Laying down covering fire; mowing down large groups of enemies
Unskilled (-1) At… Moving Quickly
Stress. 2
Traits. Penetrating (Heavy); Resilient (3).

Officer (Good (+3) Minion)
Aspects. My Faith is Unwavering
Skilled (+1) At… Giving orders, extracting information from others
Unskilled (-1) At… Having their blind devotion used against them
Stress. 2 + 2
Traits. Resilient (2), Shielded (2).

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