Axel Ovtrup

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Male Rjurik Rogue 5/ Assassin 1; CR:6
Lord of Halmstad
Lineage of Lesser Nobility
Minor Bloodline of Anduiras, 14
NE Medium Humanoid

VP/WP 24/10

Init +7

Languages Rjuven

AC 17, touch 15, flatfooted 13

Fort +1, Ref +9, Will +0

Speed 30 ft

Melee Atk +8 (d6+1 /x2, mwk shortsword)

Ranged +7 (d6+1 /x3, spear)

Base Atk + 4 ; Grapple

Abilities Str 13, Dex 16, Con 10, Int 13, Wis 8, Cha 9

Feats: Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Climb), Weapon Focus (Shortsword), Weapon Finesse (Short Sword), Sneak Attack +4d6, Uncanny Dodge (Dex bonus to AC, can't be flanked), Evasion, Death Attack, Poison Use

Skills: Appraise 5, Balance, 3, Bluff 5, Climb 9+2, Disable Device 9, Disguise 9, Escape Artist 3, Gather Information 3, Hide 9, Intuit Direction 3, Jump 2, Listen 3, Move Silently 9, Open Lock 9, Spot 5

Special Qualities: including linked blood abilities

Description: 6 ft, 206 lbs

Possessions: masterwork shortsword, leather armor, ring of protection +1, shortspears for hunting

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Typical Dialogue:

"Doth Your Lordship desire that I take on this task which Porsgrunn offers? I would locate the sheriff of Lofkirdik and kill him. Depriving the king of key agents there. Storm Holtson is involved in guild controversy there, so Porsgrunn has forged letters from your ally, His Grace Fulgar of Rjuvik, implicating the sheriffs in some treasonous cooperation with Fulgar. No, Your Lordship, I have no qualms against stirring the rivalry betwixt our ally and our enemy. Yes, Lordship, it is best kept a secret matter. Then I will accept Porsgrunn's offer, if it please you."


The lord of Halmstad, Axel Ovtrup, is no noble Rjurik warrior devoted to Erik and the Rjurik way of life. At the court in Hollingholmen, Axel takes some effort to look the part. He is regarded as a good swordsmen and a fine hunter. He is regarded as an expert stalker and his use of the spear is highly respected. Many times has he brought down a boar with one spear, much to the admiration of the best hunters. Politically it is acknowledged that he is in a difficult position. He claims to have no affection for the lack of cooperation some eorls display, but he will not display the same lack of cooperation for his own overlord, Eorl Guthrim of Hollenvik.

In truth, Lord Axel is one of those men bent to evil who kills for pleasure and has become so good at it that he must conceal both his great skill and his delight in death. Only his cousin, Styr Porsgrunn, and his lord, Eorl Guthrim know his true nature. His killings now are almost always political and serve the purposes of Guthrim Gauksson, but Lord Axel is not above personal vengeance if his ire is enflamed.

Axel is the son of Edgar Ovtrup and Acacia Porsgrunn. His sister, Meredith Ovtrup, believes that a dark cloud surrounds Axel, and has nothing to do with him. She is a priestess of Narikja and maintains a shrine in Hollenvik for the many fisherfolk there.

Axel is married to Ulrika Buskerud, who pretends to be a refugee of Rjuvik, but remains connected to her family there. They have two young children.

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