Herkja Ironoak

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Female Rjurik Noble 1/ Druid 5; CR

Archdruid of Stjordvik

Lineage of Royalty

Major Bloodline of Reynir, 34

NG Medium Humanoid

VP/WP 31/10

Init -2

Languages Rjuven, Druidic

AC 14 (-2 Dex, +3 Class, +2 Light Armor, +1 Magic); touch 12, flatfooted 12

Fort +4, Ref +0, Will +7

Speed 30 ft

Melee Atk +3 (d8 /x3 shortspear)

Ranged + (damage /critical, weapon)

Base Atk + ; Grapple

Abilities: Str 10, Dex 8, Con 14, Int 13, Wis 16, Cha 15

Feats: Leadership, Track, Endurance, Nature Sense, Animal Companion, Woodland Stride, Scribe Scroll, Trackless Step, Resist Nature's Lure, Wild Shape 1/day, Combat Casting

Skills: Animal Empathy 3, Concentration 2, Diplomacy 5, Gather Information 3, Handle Animal 2, Heal 2, Intuit Direction 2, Knowledge (Nature) 5, Knowledge (Nobility) 2, Perform (Story Telling) 3, Ride 2, Sense Motive 2, Spellcraft 3, Spot 2, Swim 2, Wilderness Lore 5

Special Qualities: Animal Affinity (Great), Detect Life (Minor)

Description: 5' 7" tall, 183 lbs

Possessions: +1 Leather Armor, 3 Shortspears, phylactery of faithfulness, potion of summon nature's ally II (viper), 2 scrolls of cure light wounds, 2 scrolls of barkskin

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Typical Dialogue:

"Hjalmar, the king is lucky to have one such as you by his side. For he is not so capable as the realm deserves, and yet you, as Erik's servant, protect Stjordvik from ruin as Erik protects us all."

"Lo, doth the bloody and injurious barony wage base and wicked war against our blessed people. Let
us raise our hearts to Erik for strength and fortitude to resist the foul minions of death."


Herkja Hollenviker is a woman in her fourties, decended from a line of archdruids of Stjordvik. She is known among the druids as Herkja Ironoak. She has a brother Bjorn Hollenviker who is a ranger in her loyal service as well as being Lord of Åsele. In her youth as a well-born woman she did not demonstrate the call of Erik as strongly as her brother, Bjorn. However as she matured and her great Animal Affinity manifested itself, she discovered her role as protectress of the forests. She succeeded her father, Ulfric Hollenviker, as archdruid and has been a supporter of Günther Brandt in the politics of the Oaken Grove. Brandt's near proximity in Dhoesone, at least part of the year, has allowed them to become allies.

Herkja is a fairly suspicious woman. She does not trust the guilders, the eorls, or many of the people she meets. Some regard her as a healthy skeptic. Some (especially the guilders) regard her as paranoid. She does, however, have a much more trusting attitude towards druids, rangers, and skalds. She is disposed in favor of the crown, despite her low opinion of the king, Varri Haraldsson. She regards the royal office as a sacred one, and feels secure that druid Hjalmar Helder is guiding the state.

The archdruid is attended in the wild by a pack of wolves. Four of the pack, including the pack's highest ranking female, are Herkja's animal companions. She has taught one of the male wolves to accept her as a rider. All wolves recognize Herkja as a scion of Reynir upon sight, regard her as an ally, and would even lay down their lives for her protection. However, her animal companions consider their own service to be a perpetual obligation.

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