Wild Lands » Hjolvar » Uldviik Varrigsson
Male Rjurik Noble 4/ Fighter 2; CR 6
King of Hjolvar
Lineage of Lesser Nobility
Minor Bloodline of Reynir, 22
LN Medium Humanoid
Init +1, Spot +2, Listen +2
Languages Rjuven, Low Brecht
Fort +7, Ref +2, Will +6
Speed 30 ft unarmored, 20 ft in armor
Melee Greatsword +8 (2d6+3/19-20)
Ranged mwk composite longbow +7 (+2 Str) (1d6+2/19-20)
Base Atk +5; Grapple +9
Abilities Str 15, Dex 12, Con 16, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 12
Feats: Noble Strategy (Protector), Negotiator, Point Blank Shot, Far Shot
Possessions: Greatsword +1, ring mail +1, mwk composite longbow (+2 Str).
Leadership Uldviik is recruiting followers and cohorts.
Rank Uldviik has the right to a unique set of arms, he is also the sovereign ruler of a state and is a law unto himself.
Title Friends acknowledge Uldviik as King of Hjolvar, no one disputes Uldviik's rulership, but some realms, especially in Rjurik do not acknowledge Hjolvar as a kingdom. Others might call him Jarl of Kopingdal.
Noble Strategy (Protector) Uldviik seeks to keep his realm secure from the Urga-Zai goblins. When Uldviik faces an enemy on the border or in enemy territory, and prevents them from entering his own realm and doing damage to settlements there, he receives a gain of regency.
Negotiator +2 bonus on all Diplomacy and Sense Motive checks.
Point Blank Shot +1 bonus on all ranged attack and damage within 30 ft.
Far Shot Increase range increment of archery by 50% and thrown weapons by 100%.
King Uldviik Varrigsson followed his father, Lord Varrig Cynefridsson, from the relative safety of the more civilized Rjurik kingdoms to the tiny northern port of Kopingdal. They brought with them a few loyal warriors and settlers, and Lord Varrig built the tiny settlement into a city? and the surrounding provinces into a realm.
Lord Varrig ?s primary concern soon became the Urga-Zai goblins. He managed to close the Hjolvar Pass and the mountains to the west shielded his slowly-growing realm from their incursions. King Uldviik took over rulership of Hjolvar and the building of Kopingdal when his father died some years ago. Uldviik keeps the small realm secure against the goblins and orogs of Urga-Zai and has established trade and friendship with most of his nearest neighbors. Remarkably, he somehow manages to be on good terms with realms that have strong enmity for each other. The Count of Danigau admires Uldviik?s determination even though the king trades with the pirates of Danigau and has relations with the Vos of Rzhlev.
Perhaps King Uldviik projects an inherent nobility in his struggle against nature and his enemies. Where other nobles would have to choose sides to gain allies, Uldviik gains respect from all sides and has not been forced to ally against any of his chosen friends. Uldviik rules his family this way as well. He has three strong-willed children. When Reyna, his favorite, chose to become a druid of Erik? thereby putting aside any chance of becoming the ruling Queen of Hjolvar after Uldviik?s death? Uldviik encouraged her and still trusted her to perform her duties as his daughter, though she could take her final vows at any time. As a result, Erik?s priesthood looks kindly on the king, and he gains the support of a grateful daughter and an approving populace.
But Uldviik, old and wise as he is, does have some flaws. The other Rjurik kingdoms in the area seem to think that ego motivated his father to carve out a realm of his own? and they might be right. They scarcely acknowledge Hjolvar as a legitimate kingdom, and treat it as a tiny, detached settlement. As a result, Uldviik cannot count on their aid if ever the Urga-Zai goblins attempt to invade.
The King of Hjolvar wants his realm to grow and stand against the anarchy he sees plaguing the northern states of Rjurik. He desires nothing more than the building and strengthening of Hjolvar, and has a single-minded determination toward this end.
for Uldviik's plans and strategies
Lessons of Uldviik Varrigsson
, 06-19-2008 at 02:03 AM|
Last edited by , 10-23-2011 at 02:28 PM
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