Unraveling the Tapestry
Lo-Kag, level 1 Goliath, Fighter (Tempest Technique, Combat Agility)
ABILITY SCORES Str 20, Con 15, Dex 13, Int 8, Wis 10, Cha 10
BASIC ATTACKS: Whip +9 to hit. 1d4+7 Damage. Javelin +7 to hit. 1d6+5 Damage (Range 10/20)
AC: 17 Fort: 17 Reflex: 12 Will: 11 HP: 30 Surges: 11 Surge Value: 7
TRAINED SKILLS Endurance +6, Intimidate +5, Athletics +11
UNTRAINED SKILLS Acrobatics +0, Arcana -1, Bluff +0, Diplomacy +0, Dungeoneering +0, Heal +0, History -1, Insight +0, Nature +2, Perception +0, Religion -1, Stealth +0, Streetwise +0, Thievery +0
FEATS Two-Weapon Defense (+1 AC and Reflex while holding a weapon in each hand), Whip Training [Multiclass] (Whip proficiency and impose -2 to attack rolls against a chosen target on hit)
AT-WILL POWERS Combat Agility, Combat Challenge, Dual Strike, Knockdown Assault
ENCOUNTER POWERS Second Wind, Stone’s Endurance, Funneling Flurry
DAILY POWERS Bristling Defense
ITEMS Whip (2), Chainmail, Javelin (2), Climber’s Kit, Trail Rations (20), Adventurer’s Kit, Sunrod (4), Tent
MISC Racial Feature (Roll twice and use either result for climb or jump checks) Money on Hand (3gp) Encumberance 136/200 lbs.
Lo-Kag hails from a Goliath clan in the treacherous Bitterbark Mountains in the north. The Stonedragon Tribe is the most isolated clan, living in the highest altitudes of the mountains. These harsh environs have bred a people who are not only strong and hardy, but value communal service. Children are raised by the tribe, rather than individual parents, and members are expected to place the welfare of the group above the individual. The rocky terrain combined with aerial predators has led to the Stonedragon favoring weapons with reach and entrapment – polearms, spears, and bolas. They specialize in draconic combat, as they prepare for the return of their revered Dragon and elimiate his rivals. Tradition is very important, but members are allowed a modicum of freedom in their paths.
Born into this environment, Lo-Kag distinguished himself for his strength and tenacity from a young age. Eschewing the heavy weapons of his peers, he developed his own fighting style using a pair of massive whips made from a giant snake he killed for his coming-of-age ritual. While usually accomplished as a group, he instead chose to hunt down the mightiest foe he could find and kill it single-handedly. While impressive, his strong independent streak also worried the tribe’s elders – fears which were only further fueled by his continuing adventures of leading bands of his friends to hunt tremendous beasts.
One day the mountains seemed to turn against him. Separated from his hunting party Lo-kag became lost and the mountain suddenly shook, the ground opened underneath Lo-kag and he was swallowed by the mountain. Waking in complete darkness, Lo-kag struggled to find some way out of the belly of the mountain. He caught the faintest glimmer of light and began to head towards it. The light came from a small circular stone, like a giant, glowing pearl. Although cautious, Lo-kag eventually retrieved the pearl, but as he did so it melted into nothing in his fingers. The fading light of the pearl was replaced with torches. His own people appeared and accused him of being a thief and having stole the pearl. One of his brothers sliced him open to search his stomach for the pearl.
The shaman kept him alive, but this charity did not last. When Lo-kag could give no answer as to the pearl’s location they sentenced him to death. On the highest peak he was bound. The shaman of his people raised a knife to plunge into his chest, and as if relenting in handing out this cruel fate it shook again. The shaman stumbled and the knife fell cutting one of Lo-kag’s hands free. Lo-kag quickly freed himself, but when he stood he faced over a dozen hardened warriors of his own people. On one side he faced these warriors and on the other a shear cliff. Glancing over the cliff he saw clouds below and a great bird. With powerful legs he leap into the sky and plummeted down upon the bird that would carry him away from his people to safety.
Lo-kag’s grand escape quickly led to a less grand life. He sold his battle skills for room and board and quickly became employed by Duke Laurent de Bellomey under a vicious bastard only called the Houndmaster. If asked, he would merely say he was cast out for his overambitious ways – he is secretly ashamed of his dishonor and vies to regain his status among his people.
Taciturn and hulking, Lo-Kag cuts an imposing figure. His achievements are laid bare upon his body – ritual scars cover much of his skin and he is adorned with trophies from his victories. While decidedly silent on personal matters – and mainly indifferent to the personal lives of those he meets – Lo-Kag enjoys the camaraderie of fighting and is not above straight-faced humor. His equipment is worn but well maintained, the product of many battles and an eye for detail.