A Society Fractured (P8)
Vengeful Freedom Fighter
Xago is most commonly found “studying” in the lower deck’s training pit; if by “studying” one actually meant beating others about the head and shoulders with non lethal versions of his favored weapons. Here he hones his craft and learns new techniques from others who make their second home here. To push his understanding even further, Xago often “tutors” sailors of the flotilla to better defend their vessels.
Male Half Orc Fighter 2
CG Medium Humanoid
Init +2 Senses Dark Vision; Perception +3
AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 14
HP 13 (1d10 +2, +1)
Fort +5 Ref +2 Will -1; +3 vs. fear
Melee +1 Xago Flail +6 (1d8 +5B) or +6 (1d6 +4S), TWF +4 / +4 (1d8 +4B / 1d6 +3S); Spiked Gauntlets +5 (1d4 +4), TWF +3/ +3 (1d4 +3 / 1d4 +3)
Ranged Throwing Axe +4 (1d6 +3), TWF +2/ +2 (1d6 +3 / 1d6 +3)
Special Attack Finish the Fight, Improved Trip +7
Str 17, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 13, Wis 9, Cha 7
Base Atk +2; CMB +5, CMD 17
Special Qualities Orc Ferocity
Languages Common, Giant, Orc
Feats Endurance, Two Weapon Fighting, Combat Expertise, Improved Trip
Magic Items +1 Xago Flail (Bludgeoning Head)
As the son of a human slave, his orc blood put him in a higher standing than his mother. Xago began life as one of many gifts to the clan’s sorcerer. These gifts were all inducted as apprentices to a cruel orc master. With no innate magical talent, no mind for the arcane, and no divine favor, Xago relied on his brawn and instincts to survive his childhood.
What seemed to be a cruel joke later saved Xago’s life. As soon as adulthood began making it’s mark on him, Xago’s clan was again at war with another. With the warriors gone to battle, his home was set upon by a band of giants. These giants slaughtered the elders, destroyed the sorcerer, and enslaved the youth. Months became years, Xago’s body and hatred continued to grow. The giants forced Xago to fight other captured slaves in bloodsport. Xago learned as he watched the others fight, he learned from his victories, but he learned more from the many scars earned from years of combat.
Freedom came swiftly. Humans, of all creatures, invaded the giants’ lair. Clad in blue and golden birds, the humans’ charge dropped a mass of rubble into the fighting pit. Xago seized his chance, he joined the fray. Humans kept their distance as Xago exacted his revenge upon the slavers for his enslavement. With no desire to return to his clan, Xago followed the humans and their charges, learned their language, and pledged to fight slavery on his own terms.