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Einherji

Einherji Creature10

CN Medium Aesir Monitor

Senses Perception +17; darkvision

Languages Common, Hallit, Jotun

Skills Athletics +25, Crafting +16, Intimidation +21

Str +7, Dex +4, Con +6, Int +0, Wis +1, Cha +3

Items +1 striking returning dagger, +1 striking longsword, standard-grade darkwood shield (Hardness 5, Hp 20, Bt 10)


AC 30; Fort +22, Ref +18, Will +17 (+21 vs. fear)

HP 175; Resistances piercing 10

Attack of Opportunity [reaction]

Shield Block [reaction]


Speed 40 feet

Melee [one-action] longsword +24 (versatile P), Damage 2d8+13 slashing

Melee [one-action] fist +23 (agile), Damage 2d6+13 bludgeoning

Melee [one-action] dagger +24 (agile, versatile S), Damage 2d4+13 piercing

Ranged [one-action] dagger +21 (agile, thrown 10 feet, versatile S), Damage 2d4+13 piercing

Champion Devotion Spells 2 Focus Points, DC 29; 1st weapon surge; 4th word of freedom

Challenge Foe [one-action] The einherji challenges one creature they can see to single combat, attempting to Demoralize that target. This target remains the einherji’s foe until it’s defeated, it flees, or the encounter ends. The einherji gains a circumstance bonus to damage equal to their number of weapon damage dice against their designated foe but takes an equivalent circumstance penalty to damage against any other creature. If the einherji is defeated by their challenged foe, the shame causes them to lose use of their champion devotion spells for 1 week or until they challenge the same foe again and emerge victorious, whichever comes first.

Jotun Slayer The einherji has a +4 circumstance bonus to damage rolls made against giants and creatures that are at least two sizes larger than the einherji.

Instant Repair [one-action] The einherji Repairs their shield. They can’t use this ability if the shield is completely destroyed.

About

Einherjar are mighty warriors chosen by valkyries from the ranks of those slain in terrible and legendary battles. Forged from the souls of the greatest warriors, the implacable einherjar serve as the foot soldiers of pantheons, skilled in hand-to-hand combat and slaying giants. Einherjar often come from warrior cultures, particularly fierce pirates. They can be chosen from wherever war and might hold sway; many deities who hold the call of battle and the pursuit of physical power more sacred than concepts of good and evil might count einherjar warriors and valkyrie choosers of the slain among their chosen servitors.

Einherjar dedicated to different deities often wield weapons or possess varying cosmetic appearances based on their deity’s preferred weapon and their place of death; however, they’re universally stalwart, implacable, and efficiently deadly. Einherjar with two-handed weapons or who arise from other backgrounds often have different abilities.

Regardless of the deity they serve, all einherjar follow certain beliefs and mythologies. Einherjar believe they will be among the last souls left prior to this event, fighting alongside their gods against the forces of entropy. To einherjar, victory in this war—defined as thorough mutual destruction—is the only way to ensure a proper transition into the new existence.

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