Allen Girrard: Almogavar
Chronology: Born in 1197; became a mercenary in 1213 at age 15; saw first major battle in 1216 at age 19; grueling siege & guerilla warfare for the next two years; recruited into the Lumina Company in 1220 at age 23; assigned to Roberto in 1226 at age 29; Road to Bibracte, Alabaster Lioness/Heracleion, Ibiza; contract bought out by Roberto in 1233 at age 36; currently 1234 and age 37
Characteristics: Int +0, Per +1, Com -1, Pre -1, Str +3, Sta +1, Dex +1, Quik +0
Season & Year: Winter 1234
Warping: 0 (0)
Personality: Loyal +3, Brave +2, Cares about People +2, Serious +1
Reputations: Dutiful 2 (Hermetic)
+0 Almogavar, +1 Hermetic Experience, +1 Premonitions, +1 Warrior; +1 True Love PC (Wen)*
-1 Compassionate, -1 Dutybound, -1 Visions; -1 Higher Purpose*
Dodge: Init +0, Atk n/a, Def +5, Dmg n/a
Fistfight: Init +0, Atk +7, Def +6, Dmg +3
Dagger: Init +0, Atk +8, Def +5, Dmg +6
Axe (w/Large Round Magic Shield): Init +1, Atk +11, Def +6 (+10), Dmg +9
Thrown Axe: Init +0, Atk +9, Def n/a, Dmg +9
chain mail hauberk, axe, large round magic shield, dagger, second axe
Encumbrance: 0 (Load 8 = Burden 3, minus Str +3)
Fatigue: OK, 0, -1, -3, -5, ko
Wound Penalties: -1 Lt (1-5), -3 Med (6-10), -5 Hvy (11-15), Incap (16-20), Dead (21+)
Basque 5 (family), French-Langue D'Oc 5 (Gascony), Normandy Lore 2 (Gascony); Animal Handling 2 (pack animals), Athletics 4 (climb), Awareness 4 (keep watch), Bargain 1 (supplies), Brawl 5 (fistfight), Carouse 2 (stay sober), Charm 2 (wit), Folk Ken 2 (soldiers), Guile 1 (excuses), Latin 4 (talking to magi), Hunt 2 (track), Leadership 3 (intimidation), Magic Lore 2 (monsters), Order of Hermes Lore 2 (Famous Grogs of the Order), Premonitions 5 (martial), Profession-Soldier 4 (6xp) (siege), Single Weapon 6 (axe), Ride 1 (travel), Survival 3 (sieges), Thrown Weapon 4 (axe)
Enchanted Items & Benefits
Magic Large Round Shield: Lesser Enchanted Item (24qp)
MuHe20 Aegis of Unbreakable Wood
R: Item, D: Concentration, T: Ind, Item Concentrates, Unlimited Use, +1 Defense
Allen Girrard is from the Gascony region of France, of Basque heritage but French in culture (as is common in his region).
He first became a mercenary around age 15, but did not see his first battle until he was 19.
The next few years of his life were hard and grueling years of strife and war, this-that-these-and-others. Petty nobles constantly squabbling.
He first encountered the Knights of Santiago when he was 23, hired by Santiago to serve in his Lumina Company (see below). He does not arm or equip himself the way a traditional Almogavar would, being more experienced with the heavier Frankish style. His partner Albert prefers a more lightweight style, for he is a traditional style Almogavar. However, they have influenced each other (martial tactics is their favorite banter topic), and they are each equipped with a medium weight class of armaments (an optimal balance of protection and maneuverability).
To most initial perceptions, Allen may seem utterly grim and serious at all times. But in reality he is quite cheerful and friendly, which is most evident when he is off duty amongst friends and family. To others though, it is all business-face all the time.
His years in the Lumina Company were good to him; but he has transferred his contract to Roberto and serves him directly. His biggest motivation for this is to be with his wife, Wen. For this reason, he has forsaken the Longevity potion that would normally be his due as a pension, for he hopes to have a child with her some day.
Allen has a minor Supernatural talent in the form of Premonitions. Minor traits such as this are common in his family (his brother has Second Sight for example). But Allen has never put much effort into thinking about this. In his mind, his precognitive ability (or “sense for danger”) is actually a highly attuned combat intuition coming from years of experience and his brother just has really good eyesight.