In the Ruins of Bibracte
Almogavar of the Lumina Company
Chronology: Born in 1197, came to Bibracte with Roberto in 1226, currently age 31 in 1228
Int +0, Per +1, Com -1, Pre -1, Str +3, Sta +1, Dex +1, Quik +0
Warping: 0 (0)
Virtues & Flaws: Almogavar; Hermetic Experience, Premonitions, Warrior; Compassionate, Dutybound, Close Family Ties (Lumina Company)
Loyal +3, Brave +2, Cares about People +2, Serious +1
Init +0, Atk n/a, Def +4, Dmg n/a
Init +0, Atk +6, Def +5, Dmg +3
Init +0, Atk +7, Def +4, Dmg +6
Axe (w/Round Shield):
Init +1, Atk +11, Def +6 (+8), Dmg +9
Init +0, Atk +8, Def n/a, Dmg +9
Equipment: chain mail hauberk, axe, round shield, dagger, short sword
Encumbrance: 0 (Load 8 = Burden 3, minus Str
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+)
Abilities: Animal Handling 2 (pack animals), Athletics 3 (climb), Awareness 4 (keep watch), Basque Language 4 (family), Bibracte Lore 2 (local settlments), Brawl 4 (fistfight), Carouse 2 (stay sober), France Lore 2 (Gascony), French-Langue D’Oc 5 (Gascony), Folk Ken 2 (soldiers), Latin 3 (talking to magi), Leadership 2 (intimidation), Magic Lore 1 (monsters), Order of Hermes Lore 2 (Famous Grogs of the Order), Premonitions 4 (martial), Profession-Soldier 4 (siege), Single Weapon 5 (axe), Ride 1 (travel), Survival 2 (sieges), Thrown Weapon 4 (axe)
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 past six years in the Lumina Company have been good to him; the pay is excellent, the fights are few (though fierce), the rations are plentiful, and the amenities unique. He has even gotten his two brothers to join the company, and made many close friends amongst the mercenary band.
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.
Development: post Novus Mane
Autumn 1226: Travel to Bibracte with Roberto, patrol duty (5xp Bibracte Lore)
Winter 1226: Consort with other grogs (5xp Carouse)
Spring 1227: Patrol Duty (5xp Bibracte Lore)
Summer 1227: Tribunal (5xp OoH Lore)
Autumn 1227: Accompany Carlos as he networks (5xp OoH Lore)
Winter 1227: Patrol Duty (5xp Bibracte Lore)
Spring 1228: Vacation time (5xp Carouse)
Summer 1228: “Alabaster Lioness”