Pedro Herrero

Master Swordmaker, Blacksmith, quiet grizzled veteran

Description:

Pedro Herrero

Cronology: Born in 1186, apprenticed as a smith by his father at the young age of 7 in 1193, continues training under his father and grows up in the Sergovia Company, first takes up arms at age 12 in 1198, first meets Roberto in 1200 at age 14 (Roberto was 10), first meets Carlos in 1205 at age 19 (Carlos was 15), father dies in 1207, fights at Las Navas in 1214 at age 28 and witnesses a third of the Sergovia Company slain, the Sergovia Company disbands and he enters Roberto’s service in 1215 at age 29, migrates to Normandy in 1220 at age 34, came to Bibracte with Roberto in 1226, currently age 42 in 1228
Characteristics: Int +0, Per +0, Com -2, Pre -1, Str +3, Sta +2, Dex +2, Quik -1
Size: 0
Age: 40
Year: 1226
Decrepitude: 0
Warping: 0 (0)
Confidence:
Virtues & Flaws: Covenfolk, Puissant Craft-Weaponsmith, Warrior, Tough; Temperate, Dutybound, Higher Purpose
Personality Traits: Stoic +3, Loyal +2, Self Righteous +1
Reputations: Stalwart 2 (local)
Combat:
Dodge: Init -1, Atk n/a, Def +4, Dmg n/a
Grapple: Init -1, Atk +7, Def +4, Dmg +3
Fistfight: Init -1, Atk +8, Def +5, Dmg +3
Hammer: Init +0, Atk +12, Def +6, Dmg +11
Long Spear: Init +2, Atk +10, Def +5, Dmg +10
Soak: +5
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: Athletics 3 (lifting), Awareness 2 (danger), Brawl 5 (fistfight), Bibracte Lore 1 (Mons Electi), Craft-Blacksmith 4 (hardware), Craft-Weaponsmith 7+2 (10xp) (swords), Concentration 3 (on work), Flemish 3 (local slang), Guile 3 (straight faced), Iberian Area Lore 3 (Austurias), Intrigue 1 (alliances), Leadership 3 (work), Normandy Lore 2 (local craftsmen), Profession-Soldier 3 (camp customs), Single Weapon 6 (mace or hammer), Spanish-Leon 5 (stern lectures), Teaching 2 (blacksmithing), Thrown Weapon 3 (spear)
Equipment: Hammer, tools, longspear
Encumbrance: 0

Bio:

Pedro is a little bit older than Roberto or Carlos, but acts as if he were a generation ahead of either of them. He is stoic to a fault, hard working, dour, and stalwart. He isn’t a very complicated man and isn’t given to many words. He is serious about his work, having transitioned from soldier to a very adept blacksmith, and was trained in the Toledo style of craftsmanship by his father (also named Pedro). He grew up amongst soldiers, Pedro Senior was an almogavar whose wife was a cook and camp follower. Pedro Senior was also the camp blacksmith, and began training his son at a young age. In the boy’s eyes, the Sergovia Company was his family, and when he grew large enough, he took up the spear service as a soldier. He first met Roberto when the company’s captain recruited the strange suspicious kid for some unknown but important reason.
After several battles, Roberto earned his begrudging respect, and eventually fell into cohorts with Roberto & Carlos in a few escapades. Then, after Las Navas, in which a third of Sergovia Company was slain, they disbanded and the young magus became amongst the few friends he had left. He has continued consorting with him ever since, of his own choice, and followed him through the Shadow Wars then up into Normandy (Novus Mane then Bibracte).
Development: post Novus Mane
Readjusted to Weaponsmith as his main skill, retained Blacksmith as secondary, and divided the 140xp between them (105 for Weaponsmith, 35 for Blacksmith), and proceeded from there.
Autumn 1226: Travels to Bibracte with Roberto, breaks arm in wagon accident, spends season in recovery (5xp Bibracte Lore)
Winter 1226: work at his trade (5xp Blacksmith)
Spring 1227: work at his trade (5xp blacksmith)
Summer 1227: Tribunal (5xp Intrigue)
Autumn 1227: work at his trade (5xp Blacksmith)
Winter 1227: work on Robero’s sword (5xp Weaponsmith)
Spring 1228: more work on the sword (5xp Weaponsmith)
Summer 1228: “Alabaster Lioness”

Pedro Herrero

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