Rottgutt Stoneballs

Current Status: Summer, 1331 Avard. Rottgutt maintained a strong presence in Loreguard after the War of the Undead, helping to make the fortress nearly impregnable with his own monies from his share of Gideon Enterprises. During the War of the Four Winds, he proved himself a fierce warrior with an almost supernatural sense of where to be with his loyal warriors, to the best effect for the defenders. After the war, with the title of Thane, Rottgutt returned to Loregard -- where he overtly seeks to undermine the ograns the king has accepted into Rakore.

7th-Level Dwarven Fighter

STR: 18/56
DEX: 15
CON: 16
INT: 9
WIS: 18
CHA: 11
AC: -2
THAC0: 9
HP: 75
Alignment: CN
Special Attacks: Lightning axe
Special Defenses: Nil
Magic Resistance: Nil
Size: 4'2"

Weapon Proficiencies: Mastery of the two-handed battle-axe, two-handed weapon style, Halenal style expert with two-handed battle-axes.

Nonweapon Proficienies: Brewing (secondary skill), mountaineering, tracking, land-based riding.

Languages: Dwarven, Common.

Appearance: Rottgutt looks... wild. His dark hair is streaked with white, and his beard and hair is unkempt and frazzled. He has three golden rings in his nose, and his clothes are of ripped and torn leathers, stained with bloods from various races. When he dressed for battle, he wears full plate of Rakanus make that is scarred and rent, with lines of padding visible beneath. His one good eye, blue with the white around, glows with the same inner light as his battle-axe, a massive two-handed affair; his other eye is covered by a leather eye patch stained with blood. Always, he smells of stale dwarven drink, cheap ale, and leadgutt.

Background: He was born the bastard son of a Warkore warrioress, and named for the dwarven drink that got his mother drunk enough to spawn him. She never suspected that his father was one of Galgiran's archons. Rottgutt grew up in battle, warring with the orcs and their masters, the ogremai. When the time came for the Warkore clan to make peace with the Rakanus clan, as the War of the Undead began to heat up, Rottgutt was tapped as the Warkore ambassador, to aid Nodrom 'Dwarfendale' Fistforger in his quest to end the threat of the undead. Rottgutt served the Warkore clan, and then the nation of Rakore, with valor and dedication. Truthfully, he was the greatest warrior they could have sent -- and he was also completely uncaring as to what side he served, so long as there was battle to do. Addicted to his namesake, and later, the man-made drink leadgutt, he woke up one morning to find himself married to a priestess of Galgiran. To escape her (and the child she was expecting), Rottgutt left Rakore for the wilderness of the Avris Mountains, engaging in fringe warfare against the orcs. Rottgutt Stoneballs personally slew over five-hundred orcs.

Equipment: His most prized possession is his mother's helm. Instead of horns, it has the mandibles of an umber hulk mounted to it. He always, however, has some form of alcohol on him, be it dainty elven wine, or hard leadgut.

Magical Items: Rakanus plate +1, the Lightning Axe of Krinathor, ring of negative regeneration (all unique items; see entries). He also carries Caloom's ring, which allows him to cast cure light wounds three times per day.

Roleplaying Notes: Rottgutt believes in killing, however he can. Marginally well intentioned, he maintains alliances with his friends and colleagues, and can plan strategies and battle plans well in advance. A skilled and cunning warrior, at times he is as patient as the stones his mother once hewed -- and at other times is as mercurial as the waters most dwarves hate to sail. Including Rottgutt -- he hates the water with a passion, and so loves the mountains, and the deserts. When it comes to orcs, however, he will kill. He will use whatever means are necessary to kill as many as possible.

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