Shock Trooper
"Moo?  You can't be serious."
Played by Harry 'Mac' McKenzie

Current Status: Summer, 1331 Avard. After the incidents chronicled in Campaign V, Tor linked up with Commodore Seamus, and became one of that naval leader's greatest marine assets. Tor was awarded the title of Knight of Rakore, and nominally takes orders from the leader of Commodore Seamus' elite marines, Sir Angus Stonehelm.

Male Minotaur, 1st-level Barbarian


Hit Points

23 (+6)
12 (+1)
21 (+5)
10 (+0)
10 (+0)
8 (-1)


    Fortitude Save
Reflex Save
Will Save

Melee Attack:
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L (10'0")


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Skills: Climb +10, Intimidate +3, Jump +10, Listen +6, Search +6.
Feats: [Track], Doombringer*, Instantaneous Rage, Power Attack.

*Doombringer is a background feat.
Special Abilities: Darkvision 60ft, Natural Cunning (Ex), Scent, Fast Movement, Rage, Powerful Charge.
Languages: Gamaun, Common.
Date of Birth: Unknown (probably around 1312 Avard).
Possessions: Tor wears a suit of light brown leathers underneath his chainmail, custom crafted to fit his enormous hide.  Over his chain, he wears a forest-green 'tabard of Rakore', about which he wears a large belt with a belt pouch.  He also carries a round steel shield -- that is six feet in diameter.  His weapon of choice is a large-scale great axe that has been enchanted with the keen special ability, but his horns have had iron points fixed on them, as well -- giving them even greater damage when goring opponents.  In his giant-sized backpack, he carries a bedroll, water skins, and other sundry items.

Appearance: He is a minotaur -- ten feet tall, and weighing 1,100 pounds.  His hooves are the size of large dinner plates, and his hands are big enough to easily palm an orc's skull.  His fur is a dark gray in color, with his hooves, horns, hands and muzzle being a near-black in color.  Despite his obvious bovine ancestry, his teeth are slightly pointed, and his canines over-large.  His eyes are horizontally slit, and a deep brown in color.

Background:  Tor was originally from a strange plane of nothing but labyrinths, and he fully expected to die there.  Being considerably more intelligent than the rest of the minotaurs that were prevalent in the mazes, Tor sought a means of escape -- and found one.  The other minotaurs were using a portal that randomly opened onto various planes, as a means of torturing victims of the mazes, or throwing out other minotaurs.  Tor had the luck to be as big (or bigger) than the other minotaurs, and just as foul-tempered.  He managed to beat out the other minotaurs long enough for the shifting portal to show 'something better than this'.

He showed up on Spider Werks Island -- a large island in Rakore, where advanced mages practice their spells, and create constructs.  One construct that had been under construction, was a portal.  Tor stepped out of the portal, and scared the guards nearly to death.  And the mages.  And their familiars.

Several fireballs later (and several random spells later), Tor was still alive, so were the mages and the guards, and everyone was a bit confused.  Several powerful clerics were brought in to assess the strange visitor from another plane, and it was determined that Tor meant no real harm, and sought only escape from the labyrinthine plane he had traveled from.  The leaders of Spider Werks, nominally known as members of a group called 'Firestorm', realized that they had a warrior of considerable ability on their hands -- and took to him immediately.

After several briefings, and a brief introduction to the nation of Rakore, Tor was sent on his first mission for Firestorm:  he was to travel to the city of Kashin, and be on hand for a potential demon summoning.  Tor's words:  "Okay.  Sounds fun."

Roleplaying Notes: While his name was originally short for 'minotaur', Tor explains that the origin of his name was thus:  "It's what I did to the first human I ran across when I got here.  How else was I s'posed to find out if they were edible or not?"  Otherwise, Tor does not have a lot to say, much of the time.  He prefers to let his sheer size intimidate most enemies, and he's finding out that most people take one look at his man-sized axe, and run.

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