Companion: Leofric the Blacksmith (Arthur)

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Leofric the Blacksmith

(Current stats as of the beginning of Spring 1014 / Chapter 9bis)

Age: 23
Confidence Score: 1
Confidence Points: 3
Faith Score: 1
Faith Points: 1

Characteristics: Int -1, Per +1, Str +2, Sta 0, Pre +1, Com 0, Dex +2, Qik 0

Virtues: Mendicant Friar, True Faith, Affinity with Ability (Craft: Blacksmith), Puissant Ability (Craft: Blacksmith), Eye of St. Dunstan (C&G p.71), Reserves of Strength, Warrior, Unaffected by the Gift,

Flaws: Monastic Vows, Generous (major), Pious (minor), Lesser Malediction (suffers the pain of those he hurts – details to be determined), Careless with Great Weapon (Grogs p.77), Independent Craftsman (Grogs p.81)

Personality Traits: Generous +5, Brave +2, Humble +1, Joyous +2, Strong-Willed +1

Area Lore: Mercia (nobility) 2
Animal Handling (donkeys) 2
Artes Liberales (geometry) 1
Awareness (assessing goods) 3
Brawl (punch) 3
Charm (first impressions) 2
Chirurgy (binding wounds) 2
Civil & Canon Law (England) 2
Concentration (crafting) 1
Craft: Blacksmithing (farm implements) 5+2
Etiquette (Church) 1
Folk Ken (clergy) 2
Great Weapon (staff) 4
Language (native): English (Mercian) 5
Language: Latin (Church usage) 4
Music (sing) 1
Philosophiae (moral) 1
Ride (speed) 1
Teaching (blacksmithing) 1
Theology (Bible) 2

Equipment and Wealth:
Brown robes, iron-bound staff, cart and donkey (Roxie), portable forge and blackmithing equipment

Dodge: Dfn +3
Punch: Init +0, Atk +6, Dam +2, Dfn +4
Staff: Init +2, Atk +10, Dam +4, Dfn +8
Soak: 0
Fatigue Levels: OK, -1, –3, –5, Unconscious
Wound Penalties: -1 (1–5), –3 (6–10), –5 (11–15), Incapacitated (16–20)

A youthful-looking man, not very tall but stocky, with dark blonde hair cut into the tonsure of a monk. On the road he is dressed in brown robes of coarse wool, tied by a simple braided rope belt, and sandals. Up close, one can notice the large and muscular hand, stained darker on the fingers by dirt or soot. His face is roundish and slightly red from too much sun, and often smiling.

He sometimes carries an iron-banded staff of darkened oak. He travels with a two-wheeled cart drawn by a donkey. The cart is filled with wooden boxes, burlap sacks and long bundles, so he does not usually sits in the cart but rather leads the donkey by its briddle.

Leofric was born from the nobility of Mercia, but at the age of 14 he felt the calling of God he joined the Benedictine Order and became a friar. In addition to the education given to the nobility, he received further teaching at the monastery. When he began working with the abbey's blacksmith, he discovered a true passion for it. After spending 8 years at the abbey, he felt that he could serve his fellow man better by being out in the world, offering both his craft and the word of God to the simple people of the country.

Advancement Log

1014 A.D.