Rohak Greenbeard, level 3
Companion Spirit: Protector Spirit
FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 10, Con 18, Dex 12, Int 10, Wis 18, Cha 10.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 10, Con 16, Dex 12, Int 10, Wis 16, Cha 10.
AC: 15 Fort: 17 Reflex: 13 Will: 17
HP: 40 Surges: 11 Surge Value: 10
Nature +10, Perception +10, Insight +10, Heal +10
Acrobatics +2, Arcana +1, Bluff +1, Diplomacy +1, Dungeoneering +7, Endurance +7, History +1, Intimidate +1, Religion +1, Stealth +2, Streetwise +1, Thievery +2, Athletics +1
Level 1: Strengthening Spirit
Level 2: Vigorous Spirit
Shaman at-will 1: Wrath of Winter
Shaman encounter 1: Certain Threat
Shaman daily 1: Spirit of the Healing Flood
Shaman utility 2: Bonds of the Clan
Shaman encounter 3: Spring Renewal Strike
Hungry Spirits Totem +1, Adventurer’s Kit, Club, Warding Spirit Leather Armor +1, Healer’s Brooch +1
Rohak Icepick was a young mine captain with the Frostwatch Mining Company. He commanded a company of 18 miners, mostly dwarves mixed with some humans. During the beginning of the Endless Winter, which was just a week or two of harsh weather as far as anyone knew at the time, his company worked fervently to stock the frontier town as trade routes froze up and contact with the south diminished. Rohak was a stubborn captain who wouldn’t pull his company out until the job was done, and with the town relying only on itself, the job never seemed to end. The townspeople kept insisting that Rohak pull his company out, but he refused to stop until the town had enough raw materials to survive until the blizzards let up. Still, the weather wasn’t anything they couldn’t handle, just relentless cold that everyone was used to by then.
The frost giants, on the other hand, we a different story. Rohak’s company was deep in a mine one day, several weeks into the Endless Winter, when a group of giants ambushed them from the entrance and sealed their only escape. Those who could fight barely stood a chance, while those who were simply workers were slain even quicker. All around him, his company fell one by one, as the giants massacred his men and the snows ran red with blood. The trauma of witnessing the deaths of his entire company was too much for Rohak to handle. He managed to flee the slaughter, the only known survivor, but he did not escape with his sanity in good shape. The guilt of keeping his men out there too long, the helplessness from watching them bleed to death in the snow or be killed outright from the smashing blows of giant hammers and axes, the despair of being the only survivor now lost in the blizzard-ravaged wilds of the north… the burden was too heavy. Rohak partially lost his grip on reality and wandered the frozen mountains for days, aimless and weak, until his body slowly began to give in to the elements. The wounds from frostbite and scuffles with various predators could no longer heal well enough, leaving scars spread across his body.
Before he fell dead, however, he stumbled into an ancient frozen grove deep within the reaches of the north. His body collapsed near a gathering of carved stones, where the spirits of the north were awakened by his blood befouling their sacred ground. They found his soul to be strong but his body and mind to be all but gone, and they saved him from the brink of death, allowing his body instead to be frozen in the ice in suspended animation. There he rested for decades, until the Endless Winter had passed and the land was once again hospitable to civilization. One of the spirits watched over him for his entire rest, and when it was safe to return to the world, it thawed his body and awakened him from his slumber.
Rohak was still damaged, mentally and emotionally, with the scars of what had happened still very fresh in his mind and on his body. His beard and hair had oddly turned green during his time frozen in the ice, and only by speaking to the spirit did he learn that he had been asleep for over a decade. He slowly gathered some of his sanity with the guidance and protection of his spirit companion, and he took up the mantle of a shaman of the frozen waste. His guilt over being unable to save his company, being the only survivor, lead him to take up a personal crusade to protect those in need and never let another soul perish, as long as he drew breath.
To this day, Rohak seeks out those in need of saving or protection, and with the aid of his spirit companion, he tries to do good by those in need. Some would say he is touched in the head, and he still struggles to interact with normal folk, preferring more to watch and listen, than to actively engage conversation. His post-traumatic emotional and mental damage still lingers and will probably never go away, but it doesn’t stop him from trying to do for others what he could not do for his own people so long ago.