Hrothgar the Filthy

A rough spoken dwarf overly fond of blades, drink, and women


Dwarf Barbarian

12 HP

STR 17 +3
DEX 14 +2
CON 18 +4
INT 10 0
WIS 14 +2
CHA 8 -1

SPD 30 ft

Feat and Skill Racial Traits

Greed: Dwarves gain a +2 racial bonus on Appraise checks made to determine the price of non-magical goods that contain precious metals or gemstones.

Stonecunning: Dwarves gain a +2 bonus on Perception checks to notice unusual stonework, such as traps and hidden doors located in stone walls or floors. They receive a check to notice such features whenever they pass within 10 feet of them, whether or not they are actively looking.

Senses Racial Traits

Darkvision: Dwarves can see perfectly in the dark up to 60 feet.

Offense Racial Traits (Orc racial from upbringing)

Ferocity: Orcs possess the ferocity ability which allows them to remain conscious and continue fighting even if their hit point totals fall below 0. Orcs are still staggered at 0 hit points or lower and lose 1 hit point each round as normal.

Weapon Familiarity: Orcs are always proficient with greataxes and falchions, and treat any weapon with the word “orc” in its name as a martial weapon.


Hrothgar had an unusual start to life, even by barbarian standards. He was born into a noble Dwarven family well respected for their skill in battle.

At the age of two, his home was attacked and overrun by an Orc clan. When it was apparent that the battle was lost, his mother hid him in an old basket, in the hopes it would be overlooked during the looting. There was no such luck in store. A female Orc named Krugga found him. In a strange turn of events, she decided to keep the young dwarf alive and raise him. Hrothgar’s status in the clan was not made official for many years, and it remained unclear whether he was a slave or son. Since Orcs have a reputation for abuse of the young, it didn’t matter much.

Raised away from traditional Dwarven culture of any kind, Hrothgar soon picked up the violent and wild ways of his foster mother. His strength and brutality eventually won Hrothgar official status in the clan, but also many enemies. By his 20th year, it became apparent that Hrothgar’s presence would not be tolerated much longer. He fled the clan to survive. He was eventually discovered in the wilds by a group of Dwarves, who were horrified by his starved frame and wild behaviour. They took the young Dwarf in as one of there own and attempted rehabilitation.

There were partially successful in taming his more violent outbursts, however Hrothgar was by no means easily integrated back into Dwarven society. He earned the name “Hrothgar the Filthy”.Fellow Dwarves looked at him with pity while he was a child, but that pity turned to disgust and fear as he entered adulthood. As soon as he was able, Hrothgar left Dwarven society to adventure.

Hrothgar the Filthy

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