Level 6 human warlord. A middle-aged war veteran who has seen many harrowing things but remains stalwart and inspiring to his fellow soldiers.
Cuthbert Tulwain, level 2
Build: Inspiring Warlord
Warlord: Commanding Presence
Commanding Presence: Inspiring Presence
FINAL ABILITY SCORES
Str 20, Con 11, Dex 10, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 14.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES
Str 18, Con 11, Dex 10, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 14.
AC: 19 Fort: 18 Reflex: 14 Will: 15
HP: 28 Surges: 7 Surge Value: 7
Heal +5, Intimidate +8, Endurance +3, Diplomacy +8, Athletics +8
Acrobatics -2, Arcana +1, Bluff +3, Dungeoneering, History +1, Insight, Nature, Perception, Religion +1, Stealth -2, Streetwise +3, Thievery -2
Human: Improved Inspiring Word
Level 1: Human Perseverance
Level 2: Shield Proficiency (Heavy)
Bonus At-Will Power: Rousing Assault
Warlord at-will 1: Wolf Pack Tactics
Warlord at-will 1: Furious Smash
Warlord encounter 1: Guarding Attack
Warlord daily 1: Bastion of Defense
Warlord utility 2: Inspired Belligerence
Challenge-Seeking Longsword +1, Chainmail, Heavy Shield
As a war veteran in his middle years- charismatic and a leader on the battlefield by nature- Cuthbert has accrued a good deal of experience over time, having been a part of the Tormandirian Fourth Legion for most of his life. He ascended quickly to a position of leadership within the ranks after his initial enlistment, and during his prime he was well-known for his attitude of brash overconfidence. This was effective for many years in boosting the morale of his troops, but his impulsiveness eventually cost him dearly.
Word of an impending orcish assault had reached Tormandir, and Cuthbert and his company were assigned as part of the advance guard against the potential invaders. As was his tendency, Cuthbert rallied the soldiers with fiery, forceful words and led the charge against the orcs arrayed against Tormandir with vigor and pride- but, although he knew the danger was great, he underestimated the need for more preparation and careful scouting. In their rush to clash with the enemy, he and his men were met with great opposition by numerous unexpected ambushes, and despite overwhelming odds, he fought in vain and watched on as nearly all the men of his contingent were slain. Realizing only at the brink of utter defeat that the best he could do was to retreat with those men who yet lived, Cuthbert was forced to flee and regroup, and only after reinforcements were sent were the orcs finally driven off. His career as a military leader was cut somewhat short by the event, not only because it made people doubt him, but because it made him doubt himself.
“Citizens of Tormandir are raised with one fundamental understanding above all else. This is enforced by all stories of Tormandirian heroes: to give one’s life for another is the most worthy and noble act anyone can commit.” The reality and gravity of this concept hit home for Cuthbert more than ever before with the magnitude of that disaster. At the same time that he knew those men, many of them quite young, had given up their lives knowing what they were fighting for, he felt tremendous guilt for leading them into such peril, and for the pattern of rashness he had fallen into; he vowed then to take a more sober approach to combat. Having rejoined the Fourth Legion, Cuthbert keeps his chaotic nature in check now, with a cautious and defensive battle style, aiming to protect others and keep them standing rather than charging into combat and dealing as grievous a blow to the enemy as possible. However, though he may not be aware of it, a part of him yearns to unite both sides of himself, so that he might reclaim the confidence and bravery of his earlier years and yet remain capable of calm and rational thought in the heat of battle.