Meet the Iconics: Crowe

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Illustration by Wayne Reynolds

Today we introduce the next of the new iconic characters from the Advanced Class Guide: Crowe the bloodrager. While the complete rules for making your own bloodrager characters will debut this August in the Advanced Class Guide, Crowe features in this year’s Free RPG Day adventure, Pathfinder Module: Risen from the Sands. Crowe will also be a playable character in the not-yet-announced Pathfinder Adventure Card Game set due for release in February 2015.

When Crowe was a young man waiting to depart on his first horse gathering, he had the same dream every night for five weeks. It always started and ended the same way. Each time the storm came. Each time the stampede thundered out of the canyon to the south. Each time his body was trampled to pulp before he woke up soaking with sweat.

Every night.

Crowe was born under an auspicious sign during a thunderstorm that scoured the Storval Plateau one burning autumn evening. After generations of uncertain prophecy by the tribe’s shamans, the holy ones were reluctant to predict much about the newborn aside from foretelling that he would one day become a significant force.

From a young age, Crowe was trained to be a perfect groom, and it was clear that in time he would become a good trainer. He learned from his mother and father, as well as from his aunts and uncles, for even among the animal-loving Shriikirri-Quah, his family had a way with horses. They even supplied many a burn-rider of the Sklar-Quah with their signature steeds, and foreigners came from miles around seeking to trade for the family’s fearless stallions.

Crowe’s father was known throughout the Storval Plateau for his skill at capturing and breaking wild horses, and his mother could read the face of nature as if it were her own child’s. Together, Crowe’s parents trained their horses, content with their lives. But their son was becoming unruly.

As a youth, Crowe often got into fights then claimed that he didn’t remember how the scraps had started. He would feel his heart beating against his ribs. He would hear the blood thrumming in his ears, and that would be the last thing he recalled. People in the tribe grew cautious around the boy. After far too many of these sorts of scuffles, his mother began asking him why he was so angry. Crowe claimed again that he didn’t remember, that the last thing he had heard before each fight broke out was the storm.

As Crowe grew stronger of frame, he learned the traditional ways of Shoanti warfare. He trained with the weapons of his ancestors and learned how to protect his people and their way of life. Crowe learned the klar, mastered the earthbreaker, and also studied the natural world and the ways of magic that his mother followed. Throughout his tutelage, he challenged his elders and was challenged by his not-so-infrequent gaps in memory. Some in the tribe thought this was simply an excuse for his misbehavior, and many blamed his parents for his violent outbursts.

Though Crowe was still considered to be too young for a long outing, his father decided that taking his son on his first horse gathering would teach the boy discipline. The herds would be funneling through the canyon in a matter of weeks, and Crowe’s father hoped to gather a few more horses, the most prized of which were the foals of Bright Star—a stallion that had eluded him for the past five years. Rounding up even one or two of the foals would be a major boon to his family’s stock.

Crowe, his father, and seven other men and women from the tribe traveled for three days. Horses are predictable beasts, and the Shoanti knew where the herd moved in the uplands. The herd would race through the canyon until it leveled out to a dry riverbed that cut through the blistered land. When the herd came through, the hunters would be ready with ropes and snares.

In order to test Crowe’s patience, his father sent the youth ahead to the canyon’s mouth. He wanted his boy to wait, to listen to hooves and snorts echoing down the canyon. He wanted him to throw the loop around a horse that he could call his own. He wanted Crowe to concentrate on his task and listen past the distraction of the storm.

Crowe crouched upon a flat umber rock, trembling with terror. All he could hear was the storm in the distance, a low, rolling rumble that thundered in his eardrums. He was sure what he heard was his fear, his rage. This was the canyon. This was the night he would die. Why couldn’t he just leave? Just walk away from it all?

Tradition.

The thunder beating in his ears changed. It wasn’t just internal; it was echoing through the canyon. The herd was coming. Crowe looked to the sky as dark clouds rolling in from the south obscured the setting sun. The others shouted orders and set up positions with their snares. Crowe scrambled back to his designated post as hundreds of horses filled the canyon, their hoofbeats driving a pounding echo off the canyon walls.

Then the storm broke. Thunder rumbled and crashed through the canyon and lightning bathed its rusty walls in flashes of white.

After the storm had passed, Crowe awoke to find his cousin sitting on his chest and slapping his face, claiming that he was to blame for the carnage spread all around him. More than a dozen horses lay dead, and half of the hunting party lay trampled in the riverbed. They said Crowe was to blame. They said there was no storm. They said he had done it.

Slick with blood, confused, and full of no uncertain amount of shame, he stumbled through the night. The dawn broke on Crowe’s new life—a life not burdened by tradition, a life that was numb to fear.

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deuxhero wrote:

Hmm, I can't say his backstory interests me much.

As a story, it's too "one note": storms make him crazy. Can't really feel a personality on him.

I thought the whole point of the story was that there never were any storms. That's what the final exchange with his cousin was, storms don't make him crazy he is crazy and in essence becomes the storm.]


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Mikaze wrote:
** spoiler omitted **...

*swoons, fans self*


Ouranou wrote:
Crowe's pregen statblock shows his str jumping from 14 to 22(!) when raging. How's that work?

Through the magic of misprinting I would assume. At least all the stats reflect the proper str of 18.

I like the story, like his design. The heavy legs and arms with bare chest is a little odd, but not a terrible choice visually. And you gotta figure, wielding that earthbreaker two handed is gonna be keeping his arms in front of his chest much of the time, so I guess it could conceivably be somewhat practical. I mean, if you absolutely must show off your pecs and abs I guess.

What would make me indescribably happy would be an announcement that instead of waiting for five more Pathfinder Battles sets for minis of these guys we get a non-random four-pack of the Risen from the Sands featured iconics like the Beginner Box Heroes set. Would probably fly off the shelves of its own volition once the ACG is in everyone's hands.

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IxionZero wrote:


I like the story, like his design. The heavy legs and arms with bare chest is a little odd, but not a terrible choice visually. And you gotta figure, wielding that earthbreaker two handed is gonna be keeping his arms in front of his chest much of the time, so I guess it could conceivably be somewhat practical. I mean, if you absolutely must show off your pecs and abs I guess.

I was under the impression that the Shoanti steppes were very hot and humid given their positioning between desert and coastal territory, and the heavy arm and leg guards with exposed torso was the best compromise between adequate defense and not boiling alive inside your armor.

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I'm also pretty sure that barbarians and bloodragers would agree with the old adage 'the best defense is a good offense'.


I just don't see how this character would work in an RPG. I thought that newer RPGs were all about the player controlling their character. If the player has no control over when they rage, who would either want to play this pre-gen or have them in their party? There would be zero chance of coordinating any attacks, and a high probability of friendly-fire incidents. Just seems inconceivable that this character would be anything but a lone-wolf.


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gkhager wrote:
I thought that newer RPGs were all about the player controlling their character. If the player has no control over when they rage, who would either want to play this pre-gen or have them in their party?

The player has perfect control of when it happens and what happens during rage. The character might not be so lucky.

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gkhager wrote:
I just don't see how this character would work in an RPG. I thought that newer RPGs were all about the player controlling their character. If the player has no control over when they rage, who would either want to play this pre-gen or have them in their party? There would be zero chance of coordinating any attacks, and a high probability of friendly-fire incidents. Just seems inconceivable that this character would be anything but a lone-wolf.

I'm guessing he's gotten a little better at "harnessing the storm" since he left home and can now use his basic class abilities without going into black out episodes.

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Ssalarn wrote:
IxionZero wrote:


I like the story, like his design. The heavy legs and arms with bare chest is a little odd, but not a terrible choice visually. And you gotta figure, wielding that earthbreaker two handed is gonna be keeping his arms in front of his chest much of the time, so I guess it could conceivably be somewhat practical. I mean, if you absolutely must show off your pecs and abs I guess.
I was under the impression that the Shoanti steppes were very hot and humid given their positioning between desert and coastal territory, and the heavy arm and leg guards with exposed torso was the best compromise between adequate defense and not boiling alive inside your armor.

Thinking about it in those terms just raised another possibility that makes a lot of sense for Shoanti: It's easily removed and dropped in case of fire. And there's a lot of fire up on the Storval Plateau. D:

The same logic might apply in case of big monster attacks, such as bulettes popping up suddenly, and presenting a choice between being lighter and faster or getting eaten alive. Thinking about that some more, I'd kind of like to explore how aesthetics might further develop for such a culture.

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Croloch - Can Love Bloom On The Battlefield?:
I figured it could be after some of Oloch's character development kicked in after Halgra's words shook him up. That and I saw Oloch saving him as being half-"he's part of the warband and we take care of our own" and half-already-recognized-attraction.

But mostly slashfic logic. ;)

@MagusJanus: I peeked over. If that keeps up I'm going to get some sort of reputation....


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Mikaze wrote:
If that keeps up I'm going to get some sort of reputation....

Not all reputations are bad ones. :P


True, Ssalarn, it just would have been nice to get an idea on that happening, since the back-story is supposed to get us up to speed on them up to the pre-gen stats. It's just the way they left him, he is pretty much a 'drooling mess' with no hints at whether he learns to control it, or he finds someone to help him.

And also, yes, the 'player' can decide, but that goes against everything in the written backstory unless the player has him 'rage' at random times. Not always the most advantageous, and how many will really play him that way?

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Just realized....there may be a particular entity with connections to Crowe... Jajancha? Yayancha? It was the "spirit of the storm" I think, a revered totemic spirit that lay outside the usual set revered by the seven Quahs. I believe it showed itself to some undergoing their rites of passage under extremely rare and auspicious circumstances?


Ssalarn wrote:
IxionZero wrote:


I like the story, like his design. The heavy legs and arms with bare chest is a little odd, but not a terrible choice visually. And you gotta figure, wielding that earthbreaker two handed is gonna be keeping his arms in front of his chest much of the time, so I guess it could conceivably be somewhat practical. I mean, if you absolutely must show off your pecs and abs I guess.
I was under the impression that the Shoanti steppes were very hot and humid given their positioning between desert and coastal territory, and the heavy arm and leg guards with exposed torso was the best compromise between adequate defense and not boiling alive inside your armor.

Yeah the Storval Plateau is a hot place across most of the plains, so that isn't a stretch of the imagination or anything. However, I do believe being an iconic barbarian precludes him from wearing shirts anyway.


Adam Daigle wrote:

An important distinction between the comics and slashfic is that in one of them we are the ones making the decisions on where to take our characters.

:)

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*flees*

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Majuba wrote:
That story evokes pretty much exactly the sort of party member I would never ever want to have around.

+1 to that!

I'm not a huge fan of Oloch or Crowe. I prefer that characters in my cooperative roleplaying/tactics game be, you know, capable of cooperation.

Plus, they're entirely too similar. CHAOTIC-NEUTRAL GET MAD AND SMASH THINGS AND DON'T PLAY NICE WITH OTHERS! Maybe it would have worked better to spread them out, not include both in Risen, just for variety in flavor.

But YMMV, I guess. Speaking for myself, give me Quinn any time.

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Adam Daigle wrote:
*flees*

LEAVE BRIADAM ALONE! LEAVE HIM ALONE!

srsly, let him be. I owe my first professional break to flumphs. :)

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Ok I have to to ask. What is this Croloch of which they speak? Google is not producing a useful answer.

Edit: I get that it is slashfic, but I don't get the reference.


Mikaze wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
*flees*

LEAVE BRIADAM ALONE! LEAVE HIM ALONE!

srsly, let him be. I owe my first professional break to flumphs. :)

Did you fall off a cliff and land on them which saved your life? Did someone see that and then offer you a job because you're obviously the luckiest man on Earth if that happened to you?


MagusJanus wrote:
Ipslore the Red wrote:
I wonder how people would react if the female iconics' threads were turned into lesbian slashfic. Anyone want to get on that particular social experiment?

IIRC, the Pathfinder comics cross over into that territory at times. Particularly with Merisiel and Kyra.

I don't particularly care, personally. As long as it's treated well and doesn't cross certain lines, why be offended? It was even put in spoilers so you could freely ignore it, which means the only thing you have to complain about is something you had to make effort to even read.

I don't know why you thought I was complaining. I was somewhat amused, personally, which is why I thought it would be worthwhile to write a comparable slashfic for the female iconics.

And I don't read the Pathfinder comics, but from what I remember of the Ask Merisiel Anything thread, Kyra didn't return Merisiel's affections at all.


The_Hanged_Man wrote:

Ok I have to to ask. What is this Croloch of which they speak? Google is not producing a useful answer.

Edit: I get that it is slashfic, but I don't get the reference.

In the Fanfic community, stories that feature particular couples are denoted by a portmanteau name (two names combined into one.) In this case, Crowe + Oloch the iconic Warpriest are mashed into Croloch.

Ipslore the Red wrote:
And I don't read the Pathfinder comics, but from what I remember of the Ask Merisiel Anything thread, Kyra didn't return Merisiel's affections at all.

They are officially a couple in the comics. Don't feel bad, though; I had to learn from Tumblr.


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Domestichauscat wrote:
Great story! Also, I think I'll call him Russel!

Or Leeroy Jenkins.

Heck, even blackout-rager Minsc from the Baldur's Gate series.


Mikaze wrote:
@MagusJanus: I peeked over. If that keeps up I'm going to get some sort of reputation....

You do have a sort of reputation. You're the Bard of Love ;)


Adam Daigle wrote:

An important distinction between the comics and slashfic is that in one of them we are the ones making the decisions on where to take our characters.

:)

And in the other, you have people trying out things you didn't expect ;)

Strangely, this post didn't go through the first time. I blame K177Y. She sent you running so fast, you trampled my post before it could even arrive.

Ipslore the Red wrote:
MagusJanus wrote:
Ipslore the Red wrote:
I wonder how people would react if the female iconics' threads were turned into lesbian slashfic. Anyone want to get on that particular social experiment?

IIRC, the Pathfinder comics cross over into that territory at times. Particularly with Merisiel and Kyra.

I don't particularly care, personally. As long as it's treated well and doesn't cross certain lines, why be offended? It was even put in spoilers so you could freely ignore it, which means the only thing you have to complain about is something you had to make effort to even read.

I don't know why you thought I was complaining. I was somewhat amused, personally, which is why I thought it would be worthwhile to write a comparable slashfic for the female iconics.

And I don't read the Pathfinder comics, but from what I remember of the Ask Merisiel Anything thread, Kyra didn't return Merisiel's affections at all.

My mistake; I misread your tone.

And, yeah, they're an official couple in the comics. Which makes it amusing, since what I've seen of it has Kyra being so shy.

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Ipslore the Red wrote:
And I don't read the Pathfinder comics, but from what I remember of the Ask Merisiel Anything thread, Kyra didn't return Merisiel's affections at all.

They're officially a couple.

And it's very possible to read the interactions in the Ask Merisiel thread to be Kyra objecting to the public and overt nature of the displays of affection rather than their existence. Which, given the aforementioned shyness, makes a whole bunch of sense.


Mikaze wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
*flees*

LEAVE BRIADAM ALONE! LEAVE HIM ALONE!

srsly, let him be. I owe my first professional break to flumphs. :)

If you don't mind me asking, what project did you work on?


Dannorn wrote:
deuxhero wrote:

Hmm, I can't say his backstory interests me much.

As a story, it's too "one note": storms make him crazy. Can't really feel a personality on him.

I thought the whole point of the story was that there never were any storms. That's what the final exchange with his cousin was, storms don't make him crazy he is crazy and in essence becomes the storm.]

That just makes it worse. Now it's just "he gets crazy".


Mikaze wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
*flees*

LEAVE BRIADAM ALONE! LEAVE HIM ALONE!

srsly, let him be. I owe my first professional break to flumphs. :)

I thought flumphs wanted people stop the efforts of the Dark Tapestry not date and mate with them. ;)


Adam B. 135 wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
*flees*

LEAVE BRIADAM ALONE! LEAVE HIM ALONE!

srsly, let him be. I owe my first professional break to flumphs. :)

If you don't mind me asking, what project did you work on?

{sets down cheerleading pom-poms to type:} He contributed to the upcoming Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes and other stuff.


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The NPC wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
*flees*

LEAVE BRIADAM ALONE! LEAVE HIM ALONE!

srsly, let him be. I owe my first professional break to flumphs. :)

I thought flumphs wanted people stop the efforts of the Dark Tapestry not date and mate with them. ;)

no they date and mate with gnomes.


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christos gurd wrote:
The NPC wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
*flees*

LEAVE BRIADAM ALONE! LEAVE HIM ALONE!

srsly, let him be. I owe my first professional break to flumphs. :)

I thought flumphs wanted people stop the efforts of the Dark Tapestry not date and mate with them. ;)
no they date and mate with gnomes.

So THAT'S where halflings came from!

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Yeah but that's gnomes. They're almost as bad as humans.

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In a recent Know Direction podcast, James Sutter talked about Wayne Reynold's design reason for giving Amiri a bare midriff. His reasoning was that because she had such a large sword, and she often held it in front of her in the guard position, she didn't *need* midriff armor, because her sword was already blocking any blows to that area.

That was a Barbarian. Now we have a Bloodrager with a really large weapon and a bare midriff. My suspicion is that the design choice was made for a similar reason as before. And/or, that he wanted there to be echoes of the Barbarian design in the Bloodrager.

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Dannorn wrote:
Maccabee wrote:
Dannorn wrote:
Leo_Negri wrote:
Yes it is, unfortunately, just wondering why his eyes are white and not red. Blackout rage, and berserking are usually accompanied by the BURSTING of the surface capillaries on the eyes, coloring the sclera. Usually a portion of the blood also seeps into the vitreous humour (eyeball jelly) tinging everything with a reddish tint, hence "so angry I'm seeing red."
Because he's Raiden with Roid Rage?
No way!! He doesn't even look scottish!
He frequently flies into fits of rage he has no recollection of accompanied by a thunderous pounding in his head, he's Scottish. (Apologies to any actual Scottish people just playing with the stereotype)

Ok so no one got it. Let me rephrase: "He doesn't look anything like Connor Macleod!"


deuxhero wrote:
Dannorn wrote:
deuxhero wrote:

Hmm, I can't say his backstory interests me much.

As a story, it's too "one note": storms make him crazy. Can't really feel a personality on him.

I thought the whole point of the story was that there never were any storms. That's what the final exchange with his cousin was, storms don't make him crazy he is crazy and in essence becomes the storm.
That just makes it worse. Now it's just "he gets crazy".

To each their own. I like the concept of a character who understands that he loses control and has a way of knowing when but absolutely no understanding of why. Keep in mind that Crowe is the only Iconic (that I'm aware of anyway) who's "Meet the Iconics" story ends with him at square one. Jirelle, Quinn, and Oloch all have some degree of mastery over, and experience with, their abilities by the end of their story, Crowe is just beginning to understand his.

Maccabee wrote:
Dannorn wrote:


He frequently flies into fits of rage he has no recollection of accompanied by a thunderous pounding in his head, he's Scottish. (Apologies to any actual Scottish people just playing with the stereotype)
Ok so no one got it. Let me rephrase: "He doesn't look anything like Connor Macleod!"

I got it I just couldn't think of any way to convey that I got it other than to just state that I got it. So I tried going the other way and establishing that he is quite Scottish (appearances aside) and therefore could totally be Connor Macleod.


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Adam B. 135 wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
*flees*

LEAVE BRIADAM ALONE! LEAVE HIM ALONE!

srsly, let him be. I owe my first professional break to flumphs. :)

If you don't mind me asking, what project did you work on?
{sets down cheerleading pom-poms to type:} He contributed to the upcoming Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes and other stuff.

Thank you very much!

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pH unbalanced wrote:

In a recent Know Direction podcast, James Sutter talked about Wayne Reynold's design reason for giving Amiri a bare midriff. His reasoning was that because she had such a large sword, and she often held it in front of her in the guard position, she didn't *need* midriff armor, because her sword was already blocking any blows to that area.

That was a Barbarian. Now we have a Bloodrager with a really large weapon and a bare midriff. My suspicion is that the design choice was made for a similar reason as before. And/or, that he wanted there to be echoes of the Barbarian design in the Bloodrager.

Wayne's fantastically knowledgeable about ancient and medieval weaponry—likely having something to do with living within spitting distance of the Leeds Armory. More than once I've seen him explain and demonstrate the freedom one would need to wield a massive weapon with any sort of speed and flexibility. It's pretty fascinating, but more than that, it's something he thoroughly considers in his designs.


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On the rage thing: When I first read about Barbarians and rage in the CRB, what came to mind was the Hradani from David Weber's Oath of Swords and other books. They were bred — magic was involved — to go into uncontrollable rage when fighting. This was 1200 years ago, and the result was that they are hated and feared by the other races of Man. Now, however, they're finally learning to control the Rage — which makes them even more formidable warriors. It's these later Rage-controlling Hradani that the PF Barbarian brings to mind. The Bloodrager seems more like the earlier version of the Hradani.

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:


Wayne's fantastically knowledgeable about ancient and medieval weaponry—likely having something to do with living within spitting distance of the Leeds Armory. More than once I've seen him explain and demonstrate the freedom one would need to wield a massive weapon with any sort of speed and flexibility. It's pretty fascinating, but more than that, it's something he thoroughly considers in his designs.

Reynolds is English, from Yorkshire? Ha, I never knew. Eh up, lad.

I have been to Wakefield and Hull so let me assure you, his pictures of northern barbarians are extremely accurate.


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Cool story!

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
pH unbalanced wrote:

In a recent Know Direction podcast, James Sutter talked about Wayne Reynold's design reason for giving Amiri a bare midriff. His reasoning was that because she had such a large sword, and she often held it in front of her in the guard position, she didn't *need* midriff armor, because her sword was already blocking any blows to that area.

That was a Barbarian. Now we have a Bloodrager with a really large weapon and a bare midriff. My suspicion is that the design choice was made for a similar reason as before. And/or, that he wanted there to be echoes of the Barbarian design in the Bloodrager.

Wayne's fantastically knowledgeable about ancient and medieval weaponry—likely having something to do with living within spitting distance of the Leeds Armory. More than once I've seen him explain and demonstrate the freedom one would need to wield a massive weapon with any sort of speed and flexibility. It's pretty fascinating, but more than that, it's something he thoroughly considers in his designs.

It's always nice when fantasy art is historically accurate! :D


I guess it's like Jack Black's (manga, not the actor) writer being a doctor himself. Just because he knows medical procedure doesn't stop him from having Black do the craziest operations.


I'm like 90% sure the manga is Black Jack, not Black Jack.

Didn't know the writer was a doctor though, that's neat.


Yeah, I think they meant the Black Jack manga, not the Jack Black manga (yes, there really is a Jack Black manga; it has nothing to do with doctors).


... There's a Jack Black manga? And yes, I meant Black Jack, my bad.


Yes. It has nothing to do with the actor, either. And it's not what one would expect.


I rather like the imagery in this one. The storm for the primal forces of air flowing in him, as well as being a very real manifestation of some strange issue he has with his mind. "Numb to fear" was another good choice of words. I like that unlike the other iconics, who seem to at least have started on their path to honing their skills, Crowe seems like he's just getting to finding his own path in life.


Did you know that Crowe was based on Wayne Reynolds' own Shoanti barbarian character and background?


Cool story with an unusual open ending. The open ending makes you want to know more about him and I would like to more about this character before I teamed up with him.

Good work Adam and an interesting backstory!


Ross Byers wrote:
Soluzar wrote:
Looking at his stats is says his bloodline is Elemental(Air). I think Stormborn would be a better fit if it were legal.
I doubt the ACG will have the bloodrage equivalent to all the sorcerer bloodlines from the APG and Ultimate Magic. Air is the most "lightning-y" of the Core Rulebook bloodlines, so it's probably the most appropriate bloodline in the ACG.

Maybe, but of all the bloodlines, Stormborn is both extremely thematic for a Barbarian-esque class, and matches Crowe's story a lot more than simply Elemental.

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