strokesRPG: The War of the Burning Sky
Ragesian Wyvern Rider
FLAGANUS MORTUS CR 2
Male Human Fighter 4
LN Medium Humanoid (Human)
Init + 3; Senses Perception + 1
AC 21, touch 12, flat-footed 19 (+ 7 armor, + 2 shield, + 2 Dex)
hp 9/32 (4d10 + 4)
Fort + 5, Ref + 4, Will + 2
Defensive Abilities Bravery + 1
Spd 20 ft.
Melee Dagger + 7 (1d4 + 3/19-20/x2) and
Gauntlet (from Armor) + 7 (1d3 + 3/20/x2) and
Masterwork Battleaxe + 9 (1d8 + 3/20/x3) and
Shield, Heavy Wooden + 7 (1d4 + 3/20/x2) and
Unarmed Strike + 7 (1d3 + 3/20/x2)
Str 16, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk + 4; CMB + 7; CMD 19
Feats Animal Affinity, Mounted Archery, Mounted Combat, Ride-by Attack, Spirited Charge, Weapon Focus: Battleaxe
Skills Acrobatics – 3, Climb – 3, Craft: Weapons – 3, Escape Artist – 3, Fly – 3, Handle Animal + 9, Profession: Soldier + 5, Ride + 6, Stealth – 3, Survival + 5, Swim – 3
SQ Armor Training 1 (Ex)
Combat Gear Dagger, Masterwork Banded Mail, Shield, Heavy Wooden, Masterwork Battleaxe; Other Gear Oil of Magic Weapon
Armor Training 1 (Ex) Worn armor – 1 check penalty, + 1 max DEX.
Bravery + 1 (Ex) + 1 Will save vs. Fear
Mounted Archery Ranged weapon penalty when mounted is halved to – 2 or – 4.
Mounted Combat Once per round you can attempt to negate a hit to your mount in combat.
Ride-by Attack You can move – attack – move when charging mounted.
Spirited Charge Double damge when making a mounted charge (triple with a lance).
Cavalry are the pursuit and shock troops of professional armies, relying on speed and reach to savage the flanks of enemy formations while protecting their mounts, or running down and grinding underfoot enemies who become isolated from their fellows. They are also skilled mounted archers, firing volleys of arrows at opposing forces, then riding out of range of return fire.
Cavalry make excellent royal couriers, elite guards for nobility, well-equipped scouts and outriders for an army, or knights errant more interested in gold and glory than chivalry.
A single cavalryman may travel with a squad of six foot soldiers (CR 6) or lead a troop of four caravan guards (CR 7). Cavalry are usually grouped in lances of four (CR 9), often with a guide or knight officer (CR 10). Four or five cavalry might also serve as a mounted honor guard for a mayor, noble, or merchant prince (CR 11 or 12).
Notes Flaganus’s CR is low for his level because the heroes encounter him in adventure one with nearly all his hp gone (he plummeted to the ground when his wyver mount was killed under him). Fully healed, Flaganus’s CR is 3.