The Shield-SIblings of the Ragnari

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The Shield-SIblings of the Ragnari

The Shield-Siblings of the Ragnari!
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The Nation of Melrath is often a target of hostile Outlanders seeking to plunder her fortunes. Whether they be Uthaldrian barbarians and monster-tamers, pirate reavers, or rogue mercenary groups, one will never lack for a fight when it comes to the defense of Melrath. This thread is dedicated to launching the career of some of those defenders.

If you want to dev a Ragnari NPC for use in a thread, please see the form below. Otherwise, anyone who is inferior to a Commander, is free to be developed as long as they adhere to the skill limits listed for each tier (listed at the top of each tab).

I will add to this roster as I feel inspired and as you guys dev them.



The Shield-Siblings of the Ragnari

Moderator's Note: Players are welcome to use these NPCs (Excepting the Commanders) if they want a challenging battle/brawl/raid.

The Patriarch/Matriarchs



The Commanders require moderator approval and oversight in order to use in threads.

Bigger Brother/Sisters

For submitting Captains, the skill set up is thus: 8 skills1 master, 3 expert, 4 competent. They are often accompanied by a contingent of a dozen or more faceless npcs, and sometimes one lieutenant or Grunt.

Middle Children


For submitting Lieutenants, the skill set up is thus: 8 skills, 2 of these skills are expert, 4 of these skills at competent, 2 of these skills at novice. Lieutenants are accompanied often by a half dozen faceless npcs or pets, and sometimes a Grunt.

Third Cousins Twice Removed

For submitting Grunts, the skill set up is thus: 6 skills, 1 skill at expert, 3 skills at Competent, and 2 skills at novice. Grunts sometimes come with a faceless sidekick or two, or a pet.

The Barrow of Honor

For updating our dearly departed allies as they die in honor or ignomy.

You may submit raiders to this thread for approval.

Shield-Siblings, with the exception of higher ranking Syns, may have absolutely no magic skills, marks, or magical practices.

For the submission of new fighters, please follow this format

In the course of your adventures, should you vanquish one of these foes, please resubmit them with the updated information and a link to where you killed them, and they will be immortalized in the Barrow of Honor

There are a few ground rules, put together by Pegasus, which I'll list below:
  • In your review request - you must link to this thread - showing your submission of the NPC here. These NPCs do not follow the usual rules and our Peer Reviewers need to know that you are playing to your skills.
  • Consider these "flavour" NPCs. They follow the same rules as flavour NPCs , but with more skills than usual flavour NPCs.
  • The same rules for story as Flavour NPCs apply. You can meet them, see them in passing, notice them in a bar, etc. If, however, an NPC becomes a significant part of your story, then they should be submitted as a city NPC.
  • Please use them in a way which makes story sense for their level of experience.
  • Remember that not all Shield-siblings are heroes.
  • Remember that not all Shield-siblings are warriors.
    In the course of your adventures, should you vanquish one of these foes, please resubmit them with the updated information and a link to where you killed them, and they will be immortalized in the Cutting Room Floor.
  • Shield-siblings can grow with your pc. If you wish to move them UP a Role - then please post using the code below and giving a good reason why.
  • No marks, no magics generally speaking. But if you are a member of the Syns, you can dev mages up to competent level. But please don't go overboard.
  • You must post here and update every time the NPC is used.
  • More than one player may use any NPC here.

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[sptitle=Nickname][b]Name: [/b] 
    [b]Race:[/b]  
    [b]Branch of the Ragnari:[/b]
    [b]DoB:[/b]  
    [b]Tier:[/b]  
    [b]Skills:[/b] 
    [b]Thread Appearances:[/b]

  Description of the raider.  What s/he's like, what his/her weaknesses are, what their strengths are.  What weapons they prefer.

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Since this will need supervision, please do add a post here each time you use these NPCs in threads. I will add their appearances as you all defeat, conquer, and vanquish or fight alongside the NPCs.

Should you kill them, that will need to be recorded also. They will need to add to the Barrow of the Honor.

Thanks for keeping me up to date!

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The Traveler
Name: Tollak Ra
Race: Human
Branch of the Ragnari: None, Ydalir Scout
DoB: 27 Ymiden 690
Tier: Middle Children?
Skills: Navigation (Expert)
Animal Training (Expert)
Hunting (Competent)
Detection (Competent)
Athletics (Competent)
Field Craft (Competent)
Animal Husbandry (Novice)
Combat: Shortbow (Novice)
Thread Appearances: None yet.

Tollak Ra is a lean man often found wearing different shades of green. He has dark blonde shoulder length hair that he often wears half up to keep out of his face. There is a scar along the left side of his head curving from his eyebrow to just past his ear. He is a dedicated member of the Ydalir who is deeply invested in protecting the wilds of Melrath and the Myrkvior Forest. He inherited his passion for Melrath and the nature that surrounds it from his father who often took him on journeys into the wilderness to simply watch the animals in nature. He joined the Ydalir to explore more of the forests like his father before him, and his commitment to them has grown as he has. Tollak Ra has never been fond of violence and prefers to work as a scout rather than a soldier, but he will do what is necessary to protect the wilds.

Tollak Ra's animal companion is a raven which he named Shortwing.
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  • Transformer's Toolbox [Minor]: Azrael can make superficial changes to his appearance (hair, nails, skin, eye, and voice.)
  • Ever Alluring I: Azrael seems to endure harsh conditions better than others and everyone, despite sexual orientation, is just a bit curious what he would be like in bed.

Spirit Impact

  • Darksight: Azrael's perception of light and dark have been flipped, allowing him to see more clearly in an absence of light than in the day.
  • Crow's Embla: So long as he doesn't mention proper names of people, either his own or that of others, he will be able to fit into any setting that he visits in Melrath. Once he uses a proper name of any person (even if it's made up) within another's hearing range, the effect is null until the next trial.

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The Reveler
Name: Siv
Race: Human
Branch of the Ragnari: Valkyrion Knight
DoB: 9 Cylus 692
Tier: Middle Children.
Skills: Combat: Spear (Expert)
Combat: Blades (Expert)
Athletics (Competent)
Tactics (Competent)
Strength (Competent)
Investigation (Competent)
Navigation (Novice)
Endurance (Novice)
Thread Appearances: None yet.
Siv is a remarkably lethal woman for someone who doesn't stand taller than five feet and about four inches. She often wears armor that allows her to expose the tattoos she had obtained as a reward for her service to the Valkyrion, despite the danger it could present. She joined the military of Melrath in search of adventure and stayed because it was one of the few jobs that would allow her to hunt savages and wild people who sought to wreak havoc on the world. Her weapons of choice are spears and blades though when it comes to blades she isn't very picky about the length or shape. She prefers slashing blades but stabbing swords are alright as well. Siv likes to spend her down time wandering the wilds and revisiting sites of old battles- both historical and her own.
word count: 184

Sesser Mark

  • Transformer's Toolbox [Minor]: Azrael can make superficial changes to his appearance (hair, nails, skin, eye, and voice.)
  • Ever Alluring I: Azrael seems to endure harsh conditions better than others and everyone, despite sexual orientation, is just a bit curious what he would be like in bed.

Spirit Impact

  • Darksight: Azrael's perception of light and dark have been flipped, allowing him to see more clearly in an absence of light than in the day.
  • Crow's Embla: So long as he doesn't mention proper names of people, either his own or that of others, he will be able to fit into any setting that he visits in Melrath. Once he uses a proper name of any person (even if it's made up) within another's hearing range, the effect is null until the next trial.

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The Stoic
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Name: Skov Hadmall
Race: Human
Branch of the Ragnari: Mervarian Elite Crewman
DoB: 21 Ashan 691
Tier: Middle Children
Skills: Discipline (Expert), Tactics (Expert), Combat: Blades (Competent), Leadership (Competent), Logistics (Competent), Socialisation (Competent), Intelligence (Novice), Seafaring (Novice)
Thread Appearances: Will edit to include the link once I get it written.

Level headed and dedicated to his role on board The Bulwark, Skov is held in high esteem by crew and countrymen alike. He's relatively unremarkable in appearance with short brown hair and eyes and an average build hidden beneath light Mervarian armor. He keeps a sabre and dagger on his left hip and a sounding horn on his right and is rarely seen without a fur-trimmed cap worn at a canter atop his head. His features are sharp and can cut like a knife when warranted, yet his speech is always impartial, clear and concise. He is a practical and fair individual and often acts as a boatswain, handling the needs of his ship and crew or mitigating any issues that may arise, a role that has kept him from actual sailing duties for the past five arcs. He's found he prefers it over the more laborious job as a seaman, putting his mind to work problem-solving and anticipating whatever it is the future might throw at him and his crew. He is, above all, incredibly loyal to his crew and to Melrath and will act to defend either when threats arise.
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The Blade
Name:Hestia Runarsdotter
Race: Human
Branch of the Ragnari:Valkyrion
DoB: Ashan 34, Arc 698
Tier: Third Cousin Twice Removed
Skills: Expert Blades, Competent Strength, Competent Endurance, Competent Mount, Novice Tactics, Novice Detection
Thread Appearances: None yet.

Description of the Raider: Hestia is a human woman with blonde hair and blue eyes. Her silver embla takes the shape of geometric patterns and is located on her right temple. Hestia is very devoted to the Syns and tries to do her job well, and she appreciate the nels that she gets as a side effect. She is quite xenophobic though. She does not approve of all those Outlanders that have been seen in Melrath recently. Her preferred weapon is the longsword, although the sword that she wields tends to be a bit lighter than is the norm.
word count: 137

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Due to one of his Awakenings, Victor's eyes glow with a soft silver light.

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Victor owns a Ring of Reversal. He's always wearing it, unless stated otherwise.

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The Scout
Name:Sigrun Jonsdotter
Race: Human
Branch of the Ragnari:Syns
DoB: Cylus, Arc 687
Tier: Middle Children
Skills: Expert Field Craft, Expert Detection, Competent Attunement, Competent Medicine, Competent Mount, Competent Navigation, Novice Ranged, Novice Endurance
Thread Appearances: None yet.

Description of the Raider: Sigrun is a stocky Melrathi woman in her thirties with short, dark blonde hair, grey eyes and a golden embla on the right side of her face. She is a calm woman that doesn’t talk much, and she’s pretty straight-forward. When she says something, Sigrun usually says what she means, for better or for worse. Unlike some citizen of Melrath, Sigrun, who was born in Noatun thinks that there is some merit to opening their home to Outlanders. She’s pretty open-minded in that regard. A former scout, the Attuner who only recently joined the Syns is still more comfortable in the wilderness and will often volunteer for patrols outside of Raelia rather than engaging in activities in the big city.
word count: 169

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Due to one of his Awakenings, Victor's eyes glow with a soft silver light.

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Victor owns a Ring of Reversal. He's always wearing it, unless stated otherwise.

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Shield-Twins!
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Name: Torvi Kjarik
Race: Human
Branch of the Ragnari: Valkyrion Knight
DoB: 113 Ashan 698
Tier: Third Cousins Twice Removed
Skills: Mount: Land & Air (Expert), Athletics (Competent), Combat: Polearms & Staves (Competent), Intelligence (Competent), Leadership (Novice), Resistance (Novice)
Thread Appearances: For future use.

It's said that Torvi was born atop a horse; although untrue, the native Melrathi woman is most comfortable when on the back of her Sleipnir, Jotun. Solidly built and tall with long, thick dark blonde hair kept back in braids, her embla is permanently tattooed on her person: done in cobalt blue, it starts as a thin line through her bottom lip and chin and ends in a clean but large geometric pattern that covers her neck and chest. More blue tattoos cover her entire upper body and her left upper leg, often seen peeking out from under her Valkyrion armor. She regularly sports cobalt blue paint across her forehead and dark coal around her ice blue eyes as well as a multitude of blue accents in honour of the spirits of the sky.

Superstitious and deeply spiritual and jingoistic, she is quiet and prone to dry wit and an even dryer smile, making her hot-headed twin Gisla seem like better company. She fights with a spear and is just as skilled doing so from horseback as she is on her own two feet, her spears etched and decorated in designs depicting the various important spirits of Melrath. She is the brains of the Kjarik twins and being groomed within the Valkyrion as part of an interrogation unit where she puts her skills of intelligence to good use.
The Gentle
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Name: Gisla Kjarik
Race: Human
Branch of the Ragnari: Valkyrion Knight
DoB: 113 Ashan 698
Tier: Third Cousins Twice Removed
Skills: Combat: Axes & Bludgeons (Expert), Hunting (Competent), Mount: Land & Air (Competent), Torture (Competent), Intimidation (Novice), Resistance (Novice)
Thread Appearances: For future use.

Loud, brash and impossible to ignore, Gisla is everything that her epithet isn't. Solidly built and tall with long wild red hair done in braids and beads, her embla is permanently tattooed on her face in dark red and consists of a long, thick line running down the middle of her forehead that ends in a point and two thick bands from each eye to temple which make her ice blue eyes stand out even more. Like many Valkyrion, she also has countless other tattoos on her body although most are hidden beneath her heavy armor.

Gisla is extremely xenophobic; while she is quick to let loose her unmistakeable laugh and drink with her fellows, she is cold and cruel to outsiders and has no reservations when it comes to brandishing her mace when stuck dealing with any. She is the brawns of the Kjarik twins and being groomed within the Valkyrion as part of an interrogation unit, skilled in tracking people of interest down before torturing them.
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