Rogue’s Gallery: Hjalmar Dåkassen

Rogue’s Gallery: Hjalmar Dåkassen

Hjalmar Dåkassen carries an air of superiority whether he is in a jarl’s council chambers or having a drink with his reaver kin in the street. His cold eyes and impassive expression serve to intimidate his foes and allies alike. His cloak is made from the hide of the polar bear he single-handedly killed when he was but a boy. The rings that top his staff jingle against each other in an almost musical manner, which seems almost incongruous given his stern countenance.

Born to Pillage. When the raiding season arrives each year, Hjalmar is the first to heed its call. He revels in the rush he feels at the first sound of weapons on shields. Hjalmar endeavors to be at the tip of the spear when his comrades form a wedge. He leads with lightning and thunder to clear the path between him and his enemies’ front line. Despite his lust for battle, Hjalmar can be patient when it is called for. His units have used his magically conjured fogs and storms to cover evidence of their presence on numerous occasions, only to attack while their targets’ defenses are down.

Faith in the Old Ways. Hjalmar is a devout adherent to his peoples’ traditions and pays much deference to Wotan, Thor, and Volund. In battle, he chants the holy words of his gods or intones their hymns, his deep baritone underscoring the cries of the injured and clashing of metal. He sees no dishonor in ruthlessness, but he treats fairly with his opponents once they have surrendered. Hjalmar’s actions and demeanor on the battlefield have caused him to be singled out as a priest on numerous occasions, much to the chagrin of enemies who expect him to comport himself like a cleric.

Characteristics

Personality Trait. I quote the ancient songs for wisdom.

Ideal: Tradition. Our ways are the legacy of the gods. Who are you to say differently?

Bond. Even a hated enemy who shows me honor can expect the same in return.

Flaw. A slight demands blood. No other payment will do.

Spells denoted with * can be found in Deep Magic.

Hjalmar Dåkassen, Northlands Wizard

Medium humanoid (dwarf), lawful evil
Armor Class 13 (scale mail)
Hit Points
15 (2d8 + 6)
Speed
25 ft.

STRDEXCONINTWISCHA
14 (+2)8 (−1)16 (+3)15 (+2)13 (+1)10 (+0)

Saving Throws Int +4, Wis +3
Skills
Arcana +4, History +4, Intimidation +2, Survival +3
Damage Resistances poison
Senses
darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages
Common, Dwarvish, Giant, Northern Tongue
Challenge
1/2 (100 XP)  

Dwarven Resilience. Hjalmar has advantage on saving throws against poison.

Spellcasting. Hjalmar is a 1st-level spellcaster. His spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 12, +4 to spell attacks). He has the following wizard spells prepared:

  • Cantrips (at will): hoarfrost*, message, ray of frost
  • 1st level (2 slots): fog cloud, ring strike*, shield
ACTIONS

Quarterstaff. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) bludgeoning damage or 6 (1d8 + 2) bludgeoning damage if wielded in two hands.

1st-Level Spellbook

In addition to the spells noted in his stat blocks, Hjalmar knows the following spells:

  • 1st level: alarm, circle of wind*, false life

Hjalmar Dåkassen, Ring Mage

Medium humanoid (dwarf), lawful evil
Armor Class 13 (breastplate)
Hit Points
45 (6d8 + 18)
Speed
25 ft.

STRDEXCONINTWISCHA
14 (+2)8 (−1)16 (+3)17 (+3)13 (+1)10 (+0)

Saving Throws Int +5, Wis +3
Skills
Arcana +5, History +5, Intimidation +2, Survival +3
Damage Resistances poison
Senses
darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages
Common, Dwarvish, Giant, Northern Tongue
Challenge
2 (450 XP)      

Dwarven Resilience. Hjalmar has advantage on saving throws against poison.

Bonded Staff. As long as Hjalmar is holding his bonded ring-staff, he deals an extra 2 points of damage when he rolls damage for a spell. If the spell he is casting deals damage to more than one creature, he must choose one target to take the extra damage.

Spellcasting. Hjalmar is a 4th-level spellcaster. His spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 13, +5 to spell attacks). He has the following wizard spells prepared:

  • Cantrips (at will): hoarfrost*, message, ray of frost, true strike
  • 1st level (4 slots): fog cloud, longstrider, ring strike*, shield
  • 2nd level (3 slots): bitter chains*, ray of enfeeblement, reverberate*
ACTIONS

Bonded Ring-Staff. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) bludgeoning damage or 6 (1d8 + 2) bludgeoning damage if wielded in two hands.

4th-Level Spellbook

In addition to the spells noted in his stat block, Hjalmar knows the following spells:

  • 1st level: alarm, circle of wind*, false life, grease
  • 2nd level: invisibility

Hjalmar Dåkassen, Ring Wizard

Medium humanoid (dwarf), lawful evil
Armor Class 14 (half plate)
Hit Points
97 (13d8 + 39)
Speed
25 ft.

STRDEXCONINTWISCHA
14 (+2)8 (−1)16 (+3)17 (+3)13 (+1)10 (+0)

Saving Throws Int +5, Wis +3
Skills
Arcana +5, History +5, Intimidation +2, Survival +3
Damage Resistances poison
Senses
darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages
Common, Dwarvish, Giant, Northern Tongue
Challenge
4 (1,100 XP)  

Dwarven Resilience. Hjalmar has advantage on saving throws against poison.

Bonded Staff. As long as Hjalmar is holding his bonded ring-staff, he deals an extra 2 points of damage when he rolls damage for a spell. If the spell he is casting deals damage to more than one creature, he must choose one target to take the extra damage.

Spellcasting. Hjalmar is a 7th-level spellcaster. His spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 13, +5 to spell attacks). He has the following wizard spells prepared:

  • Cantrips (at will): hoarfrost* (2d4), message, ray of frost (2d8), true strike
  • 1st level (4 slots): fog cloud, ring strike*, shield
  • 2nd level (3 slots): bitter chains*, ray of enfeeblement, reverberate*
  • 3rd level (3 slots): innocuous aspect*, sleet storm
  • 4th level (1 slot): ice storm, spinning axes*
ACTIONS

Bonded Ring-Staff. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) bludgeoning damage or 6 (1d8 + 2) bludgeoning damage if wielded in two hands.

Ring of the Ram (3/Day). Melee or Ranged Magic Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 60 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d10) force damage and Hjalmar’s target is pushed 5 feet away from him.

7th-Level Spellbook

In addition to the spells noted in his stat block, Hjalmar knows the following spells:

  • 1st level: alarm, circle of wind*, false life, grease, longstrider
  • 2nd level: invisibility
  • 3rd level: lightning bolt, sending

Hjalmar Dåkassen, Ring Warden

Medium humanoid (dwarf), lawful evil
Armor Class 14 (half plate)
Hit Points
120 (16d8 + 48)
Speed
25 ft.

STRDEXCONINTWISCHA
14 (+2)8 (−1)16 (+3)19 (+4)13 (+1)10 (+0)

Saving Throws Int +7, Wis +4
Skills
Arcana +7, History +7, Intimidation +3, Survival +4
Damage Resistances poison
Senses
darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages
Common, Dwarvish, Giant, Northern Tongue
Challenge
6 (2,300 XP)  

Dwarven Resilience. Hjalmar has advantage on saving throws against poison.

Bonded Staff. As long as Hjalmar is holding his bonded ring-staff, he deals an extra 3 points of damage when he rolls damage for a spell. If the spell he is casting deals damage to more than one creature, he must choose one target to take the extra damage.

Spellcasting. Hjalmar is a 9th-level spellcaster. His spellcasting ability is Intelligence (spell save DC 15, +7 to spell attacks). He has the following wizard spells prepared:

  • Cantrips (at will): hoarfrost* (2d4), message, ray of frost (2d8), true strike
  • 1st level (4 slots): fog cloud, ring strike*, shield
  • 2nd level (3 slots): bitter chains*, ray of enfeeblement, reverberate*
  • 3rd level (3 slots): innocuous aspect*, sleet storm
  • 4th level (3 slots): dimension door, ice storm, spinning axes*
  • 5th level (1 slot): arcane hand, conjure elemental
ACTIONS

Bonded Ring-Staff. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) bludgeoning damage or 6 (1d8 + 2) bludgeoning damage if wielded in two hands.

Ring of the Ram (3/Day). Melee or Ranged Magic Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 60 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (2d10) force damage and Hjalmar’s target is pushed 5 feet away from him.

9th-Level Spellbook

In addition to the spells noted in his stat block, Hjalmar knows the following spells:

  • 1st level: alarm, circle of wind*, false life, grease, longstrider
  • 2nd level: invisibility
  • 3rd level: lightning bolt, sending
  • 4th level: conjure minor elementals

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