Skaven in Exalted – SkavenslavesMay 2, 2012
If the Clanrats are the lowest rung of Skaven society, the Skavenslaves are beneath them, outside the society proper. Mostly made of Skaven who have committed some crime (usually pissing off a more important Skaven), some Mountain Folk, weak darkbrood, or even humans have found their way into these masses of worthless wretches. They are exactly what their name indicates, slaves and chattel. They are thrown into battle with whatever weapons they can scavenge, no armor, and no concern for whether they live or die. Life is cheap to a Skaven, and slaves especially so. After all, more slaves can always be acquired by a raid on a neighboring clan or settlement. As long as it’s done quietly enough, and by someone else, there’s almost no risk to the Chieftan in question, even. Sometimes Skavenslaves are given as prizes or rewards to more effective Skaven, such as Stormvermin or Chieftans, but even then, they are disposable servants. It’s a rare Skaven who values even a hundred slaves over the certainty that they will take a few arrows instead of him.
Attributes: Strength 2, Dexterity 3, Stamina 2; Charisma 1, Manipulation 3, Appearance 1; Perception 3, Intelligence 2, Wits 3
Virtues: Compassion 1, Conviction 2, Temperance 2, Valor 1
Abilities: Athletics 4, Awareness 2, Dodge 3, Larceny 2, Martial Arts 2, Resistance 2, Stealth 3, Survival 1, Thrown 1, War 1
Join Battle: 5
Bite: Speed 6, Accuracy 5, Damage 2L, Parry DV -, Rate 1, Tags N
Claw: Speed 5, Accuracy 6, Damage 2L, Parry DV 3, Rate 3, Tags N
Improvised Weapon: Speed 6, Accuracy 1, Damage 4B, Parry DV 1, Rate 2
Sling: Speed 5, Accuracy 3, Damage 4L, Rate 1, Range 100
Health Levels: -0/-1/-1/-2/-2/-4/Incap. (Usually extras)
Dodge DV: 3 Willpower: 4
Other Notes: Skavenslaves gain the benefits of the Claws, Fangs, Fur, and Tail mutations (included in the above stats).
Mass Combat Stats
Armor Color: Armor?
General Makeup: 100 Skaven (and assorted other) armed with whatever they can find; usually teeth, sharp rocks, broken weapons, and (if they are very fortunate) slings.
Overall Quality: Poor
Close Combat Attack: 2 Close Combat Damage: 1
Ranged Attack: 2 Ranged Damage: 2
Endurance: 2 Might: 0 Armor: 1
Formation: Skavenslaves barely have the group cohesion to manage unordered formation. Once battle begins, their formation can more usually be described as “routed,” “fleeing,” or “slaughtered.”