Skaven in Exalted – PackmastersMay 14, 2012
Above the Clanrats of Clan Moulder are the Packmasters, the amateurs and apprentices of the breeding clan. These Skaven have demonstrated the basic bestial empathy required of Clan Moulder, proving themselves able to control (or at least influence) the many rats, giant rats, rat ogres, and stranger things produced by Clan Moulder. Their services are invaluable to other clans, as they are practically required to herd the beasts Moulder sells, and many a Packmaster has made a name for himself by forcing unruly rat-beasts into some semblance of order in service of another clan. Of course, they also have a higher than average chance of being devoured by their own beasts, but such are the risks that come with Skaven life. When successful, they enjoy wealth comparable to skilled artisans across Creation. When unsuccessful, they are quickly and easily replaced.
Motivation: Don’t get eaten.
Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 4, Stamina 3; Charisma 2, Manipulation 4, Appearance 2; Perception 4, Intelligence 3, Wits 3
Virtues: Compassion 1, Conviction 3, Temperance 2, Valor 2
Abilities: Athletics 2, Awareness 2, Craft (Genesis) 2, Dodge 3 (Clan Moulder Beasts +2), Larceny 2, Lore 2, Medicine 2, Melee 3, Occult 2, Presence 3 (Clan Moulder Beasts +2), Resistance 3, Ride 2 (Clan Moulder Beasts +1), Stealth 2, Survival 1, War 3
Backgrounds: Backing (Clan Moulder) 1, Influence 1, Resources 3
Join Battle: 5
Bite: Speed 6, Accuracy 3, Damage +3L, Parry DV -, Rate 1, Tags N
Claw: Speed 5, Accuracy 4, Damage +3L, Parry DV 1, Rate 3, Tags N
Prodder: Speed 5, Accuracy 9, Damage +5L, Parry DV 4, Rate 2, Tags R,Th
Whip: Speed 5, Accuracy 9, Damage 1L, Parry DV -, Rate 2, Tags R
Soak: 5B/4L (Chain Shirt +1B/+3L, Fatigue 1)
Health Levels: -0/-1/-1/-2/-2/-4/Incap.
Dodge DV: 3 Willpower: 6
Other Notes: Packmasters gain the benefits of the Claws/Fangs, Fur, and Tail mutations (included in the above stat block). They are thaumaturges with an Initiate’s degree in Husbandry. They can make social attacks against Clan Moulder beasts or rats without penalty. Packmasters do not form units themselves, but instead serve as leaders or special characters in units of rat ogres, giant rats, or other, stranger beasts. Note that the whip does only a single die of damage, no matter the wielder’s Strength or extra successes.