Skaven in Exalted – Gutter RunnersMay 15, 2012
While the Night Runners are Clan Eshin’s apprentice assassins, the Gutter Runners are those that have proven themselves time and again in the service of the Clan. They have received specialized training in martial arts, and have had their Essence enlightened through repeated exposure to wyldstone. They are practitioners of Horned Rat Style, though their skills are still only beginning to develop. The Clan leaders send them on ever more dangerous missions, honing their skills (assuming they survive). They are more disciplined than Night Runners, but no less mercenary and no more compassionate. They are just as prone to backstabbing and betrayal. The most effective of them continue to learn and grow, eventually becoming assassins for the Clan who operate independently of a larger military unit.
Motivation: Advance through the ranks of Clan Eshin through duplicity and murder.
Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 5, Stamina 3; Charisma 2, Manipulation 4, Appearance 2; Perception 4, Intelligence 3, Wits 3
Virtues: Compassion 1, Conviction 3, Temperance 3, Valor 2
Abilities: Athletics 4 (Dexterity +2), Awareness 2, Dodge 4, Investigation 2, Larceny 3, Martial Arts 4, Resistance 2 (Diseases +1), Stealth 4, Survival 1, Thrown 4, War 4
Backgrounds: Backing 2, Influence 1, Mentor 1, Resources 2
Join Battle: 5
Supernatural Martial Arts: Creeping Shadow’s Embrace, Fangs of the Horned Rat, Hordes in the Night, Skittering Claws
Bite: Speed 6, Accuracy 9, Damage +3L, Parry DV -, Rate 1, Tags N
Claw: Speed 5, Accuracy 10, Damage +3L, Parry DV 7, Rate 3, Tags N
Tiger Claws: Speed 5, Accuracy 11, Damage +6L, Parry DV 6, Rate 3, Tags M
Shuriken: Speed 5, Accuracy 9, Damage +5L, Rate 3, Range 15
Health Levels: -0/-1/-1/-2/-2/-4/Incap.
Dodge DV:6 Willpower: 7
Essence: 2 Essence Pool: 7/13
Other Notes: Gutter Runners gain the benefits of the Claws/Fangs, Enlightened Essence, Fur, and Tail mutations (included in the above stats).
Mass Combat Stats
Armor Color: Fur darkened with various dyes
Motto: “Quiet! Kill the man things.”
General Makeup: 20 Skaven with tiger claws and shuriken
Overall Quality: Excellent
Close Combat Attack: 4 Close Combat Damage: 2
Ranged Attack: 4 Ranged Damage: 2
Endurance: 5 Might: 1 Armor: 1
Formation: Gutter Runners usually function in skirmish formation.