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Baron Ludwig von Hendriks

by John Walter Biles

Baron Ludwig von Hendriks, "The Black Eagle", Level 11 Elite Soldier
Medium natural humanoid XP 1200
Initiative +11 Senses Perception +6
HP 228 Bloodied 114
AC 29; Fortitude 22, Reflex 25, Will 25
Resist Fire 5 Necrotic 5
Saving Throws +3 (Human Elite) Action Points 1
Speed 5
m Bastard Sword (standard; at-will) | Martial, Weapon
+18 vs. AC; 1d10+6 and the target has 2 to hit the Black Eagle until the end of his next turn. +2d12 damage on a crit.
M Defensive Stance (standard; at-will) | Martial, Weapon
+18 vs. AC; 1d8+5 damage and Baron Ludwig adds +2 to his own AC until the end of his next turn. +2d12 damage on a crit.
M The Black Eagle COMMANDS IT! (standard; at-will) | Martial, Weapon
Baron Ludwig swaps squares with an ally, then the ally conducts a basic melee attack at a target of his choice, adding +5 to damage.
Sacrifice Minion (Immediate Interrupt; at-will)
Whenever the Black Eagle is about to take melee damage, he may swap squares with an adjacent ally, who becomes the victim of the attack, taking the normal effects if it beats the appropriate defences. This does not trigger powers affected by shifting, nor does it draw opportunity attacks.
Hard to Kill (Immediate Reaction; encounter)
When bloodied, the Baron gains Regeneration 6 for the rest of the encounter.
Run For His Life (Immediate Reaction; encounter)
When reduced to 20 or less hit points, the Baron immediately shifts six squares.
Evil Overlord
Whenever an ally of the Black Eagle is reduced to 0 HP or less defending him, he gets 14 Temporary Hit Points.
Desperation State
Whenever the Black Eagle spends an action point to take an extra action, he recovers 57 HP. If it is a move action, he can double his speed for that one action.
Alignment Evil Languages Common (thick Hattian accent)
Skills Athletics +13, Bluff +15, Diplomacy +13*, History +15, Insight +11, Intimidate +18, Streetwise +15
Str 17 (+8) Dex 18 (+9) Wis 13 (+6)
Con 18 (+9) Int 21 (+10) Cha 21 (+10)
Equipment +2 Black Iron Plate, +3 Vicious Bastard Sword, Baronial Crown of the Black Eagle (Level 12, +3 Diplomacy and Intimidate)*

Duke Stefan's cousin and nemesis, the dark ruler of the dark barony of dark Western Karameikos. He wears black and silver and flies the sigil of the Black Eagle. He would definitely be played by Rowan Atkinson. Though a case could be made for Bargle being played by Rowan Atkinson and the Black Eagle being played by Hugh Laurie (in Pre-House mode...) He is either a brilliant plotter or a lucky bumbler, depending on how you wish to view him.