The Hart-La-Nen (Aquatic Knights)
The Defender of the Sea
is a warrior of the highest standing in the Lendorean society.
Upon entering the order, the young men begin vigorous training
in the trident, harpoon, khat-tal (a Lendorean missile
weapon), and net.
The new knight also becomes the keeper of a chi-len-ma, who
he will bond with and take care of for the rest of his life.
The chi-len-ma is a very large sea serpent, about twice the
size of a shark, and will become the knight's mount. No mainlander
has ever figured out how the bond works, for the Hart-Na-Len
can call their mounts to them from any shore, but without making
any audible sound. There seems to be a form of telepathy between
the beasts and their riders.
Form the beginning of their training, the young knights begin
to work on a suit of armour made from large round shells of
different sea creatures. They form this into a breastplate and
shield. Every day, the shells are coated with a special oil
and left to dry in the sun. This oil hardens the shells, until
after five years of coating, the shells are harder than steel
yet still lightweight. When a young knight turns 18, he must
perform the "Yuen-Len-Thos" - a difficult obstacle
course that is both under and above the sea. If the knight gathers
five out of seven rings in the Yuen-Len-Thos, he is allowed
to wear the armour he has made, and serve as a Hart-Na-Len.
- Fighter sub-class (Use Paladin tables for Experience, Hit
Points, and Attacks)
- Breath Control: Hart-Na-Len can hold their breath for 1
minute per level underwater, to a max of 20.
- Special Armour: AC 2, weighs a quarter of the weight of
chain mail, with the Glabb-Na underneath.
- Upon Mount: Hart-Na-Len are +2 to hit, plus gain + 1/level
for damage when they attack under a charge.
- They can dive deep and charge upwards underwater, A maneuver
call a "Suler-Pa".
- Against anyone or anything that threatens their homeland,
Hart-Na-Len are +4 to hit and attack with one extra attack
per round than normal.
||1d10 (bite) or 1d6 (head butt)
Special: When bonded to a Hart-Na-Len, the beast's
AC becomes 3 (due totelepathic bond)
Killing a Leviathan for food or sport is a death sentence for
anyone. Entire clans will hunt a person for months tracking
them down to take them and put them to death by drowning.
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Thanks to Roger (Alacrity) Fitzhugh for this contribution!