Keepers of the Clans
Sacred Fist Warpriest
5: 1, feat (precise strike)
6: 2, bonus combat feat favored class (outflank)
7: 1 insight bonus to AC and 3, feat (weapon focus)
Blessings: Community and Protection
Traits: fate’s favored (faith), fools for friends (campaign), holy tattoo (regional), finish the fight (race)
Drawback: overprotective (-2 to attack rolls/skill checks if more than 10 feet from an unconscious ally), family ties (must do as family requests or take penalties)
Languages: common, orc, celestial
Growing up with his brother Tor’vash, Vash knew they were destined for greatness. After all, they had been born under a lunar eclipse, a profound cosmic omen. With this kind of portent came much expectation, and someone always trying to prove the brothers were nothing special. These trials honed Vash and Tor’vash into skilled combatants, living weapons capable of dismantling opponents with their bare hands. Tor’vash was stronger and naturally more adept at fighting, but Vash was more disciplined, often aiding his brother toward success with skillful strikes and tactical positioning. The 2 became feared fighters which led to respect in the clan.
Vash was inclined toward the shamanistic traditions of his people, and he absorbed the oral histories. With each tale recalled, Vash found a deeper bond with his ancestors. In each legend he found wisdom, and following a particularly harrowing spirit quest he discovered that he could channel the spirits of his ancestors into manifest power. By recalling the battles of old, he could infuse his strikes with divine energies. Though he envied his brother’s strength, Vash had found his own way.
1) Revere and respect the ancestors for their toils and wisdom have raised up all orcs and set them on the path of perfection.
2) Cleanliness is godliness
3) Order separates Orc from beast and is what allows Orcs to impose their will upon creation.
4) Bones are special. They are the last thing that remains of a creature when all else has passed, they are the final piece of knowledge left written on the world, the bastion of life energy. They symbolize resilience. To crush another creatures bones with your own is to demonstrate the superiority of your resolve. Thus hand-to-hand combat, without weapons, is divine.