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DnD NPC von Hendriks Ludwig

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NPC – Ludwig von Hendriks

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Baron Ludwig von Hendriks

Ludwig von Hendriks (Kerendan Fighter 12)
Title: Baron of The Black Eagle Barony

  • DnD Karameikos Black Eagle Barony - Ludwig von Hendriks and Bargle the Infamous
  • DnD Karameikos Black Eagle Barony Heraldry
Timeline

AC 951 – Born in the Empire of Thyatis
AC 970 – Age 19 – Conquered Halag and renamed it The Black Eagle Barony.
AC 1000 – Age 49 (F12)
AC 1005 – Age 54 (Ftr13)
AC 1010 – Age 59 (Ftr14)

History

Ludwig von Hendriks is first cousin to both Duke Stefan and Lord Alexius Korrigan. He grew up in the shadow of the successful Stefan and popular Alexius, and he grew up twisted, resentful, and hateful. He was sure, though, that Stefan would die in his military adventures – sure because Ludwig was planning the whole thing – and that he, Ludwig, would inherit the wealthy Duchy then ruled by Stefan. But Stefan abruptly sold his lands and left the country, spoiling Ludwig’s plans. When Stefan made the call for talented young Thyatian nobles to join him, though, Ludwig pretended to be an upright, eager, and very lawful follower of the Duke … at least until he was awarded his Baronial titles and the lands to go with it. Since then, he has vigorously reshaped the Black Eagle Barony to his own liking and plotted the downfall of Duke Stefan. He knows that it is his divine right that he will someday sit on the throne now occupied by his hated cousin … it’s only a matter of time.

Personality

Ludwig von Hendriks is about as oily and unlikeable human being as you can find. He’s arrogant, easily enraged, easily soothed or distracted; he’s a casual killer but fond of formal torture; he lies so often and so profusely that he cannot remember the truth, he is, in short, insane. He is utterly jealous of Duke Stefan – of his fame, of his ability to hold people to him by sheer charisma, of his luck. He is thoroughly contemptuous of human life (other than his own). He will make any alliance, any bargain (it doesn’t matter, he’ll break them anyway) in order to achieve his ends.

Appearance

Ludwig would be a handsome man if not for his shifting eyes, oily mannerisms, and arrogant sneer. He dresses entirely in black (even his armor is enamelled black). Though he is nearly 50, he is in excellent shape and looks ten years younger than he is. His hair is black with no trace of graying (he touches it up); he wears a neat beard and mustache; his eyes are brown and cruel.

References

Barons of Mystara

Karameikos (AC 1010) – Baron Desmond Kelvin II (M40, Pal12), Baron Ludwig von Hendriks (M59, Ftr14), Baron Phillip Vorloi (M70, Ftr5), Baron Sherlane Halaran (M72, Clr16),

Kerendan Clans – von HendriksLudwig (M59, Ftr14),

GM Section

DMing Notes: The Black Eagle Baron is an archetypal villain you can use for a variety of purposes. Several scenarios in the Adventures section revolve around him and his barony. Whenever you need an untrustworthy, dishonorable, compelling villain, you have Ludwig von Hendriks.

BECMI Rules

BECMI Combat Notes: 12th-level fighter; AC 1 (plate mail +2); hp 72; MV 90′ (30′); #AT 1 (sword+2); D 1-8 (+4); SaveFl2; ML 10; AL C; S 17 I 15 W 9 D 14 Co 16 Ch 14. Languages: Thyatian, Alignment (Chaotic), Orcish. General Skills: Knowledge of Torture Techniques (I), Riding +1 (D + l), Knowledge of Black Eagle Barony +2 (1 + 2), Military Techniques (I).

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