Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara
NPC – Alfric Oderbry
Bishop Alfric Oderbry
Alfric Oderbry (Male Hattian Cleric 16 Church of Karameikos)
Title: Bishop of Specularum Church of Karameikos, Opposition Leader in Church
AC 960 – Born in the Thyatian Empire
AC 975 – Age 15 – Joined the Church of Karameikos
AC 1000 – Age 40 (C14)
AC 1005 – Age 45 (Clr15)
AC 1010 – Age 50 (Clr16)
Alfric Oderbry’s parents, landless Thyatian nobles, followed Duke Stefan to Karameikos when Alfric was only 10; his father worked in a minor ministerial post until his death a few years ago. Alfric never understood why someone like his father must work in a minor post while Traladaran families like the Torenescu held great wealth and power – shouldn’t Duke Stefan crush the Traladarans and spread their wealth out among his Thyatian followers? When in his teens, the badly disturbed Oderbry turned to the Church for solace, and there a bitter old Thyatian cleric (now dead) helped him form his opinions on the matter. Yes, Alfric was taught, Duke Stefan should crush the wealthy Traladarans and teach them to be good (Thyatian) Karameikans. But the Duke was too weak to take this bold move. Patriarch Oliver, head of the Church, that old coward, was also too feeble to do the job that had to be done. Perhaps a true leader would eventually rise from the Church … As the old cleric had connived, Alfric saw himself as that leader. He entered the Church and, pretending to be a quiet, peaceable man, rose quietly through the ranks. His fervor drove him all the way up the rank of Patriarch within the church, one of two contenders for the post of Patriarch of Specularum when Jowett steps down (Sherlane of Threshold is the other). Now he waits for Jowett’s ultimate retirement or death. In a position of authority, he has let his mask slip on a number of occasions, so Jowett knows what he intends.
Oderbry is a fanatic. All he thinks about is using the Church to bring about an ideal Karameikan state, where all citizens are members of his Church, speak Thyatian, and think exactly as he thinks. Once Jowett steps down or dies, Oderbry plans to use the considerable resources of the Church to pressure Duke Stefan into declaring the rival Church of Traladara illegal, and to use the fighting Order of the Griffon to lay waste to his enemies in that Church.
Oderbry is in his mid-40s, a short, burly man in excellent health. He has brown hair and eyes, wears a close-cropped beard and mustache. His eyes are bright with fanatic purpose. He has a marvelous, rich, resounding voice with which he captivates the faithful. He wears dark, luxurious robes and carries the sceptre of his office at all times.
Karameikos (AC 1010) – Lady Halia Antonic (Verge, F36, Wiz9), Lady Magda Marilenev (Marilenev, F60),
Bishops of Mystara (Counts as Landed Lord)
Karameikos (AC 1010) – Alfric Oderbry (Specularum, Church of Karameikos, M50, Clr16), Desmond Kelvin II (Kelvin, Church of Karameikos, M40, Pal12),
Captains of Mystara (Counts as Landed Lord)
Karameikos (AC 1010) – Aleena Halaran (Threshold, Order of the Griffon, F32, Pal14), Desmond Kelvin II (Kelvin, Order of the Griffon, M40, Pal12),
Hattian Clans – Oderbry – Alfric (M50, Clr16),
Church of Karameikos (AC 1010)
Leader/Patriarch – Oliver Jowett (Specularum, M85, Clr20)
Patriarch – Sherlane Halaran (Threshold, M72, Clr16),
Bishops – Alfric Oderbry (Specularum, M50, Clr16), Desmond Kelvin (Kelvin, M40, Pal12)
Priest – Aleena Halaran (Threshold, F32, Pal14), Magdel (Specularum, F25, Clr6),
DMing Notes: Oderbry is a powderkeg (or plot device) waiting to go off. When Jowett does step down or die, we’ll see a major war within the Church as the two factions, Jowett’s (under Patriarch Sherlane) and Oderbry’s, try to take control. This will be an event worth several adventures and is the next best thing to civil war within Karameikos.
BECMI Combat Notes: 14th-level cleric; AC 2 (chain mail +2, dexterity bonus); hp 48; MV 120′ (40′); #AT 1 (mace +1); D 1-6 (+ 2, from mace and strength bonus); Save C14; ML 12; ALL; S 14 I 10 W 17 D 13 Co 15 Ch 18. Languages: Thyatian, Alignment (Lawful). General Skills: Persuasion (Ch), Storytelling (Ch), Knowledge of the Church of Karameikos (I), Riding (D), Knowledge of Specularum Society +2 (1 + 2).
Spells Normally Carried: First Level – Detect Evil, Detect Magic, Light, Remove Fear, Remove Fear. Second Level – Hold Person, Hold Person, Know Alignment, Know Alignment, Silence 15′ radius. Third Level – Continual Light, Growth of Animals, Locate Object, Speak with the Dead, Striking. Fourth Level – Animate Dead, Dispel Magic, Protection from Evil 10′ Radius. Fifth Level – Commune, Quest, Raise Dead. Sixth Level – Speak with Monsters, Word of Recall.
Design changes for Character
Campaign References: Books,
Base Calendar (Darokin, Ethengar, Five Shires, Glantri, Karameikos, Minrothad, Rockhome), Personalities,
Transports ((A) Airships, (G) Ground, (S) Ships)
Barvarossa (S-SL), Blackbeard (S-GS), Bounty (S-SS), Buccaneer (S-GS), Cutlass (S-GL), Magnussen (S-LS), Renegade (S-SL), Revenge (S-GW), Sea Hag (S-SS), Sea Hawk (S-GL), Sigtrygg (S-LS), Swashbucker (S-GS), The Pride (S-SS), Thorgrim (S-LS), Tortuga (S-SS)
Patrons Page: Abundance, Adventure, Aerial Races, Agriculture, Air, Alchemy, Amazons, Ambition, Anarchy, Animals, Aquatic Races, Aranea, Architecture, Arctic, Armourer, the Arts, Astrology, Astronomy, Audacity, Authority, Avianfolk, Avidity, Balance, Battle, Bards, Beauty, Beholders, Berserkers, Betrayal, Birth, the Blackflame, Boldness, Books, Bravery, Brute-men, Bugbears, Building, Cannibalism, Catfolk, Cats, Cavalry, Centaurs, Chance, Chaos, Charity, Charms, Cheating, Children, Circumvention, Cities, Cleverness, Cold, Communication, Completeness, Con-men, Conquest, Cooperation, Corruption, Courage, Crafts, Craftsmen, Creation, Cruelty, Culture, Cunning, Darkness, Death, Decadence, Deceit, Defence, Defiance, Desire, Destiny, Destruction, Devilfish, Diaboli, Diplomacy, Discipline, Discovery, Disease, Dishonesty, Divination, Dolphins, Domination, Dragonkind, Dreams, Druids, Drunkenness, Dwarves, Earth, Earth Races, Education, Egotism, Elven, Energy, Engineering, Enigmas, Entropy, Envy, Epic Deeds, Equality, Experience, Explorers, Faithfulness, Family, Fate, Fear, Femininity, Ferocity, Fertility, Fey Races, Fire, Flight, Forest, Fprest Races, Forgiveness, Formians, Fortresses, Frredom, Friendship, Fun, Future, Genie, Giants, Good, Government, Gnolls, Gnomes, Goblins, Grace, Gravity, Greed, Guardians, Harmony, Hatred, Health, Hearth, Heroism, History, Honesty, Honour, Lizardfolk
Immortal Titles: Aesirs, Ancient, Celestial, Empyreal, Eternal, Hierarch, Initiates, Old Ones, Sovereign, Sphere (Energy, Entropy, Matter, Thought)
National Patrons: Alfheim, Alphatian Empire, Aquarendi, Ar, Azcan, Blackheart, Brasolia, Children of Atruaghin, Clan of the (Bear, Elk, Horse, Tiger, Turtle), Cyndicea, Denagoth, Five Shires, Gentle Folk, Glantri, Myoshima
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Class Builds –
Artificer – Bombardier (Tinkerkin),
Barbarian – Totem Warrior (Plamin, Camdu),
Bard – College of Valour (Sunfey),
Druid – Circle of Dreams (Woodfey), Circle of the Tree of Life (Seasonfey),
Fighter – Battlemaster (Seashire), Eldritch Knight (Kerendan), Weapons Master (Lani), Weapons Master (Stonebound),
Monk – Way of the Elements (Tidal),
Paladin – Oath of Radiance (Sunfey), Oath of Vengeance (Firechild),
Sorcerer – Wild Magic (Shadowfey),
Warlock – Celestial (Llewell),
Wizard – Bladesinger (Nerye),
Dragon – White (Calcryx).
Multiclass – Cleric/Wizard (Xhall), Rogue/Cleric (Dracnomir), Rogue/Sorcerer (Yodrey), Wizard/Rogue (Traladaran)
Floorplans – Thyatian
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