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Hello all VC players i wanted to create a new special character for VC cause as far as i can tell no one really uses ours and if that is the case for every army id just like to make one because its been something bie been wanting to do for a while. im making my Blood Dragon first but if you guys want tell me and i will post my Strigoi.
Shoith Hamad: Precious little has been written about this Undead Lord. whe Lahmia was still young and hadn't fallen prey to the doom of its own making the Queen Neferata was given an elixer that was said could make her young and beautiful forever. There was one who watched from afar as the foolish Queen struck the pact of immortality in exchange for humanity. This one was called Shoith Hamad, Shoith Hamad was, one could say, a buy product of Nagash's most powerful necromancy. While Shoith Hamad and the three others created did need blood to survive and were even stronger and faster and more resiliant than the Queen herself, the term "vampire" did not seem to fit them. A closer match to what they were would be a wraith, or shade, but even this is not an accurate description of them as they walked the world in physical forms. When Nagash first learned how to prevent death he sought out four individuals, one was a great warrior who had no equal whatsoever, it was even rumored that the gods themselves did not dare risk a confrontation with him, this individual was known as Shoith Hamad or Might of the Sun, Shoith Hamad lived in the eastern desert alone as a hermit training himself and testing the worth of the several young men who wished to apprentice to him. The second was Xi Shan Hui, a peerless scholar who was said to have found a way to cheat death, not by magic, but by a natural process known as Kujinato, Xi Shan Hui lived in the kingdom of the far east were great wingless dragons roam the land. Xi shun Hui was also raised and trained by the strange monk society of the land and was therefore extremely skilled in the martial arts. The third was Diamo Vache, a cunning and sly politician who knew the ways of the courts and how to "influence" a decision, Diamo lived in the city of Khemri and spent his time getting to know people of the higher sort so he could ask favors when in trouble. The fourth and last was Kyto Mira, an amazingly powerful wizard second only to Nagash himself, Kyto lived off by himself in the desert somewhat like Shoith and accepted no apprentices, using the time instead to study the art of magic profusely. Nagash made contact with all four of these individuals and summoned them to the city in which he was staying, When they arrived in the large capital building that Nagash had rented out. Nagash was not there, what was there was a hideous parody to a zoo, every kind of animal in existence was scabbed, reingeneered, cross-breeded, killed, and brought back to life, the first true undead. All of these creatures were extremely dangerous even when alive, Nagash had made sure of this and now that they were undead they were faster, stronger, and felt no pain or fear. Also with these creatures were constructs created on a miniature scale to fit in the building, stone mummies and jackals with huge blades that scythed the air like a pendelum loomed over the four who only went through half a second of shock before acting. Xi Shan Hui was like a blade, slicing a path through the creatures and constructs with only his fists and feet, left and right he went his fists connecting again and again with dead flesh, the training he underwent taught him to focus his mental energy to increase his physical strength and werever he struck he destroyed. Shoith Hamad would best be described as a whirlwind, in ten places at once he struck and parried the larger constructs and matched them blow for blow for all their supposed strength they were no match for the Might of the Sun. Kyto Mira worked his way through the path Xi and Shoith were carving sending fireballs out in all directions, burning flehs and stone alike were they went, all that approached him were fried to the bones by lightning and his eyes glowed with a fierce blue light, he took from a puch on his waste a fine powder and after whispering an incantation spread it over the floor were it rose and moved like the real figures in the battle going on right then. His hand brushed away the sand of a construct and it promptly disintegrated as powerful magic ate at its essence, again and again Kyto did this until there was nothing left to destroy. During all this Diamo Vanche promptly cowered behind a pillar. Afterwards Nagash appeared to them through a hidden door in the wall which, it turned out, was see through from his side, but not from the other. He congragulated them all on their defeat of his new army of Undead, he asaid that he needed to see if they had been strong enough before he confronted them. He told them that though he had been able to reinamiate animals he had never proven his spell against a human subject, he gave them two choices, either die a horribly painful death at the hands of his sorcery, or become his test subjects and be reborn more powerful after death than in life. All four choose the latter after seeing what reinamation could do for a simple animal, for one hundred years they were tested on until Nagash felt that his knowleadge of the human spirit was strong enough that he attempted to permanantly give himself immortality instead of the temporary measures ordinary mages use to extend their lives a short while. Nagash set up a great spell and has the four gather in specially made pentagrams to provide their life essence as power, Nagash promised them they would be ressureceted, Nagash also needed a great deal of power behind the spell to make sure that he retained all of his magical abilities as the years progressed. Nagash activated the spell and before he could gain enough control so that he could bend the energies into himself and the outer fringes of the circle went up into roaring blue flames and each side directed a searing fireball directly outside of it, in this case straight into the four test subjects. All four were wiped clean from the world as if they had never existed, even their ashes were burned to dust by the unstoppable magic powers, needless to say Nagash managed to gain enough control that he acheived immortality with his powers intact and went to rule his city-state until his downfall with no more thought to the four testers. But one tester had survived, Shoith Hamad's spirit had perservered and he fled horribly weakened to the eastern lands were Xi Shun hui came from, there he focused all his energies to performing the ritual of mind Xi Shun Hui had discovered for immortality called Kujinato. Shoith suceeded in this ritual and substance was restored to him, he created a body from several of the graves he came across and fashioned a form of entirely dead flesh. Shoith wrapped himself in an ancient set of eastern armor he had found in so called sacred ground and taken from a lightning spirit he had destroyed utterly, for Shoith still retained his skills and he was also granted all the supernatural power that stems from undead, an unfortunate result was Shoiths new found need of blood to keep his body from falling apart making him the first thing resembling a vampire. Shoith Hamad sought out every order of monk in the land and surpassed all their grandmasters within a few years making him a master of every martial art, Shoith went back to Nekherarka to get revenge only to find that Nagash had been overthrown yet had resorted to tricking the unfortunate Queen of Lahmia into the same trap he had tricked himself and the others. Shoith Hamad still stalks this land doing all he can to go against Nagash and every mortal at the same time, there is no doubt that he is evil, he is just what some would call the lesser of two evils.
Warrior Supreme: Shoith Hamad has trained and bested every man and women martial artist in the east for over a thousand years, he is simply the best bladesman and martial artist there ever had been, there is no arguement. Shoith Hamad gains the following bonuses to his profile for his extreme martial skill: WS+2 S+1 T+1 W+2 A+3
Shikiki Mask: When Shoith slew the great lightning dragon in sacred ground he received a full enchanted body armor as his reward in addition to this armor giving a 2+ armour save and a 4+ ward save Shoith also found a mask fashioned in the effigy of a howling spirit, this mask causes a special rule known as Insanity because of the reputation of the unparalleled sword master that has always been associated with the mask most men with go gibbering even thinking that they are expected to fight the one who wears that mask. Insanity causes Terror in fear causing creatures and fear in Terror Causing creatures, You must also take tests for Insanity in the same way as fear tests except that you roll 2d6+d3 instead of 2d6 on leadership tests, also any unit within 6" of Shoith at the beggining of the movement phase will automatically break except if it is in combat with him.
Spelchural Irregularity: Even though he is sorrounded by his undead flesh and magical armor Shoith is, to all intents and purposes, a spirit. This being so Shoith has a tendancy to fade in and out of the materiel world taking his armor with him and popping back into the real world were his opponent least expects it. If a 6 is rolled when rolling to wound the wound is taken but a wound is also dealt to the one who inflicted the wound as well, on a roll of 6 to hit a S6 atatck is taken by the roller and the roll to wound is not rolled at all.
Bushido: Shoith has trained for a millenia in the temples and sanctuaries of many monks and grandmasters and is so the best bladesmen in history. Shoith Hamad has four Bushido styles he may switch between at the start of each turn, once a style is selected it must be used for the whole turn and cannot be switched.
Kujinato: Focusing his mental abilities inward Shoith performs a small portion of the full Kujinato ritual, if you give up the every movement and attack for this turn and Shoith is not attacked at the end of the turn all his wounds are restored.
Borikada: Using a form of Telekenisis Shoith is able to extend his spirit self to the enemy from across the battlefield and strike at them from a safe distance, if you decide to use this style all Shoith Hamad's attacks this turn count as shooting attacks with a 24" range and a S6 profile.
Hamedo: Performing an ancient battle technuiqe Shoith is able to sense his enemies next move and counter it by moving at impossible speeds, if you choose to use this style then for the remainder of the turn no attack will hit Shoith on less than a 4+, in addition for each attack made roll a d6, on a roll of 3+ the model who inflicted the wound takes an automatic S6 hit with no armour saves allowed.
Masamune: (note that this ability may only be used once per turn and afterwords no other style may be selected until the next turn) Gathering all his being, skills, and powers he has gained through the ages Shoith Hamad sends a blast of spirit energy at his opponent sending them reeling backwards, at the exact same moment Shoith Hamad enters an impossibly intricate dance of death slashing and striking, each blow absolutely crushing the opponents defenses under a crescendo of martial skill and ability until nothing is left of the target except a heap of broken bones. If you decide to use this style this turn choose one target within six", the target is blasted straight back 6", (f he hits anything he stops and suffers a S10 hit) and a follow-up is launched with Shoith Hamad's every hit counting as S10, additionally there is no limit to the number of attacks Shoith makes as long as he keeps hitting.
Trirune the World Slayer: This sword was gained at an unknown time in Shoith's history but it is speculated that it is the sword that will strike the final blow to destroy the earth. This sword causes Shoith to hit on two's(note that this does not effect the Masamune ability) in addition all hits will wound automatically and the sword ignored both armour and ward saves.
Spelchural Triangle Blitz: Shoith Hamad marks a target and sends two peices of his essence that grow into less powerful versions of himself to strike the target, this counts as an additional weapon as it inflicts two strength five attacks on any 4 targets within base contact of Shoith Hamad. If the two attacks are made against the model Shoith is in combat with then each spirit makes an additional two attacks.
Lol.... got a bit carried away, tell me if he even has a chance to be any good and soeme additional information is he cant use magic as he abhors it cause he got kileld by it and he can only be used in games of 3,500 or more and must be the general and he takes up two lrod and four hero choices. Plz be honest but dont bash it senseless.
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A bit carried away? Over the top is more like it. Does Shoyth come with his own manual? Dude, you wrote it all out very well and the rules by themselves are very cool, but working in tandem they run amok, making him either super-powerful or defenisvely erratic. I'd need 20 minutes to simply carry out his actions alone.Originally Posted by Kale De Veinsten
For example, the World Slayer sword is in essence a weapon that rarely misses and almost always wounds when it hits. How much does he cost? Games of 3500 or better? How many hero slots does he take?
My opinion is this: A wild concept with lots of fantastic detail and background that I enjoyed reading. Overall, too powerful, even at 3,500 points. I mean, what opposing characters would take him on? Scale him down and make him more feasible. Also, you never mention his magic capacities. And Strigoi's are feral beasts. Studying bushido and mastering blades doesn't suit them. Besides, they can't even use mundane or magical weapons. They can only take bloodline powers, but you never state how those do or don't apply. Narrow your focus, grasshopper. Bring us a second draft.
I would say he 's a bit too overpowered. He's got SIX wounds! :eek:
That's all I have to say. This guy would have to cost something like 1250-1500 points!!! I might as well make the first pheonix king with the Sword of Khaine Aenarion!!!
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Way too overpowered and too many rules to make him a viable character in anyway, shape or form. I can't imagine anyone agreeing to playing against this character.
Suggetions for change:
Profile - he's a blood dragon from what you've outlined, so just keep his base stats as a basic blood dragon vampire lord without any ability mods (M 6, WS 10, BS 6, S 5, T 5, W 4, I 8, A 5, Ld 10).
Warrior Supreme - remove, as his WS rating is maxed out anyway from being a blood dragon.
Sepulchural Irregularity - remove.
Bushido - the warrior code teaches not to fear death as you will be reincarnated, loyalty to you master, patriotism to your country, duty to your family and values the virtues of justice, benevolence, love, sincerity, honesty and self-control (in a nutshell). In game terms, this would imply immunity to psychology (undead get this automatically) and also the stubbornness (which works despite his immunity to psychology) rule. No other styles of bushido should be added.
Shikiki mask - change to causes terror only.
Shoith's Great Armour - a gift from his eastern tutors, bestows a 1+ armour save and 5+ ward save.
As for Trirune, the weapon is far too powerful. I would say that he is still searching for it and will bring the end of the world if he ever finds it. In it's place, I'd suggest:
- Shoith's Ancestral Daisho - An exquistite set of swords (matched katana and wakizashi), these swords represent the culmination of Shoith's skills as a warrior and the mastery he has achieved of his techniques. He can choose to use the daisho in two ways:
1) Katana only - such is the prowess and power of his fighting style that he will always wound on a 2+ regardless of the toughness of his opponent. Armour modifiers apply to any armour saves taken.
2) Katana and wakizashi - lightning quick, Shoith will always strike first in combat and gains another attack to his profile.
Spelchural Triangle Blitz - remove.
Optional extra - Hatred of magic - due to his intense hatred of magic, Shoith has MR 1 applicable to spells that affect him only (not the unit he is with).
Hope that this has helped - while still very powerful, with the above revisions it makes a lot more sense and makes him a viable character to field and play against.
The iron crowned is getting closer,
Swings his hammer down on him,
Like a thunderstorm he's crushing,
Down the Noldor's proudest king.
Under my foot, so hopeless it seems.
You've troubled my day, now feel the pain.
- Blind Guardian
Even with the newly 'improved' rules he'll probably slice archaon to bits :p
If I had to add a Special Character to the book, I would choose to add Dieter Heydrich from the Necromancer! Black Library novel. For those who haven't read it, pick it up, it's a good read.
Dieter Heydrich may be included in any Vampire Counts army and takes both a Lord and Hero slot. No Vampires of any bloodline may be used in an army including Dieter.
M:4 WS:3 BS:3 S:d3+2 T:d3+2 W:3 I:d3+1 A:d3 Ld:10
Weapons: Black Knife
Magic Items: Amulet Of Drakus
Magic: Dieter is a Level 3 Wizard who may use the Lore Of Death or Necromantic Magic.
Because of Dieter's changes in bodies, he uses a different statline for each game. At the start of the game, before deployment and with your opponent watching, generate Dieter's statline as indicated.
Dieter has the Lahmian Bloodline Power Seduction.
The knife belonging to Dieter's former friend and fellow necromantic apprentice.
Dieter gains a +1 modifier on all rolls to hit.
Amulet of Drakus:
Soon after fleeing the Bogenhafen cemetry, Dieter discovered a strange amulet around his neck, presumably put there by Doktor Drakus. The young Necromancer soon discovered that it had been enchanted to enhance the bearer's affinity with death, boosting their power.
Add +1 to the total rolled when casting or dispelling a spell from the Lore Of Death or Necromantic Magic. In addition, modelsthat have Seduction used on them by Dieter suffer from a -1 Ld modifier to their Leadership test.
Last edited by Willywonka; June 11th, 2005 at 16:51.