The Cavalier

Halfling cavalierFlavor text.

Names

Elf or Half-Elf:
Halfling:
Human or Half-Elf:

Look

Choose one for each:

  • Sharp Eyes, Eager Eyes, or Bright Eyes
  • Close-cropped Hair, Styled Hair, or Loosely Bound
  • Embossed Armor, Plain Armor, or Styled Armor
  • Fit Body, Built Body, Scarred Body

Stats

Your maximum HP is 10 + Constitution.
Your base damage is d8.

Starting Moves

Choose a race and gain the corresponding move:

Elf or Half-Elf

Elven steeds have bloodlines going back for thousands of years. Your mount is also well-bred.

Halfling

You can be of the Order of the Claw. In addition, your mount can have the following trait: Vicious: You can spend 1 Honor to have your mount deal your class damage.

Human or Half-Elf

Your people are known for their grudges. When you challenge someone, you gain + 1 Ongoing on a 10 +.

You start with these moves:

Armored

You ignore the clumsy tag on armor you wear.

Code of Honor

You are bound to a code of honor. Choose an order, then choose 1, 2, or 3 edicts from it. The number of edicts determines your Honor. You can lower your Honor by 1 to gain leverage on a Parley roll. When you gain prestige for your order, you gain 1 Honor, up to your maximum. If you break a edict of your code, set your Honor to 0 and cannot regain it until you redeem yourself to your lord or order.

I Challenge Thee!

When you challenge someone to a duel, roll + CHA. On a hit, they accept; you add your Honor to damage against them and subtract your Honor from damage against anyone else. On a 10 +, you also gain + 1 Forward against the challenged foe.

My Trusty Steed

You have a mount you have created a bond with, and the two of you are much greater than the sum of your parts. When riding your mount, your damage increases to d10. Your mount has a Control of 0, and 3 points of Stress. When your ship takes 5 or more damage from a single hit, your mount takes one Stress. Your mount entirely ignores hits that deal less than that. When you make camp, your mount heals 1 Stress. When a player needs to make a roll using the mount, rollControl in place of any stat you would normally roll for the move. When a player with a Charisma of 16 or higher rolls+Control, they take +1.
Choose two of the following traits:

  • Agile: Increase your Control by +1.
  • Well-Bred: When you perform an act of grace on your mount, gain 1 Honor.
  • War-Bred: When you deal damage on your mount, you deal +1d6 damage.
  • Fast: Increase your Control by +1.
  • Stocky: Your mount has 1 more Stress point.
  • Flyer: Increase your Control by +1 in the air.
  • Undead: Your mount has 2 more Stress points, but decrease your Control by -1.

Alignment

Choose an alignment:

Good: Use your order’s reputation to help someone.

Lawful: Follow the letter of the law.

Evil: Use your order’s reputation to harm someone.

Gear

Your Load is 12 + STR. You have dungeon rations (5 uses, 1 weight), adventuring gear (5 uses, 1 weight) and a symbol identifying you as a member of your order, describe it (0 weight). Choose your defenses:

  • Breastplate (1 armor, 1 weight) and 20 coin
  • Half-Plate (2 armor, clumsy 3 weight)

Choose two weapons:

  • Lance (reach, mounted, + 1 damage, 3 weight)
  • Longsword (close, + 1 damage, 1 weight)
  • Longbow (near, far, 2 weight) and quiver (3 ammo, 1 weight)
  • Spear (close, near, 1 weight)

Choose two:

  • Shield (+ 1 armor, 1 weight)
  • 2 healing potions (0 weight)
  • Heavy barding (+ 1 armor while mounted)

Bonds

Fill in the name of one of your companions in at least one:

  • _______________ is unfit to be in proper society.
  • _______________ doesn’t understand etiquette at all. I shall have to teach them.
  • I will try to induct _______________ into my order.
  • _______________ is definitely a follower, not a leader.

The Cavalier

Eberron: DungeonWorld Edition inferno813