Tuesday Evenings on the Sword Coast
Kanut of the Whalebones
Papa was a bull walrus. Moms was an Ice Giant.
Male human fighter 2 – CR 1/8
Neutral Good Humanoid; Deity: Lathander;
Background:Pirate; Age: 19;
Height: 6’ 3"; Weight: 225lb.; Eyes: black; Hair: black; Skin: golden
Armor Class 16 (scale mail)
Hit Points 22 (2d10+ 6)
Speed 30 ft.
STR 16 (+ 3), DEX 14 ( + 2), CON 16 (+ 3), INT 9 (-1), WIS 10 (+ 0), CHA 12 (+ 1)
Saving Throws Str + 5, Con + 5
Skills Acrobatics + 4, Athletics + 5, Intimidation + 3, Perception + 2
Senses passive Perception 12
Languages Common, Giant
Action Surge (1/short rest)
Starting at 2nd level, you can push yourself beyond your normal limits for a
moment. On your turn, you can take one additional action on top of your regular
action and a possible bonus action.
Once you use this feature, you must finish a short or long rest before you can use it again. Starting If 17th level, you can use it twice before a rest.
Second Wind (recover 1d10+ 2 hp, 1/short rest)
You have a limited well of stamina that you can draw on to protect yourself from harm. On your turn, you can use a bonus action to regain hit points equal to 1d10+ your fighter level. Once you use this feature, you must finish a short or long rest.
Handaxe. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: + 5 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20 ft./60 ft., one target.
Hit: 1d6+ 5 slashing damage in melee or 1d6+ 3 slashing damage at range.
Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: + 5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target.
Hit: 1d8+ 5 slashing damage or 1d10+ 5 slashing damage if used with two hands to make a melee attack.
Net. Ranged Weapon Attack: + 5 to hit, range 5 ft./15 ft., one target.
Hit: The target is restrained. A creature can use its action to make a DC 10 Strength check to free itself or another creature in a net, ending the effect on a success. Dealing 5 slashing damage to the net (AC 10) frees the target without harming it and destroys the net.
Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: + 4 to hit, range 80 ft./320 ft., one target.
Hit: 1d6+ 2 piercing damage.
Trident. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: + 5 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20 ft./60 ft., one target.
Hit: 1d6+ 5 piercing damage or 1d8+ 5 piercing damage if used with two hands to make a melee attack in melee or 1d6+ 3 piercing damage at range.
Unarmed Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: + 5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature.
Hit: 6 bludgeoning damage.
Born in the Whalebone Islands to a strapping Northlands
lass, Kanut’s father was never really in the picture. It
became obvious that he inherited Ulutiun heritage -
though the masters of the extreme north never grew as
fast or as large as Kanut.
Kanut grew up crewing community fishing boats. His
complexion always set him apart, but his strength and
effort was always welcomed.
At 14, Kanut took ship with Capt. Cornier aboard the
Blackfish. The Blackfish had as primary charter trade from
the Sword Coast to Icewind Dale, with occasional legs
west to Tuern. What is not on the ship’s papers is its role
as an opportunistic, though still bloodthirsty, pirate and
raider. Kanut stayed on for nearly five years as deck
hand and marine. He learned well, and developed a
reputation as a stalwart (if somewhat softhearted) marine.
Kanut did not have the vicousness or bloodlust to thrive
aboard the Blackfish. When he tumbled for a fair maiden
(well… we’ll get back to that) named Analise in
Waterdeep, he tumbled hard. Kanut determined to join the
city guard (or maybe the army) and woo his lady fair. He
cashed out his voyage shares, bought out his preferred
weapons, and invested in landlubber armor. He rented an
apartment (not just a room), and saw the Blackfish away
from the harbor.
Predictably, perhaps inevitably, lovely Analise was not
true. When Kanut pressed his suit, she was horrified. She
knew the hulking outlander would be anathema to her
family. His exotic and dangerous mien (along with a
dangerous reputation) had excited her fancy and invited
her flirtation, but exactly those qualities disqualified him as
a suitable husband. Analise was far more beautiful than
considerate or wise. Their parting drew comparisons to a
rampaging walrus, or perhaps an enraged ice giant – the
incident also drew the attentions of the city guard.
Kanut determined that the city guard (or the army) was
not a promising career move. Blackfish had sailed, and
Kanut’s prospects in pirating (or sailing) had fallen
somewhat with his decision to move landside (though
perhaps not taken as much damage as his wounded pride
So Kanut in his new (and very heavy) landlubber armor,
with his kit and kaboodle, decided to pursue fame and
fortune in the adventuring business. Making his way
(somewhat groggily, somewhat bitterly) out of Waterdeep,
Kanut has encountered two young ladies both acting as
couriers, coincidentally couriering to Nightstone. Because
heaven would weep to see three such stunningly exotic
characters strewn down the course of the road, Kanut has
proposed that they spare the eyes of heaven, and travel
together on the road from Waterdeep to Nightstone.