Friday, March 16, 2018


This is an entry on the Blood-Stained Roads Table. You can see the main table HERE.

In this adventure hook the party encounters an eccentric hero on the road named Spear-Hooking God who stands with one foot on a boulder and two short spears with jagged hook tips slung across his shoulders. He turns his head dramatically to the party as they approach and says “You can give me 1,000 spades each or take your chances crawling like the last man to the physician up the road”. As he mentioned the last man he points to an obvious blood trail leading in the direction of Physician Mao Li. This is a trick. He is working with Physician Mao Li (the physician who lives up the road). If they refuse to pay, Spear-Hooking God tries to wound as many of them as he can with his jagged hook tips knowing that Physician Mao Li will charge 2,000 spades to remove each one. The two men split their profits at the end of the day. 

Though he calls himself Spear-Hooking God, everyone else knows him as Hairless Lord. He has no body hair and is bald, due to an incident when he was a child. Now he adorns himself in elaborate make-up to create the impression of thick eyebrows and a beard. His eyes are yellow like gold. Spear-Hooking God came to Physician Mao Li to help heal his condition. The cure was unsuccessful and turned his eyes from brown to gold. Now the two work together.

He fights with two spears. 

Defenses: Hardiness 6, Evade 6, Parry 6, Stealth 7, Wits 7, Resolve 7
Key Skills: Grapple: 1d10, Arm Strike: 1d10, Throw: 1d10, Kick: 1d10, Light Melee: 1d10, Medium Melee: 2d10 or 1d10 (Ox Tail Dao), Heavy Melee: 2d10, Speed: 1d10, Muscle: 2d10, Endurance: 2d10, Medicine: 1d10, Meditation: 3d10, Detect: 3d10, Deception: 3d10, Persuade: 2d10, Languages (Li Fai): 2d10, Languages (Daoyun): 3d10, Languages (Hai’anese): 3d10, Read Script (Feishu): 3d10, Knowledge (Era of the Demon Emperor): 1d10, Knowledge (Era of the Righteous Emperor): 3d10, Institutions (Sects): 3d10, Creatures (Demons): 2d10
Qi: 3
Max Wounds: 7
Weapons: Qiang x2 (4d10 or 2d10 Damage) or Ox Tail Dao (4d10 Damage, -1d10 Accuracy)--Note these are fitted with special tips that remain imbedded in target's on a successful attack and cause 3 wounds unless removed by someone who makes a TN 8 Medicine roll. He has 29 spear tips. 
Key Kung Fu Techniques (Waijia 1, Qinggong 1, Neigong 1, Dianxue 1):  Blast of the Dragon, Blasting Blade, Drift of the Butterfly Fish, Fierce Strike, Inverted Three-Point Strike, Lashing Dragon, Spear Swipe, Spear Hooking Strike, Spinning Back Kick (Counter)
Spear Hooking Strike: You skewer your foe and hold them in place as you make an attack with your second spear. Make a Heavy Melee roll against a single target in reach of your spear. On Success you do Normal Damage plus you can make an additional attack. Cathartic: When done cathartically both attacks do 2 Extra Wounds. 

Physician Mao Li is working with Spear-Hooking God. He is a skilled con-artist and will happily remove spear tips from Spear Hooking God's attacks for 2,000 spades. 

Defenses: Hardiness 5, Evade 3, Parry 3, Stealth 7, Wits 9, Resolve 7
Key Skills: Grapple: 0d10, Throw: 0d10, Arm Strike: 0d10, Leg Strike: 0d10, Light Melee: 0d10, Medium Melee: 0d10, Heavy Melee: 0d10, Small Ranged: 0d10, Speed: 3d10, Muscle: 2d10, Athletics 2d10, Detect: 3d10, Deception: 2d10, Persuade: 2d10, Empathy: 1d10, Medicine: 3d10, Talent (Poison): 3d10, Trade (Alchemy): 3d10, Survival (Wilderness): 3d10, Survival (City): 3d10, Read Script (Feishu): 3d10, Language (Daoyun): 3d10

Max Wounds: 1

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