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Belkzen Warchief

Belkzen Warchief CR 10

Source Inner Sea NPC Codex pg. 11
XP 9,600
Orc barbarian 11
CE Medium humanoid (orc)
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +13


AC 17, touch 10, flat-footed 15 (+6 armor, +2 Dex, +1 natural, –2 rage)
hp 132 (11d12+55)
Fort +12, Ref +5, Will +7; +4 vs. magic
Defensive Abilities ferocity, improved uncanny dodge, trap sense +3; DR 3/—
Weaknesses light sensitivity


Speed 30 ft.
Melee +2 greataxe +22/+17/+12 (1d12+14/×3) or mwk handaxe +20/+15/+10 (1d6+8/×3)
Ranged javelin +13/+8/+3 (1d6+8)
Special Attacks greater rage (26 rounds/day), rage powers (guarded stance [+2 dodge vs. melee], increased damage reduction +1, intimidating glare, superstition +4, terrifying howl [DC 23])


Base Statistics When not raging, the barbarian’s statistics are AC 19, touch 12, flat-footed 17; hp 99; Fort +9, Will +4; Melee +2 greataxe +19/+14/+9 (1d12+9/×3) or mwk handaxe +17/+12/+7 (1d6+5/×3); Str 20, Con 14; CMB +16, CMD 28; Skills Climb +17, Intimidate +17.


Str 26, Dex 14, Con 20, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 6
Base Atk +11; CMB +19 (+21 bull rush); CMD 29 (31 vs. bull rush)
Feats Dazzling Display, Improved Bull Rush, Intimidating Prowess, Iron Will, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (greataxe)
Skills Climb +20, Handle Animal +12, Intimidate +20, Perception +13, Ride +14
Languages Common, Orc
SQ fast movement, weapon familiarity
Combat Gear potions of cure serious wounds (2); Other Gear +2 hide armor, +2 greataxe, javelin, mwk handaxe, amulet of natural armor +1, 56 gp

To the orcs of the Hold of Belkzen, chaos reigns supreme. Were it not for a select few orcs who possess the strength and personal magnetism to bend others to their will, the loosely organized tribes of warmongering humanoids would tear one another to pieces in ceaseless conf licts toward ends known only to the gods of war and carnage. As it stands, the inf luential warchiefs of Belkzen’s countless orc hordes drive their followers toward similar ends, providing just enough order to distinguish one tribe from the next, and to grant some semblance of strategy and battlefield tactics to the massive skirmishes that rage across the nation.

Sometimes an orc inherits a position as warchief from a parent who held the title until he was killed on the battlefield, but in most cases, an orc holds the title only as long as he can defend it from his lieutenants and enemies. Even an orc who inherits the title often sees his right to the position challenged nearly immediately, and many can’t hold it for longer than a single day. Though the future is uncertain for any orc amid the chaos and bloodshed of battle, it’s even more treacherous for those who bear their tribes’ banners and are marked with the ceremonial symbols of a warchief, for they must ever watch for challengers to their authority—both outside enemies and ambitious members of their own tribe.