Elathan, a Knight Gone Slightly Wrong

Elathan and Elowyn, twin brother and sister are my kids’ PCs (also twin boy and girl – I thought that I’d give them something half-way familiar for their first RPG experience). Their mother died at childbirth (PCs, not kids!) and they grew up under the watchful eyes of their father, who’s captain of the guard in Karickbridge, starting point of the campaign.

I wrote in the initial description for Elathan that he was a serious, sincere lad, looked up to by those around him and one of those people who tend to inspire confidence and whom your natural instinct is to believe and trust. The reality looks a little different; it would be hard to find a more mercenary wannabe knight, and as for chivalry and looking after the weak and his companions…

One bonus that I gave the twins on generation was that when fighting side by side they didn’t have to split their defence between multiple opponents, with the rationale that they grew up fighting on the practice grounds together. In SW terms this translates as being impervious to the gang-up bonus if they’re fighting together (Wall of Steel).

For all the character conversions I’m using ValhallaGH and Planecreek’s suggestions from the PEGINC forum.

DW Stats (Rank:5) SW Equivalent
Str: 14
Ref: 15
Int: 11
Psy: 11
Looks: 11
Str: d6
Agility: d8
Smarts: d6
Spirit: d6
Vigor: d6
Attack: 18
Defence: 13
Evasion: 6
Stealth: 14
Perception: 6
Mag. Def.: 7
Fighting: d8
Parry: 6
see Agility
Stealth: d6
Notice: d6
see Spirit
Skills & Abilities
Armour Expert
Ride Horse
Tracking d6
Armour Expert*
Riding d6
Swim d6

*See SW Armour mod

Further Skills:

Persuasion d6, Shooting d6.

Hindrances and Edges:

Alongside the chivalry Vow, Elathan has the Greedy hindrance. Edges: Block, Wall of Steel (with Elowyn).


As well as possessing a Valandar sword, Elathan has a headpiece that enables him to use Trueseeing.


Using Asmor’s SW character generator, this build uses 6 attribute points, 16 Skill points and 3½  Edges. Once again around Seasoned.

Next: Last of the group – Elowyn.

About Mike Page

I’m a Christian, a father, a husband, a biochemist (PhD), a photographer, a gardener, a lover of good rock music, food wine and beer, an ex-pat, a lousy pianist and a patent examiner.
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