Casting Call – Live from the Sword Coast: Beradin Toraktaalomar 5th Level Cleric- 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons

Beradin Toraktaalomar
Beradin

Male Dwarf Folk-Hero Cleric 5  XP: 9,120
Faction: Order of the Gauntlet Renown: 4
Neutral Good
Representing Dave

Strength 14 (+2)
Dexterity 9 (-1)
Constitution 14 (+2)
Intelligence 10 (+0)
Wisdom 18 (+4)
Charisma 13 (+1)
Size: Medium
Height: 4′ 2″
Weight: 175 lb
Skin: Brown
Eyes: Dark Brown
Hair: Black; Thick Beard / Hirsute

Maximum Hit Points: 43 [includes hill dwarf bonus]
Hit Dice: 5d8
Speed: 25 feet
Armor Class: 18 = 10 + 6 [chain mail] + 2 [steel shield] (Resist Poison)

Proficiency bonus: +3
Initiative modifier: -1 = -1 [dexterity]
Attack (handheld / thrown): + 5 = + 3 [proficiency] + 2 [strength]
Attack (missile / finesse): + 2 = + 3 [proficiency] -1 [dexterity]
Strength save: + 2 = + 2 [strength]
Dexterity save: -1 = 2 [strength]
Constitution save: + 2 = + 2 [constitution]
Intelligence save: + 0
Wisdom save: + 7 = + 3 [proficiency] + 4 [wisdom]
Charisma save: + 4 = + 3 [proficiency] + 1 [charisma]
Insight (passive): 14 (19 with advantage)
Perception (passive): 14 (19 with advantage)

Carry: 210 lb maximum

Languages: Common Dwarvish
Proficiencies: Brewer’s Tools, Healer’s Kit, Herbalism Kit, Land Vehicles, Simple Weapons, Light Armor, Medium Armor, Heavy Armor

Sacred Flame [DC 15 Dex save or 2d8 radiant damage, (range 60ft)]
Unarmed strike [+5 to hit; 3 bludgeoning]
Crossbow, light [+2 to hit; 1d8-1 piercing, 6 lb, ammunition (range 80/320), loading, two-handed]
Warhammer [+5 to hit; 1d8+2 bludgeoning, 4 lb, versatile (1d10 bludgeoning)]

Chain mail [heavy; + 6 AC; max dex + 0; stealth disadvantage; 55 lb.] Steel Shield [+2 AC; 6 lb.]

Skill Name Key Ability Skill Modifier Ability Modifier Trained? Misc. Modifier
Acrobatics Dex -1 = -1
Animal Handling Wis 4 = +4
Arcana Int 0 = +0
Athletics Str 2 = +2
Deception Cha 1 = +1
History Int 0 = +0
Insight Wis 4 = +4
Intimidation Cha 1 = +1
Investigation Int 0 = +0
Medicine Wis 7 = +4 + 3
Nature Int 0 = +0
Perception Wis 4 = +4
Performance Cha 1 = +1
Persuasion Cha 4 = +1 + 3
Religion Int 3 = +0 + 3
Sleight of Hand Dex -1 = -1
Stealth Dex -1 = -1
Survival Wis 7 = +4 + 3

Cleric spells:

First-level castings: 4/day
Second-level castings: 3/day
Third-level castings: 2/day

At cleric level 4, you know 4 cleric cantrips. Beradin knows the Guidance, Mending, Sacred Flame, and Thaumaturgy cantrips.

Beradin’s level and wisdom allow him to prepare 9 Cleric spells daily, in addition to his domain spells.

Gold Dwarf

  • Can move 25 feet even if in heavy armor
  • Darkvision (see 60 feet black-and-white in pitch-dark)
  • Dwarven resilience: Advantage on saving throws against poison, and resistance against poison damage
  • Stonecunning (always proficient with double the proficiency bonus on history checks related to stonework; cannot become lost underground)

Folk Hero

  • You can find a welcome and protection from ordinary people as long as you are decent.

Cleric

  • Ritual caster.
  • The DC to resist your spells is 15 (8 + proficiency bonus + your wisdom modifier).
  • Level 2: Channel Divinity (1 use between short rests)
  • Channel Divinity — Turn Undead (1 action, each undead within 30ft makes Wis save DC 14. If failed, creature is turned and must move away and cannot take reactions, taking only the dash action.)

Life Cleric (domain)

  • When using a spell to restore hit points, recipient regains 2 + the spell level hit points.
  • Level 2: Channel Divinity — Preserve Life. Distribute 25 (5 x your level) hit points to creatures within 25 feet who are at half hit points or below.
  • Level 5: Destroy Undead — if an undead of challenge rating 1/2 or lower fails its save on being turned, it is destroyed

First Ability Score Improvement: +2 wisdom

Beradin Toraktaalomar’s Equipment:

Money: 420 gold pieces.

Wyrm’s Breath Bitter: This pungent and bitter beer forces the imbiber to make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for 1 minute (Dwarf characters have advantage on this saving throw, thanks to their Dwarven Resilience trait). For 1 minute after consuming this ale, the imbiber can use a bonus action to unleash a thunderous and noxious belch, which causes all creatures in a 10ft cone to make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned and deafened. Those targets affected by the belch can make a new saving throw at the end of their turn to end the poisoned and deafened conditions. After three belches, the poisoned effect on the imbiber immediately ends and he can no longer belch (at least not to cause poisoning and deafness).

Kobold Glue Pot: Each creature within 10ft of bomb’s target must succeed on a DC 11 Dexterity saving throw or be restrained. The target or another creature within reach of it can use an action to make a DC 11 Strength check; if the check succeeds, the effect on the target ends.

Crossbow bolts (quiver of 20), Backpack, Mess kit, Rations (1 day) x10, Rope (50′, hempen), Tinderbox, Waterskins, Healer kit (proficient), Holy symbol (silver), and Spell component pouch.

Beradin Toraktaalomar’s Personality Traits: If someone is in trouble, I’m always ready to lend a hand.
Beradin Toraktaalomar’s Ideal: Sincerity: There’s no good in pretending to be somethign I’m not.
Beradin Toraktaalomar’s Bond: I protect those who can’t protect themselves.
Beradin Toraktaalomar’s Flaw: I put too much trust in my church’s hierarchy.

Order of the Gauntlet Contacts:
Onthar Frume: Human Paladin of Helm and Grandmaster of the Order, based out of Elturel, but roams the Sword Coast region – Contact Bond Level 2

Sir Bennett: Human Knight Captain of the Order, runs the fledgling Chapter House in Baldur’s Gate – Contact Bond Level 1

ANIMATED ARMOR – Order of the Gauntlet Follower
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Medium construct, unaligned
Armor Class 18 (natural armor)
Hit Points 33
Speed 25 ft.
STR 14 (+2) DEX 11 (+0) CON 13 (+1) INT 1 (-5) WIS 3 (-4) CHA 1 (-5)
Damage Immunities: poison, psychic
Condition Immunities: blinded, charmed, deafened, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses blindsight 60ft. (blind beyond this radius), passive Perception 6
Languages:
Antimagic Susceptibility. The armor is incapacitated while in the area of an antimagic field. If targeted by a dispel magic, the armor must succeed on a Constitution saving throw against the caster’s spell save DC or fall unconscious for 1 minute.
False Appearance. While the armor remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a normal suit of armor.
ACTIONS
Multiattack.
The armor makes two slam attacks.
Slam. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1d6+2 bludgeoning damage.

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Casting Call – Live from the Sword Coast: Beradin Toraktaalomar 5th Level Cleric- 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons

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DWARVEN MAGIC ALES IN 5E D&D

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The following enchanted beverages are adaptations of material found in the Pathfinder Player’s Companion: Alchemy Manual for use in the 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons game.

To create any of the following, a character must have proficiency with Brewer’s supplies and must have a formula for the specific magic ale (similar to Crafting a Magic Item, as described at page 128 of the Dungeon Master’s Guide).  For my home campaigns, I am ruling that all Dwarf characters who select Brewer’s supplies as their racial Tool Proficiency (see page 20 of the Player’s Handbook for the Tool Proficiency) have learned the formulae for all of the following enchanted ales.

Each of the following is presented as a 5E D&D magic item, though I have also added the cost of raw materials consumed when creating the ale and the time required to create it, as part of a character’s Downtime activity (see more about Downtime at page 187 of the Player’s Handbook and page 128 of the Dungeon Master’s Guide).

Boulderhead Bock
Potion, Common
Material Cost: 50 gp
Time: 2 days of Downtime Crafting

This malty ale grants the imbiber 2d4+2 temporary hit points that last until they are lost to damage or until he completes a long rest.

Icecap Ale
Potion, Uncommon
Material Cost: 250 gp
Time: 10 days of Downtime Crafting

This potent brew grants the imbiber advantage on Strength checks, Strength saving throws, and saving throws against fear. Further, the imbiber gains a +3 to damage rolls on melee attacks that use Strength. These benefits last for one hour, after which the imbiber suffers one level of exhaustion (see appendix A of the Player’s Handbook for rules on exhaustion).

Longbeard Lambic
Potion, Common
Material Cost: 50 gp
Time: 2 days of Downtime Crafting

This yeasty drink allows the imbiber to ignore any stunned condition and the effects of exhaustion for 1 minute, after which the imbiber suffers one level of exhaustion.

Wyrm’s Breath Bitter
Potion, Common
Material Cost: 50 gp
Time: 2 days of Downtime Crafting

This pungent and bitter beer forces the imbiber to make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for 1 minute (Dwarf characters have advantage on this saving throw, thanks to their Dwarven Resilience trait). For 1 minute after consuming this ale, the imbiber can use a bonus action to unleash a thunderous and noxious belch, which causes all creatures in a 10ft cone to make a DC 13 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned and deafened. Those targets affected by the belch can make a new saving throw at the end of their turn to end the poisoned and deafened conditions. After three belches, the poisoned effect on the imbiber immediately ends and he can no longer belch (at least not to cause poisoning and deafness).

DUNGEON MUSER’S NOTES

For each of the magic ales, I tried to use an existing 5E D&D potion as a starting point for my conversions.

The Boulderhead Bock is a healing potion that grants temporary hit points instead of healing lost hit points.

The Icecap Ale grants most of the abilities that a Barbarian using his or her rage gains, though I dropped the Barbarian’s resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing attacks, as I felt that would have made for an effect more appropriate for a rare or very rare potion (for instance, a Potion of Invulnerability is a rare item), and I wanted all the magic ales to be uncommon or common items. I think the consequence that comes with using this potent magic ale balances the significant combat bonuses it grants (and I get to use one of my favorite new subsets of the 5E D&D rules; the exhaustion rules).

I could not find a comparable potion for the Longbeard Lambic, but I feel that the trade-off it provides should be balanced. I will be interested to see if/how my players use this magic ale, in play.

Finally, the Wyrm’s Breath Bitter is based on the Potion of Fire Breath, but I figured that, since the effects were less powerful than the Fire Breath effect, it would be more appropriate to make it a Common item.

RESOURCEFUL RESKINNING

For DMs who want to use this material, but don’t like the idea of their characters lugging around kegs of magic beer (or for those whose campaigns lack a stunty, bearded presence), these ales could be reskinned to be run-of-the-mill potions, enchanted elven fruits/wines, or nanite injections.

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These magic ales should give your resident Brewmaster PC a few options for what to do with their Downtime or for a more flavorful option (see what I did there?) for DMs who are looking for unique items to hand out to their PCs.

Until next time, I remain;

THE DUNGEON MUSER

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