Barlok Goldforge

Dwarven Cleric of Belven


== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ==
Bary goldenforge, level 1
Dwarf, Cleric (Templar)
Cleric Option: Battle Cleric’s Lore
Restless Dead (Perception class skill)
Theme: Ordained Priest

STR 11, CON 16, DEX 14, INT 10, WIS 18, CHA 10

STR 11, CON 14, DEX 14, INT 10, WIS 16, CHA 10

AC: 19 Fort: 13 Ref: 12 Will: 16
HP: 28 Surges: 10 Surge Value: 7

Heal +9, Insight +9, Perception +9, Religion +5

Acrobatics +2, Arcana +0, Athletics +0, Bluff +0, Diplomacy +0, Dungeoneering +6, Endurance +5, History +0, Intimidate +0, Nature +4, Stealth +2, Streetwise +0, Thievery +2

Basic Attack: Melee Basic Attack
Basic Attack: Ranged Basic Attack
Ordained Priest Attack: Smiting Symbol
Dwarf Racial Power: Dwarven Resilience
Cleric Utility: Favor of the Gods
Cleric Feature: Healer’s Mercy
Cleric Utility: Healing Word
Cleric Attack 1: Fell Strike
Cleric Attack 1: Blessing of Battle
Cleric Attack 1: Earthen Hail
Cleric Attack 1: Moment of Glory

Level 1: Ritual Caster
Level 1: Dwarven Weapon Training

Ritual Book
Holy Symbol x1
Mordenkrad x1
Scale Armor x1
Adventurer’s Kit
Comrades’ Succor
== End ==


Barlok appears to be nothing more than a typical (if well armed) drunk. Under this guise he drunkenly performs the various rights and ritual typical to the God Belven which mostly consists of further drinking and debauchery. But Barlok was not always this way, Barlok was once dwarven priest of Oloorin and had a wife, a daughter, and a whole clan to preach at.

Barlok was Born and raised in the modest mountain town of Vadrel. Being the younger of two sons Barlok was given to the temple of Oloorin early in his childhood. Barlok was well suited to the training in the temple of the forge god and not long after finished his training he took over for the aging current priest. For the next 50 years Barlok preached and defended his town, got married to his childhood sweetheart and fellow cleric, Khali Goldenforge and soon had a daughter, Moira Goldenforge.

All was well until a chilly Autumn afternoon when the dread necromancer Ezra Grimmllon decided to set herself up in the region. The attacks started small as the only corpse Ezra had access to were just the local wildlife. The town wasn’t too concerned at first as she was only a threat to anyone caught unawares alone in the wilderness. Ezra was enraged to discover how the town had discounted her as a real threat and proceeded to concoct a terrible disease that she then released upon the town. The effect this had was staggering, within a few weeks the dead outnumbered the living and Ezra now had a small army of corpses at her disposal. At this point the village realized the source of the horrible affliction that had stricken the town was the work of Ezra, a band of the strongest warriors in town was formed to put an end it her, Barlok volunteered to join this group. This group fails, Ezra and her undead minions kills the band sent to kill her accept for Barlok who she recognizes as a cleric and decides to torture him by releasing him back to the village where he can do nothing but watch helpless as her plague exterminates the town. She has her minions blockade the town forcing everyone who tried to flee back to the small village. Barlok was part of one such group, he took his wife and daughter and tried to flee, they are captured and Ezra amused kills Moira in front of Barlok and then raises her body as a wraith and sets it to follow Barlok around and continually remind him of his failure. Soon after his wife in her grief succumbs to the disease as well.

At this point Barlok tries to beseech his patron god to intervene and give him the power save his village. Oloorin does not respond but Belven does, Belven tells Barlok that he will tell him how to escape but in exchange he must swear to serve him for the rest of his days (a colossal prank to play on Oloorin, to take one of his faithful and subvert them to his ways), distraught Barlok accepts. As the disease progressed further Ezra grew complacent and just started leaving spare corpses in piles around the town until she could be bothered to make more minions out of them. Belven tells Barlok to get some rope and make a raft out of one of the piles bodies and float down a local stream to safety. This plan works and Barlok escapes, days later when Barlok leaves the river and his macabre raft he is approached by an avatar of Oloorin who tells him to repent his deal with Belven and head to the a neighboring town and continue he priestly duties there. Barlok responds to Oloorin in anger, accusing him of doing nothing while his people, his family died all around him. Barlok tells Oloorin to piss off and leave him alone, that he is no real deity or he would have protected his followers. Thus Barlok began his wanderings serving the god of wine. To forget the horrors in his past he soon turns to drink and embracing any and all celebrations in life, meanwhile being literally haunted by his dead daughters specter.

Barlok Goldforge

The Foundry Knights JoshJClark