Ebony Guard
Medium natural humanoid human , human
Level 12 Soldier XP 700

Initiative +8        Senses Perception +9
HP 120; Bloodied 60
AC 28; Fortitude 26, Reflex 22, Will 24
Speed 5

Greatsword (standard, at-will) Weapon

+19 vs AC; 1d10+5 damage. Effect: The target is marked until the end of the ebony guard’s next turn.

Executioner's Caress (standard, encounter) Weapon

The ebony guard shifts 1 square, then attacks; +19 vs AC; 2d10+5 damage, and the target is immobilized (save ends).

Invitation to Death (minor, recharges when the ebony guard reduces an enemy to 0 hit points) Necrotic

Ranged 5; +17 vs Will; 1d8+5 necrotic damage, and the guard pulls the target 5 squares.

Mouth of Madness (immediate reaction, when first bloodied, encounter) Fear

Close blast 3; targets enemies with line of sight to the ebony guard; +15 vs Will; the target is dazed (save ends)..

Death's Rebuke (free, when an enemy the ebony guard has marked makes an attack that does not include the ebony guard; at-will) Necrotic

The target and each enemy adjacent to the target take 5 necrotic damage.

Alignment Unaligned        Languages Common
Str 21 (+11)      Dex 11 (+6)      Wis 16 (+9)
Con 16 (+9)      Int 10 (+6)      Cha 11 (+6)

Equipment: greatsword , plate armor .

Description: A militant warrior dedicated to the Raven Queen, each ebony guard was chosen by a high priest, who looks for a cunning and ferocious follower among the current body of worshipers. An ebony guard cuts his or her own tongue out to make it impossible to share verbally what each has witnessed in secret rites to the Raven Queen.


Published in Dungeon Magazine 171, page(s) 86.