Son of Alagondar

Leave fighting fair to those who have nothing to lose. This is our city, and we shall reclaim it any way we can.

You grew up on the mean streets of ruined Neverwinter, long after the Spellplague reduced the city to smoldering rubble. You learned the laws of this new world the hard way, and watched first-hand as the struggle to survive shattered families, stole livelihoods, and destroyed lives. As long as you can remember, you have suffered from the bizarre nightmares that are part of life in the broken city.
    As bad as it gets, nothing has chased you away from your home. You are a child of Neverwinter, and while the city still stands, you refuse to kneel.
    A few years ago, when Dagult Neverember, a lord of Waterdeep, arrived to stabilize and rebuild the city, you saw right through him. To you, he is not a savior but an invader—his army of “peacekeepers” an occupation force. You might have regarded them benignly at first, hoping your doubts would prove unfounded, but Neverember’s goons quickly dashed any illusions you had about their intentions. But most people in the city aren’t privy to your insight, or aren’t willing to listen. You found that all the rhetoric in the world won’t convince the people to rise up and resist the great “Protector,” so you turned to more direct means.
    You joined the rebel movement known as the Sons of Alagondar, named for the city’s legendary royal family. With the Sons, you found ways to channel your rage, and felt as though in some small ways you have successfully restrained the usurper of your homeland.
    The rebels have suffered setbacks recently, however. Their charismatic leader, Cymril, was slain less than a month ago, plunging the organization into chaos. Factions have emerged, each of them forging alliances with dark forces in the city. Some operatives of the Sons have made overtures to the brutish Dead Rats gang, while others curry favor with the malevolent Red Wizards in the city. Caught between your principles and the necessity of having potent allies, you aren’t sure who you can trust. What started as a noble and simple fight for freedom has become complicated.
    You have choices to make, and none of them are good. You dream of yet another solution: the return of a true heir of House Alagondar, who can unite the city against the usurper. But even if a true heir were to appear, would you welcome him with relief or suspicion?

    Son of Alagondar Starting Feature (1st level): While you flank an enemy, your allies gain a +1 power bonus to attack rolls against that enemy.
    In addition, you gain the low blow power.
    Son of Alagondar Level 5 Feature (5th level): You gain a +2 power bonus to Stealth checks and Thievery checks.
    Son of Alagondar Level 10 Feature (10th level): The first time you are bloodied during an encounter, you gain temporary hit points equal to 2 + one-half your level.

Son of Alagondar Attack Low Blow

At the opportune moment, you hit your foe where it counts.

Encounter        Martial
No Action      Special

Trigger: Your melee attack hits a creature granting combat advantage to you.

Effect: The creature is dazed until the end of your next turn.

Son of Alagondar Utility 2Size 'em Up

After hundreds of battles, you’ ve learned get a quick instinctive read on any enemy

Encounter        Martial
Minor Action      Personal

Prerequisite: You must have training in Insight.

Effect: Choose a creature within 10 squares of you. You learn which of that creature’s defenses is highest and which is lowest, as well as its current and maximum hit points.

Son of Alagondar Utility 6Hit and Withdraw

You rush in and strike, only to disappear before your enemy knows what hit it.

Encounter        Martial
No Action      Personal

Trigger: You hit with a melee attack.

Effect: After the attack is resolved, you shift up to half your speed as a free action. If you are adjacent to a creature after this move and not adjacent to the target of your attack, you gain partial concealment until the end of your next turn.

Son of Alagondar Utility 10Last Full Measure

Spurning caution, you throw yourself in front of the attack meant for your friend, who is inspired by your valor.

Daily        Martial
Immediate Interrupt      Personal

Trigger: An enemy hits your ally with a melee or a ranged attack while the ally is adjacent to you.

Effect: The attack hits you instead of your ally, and the ally gains temporary hit points equal to 2 + one-half your level.

Published in Dragon Magazine 402.