A Dangerous Foe: The Red Marquis

Wherein your humble scribe presents a Barbarians of Lemuria villain he put together on a whim, for use in his own (highly-derivative) Kaalmuria setting.

Arnaut Xavier is a minor noble from the region surrounding Liria. In his daily life he is an unassuming, if devilishly handsome, dilettante. Behind the scenes, though, in his guise as The Red Marquis, he is the power behind one of the most prominent thieves guilds in all of Kaalmuria. A criminal mastermind, an a daring rogue in his own right, The Red Marquis commands a large range of henchmen and a number of loyal lieutenants.

Though he is a ruthless opponent who is not above certain dubious strategies, The Red Marquis adheres to a complicated code of honor that, if deciphered, could be used to manipulate him into helping, rather than opposing, a band of heroes.

Essences
Lifeblood 11
Villain Points 5

Attributes
Strength 1
Agility 2
Mind 2
Appeal 1

Combat
Brawl 0
Melee 3
Ranged 0
Defense 3

Careers
Noble 2
Assassin 1
Rogue 2
Alchemist 1

Boons
Escape Artist
Poison Immunity

Flaws
City Dweller

Languages
Lirian
Gutterspeak

Equipment
Rapier, d6
Dagger (Lirian Kris), d6-2
Very light armor, d3-1

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0 thoughts on “A Dangerous Foe: The Red Marquis

  1. bat

    Superb. The complicated code of ethics that can be used to manipulate him is a great touch.

    1. the venomous pao

      Thanks as always, good sir bat. I’m glad you appreciate the code thing. I wanted this guy to be a definite bad guy, but not one who could only be dealt with by killing him.