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nathkry
2006-09-11, 11:21 PM
(This is my first time entering in a contest, so feel free to point out any important mistakes.)

* Calm waves broke softly against the side of Courtia's Bounty as she danced across the sea. The two masted caravel had set sail for the town of Dragon's Port to collect some of the fabled Dragonheart opals that had given the town its name, reputation, and most of its trade. A week it had been since they set sail on the journey, and they had encountered little more touble than the warm, soft, rain.

* Avarel, up in the crow's nest shouted "Land ahoy!", for off in the distance was the cape, and around the other side, Dragon's Port. Scurrying about like ants gathering food, the sailors rushed about to loosen the sails, for their entrance to port. Suddenly, the ship groaned, shuddered, and began to spin in the water. sailors screamed as an icy mist filled accompanied by driving sleet appeared around the mainmast, and the slipped off the tilting deck.

* *Rising out of the water, the sahuagin Shiel-Kah chanted words of power, and a towering pillar of fire rose to engulf the fore castle, while frightened crewmen scrambled to avoid it. A dark shape raced across the water and then rammed into the hull, shaking the entire ship. Grinning with pleasure, trident-bearing Sahuagin dispatched floundering sailors, while some clambered up the hull. Chaos broke upon the deck as the sailors tried to comprehend the situation, but by then, it was too late. Grinning with delight, Shiel-Kah swam forth to join her kin the feast.

nathkry
2006-09-13, 11:28 PM
Shiel-Kah (four-armed sahuagin drd 7) is the captain of Sekolah's Wrath, an animated dragon turtle skeleton. Sailing with an elite crew of sahuagin, coupled with the fact that in can attack a ship from below, Sekolah's Wrath is a formidable ship indeed.

nathkry
2006-09-30, 11:50 PM
Shiel-Kah is a ferocious sahuagin from the city of Sekorum’s Folly to plunder the ships of the surface dwellers. Blessed by the council of high priests from their town, he was given Sekolah’ Coral Sanctuary, a potent minor artifact used to carry arround Sekolah’s Wrath’s elite crew. Tried and true, this handpicked and loyal crew has been well tested and survived the many perils it faced. Due to skilled crewmen, an animate ship, and the element of surprise, Sekolah’s Wrath is a highly successful pirate ship.

nathkry
2006-09-30, 11:51 PM
The Pirate

Shiel-Kah “Shine yer scales, lads, we’ve a ship to plunder!”
Male mutant Sahuagin (four armed) druid 7 monstrous humanoid 2
Med Monstrous Humanoid
Hit Dice: 9d8+18 (58 hp)
Initiative: +1
Speed: 30 ft., swim 60 ft.
Armor Class: 25(+1 dex, +5 natural, +3 armor, +4 shield, +2 deflection), touch 13, flatfooted 23
Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+10
Attack: +1 Human Bane, Returning, Spellstoring (Poison is currently stored) Shortspear +11 melee (1d6+5) or +1 Sling +8 ranged (1d4+5) or Claw +12 melee 1d6+5 or Bite +11 melee 1d4+3
Full Attack: +1 Human Bane, Returning, Spellstoring (Poison is currently stored) Shortspear +11/+6melee or + (1d6+5) and bite +9 melee (1d4+3) or 4 claws + 12 melee (1d6+5) and 1 claw +7 (1d6+5) melee and bite +9 melee (1d4+3) or +1 sling +98ranged (1d4+5)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Rake 1d6+3, blood frenzy
Special Qualities: blindsense 30 ft., darkvision 60ft., freshwater sensitivity, light blindness, speak with sharks, water dependent, animal companion, nature sense, wild empathy +10, woodland stride, trackless step, resist nature’s lure, wild shape 3/day
Saves: Fort +8, Ref +7, Will +13
Abilities: Str 16, Dex 13, Con 15, Int 11, Wis 19, Cha 13
Skills: Concentration +9, Handle Animal +9 (+13 if dealing with sharks), Knowledge (Nature) + 6, Listen + 8 (+12 if underwater), Spellcraft +2, Spot +6 (+10 if underwater), Survival +11, Swim +7 (+15 to avoid a hazard/perform a special action)
Feats: Multiattack, Improved Natural attack (claw), Weapon Focus (claw), Natural Spell, Combat Casting
Challenge Rating: 9
Possessions: +1 Human Bane, Returning, Spellstoring (Poison is currently stored) Shortspear, +1 Sling, +1 Wild Leather Armor, +2 Darkwood Shield, Staff of Fire (37 charges left), Ring of Counterspells (Fireball is currently stored), 5 potions of Cure Light Wounds, 3 potions of Cure Moderate Wounds, a Bag of Holding (type 1), a Cloak of Resistance +1, a wand of Cure Light Wounds (23 charges left), an Amulet of Mighty Fists +1, a Pearl of Power (1st level spell), and a wand of Cause Fear (34 charges left), 1,081 gold pieces, Sekolah’s Coral Sanctuary.
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Spells per Day (If Applicable): 6/5/4/3/2
Spells Prepared: 0-Detect Magic (twice), Flare (twice), Read Magic, Resistance. 1-Magic Fang, Produce Flame (twice), Goodberry, Speak with Animals. 2-Bull’s Strength, Flaming Sphere, Fog Cloud, Resist Energy. 3-Wind Wall, Sleet Storm, Call Lighting. 4-Flame Strike, Control Water

For special attacks and qualities see the players handbook (druid description) and the monster manual (sahuagin description)


Elturo
Shiel-Kah’s animal companion
Large animal (aquatic)
Hit Dice: 9d8 +18 (48 hp)
Initiative: +7
Speed: Swim 60 ft.
Armor Class: 18 (-1 size, +3 Dex, +6 natural), touch 12, flatfooted 15
Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+14
Attack: Bite +10 melee (1d8+6)
Full Attack: Bite +10/+5 melee (1d8+6)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: -
Special Qualities: Link. share spells, evasion, blindsense 30 ft., keen scent, tricks
Saves: Fort +11, Ref +9, Will +4
Abilities: Str 18, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 8
Skills: Listen +9, Spot +9, Swim +12
Feats: Alertness, Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative, Weapon Focus (bite)
Challenge Rating: 3
Possessions: none
Alignment: Neutral

Tricks: attack, attack all creatures, defend, down, and guard

For tricks, link, share spells, and evasion see the player’s handbook (animal companion sidebar and handle animal description)

nathkry
2006-09-30, 11:51 PM
Shiel-Kah’s Booty

Sekolah’s Coral Sanctuary: This Minor Artifact is a pink coral ring roughly one foot in diameter. When grasped and the command word is uttered, all Sahuagin in contact with it are transported to a small pocket dimension. Inside this dimension is a small salt water coral reef, approximately 100 feet across, with a large supply of tropical fish. Natural healing occurs at twice its normal rate, and 4 hours of sleep is needed, instead of the normal eight. Once inside, a second command word brings one out of it and back to the material plane.Strong conjuration (teleportaion and creation); CL 18th; weight 2 lb.

nathkry
2006-09-30, 11:52 PM
Shiel-Kah’s sidekick

Etheriken
Female Sahuagin Cleric 5, Monstrous Humanoid 2
Medium Monstrous Humanoid
Hit Dice: 7d8+21 (52 hp)
Initiative: +1
Speed: 30 ft., swim 60 ft.
Armor Class: 24 (+1 Dex, +5 natural, +6 armor, +2 shield), touch 11, flatfooted 23
Base Attack/Grapple: +5/+9
Attack: Trident of Fish command +11 melee (1d8+5), or +1 light crossbow +7 ranged (1d8+1), or claw +9 melee (1d4+4), or bite +9 melee (1d4+2)
Full Attack: Trident of Fish Command + 11 melee (1d8+5) and bite +6 melee (1d4+2), or +1 light crossbow +7 ranged (1d8+1), or 2 claws +9 melee (1d4+4 and bite +7 melee (1d4+2)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks: Rebuke undead 3 times a day, rake 1d4+2, blood frenzy
Special Qualities: Blindsense 30 ft., darkvision 60 ft., freshwater sensitivity, speak with sharks, light blindness, water dependent, evil domain, war domain
Saves: Fort +8, Ref +5, Will + 10
Abilities: Str 19, Dex 13, Con 16, Int 17, Wis 17, Cha 11
Skills: Concentration +13, Handle Animal +5 (+9 when dealing with sharks), Heal +9, Knowledge (Religion) +8, Listen +9 (+13 when underwater), Spellcraft +8, Spot +9 (+13 when underwater), Swim +10 (+18 to avoid a hazard/perform a special action)
Feats: Martial Weapon Proficiency (trident), Weapon Focus (trident), Blind-Fight, Combat Casting, Brew Potion, Multiattack
Challenge Rating: 7
Possessions: Trident of Fish Command, +1 light crossbow, +1 Mithril chainmail, +1 light steel shield, wand of Hold Person, wand of Cure Light Wounds, Prayer Bead of Blessing, Pearl of Power (3rd level spell), 3 potions of Spider Climb. silver holy symbol
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Spells per Day (If Applicable): 5, 4+1*, 3+1*, 2+1* *=domain spells
Spells Prepared/Known (If Applicable): 0-Guidance, Virtue, Resistance, Detect Magic, Light. 1-Divine Favor, Protection from Evil, Cause Fear, Magic Weapon. 2-Silence, Bull’s Strength, Spiritual Weapon. 3-Bestow Curse, Magic Circle against Good.

For rebuke undead, the war domain, and the evil domain see the Player’s Handbook (cleric description and chapter 11: spells)

For the rest of the special attacks and qualities see the monster manual (sahuagin description)

nathkry
2006-09-30, 11:52 PM
The Ship itself

Sekolah’s Wrath
Huge undead (aquatic)
Hit Dice: 12d12 (78 hp)
Initiative: +5
Speed: 20 ft., swim 30 ft.
Armor Class: 12 (-2 size, +1 Dex, +3 natural), touch 9, flatfooted 11
Base Attack/Grapple: +6/+14
Attack: Bite +12 mellee (4d6+8 )
Full Attack: Bite +12 melee (4d6+8 ) and 2 claws +7 melee (2d8+4)
Space/Reach: 15 ft./10 ft.
Special Attacks: none
Special Qualities: darkvision 60 ft., immunity to cold, fire, sleep, and paralysis, damage reduction 5/bludgeoning, undead traits
Saves: Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +8
Abilities: Str 27, Dex 12, Con -, Int -, Wis 10, Cha 1
Skills: none
Feats: Improved Initiative
Challenge Rating: 6
Possessions:
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Advancement: 13-24 HD (Huge); 25-36 HD (Gargantuan)
Level Adjustment:-



The Elite Crew of Sekolah’s Wrath’s

Captain-Shiel-Kah (four-armed mutant sahuagin drd 7)
Helmsman/Quartermaster-Etherikan (sahuagin clr of Sekolah 5)
First Mate-Velkasaagh (sahuagin wiz 5)
Second Mate-Mierkatang (malenti rog 5)
Cook/Healer-Biurnn (sahuagin clr of Sekolah 3)
Scouts- Arakyel and Kierstrag (sahuagin rgrs 3), Zehein (sahuagin rgr 2)
Head Warmage-Ciarnth (sahuagin evokar 3)
Warmages-Phiarenna and Thiurakka (sahuagin wiz 2)
Head Deckhand-Nyrtias (sahuagin ftr 4)
Deckhands-Duforaggan, Willygrehn, and Harthenk (sahuagin ftr 3), Esharrn and Futoran (sahuagin ftr 2)