Braenna Blackhammer


Braenna: Female Dwarf(Hill) Ftr7; Battlesmith;2
Medium Humanoid (dwarf);

HP 108

Init +4; Spd 20 ft/x3;

AC 26(+10 armor, +4 shield, +2 deflect, -6 armor check penalty), touch 12, flat-footed 26

Base Atk/Off hand attack 9/4;
Grapple 13
Full Atk One-handed +15/
10(1d8+6;20/x3 Masterwork warhammer)
Full Atk one-handed 13/8 (1d10+4;20/x3, Dwarven Waraxe)
Full Atk two handed 13/8 (1d10+5; 19-20/x2 Silver heavy flail)
Full atk two handed 14/9 (1d8+7;20/x3, spear of returning)
Thrown 10/5 (1d6+5;20/x3, spear of returning)
Full Atk one handed 13/8 (1d4+4;20/x2, Light Hammer)
Thrown 8/3 (1d4+4;20/x2, Light Hammer)

Fort +14, Ref +2, Will +6;

Str 18(4), Dex 11(0), Con 20(6), Int 14(2), Wis 14(2), Cha 15(2);

Skills: Climb 1, Craft (Armorsmithing) +14, Craft (Weaponsmithing) +14, Intimidate +12, Knowledge (Dungeoneering) +4, Search +3, Swim -7, Use Rope +1, Survival +3.

Feats: Combat Expertise (PH 92), Endurance (PH 93), Improved Initiative (PH 96), Power Attack (PH 98), Cleave (PH 92), Great Cleave (PH 94), Weapon Focus (PH 102) (Warhammer)., Improved Will (PH 90).


I was found on the steps of the Lantern Street Orphanage. Since there were only a few Dwarfs in the City of Cauldrin the officals at the Orphanage felt they would easily locate my parents quickly. However, after searching for days it became apparent that no one or even a Dwarven clan was going to claim me. So I grew up in the Orphanage. Being one of the few Dwarfs in the Orphanage I was picked on constantly by the mostly human population. Because of this I learned to defend myself quickly. I also learned that it was better to intimidate others first and avoid having to fight altogether if possible.

The only difference between the other inhabitants of the orphanage and myself is that I age much more slowly. Thus I found myself living in the orphanage for a longer period of time then the humans. This was ok with me but as I grew older the people running the orphanage decided I needed to learn a skill to help pay for my food and board. Given that I was a Dwarf they decided to have me apprentice with the local smithy. So one day I found myself living at the Smither and learning to make armor and weapons in the Gurnezar's smithy. Gurnezar was a master at creating armor and weapons.  I learned a lot from him as I worked. And it turned out I truly enjoyed working in the smithy. As as I learned the skill I also noticed that the strength in my arms and legs were increasing.  I have been working for Gurnezar for ten years. This is a long time for a person to apprentice. However during that time I have come to know Gurnezar.  He is a quiet man who allows his work to speak for itself. I have learned much from him and have started to work towards making my masterwork that will let me move to become a journeyman smithy. In addition to me there are five other apprentices working here. I tend to just ignore them and focus on the work Gurnezar gives to me to complete. 

Another reason I enjoy working at Gurnezar is meeting all of the adventurers as they pass through Cauldron. It was during one these meetings that I met my fighting mentor, Thar Magellas. It was because of Thar that I learned to speak Dwarvish and learned the skills I need to fight with a Dwarvish weapon.

I also had the opportunity to meet a kid name Gerran. He was a friend of one of Gurnezar's sons.  He and the son would get into trouble for breaking into my employer's safe but I will say Gerran was adapt at getting into trouble as well as for getting out of it.

Recently I learned that the leader of the Stoneshield clan was interested in seeing my masterwork item once it is completed. Unfortunately it will take 1000g. And I must find and smelt the ore myself along with including a personal item. Once this item is done I will need to either work on my own or get a patron.  I believe Stoneshield wants to be my patron.

Recently I became the Mistress of the Malachite Hold. I tried to bring in more Dwarves but they proved to be dis-honorable. Now I will have to find a way to fill the Hold with Dwarves in another way. In the meantime there are a few of us to work at the forge and to try and bring the Hold back to it’s glory. There is a new threat to my claim on the hold. Splintershield has has us return his son, I will not allow this threat succeed. I claimed the hold, created a clan. This is now my home and I will not leave without a fight!

Braenna Blackhammer

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