For those familiar with the Nibelungenlied, I am essentially making Bruenhilde-style situation for an E6 campaign, and I need a Bruenhilde. For those not familiar with the Nibelungnlied, the players will likely try to win the hand of a princess in marriage who puts her potential suitors through some trials.
The specific trials are:
- Javelin throw (both distance and accuracy matter here)
- Footrace (There will be climbing/jumping/tumbling barriers here.)
The suitor's penalty for losing either contest is deadly, deadly no-returns death. If Bruenhilde loses, she agrees to consent to marriage. (Bruenhilde does not joke around with the dating game! She also knows what she wants.)
So I'm trying to build a 3rd level character who can give a level 5 warblade a run for his money in these contests- maybe even put him at a disadvantage so the rest of the party absolutely must help. The players start play with one of the following ability arrays:
[16, 14, 14, 13, 13, 7]
[16, 14, 14, 13, 10, 10]
Therefore I have some criteria for making Bruenhilde:
- Bruenhilde should rely on as little arcane/divine magic as possible. (It's a somewhat low-magic setting... just slapping on magic items seems cheap and unacceptable.)
- She must stand a reasonable-to-significant chance of winning against a level 5 warblade in these trials. (So range-boosting for javelins, high attack bonus, traversal skills, base speed)
- Splatbook material are accepted.
- She must have 3 levels in any non-homebrew class, ideally of tier 3.
- She must be a either human or half-elf
- Higher than "normal" charisma (>11) is a plus.
- Using one of the ability arrays the players used is a plus.
I feel like an easy choice here for Bruenhilde is the barbarian, but I suspect there are better choices.