A character in the Shadows Over Bogenhafen PBP WHFRP game. Thanks to DaveTheTroll for his excellent work on WFRP wikis, from which I have gratefully borrowed.
Axel was born in Wissenburg and it shows. He is as dour and gloomy as the next Wissenlander, and speaks in the same soft and depressing monotone that they are infamous for. Nevertheless, underneath his quiet and practical exterior, he has the soul of an adventurer. From an early age, he loved hearing the tales and ballads of Solland's ancient glories, even though he knew the gloomy end. He longed to emulate those heroes of old, though of course he soon learned better than to mention such foolish dreams to anyone.
Carefully hoarding away gold he could spare, he prepared himself for the day he would set out and make a name for himself, and when eventually he felt ready, he bid his family farewell and set out for Altdorf to seek adventure. He was of course, sorely disappointed. In Altdorf, he found only unemployment, where his carefully honed skills as a budding adventurer were of little utility. His funds dwindling to nothing, he had little choice but to try and earn what he could in the fighting pits.
Against the odds, he has survived and become a well-known face, though he has never had the charisma or knack for showmanship needed to make a real name for himself. As the years went by, he moved from Altdorf to nearby Carroburg, where the fighting pits scene was bigger, but has still not found popularity or great success. Depressed, disillusioned and acutely aware of the years slipping by, he has snatched at the opportunity posed by the crown prince's advert, representing as it does a last chance at pursuing his dreams.
Current Pit Fighter
Weight 155 lb
Hair Long yellow
Marks Small bald patch
Sign The Big Cross
Birthplace Wissenburg, Wissenland
Disarm, Specialist Weapon Groups (Flail, Parrying, Two-Handed), Strike Mighty Blow, Strike To Injure, Sturdy, Very Resilient, Very Strong
Common Knowledge (The Empire), Dodge Blow, Gossip, Intimidate, Speak Language (Reikspiel)
Great Axe, Knuckle-Duster, Medium Armour (Mail Shirt and Leather Jack), Shield, Shirt, Breeches, Worn Boots, Tattered Cloak, Dagger (tucked in belt), Sling Bag, Blanket, Wooden Tankard, Wooden Cutlery, Hand Weapon (Sword), Crossbow, Quiver with 30 bolts, Clothing (Best Quality), purse containing 7 gold crowns, 20 shillings, 8 pence.