Saturday, October 19, 2013

Stalker the Soulless for AS and SH

I continue to dig into the box of awesomeness that is Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea.  One way I like to try out a system is to see if I can convert characters, monsters and such from my library of comics and books.  So today I tried my hand at working up an old DC comics Sword & Sorcery Anti-Hero.
Stalker the Soulless
Real Name: Elpis
Class: Warlock
Race: Commoner
Alignment: Neutral (Evil)
Level: 6
Hit Points: 38
AC: 1
Str: 17  +2, +3
Dex: 18 +3, +2
Con: 15
Int: 12
Wis: 8
Cha: 7 (his soulless nature and red eyes, are deeply disturbing)
Spells commonly memorized: Burning Hands, Mirror Image, Protection from Normal Missles
Weapon Mastery: Longsword, Bastard Sword
Weapons & Gear
+2 Bastard Sword
+1 Dagger
+2 Chainmail (Atlantean Mesh)
Ampoule of Healing
Protection Scroll: Otherworldly Beings
Boots of Speed
Misc. travelling and adventuring gear (tends to travel light)
He sees no need to hoard gold or coin he readily spends what he gains if it furthers his cause.

As a youth, the man once known as Elpis, was thrown out of his home and grew up on the harsh and unforgiving streets of Khromarium, after surviving a tortured life on the streets he grew up to become a desperate and hopeless young man. Stumbling upon a temple to Thaumagorga, he offered a desperate prayer; Thaumagorga not only heard the prayer but responded.  Thaumagorga struck a bargain with Elpis; in exchange for the young man's soul the dark god bestowed great power upon the man both martial and magical.  Now calling himself Stalker the Soulless he went out to seek his fortune.  However, he soon realized he could not truly live without his soul and has been on a desperate quest ever since to get it back and to thwart Thaumagorga at every turn.  He believes the only way to recover it, is to destroy every worshipper of Thaumagorga, a daunting and no doubt impossible task, but Stalker presses on.
     No one should take this to mean that Stalker is merciful, kind or even remotely good.  He is self-serving, and having no soul he feels no remorse for any of his actions. To him the end justifies the means, and for him his very soul is at stake. While he sees no point in random murder and torture, if torturing someone will help him with his quest he has no qualms about doing so and if your a worshipper of Thaumagorga, may the gods have mercy on your soul, because Stalker most certainly won't!

 Stalker is based on the DC Comics character that first appeared in 1975, no copyright infringement is intended.  I have modified his background somewhat to fit into the AS&SH setting.


  1. That's the only issue of Stalker I don't have! I don't think I have ever met anyone else who had ever even heard of this short-lived comic and its stablemates.

    1. Hey Prince_Herb, thanks for the comment. Yeah Stalker is pretty obscure. I have some other obscure characters I may convert to AS&SH also.
      Thanks again for dropping by!

  2. No I believe the term now is YOU WILL BE CONVERTING now that you've got players! ;-)

    1. LOL, I hear ya Needles! Thanks for the comment! I can't wait to see what you work up for AS&SH!