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Boronk ek Korda

 

The practitioners of Boronk ek Korda date back to the legendary Orcish warrior, Larius Korda.  The only being of any race to win the Suian Competition and the Graplore, Korda developed the style that would come to bare his name.  Before his arrival, the orcs practiced a form of wrestling, which although brutal, lacked form.  The orcs had wrestled for sport for as long as any records had been kept, so Korda’s innovation had many willing students, who wished to become the best at the sport.  It was not until Korda won the Graplore that the orcs realized how effective his teachings could be in sport and in war.

           

Before Korda began to teach, an orcish-wrestling match would continue until one of the orcs was unconscious, or until one had been knocked out of the fighting circle, which was about twenty-five feet in diameter.  No armor is worn in these matches, and weapons are forbidden.  Korda changed the rules by shrinking the circle to twenty feet in diameter and requiring one’s opponent to be removed from the circle.  An unconscious opponent had to be removed from the circle before the match was over.  The traditional fighting garb for the match was a leather kilt, which remained the same after Korda’s changes.

           

Boronk ek Korda, which means, “to fight as Korda did”, is a style of unarmed combat that emphasizes open-handed strikes and the ability to remain immoveable.  A Boronk ek Kordan will allow his opponent to approach, and react quickly to any attack by attempting to knock down or throw his opponent.  Powerful slaps and painful throws are the trademark of any Boronk ek Kordan, as is their overwhelming strength.

           

Few Boronk ek Kordans complete the training and become true masters of the style.  It is a brutal path that includes endless sparring and training.  Bodies are hardened and worn down over the years of practice.  For that reason, there are few masters available to teach.  Those that do are held in the highest regard, and are some of the most honored orcs in their society.  The brutality of the training is also the reason that few other races learn Boronk ek Korda. 

           

Every student is taught the code of Korda, which reads as follows:

 

Know your Strength, Strength is Power

Know your Elders, Elders are Wise

Know your Enemies, Enemies will be Overcome

Know When it is Time

 

Requirements

                Alignment: any non-chaotic

                Base Attack Bonus: +4

                Ability: Strength 13+

                Feats: Improved Unarmed Strike, Power Attack

                Balance: 3 ranks

                Intimidate: 4 ranks

                Other: To learn Boronk ek Korda, one must be instructed by a master of the style.  This training is only necessary for the initial level.  The training takes at least six months.

 

Hit Dice: d12

 

Class Skills: Skill points at each level: 2+ Intelligence modifier

Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Concentration (Con), Heal (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Sense Motive (Wis), Tumble (Dex)

 

Boronk ek Kordan

Lvl

BAB

FrtSv

RfxSv

WllSv

Special

1st

+1

+2

+0

+2

Stunning Slap; Throw; Unarmed Design

2nd

+2

+3

+0

+3

Mighty Strength

3rd

+3

+3

+1

+3

Immovable

4th

+4

+4

+1

+4

Throw 2

5th

+5

+4

+1

+4

Mighty Strength 2

6th

+6

+5

+2

+5

Immovable 2

7th

+7

+5

+2

+5

Throw 3

8th

+8

+6

+2

+6

Mighty Strength 3

9th

+9

+6

+3

+6

Immovable 3

10th

+10

+7

+3

+7

Thunderslap

 

Class Features

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Stunning Slap: The unarmed slap attacks of a Boronk ek Kordan are so powerful that whenever he hits an opponent with an unarmed attack, the opponent has a –2 penalty to initiative for the next round.  This penalty is cumulative if the opponent is hit multiple times in the same round.  This ability does not affect creatures that are immune to critical hits.   

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Throw: Instead of performing a normal attack, the Boronk ek Kordan may attempt to throw his opponent.  If the attack hits, the combatants make an opposed strength roll.  If the Boronk ek Kordan wins the roll, he throws his opponent 1d6+ his strength modifier feet.  The opponent suffers that same amount of damage and is knocked prone.  A Boronk ek Kordan may only use this ability if he could actually lift his opponent.

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Unarmed Design:  Because Boronk ek Korda is primarily an unarmed style of combat, whenever a monk gains a level in this class, he may add the base attack bonus to his unarmed attack chart as well as his basic attack chart.  The levels in this prestige class stack with his monk levels for purposes of determining unarmed damage.  He may take levels in Monk without penalty while pursuing this class.

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Mighty Strength: Once per day, for a number of rounds equal to his Boronk ek Kordan levels, he may increase his strength by 2.

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Immovable: If the Boronk ek Kordan does not attack in a round, which includes fighting full defensively, he is considered to be twice his actual weight.  This does not apply if the Boronk ek Kordan is unconscious or confused.

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Throw 2: The Boronk ek Kordan has become more accomplished at throwing opponents.  The distance and damage is now 2d6+ strength modifier.

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Mighty Strength 2: The Boronk ek Kordan may now increase his strength by 4 twice a day.

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Immovable 2: His weight is now considered tripled.

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Throw 3: The distance and damage is now 3d6+ strength modifier.

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Mighty Strength 3: The Boronk ek Kordan may now increase his strength by 6 three times a day.

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Immovable 3: His weight is now considered quadrupled.

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Thunderslap: The Boronk ek Kordan may call upon all of his inner strength and focus it into a thundering double-handed slap.  Anyone caught between the hands of the Thunderslap takes damage as if hit with a double-handed unarmed strike from the Boronk ek Kordan.  They must also make a DC25 Fortitude saving throw or become stunned for one hour.  Everyone that is within 10+ the Boronk ek Kordan’s level in feet must make a Fortitude saving throw at DC 20 or be knocked prone.

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Weapon Restriction: Although a Boronk ek Kordan may use any weapon, only the hekuta is usable in conjunction with the special abilities of the class.  The Stunning Slap and Thunderslap may not be used while wielding a hekuta.

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Armor Restriction: If a Boronk ek Kordan fights with heavy armor or a shield, he may not use any of the special abilities of the class.

 

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