Now that the Supreme Enemy of the World of Samardan campaign setting has been established, it is time to determine the two Major Enemies that will plague our protagonists once we start using the setting. The first and most obvious Major Enemy should be Torkobalem, City-State of Crystals, and more specifically, Raganu Pekadevi Rekatur, the Lord-Emperor of Torkobalem.
Raganu Pekadevi Rekatur, the Lord-Emperor of TorkobalemHistory: Raganu Pekadevi Rekatur ascended the throne of the City of Crystals after his father's fatal hunting accident, although some whisper that the old Raganu's death was no accident. Shortly after Raganu Pekadevi Rekatur began his reign, Torkobalem launched both land and aerial assaults on several cities, who have been weakened considerably by Torkobalem's stranglehold on power crystals. The Raganu has made no effort to conceal his desire to conquer the cities of the Granbalem and forge a new empire under his iron rule.
Personality: Raganu Pekadevi Rekatur is known to be a vengeful man, and he has been known to hire assassins and bounty hunters to go after those who have wronged him. The Raganu is also a cruel man who believes in torturing his victims before he kills them, and many of his personal guards and appointed military leaders are cut from the same cloth. Above all else, however, Raganu Pekadevi Rekatur desires to conquer his many enemies and to control as much of the world as he is capable of. He has even proven willing to sacrifice vengeance and torture if doing so would benefit his desire for conquest. Woe be unto any who would take advantage of this fact by lying to him, for the Reganu's vengeance becomes all-consuming against those who betray him.
Stat Blocks: The following stat blocks for each representative member of Torkobalem's forces are based on the Sword and Planet: An Old School Roleplaying Game of Planetary Romance, which I wrote last year. Please feel free to convert these stats to the system of your choice, if you wish to use them elsewhere.
- Torkobalem Soldier: DEF: 14; HD: 1; ATK: by short sword (1d6) or crystal pistol (1d8); ST: +2; SP: First strike; SPD: 6; CL: 1/2; XP: 150.
- Torkobalem Veteran: DEF: 15; HD: 2; ATK: by short sword (1d6) or heavy crystal pistol (2d6); ST: +3; SP: First strike, weapon mastery (+1 atk with Personal Firearms); SPD: 6; CL: 1; XP: 300.
- Torkobalem Leader: DEF: 16; HD: 5; ATK: by long sword (1d8) or crystal rifle (2d8); ST: +4; SP: Inspire courage, weapon mastery (+1 atk with Personal Firearms); SPD: 6; CL: 2; XP: 450.
- Torkobalem Commander: DEF: 17; HD: 8; ATK: by great sword (2d6) or heavy crystal rifle (3d6+2); ST: +6; SP: Inspire courage, weapon mastery (+1 atk/+2 dmg with Personal Firearms); SPD: 6; CL: 3; XP: 600.