Lemminkainen, the Finnish Hero
“Lemminkäinen: The Fearless Finnish Hero Who Tamed the Wild North!”
- Alias: Lemminkäinen, The Bold Adventurer
- Gender: Male
- Race: Human
- Occupation: Adventurer, Hero, and Wanderer
- Religion: Worshiper of Finnish Deities
- Allies: Lemminkäinen forms alliances with fellow adventurers and occasionally receives aid from deities of Finnish mythology.
- Enemies: He has clashed with various mythical creatures, as well as those who seek to thwart his daring exploits.
- Abode/Base of Operations: Lemminkäinen’s home base is not fixed, as he is a wanderer by nature. He may have a residence in his homeland, but he spends much of his time on the road.
- Nationality: Finnish
- Languages: Finnish, Norse
- Alignment: Chaotic Good
- Affiliation(s): While Lemminkäinen is not formally affiliated with any organization, he often allies himself with other heroes and adventurers on his quests.
- Significant Others: A beautiful and enchanting maiden, Kyllikki
Lemminkäinen, a bold and charismatic Finnish hero, thrives in the world of myths and legends. He’s known for his unparalleled charm, bravery, and audacious feats that have earned him a reputation throughout the Northlands. Born into a noble lineage, Lemminkäinen possesses an insatiable thirst for adventure and glory.
This daring adventurer fears little, for his heart brims with a boundless spirit of adventure. The thrill of the unknown beckons him, driving him to undertake perilous quests and face formidable adversaries. He revels in challenges and confronts danger with unyielding determination, never shying away from battles or daunting tasks.
Lemminkäinen’s primary motivation is to etch his name into the annals of legend. He seeks to leave behind a legacy of courage and heroism, a tale that will echo through the ages. His unwavering desire for fame and immortality pushes him to explore uncharted territories, confront mythical beasts, and achieve feats that others only dream of. His heart beats for the thrill of the extraordinary, and he will stop at nothing to make his mark on the world.
Despite his charisma and prowess, Lemminkäinen’s recklessness can lead him into perilous situations. He sometimes underestimates his foes or allows his adventurous spirit to cloud his judgment. Yet, his unwavering determination and undeniable charm have carried him through many trials, leaving a trail of epic tales in his wake.
Lemminkäinen, the Finnish Hero
Medium humanoid (human), chaotic neutral
Armor Class 16 (chain shirt)
Hit Points 135 (18d8 + 54)
Speed 30 ft., swim 40 ft.
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Skills Athletics +8, Perception +6
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Finnish, Norse
Challenge 9 (5,000 XP)
Background: Folk Hero. Lemminkäinen has an affinity with the common folk and a reputation for helping them. He is proficient in Animal Handling and gains the Rustic Hospitality feature.
Multiattack. Lemminkäinen makes three melee attacks or three ranged attacks. He can also use his Storm of Blades ability if it’s available.
- Battleaxe. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (1d8 + 4) slashing damage.
- Javelin. Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 30/120 ft., one target. Hit: 9 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage.
- Storm of Blades (Recharge 5-6). He throws his enchanted blades into the air, causing them to swirl around him. Each creature of his choice within 10 feet of him must make a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw, taking 21 (6d6) slashing damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one. Lemminkäinen can’t use this ability again until he completes a short or long rest.
Lemminkäinen can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Lemminkäinen regains spent legendary actions at the start of his turn.
- Battle Cry. He lets out a powerful battle cry, granting advantage on the next attack roll made by him or an ally within 30 feet.
- Blade Dance. He moves up to his speed without provoking opportunity attacks.
- Heroic Strike (Costs 2 Actions). Lemminkäinen makes one Battleaxe attack.
Evasion. When subjected to an effect that allows him to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, Lemminkäinen instead takes no damage on a successful save and half damage on a failed save.
Equipment. Chain shirt, battleaxe, javelins (5), enchanted throwing blades, a hunting horn, a charm from the Maidens of Pohjola, a pouch with 25 gp.
- Enchanted Throwing Blades. Lemminkäinen’s throwing blades are magical and return to him after being thrown, allowing him to use them in subsequent attacks without limitation.
- Charm of the Maidens of Pohjola. This charm grants Lemminkäinen advantage on Charisma checks when dealing with female characters and creatures.
- Swimming Mastery. Lemminkäinen is an excellent swimmer and can swim at his full speed without checks. He can hold his breath for up to 15 minutes.
- Legendary Resistance (3/Day). If Lemminkäinen fails a saving throw, he can choose to succeed instead.
- Finnish Folk Hero. Lemminkäinen is celebrated among the Finnish people, and they will often offer him assistance and support, especially in times of need.
When encountered in his natural environment, such as the wilderness of Finland or amidst the icy waters, Lemminkäinen can take lair actions. On initiative count 20 (losing initiative ties), Lemminkäinen takes a lair action to cause one of the following effects:
- Summon Icy Waters. Lemminkäinen conjures a freezing wave of water in a 60-foot radius centered on himself. Each creature within the area must make a DC 16 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone and take 15 (3d8 + 2) cold damage on a failed save, or half as much damage and avoid being knocked prone on a successful one.
- Blizzard Winds. Lemminkäinen calls upon the power of the winter winds to create a swirling blizzard in a 60-foot radius centered on himself. All ranged weapon attacks made within this area are made at disadvantage for 1 minute.
- Tales of Heroism. Lemminkäinen regales those in the area with heroic tales of his adventures. All friendly creatures within 60 feet of him gain advantage on their next attack roll or saving throw.
Currently in the World
Lemminkäinen is a striking figure with a rugged and athletic build. His long, flowing red hair falls like a waterfall down his shoulders, and his piercing blue eyes seem to hold the mysteries of the vast Northlands. He has a chiseled jawline adorned with a well-groomed beard, adding to his rugged charm. His skin bears the tan of someone who spends long hours under the northern sun.
Currently, Lemminkäinen is donned in a tunic of deep forest green, made of fine wool to withstand the harsh climates of the North. Over it, he wears a leather vest adorned with intricate runic patterns, signifying his connection to the mystical forces of the wilderness. His trousers are a sturdy brown, tucked into tall leather boots that protect his legs during his expeditions. A belt, adorned with pouches and trinkets, holds his essential tools and weapons.
Lemminkäinen’s current surroundings are the untamed wilderness of the Northlands. He stands in a dense, ancient forest, surrounded by towering pine trees and the soothing sound of a nearby babbling brook. Shafts of dappled sunlight pierce through the leaves, creating a mesmerizing dance of light and shadow on the forest floor.
His mood is one of quiet determination, for he is on a quest to explore the mysteries of the ancient woodlands and seek out a rumored hidden treasure said to be guarded by mystical creatures. There’s a spark of excitement in his eyes, reflecting his relentless thirst for adventure and the unknown.