Huskard

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A Huskard is a tribal chieftain that leads an 'arm' of the Alfrostun. Those leading the elite Jorlbad, the cold Eurlbad, and the mystical Torrbad are respectively known as Huskard Jorls, Huskard Eurls, and Huskard Torrs.[1e]

Huskard Jorls and Huskard Eurls

Huskard riding upon a Stonehorn

Before each battle, the Frostlord will select which of their Huskards will command the Jorlbad and which will take control of the Eurlbad, a decision that depends upon the performance of the Huskards in the previous battle. Huskards that lead the Jorlbad are known as Huskard Jorls and Huskards that lead the Eurlbads are known as Huskard Eurls. Given that the Jorldbad earns the greatest share of meat, the Huskard that has best proven themselves most worthy during previous raids. Thus, an individual Huskard can lead different arms of the Alfrostun at each battle. Both Huskard Jorls and Huskard Eurls ride upon great beasts known as Stonehorns.[1e]

Huskard Torr

Huskard Torr leading a raid

Huskard Torrs are Ogor shamans of the Beastclaw Raiders that leads the Torrbad, the Thundertusk riders of the clan. The strength of the Huskard Torr comes from these Thundertusks, magical beasts that are focal points of unnatural cold, which the Huskard Torrs believe is another aspect of the Everwinter. The Huskard Torrs are attuned to the essence of the Everwinter allowing them to summon its killing winds and icy hailstorms at will. They are mysterious and enigmatic figures able to read the winds and see the will of Gorkamorka in the frost. They go by various names, such as the Voice of Thunder, Frostborn and the Blizzard Speaker. While they rarely speak, when they do, they speak with the voice of winter. In addition to their powers Huskard Torrs are also mighty warriors that ride upon Stonehorns and Thundertusks, hurling harpoons and lethal shards of ice at their foes and battering down those that come close with their meaty fists. [3c]

A Huskard Torr is chosen by the Everwinter with the death of their predecessor, the storms and Thundertusks accept them as their voice with howling winds and baying roars. The Frostlord is responsible for officially bestowing the title, but it will rarely go against the omens the Everwinter. Once named, only death may release the ogor from their duty. In rare instances, a Huskard Torr might lead an entire Alfrostun, turning their clan into a Svarthegn or Icewind Raid.[3c]

Equipment

Huskards may be armed with a Chaintrap or Harpoon Launcher. Some also carry Blood Vultures, vicious predators that help lead the Alfrostuns to their targets.[4a][4b]

Miniatures

Sources

Beastclaw Raiders
Units Beastrider - Blood Vulture - Frost King - Frost Sabre - Frostlord - Huskard - Icebrow Hunter - Icefall Yhetee - Mournfang Pack - Stonehorn - Thundertusk
Characters Asger - Braggoth Varduk - Baergut Vosjarl - Gruthbav - Hrothgorn Mantrapper - Storm Speaker - Vorgrun Loshar
Alfrostun Jarkan - Jarvak - Korbag - Nibolg
Artwork - Miniatures