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Janos Freeborn, Dwarf
Before he was born, Janosâ€™ family suffered five generations of imprisonment at the hands of Atlantean slavers. But after the liberation of the Dwarven people by the Black Powder Revolutionaries, Freeborn was
Believing in the cause of freedom, and declaring himself a champion against oppression, FreebornÂ has becomeÂ one of the fiercest warriors in the BlackÂ Powder Revolutionaries, doing whatever it takes to get the job done. Believing less in words, and more in deeds and honor, Freeborn has earned friends and allies throughout the Land, becoming fiercely loyal to anyoneÂ who first earns his trust and respect.
When the Solonavi approached Janos and warned him about the dire threats that face not only the new dwarven capitol of Silverholt, but also the entire Land, he knew he had no choice. If someone was going to save the world, then it had better be someone competent. To Janos, that meant Janos had to do it himself. He swore his Oath to the Solonavi immediately and hasnâ€™t looked back.
Physical: The traditional path of most Dwarven warriors, this martial training focuses on axes and smashing weapons (like maces and shields), as well as teaching the warrior to focus the natural resistance to magic inherentÂ in all Dwarves, makingÂ him much more resistant to the magicsÂ of the world.
Guns: After the Revolution, itâ€™s a rare dwarf that doesnâ€™t know how to use a simple rifle. But the warriors that specialize in Guns are formidable indeed. Able to use almost any weapon that utilizes black powder, they are not only amazing marksmen, but also can alter the rounds used by the gun to create blinding flashes, intentional ricochets, and explosions at range.
Explosives: When there werenâ€™t enough guns to go around during the Revolution, the Dwarves got creative instead, and a new group of black powder experts arose. Not just masters of the booby trap, but also able to imbue grenades with magic elements gained from magestones, these â€œmad bomberâ€ dwarves become more useful by the day.