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What is a hlobane

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And where can I find a sketch, stats, etc.
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They are Monsters of Aihrde, and most likely found in the book Monsters and Treasure of Aihrde, which has become recently available for ordering (at least, pre-ordering.)

Very orcish, and I believe their stats are also in Heart of Glass, either the d20 or the C&C version.
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They are not in the older version of the M&T nor are they in any of the Four Supplemental Monsters of Aihrde PDFs either.

Will look in the new book... Nope, not in there either...

I do not have a copy of Heart of Glass.
I first saw them in The Golden Familiar Module (Insert for the CK Screen).

There is one listed with basic module type stats on page 10 of that module.

(There are others at other locations)

I plan to run that module at the NTRPGCON.

Just wondered if there was any more info on them is all.

If no more info is available, then I will treat them as shown for that one critter on page 10.

I found the Ungern in the First of the Monsters of Aihrde PDFs.

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Hlobane ARE in the new MToA. They are listed in the H section.
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Post by Aneoth of Ironwood »

AHH!

Was looking in Monsters & Treasure; newest print.

NOT

Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde....

Do not have a copy of that either and truthfully was not aware it was released yet.

Or do you have advanced copies?

If there is an older version, then where can I get a copy?

If not, can/would one of you fine folks scan the entry page (or pages) and E-Mail it to me please?
aneoth@yahoo.com

If none of the above, then...
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....If no more info is available, then I will treat them as shown for that one critter on page 10....

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Yup. It's been released. Though I don't know if it's made it to all the FLGS's yet. Can order direct from the Trolls however.
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Weren't they in an issue of Crusader also?
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I think the berserker type and its controller were. Not the regular Hlobane. Only other place I've seen that was in the Codex of Erde with d20 stats
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Not only are the Hlobane listed, but their whole culture is described in an awesome three and half pages. These are not your everyday orcs, but a special offshoot, sort of like a Uruk-hai from LOTR books...sort of. Unlike the dumb chaotic evil orcs we have come to know, these are lawful evil, intelligent, and very tactical. The MTA also explains their Neurog Let, or "Bone Crushers", which are like a beserking orc-ogre hybrid thingy that they train and assign to the coveted position of Ukjanu Let, or "Keeper of the Bone Crusher". These guys are just plain BADASS. Their history is cool too. You need to call directly and order the the MTA IMMEDIATELY. At least, thats what all the cool C&C guys have done.
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I'm perfectly capable of reading but for some reason every time I see hlobane orcs in print, I hear ho-bag orcs in my head

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I keep picturing Zulus.
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I'm perfectly capable of reading but for some reason every time I see hlobane orcs in print, I hear ho-bag orcs in my head

DD, I nearly spit my coffee all over the keyboard, dude.
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And because of one momentary brain lapse that stuck....I'll never be able to use them in a serious game.

"You spot a small group of ho bags in the valley below...."

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Well, plenty of responses.

Thanks for that, but since the convention and the game are this weekend, the advice to BUY THE BOOK does not help in this situation.

I do not need the data in a week or two, but right now, so Un-Cool as that might be, ordering the book wont help me now.

And although I am a subscriber to the Crusader I do not have time to flip through 23 issues of the magazine either.

The convention starts TODAY, and I am helping to set up the convention rooms and so I must leave immediately...

Actually, I should have left several minutes ago, but wabnted to post this note first.

Dont know why the immediate need for the data on these critters was apparently missed by so many of you.
Perhaps I did not state that immediate need well enough.
So, as a CK I shall adapt.

For this weekend, 2 HD Orcs they are then...

BTW: Where in Codex of Erde are they listed?

I saw nothing about Orcs, or Hlobane...

Ungern was there, but not the others.

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There's a brief description (1 paragraph) of the hlobane on pg 18 of the AWD Folio setting book. There is a complete write up in Crusader 17.

If you're interested in the "Bonecrusher" and his handler, the Neurog Let is in Crusader 15 and the Uk Janu Let is in Crusader 16.

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serleran wrote:
I keep picturing Zulus.

I do too...Rourkes Drift was a nightmare...I'll never get over it.
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DangerDwarf wrote:
I'm perfectly capable of reading but for some reason every time I see hlobane orcs in print, I hear ho-bag orcs in my head

At least I am not alone!
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Aenoth,

The actual hlobane orc is nothing more than a 2HD orc (so you have it right), they have an average AC of 16 and a +1 to hit and damage.They are rather intelligent though, use tactics to affect and work in units. They never quit the field unless ordered by their masters/chiefs etc. If those are all slain then the regular hlobane die on the spot.

I just noticed that the M&T of Aihrde lists them with light sensativity, but they do not have that. That is a carry over from some other stat block.

They are kind of like the Spartans of the orc world.

Hope that helps.

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DangerDwarf wrote:
And because of one momentary brain lapse that stuck....I'll never be able to use them in a serious game.

"You spot a small group of ho bags in the valley below...."

Lol!!!! Loving it!!! Must use.
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Troll Lord wrote:
Aenoth,

The actual hlobane orc is nothing more than a 2HD orc (so you have it right), they have an average AC of 16 and a +1 to hit and damage.They are rather intelligent though, use tactics to affect and work in units. They never quit the field unless ordered by their masters/chiefs etc. If those are all slain then the regular hlobane die on the spot.

I just noticed that the M&T of Aihrde lists them with light sensativity, but they do not have that. That is a carry over from some other stat block.

They are kind of like the Spartans of the orc world.

Hope that helps.

Steve

Thanks Steve.

Will use this info for the near future, until I can get the M&TA book in hand.
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There's a brief description (1 paragraph) of the hlobane on pg 18 of the AWD Folio setting book. There is a complete write up in Crusader 17.

If you're interested in the "Bonecrusher" and his handler, the Neurog Let is in Crusader 15 and the Uk Janu Let is in Crusader 16.

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Believe it or not (for some reason) Crusader Magazine Issue 17 never got to me even though I have a subscription.
Might have been mis delivered (My neighbors sometimes get my mail and I often get other folks mail)

I plan to fix that during my next TLG purchase.

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