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D&D character stats
[SEASON 2-6 SPOILERS]

Making stats for favourite characters is fun, but time consuming. This is more true for the 3.5 edition of D&D than for AD&D and previous editions of D&D.
   This section is an attempt to translate the characters of XWP into D&D terms. As always, everything here is based on how the characters are portrayed in XWP, with very little regard to history and mundane myth.
   Note: The ability scores, skills and feats of these characters are chosen to fit their personalities and actions, NOT to make them as powerful as possible. This is true even of the epic characters here; most of their epic feat slots are converted to normal slots through liberal use of I Have Many Feats. If powergaming is common in your campaigns, review each NPC carefully before using her as an opponent.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF CHARACTERS

GENERIC NPCs
NPCs from Xena the Warlord
NPCs from Xena the Savage
NPCs from Xena the Destroyer of Nations
NPCs from season 1
NPCs from season 2
NPCs from season 3
NPCs from season 4
NPCs from season 5
NPCs from season 6
Non-canonical NPCs
Notes on the selection
Notes on the alignments
Notes on the classes
Notes on the levels
Notes on the bonuses
The division of time
Comparative level chart
 
 

GENERIC NPCs

These are various types of people commonly encountered. Most types come in 2 versions, minor and major. In all cases, their portrayal in XWP has been considered rather than historical, and mythical, facts.
   If no culture or other designation is given, they’re assumed to be a global phenomenon, possibly only lacking in the Horde and parts of the Turangi culture.
 
Bounty Hunter
Centaur
Cannibal
Chin Assassin
Desert Nomad
Egyptian General
Egyptian Marine
Egyptian Marine captain
Elite Archer of Athena
Executioner
General
Gigolo of Discord
Greek Amazon
Greek Bard
Horde
Idealistic Youth
Innkeeper
Judge
Merchant
Mystic of Morpheus
Noble
Priest
Priest of Aphrodite
Roman Soldier
Persian Main Cavalry
Sabaean Soldier
Siren of Poseidon
Soldier
Slaver
Thug
Turangi Amazon
Turangi Raider
Valkyrie
Viking
Village Elder
Villager
Warlord
Warlord Psycho
Wilderness Guide

 
 
 
 
XENA THE WARLORD

Celtic Characters
M'Lila

Greco-Roman Characters
Caesar
Cyrene
Hercules
Xena


 
XENA THE SAVAGE

Celtic Characters
Nicklio

Chin Characters
Lao Ma
Ming T'ien
Ming Tsu

Greco-Roman Characters
Hercules
Xena

Turangi Characters
Borias
Cyane


 
 
XENA THE DESTROYER OF NATIONS

Greco-Roman Characters
Autolycus
Dagnine
Darphus
Estragon
Hercules
Kaleipus
Satrina

Norse Characters
Grinhilda
Xena

Turangi Characters
Alti
Borias
Cyane
Xena


 
 
SEASON1 Greco-Roman Characters
Anteus
Arben
Atyminius
Autolycus
Callisto
Cortese
Cycnus
Cyrene
Diana
Diomedes
Draco
Elkton
Ephiny
Eponin
Flora
Gabrielle
Gregor
Hector
Helen
Hercules
Hippocrates
Homer
Joxer
Krykus
Lias
Mael
Manus
Marcus
Meleager
Melosa
Menelaus
Mezentius
Pandora
Paris
Petracles
Phantes
Philemon
Sinteres
Sisyphus
Theodorus
Thersites
Xerxes
Xena

 
SEASON 2

Celtic Characters
Nicklio
<>Greco-Roman Characters
Agis
Autolycus
Callisto
Cecrops
Cyrene
Dagnine
Dagon
David
Diana
Draco
Ephiny
Gabrielle
Gareth
Goliath
Hercules
Jonathan
Joxer
Kaleipus
Lias
Meg
Minya
Meleager
Palaemon
Philemon
The Seer
Sisyphus
Theodorus
Ulysses
Velasca
Virilus
Xena


 
 
SEASON 3

Celtic Characters
Boadicea
Vercinix

Chin Characters
Ming T'ien

Greco-Roman Characters
Autolycus
Brutus
Caesar
Callisto
Crassus
Cyrene
Darnelle
Gabrielle
Glaphyra
Jett
Joxer
Kaleipus
Leah
Meg
Minya
Monlik
Pompey
Rafe
Tara
Walsim
Xena


 
 
SEASON 4

Greco-Roman Characters
Amarice
Autolycus
Brutus
Caesar
Callisto
Cyrene
Ephiny
Ersina
Flanagus
Gabrielle
Joxer
Meg
Milo
Minya
Najara
Pompey
Satrina
Tara
Thalassa
Xena
Zehra

Indian Characters
Alti
Eli
Hanuman
Tataka
Xena

Turangi Characters
Acestus
Alti
The Berzerker
Otere
Yakut
Xena


 
 
SEASON 5

Greco-Roman Characters
Amoria
Autolycus
The Baptist
Brutus
Callisto
Cyrene
Draco
Gabrielle (not formally G-R)
Ilainus
Jace
Joxer
Livia
Marc Antony
Meg
Mavican
Octavius/Augustus Caesar
Xena (not formally G-R)

Indian Characters
Eli
Gabrielle
Xena

Turangi Characters
Alti
Amarice
Chi'ah
Yakut
Xena


 
 
SEASON 6

African Characters
Kahina

Greco-RomanCharacters
Alti
Belach
Bellerophon
Caesar
Ephiny
Eve
Gabrielle (not formally G-R)
Gurkhan
Kahina
Marga

Indian Characters
Gabrielle

NorseCharacters
Beowulf
Brunhilda
Grinhilda
Waltraute

Finally, here’s a section with non-canonical characters. While every effort has been made (as they saying goes) to present them as a logical part of the Known World, they are all made up. By me. Therefore, no season, as such, is given. Some might have a note or two on what effects a particular event will have on them.
   But if a character is somehow connected to a spoiler, a season number is indicated next to the character’s name.
 
 
NON-CANONICAL

Turangi Characters
Burdok (season 4 spoilers)
Drufion (season 4 spoilers)
Kullervo (season 4 spoilers)
Yukagir (season 4 spoilers)

Non-canonical characters

Selection

Characters are mentioned only at the times they appear in the series, even if their presence earlier is implied (and in most cases obvious).
   Only characters relating to XWP are here. Further, only a very brief descriptive text is given, and nothing of their relationships to Xena and Gabrielle. This is because I figure you probably know all about that, or alternatively intend to use them as NPCs in a non-Xenic environment.

Alignments

Alignment is a very real part of XWP. But unlike some other series’ people change here. Some are good, some are evil, some change because of influence or events for good, or evil. This part of D&D presents few problems in this context.

Classes

I don’t believe in prestige classes. They’re openly unbalanced and contain little that can’t be achieved by the right multiclass and feat and spell selection. There’s also an endless supply of them in various sourcebooks, so you should’ve no trouble selecting appropriate ones for the characters below, if you like. The only new prestige class here at TCA is...god.
   Spell-casters in general and clerics in particular are rare in XWP. There’re a lot of priests, but very few exhibit clerical powers. And despite the name, bards as presented in PHB are not common either. The vast majority of the characters below are fighters. The battles in XWP are spectacular affairs where the use of feats is commonplace. Fighters, not warrior, rule the battlefields of the Known World.

Levels

This is a more complicated matter. Points I’ve tried to take into account are: onscreen behaviour with known D&D requirements, relative strength, accomplishments, development over time and reputation. When all is said and done, pure subjectivity is unavoidable. When there’s little to go by except your feeling, that’s what you use.
     Many of the characters have very high levels; not a few have epic levels (20+). If this seems excessive, try halving all levels. But I tried to cater for the involvement of gods. Xena beats a number of gods, even while outnumbered, something unique in the annals of fantasy (at least by mortals, to my knowledge).
   Other characters are apparently the best in the Known World in their respective fields (Alti, Autolycus, Nicklio for example). Some few give Xena a very hard time on the battlefield. But even if Xena seldom has any problems handling combat, nearly everyone she fights acts quickly and skilfully in battle and can takes repeated hits before falling.
   Another aspect is the importance of personal abilities and prowess. Magical weapons are limited to a handful of artefacts, armour is usually light, and many heroes and villains can take on multiple armed opponents while being themselves unarmed.
   All this points to the conclusion that virtually everyone encountered in an adventure context, even common thugs, are likely to have at least 1 or 2 levels of fighting ability. Greater bullies must by the simple Darwinism of brigandry have more levels still, those with overseeing functions, elite roles or officer-like positions probably even more. To say nothing of feared leaders of warbands or even nations.
   Thus, while Xena should be in a league of her own, many others tower high above realistic limits.

Bonuses

If a character concistently uses only 1 kind of weapon, the particular bonuses for that weapon are included, otherwise not. The same applies for armour, including skill bonuses. Swimming skill, where noted, includes penalities for standard equipment.

Division of time

The list is broken up into 9 periods with a further subdivision by culture.
   The pre-season eras are divided by cataclysmic events in Xena’s life:
   XENA THE WARLORD refers to the years between her successful defence of Amphipolis and her crucifixion at Caesar’s hands. She’s ambitious and belligerent, but not yet evil.
   XENA THE SAVAGE is her time as a psychopathic ravager between her recovery at Nicklio’s hands and the alliance with Alti.
   XENA THE DESTROYER OF NATIONS begins when Alti makes her go from “ordinary” evil to absolute evil in symbiosis with the darkest forces of the Xenaverse.

   And then there is SEASON 1 - SEASON 6.
 
 
 

Comparative level chart

Here are all the mortal NPCs listed per virtual level.
Virtual level is the character level adjusted for various factors that affect how powerful the character is. This is used for calculating suitable encounter levels.
It's adjusted like this:
   -1 for every NPC-class except commoner the character has
   -½ the commoner class level if any (rounded down)
   - every 5th character level, to cater for the lack of magic items
   + level adjustment for race
   +1 if the total ability score bonus is +16 or more

The season is given in brackets next to the character name. The time before season 1 is given as either "Warlord", "Savage" or "Destroyer" - see above.

indicates a non-canonical character (i.e. someone made up by me).

Why this list? Just for fun. And to make it easier to use the cry out for a hero spell and for other instances when it's useful to pick an NPC of a particular power level. Oh, and because it's much easier for you to find something to complain about. Please, write to me and suggest changes. "No way Marc Antony is a better fighter than Melosa!"
 
Virtual level Character
1 Gabrielle (1-beginning), Joxer (1), Ming T'ien (Savage), Minya (2-3), Pandora (1)
2 Cyrene (Warlord), Diana (1), Gabrielle (1-early mid), Hippocrates (1), Homer (1), Joxer (2-4), Meg (2), Minya (4), Tara (3, 4)
3 Cyrene (1-4), Diana (2), Gabrielle (1-mid), Meg (3)
4 Agis (2), Anteus (1), Cyrene (5), Helen (1), Gabrielle (1-late mid), Joxer (5), Meg (4), Yakut (4) 
5 Gabrielle (1-end), Leah (3), Otere (4), The Seer (2)
6 Flora (1), Gabrielle (2-mid), Hector (1),  Meg (5), Thalassa (4), Xena (Warlord-Amphipolis) 
7 David (2), Flanagus (4), Gabrielle (2-end), Jonathan (2), Lias (1,2), Mael, Menelaus (1), Satrina (Destroyer), Xena (Warlord-Sparta)
8 Amarice (4), The Baptist (5), Diomedes (1), Eli (4), Elkton (1), Ersina (4), Gabrielle (3-beginning), Gregor (1), Joxer (5), Ming Tsu (Savage),  Octavius (5), Palaemon (2), Paris (1),Theodorus (1), Toris (1), Yakut (5), Xena (Warlord-Bacchae)
9 Amarice (5), Crassus (3), Dagon (2), Gabrielle (3-end), Manus (1) Theodorus (1), Xena (Warlord-Illyria)
10 Amoria (5), Belach (6), Caesar (Warlord), Chia (5), Gabrielle (4-beginning), Jace (5), Krykus, Xena (Warlord-giants)
11 Brutus (3), Gabrielle (4-mid), Kahina (6), Petracles (1), Phantes (1), Philemon (1, 2), Xena (Warlord-pirate), Xerxes (1), Zehra (4)
12 Acestus (4), Autolycus (Destroyer-1), Cycnus (1), Cortese (1), Darnelle (3), Drufion (), Ephiny (1), Estragon (Destroyer), Gabrielle (4-end), Gurkhan (6), Marcus (1), Mezentius (1) , Meleager (1), M'Lila (Warlord), Monlik (3), Ming T'ien (3), Thersites (1), Velasca (2), Walsim (3), Xena (Warlord-M'Lila), Yukagir ()
13 Autolycus (2), Burdok (), Ephiny (2), Gabrielle (5-demonette and 6-WFC), Glaphyra (3), Kullervo (), Meleager (2), Rafe (3), Satrina (4), Ulysses (2), Xena (Savage-Borias)
14 Autolycus (3), Ephiny (3), Eponin (1), Gabrielle (5-early pre-Livia), Vercinix (3), Xena (Savage-Japan)
15 Autolycus (4), Brutus (4), Darphus (Destroyer), Draco (1),  Ephiny (4), Gabrielle (5-early mid pre-Livia), Marga (6), Milo (4), Xena (Savage-Turangi)
16 Alti (Destroyer), Autolycus (5), Borias (Savage), Brutus (5), Cecrops (2), Dagnine (Destroyer, 2), Draco (2, 5), Eli (5), Gabrielle (5-archangel and mid pre-Livia), Ilainus (5), Jett (3), Marga (6), Octavius (5), Pompey (3), Sinteres (1), Xena (Savage-Amazons)
17 Arben (1), Borias (Destroyer), Caesar (3), Gabrielle (5-late pre-Livia),  Marc Antony (5), Mavican (5), Melosa (1), Nicklio (Savage), Virilus (2)
18 Beowulf (6), Boadicea (3), Brunhilda (6), Gabrielle (5-end), Goliath (2), Sisyphus (1, 2)
19 Atyminius (1), Darphus (Destroyer-immortal), Gabrielle (6-beginning), Hercules (Warlord), Waltraute (6), Xena (Destroyer-Alti)
20 Berzerker (4), Gabrielle (6-early pre AFIN), Grinhilda (Destroyer, 6), Kaleipus (Destroyer), Tataka (4), Xena (Destroyer-Centaurs)
21 Alti (4, 5), Callisto (1), Gabrielle (6- mid pre AFIN), Hanuman (4), Hercules (Savage), Kaleipus (2), Nicklio (2), Pompey (4), Xena (Destroyer-Chakram)
22 Caesar (4), Callisto (2), Gabrielle (6-late mid pre AFIN), Hercules (Destroyer), Kaleipus (3), Xena (Destroyer-Gaul)
23 Callisto (5), Gabrielle (6-late pre AFIN), Xena (Destroyer-Cirra)
24 Gabrielle (6-AFIN beginning), Hercules (1), Livia (5), Xena (HtLJ:1)
25 Gabrielle (6-AFIN end), Hercules (2), Xena (HtLJ:2)
26 Lao Ma (Savage), Xena (1-beginning)
27 Najara (4), Xena (1-mid)
28 Xena (1-end)
29 Bellerophon(6), Cyane (Destroyer), Gareth (2), Xena (2)
30 Xena (3-mid)
31 Xena (3-end)
32 Eve (6)
33 Xena (4-1st half)
34 Xena (4-2nd half)
35 Xena (5-beginning)
36 Xena (5-mid)
37 Alti (4, with her future self), Xena (5-full demon, archangel, and end, 6-beginning)

 

 

 

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