|Skírnir. An illustration from Fredrik Sander's 1893 Swedish edition of the Poetic Edda. Reprinted with Erik Brate's 1913|
Skírnir is Freyr's messenger and vassal. His name means "the shining one". He was sent as a messenger to Jötunheimr to conduct Freyr's wooing of Gerðr on condition of being given Freyr's sword as a reward. He was also sent to the dwarfs to order them to make the chain Gleipnir for binding the wolf Fenris.
Skirnir's skill in battle, he is a peace-loving man who always looks for a
nonviolent solution before drawing his mighty sword. Freyr
was so impressed by Skirnir's dedication to peace that the god brought
Skirnir to Asgard and made him his shield man.
Skirnir is totally dedicated to Frey. Once, when Freyr was struck with love for the giantess Gerda, Skirnir won her hand for his master by threatening to turn the giantess into an old maid.
Special A split second before being struck by a fatal blow or spell, Skirnir is automatically teleported back to Asgard.
Aligment Neural Good
|Skirnir, Freys shield-man|
|Male Quasi-deity (divine rank 0) Pal 20|
|Hit Dice||20d10+120; hp 320|
|Armor Class||32 (touch 12, flat-footed 32);|
|Attack||+34/+29/+24/+19 melee (1d8+17/ 1520, Freys sword), +25 melee (1d8, animated bashing large shield)|
|Space/Reach||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Attacks||Smite evil (+2 on attack and +20 on damage), turn undead 5/day;|
|Special Qualities||Aura of courage, detect evil, divine grace, divine health, lay on hands (40 hp/day), remove disease 6/week, quasideity traits;|
Immune to transmutation, energy drain, ability drain, ability damage,
mind-affecting effects, electricity, cold, and acid; fire resistance
35/+4, SR 32; immortal.
|Saves||SV Fort +23, Ref +11, Will +13;|
|Abilities||Strength 26, Dexterity 10, Constitution 22, Intelligence 8, Wisdom 15, Charisma 14.|
|Skills||Concentration +16, Diplomacy +22, Handle Animal +22, Heal +22, Jump +2, Knowledge (religion) +9, Ride (horse) +20|
|Feats||Cleave, Great Cleave, Improved Critical (longsword), Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Sunder, Weapon Focus (longsword).|
Paladin Spells/Day: 4/4/3/3; base DC = 12 + spell level.
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