Korovia - The Free License Fantasy World
Cossacks are superior horsemen and excellent warriors who are always ready for a fight. Male Cossacks carry weapons all the time. Female and children Cossacks always carry daggers. Cossack mothers often carry their babies in a special hood behind the back so their hands were free in case they needed to fight.
Anyone could join the Cossacks, provided the Cossacks believed they were a worthy warrior and an able horseman. There was also the matter of belief. All Cossacks believe in Yevjev, an ancient Lawful Good god of horsemen. Yevjev’s wife is the goddess Marina, a patron god of motherhood and horses. Together, the two gods are the patron gods of the Cossacks.
Cossacks are strong believers in independence and are known for their courage and free spirit. The name Cossack is an Al-Kazarian word “kazak” which means free man or adventurer. Cossacks are found in both Korovia and northern parts of Al-Kazar. Cossacks are normally human, but almost any humanoid can join their ranks.
When a person becomes a Cossack they go through a special baptism ceremony and gain a new name, which usually describes their occupation, the town they came from, or both.
Cossacks strongly defends the monarchy when it benefits them and their freedom, and strongly opposes it whenever their freedom is suppressed. With the defeat of the warlord Derek the Deadly, many Cossacks have become strong defenders of Queen Kasiya.
Not all Cossacks ride horses. Some have been recruited to join the Korovian Air Cavalry, which includes a small number of dragons, war griffons and even two pegasi.
Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Reflex Will Special 1st +1 +2 +0 +2 Infantry Feat 2nd +2 +3 +0 +3 Cavalry Feat 3rd +3 +3 +1 +3 Infantry Feat 4th +4 +4 +1 +4 Cavalry Feat 5th +5 +4 +1 +4 Leadership