In Svilland Saga we are also focusing runes and rune magic. Here there is our rune magic based new class for 5E! Runewalker!
How does it work?
Runewalker is a class based on the Norse runes and runecraft tradition. In runecrafting, everything starts with a simple rune carrying a simple meaning and by adding other runes to it, it can be shaped into a more complex form carrying more complex meanings. This was the thing what we exactly did. Everything started with a fire rune protecting someone from the cold. At the end of the day, this fire rune took a shape such that it can burn down villages in a breeze. By this way, a class who can craft new runes and uses them to bring mighty enemies down quite easily was created, runewalker.
These rune users are called as runewalkers because of a very straight logic. They walk on different rune paths. This is their lifestyle. As being said, there are many different runepaths specialized on different aspects. To illustrate, while fire path is focusing on creating fire, heating and burning something, travel path focuses on making travel easier in Svilland Saga.
While there are different rune paths that can be invoked by runewalkers, there are also different ways to activate them. So, archetypes are based on this logic. You will find detailed information about this archetypes in our book.
Since runewalkers’ main job is to learn, craft and cast new runes, basically they are spellcasters. But, do not worry, as said before, there are many runepaths. Nothing will stop you from grabbing your axe, covering yourself with runes and charging your enemies head-on shouting your god’s name.