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Ichabarr is the headless stallion-lord of the Herd of the Damned, a herd of skeletal centaurs that roams the Parchwood Timberlands of northern Tal'Dorei, in the adventure hook Legend of the Headless Horse-Man in the Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting sourcebook, set in 812 PD.[1] In Headless Horse-Man, set in 836 PD, Ichabarr and his centaur skeletons similarly continue their activity in the region, spiriting away young bachelors.[3]

So far, Ichabarr has not appeared nor been mentioned onstream.

Abilities[]

As a skeletal centaur, Ichabarr uses a Centaur Skeleton statblock[4] with the nightmare's Ethereal Stride ability.[1] This ability is also called Spirit Away, and offers the added benefit of allowing unwilling creatures to be taken as long as they fail a DC 13 Charisma saving throw.[5]

Trivia[]

  • Ichabarr's name is based on Ichabod Crane, the protagonist of Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", in which Ichabod seems to encounter the apparition of the Headless Horseman, a headless soldier riding on horseback.
    • Incidentally, the name itself may also roughly translate to "no head": The "Ich-" of "Ichabod" comes from the Hebrew "אי" (meaning "not"), and the Irish word "barr" means "tip", "top", or "head".
  • While it is confirmed that Ichabarr was originally a living centaur, it is unknown if the members of his Herd of the Damned are the same, since many of the centaur skeletons of the region were actually created by Sylas and Delilah Briarwood between 805 and 810 PD, since they enjoyed experimenting with the remains of different creatures, combining and animating them.[4] It's very likely that those unnatural centaurs are the origin of the undead activity among their natural peers (and some even develop additional abilities), but it is unknown which are part of Ichabarr's herd.[1][3]

References[]

Art:

  1. Official art of Ichabarr and his herd, by John Anthony Di Giovanni from Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn pg. 255. This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
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