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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:48 pm    Post subject: New Campaign Character Selection Reply with quote

Let's start here, until we get a devoted forum section for Lorin's Campaign.

I've decided to go Rogue. And in doing so, done what no DM has been able to do....

I've eliminated all of Jared's pre-campaign character choices to one: the Bladesinger.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent Jaren. That will be quite the change for you... Especially if you remain your favorite character class.

I will post more details this weekend about the adventure and will email background details to be inserted into your background stories once I have all your character class desires. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now that I've had time to digest the shock to my system that I cannot play a rogue or the uptillion variations of that class that I've had lined up. I have indeed digressed to one class but fear not I just added another, a ranger/arcane archer. sorry Scott.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I've decided on a story arc. Plan on being Level 5.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good level 5 it is. nothing more? Should we just assume standard PC treasure found on page 215 or there about in the phbii? I'm dying for the story line. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think at least 125,000 gp per player should suffice Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um, no. lol

But yes, take the base wealth from page 215 in the PBH II.

That is the amount of $5,400 GP. Also, to add flavor, roll a 20-sided die and take the number X100 as an extra amount. This will indicate how good (or bad) of an adventurer you were from levels 1-5. Very Happy

Email me that number you rolled and what character you are going to be. Or post it here. I need to know at least your character by the end of this week, please. Otherwise I'll be rushing to get your background tie-in's and you'll be rushing to provide a suitable background story.

You will get a whopping TWO (2) RP's for writing your own background story, so get to it and get me your character classes. Anything else you want to add, as far as where you're from, etc. will be helpful.

It's going to be fun. boxing violent3 Boo hoo!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incidentally the 5400 gp is actually the gp for a fourth level character. Its 9000 gp for a fifth lvl. So which number should we go with?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must have looked at the wrong column.

Everything I said above, except take 9,000 GP. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waterdeep -City of Splendors
My name is E’liarsin or Eli. I’m a corporal in the City Guard or was. Life in the Guard was good. I have to admit there was never a dull moment in the Docks Ward. A couple of months down there and I was a veteran for anything the North Ward and Trades Ward could through at me. In fact, life was all out boring when my reassignment out of the Docks happened. The Trades Ward at night kept me on my toes. The footpads would be out and about and the Watch would need our help, but honestly North Ward was cushy. The most excitement I ever got there is when I had to escort a noble down to the Docks to receive a shipment of some fine artwork. The thieves’ guild knew it was coming and we had to fight our way back to North Ward and even on to his home. The irony is once we got it inside he had it stolen from him two days later, it seems the guild could not be persuaded to give up. I have to thank that noble though, he set me on my current path, sort of anyways. I was called in one day to provide a little extra muscle as this nobleman went to the Trade Ward for a meeting. He rented a room to meet with someone he called a “specialist in recovery”. It seems he wanted his artwork back, funny these nobles feel so slighted with every crime. Anyway, we met in a “secret room” which simply means it was warded from eavesdropping. There was a man in the room, slight of build, cloaked, probably an elf. He was hard to look at, by that I mean my eyes just seemed to wander away from him, as if he weren’t there. He had a single sword strapped to his back. After ten minutes a deal had been struck and a sum of platinum negotiated, I’m sure the amount was twice what the art was worth, but as my noble friend reminded me it was “the principle of the matter”. We left and on our way back to North Ward, we had made it about four blocks when I felt a note pressed into my hands, I never noticed anyone walking near me. I quickly looked around and caught a glimpse of the elf we had just met. He was walking away from me but looked back over his shoulder gave me smile and a nod then disappeared around the corner. The note said “I can see the potential is there. Go see Master Norry- Trade Ward- Hammer and Shield- Tell them you wish to “sing the blade” give them this note.
There was no signature only a wax seal of a sword with two streamers from the hilt. I did nothing for a couple of months but the words of that note nagged me daily. Finally I went to the Hammer and Shield, where I was directed to Master Norry, He was a plump man with a dagger connected to a golden chain worn about his neck. He looked at me sizing me up, then without looking handed the note over his shoulder an elf emerged from the shadow and took the note, a single longsword strapped to his back. Master Norry simply said to me “Dhirsten here will begin your training”. Master Dhirsten looked me over once and said “we begin tomorrow morning, dawn, don’t be late.” My training to be a bladesinger began. But to this point in time I had no magic training. So Dhirsten made me learn that art first and then he said I must learn what it is to be a true elf next. So here I am today, several months after that first meeting, leaving Waterdeep in search of adventure because my Master’s last instruction to me was that I need experience “experience that can’t be found in the Guard or in my classes. He sent me away “fully trained” and I do feel trained at least pointed in the right direction enough that given practice and time I will be able to sing the blade.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Part II.
Master Norry told me that I might want to take my adventuring northward toward Everlund and Silverymoon. He mentioned I should start at a tree fortress knows as Teuveamanthar that was on the edge of the High Forest along the Dessarin trade route about a day south of the Dassarin itself. He gave me papers that he said “would help get my foot in the door”. When I arrived at the Forest Fortress I found a bustling little community that surrounded a lone giant oak. Within that giant oak I could see the fortress itself. The great oak stood afar off from the High Forest sitting atop a hill. I could see lookouts atop the tree and I imagined this provided a great vantage point for miles. The town itself was a bustle with dwarven craftsman building a stone wall around the town which appeared to have been completed to height of about five feet. There were shops and inns and tradesmen everywhere. The main gate was wide clearly designed to allow wagons up to three at a time to pass in one direction. Within the walls there were also several stage areas where wagons and goods were set at rest while their masters off bartering or seeking rest themselves. The unfinished walls had archers patrolling their tops and the gate was well manned. I was stopped as I approached and asked what my purpose was. Being directed toward the tree itself I took my leave after paying a copper piece entry fee. To make this long story short I was impressed by the town but was more impressed by its leaders. The mage Dietrich was the orchestrator of the community with sizeable help from a Dwarf an half-orc. Speaking with the latter two I was informed that they had been having problems with some Hill Giants that had been coming down from the lost peaks. They were sending a party of “negotiators” to work out a deal. Which was basically leave the trade route of Dessarin alone or get wiped out. Kreeg the half-orc was to lead the party so clearly negotiations were expected to be short and minimal if they existed at all. It was for this task that I was recruited. What an adventure that was. We marched with fifty men along the trade route up to the Dessarin river then turned toward the forest. Amongst the trees we could see a band of hill giants who had clearly been waiting for the next caravan to make its way across the river. Upon sighting the giants Kreeg called for ranks and the archers formed up behind him the rest of us foot soldiers formed lines in front of them. I stood next to the banner man. Once ranks were formed Kreeg asked the banner man for his pike. Then Kreeg provided a bloodied hill giant head from a bag and placed it on the pike for all to see. You would not believe the frenzy that worked up in those hill giants. With a roar they came rushing from the forest. Over the tin of clanging armor and rushing giants I heard our leader exclaim “Men, it looks like negotiations were unsuccessful. Archers, Fire!” Giants fell in a great storm of arrows and lightning bolts. Those few who made it through the wave quickly impaled themselves on pikes and finally the great Falchion of Kreeg would take the toughest left. From that first encounter we moved toward the Lost Peaks and had several more encounters. Every encounter began the same; a pike, a head and a proclamation that negotiations were unsuccessful. I learned a lot about giants and I filled my purse with 1700 GP on that one month excursion.
I hope this is the experience Master Dhirsten wanted me to gain.
Incidentally Lorin I rolled a 17 on the extra GP roll.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work, Jared.

I have created two new areas for everyone's use, called the Dragon Coast Adventure. SO, Jared, if you'd just copy and paste this into one post under the background stories, that would be awesome.

You'll find more information there as well over the next couple weeks.

This is going to be fun. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys, don't forget to email me your characters once you have them done. I want to have everything reviewed by the 8th.

Thanks. Smile
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