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Monday, 19th January, 2009, 05:28 AM #11
Waghalter (Lvl 7)
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The idea of being an ancient giant-created warforged is very appealing. I'll go with that. Now to come up with name, detailed background, and the actual mechanical options. I'm not sure whether I'll go two-hander or weapon-and-shield (definitely no plans for a tempest fighter). Depends on who else joins up, I suppose.
One more though, this time regarding languages... on the one hand, why would an ancient Xen'drik giant-created warforged speak modern Khorvairian Common? On the other hand, not being able to speak with anyone would be a problem. Any ideas, EKB?
EDIT: My fighter might multi to warlord, but probably not immediately, as there are lots of other things to do with that level 1 feat (probably a superior weapon, but we'll see).
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Monday, 19th January, 2009, 07:34 AM #12
Enchanter (Lvl 12)
As always, once bitten by the bug of character generation, I cannot rest until its done. So, here we are: Hesh Sul'tashk, Hobgoblin WarleaderHesh Sul'tashk, Hobgoblin WarleaderWhat HappendThat Which is Neeful
Monday, 19th January, 2009, 07:55 AM #13
Waghalter (Lvl 7)
Hesh looks great, Stonegod. Although how did "Stand Your Ground" get in there? That's a dwarven racial ability, isn't it?
I'm still trying to decide between sword, axe, and hammer, and two-hander shield. Your warlord would seem to work better with a two-hander type, due to the potential for extra melee basic attacks. But if I'm the only defender, I'm likely to want a shield. Decisions, decisions...
It'll help when more folks express interest. Not knowing who else we'd be working with, it's tough to know for sure what to build towards. If we get a paladin, swordmage, or warden, for example, I'd be more comfortable going in a more damage-based direction than pure defender.
Monday, 19th January, 2009, 08:43 AM #14
Enchanter (Lvl 12)
Monday, 19th January, 2009, 11:27 AM #15
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
Interested! Definitely! I love Eberron...I struggled thinking about playing strange background from who-knows-which timeline, but in the end I think a "normal" background will be just as fun to depict reaction to the "strangeness" of the other players...
If you want a more "Eberron" background, let me know...
So here's Thormir Brassbeard, Dwarf Warlock 1
Thormir was once simply the young first son of a rich and influent dwarven merchant family from the Mror Holds. His father, richest of his clan, had many investments in mines, caravans, all kinds of markets. And Thormir learned well the things he needed to to earn money. He was clever, and smart, quite a good talker for a dwarf, and most important of all, appropriately greedy.
But one day, his future, already drawn before his eyes, changed. His clan had to hire a group of adventurers to get rid of a bunch of particularly persistent orc marauders which were harassing the business in the area. The job went smoothly, as the adventurers easily got rid of the threat and gloriously entered the high walls of the dwarven city. But the point is, they were rich. Not just "rich", they were awfully Rich!
They were luxuriously clothed, even going to battle. They spent and gave away gold pieces like it was nothing. They nonchalantly wielded spectacular and incredibly rare magic items... in brief, Thormir choice was swiftly made. Raiding catacombs, fighting orc warlords, adventuring in other wordls... apparently, they were not only an exotic way to kill time, but a veritable business, and a highly profitable one, at that!
Problem was, Thormir was too slow and not strong enough to be a good warrior. He tried the magicks, but dwarves aren't particularly talented arcanists, and Thormir couldn't even learn the simplest tricks. His faith appropriately resided in Moradin, like it should be for a good dwarf, but it was not that overwhelming.
The solution came to him when he remebered the sorcerous mercenary he drunk under the table declare that what was needed to use powers like his own, was "toughness". "For Kol Korran's beard", thought Thormir,"the guy was lying half-uncounscious on my stone floor and I was all right, or I'll be damn'd!!"
Thormir spent years, and most of his small personal fortune to pursue knowldge on that suitable power, and in the end, he was able to bind infernal powers by contract.
Now, a more mature dwarf, about 50 years old, Thormir is still experimenting his new... possibilities, departing from home, promising to return greatly enriched and glorified...
Two months later, Thormir was putting his hands on a chest full of gold, to be divided with two companions... and the next moment he was on a beach... without the gold!! YEARGH!!!
Last edited by Atanatotatos; Wednesday, 21st January, 2009 at 11:00 AM.
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Monday, 19th January, 2009, 12:20 PM #16
Thaumaturgist (Lvl 9)
I'll shoot for a Warforged Warden. Basic background, he was constructed, possibly illegaly, at the end of the war to help protect druidic teams trying to reclaim devestated wilderness areas.
I will put him together this evening and post tomorrow
Last edited by Phaezen; Monday, 19th January, 2009 at 12:24 PM.
Monday, 19th January, 2009, 03:26 PM #17
Waghalter (Lvl 7)
Okay! With a warden looking to be in the mix, I think I can safely go with a more offensive-oriented fighter. Fullblade, here I come!
I'll aim to get my character posted today.
I also see interesting contrasts between a giant-era warforged and a post-Last War warforged.
Monday, 19th January, 2009, 04:35 PM #18
Novice (Lvl 1)
I absolutely love this concept!! I'm thinking human ranger from the time of the lycan purge, or perhaps a changeling (doppleganger) saboteur (or counter-agent) from the last war preparing to destroy (or prevent the destruction of) Sharn's Crystal Tower. I'll have something up by this weekend.
Last edited by mcnathan80; Monday, 19th January, 2009 at 05:30 PM.
Tuesday, 20th January, 2009, 12:19 AM #19
Thaumaturgist (Lvl 9)
I'd be interested in this as well, probably as a melee striker. My two possible ideas are:
1. An elven rogue (artful dodger/aerialist), an unmarked member of a House Phiarlan entertainment caravan who had just been selected for more advanced training in service to the house (an acrobat, she had been selected for intrusion/assasination training). Probably from sometime before House Thuranni split away, but not long before- maybe circa 960, during the midst of the war. One of her first "lessons" was a nighttime chase through the streets and towers of Sharn- but one dark alley doorway opened into a whole different land. Was this some kind of more elaborate test, an illusion worked by the masters of the House of shadows?
2. A shifter two-blade ranger, from the Eldeen Reaches, current era. Most of the fighting strength of his village was sapped by the demands of the war, and he was one of the first of his generation to come of age and take his place amongst the hunters. But the winter was hard, and he had been forced to push himself harder on his patrols to keep the hunting grounds safe from interlopers and predators- imagine his surprise when he woke from a hastily-built snowcave to find himself somewhere very different...
Tuesday, 20th January, 2009, 12:53 AM #20