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    Recruiting! In the Service of Cyre [4ed Eberron]

    I have decided to try my hand at running a 4ed PbP.

    The Premise: The War of Usurpers has been raging on for years. In Cyre, her majesty the Queen employs every tool she can lay hands on to defend her realm and reclaim the Throne of Galifar to which she has the rightful claim: the Warforged of House Cannith, various Magebred creations from House Vadalis, the church of the Sovereign Host, mercenaries from abroad, and the heroes of her own country. One of the youngest of these heroes is her own son, Prince Oargev. He leads a brave band of adventurers loyal to him and to Cyre, doing what he can to help in the war effort.

    You, the PCs, will be playing as Prince Oargev and his sworn companions. The first adventure will start when the Prince is barely 17 years old, sent on important, but supposedly safe, affairs of state.

    Note on the Mourning: I am not afraid to change Eberron’s history to tell this story. The PCs all should believe in the success of Cyre, or at least the Prince—even when you, the players, know what approaches for Cyre.

    The Characters

    4-6 PCs.

    This is not an anything goes, hodge-podge Eberron game, but most character ideas should work. I have identified a number of Archetypal Characters I want as my PCs, and list them below, along with how many I am willing to take into a party.

    Prince Oargev
    I need 1 of him.
    Race: Human or Half-Elf
    Class: Warlord, Bard, Cleric, Paladin, Fighter or Invoker
    Religion: Sovereign Host

    Hook: You are heir to the throne of Cyre. You lead a band of sworn companions, trusted advisors, and loyal servants on missions of state, aiding your country in the War of Usurpers. Your ultimate goal is to restore the Kingdom of Galifar under its true and rightful monarch: your mother.


    Cyran Nobility
    I will take between 0-4 Cyran Nobles
    Race: Human, Half-Elf (most common); Elf, Halfling, Changeling, Gnome, Dwarf, or Half-Orc (less common)
    Class: Any Martial, Arcane, Shadow, or Divine class
    Religion: Sovereign Host (most common); Dark Six, Blood of Vol, Silver Flame, or Spirits of the Past (less common)

    Hook: You are a member of one of Cyre’s noble families, perhaps even a distant relative of the royal family. You have been raised alongside the crown prince, chosen at a young age to be his life-long companion. Your family owns land, employs servants, and has a tradition of service to the crown.


    Cyran Patriot
    I will take between 0-3 Cyran Patriots
    Race: Human, Halfling, Half-Elf, Elf, Changeling, Gnome, Dwarf, Half-Orc, or Shifter
    Class: Any Martial, Arcane, Divine, or Shadow class
    Religion: Sovereign Host (most common); Dark Six, Silver Flame, Spirits of the Past, Blood of Vol (less common)

    Hook: You are a citizen of Cyre and have distinguished yourself through exemplary training, skill, and/or service. You have been chosen to serve and advise Crown Prince Oargev, accompanying him on missions of state.


    Dragonmarked Scion
    I will take between 0-2 Dragonmarked Scions
    Race: Human, Half-Elf, Halfling, Elf, Dwarf, Gnome, Half-Orc (house appropriate)
    Class: Any
    Religion: Sovereign Host, Dark Six (most common); Silver Flame (less common)

    Hook: You are a member of a Dragonmarked house that has been assigned to work with Prince Oargev. Your family is among the economic elite, exercising great power and influence over certain sectors of the war-time economy. Alternately, your high position in life may have put you in position to become a friend and companion to Oargev growing up.


    Foreign National
    I will take between 0-2 Foreign Nationals
    Race: Elf, Halfling, Drow, Dragonborn, Human, Tiefling, Hobgoblin, Goblin, Bugbear, Eladrin, Minotaur, Gnoll, or Kalashtar
    Class: Any
    Religion: Spirits of the Past, Deathless Ancestors, Sovereign Host/Dark Six (Dragon variant, Nature variant), Scorpion King, Silver Flame (Demon Waste variant), atheist, Path of Light

    Hook: You are from a foreign culture, working with Cyre either independently or with your government’s sanction. You may be a representative from Aerenal, Valinar, the Talenta Plains, Xen’Drick, Argonessen, the Demon Wastes, the Rhuukan Draal, The Feyspires, Droaam, Adar, Q’barra, or Riedra. Your strange ways bring an interesting point of view to court politics, which has ingratiated you to Prince Oargev.


    Sovereign Priest
    I will take between 0-1 Sovereign Priests
    Race: Human, Halfling, Half-Elf, Elf, Changeling, Gnome, Dwarf, Half-Orc, Shifter
    Class: Any Divine
    Religion: Sovereign Host

    Hook: You serve the predominant religion of Cyre, the Sovereign Host. You are either a priest of the entire pantheon or of a single deity, and you have been assigned to Prince Oargev to provide religious and moral guidance.


    Warforged Servant
    I will take between 0-1 Warforged Servants
    Race: Warforged
    Class: Any Arcane or Martial
    Religion: None in particular

    Hook: You have been given to Prince Oargev by House Cannith to serve him in some specific capacity. You are an early-model warforged trained in battle and/or arcane practices.


    Druidic Initiate
    I will take between 0-1 Druidic initiates
    Race: Human, Half-Orc, Shifter, Elf, Gnome, Half-Elf, Dwarf, Halfling, Changeling
    Class: Any Primal
    Religion: Wardens of the Wood, Gatekeepers, Greensingers (common), Ashbound, Children of Winter (less common)

    Hook: You are an initiate in one of the druidic sects of Khorvaire. You have befriended the Cyran crown and work as an advisor on matters of nature and sealed-away ancient evils.


    Character Submission
    Sources: Any WotC 4ed source. No 3rd party sources. Follow your archetype.

    1st level; 100 gp. While many characters will technically be richer than this, 100 gp represents what you have carrying around with you.

    I need:
    1. Which Archetype do you match?
    2. 1 paragraph (3-8 sentences) backstory about how you met Prince Oargev and entered his service.
    3. 1 paragraph (3-8 sentences) description (both physical and personality).
    4. Character Sheet. Please either attach a Builder sheet or use the Summary format from character builder.
    5. Magic items (level 2-10) you would be interested in seeing your PC obtain at some point. This locks you into nothing.
    6. Which Paragon Path you’d maybe be interested in pursuing if the game makes it that far. This locks you in to nothing.

    Selection
    You will be competing against other people in your Archetype and other people in your Role. Also, I would like a fairly steady post rate (3-4 times a week maybe?) that picks up a bit in combat. We'll work out details beyond this when a list is posted.

    Recruiting is closed.
    Final selection will be made sometime Friday.

    I want a Prince Oargev and 3-5 interesting companions for him. I want a well-rounded party. I want to provide a fun gaming experience for any and all involved.

    Submissions so far:
    Leaders
    DistractingFlare- Prince Oargev ir'Wynarn, Human Warlord
    renau1g- Prince Oargev ir'Wynarn, Half-Elf Bard
    pathfinderq1- Maeve, Human Bard

    Defenders
    Dekana- Kraken, Warforged Fighter
    BarrelRider- Trystan d'Lyrandar, Half-Elf Swordmage
    pathfinderq1- Revekka d'Deneith, Human Swordmage

    Controller
    yzard- Thom Trannith, Human Wizard

    Strikers
    Shayuri- Dev, Changeling Assassin
    Walking Dad- Varis d'Lyrandar, Half-Elf Sorcerer
    hero4hire- Arisaem Dracunculus, Dragonborn Sorcerer
    BarrelRider- Lord Cyrick ir'Garrn, Half-Elf Rogue
    Last edited by ShaggySpellsword; Friday, 13th November, 2009 at 02:33 AM. Reason: Submissions and Deadline

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    I Defended The Walls!

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    Argh, I have a cool idea for this, but I can't do a full submission yet because I'm at work.

    Just to give an idea though: My idea is a changeling assassin, part of a family that has been charged with protecting and serving the royal family of Cyre since times immemorial. I would be a friend and confidant to the Prince, and generally pose as a functionary and/or servant. My first duty is to protect the Prince from dangers he may not see. The second is to give him what aid he should ask for. The third, support him in ways that even he may not know of to ensure his success...for the fate of my family is ever linked to the fate of the royal family, and my duty to one is my duty to both.

    Anyway, I know it's not a real submission yet, but I'll have it all up by the numbers asap.

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    Cool idea! Methinks I will be working on a submission tonight.
    http://leb.wikia.com/wiki/LEB:PC:Filo_d%27Jorasco_(Hero4Hire)

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    Shayuri- Color me intrigued. Looking forward to seeing more.
    h4h- looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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    1. Which Archetype do you match? Foriegn National
    2. 1 paragraph (3-8 sentences) backstory about how you met Prince Oargev and entered his service. Far to the East of Khorvaire, deep in the bowels of Argonnessen there is a place, known to only Dragonkin as The Chamber. There Dragons interpret the Draconic Prophecy and uses it to shape the world to the dragons' liking. It was there they concluded a Man-child would be born of Noble-Blood In Cyre and would play an instrumental part in the Prophecy. But for good or ill was up to debate! They sent one of their servants; a Dragonborne known as Arisaem to watch over the human and to be there when it was time to aid...or hinder his part in Destiny.
    Arisaem did his part by saving a Young Prince Oargev from a fire (which may or may not have been started by the Dragonborne himself) while acting as an Ambassador to Cyre. Thereby ingratiating himself with the Royal Family, becoming something of an "Adopted Uncle" to the Princeling ever since.
    3. 1 paragraph (3-8 sentences) description (both physical and personality).
    Arisaem is a tall serpentine figure whose broad shoulders bely his narrow waist. His prostigeous height often has him hunched over to navigate areas built for much shorter races. This however only adds to his menacing appearence. Personality-wise he comes off like a snake-oil salesman, though one extremely good at his job. During his time in Khorvaire he has indulged much in the pleasures the Continent have to offer that are virtually unknown in his Homeland.
    TO GM
    Despite himself and his mission, The time Arisaem has spent with the Prince has made him to grow genuinely fond of the Boy. So much so that he is unsure he would be able to fulfill his mission if it were to come to it.

    4. Character Sheet. Please either attach a Builder sheet or use the Summary format from character builder.
    ====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ======
    Arisaem Dracunculus, level 1
    Dragonborn, Sorcerer
    Spell Source: Dragon Magic
    Dragon Soul: Dragon Soul Fire
    Dragon Breath Key Ability: Dragon Breath Strength
    Dragon Breath Damage Type: Dragon Breath Fire
    Background: Argonnessen (+2 to Athletics)

    FINAL ABILITY SCORES
    Str 18, Con 11, Dex 13, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 18.

    STARTING ABILITY SCORES
    Str 16, Con 11, Dex 13, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 16.


    AC: 14 Fort: 14 Reflex: 11 Will: 16
    HP: 23 Surges: 6 Surge Value: 5

    TRAINED SKILLS
    Arcana +5, Intimidate +11, Diplomacy +9, Bluff +9

    UNTRAINED SKILLS
    Acrobatics +1, Dungeoneering -1, Endurance, Heal -1, History +2, Insight -1, Nature -1, Perception -1, Religion, Stealth +1, Streetwise +4, Thievery +1, Athletics +6

    FEATS
    Level 1: Focused Expertise (Dagger)

    POWERS
    Sorcerer at-will 1: Burning Spray
    Sorcerer at-will 1: Dragonfrost
    Sorcerer encounter 1: Tearing Claws
    Sorcerer daily 1: Lightning Breath

    ITEMS
    Adventurer's Kit, Dagger (2), Travel Papers, Identification Papers, with Portrait, Everburning Torch
    ====== Copy to Clipboard and Press the Import Button on the Summary Tab ======
    5. Magic items (level 2-10) you would be interested in seeing your PC obtain at some point. Hopefully this list is changeable down the road if I get in.

    Lvl 2 Wyrmtooth Dagger +1
    Lvl 3 Stoneskin cloth +1
    Lvl 4 Cloak of Distortion +1
    Lvl 5 Bloodthread cloth +1
    Lvl 6 Burning Gauntlets
    Lvl 7 Agile Resolve cloth +2
    Lvl 8 Paired Weapon Dagger +2
    Lvl 9 Backlash Tattoo
    Lvl 10 Hat of Disguise

    6. Which Paragon Path youd maybe be interested in pursuing if the game makes it that far. This locks you in to nothing.

    Dragonsoul Heir ~OR~ Dragon Guardian
    http://leb.wikia.com/wiki/LEB:PC:Filo_d%27Jorasco_(Hero4Hire)

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    1. Which Archetype do you match? Prince Oargev
    2. 1 paragraph (3-8 sentences) backstory about how you met Prince Oargev and entered his service. I'd spent most of my life kept from the harsh reality of life beyond my family's walls. I'd had private tutors to teach me everything from history, to literature, to music, and tactics. I'd even had some of the finest generals teach me their methods of leading men in battle and picked up a few tricks myself. I'd spent time with sages and mages, learning some minor magicks that would aid me in my life. When the War broke out my world was shattered, no longer was I to be the spoiled son of the Queen, but I was being asked to lead this ragtag group in a mission I'm told is to ensure the survival of our country. I can't wait.

    3. 1 paragraph (3-8 sentences) description (both physical and personality).

    The Prince is little more than a boy and doesn't cut an imposing figure by any stretch of the imagination. He is 140 lbs dripping wet and stands only slightly over 5'6". His long, curly brown hair is kept behind his semi-pointed ears, proudly displaying his heritage. Prince Oargev may not have the physical presence that others do, but he makes up for it with an unwavering allegiance to the crown and battles with a tremendous force of will, drawing out the best in others. Despite the grim situation, he maintains an element of optimism and lightheartedness as he's confident (overconfident?) in the outcome of the battle.

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    4. Character Sheet. Please either attach a Builder sheet or use the Summary format from character builder.
    CS


    ====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ======
    level 1
    Half-Elf, Bard
    Bardic Virtue: Virtue of Valor
    Background: Indulged Scion (+2 to Bluff)

    FINAL ABILITY SCORES
    Str 11, Con 17, Dex 10, Int 14, Wis 8, Cha 18.

    STARTING ABILITY SCORES
    Str 11, Con 15, Dex 10, Int 14, Wis 8, Cha 16.


    AC: 17 Fort: 13 Reflex: 14 Will: 15
    HP: 29 Surges: 10 Surge Value: 7

    TRAINED SKILLS
    Arcana +7, Intimidate +9, History +7, Bluff +11, Diplomacy +11

    UNTRAINED SKILLS
    Acrobatics, Dungeoneering, Endurance +3, Heal, Insight +2, Nature, Perception, Religion +3, Stealth, Streetwise +5, Thievery, Athletics

    FEATS
    Bard: Ritual Caster
    Level 1: Arcane Reserves

    POWERS
    Bard at-will 1: War Song Strike
    Bard at-will 1: Cutting Words
    Dilettante: Burning Spray
    Bard encounter 1: Shout of Triumph
    Bard daily 1: Stirring Shout

    ITEMS
    Ritual Book, Adventurer's Kit, Chainmail, Light Shield, Longsword, Horn
    ====== Copy to Clipboard and Press the Import Button on the Summary Tab ======


    5. Magic items (level 2-10) you would be interested in seeing your PC obtain at some point. Hopefully this list is changeable down the road if I get in.

    Lvl 2 Harmonic Songblade +1
    Lvl 3 Brooch of Shielding +1
    Lvl 4 Deathstalker Longsword +1
    Lvl 5 Exalted Chainmail +1
    Lvl 6 Goblin Stompers
    Lvl 7 Amulet of Elegy +2 (AV2)
    Lvl 8 Harsh Songblade +2
    Lvl 9 Bold Victory Finemail +2
    Lvl 10 Salve of Power

    6. Which Paragon Path you’d maybe be interested in pursuing if the game makes it that far. This locks you in to nothing.

    War Chanter is the most likely


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    L4W Judge - Come try PbP in the Transitive Isles (4e - Homebrew)
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    Good submission. Of course, your competition is Distracting Flare and his Warlord version on Oargev. A little note on back-story: the War has been going on since before you were born, so it is pretty much all you've ever known. Other than that, I like this beginning and the possible places it could go. It will be a hard choice to pick an Oargev.


    We now have:
    2 completed Oargevs, both leaders
    2 completed Strikers
    1 completed Defender

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    Dear GM,
    I've greatly expanded my character's background. Please take a moment to check that out in my original post.

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    1. Which Archetype do you match?
    Cyran Noble. Callen is the foppish son of Lord Cydrick il'Garrn, a trusted member of the Queen's Council. Lord Cydrick lives in fear of his son ruining the family's status when Prince Orgaev realizes how useless he is.

    2. 1 paragraph (3-8 sentences) backstory about how you met Prince Oargev and entered his service.
    Callen has known Oargev since the two were youths roaming the halls of the court. While Oargev was trapped by tutors and other princely duties, Callen mastered the art of escape quite early. The prince learned to appreciate Callen's humor and ability to grant him a few stolen moments of peace amidst the busy schedule of royalty.
    It was through these efforts that Oargev came to see Callen's true potential, and the two cultivated his wastrel image and their odd friendship.

    3. 1 paragraph (3-8 sentences) description (both physical and personality).
    Callen is a scrawny, clumsy half-elf. His tawny hair is constantly escaping any attempt to keep it styled, and his brown eyes are usually glazed over with disinterest. At least that's how he appears to those who don't know him.
    Underneath the callow fool's visage is the mind of a true inquisitive. He is constantly assessing and observing those around him with a keen eye. Once he knows he is no longer being observed, he is ready to do anything in the name of the crown.

    4. Character Sheet. Please either attach a Builder sheet or use the Summary format from character builder.
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    ====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ======
    Callen, level 1
    Half-Elf, Rogue
    Build: Trickster Rogue
    Rogue Tactics: Artful Dodger
    Background: Society - Noble (+2 to Insight)

    FINAL ABILITY SCORES
    Str 8, Con 12, Dex 18, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 16.

    STARTING ABILITY SCORES
    Str 8, Con 10, Dex 18, Int 10, Wis 11, Cha 14.


    AC: 14 Fort: 11 Reflex: 16 Will: 13
    HP: 24 Surges: 7 Surge Value: 6

    TRAINED SKILLS
    Stealth +9, Thievery +9, Perception +5, Acrobatics +9, Insight +9, Bluff +8

    UNTRAINED SKILLS
    Arcana, Diplomacy +5, Dungeoneering, Endurance +1, Heal, History, Intimidate +3, Nature, Religion, Streetwise +3, Athletics -1

    FEATS
    Level 1: Melee Training (Dexterity)

    POWERS
    Dilettante: Twin Strike
    Rogue at-will 1: Clever Strike
    Rogue at-will 1: Sly Flourish
    Rogue encounter 1: Fox's Gambit
    Rogue daily 1: Confounding Attack

    ITEMS
    Short sword, Dagger (4), Leather Armor, Adventurer's Kit, Traveling papers, Inquisitive's Kit, Identification Papers, with Portrait
    ====== Copy to Clipboard and Press the Import Button on the Summary Tab ======

    5. Magic items (level 2-10) you would be interested in seeing your PC obtain at some point.
    Level 2: Quicksilver +1 Shortsword
    Level 3: Skald's +1 Leather Armor
    Level 4: Cloak of Distortion +1
    Level 5: Surefoot Boots
    Level 6: Distance +2 Dagger
    Level 7: Feinting Gloves
    Level 8: Graceful +2 Rapier
    Level 9: Mirror Sheen +2 Leather Armor
    Level 10: Hat of Disguise

    6. Which Paragon Path you’d maybe be interested in pursuing if the game makes it that far. This locks you in to nothing.
    Master Spy
    Last edited by BarrelRider; Saturday, 7th November, 2009 at 03:27 AM.

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    Interested, will fill the gaps later. A half-elf storm sorcerer, scion of house lyrandra (the storm one, don't have access to my books right now).

    Interested, will fill the gaps later. A half-elf storm sorcerer, scion of house lyrandra (the storm one, don't have access to my books right now).

    ====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&DI Character Builder ======
    level 1
    Half-Elf, Sorcerer
    Spell Source: Storm Magic

    FINAL ABILITY SCORES
    Str 10, Con 14, Dex 16, Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 18.

    STARTING ABILITY SCORES
    Str 10, Con 12, Dex 16, Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 16.


    AC: 13 Fort: 12 Reflex: 13 Will: 16
    HP: 26 Surges: 8 Surge Value: 6

    TRAINED SKILLS
    Arcana +5, Bluff +9, Diplomacy +11, Perception +5

    UNTRAINED SKILLS
    Acrobatics +3, Dungeoneering, Endurance +2, Heal, History, Insight +2, Intimidate +4, Nature, Religion, Stealth +3, Streetwise +4, Thievery +3, Athletics

    FEATS
    Level 1: Mark of Storm
    POWERS
    Sorcerer at-will 1: Burning Spray
    Sorcerer at-will 1: Lightning Strike
    Sorcerer encounter 1: Thundering Roar
    Sorcerer daily 1: Howling Tempest
    Half-Elf: Vicious Mockery

    ITEMS
    Adventurer's Kit, Cloth Armor (Basic Clothing), Dagger (2), Crossbow, Crossbow Bolts (20), Pouch, Belt (empty), Everburning Torch
    ====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&DI Character Builder ======
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