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Saturday, 5th May, 2012, 06:24 AM #1
Magsman (Lvl 14)
[OOC Discussion] A Call for Lovers (DM: jbear Judge??)
Okay h¡ guys, lets do a roll call:
"A Call for Lovers"
1: @LordGraz'zt (creating PC; nearly finished) lvl 1: Striker
2: @treex (creating Watersoul Genasi Scout) lvl 1: Striker
3: @Neil1889 ( nearly complete Rain, Tiefling Shielding Swordmage) lvl 1: Defender
4: @Daeja (in process of creating Eladrin Rogue) lvl 1: Striker
5: @Nemesis Destiny (in process of creating PC) lvl 1: Open to anything
6: @Son of Meepo (Wrathful Invoker) lvl 1: Controller
Here you can talk about balancing out the group and even tying your backgrounds together.
The adventure will take place in a new region I'm going to plonk on the map called the Crystal Isles. It will be on the main trade route between The Jade Kingdoms and Daunton. It will consist of a series of islands all named after different crystals, with many growing trade cities scattered about the place.
The action will take place initially on Bloodstone, in the thriving port of Sybar, a city ruled by Count Varis, a man renowned for his love of his island and the region. It will move from their to a neighbouring island Elestial to the city of Crystal Brook and the Sildaine Forest, where Count Varis will ask you to go and resolve a dispute between the two peoples in his name.
Here are some blurbs that may inspire links to backgrounds for you from the adventure:
You grew up in Crystalbrook. a small agricultural community on the plains near the Sildaine Forest and the town's namesake, the stream known as the Crystalbrook. Familiar with the town and its troubles, you're also known as a capable individual there. You know the town's ruler, Lady Anya Tamora, and her son, Orlando, to some degree. Lady Tamora is fair but stern, sanctioning
retaliation against fey incursions and doing her best to protect her people. Orlando is brave and honest, but he has shown no interest in rulership since his father died a decade ago. He has refused involvement in any action against the Sildaine fey.
Do you know the Tamora family well? What was your job in Crystalbrook before you answered Count Varis's call? What was your reputation beyond your known competence? Do you think badly of the fey in the nearby woods? Have you or your family had trouble with the Sildaine fey? What about others you know? Have you harmed the fey in some way?
You grew up in the ancient Sildaine Forest, maybe in the elven village that stands alongside the Crystal brook as it runs through the woods. You know all too well of the area's recent troubles. The woodland realm usually provides for all, but recent events-weather, strange creatures, and incursions from the nearby town of Crystalbrook-have disturbed the tranquility of your home. Carric, Lord of the Sildaine, has established edicts to keep nonfey out of the forest and tax those passing through on the roads. But even his youngest
daughter, Juliana, is an1Qng those reluctant to follow the decrees. You've always known her as determined, curious, and daring. Perhaps she knows something others don't.
How well do you know Lord Carric, his wife Myran, and his children, especially Juliana? What do you do in the Sildaine Forest? What do the other fey of the forest think of you? Why did you answer Count Varis's call? What do you think of the overbold townsfolk of Crystalbrook? Have you or any you care about had trouble with them? Did you act against the town in any way?
You are a citizen of Count Varis's city of Sybar, a small but cosmopolitan place where several trade routes converge. The city offers countless challenges and opportunities, and you have availed yourself of several
in your chosen career. You have heard of troubles on the frontier in the nearby island of Elestial, and when Count Varis called for aid, you answered. You know the count to be a fair man who loves his city and the region.
Why did you answer the count's call? What did you do before you answered? What district of the city did you grow up in-docks, farm, slum, trade, or noble? Do you hope to gain anything in this quest? How do other Sybarans think of you? Do you have relatives in the town of Crystal brook or Sildaine Forest?
Of course you don't have to use this at all. You just need a reason to be in the region and to receive a call from Count Varis, which is where I think I'll kick things off.
Last edited by jbear; Saturday, 5th May, 2012 at 10:22 AM.
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