Re-Boot Parameters, Starting Stats, and Background Information
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THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW HERITAGE CAMPAIGN:
This will be a COMPLETE reset of my Greyhawk Campaign, and will be run separately from my main campaign, under the title:
GREYHAWK CY 576: GREAT LEGENDS RETOLD
The current year is CY 576; all is exactly as it is written in the World of Greyhawk boxed set.
I will NOT be using the second boxed set (Greyhawk: From The Ashes) and the Greyhawk Wars will NEVER happen.
I want to play in the world that the first boxed set describes, because it has always been, and always will be, my favorite D&D campaign setting.
Deities in use will be restricted to the Greyhawk, Norse, and Egyptian Pantheons (see Deities & Demigods 3.0 Ed Handbook.)
Current date: Coldeven 14, CY 576
: One week after Tellerian's 24th birthday.
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BACKGROUND INFO: TELLERIAN HAWKE
Tellerian's Father: Terryl Hawke
("The Wandering Watchknight") - Gray Elf Fighter, Follower of Corellon Larethian. Retired adventurer, whose family disowned him for marrying a Human girl. Terryl's age as of CY 576: 203 years old. (Birthdate: Sunsebb 22, CY 373.) Terryl began adventuring at the age of 140 (CY 513) and didn't retire until the age of 178 (CY 551.) Thus, his adventuring career spanned 38 years. Meeting his wife was one of the major motivations for his retirement, because he no longer wanted her to be in harm's way, especially considering her shorter lifespan, being a Human. Final level: 16th Level Fighter. Rolled Max Age: 350 + [64,57,100,68] = 350 + 289 = 639 years old. (He will die sometime in CY 1012.)
Tellerian's Mother: Cherienne Eriksson-Hawke
("The Red Blade of Rel Mord") - Human Rogue, Follower of Rudd. Retired adventurer, who met her husband when he rescued her from captivity in a Hobgoblin lair. Cherienne's age as of CY 576: 58 years old. (Birthdate: Planting 11, CY 518.) Cherienne was an adventurer for 14 years, from the age of 19 (CY 537) till the age of 33 (CY 551.) She had been with Terryl since the age of 25 (CY 543.) Upon retiring, she and Terryl were officially wed, and the following year, Tellerian, her first child, was born. Final level: 13th Level Rogue. Rolled Max Age: 70 + [16,17] = 70+33 = 103 years old. (She will die sometime in CY 621.)
Place of Residence:
The Hawke Family currently resides in the hamlet of Willip, in the Kingdom of Furyondy. Family Fortune (After Hawke's parents sold all of their old magical adventuring gear): 112,000 gp. (This is enough to live in a fancy, three-story house, with 10 acres worth of estate lands, and employ 5 servants, living a fancy lifestyle, for perpetuity.) Two of the 10 estate acres are comprised of a small vineyard; two of the servants, both gardeners, help Cherienne to cultivate and maintain the vineyard. The vineyard yields about 4,000 bottles per harvest cycle.
Half-Elf Fighter, Follower of Thor. Ex-soldier, who served for 4 years in the Royal Army of Furyondy, achieving the rank of Sergeant at Arms. Tellerian was a member of the Ninth Cavalry Unit, known as "The Longriders." Tellerian enlisted in the army at the age of 20, and was (recently, last week) released from service on his 24th birthday. Tellerian's age as of CY 576: 24 years old. (Birthdate: Coldeven 07, CY 552). Tellerian will be middle-aged at the age of 62 (CY 614); Max Age = 125 + 3d20 (Not yet rolled; min = 128, avg = 155, max = 185.) Thus, he currently has 38 years where he will be in his "adventuring prime."
Nimbar Gustavsson, aka "Nimbar The Watcher":
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BACKGROUND ON NIMBAR THE WATCHER:
Human Scout, Follower of Odin. Nimbar served with Tellerian in the same unit; he joined at the same time that Tellerian did, and thus, his service was up at the same time as well, thus, they were both released from duty on the same day. Nimbar's age as of CY 576: 22 years old. (Birthdate: Fireseek 19, CY 554); Nimbar will be middle-aged at the age of 35 (CY 589); Max Age = 70 + 2d20 (Not yet rolled; min = 72, avg = 90, max = 110.) Thus, he currently has 13 years where he will be in his "adventuring prime."
As was common in the olden days, Nimbar's mother died during childbirth, leaving his father to raise him alone. Nimbar's father, Gustav Eriksson
, was a retired army scout for the Royal Army of Furyondy, 17th Ranger Battalion. ("The Forest Runners.") Gustav's age as of CY 576: 51 years old. (Birthdate: Patchwall 02, CY 525); Max Age = 70 + 2d20 = 70 + (12,15) = 70+27 = 97 years old. (He will die sometime in CY 622.) Final level: 14th Level Ranger. Gustav was in the army for 16 years, from age 13 (as a waterboy), to age 29. (He was allowed to become a soldier at age 15); He had been out of the army for only a month when Nimbar was born.
Nimbar's father lives in the capitol city of Chendl, in a private, 2-story mansion. Gustav's personal fortune = 45,000 gp. (Enough to live comfortably for the rest of his life, and still leave his son a goodly inheritance.)
As third level characters, Hawke and Nimbar (and the other characters as well) would normally start off with 2,750 gp. (250 starting + 2,500 from level.)
As characters who were born to fulfill a great destiny, all of the party members have been granted the LEGENDARY DESTINY template, which is a 0-level template that grants the following benefits:
Three times normal starting gold (8,250 gp.)
2 free ranks in 4 different skills (player's choice, must be related to background); these skills can always be developed as if they were class skills, no matter what the charcacter's current class happens to be.
Nimbar's 4 skills (rank 2 in each):
Move Silently, Survival, Listen, and Spot.
Hawke's 4 skills (rank 2 in each):
Craft (Weaponsmith), Craft (Armorer), Open Lock, Sleight of Hand. (2 skills from father, 2 from mother.)
The other characters still need to pick theirs.
03] Character Creation Method:
One ability set to 13, other 5 abilities rolled on percentile (mulligan rules, using OTTER table.)
Hawke's percentile rolls: 60,55,94,77,100 ---[16,15,18,17,20] and a 13
Nimbar's percentile rolls: 40,42,92,73,91 ---[15,15,18,16,18] and a 13
Arcuan's percentile rolls: 54,57,62,94,91 ---[15,15,16,18,18] and a 13
Sphynx's percentile rolls: 94,98,84,72,87 ---[18,19,17,16,17] and a 13
Hawke's starting abilities:
Str 20, Dex 18, Con 17, Int 16, Wis 15, Cha 13
Nimbar's starting abilities:
Str 13, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 18, Wis 18, Cha 16
Arcuan's starting abilities:
Str 16, Dex 18, Con 16, Int 15, Wis 18, Cha 13
Sphynx's starting abilities: (Adjusted for Gray Elf racial mods):
Str 11, Dex 19, Con 14, Int 21, Wis 18, Cha 17
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More information will be added to this post over time, as need arises.