D&D 5E Keep on the Borderlands - OOC (Filled UP)

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Is that... Danish? Icelandic? Frysk? Because it's very close to my native Dutch. :)

West Frisian ( so Frysk?) via google translator. couple of points here~ I like using north Germanic tongues for dwarves and elves due to their folk lore affinity, though I have used Welsh and Gaelic for elvish before. Also, I freely mixed up the syntax so it probably does not translate well, since Ungar does not speak well, nor does he care to speak :)

and on an aside. a new concept has arisen in this RP dialogue: I like the idea that Wood elf and High elf are distinctly different languages with a common base, much like maybe German and Dutch are, with a common base ( or Spanish and French with base in Latin). In my RL campaign, I make PCs choose regional dialects of common (Chultan, Cormyrian, Luskan etc) and it can occur that they run into other NPCs who speak a regional common but they do not understand one another; This is something I am trying to emulate with Ungar who speaks common but has only grasped it loosely, his vernacular rough and incorrect.
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Almost done with Lindrel Sennt, female lore bard human (variant). Need to roll hit points.

Her background is mostly the criminal background with the Entertainer feature.

In fact, I was thinking she would arrive in town a day late (I'm catching up on the RP thread) just randomly as part of a caravan that she hitched a ride with because she's trying to outrun some gambling debts.

Point of note: I discovered you cannot take expertise with a tool as a bard, only a rogue can and there only with thieves tools. I find it odd that a bard cannot be expert in a musical instrument or any other random tool.

Oh, and magic items. [roll0] for persuasion
[roll1] for number of items

_: 1D100 = [61] = 61 on Table C is a potion of Invulnerability, rare

So no magic item here. Guess I'll buy potions with the 400gp

EDIT: Can she buy extra potions of healing since she is proficient with herbalism kit?
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Okay, here goes:

Name: Lady Lindrel Sennt
Race: Human
Background: Brothel Urchin
Class: Lore Bard-5
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral (good tendencies)
Proficiency Bonus: +3
Inspiration: No

Strength: 10 (+0/+1)
Athlethics: +1​

Dexterity: 16 (+3/+4), save +6
+Acrobatics: +6
+Sleight of Hand: +6
+Stealth: +6
+(+)Thieves Tools: +9​

Constitution: 14 (+2/+3)

Charisma: 16 (+3/+4), save +6
++Deception: +9
Intimidation: +4
+Performance: +6
++Persuasion: +9​
Passive Perception: 14
Passive Investigation: 15
Initiative: +4
AC: 15
Speed: 30 ft
Hit Dice: 5d8; Spent HD: none
HP: 34/34

Intelligence: 14 (+2/+3)
Arcana: +3
History: +3
+Investigation: +5
Nature: +3
Religion: +3​

Wisdom: 12 (+1/+2)
Animal Handling: +2
+Insight: +4
Medicine: +2
+Perception: +4
Survival: +2​

+Proficient, ++Expert
+(+) Expert because of masterwork.


[sblock="COMBAT"]OFFENSE Initiative: +4
Hand Crossbow

To Hit
1d8+3 (p)
1d6+4 (p)
light, [-]loading[/-], -5 atk for +10 dmg
varies, DC 14
AC: 15 (armor + Dex)
Strength: +0
Intelligence: +2
+Dexterity: +6
Wisdom: +1
Constitution: +2
+Charisma: +6
Bardic Inspiration: 3/3

Spells Per Long Rest
Spells Cast
SPELLS KNOWN 8 spells, 3 cantrips
Cantrips: Light, Message, Prestidigitation
1st level: Cure Wounds+, Disguise Self, Dissonant Whispers+
2nd level: Blindness/Deafness+, Phantasmal Force*, See Invisibility, Shatter+
3rd level: Dispel Magic+
+ Spell benefits from higher casting level; * Spell requires concentration; $ Requires a material component that costs money
[sblock="Spell notes"]Blindness/Deafness: V, 30 ft, 1 minute, Con save, additional targets with higher spell level.
Cure Wounds: VS, touch, Instant, 1d8+3 healing + 1d8 per spell level
Disguise Self: VS, self, 1 hour
Dispel Magic: VS, 120 ft, Instant
Dissonant Whispers: V, 60 ft, Instant, 3d6 psychic +1d6 per spell level, Wisdom Save for half damage
Message: VSM, 120 ft, 1 round
Phantasmal Force: VSM, 60 ft, 1 minute (C), Int save, 10 ft cube effect area.
Prestidigitation: VS, 10 ft, up to 1 hour
See Invisibility: VSM, self, 1 hour
Shatter: VSM, 60 ft, Instant, 10-ft radius, 3d8 thunder + 1d8 per spell level, Con Save for half
[/sblock][/sblock][sblock="FEATURES AND TRAITS"]Proficiencies and Languages
Languages: Common, Elvish
Armor: Light Armor
Weapons: All simple and hand crossbows, longswords, rapiers, shortswords
Tools: herbalism kit, thieves' tools, flute, lute, lyre​
Race: Human (variant)
+1 to two abilities (Dex, Wis); Speed: 30 feet; Size: Medium; Lifespan: 100 years
Bonus Skill and Feat: Persuasion, Crossbow Expert
Background: Brothel Urchin
Skills: Deception, Sleight of Hand; Tools: herbalism kit, thieves' tools; Language: none
Feature: No Hard Feelings: Wherever you go, there are probably one or more former lovers there who are willing to help you out. Whenever you break off an "affair" of any length, there are usually no hard feelings.
Crossbow Expert: Ignore the loading property on crossbows. Being within 5 feet of an opponent does not give disadvantage when using a crossbow against them. After taking the Attack action with a one handed weapon, can fire a crossbow in the other hand as a bonus action.
Sharpshooter: Attacking at long range doesn't impose disadvantage on your ranged weapon attack rolls; Your ranged weapon attackes ignore half cover and three-quarters cover; Before you make an attack with a ranged weapon that you are proficient with, you can choose to take a -5 penalty to the attack roll. If the attack hits, you add +10 to the attack's damage.​
Class: Bard
Hit Die: d8; Saves: Dex, Cha; Skills: (any 3) Acrobatics, Performance, Stealth
Bardic Inspiration: 3 times per short rest. 1d8 effect die
You can inspire others through stirring words or music. To do so, you use a bonus action on your turn to choose one creature other than yourself within 60 feet of you who can hear you. That creature gains one Bardic Inspiration die, a d6. Once within the next 10 minutes, the creature can roll the die and add the number rolled to one ability check, attack roll, or saving throw it makes. The creature can wait until after it rolls the d20 before deciding to use the Bardic Inspiration die, but must decide before the GM says whether the roll succeeds or fails. Once the Bardic Inspiration die is rolled, it is lost. A creature can have only one Bardic Inspiration die at a time. You can use this feature a number of times equal to your Charisma modifier (a minimum of once). You regain any expended uses when you finish a long rest. Your Bardic Inspiration die changes when you reach certain levels in this class. The die becomes a d8 at 5th level, a d10 at 10th level, and a d12 at 15th level.​
Jack of all Trades: effect: +1
you can add half your proficiency bonus, rounded down, to any ability check you make that doesn’t already include your proficiency bonus. (figured in above)​
Song of Rest: 1d6 effect die
Beginning at 2nd level, you can use soothing music or oration to help revitalize your wounded allies during a short rest. If you or any friendly creatures who can hear your performance regain hit points at the end of the short rest by spending one or more Hit Dice, each of those creatures regains an extra 1d6 hit points. The extra hit points increase when you reach certain levels in this class: to 1d8 at 9th level, to 1d10 at 13th level, and to 1d12 at 17th level.​
Expertise: Deception, Persuasion
At 3rd level, choose two of your skill proficiencies. Your proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check you make that uses either of the chosen proficiencies. At 10th level, you can choose another two skill proficiencies to gain this benefit.​
4th Level ASI: Sharpshooter Feat
Font of Inspiration: You regain all of your expended uses of bardic inspiration when you finish a short or long rest. (figured in above)
Bardic College -- College of Lore
Bonus Proficiencies: (any three) Investigation, Insight, Perception
Cutting Words:
Also at 3rd level, you learn how to use your wit to distract, confuse, and otherwise sap the confidence and competence of others. When a creature that you can see within 60 feet of you makes an attack roll, an ability check, or a damage roll, you can use your reaction to expend one of your uses of Bardic Inspiration, rolling a Bardic Inspiration die and subtracting the number rolled from the creature’s roll. You can choose to use this feature after the creature makes its roll, but before the GM determines whether the attack roll or ability check succeeds or fails, or before the creature deals its damage. The creature is immune if it can’t hear you or if it’s immune to being charmed.​
[/sblock][sblock="EQUIPMENT"]Studded Leather (15#)
Hand Crossbow (3#)
quiver (20 bolts, 10 bolts silvered)
Rapier (2#)
Belt hook (for crossbow)
belt pouch (33 gp, 0 sp, )
small knife (not for combat, just cutting non-monstrous things)
Commoners clothes
soft brown boots
dark robe
common clothes (3#)
Fine clothes (4#)
masterwork thieves' tools (1# - prof becomes expert, expert becomes 2.5 * prof bonus)
herbalism kit (3#, her kit leans toward abortifacient herbs)
flute, lute, and lyre (1#, 2#, 2#)
a blanket
bedroll (7#)
A kerchief given to her by Rodry
patch of House Sennt sigil
4 potions of greater Healing (4d4+4)
1 potion of Healing (2d4+2)

Equipment Weight:
[sblock="Carrying Capacity"]
Heavily Encumbered
Carrying Capacity
Push, Drag, Lift
[/sblock][/sblock][sblock="DESCRIPTION and HISTORY"]HISTORY: Lindrel is a honey-tongued woman who built herself from nothing. She was left on the doorsteps of a brothel as a baby. She never knew her parents. Growing up in the brothel was for the most part safe. There were other children around and she became their leader for a whle. She developed slower than some of the other girls. She always suspected that Madam Ysilix was putting something in the girls' food to accelerate their maturity. She would trade food with one of the eunuch boys as often as she could. She learned she had an affinity for music there, learning how to play with the eunuch bards on staff. She was fifteen when she was finally forced into the situation she had been putting off. It was not as terrible as she had thought as the madam set her up with a nobleman who was timid around the brothel. She twisted him around her finger and was out of the brothel a few weeks later, living with the nobleman, Sir Rodry Sennt.

Living as Lady Lindrel Sennt did not last. They married and then the country was invaded and Rodry died in the battle. She had to flee and hooked up with the Bronze Lions who were fighting on the other side of the war. She met Kordo Vos that day and he gave her martial training. She paid for that training with the only coin she had left. Soon she was a member of the Lions and fighting with them. Eventually they parted ways and she spent time hustling men in expensive taverns and doing a little second story work (based on leads she got from the drunks).

Recently gambling debts have started catching up to her and she fled Suzail on the next caravan out of town going somewhere remote. It just happened to be headed to the Keep. There she rediscovered some of her old merc friends and rumors about town told her they were meeting at the boarded up inn. What she did not expect to find there was Kordo Vos. Awkward.

Race: Human
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Relationship: Varies
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120#
Complexion: fair
Skin: unadorned
Hair: red, long in back, curly
Eyes: hazel
Face Structure: angular
APPEARANCE: Lindrel wears loose fitting, colorful clothes when she entertains. She prefers darker, tighter fitting clothes when she adventures. Her face is plain but people call her a beauty because they are drawn by her personality. She

PERSONALITY: Lindrel affects a gregarious, party-on attitude when she entertains. Her wit is sharp. Her humor stretches from dry to lewd. Off-stage she is flirtatious but old habits never die and she will not give her body away for free. ("You can't afford me.")

Traits: Look out for number one, no one else will.
Traits: Nothing is free, especially not me.
Ideal: She would like to find a home. She has never felt like she had a home.
Bond: She has allowed the Bronze Lions to become a sort of family.
Flaw: She still wants to know why her parents or mother abandoned her all those years ago. Even though that trail has gone completely dry.
[sblock="Level History"]
_: 4D6.HIGH(3) = [6, 4, 3, 4] = 14 Con
4D6.HIGH(3) = [6, 3, 1, 1] = 10 Str
4D6.HIGH(3) = [4, 3, 3, 4] = 11 Wis
4D6.HIGH(3) = [5, 5, 3, 5] = 15 Dex
4D6.HIGH(3) = [4, 6, 6, 3] = 16 Cha
4D6.HIGH(3) = [6, 4, 3, 4] = 14 Int
Hit points 10 + 6 + 3 + 6 + 9 = 34[/sblock][/sblock]
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Excellent, please put her in the RG. And by the history you wrote she is at the Lion's Den tavern?? If so please post up in the IC.

I'll go over the character when I get home (where my books are at the moment).

She's arriving in town as dusk settles so she's probably arriving at the tail end of Kordo's welcome speech.

Did you read her background feature? And her history with Kordo? (Stuff you don't need books for)


Yes And I was thinking of an NPC in the keep she may want to put her favor on.

And Kordo was her martial trainer which he has now given over to younger men and women. HE will be the quartermaster and "quest giver" for the Company.


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hmmm... cleric (nature), druid, and warlock (archfey) I am sensing a theme here.

And I noted a similarity in Lorelei and Ungar's backgrounds...both orphans :)

EDIT: oops...it is Lindrel that is an orphan. But Lorelei has a mysterious origin....almost the same :)
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A great white landshark...

Character Check for Lindrel

passive perception 14
passive investigation 15
replace under combat/weapon:
-Hand Crossbow range -/120, damage 1d6+3(p) and change sharpshooter to crossbow expert

Just saw your EDIT: We can say you had time to craft a few so you could say you "bought" 2 - 200gp, and then crafted 2 other greater potions 100gp, and then have 100gp left over you can use to buy the special item I was going to say was going to be about, this way you start with it.

Masterwork Thieves' Tools: (yes old 3.5 item, lol) cost 100gp, if you get your proficiency bonus when using thieves' tools it is doubled. If you already have expertise when using thieves' tools this set raises your prof bonus by 2.5(rounded down) +3 prof = +7bonus, +4 prof = +10bonus

-no leftover gp, out of the 500 starting gp allowed - go ahead and say you crafted one potion of healing (25gp) 2d4+2 to take care of that
-you have all the equipment she may need, lets see, plz add
-- patch of House Sennt sigil
-- small knife (not for combat, just cutting non-monstrous things)
-- since it feels like she came from money lets say she silvered 10 of her hand quarrels
-- and she has [roll0] GP in spending money

And you are good to go.

-Hand Crossbow range -/120, damage 1d6+3(p) and change sharpshooter to crossbow expert
120/- might make more sense. Sharpshorter removes disadvantage from long range.

But what does "change sharpshooter to crossbow expert" mean? She has both feats.

EDIT: I've updated the character.
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[MENTION=813]jmucchiello[/MENTION] this post;

Rorik watched the new comer arrive, did he know her? He certainly couldn't remember her name, but perhaps she was some other nobleman's trophy wife. Hegreet Kordo Vos, they appeared to be old friends.

"Lindrel?" Kordo calls out. "You are just in time." Rorik watched the two greet like old friends. Lindrel? Still didn't ring any bells. Well they would have time later to discuss their respective histories....

was meant as an opening to have our characters know each other - but its come across as rather sexist. I didn't really want it to, but oh well.

I wasn't sure how tied you were to the idea of being somewhere no one knew you, so I left it as vague as possible.

[MENTION=6853819]TallIan[/MENTION], I kinda decided it didn't really work timewise. I was considering making Rorik's parents courtiers to the lord whom Sennt was vassal. So Lindrel would know Rorik only if he also attended court when Sennt was there. So it seemed slim for that to be.

But there's no reason why it couldn't. Sure. Just have her song jog Rorik's memory of her and Lord Sennt.


I have the separate games up and running, but by no means should you stop RPing in the Lion's Den thread till you are finished.

I don't wish to waste any good RP, people might have. Just put your character to bed when you are done RPing in that thread plz.

As for the other two games;

We are hunting down a bulette HERE

And about to explore a dark forest HERE

Have fun everyone.

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