mmu1 said:I gues some way to put it is that they're suicidally brave when it comes to the big stuff almost guaranteed to get you killed (Where we go, there's a Demon King and a Devil Queen, and we're almost certain to die!), but really conservative when it comes to everything else. (No, don't climb that. No, we're not going to fight them. Logan, I can't believe you just dared them to drop Gunthar in the river. No, we don't need you to go scouting, we have Arcane Eye. Just because this Paladin of Thoth tried to kill us, it doesn't mean you shouldn't be polite to him.)
That's a funny way to put it but really accurate.
Basically, we feel like we are the keepers of a great responsibility and we really have to see it through to the end since it doesn't look like we will have more than one chance at this (tho readers will see later in the Story Hour that there might be an unexpected ally in our quest).
I would like to think Ratchis has not acted rashly or needlessly put his and the party's life in danger except when it would serve the greater good as he sees it. He does have a weakness for slavers (wanting to kill them all), the downtrodden (see his defense of Kamir) or his intolerance for some time of Richard the Red (and his mind-controlling magics).
I do not know how good a job I have done of playing him as a friar and as chaotic but I still get my spells so I couldn't have been too off. Basically I try to bring his ethos and alignment together with the nearly 60 page background I wrote to make his reactions as real and consistent as possible.
As for the previous post describing Kazrack's personality, I think it is completely spot on and I am curious yet afraid to have a similar light shone on Ratchis.
He is definitely the deepest character I have ever played.