does cal want to stay with merchants, flee to the city or flee to the wilderness?
Plool likely wants to stay local, so he can investigate the Yellow temple, but Blaze is yearning for freedom. The Trikreen seems satisfied with merchants.
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Great post from 2017 about Sorlocks. I was wondering if allowed you would take a single level of fighter for Close Quarters Shooter (CQS)?
CQS lessens the need for Warcaster to avoid disadvantage for Eldritch Blast, +1 to hit and the ignoring all but full cover. Take Elven Accuracy as your first ASI... which combines nicely with the improved critical from Hexblades curse.