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Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2014, 06:53:34 PM »
I'd like to take the Magical Training feat as my Regional bonus, but I also want to be from Thay - despite how much sense they would make together, Magical Training doesn't have Humans (Thay) listed as an option. Can I grab it anyways?
http://www.realmshelps.net/cgi-bin/featbox.pl?feat=Magical_Training

Offline CalrondTopic starter

Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2014, 07:02:10 PM »
For Thay, I'll allow it. Would your character be a Red Wizard who decided to dabble in binding?

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2014, 07:11:49 PM »
For Thay, I'll allow it. Would your character be a Red Wizard who decided to dabble in binding?

other way round, I'm thinking. The basic idea is to have been a human peasant/freeman's child in Thay, who exhibited arcane potential and was conscripted for apprenticeship under a Red Wizard. He struggled to learn anything more complex than cantrips, though, a bad apprentice who earned lots of beatings and punishments. Somehow, he got his hands on an old Narfellan tome about binding - cleaning his master's basement or something, probably, started studying it, and eventually ran away with the help of his first and newly bound vestige. Since then, he's travelled Faerun hunting down arcane lore about vestiges and binding - in particular, chasing any hint of knowledge about the vestige Chupoclops.

If I get in and the game progresses long enough, I plan to prestige into Knight of the Sacred Seal at 11th level with Chupoclops as my patron; but I can't bind said vestige until level 11 anyways, so I might as well make it a character goal to discover such knowledge.
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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2014, 07:35:44 PM »
Alright, that works, and it's pretty interesting. It makes me wonder what he'd do for forbidden knowledge like that, and what pacts he'd have to make with devils for more knowledge.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2014, 07:40:43 PM »
More lost than forbidden, but yeah, he's definitely going to be Neutral. Preferably, his knowledge can come from written tomes - Narfellan, Old Imaskari, or anything else - but if a devil (or an angel, he's not picky) was offering a piece of binding lore or information on where to find it, he'd be willing to do a lot.

Offline BrokenMirror

Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2014, 02:57:53 PM »
So are we supposed to post a character sheet and background to get it okayed?  I know I would like to play a female moon elf druid neutral good alignment named Saevain.

Offline Zaer Darkwail

Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2014, 03:02:59 PM »
Yeah, charsheet, bit background and even IC sexual preferences if you so wish. Below is example of my char;

Name:Adrian Scarlet
Gender:Male (but looks slim female to most)
Race:Human (Thayan)
Class:Focused Conjurer 3/Master Specialist 6
Age:25
Birthday:1343 DR, Year of the Boot, Flamerule 21th
Height:5'5"
Weight:170 lbs
Skin:Pale
Hair:Black
Eyes:One eye blue and other crimson red
Style:Prefers wearing bright red gold lined loose scholar clothes and sandals with satin socks.
Background
Adrian Scarlet was born in Thay twenty years ago, more specifically at Bezantur, city of thousand temples. His half-elf mother is a priestess of Isis and thanks for that he was early on indoctrinated to Mulhorandi native religion and get curiosity to magic which his mother encouraged. His human father was simple sailor who owned a fishing boat and which daily his mother prayed for good weather and safe return. Because of his half-elf mother influence he took quite femine appearance early on and her naturally pale skin color but kept his dark hair but his eyes were curiosity and she took it as sign that he will be powerful mage someday. Also in general was belief women were better casters and so his femine appearance was a blessing from Isis.

Now, his life got changed forever when one day his father was ambushed by sahuaging in the ocean and mother from shore moved aid him...and follow him as he was pulled under the waves by sahuaging and with magic moved to help him. But neither returned. He was then send in tender age of eight to his uncle who was a red wizard, a man whom mother had much disliked but which young Adrian did not understand why.

His gift of magic was quickly discovered and he was put on traditional Thayan schooling for magic, which was brutal affair and highly competitive with fellow apprentices and he was bullied because his non-mulan appearances (despite he is actually mulan but mother's latent elven blood tainted traditional mulan features away). Then one day Adrian fled from Thay and moved all way to Sword Coast to become a adventurer for hire, hiding his tattoos from his head by growing hair and becoming a renown wizard. He does not use his real family name and uses merely Scarlet, after his favorite color and for his one scarlet eye. He has been in great aid in Baldur's Gate organization known as Flaming Fist by helping their patrols and helping clear goblin bandits off the trade roads with his summoned minions and battlefield control which fools goblins or even ogres and giants. He favors evil outsiders because according him it feels less bad hurt them when sending fight summoned minions fight goblins. Besides that he has worked as scribe and even spend time in Candlekeep itself and made friends there among archivers.

Then pair years ago he moved to Waterdeep along trade caravan and he had stayed since offering his services. He keeps polite distance to Blackstaff Tower, by his excuse that in general seven sisters and other chosen of Mystra do not like Thayan spellcasters but Adrian does make regular visits and donations to temple of Mystra in the city, to give respects to the goddess of magic.
Sexual Preferences
Besides my ons/offs here comes Adrian specific special kinks; aasimars/tieflings hold strongest appeal besides elves and half-elves as these women are exotic by Thayan standards and so are intriguing. His mother example was not native of thayan but had came to faith of Isis through being adopted to Mulhorandi parents. He is drawn to women of intellect or those who have something interesting flair or other exotic physical traits; like elf woman with unusual large bust, tattoos, piercings and so on. In general he has little interest on humans or other races in sexual interest. But if someone is human half-dragon he would immediately be attracted to person with such unique lineage.
His Familiar in tavern (the black tressym)

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2014, 03:42:47 PM »
And now an actual Red Wizard. Hilarity.

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2014, 03:44:21 PM »
Probably shouldn't expect instant trust then... hell, we bairly tolerate Adrian. ;)

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2014, 03:45:05 PM »
Probably shouldn't expect instant trust then... hell, we bairly tolerate Adrian. ;)

Are there two Adrians? Or am I misreading something?

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2014, 03:45:43 PM »
I'm working on a Bard/Master of Masks. You plebes shall be in the presence of a master of the performing arts!

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2014, 03:47:59 PM »
Add in some Chameleon, for the ultimate method actor. :D

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2014, 03:48:38 PM »
Not that I'm aware of, 2 adrians, that is. Mr. Scarlett, the pretend red wizard with the attitude. We secretly love him, but we have to make everyone think that we don't like him because no one wants to be caught liking a red wizard... even if he has a wierd flying cat that he talks to as if it could actually talk... and gets the crap knocked out of him by necromancers. ;)

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« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2014, 03:53:30 PM »
Ah, okay. I was also talking about Adrian - after Calrond thought my character was going to be a Red Wizard, seeing an actual (?) Red Wizard (re)submitted amused me.

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2014, 03:54:30 PM »
oh, my!  now there will be 2 thayans in one party! 

Offline Zaer Darkwail

Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2014, 04:13:11 PM »
oh, my!  now there will be 2 thayans in one party!

And have so much in common as we both studied to become red wizard, difference in that I actually graduated as actual wizard and know how cast arcane spells where as other thayan focuses on binding magic and knows only cantrips.

But yeah, Adrian has got lots of mistrust from others because his thayan origin and that he dresses in red and is a mage -_- . Plus his cat is tressym as note and the familiar is perhaps more badass than him. But I have got my other moments where I had been useful and I soloed long while vs necromancer until I made tactical error not keeping familiar stalking necromancer and staying in location where necromancer hided (and others were coming towards to).

A question; do we get 9th level gold added to our chars which were part of original team? I mean the difference of 8th and 9th level starting gold to spend?

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2014, 04:29:32 PM »
Remember that there are several trying out for a limited number of slots... we have 4 or 5 of the originals coming back (Shocked the hell out of me)...

Good question about the gold though... Wren has plans for the 4,500 GP coming to her for finishing the job, but if we get more.. Goodie! Big shopping trip! lol

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2014, 06:19:22 PM »
Remember that there are several trying out for a limited number of slots... we have 4 or 5 of the originals coming back (Shocked the hell out of me)...

Good question about the gold though... Wren has plans for the 4,500 GP coming to her for finishing the job, but if we get more.. Goodie! Big shopping trip! lol

Ayup. No guarantees there will be two Thayans, but the coincidence was entertaining. I just need to murder the other applicants write the best character...
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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2014, 06:30:16 PM »
There you go, see...all you need is a plan and you can rule the sewers!

Offline CalrondTopic starter

Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2014, 08:09:38 PM »
@BrokenMirror: Sounds good! I can't wait to see more!

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A question; do we get 9th level gold added to our chars which were part of original team? I mean the difference of 8th and 9th level starting gold to spend?
@Adrian: Good question, interesting answer - I didn't change the wealth by level for the new characters in the new advertisement thread. Apparently 36000gp is the Wealth By Level for 9th level characters, and I mistakenly put it up for you guys previously for 8th level characters that you all created. (Which may explain why you guys have been doing so well thus far...)

Offline Zaer Darkwail

Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #45 on: May 21, 2014, 09:03:37 PM »
Rofl, So we get only the gold what we IC earned so far.

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #46 on: May 21, 2014, 09:07:42 PM »
No paychecks for you!

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #47 on: May 21, 2014, 10:01:03 PM »
No extra monies then >.<

Well, I'm sure we'll get plenty from... err... all those undead guys... because you know, they are all rich!

Right?

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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2014, 12:09:57 AM »
Calrond told me I should slap in a description and picture of my fellah in here, so here it is.

Character Sheet
Name: Anton Ramondu
Race: Human
Class: Bard 6/Master of Masks 3
Age: 26
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue

This picture is for his general looks. He doesn't use a spear, but the hat, and the rest of his attire is how I see this guy in his standard clothing, though he changes frequently to various clothes to fit his personas.


Background:
Anton was born the son of a storyteller and a musician, and his future seemed foretold. His father was a great bear of a man, with a thick, rumbling baritone voice that could fill a room and inspire an audience. His mother was a gifted player of the lute, and would weave subtle chords through her husband’s stories, lifting a triumphant moment higher, or playing to make angels cry when tragedy struck. Together they made a good living, and Anton grew up in good inns. By the time Anton was eight his father and mother had been invited to work at a new venture in Waterdeep, a playhouse called “The Halls of Discovery”. The next three years were a blur of pleasure for Anton, moving around backstage, meeting other performers, watching them practice and rehearse their bits. His favorites soon came to be the actors. His father found a troupe of them and started to work with them, converting his stories into plays, with his rich baritone narrating the tale as the actors strutted and postured on stage in their finery. By the time he was 14 he his first role in a play, tramping around the stage in the guise of a goblin. That tiny taste had him addicted. He continued to act and learn from his parents and the actors until he was 18, and a wanderlust came over him. He was tired of playing out other men’s tales. He wanted to make his own! But he didn’t want his to be imaginary and fiction, he wanted to LIVE the tales, he wanted to BE the hero, and then act and narrate roles in his own life story!

So he set out, armed with a lute and a rapier he stole from the prop room, and sought fame and fortune. He lucked into a band of adventurers on the road outside of Waterdeep, they called themselves the “Sapphire Blade”. Their leader, a paladin by the name of Sir Alric Tilmoth, bore their namesake, a blade of sapphire that glowed with holy power. The other members of the party were a tiefling cleric of Kossuth named Grenar Flamewright, an elven wizardess by the name of Turiela Moonshade, and a Halfling rogue with the talents of sorcery called Johnny Stumbleduck. The Blade was a righteous party, determined to do good as they pursued their goals. Stumbleduck dreamed of opening his own traveling business selling rare and valuable goods. Turiela wished to amass enough power to earn a place in a wizarding guild and advance her arts. Grenar wished to spread the glory of Kossuth, primarily by purifying evil with a handy bonfire. And Alric sought to found an order of knighthood. So the party traveled the Western Heartlands in search of evil, with Anton recording their adventures and aiding where he could. His attraction to Turiela was instant and obvious, and luckily for him she returned the affection. The pair soon became a thing, snuggling into a single sleeping bag a bit separated from the party, where their giggles and moans wouldn’t disturb their slumber. He soon discovered his skills as an artist made him a master infiltrator, making use of magic and his skills with makeup to pass himself as whatever they were investigating.

His moment of glory came when the party was watching a coven of the Cult of the Dragon. They had seen wagons coming in, bearing the bones of some great beast into the cavern, but none knew how many were inside, or what was happening. Anton volunteered to infiltrate, and did so with gusto, garbing himself as a member of the Cult, after days of observing them talking and moving about outside their cavern he had their walk down, their mannerisms, and many of the methods of their bows and some prayers. He walked into the cavern with the next load of bones, moving as though he belonged there, and none questioned it. He moved through the halls, noting the numbers of  their foes, finding exits, where the armory was, and even the chapel. In the chapel, the largest cavern of them all, he found them assembling the bones upon the altar, with a high priest of the Cult overseeing the act. In his hand was a large gemstone crusted chest, with what looked like a crystal window on the side. Within swirled a sparking mass of energy, and Anton knew instinctively it was the soul of a dragon awaiting the formation of a body he could take possession of. He slid out quickly, pausing only long enough to sabotage the door to the armory, hoping to deprive some of the cultists of their weapons. When he returned and told the party of what transpired inside the cavern, they wasted no time, and charged. The fight was fierce and bloody, but luckily only half the cultists were able to arm themselves from a second armory Anton had missed. They fought their way to the main chapel, and faced off with the high priest, and the freshly awakened dracolich. The battle wrote the bloody end to their career as they charged in with fury and righteousness in their eyes. Grenar and Alric faced off with the dragon, their holy powers giving them an edge with the freshly awakened dracolich. Turiela and Stumbleduck moving to attack the high priest, with Anton furiously playing his songs, weaving inspiring music around them, and letting out blasts of magic whenever he was able to get a clear shot at either foe. By the end of the battle, Grenar had given his life to become a living inferno, his God granting a death prayer and transforming his devout cleric into an elemental of fire, if just for a short time. Alric lost his left arm to the draco lich, but in echange was able to shear the head off, and kill the beast. Stumbleduck had a kneecap blown off by a blast from the priest, crippling him and forcing him to use a cane for the rest of his life. Only Turiela and Anton came out relatively intact, though both had their share of wounds as well. Luckily, the Cultists had brought the dragon’s horde with the shipments of bones, and the part agreed it was time to end it, to each go their separate ways once more and perhaps meet once a year in Waterdeep to relive old glories. Anton announced his intention to return to Waterdeep, to take up a role as an actor and playwright, and immortalize their adventures in song and tale. 

And so he did. For the past two years he has strutted from stage to stage he has strutted, performing his art to the adulation of the crowds. Turiela and he had a tearful farewell, but Anton understood. It had been a moment in time, a temporary spurt of lust and love in the long life of an elf, and he didn’t hold it against her. Whenever she came back to town they would often hook up for another night of passion, but both knew it was not to last, that she would leave the next day, or the next week, to continue in her goal of attaining power in the Art. For Anton, the wanderlust has been rising once more, a desire for new material, for new challenges. So he has decided to see if some new band has need of a chronicler to travel with them, to immortalize their exploits to the end of time!


Sexual preferences:
Anton is an actor, and a handsome devil. He views himself as mildly famous, and supported himself for some years as an actor. As a result he has had dalliances with a number of women. He prefers human and elven women, blond or red hair attracting him like a magnet. His favorites are if he finds a half elf or full blooded elf with a more human like, large bosom. He also has a bit of a fetish, kink, for Halfling ladies. A fantasy of his that he has rarely been able to indulge in is having a Halfling woman sucking him off. Just the fact that they are the perfect height and such small mouths excites him. He also has a secret kink that he has never given in to, of desiring a woman to overpower and dominate him.


Healing:
Anton chants a small sing-song cadence beseeching the blessings of the lady of fortune, and a golden glow spreads from his hands over the wound, and the wounds begins to slowly pull back together.

Moral Shortcomings
Anton is not particularly devoted to a single woman, and as such it could be considered a shortcoming that he will flirt with any woman he finds attractive, and bed any of them who will let him. He is also a skilled liar, and has no compunction against using it to get what he wants or needs. His biggest issue is a bit of a gambling addiction, enjoying games of fate and trusting to Lady Luck to pull him through. In particular he loves dice games, the rattle of ivory dice in a cup a siren call that he finds hard to resist unless he had pressing business.
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Re: Shadows of the Sword Coast (Forgotten Realms, DnD 3.5)
« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2014, 03:10:14 AM »
*aplauds the picture* 

A most excelent choice, paladin!