I've generally been wanting to do an epic adventure within the Pathfinder setting of Golarion. Generally I'd go for a group game, but apart from some of the problems inherent to groups, its difficult to focus on the story/exploits of one character. I'd really like to indulge in something larger-than-life!Story Idea:
The mythical kingdom of Azlant, once the proudest and most powerful of all human civilisations, now lies mostly forgotten beneath the waves and its people extinct. After the cataclysm that was Earthfall, the world has had to laboriously crawl back from the dark age of barbarism. Some people try to claim descent from Azlant but most of this is just pretence, hoping to latch on to the glory and such association will bring, but it is largely accepted that the ascended god Aroden was the last Azlanti, and with his death, the people became extinct.
Now, just over 10,000 years after Earthfall, a mysterious stone-like object washes up onto the beach of Sand Point one stormy night, an inspection of which reveals to be stasis chamber and it holds a single occupant... an Azlanti named Arodel, and now the last of his kind. What this holds for the world is unknown, but it is unlikely to presage a new golden age for humanity – those who pretended to the glory of Azlant are unlikely to be happy that the real article has surfaced that could challenge their claim; elves were long the traditional enemy of ancient Azlant on land, and their memories are long; the churches have an established hierarchy and can ill-afford the emergence of a new deity, especially if it takes from their faithful.
Arodel, The Last Azlanti (The Character):
To begin with, Arodel is a largely a self-confident individual (bordering on the point of arrogance), since he comes from culture where they were the most powerful branch of humanity (if not of any humanoid race), where slavery was legal and acceptable, as well as choosing to isolate themselves from all others. Given he his fairly intelligent, he has the courteousness to match, though he's not one to (easily) accept second place. As a fighting man, he has a take-charge attitude wherever he goes.
Physically standing at 6' 2", and fairly well built, I imagine the image on the left supplies most of the details, except he'll have amethyst/purple eyes to match that of an Azlanti.
Arodel suffers from partial amnesia, remembering he was an important statesman in Azlant, but can't quite remember how he attained warrior skills or why he was placed in a stasis pod; though he speculates that things must have been fairly dire in the last days for something like this to happen.
I'd like to experience a bit of a culture shock with this character, given as everything he knew is gone and the whole world isn't what he remembered it to be. Given this, he'll have to adjust accordingly (or at least come to some accommodation). Where he goes is pretty open, and I'm equally comfortable making him walk the heroic path, villainous, or just a hard-bitten survivor looking out for number one.
Technical-wise, this character is built around the Magus core class with the Kensai archetype (level 1). He'll begin as a tier 1 Mythic character, and will have a template of sort to be applied to him. Generally this is to simulate the powerful nature of an Azlanti as legend holds them, but also to enable him to solo through a game meant for at least 4 players.
I'm looking for something suitably epic, enough to challenge even such a prodigious character. Ancient conspiracies, arduous globe-trotting, the deepest reaches of the earth, colourful and rich characters - basically all things that make for a sweeping cinematic story - in short, no punches pulled and heavy testing of every skill he's got. Kingdom building is much appreciated! Any of the published Paizo adventures are good, but a reworking of their content might be in order. In reality, anything that you can come up with (as long as it has a logical reason, even if it's not readily apparent) is great with me, and I promise to follow the theme of the adventure rather than angling off at a tangent into something completely unrelated. I'd prefer things on the serious/gritty side, rather than humorous, but light-hearted moments can make for a great breather.Sexual Themes:
These can be fairly diverse. Generally I'd think M/F for the most part, but even M/M, M/F+ would not be out of the question. Romance can be included (in fact I'd appreciate it!), but it should veer more along the lines of an open relationship, not focussed on monogamy. I think my O/Os
have what I'm looking for in general and the more of these you can hit, the better