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Offline Drowdeviant

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #75 on: June 23, 2017, 10:20:28 AM »
True that!

Since i'm going beast mastery, my character will be a more support oriented range character. He won't have massive single target damage himself, but once his wolf is in the fray, it'll be constant trip attacks and thus advantage for our melee fighters once he can do that. Though I might have to look into Barding for a wolf to keep it from being hit too easily

Well medium barding would be advisable then cause wolves only get a +2 dex mod. Gonna be expensive but worth it. Also once we get to level 5 you won't need to worry about your wolf dying as easily anymore.

Honestly Ivy's gonna starting shining at that level cause then her psionic restoration discipline can start reviving anything that died within the last minute, plus while she's focused on that particular discipline she can stabilize as a bonus action. back up healer who can restore 3d8 worth of health at level 3 ftw!  xD

Ohh, right, sorry, I think I only counted one free stat upgrade for you instead of two D: (in addition to the +2 to Charisma).

My bad!

It's alright. I actually used to play elves before half elves. Also Ivy's half drow, (comestically speaking that is, I'm not giving up those two free skill proficiencies for anything). :3

Offline Changingsaint

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #76 on: June 23, 2017, 10:22:16 AM »
Well medium barding would be advisable then cause wolves only get a +2 dex mod. Gonna be expensive but worth it. Also once we get to level 5 you won't need to worry about your wolf dying as easily anymore.

Honestly Ivy's gonna starting shining at that level cause then her psionic restoration discipline can start reviving anything that died within the last minute, plus while she's focused on that particular discipline she can stabilize as a bonus action. back up healer who can restore 3d8 worth of health at level 3 ftw!  xD

It's alright. I actually used to play elves before half elves. Also Ivy's half drow, (comestically speaking that is, I'm not giving up those two free skill proficiencies for anything). :3

Wolves use dex for attack and damage, so i'd probably wanna keep it light since it advances much the same way his master would.

Offline Drowdeviant

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #77 on: June 23, 2017, 10:30:13 AM »
Wolves use dex for attack and damage, so i'd probably wanna keep it light since it advances much the same way his master would.

Well then just buy barding that doesn't give him disadvantage to those rolls. xD

Offline greenknight

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #78 on: June 23, 2017, 11:16:27 AM »
Well then just buy barding that doesn't give him disadvantage to those rolls. xD
I'm not sure that's an option. I'm not sure any animals besides warhorses are proficient as they're the only ones with a mention of barding in their MM entry. I wouldn't necessarily do that as a DM, particularly not with a beast master's companion, but it's out there.

Offline Changingsaint

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #79 on: June 23, 2017, 11:20:08 AM »

Offline greenknight

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #80 on: June 23, 2017, 11:49:29 AM »
http://www.sageadvice.eu/2016/06/05/how-does-a-rangers-companions-ac-work-with-barding-and-there-proficiency-bonus/

According to Mearls, it's not something that DM's should fuss over too much.
I wouldn't either, but it's out there (and not addressed in WizBro's FAQ). If it came down to it, I'd rule the companion has the same proficiencies the character does (that goes for familiars and steeds, too).

Offline CeruleanSerenity

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #81 on: June 23, 2017, 01:39:43 PM »
I ought to have my sheet done tonight, or maybe tomorrow... I just spend too much time trying to find the perfect picture, and that's always difficult. But I'll settle on something before too long.

Offline Chulanowa

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #82 on: June 23, 2017, 02:13:23 PM »
yeah, taking me a while too  :-[

Offline Kathyan

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #83 on: June 23, 2017, 03:33:48 PM »
I think I'm only missing my equipment, any suggestions for that? I could only come up with buying a carriage :P

Offline CeruleanSerenity

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #84 on: June 24, 2017, 08:17:59 PM »
Sorry for being slow here... I've just been busy. I have the basics in mind now, though, so putting everything on paper shouldn't be too hard once I start.

Though I'm not sure what to do about the sheet... what format should I use? I think the one Rajah posted had a couple of typos, and I saw not everyone was using it. Would anything be fine for now?

I think I'm only missing my equipment, any suggestions for that? I could only come up with buying a carriage :P
I usually spend extra gold on healing potions and antitoxins, but if you can afford it, I don't think anyone would complain about having our own personal carriage to travel in.

Offline Drowdeviant

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #85 on: June 24, 2017, 08:32:17 PM »
I usually spend extra gold on healing potions and antitoxins, but if you can afford it, I don't think anyone would complain about having our own personal carriage to travel in.

Speak for yourself. Ivy already has a noble floppy eared steed. xD

Offline eternaldarknessTopic starter

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #86 on: June 26, 2017, 04:31:17 PM »
Will get to answering questions and such in about an hour or so. Just finishing up my season placements.

Offline eternaldarknessTopic starter

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #87 on: June 26, 2017, 05:16:09 PM »
Sorry for being slow here... I've just been busy. I have the basics in mind now, though, so putting everything on paper shouldn't be too hard once I start.

Though I'm not sure what to do about the sheet... what format should I use? I think the one Rajah posted had a couple of typos, and I saw not everyone was using it. Would anything be fine for now?
I usually spend extra gold on healing potions and antitoxins, but if you can afford it, I don't think anyone would complain about having our own personal carriage to travel in.

As long as the sheet is readable and sensibly organized, i'm fine with it. A myth-weavers sheet with a link is also perfectly okay. And a carriage would not be the worst thing to have. You guys will get some extra starting gold too, since you'll all be part of a royal entourage. It will be at least an additional 200 gold, and you needn't spend it all at creation, either.

I wouldn't either, but it's out there (and not addressed in WizBro's FAQ). If it came down to it, I'd rule the companion has the same proficiencies the character does (that goes for familiars and steeds, too).

If a companion wears barding, the barding stacks with its natural armor. Mind you, that's my ruling based on how i read it and think it should work thematically and balance-wise. Companions being a bit tougher is definitely not a bad thing. Assume they are proficient with any armor their 'master' is unless specifically noted elsewhere.





Offline eternaldarknessTopic starter

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #88 on: June 26, 2017, 05:26:51 PM »
Okay. I finally found time to write something for the goddess of sex... this is my first time writing up a deity, so I wasn't exactly sure what to write, or how well it would mesh with others' plans. If there's anything I need to change or add, let me know.

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Leah, Goddess of Sex

Leah is an intermediate deity of lust and pleasure with dominion over all things relating to eroticism and sexual desire. She is most commonly portrayed a nude woman of breathtaking sensual beauty, with fiery red hair, staggeringly voluptuous curves, and a flirtatious demeanor. Stories of her escapades live on in both religious texts and bawdy tavern tales, telling of her erotic encounters with gods, mortals, and monsters, such as the time she changed the course of a war by laying with an entire army in one night with such passion that they were too exhausted to fight, for example, or claiming she saved the world from disaster by rutting with the Beast of the Apocalypse for all seven years of its prophesied rampage. However many of these stories are actually true, two things seem constant throughout them all: her unquenchable lust and her utterly shameless sexuality. Leah's followers seek to emulate their goddess, devoting their lives to sex and seeking to spread the gifts of desire and erotic bliss through the world, drowning out pain and darkness with the light of passion and pleasure.

Many are drawn to worship Leah by the promise of sensual delight, but comparatively few are cut out to become true acolytes. Followers of Leah are expected to cast away all shame and give their lives over to lust, sharing their bodies freely with any and all that might desire them, and wearing nothing but perhaps jewelry for decoration or some straps to carry their belongings on a journey. Every temple sees many arrive dreaming of a life of hedonistic ease and leave within a week from exhaustion or embarrassment, but temples of the goddess are happy to welcome all visitors, whether they come seeking a night of pleasure or a life of devotion. Those of the latter that prove worthy are formally welcomed as acolytes in a large, extended orgy that serves as both a celebration and a ritual of initiation. Many of Leah's faithful live in her temples, while some travel abroad; all devote themselves to the celebration of sex, reveling in the joys of sexual excess and following their lusts each day, while bringing pleasure and encouraging promiscuity and the free sexual expression in those around them. Though they might seem like simple hedonists to outsiders - and wouldn't claim the pursuit of pleasure has any deep spiritual meaning, or that it needs to - they see conflict and suffering as the enemies of ecstasy, and fight these evils wherever necessary. Whether it's something as simple as healing the sick or mending a broken heart, or as significant as negotiating a peace treaty between nations, Leah's faithful seek to bring peace to the world so that pleasure may flourish.

Temples of Leah are most often beautiful buildings, carefully maintained to be warm and comfortable, and decorated with all kinds of erotic artwork. Statues of the goddess are common, as are paintings and engravings depicting her or high priestesses and other famous religious figures in various sensual scenes. Most temples contain a collection of erotic literature as well, and many members are skilled creators and performers. Erotic dances, plays, and other performances are a common sight in and around temples of the goddess, stirring the fires of lust and encouraging her worship. While some temples have private rooms for guests or religious leaders to rest or work, their architecture is mostly open and tends towards large communal rooms, mirroring the goddess' encouragement to abandon modesty and shame; giggles and moans of passion echo through the halls day and night, and bathing and sleeping areas are shared. New initiates quickly learn to sleep amidst the writhing bodies and sounds of pleasure.

While not all share Leah's belief that true happiness comes from the free-spirited pursuit of pleasure above all else, few count themselves as active enemies of the goddess and her faithful. Sexual desire is common to many species, and just as most gods have succumbed to Leah's seductions at least one time (and often many more), only the most prudish or cruel seek to undermine her followers directly. More commonly, they are drawn into conflict when some evil threatens to harm the communities they protect, such as an undead horde threatening to bring ruin to a kingdom or a criminal organization abusing and exploiting its people. As for the goddess' celestial servants, they seem to take after the goddess herself, most commonly appearing as nude, winged women of divinely voluptuous beauty who occasionally appear in the material plane, blessing mortals with the pleasure of their embrace, or more rarely, even aiding Leah's faithful in their endeavors. Despite the goddess' countless sexual encounters, it isn't known for certain if she has any descendants. People passionate enough to become clerics of the goddess are said to have "Leah's gift", and some claim this is evidence of a trace of divine blood in their veins. Some also say that the first nymphs were her daughters, sent to bring the gift of pleasure into the wilds, and succubi are those of her offspring that were corrupted by evil - or perhaps that their corruption was only a ploy to infiltrate the demon realm and bring it closer to light over the ages. Whether any of this is true is a matter of debate, but it can't be denied that her clerics seem invariably blessed with sensual beauty and lustful stamina, or that the world's most sexual beings seem to have some affinity with the goddess.


And a couple of potential pictures for my character...



I love it, Cerulean. Consider her added as Lore's goddess of sex.

Offline eternaldarknessTopic starter

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #89 on: June 26, 2017, 05:33:27 PM »
Oh, umm! As we start at level three, do we just take the hit die average for level-up hit points, or?

(Also, grappling enemies and then using a wooden dildo to attack them? That sounds, umm, devious!)

Max at 1st level, average every level after.

By the way, i have no intention of taking this game's story super-seriously. It'll be MOSTLY lighthearted, but there will be times when it gets serious and...very dark.

Offline Re Z L

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #90 on: June 26, 2017, 06:08:52 PM »
Still looking for more players?

Offline eternaldarknessTopic starter

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #91 on: June 26, 2017, 06:45:36 PM »
Still looking for more players?

More than full, actually. Unless i find a Co-DM.

Offline Re Z L

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #92 on: June 26, 2017, 06:49:24 PM »
More than full, actually. Unless i find a Co-DM.

No problem!

Good luck to you  :D

Offline CeruleanSerenity

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #93 on: June 26, 2017, 07:47:03 PM »
As long as the sheet is readable and sensibly organized, i'm fine with it. A myth-weavers sheet with a link is also perfectly okay.
All right, thank you. I'll write something up soon, then... and I'm glad you like the sex goddess, too.

Oh, and for Background, what should I choose? If all clerics in Alexandria are nobles, Acolyte and Noble both seem appropriate. How do you think I should handle it?

Offline eternaldarknessTopic starter

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #94 on: June 26, 2017, 07:57:56 PM »
All right, thank you. I'll write something up soon, then... and I'm glad you like the sex goddess, too.

Oh, and for Background, what should I choose? If all clerics in Alexandria are nobles, Acolyte and Noble both seem appropriate. How do you think I should handle it?

Not every noble has to have the noble background, and same with clerics/acolytes, and so on. A noble cleric's most defining background element might be her time as a military chaplain or battlepriest, so he'd have the Soldier background. Or maybe the nobles family is also a criminal cartel - then it'd be criminal. Alexandria is a diverse empire.

Offline eternaldarknessTopic starter

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #95 on: June 26, 2017, 08:18:41 PM »
Also of note: There ARE nobles who aren't clerics, but they tend to be from lesser families and have no chance of getting to the throne. Some members of the royal family lack the ability to connect with the divine - it's called The Spark. This is believed to be because the divinity within them is weak due to them being further from the original bloodline of Empress Alexandria, the founder of the royal family. The truth of the matter is known only to the gods, though what IS known is that commoners rarely manifest clerical power, and those who do tend to have a distant unknown royal relation.

Offline Kathyan

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #96 on: June 26, 2017, 10:33:05 PM »
I thought I should mention that as my character is a far traveler I thought she might come from outside of the Alexandrian Empire, she has been sent to serve as an emissary for Pink's princess but also shares Cerulean faith for the sex goddess. Sorry I havent gone into details on my backstory but I had some very busy days.

Offline eternaldarknessTopic starter

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #97 on: June 26, 2017, 11:16:40 PM »
I thought I should mention that as my character is a far traveler I thought she might come from outside of the Alexandrian Empire, she has been sent to serve as an emissary for Pink's princess but also shares Cerulean faith for the sex goddess. Sorry I havent gone into details on my backstory but I had some very busy days.

Samarkand
A strange land far across the ocean on the distant southern continent, culturally Samarkand is like a combination of the middle east, a mishmash of asian cultures and the american deep south. Its dominant races are humans, dragonborn and halflings and you won't find an elf there unless that elf came from another land. Martial traditions are everything in Samarkand; everyone learns a bit of the fighting arts, whether unarmed or a specific weapon style.

Offline Pink Kitten

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #98 on: June 27, 2017, 04:05:49 PM »
Also of note: There ARE nobles who aren't clerics, but they tend to be from lesser families and have no chance of getting to the throne. Some members of the royal family lack the ability to connect with the divine - it's called The Spark. This is believed to be because the divinity within them is weak due to them being further from the original bloodline of Empress Alexandria, the founder of the royal family. The truth of the matter is known only to the gods, though what IS known is that commoners rarely manifest clerical power, and those who do tend to have a distant unknown royal relation.
Hm, I just realized this idea that nobles (those close to the Emperor, anyway) should be clerics of some sort. Sorry, I must have skimmed over without understanding that part from the OP!

How should this relate to my warlock princess idea? Should I take a level of cleric for her or something? Of course, it could also be explained with some background ideas (such as she's actually a bastard child or something) or even the fact that her deity has stripped her off of her divine powers, as punishment for making a pact with a lesser being? Or maybe being close to the empress' bloodline is actually not really related to manifesting divine power, that being just superstition or a false belief?

Actually, in general -- what should her relation to the throne be? Should she be an actual princess (daughter of the monarch) or some lesser noble who just fits in the political marriage they want to arrange?

Just trying not to step on any toes in case you have the royal family all planned out already!

Offline eternaldarknessTopic starter

Re: Adventures in Lore (D&D 5E) - Seeking Co-GM!
« Reply #99 on: June 28, 2017, 07:09:57 AM »
Hm, I just realized this idea that nobles (those close to the Emperor, anyway) should be clerics of some sort. Sorry, I must have skimmed over without understanding that part from the OP!

How should this relate to my warlock princess idea? Should I take a level of cleric for her or something? Of course, it could also be explained with some background ideas (such as she's actually a bastard child or something) or even the fact that her deity has stripped her off of her divine powers, as punishment for making a pact with a lesser being? Or maybe being close to the empress' bloodline is actually not really related to manifesting divine power, that being just superstition or a false belief?

Actually, in general -- what should her relation to the throne be? Should she be an actual princess (daughter of the monarch) or some lesser noble who just fits in the political marriage they want to arrange?

Just trying not to step on any toes in case you have the royal family all planned out already!

A princess is a princess, clerical inclinations or not. It's very likely the reason she's being married off to an elven monarch is precisely because she's no threat to the throne and it's a good way to make use of her politically. Warlocks aren't generally frowned upon by alexandrians, either. It depends on your patron and what you do with the power.

Most families, even noble ones, have a 'little god' that is a family patron. They're typically powerful supernatural beings that are not deities and have some kind of deal with the family. Most are considered part of the family, and some are actually relatives who have died and become spirits of some kind of otherwise transcended mortality.

Alexandria herself is the patron of the Royal family. She counts as both an Undying and a Celestial patron. Supposedly she ascended to serve Mateo, the king of the gods as a Celestial, but the secret truth is she's just plain immortal. Some say she was never mortal to begin with.