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[4e DnD, Eberron] The Vathirond King - OOC Thread

susansusan Registered User regular
edited September 2009 in Critical Failures
"Martial, Mystical and Arcane escorts needed for Academic caravan to distant lands. All specialties requested, pay commeasurable to level of danger inherent in the journey. Come to the third floor of Newmoon Inn tonight, one hour past sunset, prepared to depart."

Those were the words posted about on white squares of parchment throughout the taverns and inns of Starilaskur. Simple enough. Also quite vague. And, for some reason you couldn't put your finger on, intriguing and completely irresistible. You needed the work, you knew you were good enough to handle any trouble some four-eyed Professor could get himself into, and a word like 'commeasurable' on the posters meant you'd at least be travelling with people who knew how to read. So you packed your supplies, oiled your gear, and headed on over to the Newmoon at the proper time.

The late Summer evening is breezy and pleasant as you walk to the Inn and climb the wooden stairs to its upper levels. Inside you find a half-open door with the poster upon it, and through the door you find yourself in a room with almost a half-dozen other adventuresome types standing awkwardly about as a weathered man with thin greying hair and moustache over incredibly sharp feathres stares at you across the room in flickering candle light. You know instantly something is wrong: The posture. The muscle tone. The matte green traveling cloak. The unwavering eyes. You're not quite sure what this man is, but you're damn sure he's no Professor.

Quiet moments pass and the man glances through a window to the darkening horizon. Satisfied, he rises and nods to each of you in turn. "My name is Captain Bryan Arturo, and I am a Dark Lantern Agent of the King's Citadel. I am afraid I have lied to you, but only a little, and with good reason. Close the door, we have business to discuss. Coffee's on the corner table, and trust me, you will need some."

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  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User
    edited August 2009
    I'm going to put in a warlord in here, but is there any background info our characters would know? Any wars or battles that happen in the last 20 years or so (my character is the ripe age of 42!)?

    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.
  • susansusan Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Well, there's the Last War: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_of_Eberron#The_Last_War

    Your call on how your character was involved in it/what side/things lost/etc, but it seems like a good place for a Warlord :mrgreen: .

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  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Professor "Valenar" Qorresk, Changeling Rogue

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    I think I might have messed up on the money part, so let me know if there's something I should drop. (It is late and I am tired)

    Also, are multiple submissions allowed? If not, I might switch this fellow out for a different striker.

  • MegazverMegazver Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Please give us free Weapon/Implement Expertise feats! Everyone will take them no matter what, and they're patch feats anyway, there to fix the hit chances at levels 5-10, 15-20 and 25-30!

    I like free stuff. :(

    Chief Tyrol. Academician Megazver of the Jol-Nar Universities
  • DelmainDelmain Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Megazver wrote: »
    Please give us free Weapon/Implement Expertise feats! Everyone will take them no matter what, and they're patch feats anyway, there to fix the hit chances at levels 5-10, 15-20 and 25-30!

    I like free stuff
    . :(

    You would... wouldn't you? =P

  • MegazverMegazver Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Delmain wrote: »
    Megazver wrote: »
    Please give us free Weapon/Implement Expertise feats! Everyone will take them no matter what, and they're patch feats anyway, there to fix the hit chances at levels 5-10, 15-20 and 25-30!

    I like free stuff
    . :(

    You would... wouldn't you? =P

    It makes me happy. :(

    Chief Tyrol. Academician Megazver of the Jol-Nar Universities
  • susansusan Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Megazver wrote: »
    Please give us free Weapon/Implement Expertise feats! Everyone will take them no matter what, and they're patch feats anyway, there to fix the hit chances at levels 5-10, 15-20 and 25-30!

    I like free stuff. :(

    Sorry, no, but good attempt. :P

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  • MegazverMegazver Registered User
    edited August 2009
    susan wrote: »
    Megazver wrote: »
    Please give us free Weapon/Implement Expertise feats! Everyone will take them no matter what, and they're patch feats anyway, there to fix the hit chances at levels 5-10, 15-20 and 25-30!

    I like free stuff. :(

    Sorry, no, but good attempt. :P

    But, but... Pretty please?


    I'll make a barbarian for this. Shock and awe, baby, shock and awe.

    Chief Tyrol. Academician Megazver of the Jol-Nar Universities
  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Susan, how would you feel about the use of feats/powers in the latest Fighter Essentials article? The stuff isn't in the Builder yet.

  • 3clipse3clipse Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    If I have the time, I'll throw a Dragonborn Barbarian (Thaneborn Triumph) in here.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    How do you want to work divine domains? They are feats that give neat little boosts to divine characters that worship certain gods, but the list of what gods hold sway over each domain is limited to the core deities. Divine Power says to just pick two or three that seem to fit the god if you're worshiping someone else. If we want to use those feats should we just write a little to justify why a certain domain fits a certain god based on that god's description in the Eberron books, or do you just want to disallow domain feats?

  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Rolinkien, Human Warlord
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    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.
  • SnowSquallSnowSquall Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    So many new games starting up lately...Anyways, I thinking of maybe throwing my hat. Going to have to think of something first to see if I can come up with something good.

    Quinnten, Human Sorceror [Giant Ants]
  • susansusan Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    To answer some questions/raise some new points:

    -Multiple submissions: Please no more than 2 per person.
    -Fighter Essentials Feats: They're fair game, but since they're not in the Builder you'll have to do the math by hand on MythWeavers or something similar. On that point...
    -Character Sheets: Character Builder Summaries are nice, but they leave out some math (Basic Attacks, etc) that I might need to roll for y'all. You don't need a MythWeaver sheet, but if you're posting a summary could you add those additional things?
    -Divine Domains: "just write a little to justify why a certain domain fits a certain god", yes, this, let's go with this.

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  • Ain SophAin Soph Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Quick Question: How do you feel about Revenants with no Raven Queen in Eberron? Are they the creation of a specific pantheon, maybe The Keeper related or some such?

    :whistle:
  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    What I've been doing for games I apply for is to put up the CB Summary to get the general gist out there, and then punch it into Myth Weavers if I'm accepted.

  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Myth Weavers has been added to Rolinkien. I copied straight from the character sheet off of CB.

    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.
  • susansusan Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Ain Soph wrote: »
    Quick Question: How do you feel about Revenants with no Raven Queen in Eberron? Are they the creation of a specific pantheon, maybe The Keeper related or some such?


    Hm. You know, that's a very interesting question that I hadn't considered, and I don't think it's one I'm going to narrow down to just one answer as I think it might be interesting to figure out in-game. You can do what you will with it and figure out the backstory yourself; maybe you're a soldier from 100 years ago who just recently walked out of the Mournland, for instance (Mournland seems a pretty natural tie-in place, as a matter of fact); and then if you get in you could try and figure out the answer then. I like RP potential 8-) .
    What I've been doing for games I apply for is to put up the CB Summary to get the general gist out there, and then punch it into Myth Weavers if I'm accepted.

    *nods* Sounds reasonable.

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  • Ain SophAin Soph Registered User
    edited August 2009
    So here's my Revenant Barbarian Lokus (Myth-weavers sheet)

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    :whistle:
  • SnowSquallSnowSquall Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Cruxil, Tiefling Swordmage

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    Quinnten, Human Sorceror [Giant Ants]
  • SimpsonsParadoxSimpsonsParadox Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    If I may ask, what is the standard equipment for a 5th level character? (What page in what book it appears on would be okay, too). Sorry if it's somewhat common knowledge :_:

  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User
    edited August 2009
    If I may ask, what is the standard equipment for a 5th level character? (What page in what book it appears on would be okay, too). Sorry if it's somewhat common knowledge :_:

    I was the same way. I have the lvl. 1 items only. How much money would we have at level 5?

    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.
  • MegazverMegazver Registered User
    edited August 2009
    A level 5 character has 1 lvl 6 item, 1 lvl 5 item, 1 lvl 4 item and enough gold to buy another level 4 item, which is 860g, I think.

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  • SimpsonsParadoxSimpsonsParadox Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Woah, quick response. Thanks!

    Another quick question: Would Eladrin be considered 'elves' history wise (Slaves to giants, etc etc etc)?

  • MegazverMegazver Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Woah, quick response. Thanks!

    Another quick question: Would Eladrin be considered 'elves' history wise (Slaves to giants, etc etc etc)?

    In Eberron? I don't think so?

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  • SkyCaptainSkyCaptain Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
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    The RPG Bestiary - Dangerous foes and legendary monsters for D&D 4th Edition
  • SimpsonsParadoxSimpsonsParadox Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Sariel, Eladrin Sorceress

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    My apologies if I messed up anything lore wise. Let me know and I'll fix them.

  • susansusan Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm going to try and organize things a bit here and copy down the submitted characters so far:

    Professor "Valenar" Qorresk, Changeling Rogue (Mike Danger)
    Samm d'Lyrandar, Half-Elf Sorcerer (Mike Danger)
    Rolinkien, Human Warlord (samurai6966)
    Lokus, Revenant Barbarian (Ain Soph)
    Cruxil, Tiefling Swordmage (SnowSquall)
    Brivari, human ranger (SkyCaptain)
    Sariel, Eladrin Sorceress (SimpsonsParadox)
    Miri, Human Psion (SimpsonsParadox)
    Lakashri, Kalashtar Warlock (Rainfall)
    Idrian the Toymaker, Human Artificer (Hermenegilde)
    Kabren, Dwarf Wrathful Invoker of the Blood of Vol (deadonthestreet)
    Moraine, Goliath Wizard (TunnelRunner)
    Tenexaphion, Warforged Ranger Beast Mastery (fe1dman)
    Erich Serontain, Excellent Lover, Superb Wizard, Human Role Model (Megazver)
    Seven, Elven Avenger of the Undying Court (interrobang)

    Updated down to post #57; I'll update more as things go further.

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  • HermenegildeHermenegilde Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Submitting this guy :

    Idrian the Toymaker, Human Artificer

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Rainfall wrote: »
    1 Leader
    1 Defender
    4 Strikers.

    Anyone want to make a controller?
    Workin' on it.

  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Rainfall wrote: »
    1 Leader
    1 Defender
    4 Strikers.

    Anyone want to make a controller?

    I might

    Tumbling
    MacGuffin wrote: »
    Baka!
    Belief in the heart of friendship and you'll always be kawaii Tommy-Chan!

  • SimpsonsParadoxSimpsonsParadox Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Oh *fine*.

    Miri, Human Psion

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Kabren, Dwarf Wrathful Invoker of the Blood of Vol

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  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Megazver wrote: »
    Woah, quick response. Thanks!

    Another quick question: Would Eladrin be considered 'elves' history wise (Slaves to giants, etc etc etc)?

    In Eberron? I don't think so?

    In 4E, the eladrin come from the feyspires--tower-ish cities that used to crisscross back and forth from Thelanis (the Feywild) to Eberron and back. On the Day of Mourning, one of them in Cyre got destroyed, and the rest of them got stuck.

  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Let's say the items I want for my PC are Level 4, 4, 3 and 3. This is so far below 6, 5, 4 and 4, I still have 1440 GP. Can I spend that on more items?

  • TunnelRunnerTunnelRunner Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Moraine, Goliath Wizard

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    http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=148570

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  • susansusan Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Rius wrote: »
    Let's say the items I want for my PC are Level 4, 4, 3 and 3. This is so far below 6, 5, 4 and 4, I still have 1440 GP. Can I spend that on more items?

    I'll say 'Yes' on this.

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  • DelmainDelmain Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Megazver wrote: »
    Woah, quick response. Thanks!

    Another quick question: Would Eladrin be considered 'elves' history wise (Slaves to giants, etc etc etc)?

    In Eberron? I don't think so?

    In 4E, the eladrin come from the feyspires--tower-ish cities that used to crisscross back and forth from Thelanis (the Feywild) to Eberron and back. On the Day of Mourning, one of them in Cyre got destroyed, and the rest of them got stuck.

    Oh, is that what the picture in the Cyre section of the EPG is of?

  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Delmain wrote: »
    Megazver wrote: »
    Woah, quick response. Thanks!

    Another quick question: Would Eladrin be considered 'elves' history wise (Slaves to giants, etc etc etc)?

    In Eberron? I don't think so?

    In 4E, the eladrin come from the feyspires--tower-ish cities that used to crisscross back and forth from Thelanis (the Feywild) to Eberron and back. On the Day of Mourning, one of them in Cyre got destroyed, and the rest of them got stuck.

    Oh, is that what the picture in the Cyre section of the EPG is of?

    Without even looking at it I can tell you it's probably actually Metrol, Cyre's capital.

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  • DelmainDelmain Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    It looks like a bunch of big towers. All I remember off the top of my head is that it has no description of what it is and none of the stuff on that page seem to describe the picture.

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