Extreme Curses, Demons, Elementals, Dark Ones, and Dragons!

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  1. Macleod

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    That's not the official title, but my own sense of warped humor. Now I'll say flat out this was inspired by several pieces, and my daughter, plus two people who were interested in me doing this...have now brought this to life.

    My daughter was reading and finished a set of books called the Chronicles of Prydain (Disney made one into an animated movie the Black Caldron) and asked me to write something similar to that. As a side thing while waiting on replies and answering some questions, I continued to work on this little by little...combining some work I've been updating constantly since I was 14, yeah I know 21 years ago...it's been a long drawn out process.

    Enough of my nonsense now, just know the kiddo inspired this.

    Right now on to the basics, this is a big realm, using some elements of various "real world" areas. The class system is also in place.

    So the realms, fun stuff right? Well the lands are interesting to say the least, and guidelines are interesting as well.

    There is an island separated from the mainland that is occupied by the wizard order, while the natives to this island have magical powers, others born with them come to the academy to study there.

    The mainland of the continent is bigger split into several kingdoms or baronies or simple local rulers. As mentioned before these are based off some real world locations, two kingdoms off the mainland are based off of France and Germany, further to the East you have Romania and a Russian based land, and to the South...Greece, Italian, and Byzantine basis.

    Now the world isn't modern it medieval/Renaissance time frame, no guns or cannons that sort of thing. This is a dungeons and dragons type world for those familiar with that, just using real worlds as basis. Each kingdom if you will has something plaguing it and as the player classes will be essentially brand new...the first area this begins in a the town under the rule of a local baron, Badion.

    More will be explained in the introductory post to the RP.

    Now I am sure this is the question on everyone's mind...classes.

    There are 3 simply put and they evolve: Fighter, Magic User, Thief.

    Fighter goes to Paladin, Magic User to Wizard, and Thief to Guild Master.

    Now on the races, I'll leave open for discussion, originally I had multiple races for play, but am hesitant since the last time I opened it up for that I ended up with everyone wanting to be an elf...

    Still if we decide on races we'll keep it simple enough.

    Now the same rules apply for use of weapons armor that would apply in say Dungeons and Dragons...meaning a magic user can't wear plate armor and use swords. Fighters don't do magic, thieves can't use wands. That sort of thing.

    If I haven't lost your interest yet, WHOOO-HOOO! I've accomplished something!

    So that said, the plan for my character is simple, surprise, surprise, it's a magic user! Though he's going to have a daughter appear with him, the question or dilemma I am having is about the mother, is she with the party or deceased. That's open for discussion as well.

    So there are some key characters (you're free to elect play one of the important characters, though they will not join the party or group) :

    The Dryad
    The Hermit
    Sheriff of Badion
    The Gypsy Fortune Teller, super important character
    The Gypsy's Fortune Teller's son
    The Burgomeister (I'll take care of this one)
    Shop Keeper in the eastern kingdom, she's a key source
    The Sybil
    The Oracle

    The first three will be in the first adventure, the others will follow as the story line progresses.

    Okay so humor humor humor, that's a key thing in this. Romance as well is key, and this will be bloody, especially in the Eastern and Southern kingdoms.

    Creatures I'll explain as needed, but just know if they are in Celtic, Slavic (Russian, Romanian), Greek, and Germanic. It's all in fair play. If you're a Greek Mythology fan, you're going to love this.

    Weapons, spells, and armors. Not to mention potions, will all be done as well, I'll come up with something there too.

    Now as for your characters, you have control, obviously I don't think there will be god modding, but don't assume your character can do something they can't.

    Now the background on your characters can be from the Wizard Island or the mainland kingdoms, but just know there are certain areas that the classes are favored or common in (Example: Badion produces the best fighters, the Gypsies and the Eastern realms are known for their thieves and magic users; the southern kingdoms have a mix of everything.)

    That said, I'll work on my character a bit more...between replies to other posts...

    Now bear in mind, this his fantasy, so there are certain things each character can choose from. Once the class is decided, I can give you a list or depending on what region your character hails from it should be straight forward. Again the only thing I ask really is that you work with me on ideas, that's the key to this.

    So yes I will have two characters entering this. But if someone does end up playing the mother or step mother of the daughter, they will share control of her. Note that by no means does the mother or step mother need to be a magic user.

    That's the meat of it, if I've not scared you off, this is where we can plot. Of course if you have questions, ask me, I am more than happy to answer.
     
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  2. Lady

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    I'm definitely in. But you already knew that.

    Yes, I have also noticed that with RPs where races are involved. From what you have here, I would suggest that you have only humans, at least as main characters.

    What kind of magic are we talking about? Is there more than one type, and where does the power for it come from? I could help you brainstorm this if you like, unless you already have that part of it figured out.

    Also, what sort of weapon range are we talking about with fighters and thieves? Understandable that a thief couldn't wear fighter's armor, but is there any overlap with regards to weapons? And what sort of skills would a thief have?

    I know I'm asking a lot of questions. I just like to see the world before I jump in.
     
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    I though it over last night, and definitely going to be humans as the player characters, other races will appear but mostly as the shop keepers or things like that.

    Magic isn't limited to just one type, I have spell list that I am going to put out there if anyone aside from myself will be interested in that class. The power comes from genetics, if there was a magic user in the family line somewhere, I am leaving it up to the players to decide if they have the talent or not. Though training is fully required in magic. The Paladin has their own set of spells if you will, they are more like auras but the idea is there.

    Example is the character based on my daughter, she's got the ability through her father, but it depends on what her mother is, say if someone takes up her mother or will play her step mother (which I am hoping) and plays her as a thief or fighter, she allowed to choose between magic user and those other two, she'll never have the higher spells, but the lower ones.

    Same will go that same character interacting with mine, they can learn the lower level spells. This way it prevents an over powered character, they won't get the high spells of a pure class. Simple things like making their weapons light on fire or electrifying them if you will. Again this can be changed as needed.

    Weapon range, that's a great question since I am still working on the magical weapons aspect, but here's what I am working with:

    Fighters: Longsword, shortsword, two handed sword, shield, heavy armor, spear, axe, mace.

    Thief: shortword, daggers, throwing daggers, crossbow, shortbow, light armor (leather, padded, studded leather). Cannot use shield.

    Magic User: daggers, must create a magic staff to use it, cloth armor, orbs. Cannot use shield.
     
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    Would it be possible for a thief to disguise themselves as a fighter, or vice versa? I'm thinking of a sort of vigilante type character.

    So would the daughter in that case have some of the lower level abilities from both classes, or just have the choice which path to take?
     
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    Yes it can be don that way, I don't think it would/could cause issues. Obviously though the restrictions would be in place LOL!

    Yes and yes, she'd have a hybrid type ability but be able to choose the path she wants to take, I'll ask my kiddo about that when it's a established.
     
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    Is dual wielding allowed? Also, would a fighter /have/ to wear heavy armor or just be able to? I'm thinking for the character I'm brainstorming, I want him or her to have (at least one) shortsword, and be a fighter dressed as a thief, taking down guilds of thieves from the inside and the like.

    How does one reach the second tier of skill for each class?
     
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    I'm interested , sorry I'm late to the party. I have no problem playing whatever you want, though the gypsy sounds cool as a side character, or even the mother/step-mother.

    The fighter appeals to me most , is there a list of Paladin abilities they will have when they reach that tier? What's the area like where they produce the best fighters ? Do people there like Badion?
     
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    Then again being a thief would be fun, it would cause a bit of awkwardness between the fighter And thief lol.
     
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    Magic User is the only one that cannot dual wield, they trade weapon use for the magical ability. Dual wielding is always allowed for those that can do it. Fighter's armors go in this order: Studded Leather, Chainmail or Scalemail, Platemail. You don't have to wear platemail if you don't want to, that's part of your option.

    Reaching the second tier will happen after the issue in Baidon is solved, then there's certain side deals, I can relinquish them to your decision or I can give you what I created.

    Yes Paladin will receive the following aura abilities:

    Awe: Reduces opponents will to wage battle, of course some of the Greek Mythological creatures will resist this as will revanents.

    Destroy Undead: This has to be used on weapon or shield, but will kill lower undead almost instantly.

    Heal: Taxing as it is, it can only be used once a day and on the paladin.

    Oath Shield: Protects against normal attacks.

    And two items will be the ring of truth and they gain the ability to encase their sword in blue flame (it doesn't have to be blue, it's just a starting point.)

    Who produces the best fighters? Baidon and the southern kingdom, Pella. Pella's known for paladins more than just plain fighters.
     
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    Are you going to make a search thread for this, or is it invite only?
     
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    Invite only. And thus far only two have an invite/intrested expressed.

    Almost to VA Beach, so I will be working on Pella tonight.
     
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    Pella is . I assume, going to be very country side/cliffs and hills and near the coast? Probably very heavy into fishing and trading through the ports?
     
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    Correct, also artistic and has a different type of government as well, still monarchy but the people will have more input.
     
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    Would the people from Pella have any disputes with those from Baidon? Are the countries pretty diplomatic ?
     
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    I found a picture for my character, and I've edited her accordingly. She is still a fighter pretending to be a thief, still a vigilante, but as soon as I saw her I knew what her backstory was. Ignore the magic - unless maybe that is her aura as a paladin sometime in the future?

    strong satisfies a male power fantasy_ Female characters ___.jpg

    Jael was kidnapped and married off against her will to a thief in one of the eastern lands. She was the perfect unassuming housewife, until she saw an opportunity to kill him and his guild brothers, take their ill-gotten gains, and return what she could. She has spent her life since as a vigilante, and out of shame has never returned to her country or her home.

    What do you think?
     
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    I like her and now I definitely creating a thief. Lol, I think it would be fun to have that tension between them
     
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    Looks good to me, is anyone taking up the potential step-mother or straight out mother? Only reason I am asking is I am going to start working on that after I am done with the beach time...we just got here so going to do the board walk, then this evening the kiddo is going to help me with her character.

    Right now Pella is having issues with invading armies and before the arrival of everyone their monarch will be assassinated, so there's one wealthy merchant or minor noble (not sure which yet) that will be trying to make a play at ruling Pella. Ruler of Pella controls the seas so to speak. The other kingdoms are experiencing issues as well, the Eastern one (name still pending, bear with me) has a swamp that has cut of all trade. Baidon is dealing with a curse from an ogress and Croix is having issues with elementals.

    My character is coming from the Wizard's island with his daughter to investigate Baidon...

    So I am sure more needs to be revealed about him...he never completed training due to the mother of his daughter and now he's been called upon to do so since none of the other spellcasters will leave the island for whatever reason (there is a reason but that would be telling now, that's going to have to wait for the story to begin). So he's now tasked with finding out what the deal in these kingdoms is, but Baidon is the first one, since the others are cut off due the issues plaguing them.
     
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    I mean, I'm up for playing the role of the mother instead or step
     
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    I was about to say I could do it if you wanted me to.

    How many main characters do we get?

    Excuse the delayed response. I have a bad connection right now for some reason.
     
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    Lol whoever ! If Eldora wants to she can, up to you guys , I'm up for whatever
     

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