Dungeons and Dragons

Discussion in 'Entertainment Lounge' started by Escath, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. 99* JJ Ritchie

    My character background for you guys. I've just made up the names of towns, Escath can change/fit them in as he sees fit.


    Born in the slums of Rockford Harbour. His father, Harrard a street enforcer for one of the major criminal merchants of Rockford would only earn enough to support his drinking habits. His mother Esmere would beg throughout the day, trying to find enough to feed herself and Evend.

    This was a “rough” upbringing, and Evend became a rough kid as a result. Emulating his father in beating up smaller kids and taking what he wanted, but he had the uncanny ability to stay out of danger. He was always amazed at the ships in the harbour, the people they would bring, from foreign humans to Dwarves, Elves and even the odd Halfling or Dragonborn. Evend began hiding out in sailors taverns listening to stories of far off lands, and the riches that could be found. The desire to explore the world and find a way to escape the life of squalor began to grow, until eventually Evend found a ship willing to take him as a deck boy. The Rosethorn, a merchant ship that carried spices, there he spent years learning the basics of sailing, navigation and haggling. And also began to love the games of chance sailors played and the discovery of new places.

    Eventually at the age of 18 he was able to earn a decent wage as the Deck Cadet (third in command) of the Whispering Shadow, another merchant ship. This one however dealt in the illegal things of the world, and it was here that Evend’s ability to sense trouble and opportunity paid the greatest dividends. Allowing him to direct the captain (Isling Seffold) the safest path, or the wealthiest buyer. His ability allowed him great freedom for a sailor, Isling allowed him months off at a time back home at Rockford. Where Evend found a wife (Serena) and had twins (Beo (boy) and Leahart (girl), named for great mythical explorers). While Evend wage was ample enough, he still remembered his own poor upbringing and determined not to have his children live in that world always sent any extra money he found to them via messenger. Even going as far as to take from the extremely valuable cargos the Whispering Shadow at great personal risk when he felt he could.

    Then during one great voyage across the Ocean a massive storm tore the ship apart. Despite the best efforts the ship began to sink to the bottom and there was no escape. Evend along with the rest of the crew went to the bottom. And there as he drowned and felt the crush of the depths around him Evend threw out a prayer to anyone or anything to help him. His final thought was that there would be nobody to her him in the ocean.

    But there was. Evend like most thought after death he would be Judged. But instead he stood before a god seated on a pearl throne, in an underwater cavern. And there the god presented himself as Poseidon (very original) the reawakened God of the Oceans, Seas and Rivers. Betrayed by his old Herald, Umberlee (Tempest God, god of seas) whom with the help of Talos (Tempest God, god of Storms) trapped him so they could capture the souls of those that die at sea to create water demons and great storms.

    Poseidon charged Evend with becoming his new voice, to announce his return to the world. Offer his blessing to those who would seek safe passage over the seas to protect those souls of board from becoming Talos and Umberlee’s servants of evil. In return Evend would return to the living and would be given the tools necessary. Poseidon’s Holy symbol a driftwood amulet shaped like a trident. And a driftwood quarterstaff which so long as I call his name would become magical and give great strength to my attacks. (casting Shillelagh)

    Evend accepted and awoke on a sand-bar unknown to Evend. Found by a passing ship who believed him to be a half-drowned mad-man after hearing his story and seeing his now sickly drowned appearance, he was taken and put off at the nearest port of call. After some time thinking Evend realised that blind preaching would not help his cause, he would need to show by example that Poseidon had returned and what better way than by using his powers. Unfortunately nobody would take him on a ship while he continued to demand the crew receive a blessing from some heathen god (Priests of Umberlee offer “blessings” for safe passage for a price). So his only option that would allow him to both travel around the world to preach and continue to earn enough gold to send to his family is adventuring. Hoping his divine powers and old abilities would be able to fit in he joins a group hoping not only can he fulfill his oath to Poseidon but can also support and eventually find a way back to his family.
  2. Jabba HJ Bots

    Will do my backstory aswell :D
  3. Escath LE Schaw

    So what time are we looking at? 1? 1.30? 2? Something else?
  4. Jabba HJ Bots

    I can do whatever the earliest everyone else can do is
  5. Escath LE Schaw

    1 is probably earliest I can guarantee I can do.
  6. 99* JJ Ritchie

    Will try get on at 1.

    Might see if I can have the skype call on my phone, with the roll 20 on my laptop. Might keep it from blowing up.
  7. Jabba HJ Bots

    I'll have to leave at around 3.45 unfortunately :(
  8. 99* JJ Ritchie

    "They're only worshippers of the god of murder. How bad could they be?" - Evend.
  9. Escath LE Schaw

    Week 1, in which Evend pisses off two worshippers of an evil god of murder and everyone forgets how to use their weapons.
  10. 99* JJ Ritchie

    TBF I never really got the chance to use my weapon. Which was a massive shame given how high my saving throw rolls were.

    Low HPs/AC ftl.
  11. Escath LE Schaw

    Bots being a non-tank tank ftl :p
  12. Jabba HJ Bots

    haha my character design was great if only I got good rolls
  13. 99* JJ Ritchie

    Also, getting shit talked by some degen gambler in the inn then winning all his gold in dice games ftw.

    EDIT: And thinking about it, I'm sure I should end up with more than 15 gold.

    First Bet - 5gp wager. Win, means I take 10gp. Total gold 15gp.

    Second Bet - 10gp wager. Win, means I should get 20gp. Meaning total should be 25gp?
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015
  14. Athlai JJD Heads

    Ritchie gonna Ritchie.
  15. Jabba HJ Bots

    I think he ment 15 more than what you went in with

    First bet 5 each win 5 extra
    second bet 10 each win 10 extra
  16. 99* JJ Ritchie

    All I did was ask about their god. They are just massive emo cunts.
  17. Escath LE Schaw

    Yeah you won 15 so you have 25 total.
  18. Jabba HJ Bots

    MVP Points: Session 1

    Awarded in 1s, 2s or 5s depending on how good bad the thing you did was

    Ritchie: Tried to go all jehovahs witness on followers of the god of murder (-2)
    Ritchie: Unsuccessfully bribed people (-1)
    Blitzy: Managed to get Bots a smoking hot lady at the tavern (+2)
    Bots: Drew his weapons for no reason at other adventurers (-5)
    Ritchie: Delt alot of damage to their op group member (+2)
    Ritchie: Got knocked unconscious (-5)
    Blitzy: Healed Bots so he wasn't near death (+2)
    Blitzy: Missed a fuck load of attacks (-5)
    Blitzy: Got knocked unconscious (-5)
    Bots: Missed all his ranged attacks (-5)
    Bots: Missed most of his melee attacks (-5)
    Bots: Kept the party alive with his AC (+5)

    MVP Table after Session 1

    Ritchie (-6)
    Blitzy (-6)
    Bots (-10)

    Poor session team I expect better next time
  19. Escath LE Schaw

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