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Offline Stratovarius

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The Death God's Chosen
« on: August 20, 2019, 12:40:08 PM »
For months, the temple of Drancedigaeth had rung with condemnations of Lledrith, god of magic, and the wickedness he was showing. For Lledrith, in his eternal competition with Drancedigaeth, had found a way to steal the souls of the dead. Where once, all who died had gone to the kingdom of the dead, proper resting place of all whose terms ended upon Arhosa, now, through some unknown means, Lledrith siphons some of the dead and the dying to a place unknown. This escalation of the conflict between the two gods has drawn much contemplation from the ecclesiasts and others at the temple, and the steps to retaliate have been heavily discussed.

It was Drancedigaeth himself who answered, his voice filling the minds of his believers. Go forth, it said, go forth and bring all those who are not yet in the embrace of Drancedigaeth into his embrace. The ecclesiasts wondered at this, wondered whether this meant proselytizing, the conveying of the innocent into the realm of the dead, or some other meaning they had not pondered. Thus a second time did their deity speak to them, and in no uncertain terms – they were to empty the world of the living. With such strength in his possession, Drancedigaeth would end Lledrith, and then restore the world as it should be. For a god of the dead has no purpose if there are not living to come into his kingdom.

For weeks, groups have left the temple, assigned to a given task, a given area to sweep clean of life. Tonight is your last night before you, too, are sent forth into the world to do his bidding. You will spend the night in prayer with those with whom you travel, and in the morning, the righteous work shall begin.


This is an Arhosan campaign, primarily utilizing material from the Tome of Ritual Magic. Starting level will be 3rd or 4th.

Allowed races are:
High Caste Biyou
Low Caste Biyou
Flonha
Hanian
Kier
Llethu
Pybyr
Yn Gyntaf
Chanwyr

Allowed classes are:
Champion
Ecclesiast - Must worship Drancedigaeth
Gallant
Savage
Martyr
Ritual Warrior
Ritualist

General rules on character creation
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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 02:32:53 PM »
I voice cautious interest into a Flonha Ritualist, although I will have to read the Ritual Magic first properly.

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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 04:24:45 PM »
Dibs on Ritual Warrior.

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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2019, 05:37:11 PM »
I'll see how interest goes. Can fill in if you're shy on something but I'll let the rookies have a stab at it first.
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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2019, 07:42:24 PM »
I'll see how interest goes. Can fill in if you're shy on something but I'll let the rookies have a stab at it first.

We both know you're going to end up playing.   :p

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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 09:17:44 PM »
Alright, so Skyrock as Ritualist, SDK as Ritual Warrior, and Nan as Martyr. Got it.  :clap

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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2019, 09:40:43 PM »
Alright, so Skyrock as Ritualist, SDK as Ritual Warrior, and Nan as Martyr. Got it.  :clap

If by Martyr you mean character commits suicide then sure.   :P

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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2019, 11:52:39 PM »
You've never even played one. It's a d12 caster!

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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2019, 12:08:22 AM »
You've never even played one. It's a d12 caster!

I reviewed it multiple times, I know quite well what it is.  :P

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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2019, 05:52:18 PM »
Llethu Champion (assuming we start at level 4 so I can have the class level)?

At least this is RHD and not LA.
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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2019, 05:54:29 PM »
LA doesn't exist in Arhosa precisely for the drawbacks it offers at all levels of gameplay. Everything is flat RHD.

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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2019, 11:16:19 PM »
I've done Rituals, I should do something else...

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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2019, 06:41:20 AM »
Added the overall rules on character creation to the initial post.

There's always the gallant if you want all day abilities, Nan.

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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2019, 06:38:38 AM »
Alright, looks like we've got Skyrock as Flonha Ritualist, Raineh as Llethu Champion, SDK as a something, and Nan as a Kier Savage Raider combo. What help is needed with the character building?

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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2019, 12:22:53 PM »
Aside from the Weapon Finesse question, my main concern is how I am going to carry my sacrifices around. My current idea would be to get a herd of sheep1 coupled with some sheep dogs and shepherd hirelings. That should be mobile and inconspicious enough, assuming we are going somewhere with enough unclaimed grassland for them to graze.

1Linking PF stats as I couldn't find official 3.5 stats. Shouldn't be meaningful different.

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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2019, 12:46:46 PM »
Welcome to the world of being a Ritualist and why I had issues playing one.

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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2019, 05:41:22 PM »
Storing my preliminary stats here for now (under the assumption that I can get Weapon Finesse for free):
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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2019, 07:51:27 PM »
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Re: The Death God's Chosen
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2019, 02:03:54 PM »
I will not be joining this game after all.  I wasn't originally enthusiastic about any of the character options and what interest I had in joining is no longer there.