At a perfumed arcade known as The Emporium, Governor-Mayor Lanod Neff rubs shoulders with common laborers awaiting an appointment in the Veiled corridor. In an adjoining antechamber, snakes and exotic dancers gyre to a sonorous weave of cymbals and seductive pipes. A floor below, a gaggle of grasping miners presses against the windowed door of a darkened cell, impatient for a glimpse of a two-headed calf.
Out in the street, a gang of rowdies screams obscenities at a crumpled halfling, kicking it as if scrambling for a ball. Their drunken laughter echoes off shuttered windows and bolted doors.
In a tower-flanked fortress across the shadowy square, filthy men with nothing to lose shout hymns to Iomedae, clutching to their idealism and principles like cornered animals. Their wild-eyed chief minister smiles as he draws a cat-o-nine-tails across his bare back, awash in their adulation and in the spirit of his god.
But, it is just another night in Diamond Lake.
This adventure opens in the small mining town of Diamond Lake, where desparate folk toil in lightless depths for a pittance while corrupt mine managers live in relative largesse, ruthlessly scheming to undermine one another and protect their piece of the action. Most residents of Diamond Lake can be categorized into two groups: those with nowhere else to turn and those who have come to exploit them.
A garrison of sixty militia soldiers stands ready to defend the mines form bandits and rogue lizardfolk from the southern swamps. Rival cults share the same flock of potential converts only because the timing is not yet right for outright warfare. They muster their forces for the coming battle. things are not safe in Diamond Lake, and a right-thinking person would have every reason to want to get out of town as soon as possible.
You will all begin as residents of Diamond Lake, sharing one common goal -- escaping to a better life once certain financial obligations have been met.
Use the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook and Advanced Players Guide. Do not use Ultimate Magic or Ultimate Combat. The PRD can be found at the Paizo website.
All characters will begin at first level.
Use a 20-point buy.
All characters get full HP at first level.
All characters get starting wealth as outlined at in the Equipment chapter.
A character may have two traits from the two approved sources, but you may not use the Rich Parents trait.
Please roll for wealth in the application thread. But, decrease whatever you roll by 50 percent. Unless, of course you want to borrow the other 50 percent from one of the mine owners. The interest rates begin at 10 percent per month.
Character applications go HERE.
Please add a new thread for each character
Include your wealth rolls in your character thread