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Escape From the Underdark

Escape From the Underdark - Forum
Dungeons & Dragons 4e - Forgotten Realms 4e
Ad Closes: Oct 12 '12
Estimated Members Requested: 4

Players Wanted: 4 more (we already have one player confirmed)
Application Deadline: Friday, October 12, 2012
System: Dungeons & Dragons, 4th Edition
Setting: Forgotten Realms, 1370

Game DescriptionFlavor:
Tavern tales across Faerun's sunlit lands whisper of the Underdark, a lightless, subterranean realm that is home to fabled races and ancient, unspeakable evil. It is a domain of primeval mysteries and unending war, a hidden world of cruel masters and hopeless slaves, filled with monstrous races that were old before humans were born. It is a dank, dismal place of fungus, rot, and slime. It is a land where a few lucky merchants have found a lucrative trade, but where many more have been slain (or worse) for their effrontery. So dire is the reputation of the Underdark and its denizens that mothers caution their children to behave, lest the dark elves steal them away.

Slaves in the Underdark have little to live for, and most hope only for a quick death when their time has come. A few, however, long for freedom, and even fewer attain it. You are one of those few.

Game Premise:
Escape from the Underdark is a new 4e game run by myself and aquilifer09. I have run this campaign before on Myth-Weavers, and it lasted about 2.5 years. We already have one player locked in and are looking for 4 other players to round out the party.

Escape from the Underdark takes place in a non-canon section of the Underdark, approximately 7 miles beneath the surface in the year 1370 of the Forgotten Realms. The setting is expansive and well-fleshed out, with a custom history and many interesting npcs. PCs are free to explore the setting and pursue their own goals and interests. Much of the action will take place around a city of freed slaves called Sanctuary. Sanctuary is built on the abandoned ruins of an ancient Svirfneblin city, and is full of mysteries and dangers. Sanctuary itself is far from its namesake, full of corrupt politicians, self-serving public defenders, and mysterious cults.

This game is about surviving in a hostile world where your resources are slim, allies are rare, and your enemies are very powerful.
This game is about exploring the many mysteries that inhabit the setting.
This game is about characters that are forced to make difficult decisions to survive.
This game is about your characters pursuing their goals and being heroes!


ApplicationYour character will begin as a slave of the drow, traveling in a slave caravan to the large drow city of Traensyr. Your character may be a newly acquired slave, either captured or purchased from another slaving race, such as illithid, beholders or duergar. Your character also may have been born as a slave. Regardless, they are now the possession of the ruthless and evil drow.

A character sheet is not necessary for the application.

Post your application here, and please format your application like this:
Application Format
Name: Your character name.
Race: Character Race
Class: Character Class
Alignment: Good or neutral only, please










I personally prefer characters with well-developed motivations and goals that aren't reliant on quirks or gimmicks.


Character CreationCharacter Creation:
All characters will be created using the standard character creation rules presented on page 12 of the Player's Handbook, with the following exceptions:
  • Character Level: 3rd
  • Ability Scores: Method 2: Customizing Scores (22 points)
  • Alignment: Unaligned, Good, and Lawful Good only.
  • Races: No drow or warforged. Neither of us are big fans of monstrous races, so an application featuring a monstrous race needs to be exceptional to get in.
  • Background: You may choose one General or Forgotten Realms background benefit. No other background benefits may be used.
  • Themes: We will not be using themes for this game.
  • Equipment: One magic item of 4th, 3rd, and 2nd level, as well as 680 gp you can spend in any way you choose.
  • Allowed Sources: All official content and Dragon Magazine is allowed. I don't own all the material, so I may need to look certain things over.
  • Characters begin with one additional feat.




Last edited by fishingpenguin; Oct 4 '12 at 8:19pm..
Would something particulalrly inhuman, like a thri-kreen, be frowned upon? Or by "monstrous races" do you just mean stuff out of the Manuals, like goblins and bugbears? I was considering having my character be some sort of exotic pet to his masters.

Posting a lot of interest. Hope to have an app down by tuesday.

Posting for interest, a campaign in this vane was my older brother's favorite campaign of all time. He still reminisces about it whenever we get together. I like to give my characters some thought so I'll be back with an app if I can actually come up with someone I think deserves to be played.

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Originally Posted by TwilightKiwi View Post
Would something particulalrly inhuman, like a thri-kreen, be frowned upon? Or by "monstrous races" do you just mean stuff out of the Manuals, like goblins and bugbears? I was considering having my character be some sort of exotic pet to his masters.
A Thri-kreen would fit into our "monstrous races" category. To further expound, we mean races that are in the players handbooks, but are particularly inhuman (as you put it), like shardminds, minotaurs, warforged (although they are not allowed at all), etc.

Doesn't mean you can't make one, but you would have to really blow us away with the applications.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TwilightKiwi View Post
Would something particulalrly inhuman, like a thri-kreen, be frowned upon? Or by "monstrous races" do you just mean stuff out of the Manuals, like goblins and bugbears? I was considering having my character be some sort of exotic pet to his masters.
A thri-kreen, as aquilifer mentioned, would fit into that category. However, if you feel like you have a great concept, go for it! Thri-kreen are by no means banned, and I can imagine how that concept might work well - just convince us you can pull it off

*Work in Progress: Complete*
Note: I'm not entirely sure what's going on in 1370, so if anything in my app doesn't match the time zone, please tell me so I can change it.



Name: Eberk Marvolen, of Dirkcrest Clan
Race: Dwarf
Class: Guardian Fighter of Mordin
Alignment: Good











*Character Sheet: Will be completed if accepted*

So. This'll be my first ever post, and also, the first time I've attempted this sort of thing. Just recently picked up the 4e's Player Handbook, and I've been eagerly waiting to try out my first campaign.

Character Name: 'Charlene' : The Skull Eyed Girl'.
Race: Human.
Class: Rogue.
Alignment: Unaligned.















Note: I did by best to try and get as much detail as possible whilst keeping up to what you asked for. Sorry if there's too much going on in my profile. Still a bit giddy with it being my first time and all.

Dragonborn a monster race?

Application Format
Name: Rainn Guddel
Race: Dragonborn
Class: Battlemind
Alignment: Good












Quote:
Originally Posted by error1 View Post
Dragonborn a monster race?
Probably, I think people would think your a monster if they saw you. But it's not my decision, it's up to the DM(s).




 

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