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A Tyranny of Souls
Tiamat was pleased. A strange emotion. The war was going well. Githyanki, led by their mad emperor Zetch’r’r, were putting mortals to the Sword by the thousands. Soon they would be powerless to resist. Soon, the Dark Queen would be able to push her advantage. No-one could stop her. No-one would prevent her greatest victory. Pleasure. A strange emotion.
In a small chamber in the University of Sayre - grandest seat of learning for miles around, Amyria, Deva Scion of Bahamut, pondered recent events. Her rebirth seemed scant moments ago. So how did she now find herself as leader of the nameless Coalition. Responsible for the future of nations and countless souls of many races. Lord Divian Torrance's death weighed heavily on her. Why did the fool seek such direct action? He was born to lead - she was barely reborn and leadership was so burdensome. But lead she must and the tide was turning. The Coalition's forces were striking back at the Githyanki masses. And news, received just today, could add one more notch of victory. Perhaps enough to drive them to a successful conclusion. It would be a difficult mission and the Coalition must choose wisely. Heroes of the War were needed. Strong arms and strong souls. This mission that could take them to the very heart of the enemies' empire. The Astral Sea and beyond. Amyria had some heroes of her own in mind. Maybe those mad fools that freed her from her prison - predicated her rebirth. Maybe, they would serve.
A thread on the Game Planning forum bemoaning the fact that there were not enough high level games, is what provoked me into kicking this off. So thanks to Methin. The plan is to get going at 19th level with Tyranny of Souls, the 13th installment of Scales of War. With hard work we may find a way to keep this going into epic and with luck, I have no qualms with taking this all the way to the end with The Last Breath of the Dragon Queen.
Standard Points of Light setting with Scales of War as the backdrop - Elsir Vale, Overlook, Sayre etc. etc. . Make up any reasonable background for your character and feel free to invent places, organisations and so on, although do look in the Background Thread on the game forum for inspiration.
Me, BornAgainGamer. I have a few years experience playing 4e on the Weave and DMing 4e face to face. This is my third foray into DMing with pbp. The first suffered from player drop out and fizzled out really quick, the second is coming up for it's first birthday and has settled into a good rhythm.
Characters will be Level 19, standard 22-point-buy, with a level 18, level 19 and level 20 magic item plus 85,000gp for extras. I have a DDI subscription, so anything that is available on Character Builder is fair game. Backgrounds can be taken - as many as you want but only one mechanical benefit including. Things not on CB I will probably allow too but best to check first. Character should be of non-evil alignment.
Only restrictions are backgrounds, items, feats etc. that are clearly for another setting - e.g. Forgotten Realms, Dark Sun, Eberron.
Finally, your characters must be happy, or at least not completely unhappy, to save the world from the forces of evil and chaos.
I will be accepting five players. Here is the process:
Please include your entire application in one post in this thread - do not update in multiple posts and please also post when you believe your application is complete
Required format for apps...
Above all, I am looking for players that can post regularly, typically daily and will attempt to write interesting posts both in and out of combat situations. This will be the main basis for the selection of applicants - please do your best to write interesting and grammatically stylish applications and show me evidence of your ability to commit to a pbp game.
15th October 12:00 GMT - midday
Please post any questions here in this application thread. Please - no pms - if you have private questions then post using private tags in this thread - helps me keep all the stuff in one place. And - no question is a stupid one - we are all here to learn - especially me.
Balasar Dragonborn Warlord/Battlelord of Kord played by Methin (he started this all off - it's only fair that he gets in and it's a great character too)
Prince Amraphel of the Last House - Tiefling Warlord/Infernal Strategist - kenas link
Isidore Leopold Moreau Human Artificer - tacocat link
Brahnile Vayle - Eladrin Guardian Fighter/Polearm Master - kedcoleman link
Renis Bern - Human Paladin - arq kujos link
Siegfried Von Leonhardt - Human (reflavored Dragonborn) Dreadnaught Fighter - nexus75 link
Thurien Vadalis - Elf Beastmaster Ranger/Vadalis Griffonmaster - Jak_EcoFreak link
Nokial - Half-Elf Slayer/Polearm Master - parn link
Grandmaster Merloc the Magnified Human Monk - sandster link
Gidgidoni - Elf Avenger/Zealous Assassin - Revenging Ewok link
Mord Bonesplinter Half-Orc Barbarian - Kanno link
Snorri Stormchaser Human Thaneborn Barbarian/Frenzied Berserker - bluntpencil2001 link
Kirzhad - Githzerai Invoker/Devoted Orator - joeluma link
Vylaniarra - Eladrin Wizard / Wizard of the Spiral Tower - prospero link
Helja - Dwarf Invoker - Inscribed link
Loucipher Riallin - Shade Mage (Enchanment/Illusion) - huntyr link
Katarys the Living Flame - Genasi Wizard - Lumovanis link
Lady Annalise Montrose Human Mage (Illusionist/Enchanter) - The Snark link
Lelianne Rosenthal - Elf Cleric|Ranger - lcg16 (small l not big I) link
Mai Two-Hands Genasi Ranger/Wizard/ Re-flavored Janissary - mask _de_H link
Redra Deva Hybrid Seeker/Ranger (controller emphasis with a dose of striker) - PolkaBear link
Dracaryn, The Crone of Dreadlight Marsh Dragonborn Warlock - FalconGK81 link
An addition to the application process ...
... as there appears to be such a lot of interest I am going to add an rp element to the application screening. Once you have completed your application and I judge it worthy of interest I will ask you to join Methin and I in a private thread on the game forum. Here we will assess your rp abilities and judge your fit to the party.
Tyranny of Souls
Last edited by BornAgainGamer; Oct 16 '11 at 8:27am..