The Valley of the Dying Things
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The Valley of The Dying Things
Skylark Valley is in dire need of hope and restoration. After being bountiful and prosperous for many seasons, pestilence and rot have come unto the valley. The water burns, people wither away, and desperation gnaws on hope. Bandits and goblins come from the mountains to prey upon refugees, and the dead rise to feed on the living.
By Empire Order, the entrances to Skylark Valley have been sealed, the populace quarantined until the cause of this curse has been found. Shortly before that decree, they sent an 'well-equipped team of contracted investigators', to document the extent and specific source of Skylark Valley's plague, and if possible, to restore the valley to life.
The original The Valley of the Dying Things is scripted and owned by Jeff Vogel, who uses it in his Avernum and Exile series of games. I mean no disrespect to the man or his works. There is significant revision and story alteration, and i use the source material for inspiration.
This game will take place entirely within Skylark Valley. Most will feel it is similar to a 'Points of Light' setting. For those interested in the world beyond the valley's high cliff walls, I invite you to create and design. For those looking for more information, please visit the World Book.
After a long hiatus, I, Glyphic, am returning to the world of play by post. Cervantes said it well, "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within."
I'm returning with several goals in mind.
Characters will be Level 8, standard 22-point-buy, with a level 7, level 8 and level 9 magic item plus 3400 gold.
Every source is available, but I may ask for clarification of unfamiliar content. I will be acquiring a DDI subscription in the month of December. Please do not use powers or feats from the 'PH Heroes' books.
Instead of a background, all players may add a skill of their choice to their class list.
Joeluma, has been coaching me and providing non-plot related advice. He will be automatically chosen as a player.
Your application should include the following..
This thread, as well as here, will serve as work space and a place to answer questions. If you have something to ask privately, please use private text.
Finished applications will go here.
Thank you for reading, and I hope to see your applications soon!
Run by Glyphic, A (borrowed) homebrew setting. To check out the 'proper' Exile games, Head over to spidweb.com. Highest esteem to Jeff Vogel.
Last edited by Glyphic; Oct 26 '11 at 7:40am..
|To be honest, I only finished the first one. I've played each of Avernum 1-3, though. I kept having so much fun creating parties and going off in different directions that I never got around to the endgame. Heh. The exploration was the reward for me, I guess.|