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Oct 1 '12, 2:35am
Escape From the Underdark
4 more (we already have one player confirmed)
Friday, October 12, 2012
Dungeons & Dragons, 4th Edition
Forgotten Realms, 1370
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.
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!
Your 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:
Your character name.
Good or neutral only, please
What motivates your character? What makes him/her sad, angry, or happy? In one short paragraph, give us a solid idea of what your character is about.
What does your character look like, and how is he or she perceived by others?
In no more than three paragraphs, describe how your character came to be a slave of the notorious and evil drow.
This is an important part of the application. Describe 1-3 goals that your character would like to accomplish. These can be as simple as escaping your slavery, or as grand as making it to the surface or eradicating all abberations from the Underdark.
This is an optional part of the application. Name and describe some allies or enemies that your character has.
I personally prefer characters with well-developed motivations and goals that aren't reliant on quirks or gimmicks.
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.
Calderax Romazi, tiefling psion
Kirri, goliath seeker
Kire Arual -
Eberk Marvolen, dwarven fighter
Rainn Guddel, dragonborn battlemind
Caltor Milnan, human fighter
Celtic Guardian 7 -
Francis 'Fran' Mystral - human cleric
Spik, goblin artificer
Delnor, halfling rogue
Shaw, human assassin
Charlene, human rogue
Arakai Khan, human barbarian
Horus Kraele, tiefling hexblade
Shadow Elf -
Lyrandar Paynebrooke, eladrin paladin/warlord
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