War on the Horizon: 2 players needed

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War on the Horizon: 2 players needed

War on the Horizon - Forum
Dungeons & Dragons 3.5e - Dragonlance
Ad Closes: Jul 5 '12
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War on the Horizon is a Dragonlance Campaign Iím running. Due to some ongoing complications, Iíve lost several players over the course of the initial startup. So Iím placing up this add to look for 2 new players to add to the team. Donít worry; prior experience with the campaign is not needed.

War on the Horizon is set just after the war of the souls on Krynn and continues my own timeline (which can be found in the game forum) It focuses on the aftermath of the war of the souls, the loss of both Paladine and Tahkisis to the pantheon of gods and a new rising knighthood (of evil) that is convinced Tahkisis herself will return.
With this new knighthood, and the Solamnic knights facing new and dangerous prospects the heroís must make difficult choices and face new enemies. Danger and the outbreak of war seems inevitable on every front, and now a humanoid army led by the mysterious figure known simply as ĎAnkharí who seems to be relentlessly attacking the Solamnic nations without cause or warning has made an already volatile situation worse.
The City of Solanthus has been lost to the Knights of Solamnia, and is now under the control of the Solanthus liberation army, and they too seem to be facing their own dire situations.

The heroís must decide what battles to wage, what fronts are important and where they are needed most. In the end itís THEIR decisions that will ultimately decide whether or not Paladine and Tahkisis may actually return, or if the nation and possibly the entire world, fall into a new and very dark age.

Characters will start at Level 5, and classes will be restricted to the playerís handbook (and possibly classes out of the DL campaign setting)

Stat roll will be done as 4d6 drop the lowest, please make sure you have at least a net bonus of +3, otherwise you may feel free to reroll your lowest scores until you have it.

Standard starting gold for the level, random starting age, as detailed in the PHB.
Full HP at first level,
Dragonlance races only please (and no kender)

These rules are set in stone for this recruitment; please donít ask for exceptions as none will be granted.

I welcome any questions and look forward to anyone who wants to join the team.

Game Description:

Current Year: 423SC
Itís only been 2 years since the War of the Souls and the fall of Paladine and Takhisis, and the world of Krynn has been spun into disarray. The lack of the Primary God of Light, and his counterpart the evil queen of darkness, has created a power vacuum that seems to be consuming everything in its wake. Paladineís sacrifice has clearly created a problem that seems to grow and fester with each passing day. Gods of Good and Evil all vie for power and control of the pantheon, and in their wake they leave the mortals to pay the price; with some backing Mishakal, and others backing Morgion, and still others who prefer to be left alone. While the Gods of Neutrality seemingly having the inability to control the coming storm; it all seems to be coming to a head as tensions rise, sides are taken, alliances are made and everything seems to be leading to one thing. . .

In Solamnia the city of Solanthus seems lost to the SLA (Solanthus Liberation Army), as the nobles and the Knights of Solamnia themselves have been driven out from the city and surrounding lands. Now the Situation has been made worse as Lord Marshall Tardanius, Commander of the Legion of Knights in the Solanthus area has been murdered along with over 2,500 Knights of Solamnia (Along with over another 2,500 men at arms, commoner, volunteers and various groups lending aid). The Massacre has left the entire area severely destabilized. The only hope for the area seems to lay with a skilled diplomat and noblewoman by the name of Mya Plainswind. The Lady Plainswind is a woman well known for her peacemaking and negotiating skills. However it seems now she has gone into hiding along with a Rouge Knight of Solamnia Lord Mitchell Bouron. For whatever reason the two (along with a few loyal knights to Bouron) have fled the area and not been seen since.
What hope is there for a weakened and torn city of Solanthus, as war in this region rages on. . .

Still in all of this an unknown force of humanoids led by the mysterious figure known only as Ankhar rages across ALL of Solamnia, destroying everything in his wake. His army seems relentless. Ankharís horde seems to have no limit to the troops he has been able to amass. The mysterious humanoid seeks no land or prize. The humanoid war lord has no interest in any gain of any kind that anyone can see. His only purpose is pure destruction and annihilation of anything and everyone in his path. Cities, towns, and villages have been falling in the wake of the humanoid army, and with the already weakened stated of the Knights of Solamania, it doesnít seem like there will be much hope for a quick end to war Ankhar rages.
. . . And his reasons still remain a mystery.

With the Knights of Solamnia being weakened by the massacre in Solanthus, itís now come to light that forces of Morgion have infiltrated the ranks of the Noble Knights. How far the deception and corruption of the knights goes seems to be unknown. Knights are quickly questioning their commanders at every turn; trust in the knighthood is shattering it from within. As more knights are discovered, more become worried, and even more people begin to lose faith. Many people believe that the once great and noble knighthood is seeing its last days. Many others believe that without Paladine to guide them, the Knighthood simply canít survive. The scariest thought to rise yet has been one of blame on Paladine himself. As many believe that the situation within the region and its destabilization is the fault of the former God himself. A fact which to some people, simply canít be disputed and only provides more levity to the already festering corruption from within.

To the south, The Towers of High Sorcery now face their own problems. As growing faith in the council of wizards fades like a distant memory, the Towers seem to be at a cross roads as they are unable to contain the growing spread of Wild Magic (DMís note: 3.5 Sorcerer Class). The towers themselves seem be losing control from within as a political struggle from within threatens to tear the towers apart. Fewer people are coming to take the test each day, and with all the other problems dark secrets have been coming to light that could threaten to extinguish the Towers of High Sorcery forever.
Many people within believe the Towers may never recover from the damage. . .

Meanwhile to the North a mysterious enigmatic figure named Lord Ditrivus has risen to power and has taken over Storms Keep. Defying all the Gods he has sworn an allegiance to the dead goddess Tahkisis. Making a vow he has sworn to return his faction of Dark Knights back to power, returning them to the honor and the glory of Arikan himself. However the Knights of Neraka have other plans and have begun cleaning house, The New Lord of the Night has declared his faction the only true Faction and anyone not with them are mere mercenaries, and therefore subject to be hunted. Some have signed on others have vowed vengeance, but the battle lines have been drawn and everyone can see a war coming between all the knighthoods.

With all of this it too; has now been revealed that Lord Ditrivus and his brother Angriff Morgan are the twin mortal sons of Takhisis herself. The two brothers have now begun a desperate and unholy search to bring their mother back from beyond; a search that seems to be working.
And with all of these knighthoods struggling to survive, the battle ground could be anywhere. . .

Equally surprising to the revelation of Takhisis twin sons, has come the revelation that Mishakal and Valthronis (Paladineís now mortal form) have birthed their own mortal child named Thea. As the hunt by all the gods pursues across the plains of Krynn to find the child, many question the timing of these two seemingly coincidental events.

And there are those within the faith of the cloth that believe the end of times, and the end of Krynn is at hand!!!

Where should we put our applications. I don't own the DL 3.5 books. Will that be a problem? My knowledge of Dragonlance extends to the wiki, 1 book and the movie. I am interested in playing a human Monk 1/Sorcerer-4 with taking the Ascetic Mage feat at sixth level. Then going back to Monk after that. Is all that good?

Place apps on this thread please (on the game forum). I'm not looking for a whole lot of dl experience, I'm realistic on this point and know not many people have it. As for the classes, that should be fine.


Hello I noticed this isn't requiring a whole lot of experience which is good. Can you tell me the specific books I'd need in order to play this campaign comfortably? Other than what was already mentioned?

I'm pretty easy going on this point, and a lot of people maintain you need to know a lot about the setting to play. I however do not. I have great resources and websites i can pass along to anyone who wants to learn about the setting. However in so far as what required to actually play the game, make sure you have a 3.5 phb and i can help you figure out the rest as you go.

Also if your looking to do a lot of in depth research for it, I'd start here

Its a plethora of information you can go over at your leisure, but dont feel like I'm requiring you to memorize it, its just a fun place to start.

As far as character knowledge goes, in game, I'll simply state what your character would know, or not know as in character knowledge and move forward from there, until you get used to the setting, this is how I've always handled this, and its worked fine thus far, so i see no reason to change now.

I'm always happy to bring someone new into the fold of Dragonlance.


welp let me see if my source for books has any. I know I have PHB and several other books. So other than race or class am I free to take anything else from the other books?

Back to the drawing board for me. My monk sorcerer will not work with the stats I rolled sadly. I will try to make something I like.

You get bonus points for making me have to look that one up.

So yes, i'll allow it.

I'll get the racial adjustments to you as soon as i can.



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