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    Dungeons & Dragons!!!

    Creating Your Characters


    Character Origins

    Your character is from the Korinn Archipelago,
    a peaceful trading and fishing area, a string of islands extending far out into the western sea.
    The Archipelago contains hundreds of islands, some enormous, some too small to see on the map. The area, which was sparsely inhabited in times past, was settled about a hundred years
    ago by colonists from far to the south.
    They were led by a great seaman named Viledel.
    Viledel, never the subtlest of men, made as his base one of the westernmost of the Islands, in the area most thickly prowled by pirates
    and corsairs, and began his campaign of smashing piracy wherever he found it.
    His followers set up settlements and quickly spread further and further west, into the larger islands closer to civilized nations.
    Viledel, who was known as the Sea King throughout his life, died 60 years ago when a pirate raid crushed his island defenses and
    overran his home.
    Since then, the archipelago has had no central government, but has broken
    into a hundred petty island nations. Most islands and cities get along quite well, knowing the advantages to be gained through
    peaceful trade.
    Piracy has increased in the last 60 years. concentrated in the westernmost of the chain’s islands, but pirates no longer rule the seas.
    They prey upon the merchants like parasites instead of sharks. However, the further west you sail, the greater the risk is of running into
    pirate ships, and some particularly bold buccaneers sail deep into civilized eastern areas for the rich pickings there.

    Your character is from the Archipelago, from whichever island you choose, a worker in whichever profession you rolled or decided upon.


    Character Stats


    Choose your alignment, roll out your basic ability scores,
    and your HP.
    The rest, you don't need yet,
    because this is an adventure that starts at level 0.



    Die Rolls

    In order to keep things uncomplicated,
    I will do all the rolls, unless your specifically wish to do so yourselves.



    OOC Talk

    In Italics, please!
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    Backstory

    Separately and collectively, you’'ve all fallen into the hands of pirate slavers.

    Most of you remember it this way: You were walking in the countryside near your homes, strolling home from the tavern after a night'’s drinking, walking down to the river to fetch some water, or gone to visit
    some lass or lad in neighboring village.

    And, suddenly, you heard a thrashing in the underbrush around you, and before you could turn you felt a whale of a blow to the back of your head, and everything went black.

    When you awoke, you were in the dark, tiny, stinking hold of the pirate galley, shackled by your wrists to the sturdy beams of the slave bunks, bunks stacked like cordwood. There were about 40 other captured
    folk of the archipelago there.

    You were sick from the blow to your head and from the tossing of the ship,
    from the revolting gruel the slaver pirates occasionally fed you, and from the knowledge that you were bound for one of the western slave ports, never again to see your own home.
    Mockingly, the keys to your shackles were hung from a hook right by
    the hatch to the deck, only 5 or 6 feet from the lot of you. They might as well be miles away.

    A few days after you woke up, the ship was hit by a squall, which turned, after half a day of tossing and rolling, into a fullfledged storm which blasted spray and curses into the hold every time the hatch above was opened.

    Your jailer, a man named Hafkris — maybe a half-orc, it was hard to tell under all that grime and walrus ugliness— brought about half the shackled slaves abovedecks to man the oars vacated by sailors washed overboard The storm continued on another day, and Hafkris took another one-fourth of the slave cargo abovedecks.

    He looked worried.

    That was yesterday. You haven’t seen any of the pirates or the slaves since then, and you haven’t been fed. Early today, the shouting and cracking whips indicating that rowers were being kept in line finally
    faded away to nothing.

    Right now, as you’re waiting for some sign of life from abovedecks, there’s an enormous crash — a grating, grinding noise and horrible shuddering of the ship around you as it runs aground. Abovedecks, there’s the sound of snapping spars and a great crash on the deck which you
    know must be the mast coming down.

    You’re all thrown toward the bow, but are still held fast by your shackles and suffer more bruises to your wrists.

    The bow of the galley is shattered by the impact, and as the galley grinds to a halt, the bow is torn away entirely, letting in a ferocious blast of numbingly-cold air and ram; the port side of the galley is laid open
    by a huge boulder that the galley has ground against
    A moment later, there’s once again only the sound of wind and pounding surf. Out the open bow, you can see a section of rainpounded
    beach; you seem to have run aground where a cliff face meets a cove
    beach.

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    ...And your name, good Sir? :)

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    This is upsetting to me on a deep, personal level.

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    Class:Paladin ALG: LG

    Sex: M HP: 9/9

    Str: 12
    Int: 14
    Wis: 15
    Con: 12
    Char: 16
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    “I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.”
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    Slamming the man in the bottom position from time to time keeps everybody on their toes and discourages butt scooting stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    “I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.”
    BILL HICKS,
    1961-1994

    Quote Originally Posted by WFMurphyPhD View Post
    Slamming the man in the bottom position from time to time keeps everybody on their toes and discourages butt scooting stupidity.

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    I'll bite, haven't done this in so long I had to google character creation...

    Human fighter
    St14 Dx11 Con15 Int14 Wis12 Cha17 Aln CN HP 9
    Name: Fuhque

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    While waiting for the DM to get his **** together I am going around the dock looking for the biggest freshly caught and barely alive fish.

    I am going to Lay Hands/Healing touch it then casually kick/bump it back into the water...

    * edit *

    damn I thought I read there was a wharf/dock ..





    So never mind I am looking for sick birds.

    ...do I see any sick birds or people laying around ?
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    “I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.”
    BILL HICKS,
    1961-1994

    Quote Originally Posted by WFMurphyPhD View Post
    Slamming the man in the bottom position from time to time keeps everybody on their toes and discourages butt scooting stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backfistmonkey View Post
    While waiting for the DM to get his **** together I am going around the dock looking for the biggest freshly caught and barely alive fish.

    I am going to Lay Hands/Healing touch it then casually kick/bump it back into the water...

    * edit *

    damn I thought I read there was a wharf/dock ..





    So never mind I am looking for sick birds.

    ...do I see any sick birds or people laying around ?
    You can't, we're all still shackled with bruised wrists

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