Wrath of the Righteous Campaign: Characters!

12 Oct

wrath-righteousTo all of you joining the Crusade, I need your character bio by Saturday, Oct. 19, 10:00 PM — NO EXCEPTIONS. Otherwise, you get a permanent penalty of one-fifth a level!

Here are the backgrounds to your characters from your Campaign Traits. (I also add a little more information myself.) Your bio should go with your background, and it should be written in the voice of your character, in “first person” (“I,” “we,” etc.)

Salvatore says that the characters are related to his character Sophia in the following way:

Hayaku is her brother
Athos’ monk is her cousin
Zander’s paladin is an old friend of the family
Oblivia is a tiefling working for the Crusade whom none of you trust!

Here is the rest of the info…

__________: Angel-Blooded Aasimar Paladin (Zander)

Stolen Fury: You were forced to take part in a demonic ritual as a youth after having been captured by cultists. Whatever the ritual’s purpose may have been, it didn’t work out the way your captors envisioned—rather than corrupting your soul, you absorbed the ritual’s energy and made it your own before you escaped to safety. Ever since, you’ve been haunted by strange nightmares about the ritual, and have long felt that the energies it bathed you in have changed you. Recently, those energies have changed—it’s as if you’ve f inally managed to come to terms with your past and have turned the ritual’s aftereffects to your advantage, following the old adage of what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. You’ve been unable to learn more about the ritual or what it was for, but the question lingers in the back of your head to this day. This nagging has instilled in you a fury against demonkind.

Grandmaster: As an Angelkin, you get +2 Str and +2 Cha and have alter self as a spell-like ability. Angelkin are paragons of exceptional beauty and are the type of aasimar who most often clash with tieflings… like Oblivia! Perhaps you should be friends with Hayaku since you have known each other a long time and are both holy warriors. Hayaku worships Sarenrae, which you can worship also — or Iomedae (the lawful good deity whose followers started the Crusades). The two other major lawful-good deities are Torag and Erastil.

__________: Human Monk (Athos)

Exposed to Awfulness: When you were a child, you were nearly slain by a demon that managed to make its way through the wardstones into the lands beyond. The demon was slain before it could kill you, but you lingered at death’s door in a coma for weeks before waking. Ever since then, you’ve been unusually hale and hearty, as if your body had endured its brush with awfulness by becoming supernaturally fit. But still, the scars (whether physical or purely mental) of your brush with death remain, and nightmares of what could have happened often plague your sleep. Something, be it your own personal force of will, some strange “infection” from the assault, or perhaps a combination of both, has made you stronger than before. You’re not sure what to make of the theories that you survived this exposure to awfulness because you yourself have some trace of demonic heritage that helped give you the advantage you needed to survive—but whatever it was, you’re glad for it! Your strange resistance to demonic attacks persists to this day.

Hayaku: Human Cleric (Nick)

Touched by Divinity: As long as you can remember, you’ve had an unexplainable interest in Sarenrae in particular. One of your parents may have been a priest of Sarenrae, or you may have been an orphan raised by the church, but these alone cannot explain your deep connection to the faith. You’ve always felt calm and at ease in places holy to Sarenrae, and often have dreams about the goddess visiting you—most often in the form of a sacred animal or creature.

Grandmaster: You are Sophia’s brotehr, and your parents are ranking officers among the Crusaders of Kenabres. Perhaps your character and Zander’s have a strong friendship since you are both holy warriors helping fight the demons.

Oblivia: Demon-Blooded Tiefling Sorcerer (Devon)

Riftwarden Orphan: You bear a strange birthmark on your body—something you’ve learned is the Sign of the Seeker’s Spiral, a rune associated with the secret society known as the Riftwardens. You have researched this rune, and have learned that the mark sometimes appears on the children of Riftwardens who have been exposed to particularly strange planar energies. Unfortunately, you never knew your parents, for you were raised by a foster family in Kenabres. Your foster family has confirmed that both of your parents were Riftwardens, and has further conf irmed that your parents went missing on a secret mission into the Worldwound less than a month after you were born. You’re not sure what happened to them, but you’re certain they’re dead—and your gut tells you that the one who murdered them yet lives! In any event, you’ve long felt magic in your blood, and casting spells comes easily to you.

Grandmaster: Your bio should explain BOTH why you worship Rovagug AND why you are working to kill the demons!

Sophia: Elven Wizard (Salvatore)

Child of the Crusade: Your parents were members of the crusade, as were their parents before them. (If you are an elf, gnome, or other long-lived race, these could be brothers or cousins instead, since it’s possible that the Worldwound simply didn’t exist at a time before you were born.) The righteousness of the crusades sometimes feels as if it runs in your very blood, and it bolsters you against demonic influence. Your parents may be alive still, or they may have perished on a mission—that choice is up to you. You grew up knowing them, though, and their zeal and devotion to the crusade is the primary reason you feel the same way. They’ve told you of other family members who have also been involved in the crusade, and it’s not uncommon for you to meet a distant cousin or long-lost aunt, uncle, or other family member while traveling among the border towns of Mendev. This strong family tie bolsters your mind and sense of belonging to the crusade.

Grandmaster: Your parents are ranking officers among the Crusaders of Kenabres.

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