Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Who's Who -- the Starting Characters

While Abelard de Amber (a high level mage) sets up the quest, he remains behind and is not expected to make any more appearances in the adventure.

Please note that the "circles" indicate the "elemental nature" of the characters . . . which has to do with some mechanics in my variant OD&D . . . but they also become an easy way of identifying characters. The adventuring party (all of whom start at second level) consists of the following:

Glanrick -- a half-elf fighter. His primary weapon is a short bow, secondary weapon is a long sword. He stands 5'8" tall and weighs in at 150 pounds. He has red hair and normally wears an orange jerkin over his leather armor. He speaks Yalfish, Mergan, Sylvish, Eldish and Grenis.

Helga -- a human fighter. Her primary weapon is a broadsword, secondary weapon is a hand axe (which she occasionally throws). She stands 6' tall and weighs in at 245 pounds (at least that's what she admits to). A member of the Snori clan, she normally wears a horned helm and a red jerkin over her leathers. She speakes Snero, Mergan, Rokish, Irontongue and Koor.

Jack -- a human rogue. His primary weapon is his short bow, but he also carries a short sword and some throwing knives. He only stands 5'6" tall, but is rather stocky at 170 pounds. A member of the Zuff clan, he is usually garbed in dark colours (favouring dark green and charcoal), his face is often hidden by his hooded cloak. He speaks Zuff, Mergan, Romashi, Onaks and Gobb.

Nikos -- a human fighter, he wears leathers and a closed helm. His large round shield and bronze broad sword mark him as a native of Krege, as does his skill with a sling. His dark brown leathers tend to hide the fact that, although he stands 6'1", he only weighs 160 pounds. He speaks Krege, Mergan, Eqwa, Koor and Swaash.

Yobella -- a human priestess of Freyr. Her yellow and light grey garb marks her as a member of the Yarp clan. She is 5'7" tall and is an attractive 130 pounds. Her primary weapon is a war hammer, but she also carries some throwing hammers as well. She speaks Yarp, Mergan, Runic, Snero, Irontongue and Taltish. She has the following spells: Cure Light Wounds, Detect Evil, Light and Locate.

Zilwen -- a young centaur fire mage. Aside from his short bow and quivver, he is skyclad (as are most centaurs). Far from his full size, he stands 6'3" tall, but weighs a mere 330 pounds. His hide is dun-coloured, while his mane and tail are a glorious chestnut shade. He knows (well, at least reads) the following tongues -- Eqwa, Mergan, Krege, Grenis, Tilian, Eldish, Baraik and Elin. His spellbook contains the following spells (some of which he can't throw yet):
  • First Level -- Detect Magic, Magic Missile, Read Fire Magic, Alarm and Mend Wounds
  • Second Level -- Levitate and Entangle
  • Third Level -- Lightning Bolt

1 comment:

  1. For those who wish to know, the colors represent the following:

    Yellow = Air
    Red = Fire
    Blue = Water
    Green = Earth
    White = Spirit

    The first quarter (from 12:00 to 3:00) is the character's "prime element" with slightly weaker elements as we progress clockwise.

    Languages refer to various groups or clans on my FGP world. Mergan is the common "trade tongue" of the area . . . but it is not suited to complex discussions.

    -- Jeff