OOC: Redeux.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Wrenn Muernig
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 Gnome Wizard
 HP: 26/26
Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 05:07
Re: OOC: Redeux
Sure, let's give it a shot.

00:07, Today: Wrenn Muernig rolled 7,14,17,13,14,7 using 3d6,4d6,5d6,4d6,5d6,3d6.  Ability Scores.

I've done more with less.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:09, Fri 10 Sept.

Griswold Ortmann
 Player, 402 posts
 Half-Elf
 Knight Errant
Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 10:19
Re: OOC: Redeux
I guess I'll try 24 dice too :)

2d6, 4d6, 4d6, 5d6, 4d6, 5d6

11:17, Today: Griswold Ortmann rolled 7,18,15,16,16,15 using 2d6,4d6,4d6,5d6,4d6,5d6.  Ability Scores (Str, Dex, Con, Int, Wis, Cha).

Well, okay.  With Variant Human that gets me:

7,18,16,16,16,16

Did I do this right?  I think I did roll above average, but only by 3.  That's pretty crazy Oo

Though, I guess 24 dice works out as 4 dice per stat, which is straight up better than 4 dice keep highest 3.

EDIT:
Also rolled for starting gold:

12:17, Today: Griswold Ortmann rolled 4 using 3d4.  Starting Gold (roll multiplied by 10, +10 gold from background).

Total of 50gp.

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Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 16:06
Re: OOC: Redeux
Damn, I'd say the dice roller liked you.
Griswold Ortmann
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Sun 12 Sep 2021
at 14:36
Re: OOC: Redeux
Well, I think it was only 3 points over average, but I might be wrong.  And the gold roll was very poor.  Still, I think I managed to get what I needed.

Regardless, I am just about done with my character.  Still a couple of kinks to iron out.  But here's a little about what Wrenn and Eri's new characters would know, if they had spent even a little time with him:

Name: Khalazar Ul Atahbi
(Also known as: Old Man Gloam)

Place of origin: Sirai, Dunnothi

Appearance:
A very old human man, who relies heavily on his staff to stand and walk.  He has exceedingly long hair, eyebrows and beard.  All are translucent-white (think polar bear fur), thin and wispy.  He peers up from under said eyebrows with tired, misty eyes, whilst his honey, but dusty skin is like a landscape of valleys and mountains, covered in deep-set wrinkles.

He wears either travelling garb, or scholarly robes.  Both are unremarkable and dully coloured.

The strangest thing though is the way light seems to interact - or rather fails to - interact with him.  No matter how bright or direct the light-source, he only ever seems to be illuminated by diffused lighting.  No part of him ever gets cast into strong contrast and no part of him ever casts a shadow. Its as though a permanent storm cloud hangs over his head.

He and his belongings feel 'clammy' to the touch.

Personality:
Quiet and often curt, sometimes to the point of harshness.  Can be polite, though this often feels laboured unless in the right company.  Not overly inconsiderate of others, even favouring benevolence, but makes no secret that his own wellbeing is his first and foremost priority.  Loathes physical contact.

Background:
Khalazar is more than willing to talk about himself, though he is sparse on details and, considering his age, short on stories.  He tells how, when he was young and through no fault of his own, he was subject to a terrible misfortune.  An event doomed him to a fate worse than death.  However, at the 13th hour, thanks to an incredible twist of fate, he was spared.  Partially.  He now exists trapped between worlds, spending his life searching for a way to complete his restoration.  He makes particular note of the human scholar who was instrumental is his half-salvation and asks if you have heard of her.  You have not and it seems foolish for him to have asked, as he mentions she was already old when he was but a boy.

Old Man Gloam:
Khalazar's cold nature, age and physical...quirk, has resulted in many false rumours and fearful tales being told about him.  Mostly by children who enjoy scaring their friends with ghost stories of "Old Man Gloam who snatches children from their homes."

This message was last edited by the player at 15:10, Sun 12 Sept.

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Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 05:23
Re: OOC: Redeux
How’s character generation coming?
Eri Sato
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Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 20:34
Re: OOC: Redeux
Sorry I'm a little behind! I've been trying to get the house ready to sell. I should have my sheet done tomorrow I believe. Wednesday at the latest. I'm trying to get my nerve up to decide which method for ability scores I want to take my chances with. Dice rollers do not like me....
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Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 20:51
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No rush at all. Just wanted to check in and see if y’all had figured out a common backstory yet.
Wrenn Muernig
 Player, 275 posts
 Gnome Wizard
 HP: 26/26
Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 23:31
Re: OOC: Redeux
My sheet is done, save the physical description stuff and making some decisions about his background traits.

https://www.dndbeyond.com/prof.../characters/57828801

This message was last edited by the player at 23:32, Mon 13 Sept.

Griswold Ortmann
 Player, 404 posts
 Human Shadow Sorcerer
 HP: 9/9 - AC: 14(17)
Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 11:04
Re: OOC: Redeux
Okay, I've made Khalazar in D&D beyond too now.  It took a while as I had to homebrew a bunch of stuff that I have the books for but have not purchased on D&D Beyond (its kept private so not being shared with the community at all).

Anyway, here's the 'share' link for his character sheet, hopefully this works:

https://ddb.ac/characters/58138823/OUvZOg

Wrenn, it seems our characters might be acquainted through scholarly pursuits.  If so, that could make us friends, colleagues, or rivals?

Also, I love that we're starting as two super weak (Strength 7) scholarly characters that are (most likely) going to have to rely on Eri's character to do literally *all* the physical tasks.  Its a very evocative set-up.

This message was last edited by the player at 11:19, Tue 14 Sept.

Wrenn Muernig
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Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 16:44
Re: OOC: Redeux
I have more or less all the books, so I can share them in the campaign if we're all doing DDB.
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Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 16:54
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I can make a new campaign and share it here.

https://ddb.ac/campaigns/join/23030892412651762

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Griswold Ortmann
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 HP: 9/9 - AC: 14(17)
Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 17:10
Re: OOC: Redeux
Perfect.  Thank you!
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Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 20:38
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As we get characters set up and backstories hammered out, Let me know final names so I can change them on the game here and I will also get the first post up so that you can start interacting in character.

For this game, I am not going to set a schedule for posting. I will try to have a major update at least once a week, however. NPC replies and the like will come quick as needed.
Eri Sato
 Player, 161 posts
Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 21:40
Re: OOC: Redeux
Sounds good!

My character name is Herrin Madrigal. Herrin is pronounced Heron, just like the bird.

Now, any ideas why we all know each other? My plan is to have Herrin be a previous gladiator (against her will), and she'd be likely to take on bodyguard positions to support herself now. Perhaps you could have convinced her to travel with you as your brawn/protection? I'll have a better description of my character available soon, upon GM approval.
Wrenn Muernig
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Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 23:13
Re: OOC: Redeux
My character is Mennta, an Aasimar Sage, student of the stars and all things that in them are. He is a druid, but not so much one of the nature-loving kind. He certainly would be willing to hire on a bodyguard to go off in search of lost information or to explore a place that could potentially contain such information (even if we're talking 0.0000001% chance).
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Wed 15 Sep 2021
at 22:17
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Feel free to post in character when you are ready.
Herrin Madrigal
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Thu 16 Sep 2021
at 16:59
Re: OOC: Redeux
My new character description is up. Sorry if it was a bit rushed. I'm distracted today by some wacky wacky stuff.
Mennta
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 Aasimar Druid
 HP: 11/11
Mon 20 Sep 2021
at 06:04
Re: OOC: Redeux
My dog got sprayed by a skunk tonight. I didn't realize it had happened, I just knew she had barked at something after I let her out. When she came in, she dove into the carpet to wipe it off, then jumped up onto the couch to wipe it off there too. Now my entire house smells absolutely horrendous, and the smell is a trigger for both my wife's post-covid condition and my own, so the smell is amplified. I may be going to a hotel tonight if I can't get through it, but I get to spend tomorrow trying to deskunk my house. We're going through every home remedy Google has to offer right now, to do what we can tonight, but relief can't come soon enough.

Work stuff has kept me busy the last few days, which is why I haven't posted yet, I'm going to try tomorrow, but I make no promises as I don't know how much work it's going to take to get rid of this smell.
Khalazar Ul Atahbi
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 HP: 9/9 - AC: 14(17)
Mon 20 Sep 2021
at 16:35
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Sounds horrible :(

I hope you don't have too much trouble getting everything back in order and the two of you don't suffer.
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Mon 20 Sep 2021
at 23:09
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Take as much time as you need. No rush here. I can only imagine what that smells like and I empathize with you on getting rid of it based on my own dog getting sprayed before.
Mennta
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 Aasimar Druid
 HP: 11/11
Fri 24 Sep 2021
at 08:31
Re: OOC: Redeux
I had to take time off from work to do all the work to get the smell out of the house, but I've got deadlines on the work projects for this week too, so I had to make up those hours. I'll get a post out "tomorrow" which is later today since it's 3:30 AM right now.

I could throw a crap reply with my muddled brain right now, but I'd rather doing it tomorrow when I can put some actual thought in to it.

Apologies for the delay.
Khalazar Ul Atahbi
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Fri 24 Sep 2021
at 09:21
Re: OOC: Redeux
Its fine.  Don't worry :)
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Wed 29 Sep 2021
at 15:49
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RL comes first, so don't worry about posting. We are not on a strict schedule and if we do move the scene, it is easy enough for Mennta to quietly keep to themselves in the bacvk of the group. They are a druid, afterall.
Herrin Madrigal
 Player, 166 posts
Sat 9 Oct 2021
at 00:57
Re: OOC: Redeux
I’m sure the vizier is a representative they need to deal with etc but Herrin is a bit blind when she’s antsy, lol. She doesn’t do well with sitting still long.
Khalazar Ul Atahbi
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 Human Shadow Sorcerer
 HP: 9/9 - AC: 14(17)
Sat 9 Oct 2021
at 15:01
Re: OOC: Redeux
Let's hope so.