Character Introduction Thread.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
Elden Ahadhasi
 Cleric (Defender) 5, 1 post
 Aasimar (Protector)
Wed 8 Mar 2017
at 23:29
Character Introduction Thread
Name: Elden Ahadhasi
Race: Aasimar
Class: Cleric, Defender domain
Alignment: Neutral Good

Background Summary: Born human in Baldur's Gate, he was charged by his celestial ancestor Ahadhas to provide safe homes for those in need when he emerged as an Aasimar in his teens. Became a devoted warrior-priest in the Cult of Alar before leaving his home to spread civilization as a wandering Acolyte.

Personality Traits: Optimistic, outgoing, generous, trusting (all sometimes to a fault).
Dramatic Poles: Peaceful compromise versus confrontational progress.
Ideal: Everyone deserves the chance to have a safe place to call home.
Flaw(s): Rigid morality, often expects too much of others.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:30, Wed 08 Mar 2017.

Varun Upadhyay
 Rogue 4 Ranger 1, 1 post
 Human Swashbuckler
 "The Wronged"
Thu 9 Mar 2017
at 04:52
Re: Character Introduction Thread
Name: Varun Upadhyay
Race: Human
Class: Rogue/Ranger
Alignment: True Neutral

Background Summary: Varun lived the life of a pirate. Then he lived the life of a spelljammer. After his first ship was killed he became a ranger and is hunting those that did it.

Personality Traits: reliable, loyal, determined, bohemian
Dramatic Poles: Finding my shipmates killer to quell my anger at them and myself for not being there versus finding grand new adventures

Ideal: Seeking new adventures
Flaw(s): Need to pursue old grudges

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:13, Thu 09 Mar 2017.

Fival Rumrick
 Paladin 3 Sorcerer 2, 1 post
Thu 9 Mar 2017
at 07:20
Re: Character Introduction Thread
Name: Fival Rumrick
Race: Human
Class: Paladin/Sorcerer
Alignment: Neutral Good

Background Summary: Serves in Mulmaster as a Cloak, until I was bombarded with Elemental Energy and was permanently changed.

Personality Traits: Fanatical, Loyal, Protective, Untrusting
Dramatic Poles: Comfort in the way things were vs the need for change

Ideals: I wish things were the way they were before the Cult of Elemental Evil blew up my city
Flaw: Slow to accept change
Holgar Jorgmund
 Barbarian 4 Bard 1, 1 post
 Half elf
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 19:02
Re: Character Introduction Thread
<Placeholder for Holgar Jorgmund's Character Intro -- Holgar, you should be able to edit this post and put your intro here when you are ready.>
Salia
 Bard (Lore) 5, 2 posts
 Shadowfell Tiefling
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 19:02
Re: Character Introduction Thread
Character name: Sälia

Race: Tiefling

Class: Bard

Alignment: CG

Background Summary: Sälia ran away from his birthplace of Eveningstar with a troupe of musicians, ending up in Baldur's Gate where he has built himself a reputation of someone who "gets things done."

Personality Traits:
-  I can find common ground between the fiercest enemies, empathizing with them and always working towards peace.
-  Nothing can shake my optimistic attitude.

Dramatic Poles: Leader or manipulator

Ideal: Acceptance: I want to help people tolerate and understand each other and, as a lifelong outsider, I hope to be accepted myself.

Flaw: Judgmental: The world is filled with prejudiced, biased and simple fools, and sometimes it's just easier to manipulate than educate.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:06, Sat 11 Mar 2017.

DM
 GM, 7 posts
 Dungeon Master Flash
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 19:05
Relationships
I have checked with the two players who haven't posted here yet, and they said they will have their sheets up today or at the latest this weekend. We're not quite ready to do Bonds, but as the lead-up to that, can everyone post one suggestion for a pre-existing relationship with another character?

This is just a way in which you knew another character before you all became a part of the current expedition. This can be anything from "Cousins" to "Former comrades in the war against Netheril" to "Rivals for the affections of the same noblewoman" to "He rescued me from pirates." There should be enough information in the intros above for everyone to propose at least one relationship.

Some info on timelines may help, and on the characters' geography. The current campaign will begin sometime around the end of the year 1491 DR or the very beginning of 1492.
  • Elden Ahadhasi was born in Baldur's Gate, and has spent almost all of his life in the more civilized Sword Coast with some visits inland to spread civilization and the faith of Alar (Selune), perhaps traveling as far as the Moonsea once or twice.
  • Fival Rumrick is a native of Mulmaster on the Moonsea, and spent his whole life there until the summer of 1490, when an attack by elemental cultists created a disaster that changed him forever. Since that time he has wandered more widely.
  • Holgar Jorgmund was born in Phlan, across the Moonsea from Mulmaster, but was imprisoned by the dragonlord Vorgansharax who conquered his home at the very end of 1489. He escaped into the greater Moonsea area just a few months ago, which led him to Mulmaster and Ylraphon.
  • Sӓlia was born in the village of Eveningstar in Cormyr (across the Dragon Reach from Ylraphon), but when he was a young boy, he ran away with a troupe of traveling players. Eventually, he settled in the Baldur's Gate/Candlekeep area to study, where he also acted as a legal advocate for those living in poverty or exile.
  • Varun "The Wronged" Upadhyay was born in Durpar, in the Shining Land, but has since traveled widely, having engaged in piracy along the Sword Coast and Sea of Fallen Stars, done trading in the Underdark, and even traveled to the stars on a spelljamming ship.
Post proposed relationships in this thread. Keep them short and simple. The PC you propose a relationship with can then reply to accept the relationship, suggest a change to it, or just say that it doesn't work for them. You should try to make it work unless it really can't (such as another PC proposes that you were sailors on a ship together during a period when you were imprisoned).
Elden Ahadhasi
 Cleric (Defender) 5, 3 posts
 Aasimar (Protector)
 Priest of Alar
Fri 10 Mar 2017
at 19:30
Relationships
Well, the one that jumps out at me is Salia, since both our geography and our "careers" match up. It makes sense that a Baldur's Gate native who helps build homes for those in need might have, at some point, worked with an advocate for the poor in the area. Not sure what exactly the relationship would be, but it seems like an easy path to lead us to one.
Salia
 Bard (Lore) 5, 3 posts
 Shadowfell Tiefling
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 01:49
Relationships
After offline collaboration with Elden's player, here is a proposed relationship for Elden and Salia:

In the warm season of 1489, Elden was home for a few months from his wanderings, and decided to spearhead his church's project to build shelters for the local homeless on the outskirts of Baldur's Gate. The land belonged to a noble who was notoriously difficult to deal with, so some of Elden's fellow priests told him to seek out Sälia, since he was known to be an advocate for the area's poor. Sälia said he would take care of it, and within weeks Elden received word that a parse of the land had been donated for the purpose of their project. Over the coming months, as Elden worked with volunteers to build the structures and Sälia assisted with legal and business matters, the two became friends. Shortly after the project was complete, Elden found out that the land had not been donated by the noble, but was passed to ownership of the city. The nobleman had disappeared, and the only document left in his absence was a sealed and signed document turning ownership of his estate over to the city under the stipulation that a portion be used to shelter the homeless. Word spread that the nobleman had taken flight under the dark of night, but none knew of his whereabouts, and soon whispers of his demise spread through the area. Horrified, Elden confronted his friend Sälia, who neither admitted nor denied any involvement in the noble's disappearance. This resulted in an argument, but no blows, and the two parted ways.

Some months later, it was discovered that they had both committed to an expedition down the river to establish a settlement near Iriaebor. Neither man had spoken to the other since the incident, despite running in similar circles, so they reluctantly accepted that they would be traveling together. Over the three month expedition they fought alongside one another, made camp in the same party, and begrudgingly rebuilt their partnership. By the time they returned to Baldur's Gate, both realized that the other would never change their methods, but that they shared the goal of making the world a better place for those who had been outcast from society, and would defend each other to the death in battle. In the time leading up to their joining the Lightning Rail expansion, they have maintained a friendly, if sometimes uneasy, working relationship.
Elden Ahadhasi
 Cleric (Defender) 5, 4 posts
 Aasimar (Protector)
 Priest of Alar
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 02:02
Relationships
Like he said, we worked together on the idea, so I obviously accept that proposed relationship.
Elden Ahadhasi
 Cleric (Defender) 5, 5 posts
 Aasimar (Protector)
 Priest of Alar
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 03:02
Relationships
The DM and I were talking offline, and we were thinking that Salia's player should get credit for that proposal (I was the first to bring it up on here, but he came up with most of the story ideas we ended up using), so for my own proposal I had some possible ideas for a relationship with Varun...

Elden is a priest in the Cult of Alar, which is a bit odd for a native of the Sword Coast. Most people worship the deities of the area, rather than the variations from the Shining Land. Varun was born in Durpar, and his original character idea (which I assume he has not changed much) involved being a Seeker of Balance, who worships both Alar and her twin goddess Hali. If they were to meet at some point before the time the game begins, they might have some common ground. Perhaps Varun sought like-minded individuals when he first visited Baldur's Gate, and came upon Elden's group of Alar cultists. Or Elden may have sought him out when he learned that Varun had visited the Tears of Selune as a Spelljammer (Selune is the local name for Alar, and the Tears are near to the moon that Selune/Alar represents).

Also, if we wanted to have a more antagonistic relationship, they could have had some friction during an Eclipse Ritual. Alar Cultists like Elden are sworn to protect others from the Cult of Hali as they rampage during the ritual, while Seekers of Balance do not take sides. Elden might view this as cowardice or indifference to the plight of others, while Varun might see both sides as selfish for attempting to upset the balance between the twin goddesses.

Varun, do any of these sound interesting to you? Or do you have any other ideas for ways they might have crossed paths?

This message was last edited by the player at 03:04, Sat 11 Mar 2017.

Varun Upadhyay
 Rogue 4 Ranger 1, 2 posts
 Human Swashbuckler
 "The Wronged"
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 04:18
Relationships
In reply to Elden Ahadhasi (msg # 11):

I am fine with these. I don't think we need to make it antagonistic
Varun Upadhyay
 Rogue 4 Ranger 1, 3 posts
 Human Swashbuckler
 "The Wronged"
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 04:25
Relationships
In reply to Varun Upadhyay (msg # 12):

I was thinking my character came across Holgar Jorgmund after he had escaped into the greater moonsea area. Maybe he paid the ship I was on  to smuggle him to a safer area. Maybe I gave him so tips on people to avoid and go to for help there.
Elden Ahadhasi
 Cleric (Defender) 5, 6 posts
 Aasimar (Protector)
 Priest of Alar
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 05:28
Relationships
In reply to Varun Upadhyay (msg # 11):

Okay, we may need to work out a timeline when Varun was there (Elden heads home often enough that any time makes sense for him), but this is my proposition:

Elden heard of a crew arriving in Baldur's Gate who had traveled on a Spelljamming vessel to Selune's Tears, and rushed to the port to meet them. Most of the crew humored his excited questions just long enough to excuse themselves and go on with their business, but Varun was amused enough by his childlike wonder to speak to him for a few minutes. They discovered they both worshipped the same goddess (though their specific beliefs varied a bit) and had a taste for adventure, which led to them sitting in a tavern swapping stories for an evening, Varun telling of his fantastical trips through the seas and the stars while Elden spoke of his earthbound quest to house the downtrodden.

They built up a rapport and a respect for one another, so whenever Varun found himself in the city, they would meet up to talk of recent journeys. When the two saw each other's names on the manifest for the Rail expansion, it was a pleasant surprise.

Does that work for you, Varun?

This message was last edited by the player at 05:28, Sat 11 Mar 2017.

DM
 GM, 8 posts
 Dungeon Master Flash
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 06:00
Relationships
DM opinion, just wanna say I think all this is great. My only suggestion is to make any relationship more intense. Like, they are consistent drinking buddies, or they feel a deep spiritual connection due to shared religious experience, or Varun is a mentor to Elden, or Varun tool Elden up in a spelljamming ship once and they had some kind of crazy bonding experience, etc. Whatever you guys want, I'm not trying to dictate, just take whatever it is and turn the volume up to 11.
Varun Upadhyay
 Rogue 4 Ranger 1, 4 posts
 Human Swashbuckler
 "The Wronged"
Sat 11 Mar 2017
at 23:45
Relationships
In reply to Elden Ahadhasi (msg # 14):

This works for me. I like the idea that they are drinking buddies.
Elden Ahadhasi
 Cleric (Defender) 5, 7 posts
 Aasimar (Protector)
 Priest of Alar
Sun 12 Mar 2017
at 02:29
Relationships
Sounds good to me. So I guess the only big difference that makes from what I wrote is that Elden and Varun probably signed up for the expansion together on purpose. That's kind of a cool starting point for my character, actually... He's starting this new venture, and bringing along two of his friends.
Fival Rumrick
 Paladin 3 Sorcerer 2, 2 posts
Sun 12 Mar 2017
at 09:10
Relationships
Holgar Jorgmund said he would tell me the location of the Pool of Radiance once I help him...

Elden Ahadhasi prophesised about the destruction of Mulmaster long before it happened, and now I seek to find out what other secrets Sulune might have shared with him.

Varun "The Wronged" Upadhyay helped me out in a bar fight when I accidentally turned a man's wife into a fish.

Sӓ lia trained under a trouper that seduced my mother and fathered my half brother.

Open to any changes or suggestions, and only need one.
DM
 GM, 9 posts
 Dungeon Master Flash
Mon 13 Mar 2017
at 04:42
Re: Relationships
Fival Rumrick:
Salia trained under a trouper that seduced my mother and fathered my half brother.
Can you develop this one? Salia is pretty good at collaborating on this stuff, I feel like it works even better if the seducer of Fival's mother was also Salia's primary mentor, the Harper who recognized his burgeoning talents and took him to Candlekeep/Baldur's Gate for his education -- so it is someone who you both have strong feelings about, which in turn gives you seem very acute feelings about each other.
Salia
 Bard (Lore) 5, 4 posts
 Shadowfell Tiefling
Mon 13 Mar 2017
at 16:52
Re: Relationships
In reply to Fival (msg # 18):

I'm actually pretty good with this, but how would you feel about...



"The troupe Sälia traveled with as a boy was visiting Mulmaster at the behest of their leader, the bard Korlan Veridee.  Korlan was originally from Mulmaster and secretly wished to return there to convince his lost love to run away with him.  Discovering that she was married and had a son (Fival), Korlan asked Sälia to explore the city with Fival to keep them both occupied while he met with Fival’s mother.  Fival reluctantly began a tour of the city, but a thief attempted to steal and Fival stepped in to successfully stop the thief but came away with minor injuries.  Sälia offered to heal Fival’s wounds, but Fival was concerned for Sälia’s safety should he reveal that the Tiefling also knew magic. They returned to Fival’s home to discover Korlan and Fival’s mother in an argument.  Korlan was furious with the discovery that Fival was in fact his son from years before and had never been told.  He was drunk and violent.  He grabbed and threatened Fival’s mother and both boys intervened, but Korlan knocked Fival unconscious in his drunken rage.  Fival’s father arrived on the scene and the two men fought.  Korlan was clearly winning and was moving in for a killing blow when Sälia struck his mentor from behind with his violin, shattering it to pieces, but throwing Korlan off just enough Fival’s father could land an incapacitating blow.  Sälia used a minor healing spell on Fival before begging for them to spare Korlan.  They agreed to let him go as long as he agreed to never contact them again or return to Mulmaster.  Sälia arranged to have the unconscious Korlan taken back to camp where the troupe packed up, never to set foot again in Mulmaster."

Feel free to alter anything or propose something else.
Fival Rumrick
 Paladin 3 Sorcerer 2, 4 posts
Mon 13 Mar 2017
at 20:13
Re: Relationships
In reply to Salia (msg # 20):

That went slightly darker than I had expected it to, but I like it. I think that I shouldn't know that Korlan is my real father, but Salia sort of had a better understanding of the situation when they were younger. Fival is terrible when it comes with dealing with change, so if he were told, it is very uncertain on how he would react.

Is Korlan still around somewhere?
Salia
 Bard (Lore) 5, 5 posts
 Shadowfell Tiefling
Mon 13 Mar 2017
at 21:33
Re: Relationships
In reply to Fival Rumrick (msg # 21):

Salia has no knowledge of Korlan's current whereabouts as he left the troupe shortly after that to study at the libraries in Neverwinter and then Baldurs Gate, where he currently resides. You can change whatever you like. Perhaps we just came back to an argument and he tried to take Fival with him and that's what started the fight. Then later I found out why and so Fival doesn't know, but Salia does.
Varun Upadhyay
 Rogue 4 Ranger 1, 6 posts
 Human Swashbuckler
 "The Wronged"
Mon 13 Mar 2017
at 21:36
Relationships
In reply to Fival Rumrick (msg # 18):

I like the bar fight idea. Maybe the man was really important and we had to flee the city together for a bit until things cooled down.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:50, Wed 15 Mar 2017.

Fival Rumrick
 Paladin 3 Sorcerer 2, 5 posts
Mon 13 Mar 2017
at 21:52
Relationships
In reply to Varun Upadhyay (msg # 23):

I have only recently gotten the ability to turn people into fish by accident, so you could have been the one that convinced me to come down and work on the railroad.
Varun Upadhyay
 Rogue 4 Ranger 1, 7 posts
 Human Swashbuckler
 "The Wronged"
Wed 15 Mar 2017
at 02:53
Relationships
In reply to Fival Rumrick (msg # 24):

that works. I was on the way to the railroad. Your powers turned someone into a fish. We both had to flee the city after the bar fight because the husband was the mayor or something like that. I told you about the railroad and you needed to a place to go hide out for a bit so you came with me.
DM
 GM, 17 posts
 Dungeon Master Flash
Fri 7 Apr 2017
at 03:19
Character Summaries
Below are full summaries of your characters, which can also be found by clicking "The Cast" above and clicking the individual character's name.
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Name: Sälia
Race: Tiefling
Class: Bard
Alignment: Chaotic Good

 Background Summary. Sälia ran away from his birthplace of Eveningstar with a troupe of musicians, ending up in Baldur's Gate where he has built himself a reputation of someone who "gets things done."

 Personality Traits. I can find common ground between the fiercest enemies, empathizing with them and always working towards peace. Nothing can shake my optimistic attitude.
 Dramatic Poles. Leader or manipulator?
 Ideals. Acceptance. I want to help people tolerate and understand each other and, as a lifelong outsider, I hope to be accepted myself.
  Bond. Sälia yearns for real resolution over what happened between himself and Fival in the past. He needs Elden to accept him for who he is, including his willingness to do what is necessary for the greater good.
 Flaws. Judgmental. The world is filled with prejudiced, biased and simple fools, and sometimes it's just easier to manipulate than educate.

 Detailed Background. Sälia was born the Tiefling child of two humans. When he was a young boy, he ran away with a troupe of traveling players. One of their Harper contacts took an interest in the boy's musical talents and introduced him to the library of Baldur's Gate. There, Sälia was able to study the world and learn of his diabolic heritage. With an insatiable thirst for knowledge, he was determined to learn all he could of the people of Toril, help against prejudice, and fight for the rights of those suffering under the heel of ignorance.

 Sälia gained a reputation in Baldur's Gate after several years of investigating crimes and representing those less fortunate in the city. It was this reputation that brought him to the attention of Elden and his followers of Alar, who were running into trouble with a local nobleman.  Sälia was able to deal with the problem, but his methods drove a wedge into his tenuous friendship with Elden. They have been traveling companions in the past few month and are now partnered with other fellows on a mission for the Railwardens.

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Name: Fival Rumrick
Race: Human
Class: Paladin/Sorcerer
Alignment: Neutral Good

 Background Summary. Served in Mulmaster as a Cloak, until he was bombarded with elemental energy and permanently changed.

 Personality Traits. Fanatical, Loyal, Protective, Untrusting
 Dramatic Poles. Comfort in the way things were vs the need for change
 Ideals. I wish things were the way they were before the Cult of Elemental Evil blew up my city.
 Bond. Fival wants Sälia to stop playing the violin, as the music reminds him of the pain in his unresolved past. He hopes Elden will tell him what to do about the changes wrought by magic in his life.
 Flaws. Slow to accept change

 Detailed Background. Fival grew up in Mulmaster as the second son of a tailor.  He grew a love for the city and as soon as possible he joined the town guard to protect it. His devotion to Mulmaster became almost fanatical at times, and he was eager to prove himself worthy of it's citizenship. When raiding the hideout of a secret cabal of illegal practitioners, that devotion saved his life, and manifested in an almost divine way. His new abilities and his unwavering loyalty have not gone unnoticed and Fival has done well for himself, even being promoted to The Cloaks.

 When the Elemental Cults came, everything changed, for both Fival and his beloved city. Ever the one to lead the charge, Fival was in the vanguard of hunting down cultists and bringing them to justice. When the seeds exploded, and the elements rained down, he was at the heart of the explosion. By some miracle or divine mandate, Fival came out physically unharmed, but something about him had changed. His connection to the Weave grew stronger, and he soon realized he has abilities he was in less control of. Ashamed and afraid of exposure he volunteered to head south, and help Mulmaster in a new way, joining up with those involved in the Railway.

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Name: Elden Ahadhasi
Race: Aasimar
Class: Cleric, Defender domain
Alignment: Neutral Good

 Background Summary. Born human in Baldur's Gate, he was charged by his celestial ancestor Ahadhas to provide safe homes for those in need when he emerged as an Aasimar in his teens. Became a devoted warrior-priest in the Cult of Alar before leaving his home to spread civilization as a wandering Acolyte.

 Personality Traits. Optimistic, outgoing, generous, trusting (all sometimes to a fault), has recently been conflicted regarding whether he is willing to compromise his pacifist morals to achieve his goals.
 Dramatic Poles. Peaceful compromise versus confrontational progress.
 Ideals. Everyone deserves the chance to have a safe place to call home.
 Bonds. Elden desires for Sälia to affirm his moral code and pursue their shared goals in a way that abides by the laws of the church of Alar/Selune. Elden wishes Varun would seek the peace of their linked faiths instead of vengeance and piracy.
 Flaws. Rigid morality, expects too much of others.

 Detailed Background. Elden Ahadhasi grew up in Baldur's Gate, and saw the continuing advance of alchemical creations firsthand. His family was proud of its Celestial heritage, their surname being derived from the deva they traced their ancestry to, Ahadhas. As with most families who carried Celestial blood, there would usually be one or more generations between Aasimar being born, and there was no indication that his would be any different until his mid-teens. At that time Elden began receiving visions of his storied ancestor, and his appearance began to change to reflect his angelic lineage. His eyes turned a brilliant blue and lost their pupils, his skin began to pale, and his hair turned from brown to silver.

 Eventually, his vision of Ahadhas told him his life had a purpose: He had been lucky enough to live a life of relative safety and happiness in this great city, and it was his holy mission to give others that chance as well. He joined the cult devoted to Alar, the goddess of the moon, as he thought their message of protecting the weak from the sometimes savage nature of the wilderness matched his own ideals. Alar shared her gifts with him, and he trained to be her warrior-priest. He spent most of his twenties on long journeys to the inland areas that had yet to be introduced to the civilization of the Sword Coast, defending villages and small towns from the dangers around them, as well as helping to found new settlements.

 On a visit home, he heard rumors that the merchant houses in charge of an isolated outpost were interested in expanding Lightning Rails further into the continent, and saw an opportunity. The idea of accepting payment for his holy duty seemed profane to Elden at first, but he warmed to the idea of not having to rely on the settlers he was helping for his survival, and signed on to aid the expansion.

 Elden prefers to overcome obstacles with his words, and has become adept at doing so, but will draw his scimitar if necessary. His connection to both his goddess and his Celestial forefathers allows him to heal, protect, and (when forced) harm others with the radiant light of Alar's moon. He is optimistic and trusting to a fault, and is dedicated body and soul to helping those in need of a safe place to call their home, even if that responsibility is sometimes overwhelming.

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Name: Varun Upadhyay
Race: Human
Class: Rogue/Ranger
Alignment: True Neutral

Background Summary. Varun lived the life of a pirate. Then he lived the life of a spelljammer. After his first ship was killed he became a ranger and is hunting those that did it.

 Personality Traits. Reliable, loyal, determined, bohemian.
 Dramatic Poles. Finding my shipmates' killers to quell my anger at them and myself for not being there versus finding grand new adventures.
 Ideals. Seeking new adventures.
 Bonds. Varun believes Sälia could bring Harper resources to bear in the tracking down of his enemies and exacting of revenge against them and doesn't understand why he won't. He seeks Elden's approval for this mission of vengeful justice.
 Flaws. Need to pursue old grudges.

 Detailed Background. Varun "The Wronged" Upadhyay was born in Durpar, in the Shining Lands. His parents left on some sort of mission and never returned. All he had to remember them was a silver teardrop earring made from a real teardrop. He was left in the care of an aunt and uncle, but they died soon after of a plague. He did not enjoy the orphanage and ran off and stowed away on a ship. It turned out to be a pirate ship. He made himself useful and learned the ways of piracy.

 After several years he became the 3rd officer and navigator on board the Demon Tusk. It was named after the tusk the captain, Drailk Demon-Slayer, had displayed from a battle that he had survived and taken a trophy from the demon he had killed.

 After a few years, Varun decided to take a hand at travel on a rare spelljamming ship stolen from the Shou Empire. Along the way, he though he might try and find out what had happened to his parents. He served several months on the Dragon's Breath doing piracy amid the Tears of Selûne.

 While back in port he discovered that his former ship had been sunk and all hands killed. This had been done by Gruumsh's Hammer, a ship manned by orcs and gnolls. Doz Dreckhands was the orc captain. His 1st mate was a gnoll named Griark Filthfist. They were sailing to protect their lands from people they thought would be settling their lands. Varun served on several ships trying to hunt them down. Eventually he learned that they had gone inland to better defend their lands, in the area of the Flooded Forest south of the Moonsea.

 Varun learned the ways of the ranger and traveled a great distance to volunteer to help settle the lands that his enemies lived on. He plans on exacting his revenge on the leaders of that ship, killing as many of their orcs and gnoll tribemates as he can along the way. Varun is well traveled, having privateered along the Sword Coast, stolen ships in the asteroids of the Tears of Selûne, and has even done regular trading with the Underdark. Nevertheless to him, the Flooded Forest and the surrounding region are still an unexplored frontier...

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:01, Tue 11 Apr 2017.