The Beginning (OoC)   Posted by The GM.Group: 0
The GM
 GM, 26 posts
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 00:55
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
In reply to Jhithi (msg # 46):

They're bound with rope, behind you.
Jhithi
 player, 11 posts
 Dragonborn bard
 HP: 9/9 AC: 10
Thu 14 Dec 2017
at 07:27
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
So, I can roll History for it (You can even roll for me if you want to speed things up. I've got +4.), but do we know any baseline info about any of the names the queen just dropped? Like, are the Purple Dragons the guards or actual dragons? Is there a reason I might be excited about going to Myth Drannor, or is that more of a certain death kind of deal? Where are these places? Is Westgate part of Cormyr? Why does the queen need to do what the First Lord asks when she's a queen?
The GM
 GM, 31 posts
Thu 14 Dec 2017
at 22:29
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
It's been pointed out, nobody's really mentioned too heavily where they're from; when y'all get the chance can you decide where your character is from?
Ibro Utrada
 player, 3 posts
Fri 15 Dec 2017
at 00:39
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
In reply to The GM (msg # 49):

Lets go with Westgate. I'm very familiar with the city and can make references to historical data in that area
Bavmorda
 player, 10 posts
Fri 15 Dec 2017
at 19:36
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
I donít know anything about the lands, Bavmorda is from some large Elven city, doesnít particularly matter which one I guess as long as there are typically moon elves there.
Bavmorda
 player, 11 posts
Fri 15 Dec 2017
at 19:38
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
I forgot about the not picking common thing. Oops. Also, I rolled for history got a fairly good roll I think, and apparently we donít know anything much about any of this. Place, people, nothing. Not sure how to relay that other than with my just posted questions.
Jhithi
 player, 12 posts
 Dragonborn bard
 HP: 9/9 AC: 10
Fri 15 Dec 2017
at 19:44
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
Bavmorda:
Also, I rolled for history got a fairly good roll I think, and apparently we donít know anything much about any of this. Place, people, nothing.


I can't post much right now because I'm moving, but I ran into that too, and I'm a bard/sage with a proficiency in history.

Got some additional information about some other stuff that I'll share later.
Lieam Whitewood
 player, 3 posts
Sat 16 Dec 2017
at 05:12
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
Leiam is from Silverymoon.
Torg'renth
 player, 4 posts
Tue 19 Dec 2017
at 01:34
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
Torg wandered for a long time, but he was originally from the Moonsea.
Ibro Utrada
 player, 4 posts
Wed 20 Dec 2017
at 00:06
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
In reply to Bavmorda (msg # 51):

In third edition there was a stronghold called Evereska that was west of Cormyr that was largely populated by Moon Elves. Silverymoon, Semberholme, or just generally the forest of Cormanthyr (which is the giant forest due north of Cormyr in which Myth Drannor resides) would also be potential origins
Bavmorda
 player, 14 posts
Wed 20 Dec 2017
at 03:56
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
Evereska it is
The GM
 GM, 36 posts
Sun 24 Dec 2017
at 21:48
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
Hey guys just wanna give everyone a heads up, with the holidays I'm a bit swamped; I'll post as much as I can but it might be a bit delayed!

Thanks so much for your patience with everything!
Bavmorda
 player, 18 posts
Wed 27 Dec 2017
at 18:19
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
So which path do we want to take and is there more here to discuss?
Ibro Utrada
 player, 7 posts
Tue 2 Jan 2018
at 21:22
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
I'm cool with whatever rough. In game logic for my character would prefer to travel overland to Hillsfar, rather than so much by boat. However the NPCs apparently have to go to Westgate, and that's a water or teleportation travel route only
Bavmorda
 player, 19 posts
Sun 7 Jan 2018
at 04:59
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
Are we all back from the holidays yet?
Ser Torrin
 player, 19 posts
 "Lightning Lance"
 The Knights of Thunder
Sun 7 Jan 2018
at 19:17
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
Back and ready to go, I don't have a preference between routes.
Bavmorda
 player, 20 posts
Mon 8 Jan 2018
at 21:05
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
Iíd think thereíd be more opportunities to vet our skills/abilities traveling over land, but since either route would be controlled by the same dm, I guess it doesnít actually make much difference? I canít think of a reason Bavmorda would care either way.
Jhithi
 player, 13 posts
 Dragonborn bard
 HP: 9/9 AC: 10
Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 17:55
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
Jhithi:
Got some additional information about some other stuff that I'll share later.


A bit late on coming back to this, but that was a lot going on last month.

So, yeah, as I said before, I don't know a single thing about Castle Irlingstar. Never heard of it. And given I'm a Bard with the Sage background and a History proficiency, I figure that's meaningful.

Here's some other info I picked up from History rolls in PMs. (Words attributed to the GM are trimmed down copy-paste. My questions are paraphrased in order to make the conversation flow better. I bolded the bit I thought was critical.)

Me: What are all these things the queen is talking about? (roll: 8)

GM: I'd say with that you know the most common parts. Purple Dragons are Cormyr's force of knights. A bard would definitely know Myth Drannor - a once-prosperous city that was destroyed in the Sundering, now pretty dangerous. You know that Myth Drannor was located in the Dales, a nation of forests, but you aren't sure where Castle Irlingstar is. Westgate is a massive port city, where anything goes. They're not friendly with Cormyr.

Me: What was the Sundering? (roll: 22)

GM: You remember it - over the course of the 1480s, a great reckoning occurred, and the floating islands called Earthmotes fell to the ground (destroying quite a few cities, such as Myth Drannor), the gods walked the planet, the Sembian armies marched and conquered, attempted to conquer the Dalelands. Hillsfar is a part of the Dalelands; during the Sundering, Cormyr and the Dales formed an alliance.

Basically the Sundering changed the world forever - everyone in the party experienced it, as it occurred less than 10 years ago. Everything ended in 1489, three years ago.

Me: What year is it now? (I asked, instead of doing basic math.)

GM: It's 1492.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:23, Thu 11 Jan 2018.

Jhithi
 player, 15 posts
 Dragonborn bard
 HP: 9/9 AC: 10
Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 18:21
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
Route-wise, I don't think Jhithi cares. OOC, I'm leaning slightly toward the boat.
Bavmorda
 player, 21 posts
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 06:50
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
I imagine that should be 1492? Also, is Christopher Columbus sailing anywhere in this here story?
Jhithi
 player, 16 posts
 Dragonborn bard
 HP: 9/9 AC: 10
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 14:23
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
Whoops. Yeah, 1492. Edited.
Ibro Utrada
 player, 8 posts
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 22:14
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
In the Forgotten Realms around year 1365 the nation of Amn (which is based off of Spain) founded cities and outposts in Maztica (modeled after Mexico) and the native population there is styled after the Aztecs.

Gunpowder existed but not nearly as common as bows and spears still.

Forgotten Realms is heavily magical. There are realms full of powerful mages controlling floating spires and airships, etc. Tech levels are probably around renaissance age
Torg'renth
 player, 5 posts
Tue 16 Jan 2018
at 00:01
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
As a player I'd rather take the land path, it seems safer, but as a character Torg would rather go over sea, more dangerous means more fun.
Abdah Thaybun
 player, 6 posts
 Cleric of Ilmater
Tue 16 Jan 2018
at 00:04
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
Abdah would rather go over land, she doesn't love the sea.
Bavmorda
 player, 23 posts
Sat 3 Feb 2018
at 19:24
Re: The Beginning (OoC)
Sorry, I was having a tough anxiety time and didnít have the spoons to search for my character sheet which I had mislaid. Are we still playing or did we lose everyone else too?