Character Concepts and Creation.   Posted by The Talesmith.Group: 0
The Talesmith
 GM, 6 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 16:27
Character Concepts and Creation
This would be the thread where we finish character generation in two steps. First, before actually undertaking creation itself with the help of some generator, give me outlines of your names, character backgrounds to some extent and such cogent  details so we can get a preview of what the party will look like.

I think it well to announce how the first part of Whispers of Doom will begin. You will be coming into Khoraja, ambling into the capital itself via the Shamla Pass. So at the beginning, you will find yourselves approaching the Pass from the north. Frame your narratives so that you end up as a part of this journey.

I now announce this discussion open. Do not generate the character until we have all figured these things out. I'll post the link to my preferred generator tomorrow, foreseeably.
Alyse's Character
 player, 5 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 17:01
Character Concepts and Creation
I shall be playing Cassilda of Numalia, a relic hunter from a long, illustrious line of relic hunters.
Gatecrasher's Character
 player, 4 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 19:55
Character Concepts and Creation
I shall be playing Nemat ibn Khaldoun al-Rasheed  (Blessed son of Khaldoun, rightly guided) . Born and raised (until age 10) in Akbatana, Shem. His mother died in childbirth of his younger sister, and his father, a blacksmith, was killed for a debt. When Nemat tried to save his father he was taken to serve the Black Hand assassin. As he grew older he showed potential to be an assassin himself and  was indoctrinated. Years passed and he earned the name Shifrat Alzili (meaning Shadow Blade) for his skill in stealth and combat.

Months ago however, he was given a contract and failed because the target turned out to be his younger sister who was making her own way as a bodyguard of someone the Black Hand sought control over. Nemat arranged for a corpse to take his own place and left, not looking back. To the Black Hand, Shifrat Alzili died (or so he hopes they think that). Now, a wandering Mercenary, he seeks his future.

Perhaps he served Cassilda on some expedition recently?
Cassilda of Numalia
 player, 6 posts
 Curious relic hunter from
 a long, illustrious line.
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 20:12
Re: Character Concepts and Creation
Gatecrasher's Character:
Perhaps he served Cassilda on some expedition recently?


She does occasionally require bodyguards... ~_^
Cassilda of Numalia
 player, 7 posts
 Curious relic hunter from
 a long, illustrious line.
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 21:25
Re: Character Concepts and Creation
Ah, finally found a decent portrait... ^_^
Bannacor's Character
 player, 3 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 21:27
Re: Character Concepts and Creation

 I think I shall play a man at arms from Nemedia. Hard bitten Merc type, that earns his bread by selling his sword to the highest bidder.
Bannacor's Character
 player, 4 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 21:46
Re: Character Concepts and Creation
 Nemedian Mercenary named Enaros.
Bannacor's Character
 player, 5 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 21:53
Re: Character Concepts and Creation
 My portrait for Enaros
Cassilda of Numalia
 player, 8 posts
 Curious relic hunter from
 a long, illustrious line.
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 21:56
Re: Character Concepts and Creation
I plan to take +3 Expertise and +3 Focus in Linguistics as my bonus skills option from Finishing Touches, so Cassilda will speak Corinthian, Kothic, and Ophirean (the tongues of the three foreign lands nearest to Numalia) in addition to her native Nemedian. And if the Talesmith permits, I intend to take Acheronian as well.
Bannacor's Character
 player, 6 posts
 Nemedian Mercenary
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 22:03
Re: Character Concepts and Creation
 I am a virgin to the rules system, I am trying to play catch up.
Northlander
 player, 1 post
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 22:41
Re: Character Concepts and Creation
Harek Hafgrimsson from Norheim

He is a mercenary with a Criminal' Brand from Norheim.

He is incredibly strong
Cassilda of Numalia
 player, 9 posts
 Curious relic hunter from
 a long, illustrious line.
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 22:52
Re: Character Concepts and Creation
In reply to Bannacor's Character (msg # 10):

Same here. I had the whole day off, so I dove into the books and pieced together my gal. Still need to figure out her Attributes and finalize her skills, though.
Cassilda of Numalia
 player, 10 posts
 Curious relic hunter from
 a long, illustrious line.
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 23:16
Re: Character Concepts and Creation
I just discovered the official online character generator!

 ~ https://conan.modiphiusapps.hostinguk.org/
Player X
 player, 2 posts
Wed 22 Aug 2018
at 23:22
Re: Character Concepts and Creation
Since there are multiple mercenary types already I think I will go with a Barbarian from the North, either from Cimmeria or somewhere else, in the vein of Conan himself. Depending on the timeframe the game is set in perhaps Conan's legend itself set my character off on his wanderings! There are plenty of hooks offered during character generation anyway so I won't have any trouble figuring that out.

In either case it won't be hard to figure out a reason for coming in to Shamla Pass, if alone he could be coming to seek work/earn money/spend coin on food & wenches; if with the rest we could be part of a caravan retinue as guards or the like.

Until we have a character generator decided upon I'm using the books to piece together my character (but not generating him yet, just planning)
The Talesmith
 GM, 7 posts
Thu 23 Aug 2018
at 02:38
Re: Character Concepts and Creation
Looking into all your ideas now.

Just repeating and adding- No sorcerers, and no Ancient Bloodlines, please.
The Talesmith
 GM, 8 posts
Thu 23 Aug 2018
at 02:45
Re: Character Concepts and Creation
In reply to Cassilda of Numalia (msg # 9):

How could she have come to acquire elaborate knowledge of Acheronian in the present age? I'll be putting up a post today to demarcate as exactly as possible the time and scenario we will be playing in, by the way.