How did the party meet?   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 18 posts
 The Gamemaster
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 11:23
How did the party meet?
I had titled this "Behind the Iron Lock" thinking you all were prisoners whose punishment is banishment to Ravenland, does that still work for you all? Nothing is set in stone.
Puckohue
 player, 5 posts
 Aslene Human Rider
 Male, 31
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 12:08
How did the party meet?
Sure!
Blackfoot
 player, 13 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 12:29
How did the party meet?
Works for Blackfoot, there’s at least two or three potential hooks in his backstory that can be fleshed out for a legitimate reason for banishment :)
Rhogar
 player, 14 posts
Mon 9 Mar 2020
at 15:14
How did the party meet?
Sure me being a drunk and knowing Blackfoot is reason alone for being banished.
Greyband
 player, 4 posts
Tue 10 Mar 2020
at 11:53
How did the party meet?
Doesn't bother me, sure; though I would like to have some reason to actually want to work with you all.

Did anyone list me in their Relationships? Bit of background about Greyband:

Greyband does not disclose his homeland; it's apparent from his accent and bearing that he has traveled far. A man in his early thirties, he has gained some renown as a traveling companion and healer, though his reputation as a back-up man in a knife-fight is solid as well. He claims to be a druid, though few have seen him in the wild.

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Blackfoot
 player, 17 posts
Tue 10 Mar 2020
at 12:28
How did the party meet?
I'm happy to have a pre-existing connection, Greyband. Blackfoot was a solider, who left under questionable circumstances and then found work as a smith ... most of it shady. It's certainly plausible that you might have backed Blackfoot up in a delivery gone sour, or a turf war or some such?
Vider
 player, 12 posts
 "Swifthhoof"
 Human Rider, Male, 31
Tue 10 Mar 2020
at 13:49
Re: How did the party meet?
Blackfoot:
Blackfoot was a solider, who left under questionable circumstances and then found work as a smith


Oh ok, I'd gotten the impression you stayed with the company smith, not that you left. I wanted to suggest some sort of joint disobedience resulting in banishment.

Greyband: Before being enlisted, Vider traveled the lands. Did he travel with Greyband?
Blackfoot
 player, 18 posts
Tue 10 Mar 2020
at 13:50
Re: How did the party meet?
Vider:
Blackfoot:
Blackfoot was a solider, who left under questionable circumstances and then found work as a smith


Oh ok, I'd gotten the impression you stayed with the company smith, not that you left. I wanted to suggest some sort of joint disobedience resulting in banishment.


He stayed with them, for a while, but eventually kicked out. Happy to work on some joint disobdience ;)

This message was last edited by the player at 13:51, Tue 10 Mar 2020.

Greyband
 player, 5 posts
Tue 10 Mar 2020
at 14:28
Re: How did the party meet?
Vider, that does sound like it happened: Vider and Greyband traveled for a few years together, seeing various lands. What do you think?




Blackfoot, how about this: Blackfoot hired Greyband as support him on his last trip, and both were captured by the authorities. Greyband was caught a bit off-guard by this, as he wasn't quite clear that things were quite as illegal as they were. What do you think?
GM
 GM, 24 posts
 The Gamemaster
Tue 10 Mar 2020
at 14:50
Re: How did the party meet?
I'm 100% down with all of this! Totally in line with the games theme, from the rulebook "In this tabletop roleplaying game, you are not heroes sent on missions dictated by others – instead, you are raiders and rogues bent on making your own mark on a cursed world."
Rhogar
 player, 17 posts
Tue 10 Mar 2020
at 16:18
Re: How did the party meet?
Hey, Greyband and Vider. My dwarf could of travelled the lands with you guys way back when for a little while.
GM
 GM, 26 posts
 The Gamemaster
Tue 10 Mar 2020
at 17:03
Re: How did the party meet?
For those that didn't have a history together before I'd say you first met in prison. I'm thinking that the group is pulled from the jails and "banished" to the Forbidden Lands, but in actuality have been conscripted by some local lord for a task in Ravenland, hand picked for your particular skills and talents, in exchange you are allowed to keep your gear and any mounts, and if completed to the lords satisfaction would be allowed to return south, if you want too that is. Something like that, don't have it 100% worked out in my head.
Rhogar
 player, 18 posts
Tue 10 Mar 2020
at 17:10
Re: How did the party meet?
Sounds great then, I only know Blackfoot from previous, before prison then but he knows plenty the troublemaker

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Greyband
 player, 6 posts
Tue 10 Mar 2020
at 23:46
Re: How did the party meet?
That makes sense to me. Greyband is something of the glue between Vider and Blackfoto, and Blackfoot brings Rhogar along.

Vergello, Caine, what about you guys?
Vergello
 player, 3 posts
Wed 11 Mar 2020
at 00:18
Re: How did the party meet?
Vergello is a little bit wilder. He grew up in an Elvish village deep within a forest and spent his early years learning more about the natural world before setting out on his own in his thirties. He has since spent most of his life traveling from one part of the world to the other with his faithful horse, Heliende. He has made his way through villages to sell the various items he has collected along the way but has spent more time out in the wild than in civilization.

My thinking is that he most likely wound up imprisoned after a potential sale turned violent when the human tried to cheat Vergello out of his wares and then accused the 'drifter Elf' of attempting to rob him.

He is 100 years old and has seen the good and bad of many of the Kin buuuuuuuut that kinda hit him a bit harder and he's still a bit sore at Humans over that mistreatment (he might be a bit terse with Blackfoot, Greyband, and Vider for a bit but after some time he'll come around).
Blackfoot
 player, 19 posts
Wed 11 Mar 2020
at 19:22
Re: How did the party meet?
Vergello:
My thinking is that he most likely wound up imprisoned after a potential sale turned violent when the human tried to cheat Vergello out of his wares and then accused the 'drifter Elf' of attempting to rob him.


Would it be too disruptive to have Blackfoot know of the other party in the transaction? Opportunity to be torn between knowing those in question to be a rogue and a knave, and bound to stick up for them to a degree?
Vergello
 player, 4 posts
 Elf Rider
Thu 12 Mar 2020
at 02:52
Re: How did the party meet?
I think that'd be fine, we'll just have to work harder at working together ;)
Blackfoot
 player, 20 posts
Fri 13 Mar 2020
at 16:34
Re: How did the party meet?
If the GM is comfortable, let's presume Blackfoot set up the meet?
GM
 GM, 27 posts
 The Gamemaster
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 00:13
Re: How did the party meet?
In reply to Blackfoot (msg # 18):

I'm fine with whatever backstory you all work up! My main focus is to ensure that the events going forward are smooth and orderly, and provide fun stuff to kill and exciting treasures to find! Got one more character sheet to still be done and then hopefully we'll get this thing off and running!
Greyband
 player, 7 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 01:18
Re: How did the party meet?
I'm great with that. Let's do this!
Rhogar
 player, 20 posts
Sat 14 Mar 2020
at 01:35
Re: How did the party meet?
Yes am really looking forward to the game to start. Am excited to see how it goes and how the character growth is.