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Old Feb 2nd, 2023, 10:00 AM
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Sorry this is a bit messy. I read over the History in the first post. I've got some questions. The I've moved into a bulleted outline of a backstory, and some specific questions.

And a bit of trivia, in the Eberron/Artificer Unearthed Archana (UA), there was another sub-class of Artificers - Archivist (think a magical programmer), responsible for creating the Warforged on Eberron. The sub-class didn't make it into the official version.

General History Questions:
  • What is the Exemplar Alliance?
  • What is Warragh (Chaos version of Crusade)?
  • Birth Rates - it said that even with the Thunder blessing, there was a 1:10 chance of a female. The need to sustain a birth rate would mean families should have many sons (10+ to get even 1 female) given long lives
    and a child-rearing range of 50-200 (old age 350). Even a child/decade would provide around 15 siblings per family.

Considerations:
  • Given that Dwarves are considered young until 50, and can live to 350. All the Dwarven adventurers were alive for the Events of Balen Lightbringer, and some may have fought with him. The youngest Dwarven adventurers might have been born during the Thunder Blessing.
  • Aging Sidroki. For story purposes, it makes sense to have Sidroki be created after the battle of Lawton Vale in which the Giant Construct appears. However, if we need to make him older to get to 4th level, let me know.

Relative Time Event
0 Current Day Banner Guard and Balenís clan are building Lighthold in the north of Lawton Vale
-10 Battle of Lawton Vale, the disappearance of Balen, and death of Raven
?? Events of Balen starting with Novograd being taken by Chaos Forces
-65 Thunder Blessing
- 343 Arthur Pendros and the Red Legion Establish

Backstory Development. This is just a bulleted outline. Once I've got the Outline finalized, I work out turning it into a narrative.
  • Siduna (Mother) and Halgrad (father) Sword Breaker, Successful Artisan's Specializing in Armor
  • Jalatin (Jal), youngest Siduna was past child rearing age, but the Thunder
  • As the youngest, Jal was Overshadowed by his brothers and sister (Norsirra) who would eventually take over the family business.
  • Halgrad and oldest son (TBD Name) died at 1st battle of Lawton; Jal was initially a military armorer but was pressed into the fight due to the casualties amongst the warriors.
  • Jal did not join the Balen's Clan or the eventual crusade. He stayed at Lawton, but scarred by the events of the first battle, Jal threw himself into his work - not merely crafting armor but finding magic and technology to reinforce and improve the armor.
  • War returned to Jal at Lawson Vale again as the Crusade and its allies met the Warragh. The battle was dominated by the huge construct created by the Warragh and only destroyed by Balen and Raven.
  • While most were terrified of the Construct, Jal was fascinated by the construct. He has spent the past ten years researching and acquiring parts.
  • Jal has recently completed construction of a smaller construct Sidroki (Sid) Steel forged. However, Jal has realized that his latest creation needs to be tempered in the fires of conflict.

Specific Bits and Pieces
  • What races are in Lawton? Does it make sense for A Dwarven family (Swordbreaker) to be at Lawton
  • Where would Jalatin have learned about Magic and Technology? College/University, Single Master?
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Old Feb 3rd, 2023, 03:29 AM
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Sorry this is a bit messy. I read over the History in the first post. I've got some questions. The I've moved into a bulleted outline of a backstory, and some specific questions.

And a bit of trivia, in the Eberron/Artificer Unearthed Archana (UA), there was another sub-class of Artificers - Archivist (think a magical programmer), responsible for creating the Warforged on Eberron. The sub-class didn't make it into the official version.

General History Questions:
  • What is the Exemplar Alliance? An alliance of Dwarves, Goliaths, Giants and Humans brought together by the previous Marshal of the North, Odo Kundahkin. It is currently led by Ori Barkskin
  • What is Warragh (Chaos version of Crusade)? Yes
  • Birth Rates - it said that even with the Thunder blessing, there was a 1:10 chance of a female. The need to sustain a birth rate would mean families should have many sons (10+ to get even 1 female) given long lives
    and a child-rearing range of 50-200 (old age 350). Even a child/decade would provide around 15 siblings per family.vYou are right. Fol Society has a matrilineal streak as females tend to be the ones who own businesses and land. Most Dwarven women have multiple partners throughtout life and large families. Daughters are seen as a particualar blessing

Considerations:
  • Given that Dwarves are considered young until 50, and can live to 350. All the Dwarven adventurers were alive for the Events of Balen Lightbringer, and some may have fought with him. The youngest Dwarven adventurers might have been born during the Thunder Blessing. True
  • Aging Sidroki. For story purposes, it makes sense to have Sidroki be created after the battle of Lawton Vale in which the Giant Construct appears. However, if we need to make him older to get to 4th level, let me know. No issues

Relative Time Event
0 Current Day Banner Guard and Balenís clan are building Lighthold in the north of Lawton Vale
-10 Battle of Lawton Vale, the disappearance of Balen, and death of Raven
-13 Events of Balen starting with Novograd being taken by Chaos Forces
-65 Thunder Blessing
- 343 Arthur Pendros and the Red Legion Establish

Backstory Development. This is just a bulleted outline. Once I've got the Outline finalized, I work out turning it into a narrative.
  • Siduna (Mother) and Halgrad (father) Sword Breaker, Successful Artisan's Specializing in Armor
  • Jalatin (Jal), youngest Siduna was past child rearing age, but the Thunder
  • As the youngest, Jal was Overshadowed by his brothers and sister (Norsirra) who would eventually take over the family business.
  • Halgrad and oldest son (TBD Name) died at 1st battle of Lawton; Jal was initially a military armorer but was pressed into the fight due to the casualties amongst the warriors.
  • Jal did not join the Balen's Clan or the eventual crusade. He stayed at Lawton, but scarred by the events of the first battle, Jal threw himself into his work - not merely crafting armor but finding magic and technology to reinforce and improve the armor.
  • War returned to Jal at Lawson Vale again as the Crusade and its allies met the Warragh. The battle was dominated by the huge construct created by the Warragh and only destroyed by Balen and Raven.
  • While most were terrified of the Construct, Jal was fascinated by the construct. He has spent the past ten years researching and acquiring parts.
  • Jal has recently completed construction of a smaller construct Sidroki (Sid) Steel forged. However, Jal has realized that his latest creation needs to be tempered in the fires of conflict.

Specific Bits and Pieces
  • What races are in Lawton? Does it make sense for A Dwarven family (Swordbreaker) to be at Lawton Dwarves and Goliaths.
  • Where would Jalatin have learned about Magic and Technology? College/University, Single Master? He would have left his mother to go to School aged 8. There he would have been asssessed and then trained into the career pah he was best suited to. He would have learned centrally, then gained family specialities from his parents.
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My application For Lizzy is Complete.
It occurs to me that the party is already formed so details about how she meets the dwarves are unwritten. She is a refugee wandering aimlessly so she can be placed wherever the party is now.
EDIT: I believe there is a Goblin connected to the party, if he is from Rockfall that could be helpful to explain a connection.

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Seekr34. Orsik seem to still be an Eldritch Knight in his application
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Seekr34. Orsik seem to still be an Eldritch Knight in his application
Really?? Must forgot to change it. doing it now!

Ok, done
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Another option for a connection is i could be Orsik's newfound apprentice.
Also I added a picture of Lizzy's version of a dwarf for disguise self if needed.
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hmm, that could work.
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I suspect that I'm overdoing it for an application. However, I'm having a great time fleshing out the character and delving into the rich world you've created. Feel free to set a word/paragraph limit on my application and I'll move the overflow into a Google Doc somewhere.

More Questions/Assumptions
  • How big are Clans? Does my concept of Guild overlap with Clan? I'm assuming all the Dwarves in one location (e.g., Lawton) would be a single Clan.
  • Dwarven House Structure. I'm assuming that with one woman and 10-15 Men, Dwarves form Group (one female, multiple males) Households.
  • Guilds - I've inserted the concept of 'Guilds' - part commercial organization and part extended family.
  • Firearms. There's a one-liner about Artificers having proficiency with Firearms. We can discuss the details during character creation, but I'd like to mix firearms into Jal's character.
  • Sub-Class. I'm debating between Armorer and Artilerist for Sub-Class.

Dwarven Social Structures
  • Tribe (race) - Graleni
  • Clan - ???
  • Guild - Battleforged
  • Household - single Dwarven female and husbands, children, male servants

Characters
  • Jalatin (Jal) - the main protagonist
  • Siduna - Jalatin's mother, head of Guild Battleforged
  • Nondraehilda - Jalatin's twin sister; heir apparent to Battleforged

Jalatin(s) Backstory

Siduna was past her child-birthing years. However, the Thunder Blessing gave her the nickname - thrice-blessed. She was blessed to give birth again, she was blessed with twins, and she was blessed with a daughter. Siduna tried to ensure that both her newborns were loved and treated equally. The reality was that much of the attention was showered upon the daughter - Nondraehilda or Hilda. So, Jalatin (Jal) was frequently in the background as the adults bombarded Hilda with attention.

No one was sure what mixture of nature and nurture caused it, but the two children - Hilda and Jal - embraced the situation. Hilda was an extrovert, engaging with people, while Jal was an introvert. Far more interested in things than people. Their testing at age eight gave proof of their diverse natures. Hilda was sent to be trained as a clerk and merchant, destined to take over Guild Battleforged. Jal's test revealed that he had a talent for artificing. He was sent off to be trained as an Artificer.

The twins completed their training and returned to their mother's guild for more training. Hilda fit well into Dwarven society at Lawton. She had multiple Dwarven suitors and was heir designate to Battleforged. In contrast, Jal did not fit in well with Dwarven society. Jal had a natural bent for creativity and invention that was at odds with the traditionalists. Jal was fascinated with the new and different - weapons, armor, and tactics. In particular, firearms captivated Jal.

The first battle of Lawton was a traumatic event for Jal and all Dwarves. Jal was part of the Lawton Militia, and while not initially a combatant, he was pressed into combat as the battle became dire. Additionally, Jal lost multiple parents and siblings in the battle.

Jal did not join Balen's Clan or the eventual crusade. He stayed at Lawton, but scarred by the events of the first battle, Jal threw himself into his work - finding magic and technology to make Dwarves more effective in combat.

War returned to Jal at Lawson Vale again as the Crusade and its allies met the Warragh. The battle was dominated by the colossal construct created by the Warragh and only destroyed by Balen and Raven. While most were terrified of the Construct, Jal was fascinated by the construct. He has spent the past ten years researching and acquiring parts.

After the battle of Lawton Vale, Jal scavenged the ruins of the giant construct for insights into how to create one and parts that might aid in crafting a construct. Jal completed constructing a smaller construct - Sidroki (Sid) Steel forged. However, Jal has realized that his latest creation needs to be tempered in the fires of conflict.

Sidroki's Backstory
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Clans vary from 200 to a few thousand in total. Lawton has 5 resident clans one of which is Goliath and a total population around 8000. Guilds exist. The Masons Guild is the largest with members in all clans. They are cross Clan organisations like churches.

The Battleforged are more likely to be major family within Lawton who are powerful within the Clan [leader is an Elder] and also within the Armourers Guild. Hope that helps but it does not materially change the background you have worked up.
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Jalatin and Sidroki are ready for review here
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I won't have time and energy for this game, unfortunately.
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Just wanted to mention lizzy is still here. I assume her backstory was good enough. However the build does not require Kobald (its custom lineage) so if you want a gloomstaker but would rather a dwarf im willing to work on it.
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