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Game NameDragon Storm Rising
Game SystemDnD 5e
ThemeForgotten Realms
FlavourMelee and Mystery - Dungeon Crawls and Dragon Thralls
Plot SummaryYou are thrust into an unfolding epic story that quite literally begins after a Dragon and its allies attacked a town.

This adventure, "Hoard of the Dragon Queen". is the first series of adventures in the greater Campaign of Tyranny of Dragons. It takes place against the backdrop of The Cult of the Dragon seeking out and collecting the five dragon masks, and of Severin’s efforts to assemble a treasure hoard worthy of Tiamat. This search for treasure has seen the cult unleash raids across the North of Faerûn, devastating the communities of the Sword Coast and drawing the attention of you, the adventurers.


The HookThese are a series of adventures that will bring your character from level 3, to 6 and greater.

It is set in the Forgotten Realms on Faerûn’s western shore—the Sword Coast. A thin strip of civilization stretches down this coast, where widely spaced cities are arranged like beads on a string. A combination of roads and wagon tracks loosely connect the cities that stretch from Luskan in the north to Calimport in the south, passing through Neverwinter, Waterdeep, Baldur’s Gate, and other great ports along the way.

Your adventure will begin in the town of Greenest, just after the town was hit by Raiders from the Cult of the Dragon. Greenest was founded by the halfling Dharva Scatterheart, a rogue who fancied herself the queen of the Greenfields. Scatterheart passed away without ever achieving that level of eminence, but her town grew into a thriving community. Its success isn’t surprising, since Greenest is the only town of any size astride the Uldoon Trail, the most direct road between the eastern cities of the Dragon Coast, Cormyr, and Sembia with the Coast Way running south to the great cities of Amn, Tethyr, and far Calimshan. The trade caravans that pass through Greenest bring gold to the town’s merchants and craftsfolk, and Governor Nighthill runs the town at the behest of the inhabitants.
As an adventurer, you might be on the road from one town to another or returning to your home after a trip away. Alternatively, you could be accompanying a merchant or wealthy traveler as a bodyguard. Many restless young people of Faerûn have had their first taste of travel and adventure as caravan guards.




Game Mechanics
How many Players are you looking for?
2 Replacements - A Fighter Type (Ranger/Fighter/Barbarian/Monk), formidable Melee and/or Ranged weapon combatant, and A Rogue that has decent stealth and Thieving skills.

What is the characters' starting level?
Level 3

What Races are allowed?
Any in the Approved Books.

How much gold or other starting funds will the characters begin with?
Per PHB for Class and Background

Are there any particular character “things that you want... or do not want?
No evil or true neutral alignments.

Is a character background/History required? Are you looking for anything in particular?
Yes. See Below.
 


Are your Players restricted to particular rule books and supplements?
Yes. These are the books that are allowed.
-Player’s Handbook
-Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
-Xanathar's Guide to Everything
-Tasha's Cauldron
**Item of Note - If there is a good reason for it, I may allow one "indulgence" for your character. What I mean by that is this: If you would like to pull something from another source to use for your character (not a whole theme, Class, or Archtype, mind you), then I may allow it. It probably won't be 'Carte Blanche', meaning there will probably still be some kind of restriction or limit, but I may allow it if you make a good argument.
The Application - Character Submission:

No "Lone Wolf" Mentality Characters please

Character Name:
Race:
Class:
Description:
Personality:
Background:
  • Trait 1:
    Trait 2:
    Ideal:
    Bond:
    Flaw:

Character History: Limit to Forgotten Realms please

Character Sheet: Create a sheet and post a link to it in your App. Reminder - no rolling in this thread. MAKE ALL ROLLS HERE.

Game Posting Requirements:
Once per week. Faster if player posting rate dictates this.
DM reserves the right to "ghost" a character if 7 days have passed without a player posting since last DM "update" post.
As for content, at least a decent paragraph in a post would be appreciated. Yes, sometimes combat can’t be too meaty, but it can be “descriptive!” But c’mon folks, we’re writing a story, and adventure together. Let’s have fun out there!

Character Generation Method
-27 Point Buy.
Instead of doing the 27 point buy, you can go for broke and use the 4d6kh3 method rerolling any "kept" 1s. In the event your rolls are less than the 27 point buy, you may give up your allotted magic item(s) and take the 27 point buy.
Additional Equipment: 1 Uncommon magic item, or two Common magic items. Your choice.

HP is Max at 1st Level.

About me the DM
I have been on the site for several years, taking a hiatus at one point, and even a break once when the RL Dragon tried to take me offline. My style is collaborative, with DM and players alike policing the rules. I'll have the final ruling just so the crazies (other than me) aren't running the asylum, but I am somewhat new to 5E, (just over 2 years), so on that front I'm green. Overall, this is meant to be a good time and good distraction from RL, so I hope you find it the same way.

Lastly
No Die Rolling in this thread according to Site Rules. MAKE ALL ROLLS HERE.

Application Deadline
April 13th, 10 PM CST

Application List Thus Far
CHARACTER
CLASS
RACE
PLAYER
APPLICATION COMPLETED
Lloyd Littledew Rune Knight Fighter Stout Halfling JustcallmeArby No
Thim Argith Ranger Archer (Gloom Stalker) Human (Variant) JaredSyn Yes
Sgt. Hammer Paladin Half-Orc triedtherest Yes
Le-iola Rogue Half-elf GeneT Yes
Umberathoth (aka Umbero) Monk Human Variant emanb29 Yes
Zephyr Rogue Air Genasi PalladiaMors Yes
Tor'Lok Barbarian Half-Orc Jrod Yes
Ehren Briarwood Rogue/Barbarian Halfling Alemar Yes
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Is it JUST those Classes mentioned, or can I apply with an Oath of Conquest Paladin?
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Lloyd Littledew of House Tol-Len
Character Name: Lloyd Littledew
Race: Stout Halfling
Class: Rune Knight Fighter
Description: wip
Image: I’ll draw it later.
Personality: Wip

Background infoBackground: Noble (knight variant if possible)
Trait 1: I take great pains to always look my best and follow the latest fashions
Trait 2: If you do me an injury, I will crush you, ruin your name, and salt your fields, or at least be very audible about it.
Ideal: Respect. Respect is due to me because of my position, but all people regardless of station deserve to be treated with dignity. (Good)
Bond: I am in love with the heir of a family that my family despises.
Flaw: By my words and actions, I often bring shame to my family.


Character History: WIP

Character Sheet: WIP



@Drachenspirit so I basically have 3 questions before I add more details to the app.
  • Firstly is Rune Knight allowed, my character changing size is something I probably want to check with you before deciding.
  • Secondly is the knight variant allowed. Retainers might be a hassle, so also asking there. Actually I might take the dragon scholar feature since I plan to use the “grandfather was dragon slayer” backstory thing. Still unsure so I leave the question crossed out.
  • Will I be allowed to do the Tasha’s variant origin and swap the halfling dex bonus with strength or will I not be able to? I am fine either way but no harm in asking right?

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@DM- does a hexblade fit the melee build requirements?
Can you tell us the make up of the current party we would be joining?
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Out of curiosity why not true Neutral? And in that case why Chaotic Neutral? Just curious how you see those.
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Is it JUST those Classes mentioned, or can I apply with an Oath of Conquest Paladin?
Paladin will work just as long as it's not one of those that leans away from fighting.

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@DM- does a hexblade fit the melee build requirements?
Can you tell us the make up of the current party we would be joining?
A hexblade might.
Current party is a combination of the remnants of two groups that started out in different game threads, but running the same game. With player loss, I combined the two groups. The result is that the current party is comprised of two Wizards (who are quite different in every aspect), a War Domain Cleric, and a Paladin of Devotion. Come to think of it, we kind of need a rogue now too. I'll update the app to reflect this.

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Out of curiosity why not true Neutral? And in that case why Chaotic Neutral? Just curious how you see those.
True Neutral characters tend to be more 'Lone Wolf' types, and I personally have never seen a character that was True Neutral; not saying it's not possible, but it is hard to play, and in this Campaign, won't be the added glue to keep the group together.
As for Chaotic Neutral, it is an often overlooked Alignment to play, imho. It is supposed to represent true freedom from both society's restrictions and a do-gooder's zeal, but the chaotic part of it means one could just as easily flip to be of the mindset to eliminate all authority, harmony, and order in a game. For this Tyranny of Dragons Campaign, this alignment could work. Although they would not intentionally disrupt an organization as part of a campaign of anarchy, they could be motivated by good with a desire to liberate others, or evil with a desire to make those different from themselves suffer. Either of these motivations could have a CN character stay on the trail of the Cult until the end (whatever that turns out to be.) All this is, of course, my own humble opinion.
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@Drachenspirit so I basically have 3 questions before I add more details to the app.
  • Firstly is Rune Knight allowed, my character changing size is something I probably want to check with you before deciding.
  • I don't see why not. As long as it's within the ruleset for it, I'm good with it.
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  • Secondly is the knight variant allowed. Retainers might be a hassle, so also asking there. Actually I might take the dragon scholar feature since I plan to use the “grandfather was dragon slayer” backstory thing. Still unsure so I leave the question crossed out.
  • At level 3, I'm going to say no to retainers for this adventure. Maybe adding them after another level or two if you so desire.
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  • Will I be allowed to do the Tasha’s variant origin and swap the halfling dex bonus with strength or will I not be able to? I am fine either way but no harm in asking right?
Yes, the swap is fine.
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Name: Thim Argith <------------------ Character Sheet
Profession: Scout/Hunter
Race: Human (Variant)
Class: Ranger Archer (Gloom Stalker)
Age: 19
Alignment: NG

Description
H: 5'10, W: 178 lbs, Eyes: Emerald, Hair: Brown
Thim ia average looking young man with the exception of his striking green eyes. He has a lithe build but does not seem overly muscular. He generally wears darker colored clothing that allows him to blend into the shadows or hide from others sight. He keeps his hair short and his face clean shaven. His back is scarred from the lashings received at the hands of his cruel masters.

Personality
Thim grew up as a slave as a result he is not overly trusting of other people at first. It was a difficult life living in the underdark born into slavery only for his mother to die a few years later. While not quick to trust he is friendly towards others. He is a firm believer though of people earning his trust. More than once as a child he was betrayed by other slaves when trying to escape the drow clutches. What has been missing from his entire life is a family, or a semblance of one. Even he does not realize fully yet that it one of hte most important things to him. Having never had anyone he could truly trust, becoming a part of a group and making lasting friends or relationships is important to him. To feel like he belongs to something or someone.
Character History
Thim has never had an easy life born into slavery to the Drow deep underground. He was only a small child when his mother passed away and he was left along to serve his drow masters needs. Fortunately for Thim, he worked in the drow household so his tasks were not overly difficult. Still the life of a slave was not an easy one. He did manage though to make friends with one of the young drow masters a male named Caliphan. Caliphan loved to explore and often took Thim with him as his servant while away carrying gear and doing menial tasks.

Unbeknownst to Claiphan Thim was watching everything he did learning how to move silently and hide in the darkness of the underdark, from others that might not be kind to them. Over the years Thim was patient and waited for his chance, his first escape attempt coming after learning from Caliphan of a way to the surface having gone with him. Thim was barely away from the house when he was caught, his attempt earning him lashes across his back and his removal from service in the household instead sent to the mines. It was only some time later he learned that he had been betrayed by another slave seeking favor from their masters.

Thim was determined though and made another chance a year later, he managed to get farther this time before once more being captured, facing the mistress wrath in person this time, he was lashed and beaten into unconsciousness. When he woke he was back in the mines. It had been nearly a week since his beating. The beatings and lashings only made Thim wish to escape even more. So he carefully plotted his escape telling no one of his plans. One evening before they would to retire Thim made his move using his pick axe to strike down the guard stealing his gear and running off into the night.

Thim knew his route and took it quickly managing to escape into the night and to the surface. From that day forward Thim made it his lifes purpose to rid the world of the evil drow. Dedicating his continued training to improving the skills he had learned from Caliphan. Ever since he has worked as a Scout and Hunter. Taking forays here and there into the underdark to deal with its evil denizens.
Background Info
Bond Leosin Erlanthar, a wandering monk, once saved your life. He’s sent urgent word for you to meet him in a small town called Greenest. Looks like it’s time to pay off that debt.
Background
Urchin (Acrobatics, Sleight of Hand,)

Traits
I bluntly say what other people are hinting at or hiding.
I eat like a pig and have bad manners.

Ideal
People. I help the people who help me — that’s what keeps us alive. (Neutral)

Bond
No one else should have to endure the hardships I’ve been through.

Flaws
I will never fully trust anyone other than myself.

Skills
Athletics, Perception, Stealth, Survival, (human variant)

Feats
Crossbow Expert




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