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Old Dec 20th, 2021, 04:23 AM
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Strixhaven is totally new to me, so I'd love to play. Need to mull over character ideas, though.
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@Savoylen. My application is complete.
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I'm struggling with my application, tossing alot of ideas around. The stats I rolled up make it hard for me to build a character around.
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Old Dec 20th, 2021, 11:05 AM
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@Hal one suggestion is druid with a race that get +wis, since you had one decent ability roll you could amp up Wis. Once Druids get wild shape, low physical stats don't matter as much. You get Wild Shape at level 2.

That said, others look like they rolled similar to you, and anyway the DM ad seems to imply a strong emphasis on roleplay. So maybe optimal stats isn't a prime consideration?
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Old Dec 20th, 2021, 11:22 AM
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Thank you, Yoshimi. That helps more than you know. I like my roleplay but I like to play a character convincingly lined up with their stats. It's all just pieces of a puzzle that I put together.
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Strixhaven is totally new to me, so I'd love to play. Need to mull over character ideas, though.
Sounds great... looking forward to see what you decide!

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@Savoylen. My application is complete.
Nice... I've got you marked COMPLETED
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I'm struggling with my application, tossing alot of ideas around. The stats I rolled up make it hard for me to build a character around.
There're no hurries... you're getting good advice I see.
If it helps, I'll pick up interesting and flawed (mechanically) characters way before nicely optimized ones. They make for more interesting stories IMHO.

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Name: Auberon leafweave
Race: High Elf
Class: Druid - Witherbloom
Background: Urchin


Appearance:
Auberon is a high elf who has leaned into his primitive and naturalistic ways, resembling much of his wood elf brethren. He is ruggedly gorgeous in the eyes of men and women. A fit physique that airs on the lean side makes the base of his canvas. He has sensual, frosty blue eyes. A chiseled jaw line encased by scruffy, mid length facial hair. He has unkempt hair featuring dreadlocks, braids and loose hair combined. It’s unconventional, but subtly unique and enticing.

Personality:
Auberon is summed up within one word; Flirt. He is knowingly seductive. Commonly a manipulator, and on frequent occasion, a liar. Although he does so with purest of self righteous Intentions. He is a Passionate and daring individual, often for the attention of beautiful women. A Casanova of the class room one might call him. He does not care to instil harm upon others, but he does care to get his way. Sometimes the latter outweighing the former.


Prologue

Auberons mother was the designated protector of an elf princess. A guardian born and raised to Solemnly serve the royal family at all costs. They grew together from childhood, instilling trust, loyalty abd friendship in one another. She was many things more than her royal highness however. More beautiful, more skilled, more intelligent. Yet still she always stayed in the background, never impeding on the princesses light.

As the years went on The royal princess learned she could not conceive. Her husband, another elf royalty, and herself were devastated. She begged each day to each and every fey god to grant her that in which she so desired. But they never came good on her plea.

One nigh a beautiful elf man appeared into the royal sanctuary and took bed with the guardian women, for her beauty was purely divine. They made love and she became pregnant with his bastard child.

When word got out of what transpired, the Elf guardian was cast out and exiled out of jealousy. Never to return to their kingdom.

The mother begged the gods to intervene and help raise her son. Provide them with wealth. Provide them with prosperity. To provide them with a chance in hell of survival. But they never answered.

Some years later a mysterious letter lands on his mother’s doorstep. The god, father had made it possible for his Demi god son to gain entrance to strixhaven. It was unclear how or why, but Auberons mother guessed their might have been some type of divine intervention.


Growing pains

Growing up in poverty in a kingdom not your own would be rough on anyone. More so on an Elven boy living in a humans world. Their was others like him, but they too grew up defending themselves in the same way he did. Dealing with the prejudice of not only having pointy ears, but being a poor street rat to boot.

His mother raised him well. Taught him to use his skills for good and not to hurt anyone, no matter how much he wanted to. She taught him to be thrifty, resilient and resourceful. He was able to evade a life of crime with his mothers tutelage, but barely.

As he grew older his skill set changed as did his body. He became a handsome young man who knew it. He used flattery where he once housed deception. Affection took the place of persuasion and desire and passion took over the rest of his unlawful skills.

Jeuvinile troubles seemed to catch up with Auberon though. He started to see himself In front of local authorities more often than one would appreciate. His lies started to catch up with him as disgruntled husbands, unsavoury business men and all walks of corrupt persons became all to familiar with Auberons name. It was at this time the crossroads of life seemed most prevalent. A mysterious golden letter embalmed with a emerald green leaf ended up on his mother’s doorstep titled “Strixhaven”




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Attributes: Str 9, Dex 16, Con 14, Wis 17, Int 11, Cha 12
 


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I'm struggling with my application, tossing alot of ideas around. The stats I rolled up make it hard for me to build a character around.
My rolls were similar, all 10-12 except one which I built around. As long as you have one, it will work, though low Constitution isn't good for a fighter. And, of course, I picked a background which fits the lack of great stats.

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Posting interest. Are the Strixhaven backgrounds fair game as long as the intended school is declared in the application?
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Posting interest. Are the Strixhaven backgrounds fair game as long as the intended school is declared in the application?
Awesome - great to have you in the mix!!

You may use the Strixhaven backgrounds as part of your College declaration with the understanding that your character has only 'heard' of Strixhaven - not been there. There may be some very real and important differences between what they have 'heard' or been told about the University and the experience they will have.

I hope that helps! - Savy
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I have a character concept in mind now, but I was wondering - are the Plane Shift supplements okay with you? Given the setting, I thought a character born out of one of them would fit nicely.
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I have a character concept in mind now, but I was wondering - are the Plane Shift supplements okay with you? Given the setting, I thought a character born out of one of them would fit nicely.
I'm nor familiar with all of those but if their official cannon and not UA, its OK with me. It will be fun to see what you come up with!

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