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Old Feb 15th, 2024, 01:22 PM
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I have been interested in checking out the Eberron setting for some time and did a bit of research while coming up with this character concept. That said, still a bit of an Eberron noob so if you see any glaring errors or contradictions please let me know.

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Name: Seeker Bhastyan Torryn
Race: Human (variant)
Class: Warlock/Undying (Blood of Vol) – Pact of the Blade
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Background: Marine
Personality Traits(2): 1. I speak rarely but mean every word I say. 2. I am dependable.
Ideal: Perseverance – No injury or obstacle can turn me from my goal of achieving true immortality. (Any)
Bond: I strive to be the example of the power of the Divinity Within to those who have settled for relying on divine beings for aid.
Flaw: My intensity can drive others away.
Backstory: Raised in a devout family, Bhas was taught to meditate on the Divinity Within from an early age but it wasn’t until his military career took a dark turn that he found his spark – or it found him.
Bhas was the third son of a fairly successful family of ranchers on the plains of Karrnath – nestled among the foothills of the Ironroot Mountains. By family tradition his eldest brother stood to inherit the family holdings after his two years of compulsory service, and the second son – also by tradition – was sent to be an acolyte at a nearby Seeker chapel following his two years. This meant that any subsequent male children must find their own way in the world, which for most meant military or civil service.
Bhas had no talent for civil duties, and no patience for them, so sought to make his name in the service. Karrnath had a long military tradition, which meant that it was often difficult to stand out. Fortunately Bhas was a skilled warrior and soon rose past the rank and file, earning him the rank of sergeant and a transfer to a newly formed marine unit. Unfortunately the officer in charge of their unit, a cocky nobleman, was big on attitude and low on tactical know-how. Since the end of the war Karrnath’s naval forces had been tasked primarily with patrol and suppression of piracy. Every ship of the line holds a contingent of marines as boarding was a common tactic. In their first skirmish with piracy Bhas’s lieutenant instructed them to board and seize the pirate ship even as it was breaking away, thus stranding Bhas and a few of his fellow marines on board. They managed to make it into the hold where they fought a last stand. Bhas was injured and slipped into the bilge.
Upon awakening Bhas was forced to survive on brackish water and rats for days. He suffered from fever brought on by infection. During this time he spent many hours in contemplation of the Divinity Within, and in his desperation he finally seemed to find his spark. It lent him not only the strength to survive but helped him to free the pirate’s slaves and lead them in a revolt – a feat that would not have been accomplishable aboard one of Karrnath’s galleys due to their use of undead for oarsmen. Upon returning to Karrnath with the seized ship it was only to discover that his incompetent lieutenant would be awarded the credit for the capture.
After decking the young officer Bhas found himself drummed out of the military – his accomplishment the only thing that that spared him from summary execution. This suited Bhas fine as his divine spark seemed to be calling him in another direction. With the funds from his discharge he took a lightning rail to Sharn, the City of Towers, and a fresh start.
RP Sample: Bhas had been in the city for a few days, trying to make contacts that could lead him to gainful employment possibly as a mercenary or an adventurer. His divine spark seemed to have been kindled under duress, and it was through duress and study that Bhas believed it would continue to grow – eventually leading him closer to immortality. As he wandered the shadowy backstreets on his way to the cheap inn he was staying at, Bhas heard the sounds of screaming and detected a dim green glow from around the next bend. Clutching his spear, he dashed forward and peered cautiously around the corner. The scene that greeted him was like nothing he had seen before. Glowing green webbing seemed to have spewed forth subduing, or possibly killing several people. As he struggled to make sense of the scene he heard a voice.
”Help me”
Turning, Bhas finds a soldier standing near the mouth of an alley. Taking a step towards the man he addresses him. ”Are you alright? Do you know what happened here?”
The soldier is armed so Bhas steps closer with caution, his own spear at the ready. The man spoke again.
”Help me.”
There was something off about the voice, but he couldn’t put his finger on it. It was only then that Bhas detected a strange blue glow to his eyes. Then he noticed the odd little creature behind the man. It was like no creature he had ever seen before but he couldn’t help but feel it had something to do with the soldier’s weird response and glowing eyes. And there was every possibility it had something to do with the scene behind him as well. ”And just who is it needing my help here? You, or that strange looking goblin behind you?”

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not a problem, i'm being pretty loose with the setting
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Silvia Sterling
Race: Human
Class: Hexblade / Paladin
Alignment: Lawful Good
Homeland: Thrane, Flamekeep
Background: Acolyte of the Silver Flame

At a Glance: Silvia is an optimistic young woman with strong beliefs and a fiery passion. She has been ostracized by the church for her claims that she hears the "voice within the flame."

Personality Trait: I'm always polite and respectful.
Personality Trait: I see omens in every event and action. The flame tries to speak to us, we just need to listen.
Ideal: Faith. I trust that my deity will guide my actions. I have confidence that if I follow my heart, things will go well.
Bond: Though I have been excommunicated by the church, I am loyal to the sovereign.
Flaw: I have a high opinion of myself and my ego sometimes gets the best of me.
Flaw: I am devoted to the flame, ignorant and somewhat intolerant of other cultures and beliefs.


HistoryBackstory:
  • Silvia grew up in Thrane, just outside of Candlekeep. The youngest of three sibling her family was well-off and devoted to the church.
  • As a teenager Silvia claimed to hear the "voice" of the flame. Being a religious family the Sterlings worried that the church would frown upon such behavior and had Silvia keep her so called divinity a secret. She did however travel to Flamekeep and study as an acolyte.
  • Not long ago the voice began to make itself heard again. Silvia was convinced that her family was in great danger. However when she tried to tell the priests of her visions she was chastised and ostracized.
  • Knowing that she was on her own Silvia took drastic measures... she stole a sword and armor and rode for home.
    Only to find them all missing with no signs of why or how they disappeared.
  • All alone and unable to return to the temple Silvia has been travelling the continent searching for clues and doing her best to fight for her beliefs.

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three players were called for and three players have answered, and so three players have been accepted. you can find the game here, but please refrain from posting in the game thread. i will be introducing you in a new game thread i will post sunday
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Is there a place I can roll my stats, Class doesn't matter so much but It helps if I know what kind of stats I can use.
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Ooh, what a cool concept! Definitely interested!
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Can we use Xanathar's Guide and/or Volo's Guide for races/subclasses, or are we just doing PHB?
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