Steelight Sage of the Realms Karma: 44/9 1024 Posts
Realms of Twilight Demo Adventure
Alright. I have two Realms of Twilight adventures going, and though they have slowed down a bit (in fact I'm analyzing whether or not to invite more players in one of them) I've decided to investigate a third.
This would be a bit different than the ones I have so far. I have written a demo adventure for my Realms of Twilight Campaign Setting that I will be running at a local game store at the end of October. The adventure isn't too long but I think it does an acceptable job showing some of the more unique aspects of my world.
There is room for 4-6 characters. These are pre-generated characters so it'll be first come first serve. And we will be using the Pathfinder rule set (as I tend to favor that over other systems since my world was written for it).
The general premise is that you are a team of mercenaries that, from time to time, picks up a job from the Illurian military (the laergest empire on the continent of Kesuril). You have performed remarkably well in the past and have now been contacted once again for your services. As of yet you don't know what it is they want you to do, but it must be something that takes a certain amount of discretion, since the powerful Illurian military is calling for outside assistance.
The characters are all 5th level and are as follows:
A Valshari Cleric of Steelight Shadowborne:
The valshari are descended from drow, but differ greatly in both personality and abilities. Steelight Shadowborne, also known as The Dark Father, is the primary god of the Illurian Pantheon. The whole of the empire is ruled primarily by his church and their servants. The people are accepting of this and the vast majority even embrace the religion (for various reasons). These clerics tend to be the leaders of military units and the like, though that isn't necessarily the case here.
A Human Monk:
Focused mostly on maneuvers (like trips and disarms) and just generally looking cool beating things with improvised weapons (using the Cath Off-Guard feat).
A Half-Elf Summoner (from the Advanced Players Guide):
He can cast lots of monster summoning spells (that last for minutes instead of rounds) and summon an eidolon... in this case a medium-sized, serpentine creature with a bite, a tail slap, and a tendency towards more "shocking" effects.
A Gnome Rogue:
Hey, I had to have someone more or less normal didn't I? He was once a burglar, and did time in an Illurian prison because of it. Now he pursues slightly more honest work.
A Scythe-wielding Half-Orc Fighter:
Big, strong guy with a scythe for reaping the lives of his enemies. Any questions? He is designed to be particularly good with 2-handed weapons (thanks to some of the options in the Advanced Player's Guide).
A Valshari Wizard:
Yes his known spells have already been selected. He is specialized int he holy art of Necromancy (seen with great respect by Illurian society, and used generally for the greater good) and has Illusion as his Forbidden School. He has a raven familiar that he usually gets along with rather well. But the creature can have a rather sharp wit and offer the occassional snide comment every now and again.
I will not lie, this adventure is designed to be an advertisement for my world, my book, and my publishing company. I'm hoping that if anyone likes what I've done they will make a purchase. But more than that, I think it will be fun (and challenging) to play through. It will introduce the players (and anyone reading along with us) to some of the original aspects of my world, and challenge the survival instincts of everyone involved at the same time.
The adventure is relatively short, though it will likely take a few months to get through the way PbP tends to work. I do ask for players who are serious about this. As many of you know I require understandable posts and if you commit to starting the game, you must finish it, or die trying (which will make the remainder of the adventure rather difficult for those that remain). I completely understand if RL takes over, but I do ask that you let me know if this is the case so i can plan around it.
One other note, this will eventually be a published adventure by Silver Crescent Publishing. So if you like it, keep that in mind.
Posted on 2010-09-18 at 16:40:34.
Edited on 2010-09-19 at 19:53:34 by Steelight
Steelight Sage of the Realms Karma: 44/9 1024 Posts
Doing well... 2 more to go.
Alright, that's four. I would still like to enlist a summoner and the cleric.
The pathfinder srd has most of what you need to know. If you come up with any questions about the system or my world in particular that I don't address in my descriptions and such, don't hesitate to ask either in the Q&A thread (which I will establish when the game starts) or in a PM to me.
I'm not sure I have time for another game, as I am currently part of the delay in several games going on right now, but the summoner sounds amazingly fun for someone who's favorite Final Fantasy character is one Rydia of FFIV fame. But, if you don't mind putting up with my delays in yet another game I'm willing to give it a shot if the spot hasn't been claimed while I type this.
Out of curiosity, where might I find more information on the class?