Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Ailyn » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:09 pm

Another to add to the list of character ideas I will probably never get to. A kara-turan aasimar priest who chooses to follow Lathander, due to her clan revolving around fire and healing in her home land. This idea though, not even sure how to do it, as she would use a katana(two handed of course, no exotic weapon prof) and wear no armour, being more of the Shugenja out of Oriental Adventures. With the way the game is setup, she would not be able to use many of the spells I was looking at overly frequent due to being domains, and lack of armour, a shield, or a fighters dodge/parry means getting hit very frequently, leading to a character that would have trouble standing up to much herself.

Anyways, since this subject was dormant, I thought I would revive it, see what other sorts of ideas many might of come up with.
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Yemin » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:00 pm

She could still be decent i think. A high dex / str / wisdom build, with the priest's spell list and a couple of magical items to sure up her AC.

I'm not sure what restrictions on spells a Shujen has though. Could she not use shield of faith plus shield / armor potions and then either a high dex to dodge, or a high con plus heal spell to ake it through?

My cleric also gets hit by even goblins but she's usually still pretty strong
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Ailyn » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:14 pm

Sure, I could make her rely heavily on potions for A.c., extend shield of faith, things like that. It would be easier being paired with a fighter type who could rescue her, but yeah, unarmoured fighting without dodge/parry just sounds like a bad idea. :P Maybe if I can work out some kinks, I may actually use it.
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Harroghty » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:42 pm

A LE human fighter who takes his enmity toward elves to the level of hunting and killing them. There are plenty (not enough) humans who hate orcs or whatever else, good vs. evil. It would be novel to flip the script and have an evil human vs. a typically "good" race. (Though, let's be honest, the only good elf is a dead elf.)
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Yemin » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:44 pm

Gasp Harroghty, Gasp.
I trained up double-edged bananas because the uber-plantain of doom I scored from the beehive quest was the best weapon in the game. Now it's being treated like a bug and they have gimped its damage! That's not fair! My character is ruined!
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Alinor » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:21 pm

Bring it! (Just build that LE fighter to be really sub-optimal, please) :wink:
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Ailyn » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:35 pm

It's Harroghty, there is no sub-optimal. It will be a villain of villains.

Though, that idea is quite an interesting twist. Maybe start up of his own evil organization that kills elves and those who share that blood, for no reason other than showing humans are superior. *cough cough*
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Diritas » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:15 pm

*cough*
His intended genocide has uh.. come to a halt. Times, they are a-changing. Aramil could tell you about how he used to rant about those evil fairlings dragging men off into the woods to murder them.
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Larethiel » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:31 am

A LE human fighter who takes his enmity toward elves to the level of hunting and killing them.



Pffffrrrrrrrt.

a moon elf or sun elf rogue/mage being one of the Knaves of the Missing Page
an ancient sun elven priest of Labelas Enoreth
a moon elven priest mystic of Sehanine Moonbow focusing on mystic and obscure things
a moon elven Silent Rain mercenary fighter focusing on archery
a sun elven high mage, bc awesome
Wir stolze Menschenkinder
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Und wissen gar nicht viel,
Wir spinnen Luftgespinste
Und suchen viele Künste
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Jarngron » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:00 pm

Kheti Satha-Shemsu
- A figure taken from the "Papyrus of the Undying," inspired by Chapter 17 - the "Hymn of Servitude to the Serpent Seta."
More fire elemental than man, Kheti worships primordial fire, and employs it as a witch or sorcerer.
Goals: Silent Spell, Still Spell, Twin Spell, Empower Spell
Likes: Arson
Dislikes: Inaction, Co-Dependence, Temples

No more an ember or match-head than an Efreet, the shape of a human wreathed in fire the color of burning blood hovers slightly to avoid burning the ground with its hoofs. About its head, a brighter ball of orange resembling hair wavers between a blazing crescent, its fingers licking outward like the nocks of antlers. Its body is a conflagration of white and blue with edges piqued like the colors of a tequila sunrise.


Since this character could set things on fire by touching them, it's probably for the best I don't play them - yet.


Here is a translation of the chapter that inspires this character -

"Withdraw Thy Phallus Baboui, open the Gates of the Dust
For I am Burning in Aataakhu, chains bind me, flames encircle me
And burn my flesh open
For Me the Gates Shall Open, over the Fire of the Spirit
The Breath Drawn by the Gods, arise Apophis Return
That I Might Return, borne by the Flame
Drawn by the Gods Who Clear the Way, that I Might Pass
The Gods Which Sprang from the Drops of Blood, which Dripped From
The Phallus of Set, that I might be Reborn
For I am Khetti Satha Shemsu, Seneh Nekai
And Will Become Set of a Million Years, Akhu Amenti Hekau
I shed My Burnt Skin and am Renewed"
Cattle die
kinsmen die
all men are mortal.
Words of praise
will never perish
nor a noble name.

- Hávamál
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Mele » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:38 am

I've always wanted to make a good aligned Beshaban who follows because they are petrified of things going wrong/bad. It's super common that followers of Besh follow in fear, but it's translated to fkinese to be people who thrive on making bad luck for others. :)
Beshaba provides.
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Benorf » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:13 am

Non-sequitur, but I just wanted to say how tremendously awesome it is to see you again, Mele!
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Gwain » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:52 am

Conjoined twins but I don’t know how or why
Justice is not neccesarily honourable, it is a tolerable business, in essence you tolerate honour until it impedes justice, then you do what is right.

Spelling is not necessarily correct :)
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Jarngron » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:32 am

I would like to get one out of each of you to make a bandit gang. We'll run around and threaten people with obscure non-masterwork weapons for handfuls of gold, and plan to steal Harroghty's horse.
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all men are mortal.
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Zethanon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:15 am

Jarngron wrote:... and plan to steal Harroghty's horse.


Go big or go home. We want the moustache.
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Mele » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:27 am

You're a sweet thing, Benorf. ;) <3

GWAIN, PLEASE. Do it.
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Re: Character Ideas we'll never get around to

Postby Harroghty » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:49 am

Jarngron wrote:I would like to get one out of each of you to make a bandit gang. We'll run around and threaten people with obscure non-masterwork weapons for handfuls of gold, and plan to steal Harroghty's horse.


It's been done once. Didn't end well.

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