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DM-Tareth's Modified Kingmaker Campaign

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Aliana is up for your perusal. Thanks!

Just wanted to say that I am still interested, I know I never posted my "completed" profile and background, but what I have will have to suffice for now, I have had a really busy week with family in town and what not.

Two options for your perusal:

Kalenir, Paladin of Abadar::
Concept: A fairly standard greatsword-wielding paladin looking to spread the benefits of civilization to the area.
Race: Human
Class/Archetype: Paladin (no archetype) of Abadar (Given the option, he'd use the Code of Conduct below)
Age: 18
At just over 6 feet, Kalen has a strong and sturdy frame. Blond-haired and blue-eyed, with a pleasant (although intent) face, he keeps himself clean shaven, with his hair cut short. When in a civilized place, he dresses well and takes care of his appearance, but is not fanatic about it. On campaign, he is much more relaxed about keeping shaved, but still keeps his equipment meticulously clean and in good repair.

Kalenir is deeply religous, having undergone a full on conversion to the worship of Abadar. He does not, however, proselytize; he believes in conversion by example. Kalenir believes solidly that bringing civilization to the wilds is the best of all possible goals.

In general, Kalenir is fairly easygoing, with the possible exception of his feelings regarding banditry. He believes in process, that when possible criminals should have a trial (even if the outcome is a foregone conclusion), and when it is not, they should be dispatched or shown mercy quickly and without rancor. (Kalenir would not suggest a trial held in the wolderness, though he'd be inclined to give a survivor to speak his piece before rather then just slaying them, and he is not adverse to killing people or creatures in combat if it is the sensible way to do things).

TL;DR: Yes, a paladin, but not a prig incapable of dealing with the idea that other people have other ways of doing things.

Coming from a branch of House Orlovsky (albeit a minor one), Kalenir spent much of his young life under the care of tutors, both martial and intellectual. (Trait: Noble Born-Orlovsky, Feat:Cosmopolitan). A gifted negotiator, he embodied much of the Orlovsky ideals, but always felt a bit out of touch with the rather disorganized state of Brevoys political landscape (Based on the most influential deities of the area, Brevoy seems pretty Chaotic in nature). Were he of lower standing, and less 'city-bred', he may have gravitated towards Erastil, but as it was he spent much of his early life directionless and disaffected.

That all changed during a trip to Restov with his father to perform some court function (he honestly cannot remember what it was...part of some byzantine negotiation for trade rights or some such). While walking through the city, lost in his own thoughts, he became separated from his party, and ended up down a side street, standing in front of a tiny, untenanted and unmaintained shrine to Abadar. Then and there he was struck by an understanding that this was what he lacked...order, and in his heart, he converted at once.

Over the past six months, Kalenir has been embroiled in multiple arguments with his family as they have gently tried to coax him from his foolishness, but he has held fast, absorbing everything he could from what few books were available on Abadar, and seeking out his clerics in the larger cities for instruction. His goal...his calling...has become to bring civilization and order to the untamed wilds of the Stolen Lands.

Code of Conduct:
The code below combines both the Core Paladin code, and that of Ababdar's paladins (from Faiths of Balance):
• I am an agent of civilization, and shall do my utmost to see it spread.
• I shall respect legitimate authority, doing my best to work within the laws of the land. Those laws I disagree with I shall attempt to change in a legitimate fashion.
• I shall act with honor; I shall not lie, nor cheat, nor use poison in the pursuit of my goals
• I shall help those in need, and punish those who harm or threaten innocents.
• I am a protector of the roadways and keep travelers from harm. No matter their destinations or goals, if they are peaceable and legitimate travelers who harm no others on the road, I will ensure that they pass safely.
• Bandits are a plague. Under my will they come to justice. If they will not come willingly before the law, where they can protest for justice in the courts, they will come under the power of my sword.
• Corruption in the courts is the greatest corruption of civilization. Without confidence in justice, citizens cannot believe in their countries, and civilization begins to disappear. I will root out corruption wherever I find it, and if a system is fundamentally flawed, I will work to aid citizens by reforming or replacing it.
• I am an aid to the markets. I ensure equitable trade between merchants and citizens. Theft on either side is intolerable.
• I make opportunities, and teach others to recognize them. When I aid others, I open the way for them, but will not carry them—they must take responsibility for their own advancement.

Kern Therensgart, Transmuter Wizard::
Concept: A martial wizard, bastard of the Surtova house that grew up in Lastwall and has returned to the area.
Race: Human
Class/Archetype: Wizard (Transmuter) with Bonded Staff. Likely to dabble in construct creation as time progresses.
Age: 24
Appearance: Dark-haired, with a military brush cut. Kern is less frail that most wizards, having spent time as a Lastwall Rider.

Personality: (Lawful Neutral). Controlled, rather cold. He has a chip on his shoulder about the Brevoy nobility in general, and the Surtovas in particular. Kern is not a 'people person'. While he is not a bad person per se, he is not particularly compassionate. He'd regret sacrificing one person to save ten, but that probably wouldn't stop him from doing so if it made sense.

History: Kern's mother, Roma Therensgart, was Captain of Horse for House Surtova until approximately 25 years ago, when she suddenly resigned and left Brevoy to travel to Lastwall. Her son, Kern, grew up formally educated with a generous stipend from House Surtova, a stipend that ended the moment he returned to the area. He has spent the last several years as a member of the Lastwall Riders, a border patrol that serves as a first defense and warning from orcish invaders. Kern makes no secret of his implied heritage, nor his anger at having been left unrecognized when he approached the Surtovas in Brevoy. He is in the Stolen Lands now so that he can make a name for himself, and then go back to the Surtovas and metaphorically poke a stick in their eye.

Plenty of frontline full BAB types! I'm looking forward to Kingmaker with a twist.

Frontline types? Speak for yourself! Wouldn't want to mess up my bard's pretty face. :P

Thanks to everyone for your character ideas and submissions, it was very difficult to narrow it down, but in the end I went with the following seven characters.

Tityanna Medvyed – Female, Human, Sorceress
Thad Tanner – Male, Elf, Paladin
Kams Redcloak – Male, Human, Ranger
Zevac the Scarred – Male, Half Orc, Oracle
Stephanus Dominova – Male, Human, Bard
Alaina Do’Erren – Female, Half Elf, Monk
Warren Kingeagle – Male, Human, Druid

I’m stretching the limits with seven PC’s, but hopefully it will work out okay. Those selected please confirm your final characters and feel free to post any questions in the Discussion Thread.

For those who didn’t make it, I’m very sorry. If I end up needing additional or new characters I’ll keep you in mind for future recruitment. In addition, because there was so much interest and so many good characters I may open a second game in a month or so, depending on how much time I have and how this first campaign goes.

Damn, passed over again. WHY HAVE THE GODS FORSAKEN ME!! :)

Let me know if a spot opens up. Have fun guys.

Howdy. I am interested if you decide to run another PbP, as you mentioned in a post.

Good luck with this one!

(Linflass, Strellk)

Recruiting one or two new party members to join our modified Kingmaker campaign.

Character Guidelines

  • Core races ONLY
  • Pathfinder Core Book and Advanced Players Guide ONLY
  • 25 point build (No stat below 8)
  • No evil characters
  • 2 Traits (Traits from Kingmaker Players Guide and/or APG are accepted)
  • 2nd Level. Starting gold is First Level Max+20gp. Starting HP is First Level max plus roll for second level.
  • Ability to post at least once per day
  • RP is encouraged and rewarded

New characters will be selected based on character background and existing party need or potential RP opportunities.

Please note that while the basic premise is the same, many encounters and the overall story line will vary a little (or a lot depending on what happens) from what is presented in the Adventure Path. Kingdom building and running rules will remain the same as those presented in the AP.

Any details on what classes you already have?

Looks like - Barbarian, Ranger, Paladin, Sorcerer/Oracle...or I could be totally off mark.

We have the following already:

Paladin - 2
Ranger - 2
Druid - 2
Monk - 2
Sorceress - 1/Oracle of Life - 1

Anyone mind a Half-Orc Wizard/Rogue crafter who wants to run an intelligence network? Homeland security, keep an eye on miscreats and those practicing the arts.

I think you guys need a bard. I can be that bard. If you're interested. How many of the characters are melee? Just so I know if I should do ranged or melee control.

hitpoint roll1d8 ⇒ 4

The afore mentioned Half-Orc is NG.

The Sorceress/Oracle is prbably stacked on Charisma. Unless she has other plans, we could run the network together.

She provides the PR, he handles the leg/grunt work and they both collaborate on strategy.

Collaboration could also lead to the crafting of divine items as well, if she's not already crafting herself.

Stats look something like this: 13, 18, 9, 17, 12, 8.

Three odd numbers helps the bumps at 4, 8 & 12. With the rogue mix, and high INT, not quite a skill monkey. But, maybe a knowledge hound - local, nobility, arcana, engineering, architect... we need a base of operations.

Could do the trap thing with a Trapsmith Rogue, if needed.

Just ideas.

Level 2 HP, Wizard: 1d6 ⇒ 4

I don't know how many people are going to apply for this but I was definitely considering Half-Orc for my bard. If you want we could be related or connected. I'm down with an inteligence network, perhaps I could flavor it in to my soundstriking. He speaks words of truth that hold great power? I don't know whatever.

If lots of people apply then I can understand not wanting to tie our stories together as it means we both need to be chosen. However if interest is low at this time and it looks like we both might play, it could be a good idea (and easier to introduce us together) if we were already a team.

Happy to work with whomever is willing, so long as DM and existing players feel it helps the game/story.

Two Half-Orcs within the same sphere of influence might be a little intimidating though? Not sure.

I can live with being a bit INTIMIDATING!!

I can also live with switching to human or even half-elf if wanted.

Bard works... people like Bards.

You can gather the information, Human might be best, most of the population will be Human... get the Extra Feat & Skill Points.

Not sure what archetype/personality you were going for (besides intimidating).


I suppose I could go Human, myself if you were stuck on the Half-Orc Bard shtick. What's good for the goose...

I'll switch it up to human tonight. I could definitely use the extra skills and you're right about most people being human. I just need to shuffle some things around.

edit:that was easy actually done. Now to write the backround. is the DM still around? Anywhere I should be from?

Still here. There's no particular area you need to be from. The only requirement is that you've ended up in Brevoy and received a charter to join those already sent into the Greenbelt.

Sorry I'm having trouble with the background. I think I used up all my inspiration for today. I'll work on it more soon. To the DM...when are you looking that start?

Sorry dude I just can't get this guy together. I'm going to bow out. Hopefully this will bump the post though and you'll get some more applicants.

Black Thom by attrition?

I think I may try out either a Cavalier or Alchemist.

Based on the group you have, I think a bard would be of most use, but I'm having trouble picking an archetype. So what do you think the group needs most, a know it all (archivist), an investigator (detective), or a regular bard?

Wolfman: I'm not sure there's a preference among the group. Our previous bard was an Archivist if that helps. I'm sure whatever you feel most comfortable with will work fine.

Black Thom: I just need to see some kind of background story and that should wrap it up.

Here's what I have:

Imon Talis:
Name: Imon Talas
Race: Human
Class: Bard
Gender: male
Size: 6'1” 180lbs
Age: 25
Alignment: Neutral Good
Diety: Abadar
Location: Brevoy
Occupation: Lawman
Languages: Common, Hallit

Str 14 +2
Dex 16 +3
Con 13 +1
Int 12 +1
Wis 10 +0
Cha 16 +3


Imon Talas was born and raised in Restov, and whatever is going on with the future of his country, he cares for little more than Brevoy. His parents had a background in the theater, his mother was a writer, and his father acted, so everyone, including Imon, expected him to follow his parents into that profession. Imon enrolled at a local bard's college and was learning the trade, when his life changed. It was at the opening of a play his mother wrote, and he was helping set up the stage. Imon noticed a pair in the audience acting suspicious. On a lark, he decided to tail the pair as they left. It turned out that the pair were traitors plotting assassinations, bombings and all sorts of horrible things. He reported them to the authorities, and they were arrested.

Imon was shaken by the experience. He'd heard stories that Restov was a hoted of sedition, but it was one thing to hear it, and another to know firsthand. He immediately decided to become a law enforcement agent, adapting the skills he'd developed as an actor to his new job. He was good at it too.

One of his big issues that Imon has always had is the Stolen Lands. He has always hated that nothing could be done to retake them. When he heard that an expedition was being launched to retake the Stolen Lands, he was eager and glad to volunteer.

Combat stats:

Perception +7
Initiative +5

-Fortitude +2
-Reflex +6
-Will +3

AC/Flatfoot AC 17/14
Touch AC 13

CMD 16

Hit Points: 18

BAB +1
Attack +4

Speed 30ft


7 ranks per level

Diplomacy +8 (2 ranks)
Knowledge (local) +7 (2 ranks)
Perform (oratory) +7 (1 rank)
Perception +6 (2 ranks)
Sense Motive +6 (2 ranks)
Spellcraft +6 (2 ranks)
Use Magic Device +7 (1 rank)
Disable Device +5 (2 ranks)

Feats and Racial Abilities:

Rostlander: +1 Fortitude
Reactionary: +2 Initiative

Racial Abilities:
Bonus Feat

Class Abilities:
Eye for detail: gains bonus of half his level to Knowledge (local), Perception, Sense motive, and diplomacy attempts to gather information.
Bardic Performance: Careful Teamwork, Countersong, Distraction
Arcane Insight

Point Blank Shot: +1 to hit and damage within 30'
Rapid Shot: -2 to hit for one extra arrow on a full attack


Level 0 Spells: Read Magic, Detect Magic, Message, Sift, Light
Level 1 (3 per day): Charm Person, Grease, Detect Secret Doors


Longbow 75 gp 1d8 X3 100ft 3lbs P
Dagger 2gp 1d4 19-20/X2 10ft 1lb P or S


Chain Shirt 100 gp +4 AC +5 Dex -2 Penalty 20% spell failure 30ft 25lbs


Current carry weight is 44lbs
Gold 23

100 arrows 5gp 15lbs

@wolfman - all yours, Lawman!

@Tareth - reconsidered, sorry.

Wolfman: You're in. I'll work on finding a way to get you into the storyline asap. PM me if you have any thoughts.

Now recruiting for two new PC's to join this ongoing Kingmaker campaign. Current party is level 3 and we are still working through "Stolen Land". Please note that this campaign is heavily modified from the published material.

Point buy and restrictions are still as listed at the beginning of this thread except characters can be raised to 3rd level. Check the Discussion thread for current party needs, although final selection will be based on background as well as class and crunch.

Can you provide some info about the current party? Also, do you allow alternate racial traits?

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Ooooh Kingmaker

I'm hoping to apply as a Half-Orc Ranger

Basic Backstory Concept:
Character is the child of a Human Knight/Nobleman and a female Orc raider, his father was captured many years ago and used as ransom by the Orc tribe. His mother took a fancy to the nobleman and had her way with him shortly before the ransom was paid and the man returned. This resulted in my character, he was raised by the tribe until the tribe was attacked and mostly destroyed by a small platoon lead by my characters father, he was able to recognize my character for what he was and gave him a chance to come with him. Being a survival minded person my character accepted.

I am one of the current players. Come look at the play thread to get an idea of the characters. Purely by mechanics we have a battlefeild control Wizard, Melee Druid and a Melee Bard.

Can you confirm if the book limitation is still in place?

I read the discussion threads of your AP, and there seem to be a number of suggestions that your group seemed interested in such as a Magus or a Crypt Breaker Alchemist but these would not be allowed under your current build rules.

Anyway, I think I will submit a "Mr Hyde" Alchemist regardless, with an intent to move into the Master Chymist PrC, naturally roleplaying the two different personalities which I think would be rather fun.

I'll work up a backstory and crunch shortly.

Vasily Forrest, Human Ranger (archery combat style).

Vasily is a Forrest, a bastard of the Gronzi Forest. Unlike most nameless children, he is doubly a bastard, as he is in truth the illegitimate child of Lady Anna Manderly, Warden of White Knife, and Lord Gurev Medvyed, head of House Medvyed, and is widely known to be the bastard child of one of Lady Anna's cousins in the Icerimes to the east. The story put about is that Vasily was raised in Lady Anna's household out of charity.

Lady Manderly, Lady of White Harbor, Warden of White Knife, Defender of the Dispossessed, Dame Commander of the Green Hand, is the widow of Lord Medvyed's closest friends, Lord Wyman Manderly. Lord Wyman was a frequent companion on Lord Medvyed's long circuits of the Gronzi, hunting bandits and game with equal aplomb. He died an untimely death almost two decades ago, victim of a strange wasting disease that neither clerics nor alchemists could cure.

Lord Medvyed grew close to Vasily's mother as they comforted each other in their grief and he continued to make White Knife a frequent stop on his circuits of his forest realm. Over the course of years, their friendship grew into something more, resulting in Vasily- a fifth child for Lady Manderly and a sixth for Lord Medvyed. Though it took considerable effort, Lady Manderly's pregnancy was kept secret and after a trip east to give birth she returned to White Knife with an infant.

Vasily was raised in a castle alongside his legitimate siblings, and he learned sword work and governance at their side. His ultimate goal was to become an armsman of House Manderly, though, and recently started riding out with House soldiers on bandit suppression missions, where he has learned woodcraft and bandit tactics as well as what a professional soldiery looks like on the march.

Lord Medvyed is known to be a doting parent, and while he cannot acknowledge Vasily he visits White Knife often during the course of his circuit riding throughout his holdings. Vasily was raised as a member of Lady Manderly's household alongside her trueborn children, never knowing he is the son of the great lord or his lady.

He sees the Swordlords expedition into the wilds south of Brevoy as an opportunity to carve out something for himself. In Brevoy he knows he can never be anything more than an armsman, while the siblings he was raised with are lords and ladies. In a new barony- or even a new country altogether- he can be whatever he wants, so long as he works hard enough.

Human ranger, archery combat style. He'll focus on ranged combat and contribute maxed out Survival skills. Knowledge (Nobility), too, if I can fit it in- I want him to know about politics as well as woodcraft.

He'll either have the Bastard or Noble Born trait, I'm not sure which yet. I'm leaning toward Noble Born with the fey bonuses, which would reflect an ancient pact the Medvyed have with the forest fey. The fey wouldn't care that he's a bastard, just that he has Medvyed blood in his veins.

Vasily is young, just 17, and while he's seen men die- killed them himself, in fact- he still has that youngster's belief in his own immortality. He's not reckless- for a teenager he's quite steady and thoughtful- but he doesn't always think things through or give thought to the potential consequences of his actions.

While he's not a noble himself, Vasily absorbed many of the lessons his noble half-siblings were given and has an ear for political rumor. He's a ranger by training but has the heart of a political operator.

This is part of his motivation to join this expedition, in fact. While Lady Manderly never treated him differently from her other sons, he could never escape the fact that his name was his greatest stumbling block. In Brevoy Vasily Forrest could never be anything but a soldier. Outside Brevoy, though, he can be anything the strength of his arm and the quickness of his wit can bring him.

Vasily is the spitting image of Lord Gurev Medvyed at his age. Luckily there aren't many portraits of a 17 year old Lord Gurev. Vasily is tall, thin, with blonde hair and bright blue eyes.

ginganinja wrote:

Can you confirm if the book limitation is still in place?

I read the discussion threads of your AP, and there seem to be a number of suggestions that your group seemed interested in such as a Magus or a Crypt Breaker Alchemist but these would not be allowed under your current build rules.

Anyway, I think I will submit a "Mr Hyde" Alchemist regardless, with an intent to move into the Master Chymist PrC, naturally roleplaying the two different personalities which I think would be rather fun.

I'll work up a backstory and crunch shortly.

I'm willing to lift the book restrictions at this point. (With the PRD I'm much more comfortable allowing books I'm not as familiar with.) However, I'm not a fan of the Ultimate Combat classes, so steer clear of those. Archetypes are fine.

Whack-a-Rogue wrote:
Can you provide some info about the current party? Also, do you allow alternate racial traits?

I think Andrei covered the party make up. Alternate racial traits are okay.

dotting this one, I will have to read up on this. Sounds like the party might be in need of more healing or ranged or arcana.

Are you using the normal level 3 gold since we are level 3?

Silver Crusade

Thinking of playing a healer for this. Probably a chirurgeon alchemist, but we'll see.

The Little King wrote:

Thinking of playing a healer for this. Probably a chirurgeon alchemist, but we'll see.

core only it says.

Silver Crusade

DM - Tareth wrote:
ginganinja wrote:

Can you confirm if the book limitation is still in place?

I read the discussion threads of your AP, and there seem to be a number of suggestions that your group seemed interested in such as a Magus or a Crypt Breaker Alchemist but these would not be allowed under your current build rules.

Anyway, I think I will submit a "Mr Hyde" Alchemist regardless, with an intent to move into the Master Chymist PrC, naturally roleplaying the two different personalities which I think would be rather fun.

I'll work up a backstory and crunch shortly.

I'm willing to lift the book restrictions at this point. (With the PRD I'm much more comfortable allowing books I'm not as familiar with.) However, I'm not a fan of the Ultimate Combat classes, so steer clear of those. Archetypes are fine.

I'm sure it doesn't, but I have to ask, does the book restriction lift apply also to races? The Samsaran fits perfectly with my chirurgeon build, but I'll understand if you don't want to mess with it.

HP: 8 + 2d8 ⇒ 8 + (7, 7) = 22

This is Little King's chirurgeon. Almost finished. I have all the info, just don't have time to put it all up yet.

Vasily's in-progress sheet is on Myth Weavers here.

Most of the numbers are put together, just need to buy gear and settle on traits.

Grand Lodge

Sounds like you guys could use a ranger type. This is more a PFS character, I'll work on making him lvl 3 and fitting his backstory to the campaign.

Short version: he's a cleric who believes he's destined to become a god and replace Aroden, who focuses on negative energy channeling countered by healing spells. A lovely little paradox, and let's be honest, the best way to secure a future divine following is having some hand in rearing a new nation, right?


Dotting for interest... I'm wanting to play something outside of my norm. Maybe a paladin?
I'll look through your adventure so far and may end up with another idea.

You clearly need a little divine aid. Lucky for you, I'm ready and willing to lend a hand! Ford Benett, future deity, at your service!

Ford something you might want to be aware of is that the party has encounted the Daughter of Erastil who is living in the area. You might have troubles convincing people away from the worship of Erastil. That said if you woe and convince her to marry you that might give you some support in your 'destined' godhood. A background would help.

Oh lord, that's even better/worse, considering he prides himself on being a ladies' man.
I'll work on the background a bit more and get it up when I can. Hopefully by tonight.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Working on the crunch for my Ranger Barron. Health roll time

Health: 16 + 2d10 ⇒ 16 + (3, 8) = 27

Gonna go ahead and toss my favored class bonus' into Health for a total of 30.

Question should we work with a 3rd level amount of gold or less/more?

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