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Where is a fighter getting 1,500 gp for full plate at level 1?
Or the fighter isn't a fighter but a Battle Host Occultist and gets his Hellknight plate for free.
EDIT: On topic. It all depends on what kind of campaign you will be running. If it's more of a dungeoncrawl then open world I'd say the roc is actually a bad option. That is assuming there aren't that many large open structures within the dungeon of course (though that wouldn't be much of a dungeon anyway).
He isn't the only one to live in the Maelstrom though. Sivanah also has a floating domain somewhere in the Maelstrom. The exact location isn't fixed though. Something with hiding from proteans who rather dislike her.
And some of his faithful get their powers from Sivanah!
(yes, I'm a bit of a Sivanah fanboy)
Sivanah. I just love the mystery and layers upon layers of intrigue that come with her. Even the gods don't know who she is and how she got there. And then comes her lending power to Razmir's followers in his stead. Nobody knows why, might just be for fun. The fact she's also Zon-Kuthon's, or at least Nidal's, greatest enemy is a nice bonus.
I have a thing for trickster gods as well, so the Lantern King and Sunwuko are high on my list as well(Picoperi is their goody-two-shoes cousin and as such less interesting)
I'm also quite fond of Vildeis. She's an odd one, a wholly good entity who nevertheless has more in common with some of the evils she fights than with some of those on her end of the spectrum.
I'd love to join with Xandra Farcini. She's a Gnome Oracle raised in a Varisian caravan. She's a devotee of Desna and her shadow, the Black Butterfly.
Background is under construction.
She has the Deaf curse, but I understand that that one has quite an impact on the game and also affects the rest of the party. If it's too much I'll swap it out for Haunted.
Now I'm thinking of a silly, comedic character.
A Goblin Hunter who finally wants to deal with those pesky hobs. He also fails to understand the concept of guerrilla warfare and thinks it involves gorillas. One can guess what his animal companion is.
Could also just play a Vanara or an Orang-Pendak(B5) and put the gorilla in guerrilla that way. The Vanara could legitimately be nice though.
I'm actually looking at playing a member of the Tanessen noble family, a family that follows Thrune rule.
My character would have had doubts about Thrune's rule of Cheliax for several years. Raised as a faithful Asmodean he ditched the Lord of Hell years ago and has since joined a small cult of Ragathiel within the city of Kintargo. His family knows but dismissed it as juvenile silliness.
Mechanics wise I'm going Slayer using the Deliverer archetype and later moving to the Crimson Templar PrC.
As mentioned before, he would be Lawful Good but considers the laws imposed by Thrune and his agents to be unjust. Besides that, he's a divine killer devoted to a god of wrath that wants nothing more than to protect the good and bring Hell down.
I'd love to join the rebellion.
Right now I'm looking at an actual Lawful Good character, a devotee of Ragathiel heading into the Crimson Templar PrC.
As far as being lawful in this game, my character is fiercely devoted to removing the taint of Hell so any laws imposed by Hell and it's cronies don't mean a thing to him.
He will respect proper authority, will honor any word given in earnest and is a man of discipline and order. However, he only bows to the laws of Heaven and never to the laws of Hell. The devotion to his goal is even more important though and sometimes one of Heaven's laws needs to be bent or tread (though never broken) in order to achieve it.
Not sure on base class but Fighter is a likely option, with the Weapon Master archetype if so. Probably combined with levels of Slayer or Vigilante, but there seem to be a lot of those already.
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That is because I changed my mind due to the lack of proper Brits within the current group. Though actually it was mostly because I couldn't figure out how to make the mechanical concept I had for the character work in a world with very limited access to magic items.
Instead I'll be submitting Malcolm Reid. He is a Witch using the Alley Witch and Hedge Witch archetype who is truly in touch with the city (basically London is his patron). He'd fill the young doctor role though he also uses his magic to heal people, hiding his magic using the Conceal Spell feat.
His gear isn't done yet but the rest is. His familiar is a somewhat scruffy red cat.
Malcolm was born into a lower middle class family as the second of four children and his parents' only son. His father was foreman in a factory while his mother worked as a nurse. As was expected, his sisters also all went into healthcare, with two of them becoming nurses and one working as a midwife. Malcolm was expected to follow in his father's footsteps but after merely a year of working at the factory after finishing primary school Malcolm stopped showing up for work.
Instead Malcolm spent his hours either on the streets or performing odd jobs at the King's College Hospital, where his mother worked. There he'd help clean the halls or eavesdrop on the classes where the nurses in training, including his older sister, were taught.
Eventually he returned to the factory floor but with a very clear goal in mind: he wanted to become a doctor and needed the money to pay tuition. What he hadn't counted on was that he'd also need more education beyond his primary school years before he'd be able to enrol at King's College.
Even after being rejected by the King's College for lack of education Malcolm bluffed his way into lectures. While he got the jest of things and easily surpassed any first year student on subjects like anatomy and proper treatment of common illnesses he soon found he could not comprehend the theoretical lectures nor did he have the patience for them. He wanted to help people, not learn about obscure diseases found only in darkest Africa.
So he stopped going to the College and he stopped going to the hospitals. Instead he started frequenting the poorer, seedier parts of town. These were the places where the people truly needed help and where they were least likely to get it.
It was there that his strange abilities first manifested. He was treating a baby girl with a bad case of whooping cough and he feared for the infants life. As he was trying to make the child as comfortable as it could be, a red cat settled at Malcolm's side. Initially he wanted to shoo the feline away but something about it made him hesitate. Then, as the cat rubbed up against Malcolm's legs his hands glowed. Shortly after the light went from his hands into the infant and then back into he hands before fading. The child had stopped coughing and instead smiled happily but now Malcolm was coughing in her place.
Malcolm found that, with the help of his new found feline friend, he could channel some sort of power, magic perhaps, from the city itself, though he surmised it would only work if used for the betterment of the city's populace. He hid his abilities as well as he could but sometimes people still caught glimpses of what he did when treating the sick and soon rumours spread about a man working miracles, curing those children that had already been given up on.
Malcolm Reid is a kind, soft spoken and gentle man. He made helping the children of London's poorer parts his life's goal and works tirelessly to improve their situation.
As such he has little patience or understanding for those who would treat children unkindly, especially if for their own gain.
As a result of his tireless work there is very little time for him to actually make money. Many parents are very thankful for his work but they rarely even have enough money to feed themselves. All the money he does make is by selling his services as a medic to those of higher social status with illnesses they'd rather keep out of the public eye. For them he makes a myriad of ointments and tinctures to treat whatever ails them.
Malcolm is somewhat chubby young man with sleek black hair. He wears glasses with a simple wire frame. He often wears a grey woollen waistcoat over a simple linen shirt together with woollen pants matching the waistcoat. Outdoors he often wears a heavy, long, brown leather coat over it all in order to keep dry.
He almost always carries a doctor's case with him, filled to the brim with all kind of tools to help him with his work as well as a large assortment of simple herbal remedies.
Malcolm is always followed by a large, scruffy, red cat. This cat, which he named Hopkins, is entirely red with the exception of a white sock on his front left paw. The creature's bright green eyes seem unnerve adults while children adore the friendly cat.
I decided to go for a very different kind of character. He'd also be exotic but in a very different way.
Considering the Britsih Empire is still very much alive and kicking by the time of the game I decided to use that for inspiration.
Meet Caelan Singh (The profile isn't done yet).
He is the youngest son of a Scottish officer stationed in what was then the Punjab region of India after the Anglo-Sikh wars. After fighting closely together with a Sikh unit during the later Indian Rebellion of 1857 Caelan's father converted to Sikhism and married a Sikh woman. As such Caelan was raised as a Sikh and carries the last name Singh instead of his father's original Reid.
Recently his father passed away and Caelan was sent first to Glasgow to inform his grand parents and some aunts and uncles and now to London to inform the rest of the family as well London's East India Club (a gentleman's club) that his father joined shortly before departing for India.
The character would be a familiar stranger in a wholly strange land. He has grown up far away but looks mostly like a Scotsman, including a red beard. People tend to frown at his style of dress, which is according to his faith, especially combined with both his Glaswegian accent on his English and the fact he is fluent in Punjabi.
As far as the character itself goes, the idea is that he brings a different view to what's happening in the city. He on the other hand would be thrust into a society that he only partially understands while they expect him to be right at home.
EDIT: As far as role goes, I guess he'd fit in the Investigator to some extent. Beyond that it would be closest to the one familiar with darkness, only it would be the occult and esoteric in general instead of darkness.
This sounds interesting.
I'd be looking at a character that mixes several of the concepts you mentioned, in that he'd be a holy person with some connection to darkness and a knack for information.
He'd be a tiefling with prominent infernal features but also heavily decked in Christian relics. Inspiration comes, in part, from the likes of Hellboy and John Constantine but also from Penny Dreadful.
I'm not sure on the class yet, list so far are Cleric, Inquisitor or Occultist using the Reliquarian archetype.
EDIT: The idea for part of the background would be that he does most of his work in the poorer neighbourhoods where he is actually accepted and actually loved for all his good work. Outside of those areas he tends to keep his features hidden.
I'd be interested in this.
Idea so far is a Ranger(Guildbreaker)|Magus(Eldritch Archer). As far as race goes, I'm not sure yet. Maybe Aasimar or Samsaran.
My character would be a follower of Eiseth, one of the Whore Queens, and she would have turned to her after feeling/being betrayed by the good guys (still figuring out which organisation it would be). Crimes would at least be Heresy and I'll have to decide on the other.
I'd be interested in this one as well.
Basic idea so far is for a Devil Spawn Tiefling from Karcau. The character would have been born as a result of the Infernal meddling of the cult of Alichino there.
I do have a question though: Would you allow me to take the Swarm Monger Druid archetype with this character? The archetype is from Blood of the Beast and under the Ratfolk section but it isn't mentioned to be Ratfolk exclusive.
Alternate ability rolls
EDIT: I'm thinking of naming her Victoire, to add to the Vic/ktor mix.
Ah yes. I knew it was too good to be true.
Still, if you manage to survive the Bleaching (I think the required saves also were in Gnomes of Golarion) you do reach a state in which you no longer die of old age and in fact stop growing older entirely.
While the average Gnome rarely survives the Bleaching it's very possible for a PC.
Isn't the easiest solution just playing a Gnome within the Golarion setting?
They don't die of old age at all.
Sure, there is this little detail of surviving the Bleaching but that isn't old age. Add to that that Bleachlings don't die of old age (most are already old or venerable when they get there) and Gnomes are solid.
I'd like to present Yatsik Tarvalloi, Ratfolk Wizard (Conjurer/Extradimension). Sheet is still under construction.
Yatsik would enter the game with three NPCs, two of which functioning solely as part of his intro and they, a caravan guard and a wagon driver, could either hang around or pack their bags. The third NPC would, if allowed, eventually become Yatsin's cohort.
Coming in as a merchant with a wagon, Yatsik would also provide an easy entrance for the other character joining.
He'd be a former Kalistrcrat and born in Druma. He quit the country and the Prophecies because he got sick of all the rules and the Kalistocracy ruling every aspect of life so he packed up and left, taking along some of the family's business to trade elsewhere. In this case elsewhere ended up being Razmir. Not willing to risk government actions he had heard of before Yatsik went underground and most of his goods became illicit, at least for a place like Razmir.
Eventually one of Yatsik's associates was interred for an unclear reason so Yatsil figured it was time pack his own bags and leave once more. This time he made his way to the Stolen Lands, though mostly because he could not reach the harbour due to the guard presence.
In the stolen lands Yatsik simply picked up where he had left off and became a trader and smuggler once more. He also found religion in the form of Hanspur. The devotion is limited and so are the gains but it works for him and keeps many bandits along the Sellen River away for him.
He fairly recently got his hands on one of the invitations for the Stolen Lands mission. It was traded to him by a former military man who needed money to pay off his gambling debt. Now Yatsik is looking for a new home, a new place to settle down and a new way to make money.
Roles Treasurer would be the very best fit but Spymaster and Grand Diplomat also work.
Build Yatsik will be a utility and control focused Wizard. He is a Conjurer with Necromancy and Enchantment as prohibited schools. In addition to Conjuration he will also have a pretty heavy focus on Illusions.
I don't see the issue with the Devolutionist as a PC besides it being very narrow.
I still have a Devolutionist Druid devoted to Barbatos planned for an eventual Hell's Vengeance (or similar) game. An ex-slave who now uses his former owner as a pet.
I do agree though that there are many archetypes that are very narrow when it comes to PCs and are more generally applicable to NPCs. Which is mostly because most players and GMs prefer the goody goodies over the bad or even the neutral.
Kingmaker is always a good one.
As far as characters go, how would you feel about either a Ratfolk or a Changeling?
The latter is relatively common within the Stolen Lands due to the large amount of hags living there. In case of the former, I'm just very fond of them (and they are PFS legal under specific circumstances)
I'd be interested in this game as well.
I'm most likely looking at a character with a few levels of Unchained Rogue in addition to Fighter but I'm not sure about that yet. It would be a total of 3-4 levels of Rogue, 3 at the moment of creation.
The character would focus on battlefield control using a reach weapon and a way to threaten the surrounding area as well.
As far as background goes the character would be an ex-highwayman who was given the opportunity to repent after he was brought low by a Paladin of Sarenrae. The character would now be a follower of Neshen, Empyreal lord of penitence and repentance as he's of the opinion he doesn't deserve forgiveness just yet.
I agree they need to be adapted, CG for Apollo just surprised me.
I'm still a bit in doubt as to what to make. I'm looking at either an archery focused follower of Artemis (or possibly of the twins together) or a militant Dwarven smith devoted to Hephaestos (and paying lip service to Athena). I'd be looking at going for the invention angle with him, striving to create his own warforged.
Really, Apollo CG? The guy who plagues an entire city for insulting a priest?
As for Artemis, the hating men other than her brother and father tends to be a common feature in modern adoptions of her.
Would you allow converting feats etc linked to Erastil to be converted to Artemis, if also appropriate to her domain?
This sounds fun
As far as characters go, I have a few ideas, but they depend on how you interpret some gods.
The first are the twins Apollo and Artemis/Diana. How would you interpret them? I'd guess Artemis/Diana is a lot like Erastil but without the focus on tradition, generally less benevolent and more focus on women. Probably either LG or LN
The other is Hephaestos/Vulcanus. You could even turn him into a Dwarf with magical races around. I'd say he's probably one of the least vile Greek gods as he doesn't really play tricks on mortals. He's just grumpy and has the occasional fit of rage, causing volcanoes to erupt. He'd also be the creator of the original Warforged, Talos. I guess he'd probably be LN or N and be buddies with Athena.
3d6 + 6 ⇒ (5, 4, 6) + 6 = 21 17
That is workable.
How about a Shaman with the Flame spirit? It can't head on deal with immunity but making targets vulnerable to fire reduces the effect of resistance. Besides, you can do more than just fire if you need to so you can deal with both immunity and resistance that way as well.
Make it a Changeling with an Ash Hag mother for good measure (good casting stats and a racial trait that slightly boosts your fire damage).
Here is Ssarilla. She ended up as a Spiritualist, though I'm not 100% on Phantom's focus yet, either Despair or Fear. If I get in the Phantom will get it's own profile.
That is in part tied to who the Phantom ends up being, which depends on the eventual group composition. If Hurk'Kag joins the group the Phantom is a stillborn sibling and the focus will be Fear. If we are all Drow the Phantom will be their mother and the focus will be Despair.
As far as sibling order goes, I don't mind. Do note that if the Phantom is a dead sibling that will also take up the place directly below my character.
As far as background goes, that will mostly be shared with the others. Her personal part will greatly be determined by the exact nature of the phantom.
Ssarilla has a tall, wiry figure. She has sharp, almost masculine facial features and large piercing eyes. Most of the time she looks tired even though her general demeanour gives no indication of it.
Ssarilla wears functional black leathers, including knee high black boots suited for walking. In her white hair she wears pieces of black steel in the same style as he black, steel earrings, three per ear. She never goes anywhere without her rapier but appears otherwise unarmed.
Suffering from sever mood swings, Ssarilla appears rather unstable. She switches seemingly randomly between highly aggressive and calm and collected.
Those near her occasionally hear her whisper to herself, forcibly keeping her voice down while stuck in a fierce discussion with herself.
Patron: Nobility and either Vengeance (mother phantom) or War and Conquest (sister phantom)
I thought about that. My idea was actually to have the twin be a stillborn, my character clenching the tiny body of her dead sister tightly to her chest.
Reason I put it like this is the part with the ritual and the curse being placed on seven siblings. Now it could be placed on six but that loses the symbolic nature of the number.
Could work around that though if the first ritual took place before birth.
I actually have another idea, but it would work best if Hurk'Kagg also gets in.
The character would be a Spirit Binder wizard or a Spiritualist whose bound soul is that of her identical twin sister (as part of the septuplet whole).
The reason it would work best with Hurk'Kagg around is that he would take the space of one sibling in the player roster and my character would then explain how that spot ended up free.
The idea is that that one sibling perished due to natural causes (illness most likely) after all the rituals were in place. Due to a combination of those rituals and the strong bond between the twins that soul stayed connected to my character.
EDIT: Without Hur'Kagg the phantom/familiar would probably host the spirit of their mother.
EDIT2: There actually is a nice guide for Chaotic Evil on giant in the playground if anyone is interested. It's found here
I'd still be very interested in this game.
I'm looking at what I'd want to make. My first thought is for a Wizard using the Pact Wizard (HH) and possibly also the Exploiter archetype. The idea is to have his patron be an entity like the Green Mother, which is one of the Eldest.
I've also been thinking about going for a Druid, possibly using the Nature Fang archetype, who venerates Ayrzul, the elemental lord of earth. Maybe even a kineticist with the same patron.
As far as patron keys go, both would have Elemental Earth. The wizard would also have Trickery while the Druid/Kineticist would have War and Conquest as second.
I'd love to play this game. I've seen several CC games start but they rarely get very far.
I have several different ideas for this game, haven't settled on any just yet. They are, in no particular order.
A Mesmerist using the Spiritwalker archetype. This character would have been an apparent stillborn, with it's mother dying during labour and the midwife having to cut it out of it's dead mother. If allowed I'd love to make this one a Daemon Spawn Tiefling but that isn't a must.
An Unchained Rogue using the Phantom Thief and Relic Raider archetypes. This one would work best as Skinwalker of the Bloodmarked type (there are several families active in Caliphas, Ustalav's capital). It would have been part of a family gang that stole/recovered relics and similar things and then sold them to the highest bidder. It is the only survivor after the whole family got killed by a curse placed on a relic.
A Ranger using the Guild Breaker archetype with a particular hatred of the Whispering Way. It's mother would have been a secret cultist of the Way and would have killed it's father and little sister in a grotesque ritual to help her own transcendence into undeath. It failed as the character interrupted her and she simply died as she botched the ritual suicide that was involved. Since then the character would have been working to figure out what exactly had transpired and why.
As of now I'm a bit in doubt as to what to make.
It will be either a human Shaman devoted to Qi Zhong who will use the Witch Doctor archetype and the Ancestors spirit.
The other idea is a Tengu Cleric of Kofusachi. This character would be a Jinx Eater, like many other Tengu in the shackles, but would take the job very seriously. I'd grab at least the Luck ddomain and and then either Chaos or Travel(or a sub domain)
I have an idea for a character but I do have a question for the current crew: What is your position on slavery?
I'm asking as I have an idea for a character from the city of Genzei, which lies within the Sublime Shogunate of Ushinawa in the Shackles. As is the standard there, the character would have been raised with a hatred of slavery.
The character would be either a former slave originating from Cheliax or the child of a former slave from Cheliax. He or his parent would have been shipped there with the idea that his infernal heritage would make him well suited for hard labor in the sun and the Chelish wanted to be rid of him.
I've been wanting to play this AP for quite a while now, nice to see a recruitment again.
Would you be ok with a Sylph? I'm looking at going for the Mostly Human (from Inner Sea Races), Air Insight, Like the Wind and Skyspeaker alternate racial traits.
As far as Occult goes, I could personally see three classes working without issue. The biggest thing here is that psychic magic is (mostly) innate, no long study like wizards and clerics. Occultists are probably the one exception to this.
Kineticist isn't that setting dependant if you ask me. It could for instance work with someone who just pretends to have guns to shoot. It would probably be someone who got his ability spontaneously and now just uses it to make a living.
Mesmerist could easily work. A southern belle who's allure isn't entirely natural. An overly charismatic snake oil salesman who could sell everything.
Spiritualist hangs on the phantom and there are plenty of dramatic deaths in western stories. The wrongfully hanged innocent. The ancient native american who got killed to take his land. The hateful bandit who got betrayed and shot by his partner.
Psychic and Medium are a little harder. The most obvious ones would be asian immigrant and native american shaman respectively but I'm not 100% on that.
I think Occultist might just be the only class that isn't that easy to fit here.
How do you feel about Kineticists for this game? They are rather primal I'd say and would work in a barbarian world.
Toying with two ideas right now. One of them is the kineticist. The other is a Gnomish Titan Fighter who more or less forced himself into a Kellid tribe. They tolerated/allowed it because he's a nice, guy, he pulls his weight and he fights like someone at least twice his size.
EDIT: Not sure on the other end of the gestalt for either.
This sounds interesting
Would you allow a Wildsoul Vigilante?
I know that the Vigilante is generally meant to be a civilized figure but I'd like to break from that.
There are many old tales about two-souled heroes, figures who housed the spirit of some totem animal, ancestor or other spirit in addition to their own. This would be such a character.
He'd actually just have the abilities tied to the totem spirit for reasons he doesn't understand and claims he houses the spirit to increase his standing with the clans and become a legend.
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I figured it'd fit for a Spymaster.The idea would be that his social identity is basically what people have become used to over time. His vigilante identity would be the identity he'd use when meeting his contacts or when he conducts missions of his own.
The rest of the party and perhaps some key NPCs would be privy to his secret but that would be it.