First I need to be upfront and disclose to interested applicants that I'm not completely sure how much time I'll have for this; it may not happen at all (though I'm gonna try).
For a few years now I've been working on a campaign concept that I've really wanted to DM but couldn't quite see how to develop it for play. I'm still not sure how playable my idea is -- this PC-Driven, essentially Sandbox approach -- but I'm ready to put it out here, at least, and see if there's any interest and advice....
Queen Abrogail II is looking to expand her Empire! Imperialist Heroes Wanted!
Queen Abrogail, Gorthoklek and Lrilatha have decided that Cheliax is ready to expand her Empire. They are looking for a small handful of powerful Loyalists to bring a few target nations under the blanket of House Thrune, including the governing bodies, merchant lords, artisans, peasants -- the entirety of nations.
(And Korvosa, already underway)-- This one I'm DMing in one of my Homegames. The PCs are actually good guys in Korvosa but NPCs are, nonetheless, moving Korvosa (and Palin's Cove, Veldraine and even Ilsurian!) back into the fold. We probably won't game here as I don't know how that can play simultaneously with my current Homegame. And my Homebrew version has evolved over years of gameplay quite differently, I would guess, from the Korvosa you know. But one never knows; it could become playable.
I honestly don't see how playable this campaign is. My latest idea is to turn it into this Sandbox. You guys are say 8th to 13th level and House Thrune, at its very highest office, has chosen you for this Long-Term assignment.
You have to come up with a plan.
But I don't see a tremendous amount of combat here. Potentially no combat ever, perhaps. ....And it's also not as if you can go to say, Rahadoum or Sargava for example, and do nothing but roll Diplomacy and Intimidate checks. That's not a campaign.
I'm not even sure how to develop beyond NPCs and sites. All I know for sure -- and for the last few years now -- is that I really want to DM a campaign where Queen Abrogail Thrune sends you on this mission to expand Cheliax.
Much of this Recruitment, I would surmise, would be my considering your plans and what I would have to develop in order for you to play them out in PbP.
Character Creation / Application:
For now I think posts should focus more on ideas for play and plans. Come up with some methods on how you would handle this mission from Her Infernal Majestrix and what kind of character creation may be appropriate. And things (encounter-types) for me to design. We can come up with PC applications later.
The campaign takes place after Curse of the Crimson Throne and before Council of Thieves. Please NO Spoilers from CoT, Hell's Rebels or Hell's Vengeance.
Knowledge of the Pathfinder setting is important but also is an understanding that a few things have changed in my Homebrew games over the last, what, eight years of playing in The Inner Sea region.
(You noticed earlier, perhaps, that Diobel and Absalom are on "Aroden's Isle" instead of some other name, for example. And HellKnights are Lawful EVIL. ....Another example is that 'Chelaxian' is the language of Cheliax (and Andoran, btw). (They speak Taldoran in Taldor (and Absalom, btw).)