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Working on Character Bio


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As the title says I'm working on a character bio for an upcoming Savage Tides game, and Ive hit a small snag.

Unless Ive gone blind, there is not a single Monastery (the type of place a Monk would train at) in all of Sasserine.

Could someone point me at one that Ive overlooked perhaps?

Perhaps one of the local churches/Shrines could double as one, but none of them struck me as Monkish.

Shadow Lodge Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

There is a monastery in Sasserine. It's located in Cudgel District and called the House of Violets.


Orthos wrote:
There is a monastery in Sasserine. It's located in Cudgel District and called the House of Violets.

Thank you! I missed this on my first read-through of the player's guide.


Adam500 wrote:
Orthos wrote:
There is a monastery in Sasserine. It's located in Cudgel District and called the House of Violets.
Thank you! I missed this on my first read-through of the player's guide.

Be careful...

Spoiler:

... that "monastery" isn't what it seems.

check out Oct '06 Dungeon mag -- the issue with TiNH -- page 53...

It's really a front for the Scarlet Brotherhood to keep an eye on their Ambassador.


Hired Sword wrote:
Adam500 wrote:
Orthos wrote:
There is a monastery in Sasserine. It's located in Cudgel District and called the House of Violets.
Thank you! I missed this on my first read-through of the player's guide.

Be careful...

** spoiler omitted **

Even better! This can create conflict!

Shadow Lodge Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

I intentionally omitted that, I thought it was supposed to be DM-only. I didn't tell the monks in my party about it when they were looking for a place to train and meditate. (And sleep, being VoP they couldn't stay in the inn with the rest of the party. :P)

... Which now that I think about it is rather amusing, as they left a street urchin who tried to pickpocket the party there with the monks after a Lotus attack... :D


In case anyone is curious the character I'm working on is a level 1 Factotum. Hes hit some hard times and become very down on his own luck, forcing him to take shelter at the monastery (doing chores etc in exchange). This is of course, an rp excuse to take levels of Monk as level 2 and 3.

LN Human (probably Suel, just to drive home why they would be willing to train him) Factotum 1

Eventually going to be Factotum 8/Monk2/Trapsmith 1/Swiftblade 9

When the game starts (after our current RHoD campaign ends) I plan to take plenty of notes, so look for me in the Campaign Logs subforum soon.


Orthos wrote:
I intentionally omitted that, I thought it was supposed to be DM-only. I didn't tell the monks in my party about it when they were looking for a place to train and meditate. (And sleep, being VoP they couldn't stay in the inn with the rest of the party. :P)

That's why I put it in a spoiler block. Players should know better.

My assumption is that DM's are the primary audience of this forum, and (for my players anyway) this place is verboten to players. Any player that reads a spoiler block deserves whatever level of the Abyss spoiler-block-reading-players are doomed for. XD

My second assumption (boy I am full of those today) is that the OP is the DM and, not unlike myself, he is trying to help a player flesh out his character.

But I have been wrong before...

Shadow Lodge Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

Hired Sword wrote:
Any player that reads a spoiler block deserves whatever level of the Abyss spoiler-block-reading-players are doomed for. XD

Is that the same one as child molesters and people who talk in the theatre? :D


Hired Sword wrote:
Orthos wrote:
I intentionally omitted that, I thought it was supposed to be DM-only. I didn't tell the monks in my party about it when they were looking for a place to train and meditate. (And sleep, being VoP they couldn't stay in the inn with the rest of the party. :P)

That's why I put it in a spoiler block. Players should know better.

My assumption is that DM's are the primary audience of this forum, and (for my players anyway) this place is verboten to players. Any player that reads a spoiler block deserves whatever level of the Abyss spoiler-block-reading-players are doomed for. XD

My second assumption (boy I am full of those today) is that the OP is the DM and, not unlike myself, he is trying to help a player flesh out his character.

But I have been wrong before...

I can understand your assumptions, I am a player in this campaign but I usually fall into the role of DM assistant for this particular group. So knowing in this case is better since it speeds up the flow of information to the DM :-p

Shadow Lodge Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

Go with what works :D

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