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44 posts. Alias of Calinthas Aldimay.


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♂ Human Fighter 1 | Perception +0 | Initiative +3 | AC 20 T 13 FF 17 | hp 13/13 | Fortitude +4 | Reflex +3 | Will +0 | Speed 20' | Longsword +5 (1d8+3/19-20) | Hvy. Shield (1d6+1/19-20)

Post 2

Cocksure, a touch too arrogant and certainly brash would likely be the only words used to describe the young man climbing aboard the barge. He was tall and athletic in build, though somewhat more lean and wiry than bulky. Obvious to some was also the pride he took in his outward appearance, clean shaven, well groomed and meticulously clean armor and clothing.

Patting the bouncer on the arm while broadly grinning, the young man somewhat teasingly responded ”Aye Cap’n, appreciate that!” Looking over the bouncers shoulder at the fight brewing, he added with a laugh ”Better take care of that Cap’n, otherwise you might have a riot here on this rickety old thing.”

Post 3

Glancing at the spread with an appreciative nod, Lucius quickly moves into get a plate. After piling on copious amounts of meats and cheeses, Lucius glances at the booze and grins ”Now we’re talking.” Grabbing a mug, the young man pours himself a generous serving of ale from the oak barrel keg.

After taking a swig or two of ale and downing some ham, Lucius finally takes notice of the other two individuals in the room… a pale elf and a rather large red headed woman. Raising his mug, he addresses them ”Cheers!”


♂ Human Fighter 1 | Perception +0 | Initiative +3 | AC 20 T 13 FF 17 | hp 13/13 | Fortitude +4 | Reflex +3 | Will +0 | Speed 20' | Longsword +5 (1d8+3/19-20) | Hvy. Shield (1d6+1/19-20)
Kingmaker Wolfspirit4W wrote:
Lucius, did you make a Knowledge Engineering?

No I didn't, my bad! See below:

Knowledge Engineering: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (13) + 5 = 18

As for my background skills, it would make most sense if I went with Knowledge Engineering and Profession (Soldier) since they actually are part of my background story.


♂ Human Fighter 1 | Perception +0 | Initiative +3 | AC 20 T 13 FF 17 | hp 13/13 | Fortitude +4 | Reflex +3 | Will +0 | Speed 20' | Longsword +5 (1d8+3/19-20) | Hvy. Shield (1d6+1/19-20)
Vorsirion the Revenant wrote:
Alexei Robertovich wrote:


I'm curious to see how a devote Pharasmin, Arisl, and a necromancer, Vorsirion, get along, especially if they knew each other before.

Not to mention a current paladin and future paladin in the party!

Yup, going to be an interesting mix of personalities by the looks of it... though I don't intend Lucius to be one of the Lawful Stupid kind of Paladin.

Sorry for the radio silence, was out with my table top group last night.


♂ Human Fighter 1 | Perception +0 | Initiative +3 | AC 20 T 13 FF 17 | hp 13/13 | Fortitude +4 | Reflex +3 | Will +0 | Speed 20' | Longsword +5 (1d8+3/19-20) | Hvy. Shield (1d6+1/19-20)
Arisl'arial Tathmir wrote:
It seems to me that Lucius was born in Silverhall and sent to Restov for training. Just my read of it.

That is correct actually, and the time Lucius spent in Silverhall would be opportunity enough to get to know one or more of the other players. Good idea.


♂ Human Fighter 1 | Perception +0 | Initiative +3 | AC 20 T 13 FF 17 | hp 13/13 | Fortitude +4 | Reflex +3 | Will +0 | Speed 20' | Longsword +5 (1d8+3/19-20) | Hvy. Shield (1d6+1/19-20)

Insofar as background is concerned, I've tied Lucius to the Lededa clan. That having been said, the family tie could change if it helps get some common background with another player.


♂ Human Fighter 1 | Perception +0 | Initiative +3 | AC 20 T 13 FF 17 | hp 13/13 | Fortitude +4 | Reflex +3 | Will +0 | Speed 20' | Longsword +5 (1d8+3/19-20) | Hvy. Shield (1d6+1/19-20)

Hey all,

Just joining the thread with my character here, and thanks to Wolfspirit for the invite!

Lucius is really a sword and board fighter, though I had planned on dipping into Paladin (Sacred Shield) to bolster his cred as a front-line warrior.

I have to make some adjustments which I'll make tonight.

Lucius is intended for a military role, preferably a General. That said, I'm open to any suggestions as well, and modifications.


Think I'll withdraw and clear the way for rknop; we have similar builds, and he clearly has a track record with OGGM that I do not.

Happy gaming, and happy holidays!


Well, looks like a few of us had a similar concept, but here is my Fighter/Paladin (Sacred Shield) updated to level 3. Wasn't sure about funds, so I kept the spending to under 1K.

Lucius Baradain

Description:
Lucius is quite a handsome looking young man. His hair is a tussled dirty blond, and his eyes are a pale grayish blue due to his mother's Ulfen descent. Being somewhat vain in nature, Lucius takes care of his appearance, keeping his face closely shaved and his stylish clothing clean. Lucius is very athletic, possessing a tall, lean and wiry physique, though he is young and hasn't quite yet finished adding muscle mass to his frame.* His expression is often mischievous, but at the same time calculating and shrewd.

Reference image

Physical Traits
Height: 6'1
Weight: 172 lbs
Hair: Sandy Blond
Eyes: Brown

Personality:
Lucius is quite intelligent and extremely athletic, and sometimes overly cocky. He is confident almost to a fault, though he is generally a good judge of his abilities. His overall sense of self-assurance can grate on folks at times, though his easy-going disposition and sense of humor leaves him not without his charm. Lucius considers himself to be something of a smooth operator when it comes to the opposite sex, but he is probably greater in his mind than reality would indicate.

Whatever negative influences living life among the children of Nobles has had on Lucius, he is a man of possessing strong morals and principles. His parents raised him to have a sense of duty and compassion towards others, and to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Lucius believes in the rule of law, though his pragmatic understanding of the law leaves him generally more flexible and reasonable towards its application.

Finally, while court life has proved to be lax and decadent, Lucius does still have a strong work ethic when it is required of him. During his time in Restov, Lucius worked hard and proved his ability beyond any doubt to his superiors.

Background:
Lucius grew up in Restov, the youngest son of Theodric Baradain, a loyal soldier in the employment of the Lebeda household. Lucius grew up in Silverhall with this parents, and led a fairly simply childhood. Baron Lebeda recognized the intelligence and talents of the young Baradain boy, and paid for Lucius to be trained in the sword and the art of war in Restov. His natural gifts apparent to his masters, Lucius excelled in his study of engineering and his training with the blade.

When he was sixteen and finished his studies, he came home and found employment serving under his father for the Lebeda household. By this time, Baron Lebeda had died, and Dame Sarrona Lebeda was regent while the Baron's eldest son Lander was still a minor. Lucius being of an age with Lander became fast friends with the future Baron, and found himself spending time on Royal Hunting expeditions with Lander, and other such privileged activities.

Worried that his boy might be getting soft by spending too much time in the court and gaining considerably more influence than himself, Theodric volunteered Lucius for the assignment of traveling to the River Kingdoms to investigate issues with banditry on behalf of the Baradain household. Though unhappy at the prospect of leaving his friends and family, Lucius begrudgingly decided to take on the task.

Writing Sample:
As his eyes scanned over the document, an unmistakable scowl began to form on the brow of young Lucius. Glancing up from the document to look his gruff middle-aged father Theodric square in the eyes, Lucius suspiciously inquired "Just why exactly are you showing me this? Why should I care about bandit activity in the River Kingdoms?"

With a sour, yet bemused demeanor, Theodric responded curtly to his cocksure eldest boy "Because you’re going on expedition Lucius; Lady Lebeda has asked for volunteers to put an end to the banditry bordering her lands and harassing trade to the west." With a shrug, Theodric smiled and added "This is good for you Lucius, you need to get some field experience."

Growing ever more incredulous by the minute, Lucius wave the document about as he retorted "Field experience? This is a sheriff’s work father; I didn’t go to study in Restov to skulk about in the woods hunting for petty thieves!"

Unmoved and intransigent in his position, Theodric flatly stated "You have much to learn Lucius, and this kind of experience can tell you much about the Kingdom." Walking across the room to the wait table, Theodric poured himself a cup of wine before smugly addressing his son once more "In any event, there be no use in arguing with me; I’ve already put your name forth to Dame Serona, so you’re going lest you wish to disappoint her. You leave in two days."

Though he was now seething with anger, Lucius controlled his emotion as he coolly countered his father "Lander and I were supposed to be on a hunting expedition in two days…"

"Aye, you were Lucius, but I guess that will have to wait." Without any further discussion, Theodric got up and left the room, but not before adding "Better get packing son."

Standing somewhat dumbfounded, Lucius shook his head as he considered the exchange that just took place. After a few moments, Lucius gradually resigned himself to his fate with a sardonic grin; indeed he couldn’t very well say no to Dame Sarona Lebeda, and his father knew that.

So, it's off to the River Kingdoms is it? Well then, time to go make a name for myself…

Kingdom Role:
First and foremost, Lucius would make an excellent General, and future skill points will go towards any skill that helps develop him in the art of war such as Profession Soldier. I see that as his role of choice.

While General would be his first choice, Lucius could also excel as the Marshal, and he would make a fine Ruler if given the opportunity, even though he is young (he is fairly well balanced in design, which I believe makes for a strong leader).

Character Direction:
From a game play standpoint, Lucius will be a front-line warrior, definitely in a tank-like capacity with only moderate damage output. As a Fighter, he'll favor heavy armor & shield for high armorclass, and will be selecting all feats that lead towards and effective dual wielding sword & shield basher. Lucius will also be dual classing as a Paladin at level 2, opting for the Sacred Shield archetype which fits into the motif of a protector.

Advancement plans:
Level 4 - Fighter
Level 5 - Fighter
Level 6 - Paladin

About me:

Been on the site for several years as a player, and am currently contemplating running a WotR as well. I've really wanted to get into a good Kingmaker game, and have been in a few... but none have survived past the initial encounter; I would love to change that!


I've got a sword and board front-line Fighter ready to go here; he would just need to be updated for level 2 and 25 point buy (or just leave his stats, and drop the dual talent for regular human abilities)

My plan would be to dip into Paladin (Sacred Shield) for a few levels, and make this character a really tough defender. If level 3, I'd go 2 levels of Paladin, and 1 fighter before going back to fighter at level 4. Let me know if you're interested or have questions.


Wow, don't think I've ever seen this many character applications for any game ever... there are something like 53 applications from some 40 different applicants.

With that... good luck everyone!


Kerri Corynian wrote:
Background skills are cool and definitely help flesh out a character. I know I have 1 skill already that is a background skill (although at the moment I have it as normal).

Agreed; I similarly included points in Knowledge Engineering and Profession (Solider) with this character as skills that flesh out his background, Lucius having been somebody who grew up in a military family.

I think the background system works well, particularly for those classes with precious few points to begin with. That being said, they can be removed without issue if that is what is decided for character generation.


I'll be applying with this character, Lucius Baradain. He's built pretty close to the rules, but I'll make whatever adjustments as more information is released.


Okay, going to make a sword and board fighter for this application. Ability scores first:

4d6 ⇒ (4, 5, 5, 2) = 16 14
4d6 ⇒ (5, 5, 2, 5) = 17 15
4d6 ⇒ (3, 3, 3, 3) = 12 9
4d6 ⇒ (3, 5, 6, 5) = 19 16
4d6 ⇒ (6, 6, 2, 3) = 17 15
4d6 ⇒ (5, 4, 3, 4) = 16 13

Not bad, 31 pt buy. So here is the application:

Lucius Baradain

Stat Block:
Male Neutral Good Human Fighter, Level 1, Init +2, HP 16/16, Speed 20
AC 18, Touch 12, Flat-footed 16, CMD 16, Fort +4, Ref +2, Will +0, CMB +4, Base Attack Bonus +1
Longsword +5 (+3) (1d8+3, 19-20/x2)
Heavy Steel Shield +4 (+2) (1d6+2, x2)
Dagger (1) +4 (1d4+3, 19-20/x2)
Armored Coat, Heavy Steel Shield (+4 Armor, +2 Shield, +2 Dex)
Abilities Str 16, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 14, Wis 11, Cha 13
Condition None
Trait Sword Scion (Campaign), Shield Trained, Armor Expert
Feats Toughness, Improved Shield Bash, Two-weapon Fighting

Reference image

Description:
Lucius is quite a handsome looking young man. His hair is a tussled dirty blond, and his eyes are a pale grayish blue due to his mother's Ulfen descent. Being somewhat vain in nature, Lucius takes care of his appearance, keeping his face closely shaved and his stylish clothing clean. Lucius is extremely athletic, possessing a tall, lean and muscular physique. His expression is often mischievous, but at the same time calculating and shrewd.

Physical Traits
Height: 6'1
Weight: 172 lbs
Hair: Sandy Blond
Eyes: Brown

Personality:
Lucius is quite intelligent and extremely athletic, and sometimes overly cocky. He believes in himself, if perhaps sometimes beyond his ability. This tendency towards overconfidence can grate on people, though his easy-going disposition and sense of humor leaves him not without his charm. Lucius considers himself to be something of a smooth operator when it comes to the opposite sex, but he is probably greater in his mind than reality would indicate.

Whatever negative influence life amongst the children of Nobles has had on Lucius, he is a man of possessing fairly strong morals and principles. His parents raised him to have a sense of duty and compassion towards others, and to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Lucius believes in the rule of law, though he has a practical understanding of it that leaves him flexible and reasonable towards its application.

Finally, while court life has proved to be lax and decadent, Lucius does still have a strong work ethic when it is required of him. During his time in Restov, Lucius worked hard and proved his ability beyond any doubt to his superiors.

Background:
Lucius grew up in Restov, the youngest son of Theodric Baradain, a loyal soldier in the employment of the Lebeda household. Lucius grew up in Silverhall with this parents, and led a fairly simply childhood. Baron Lebeda recognized the intelligence and talents of the young Baradain boy, and paid for Lucius to be trained in the sword and the art of war in Restov. His natural gifts apparent to his masters, Lucius excelled in his study of engineering and his training with the blade.

When he was sixteen and finished his studies, he came home and found employment serving under his father for the Lebeda household. By this time, Baron Lebeda had died, and Dame Sarrona Lebeda was regent while the Baron's eldest son Lander was still a minor. Lucius being of an age with Lander became fast friends with the future Baron, and found himself spending time on Royal Hunting expeditions with Lander, and other such privileged activities.

Worried that his boy might be getting soft by spending too much time in the court and gaining considerably more influence than himself, Theodric volunteered Lucius for the assignment of traveling to the River Kingdoms to investigate issues with banditry on behalf of the Baradain household. Though unhappy at the prospect of leaving his friends and family, Lucius begrudgingly decided to take on the task.

Writing Sample:
As his eyes scanned over the document, an unmistakable scowl began to form on the brow of young Lucius. Glancing up from the document to look his gruff middle-aged father Theodric square in the eyes, Lucius suspiciously inquired "Just why exactly are you showing me this? Why should I care about bandit activity in the River Kingdoms?"

With a sour, yet bemused demeanor, Theodric responded curtly to his cocksure eldest boy "Because you’re going on expedition Lucius; Lady Lebeda has asked for volunteers to put an end to the banditry bordering her lands and harassing trade to the west." With a shrug, Theodric smiled and added "This is good for you Lucius, you need to get some field experience."

Growing ever more incredulous by the minute, Lucius wave the document about as he retorted "Field experience? This is a sheriff’s work father; I didn’t go to study in Restov to skulk about in the woods hunting for petty thieves!"

Unmoved and intransigent in his position, Theodric flatly stated "You have much to learn Lucius, and this kind of experience can tell you much about the Kingdom." Walking across the room to the wait table, Theodric poured himself a cup of wine before smugly addressing his son once more "In any event, there be no use in arguing with me; I’ve already put your name forth to Dame Serona, so you’re going lest you wish to disappoint her. You leave in two days."

Though he was now seething with anger, Lucius controlled his emotion as he coolly countered his father "Lander and I were supposed to be on a hunting expedition in two days…"

"Aye, you were Lucius, but I guess that will have to wait." Without any further discussion, Theodric got up and left the room, but not before adding "Better get packing son."

Standing somewhat dumbfounded, Lucius shook his head as he considered the exchange that just took place. After a few moments, Lucius gradually resigned himself to his fate with a sardonic grin; indeed he couldn’t very well say no to Dame Sarona Lebeda, and his father knew that.

So, it's off to the River Kingdoms is it? Well then, time to go make a name for myself…

Kingdom Role:
Lucius would make an excellent General, and future skill points will go towards any skill that helps develop him in the art of war such as Profession Soldier.

While General would be his first choice, Lucius could also excel as the Marshal, Warden or Royal Enforcer.

Character Direction:
From a gameplay standpoint, Lucius will be a front-line warrior, definitely in a tank capacity with moderate damage output. As a Fighter, he'll favor heavy armor & shield for high armorclass, and will be selecting all feats that lead towards and effective dual wielding sword & shield basher.


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Rufus Fitzroi wrote:
Why yes, I have watched/read Henry the Fifth, multiple times, why do you ask?

From this day to the ending of the world,

But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother;

Love that play; the Kenneth Branaugh film is excellent, watched it many a time.


I've heard some Kingmaker GM's say that Rogues aren't all that useful in the AP because of the lack of dungeons, traps etc... but then I always thought that there were certain archetypes that would lend themselves well to this campaign (like the Scout, Sniper or Survivalist)

As for lack of other skill class submissions, that is surprising actually... maybe I should've submitted that, the martial field is awfully crowded!


Pungeon Master wrote:
Give a general direction for your character from a gameplay standpoint. What they'll be able to bring to a party, what aspects of their class they emphasize, and where you intend to go with them build-wise over time. It doesn't have to be along, just to give me an idea of what you're going for.

Forgot to do this part; my answer for this section is below:

Character Direction:
From a gameplay standpoint, Lucius will be a front-line warrior, definitely in a tank capacity with moderate damage output. As a Fighter, he'll favor heavy armor & shield for high armorclass, and will be selecting all feats that lead towards and effective dual wielding sword & shield basher.


Made a few adjustments, added a writing sample for background and potential kingdom role, so now it's pretty much finished.


I wasn't satisfied with the background story I was developing for Marek above, so I'm going to submit Lucius Baradain instead. The character background is complete now, and the crunch can be found here.

Ultimately, I'd like to play a straight up sword and board Fighter, which was really why I've dropped the Magus application.

Sorry for the confusion!


Updated the list, let me know if anyone is missing or if I put your character under an unsuitable or incorrect heading.

Martial
Ary Bishop LG Human F Ranger
Lucius Baradain NG Human M Fighter
Malak Niitei N Half-Orc M Ranger
Lothar von Junigar NG Human M Fighter (Swordlord)
Ralph Flannigan CN Human M Slayer
Wreck NG Half-Orc M Fighter
Sikandir NG Human (Garundi) M Cavalier
Altain Kerranhert LG Human M Paladin of Iomedae
Arnulf Juniper NG Human M Hunter

Divine
Durielle Omenstar CG Elven F Oracle of Time (Seer)
Paza NG Human F Druid (Feral Child)
Aldarion the Sage NG Half-Elf M Druid (Treesinger)
Thomas Leafbearer LN Half-Elf M Cleric of Iomedae

Arcane
Borem Falnotas CG Halfling M Master Summoner
Geliglee Geerwander CG Gnome M Wizard (Shadow)
Moira de’Karne NG Human F Wizard

Skilled
Bartholomew Grimtongue CG Gnome M Bard
Quellina Esstanov LN Human F Inquisitor of Tanagaar
Ahto Uhlrych LN Human M Inquisitor (Sin Eater) of Abadar
Kira Holt CG Human F Bard
Esmerelda NG Human F Inquisitor of Shelyn

Too much time on my hands right now... so here is a breakdown for the 21 applicants so far:

By class:
Martial: 9
Divine: 4
Arcane: 3
Skilled: 5

By race:
Human: 13
Half-Orc: 2
Dwarf: 0
Elf: 1
Half-Elf: 2
Halfling: 1
Gnome: 2

By gender:
Male: 14
Female: 7


Probably as good a time as any to post a list of applicants:

Martial
Ary Bishop LG Human F Ranger
Lucius Baradain NG Human M Fighter
Malak Niitei N Half-Orc M Ranger
Lothar von Junigar NG Human M Fighter (Swordlord)
Ralph Flannigan CN Human M Slayer
Wreck NG Half-Orc M Fighter
Sikandir NG Human (Garundi) M Cavalier

Divine
Durielle Omenstar CG Elven F Oracle of Time (Seer)

Arcane

Skilled
Bartholomew Grimtongue CG Gnome M Bard
Quellina Esstanov LN Human F Inquisitor of Tanagaar
Ahto Uhlrych LN Human M Inquisitor (Sin Eater) of Abadar
Kira Holt CG Human F Bard

Forgive me if I missed anyone.

Anyway, at a quick glance we're clearly lacking in the Arcane department and pretty thin in the purely divine, which has me re-thinking my character submission... decisions, decisions.


Well, last kick at the can for this character... I developed him for Kingmaker awhile back, but he's been passed over a few times now. In any event, the application is pretty complete at this point.

I also have an Enchanter rigged for diplomacy as a Grand Diplomat if this character is not to your liking.

Stat Block:
Lucius Baradain
Male Neutral Good Human Fighter, Level 1, Init +2, HP 15/15, Speed 20
AC 18, Touch 12, Flat-footed 16, CMD 16, Fort +4, Ref +2, Will +0, CMB +4, Base Attack Bonus +1
Longsword +6 (1d8+3, 19-20/x2)
Dagger (1) +4 (1d4+3, 19-20/x2)
Armored Coat, Heavy Steel Shield (+4 Armor, +2 Shield, +2 Dex)
Abilities Str 16, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 13, Wis 10, Cha 12
Condition None
Trait Sword Scion (Campaign), Armor Expert
Feats Toughness, Power Attack and Longsword Focus
Skills Climb +7, Intimidate +5, Knowledge Engineering +5, Survival +4, Swim +7

Description:
Lucius is quite a and handsome looking young man. His hair is a tussled dirty blond, and his eyes are a pale grayish blue due to his mother's Ulfen descent. Being somewhat vain in nature, Lucius takes care of his appearance, keeping his face closely shaved and his stylish clothing clean. Lucius is extremely athletic, possessing a tall, lean and muscular physique. His expression is often mischievous, but at the same time calculating and shrewd.

Reference image

Physical Traits
Height: 6'1
Weight: 172 lbs
Hair: Sandy Blond
Eyes: Brown

Personality:
Lucius is quite intelligent and extremely athletic, and sometimes overly cocky. He tends to believe in himself, sometimes beyond his ability. This extreme overconfidence tends to grate on people, though his easy-going disposition and sense of humor leaves him not without his charm.

Background:
Lucius grew up in Restov, the youngest son of Theodric Baradain, a loyal soldier in the employment of the Lebeda household. Lucius grew up in Silverhall with this parents, and led a fairly simply childhood. Baron Lebeda recognized the intelligence and talents of the young Baradain boy, and paid for Lucius to be trained in the sword and the art of war in Restov. His natural gifts apparent to his masters, Lucius excelled in his study of engineering and his training with the blade.

When he was sixteen and finished his studies, he came home and found employment serving under his father for the Lebeda household. By this time, Baron Lebeda had died, and Dame Sarrona Lebeda was regent while the Baron's eldest son Lander was still a minor. Lucius being of an age with Lander became fast friends with the future Baron, and found himself spending time on Royal Hunting expeditions with Lander, and other such privileged activities.

Worried that his boy might be getting soft by spending too much time in the court and gaining considerably more influence than himself, Theodric volunteered Lucius for the assignment of traveling to the River Kingdoms to investigate issues with banditry on behalf of the Baradain household. Though unhappy at the prospect of leaving his friends and family, Lucius begrudgingly decided to take on the task.

Desired Kingdom Role:
Lucius would make an excellent General, and future skill points will go towards any skill that helps develop him in the art of war such as Profession Soldier.

RP Writing Sample:
As his eyes scanned over the document, an unmistakable scowl began to form on the brow of young Lucius. Glancing up from the document to look his gruff middle-aged father Theodric square in the eyes, Lucius suspiciously inquired "Just why exactly are you showing me this? Why should I care about bandit activity in the River Kingdoms?"

With a sour, yet bemused demeanor, Theodric responded curtly to his cocksure eldest boy "Because you’re going on expedition Lucius; Lady Lebeda has asked for volunteers to put an end to the banditry bordering her lands and harassing trade to the west." With a shrug, Theodric smiled and added "This is good for you Lucius, you need to get some field experience."

Growing ever more incredulous by the minute, Lucius wave the document about as he retorted "Field experience? This is a sheriff’s work father; I didn’t go to study in Restov to skulk about in the woods hunting for petty thieves!"

Unmoved and intransigent in his position, Theodric flatly stated "You have much to learn Lucius, and this kind of experience can tell you much about the Kingdom." Walking across the room to the wait table, Theodric poured himself a cup of wine before smugly addressing his son once more "In any event, there be no use in arguing with me; I’ve already put your name forth to Dame Serona, so you’re going lest you wish to disappoint her. You leave in two days."

Though he was now seething with anger, Lucius controlled his emotion as he coolly countered his father "Lander and I were supposed to be on a hunting expedition in two days…"

"Aye, you were Lucius, but I guess that will have to wait." Without any further discussion, Theodric got up and left the room, but not before adding "Better get packing son."

Standing somewhat dumbfounded, Lucius shook his head as he considered the exchange that just took place. After a few moments, Lucius began to resign himself to his fate; indeed he couldn’t very well say no to Dame Sarona Lebeda, and his father knew that.

So, it's off to the River Kingdoms is it? Well then, time to go make a name for myself…


My apologies GM Angel, I was just looking over my application again to ensure everything was in order when I realized I hadn't posted my RP sample yet... so here it is:

RP Sample for Lucius Baradain:
As his eyes scanned over the document, an unmistakable scowl began to form on the brow of young Lucius. Glancing up from the document to look his gruff middle-aged father Theodric square in the eyes, Lucius suspiciously inquired "Just why exactly are you showing me this? Why should I care about bandit activity in the River Kingdoms?"

With a sour, yet bemused demeanor, Theodric responded curtly to his cocksure eldest boy "Because you’re going on expedition Lucius; Lady Lebeda has asked for volunteers to put an end to the banditry bordering her lands and harassing trade to the west." With a shrug, Theodric smiled and added "This is good for you Lucius, you need to get some field experience."

Growing ever more incredulous by the minute, Lucius wave the document about as he retorted "Field experience? This is a sheriff’s work father; I didn’t go to study in Restov to skulk about in the woods hunting for petty thieves!"

Unmoved and intransigent in his position, Theodric flatly stated "You have much to learn Lucius, and this kind of experience can tell you much about the Kingdom." Walking across the room to the wait table, Theodric poured himself a cup of wine before smugly addressing his son once more "In any event, there be no use in arguing with me; I’ve already put your name forth to Dame Serona, so you’re going lest you wish to disappoint her. You leave in two days."

Though he was now seething with anger, Lucius controlled his emotion as he coolly countered his father "Lander and I were supposed to be on a hunting expedition in two days…"

"Aye, you were Lucius, but I guess that will have to wait." Without any further discussion, Theodric got up and left the room, but not before adding "Better get packing son."

Standing somewhat dumbfounded, Lucius shook his head as he considered the exchange that just took place. After a few moments, Lucius began to resign himself to his fate; indeed he couldn’t very well say no to Dame Sarona Lebeda, and his father knew that.

So, it's off to the River Kingdoms is it? Well then, time to go make a name for myself…


I'd like to apply Lucius Baradain, who is a neutral good sword and board male human fighter. His background fits well with anyone who takes some sort of background connection with the Lebeda household, although he himself is not of the royal households.

In combat, Lucius will be a front-line combatant and a highly capable tank if I can use the term. Outside of combat, he'll serve as muscle to back up any failed diplomatic attempts, and he has an education in engineering... which I'd dovetail into his likely role as General for the purpose of Kingdom building leadership roles, since his background indicates and education in the ways of war.

I'll provide the narrative later today, but here is the stat crunch and his background/description.

Character Sheet

Description:
Lucius is quite a and handsome looking young man. His hair is a tussled dirty blond, and his eyes are a pale grayish blue due to his mother's Ulfen descent. Being somewhat vain in nature, Lucius takes care of his appearance, keeping his face closely shaved and his stylish clothing clean. Lucius is extremely athletic, possessing a tall, lean and muscular physique. His expression is often mischievous, but at the same time calculating and shrewd.

Physical Traits
Height: 6'1
Weight: 172 lbs
Hair: Sandy Blond
Eyes: Brown

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Personality:
Lucius is quite intelligent and extremely athletic, and sometimes overly cocky. He tends to believe in himself, sometimes beyond his ability. This extreme overconfidence tends to grate on people, though his easy-going disposition and sense of humor leaves him not without his charm.

Background:
Lucius grew up in Restov, the youngest son of Theodric Baradain, a loyal soldier in the employment of the Lebeda household. Lucius grew up in Silverhall with this parents, and led a fairly simply childhood. Baron Lebeda recognized the intelligence and talents of the young Baradain boy, and paid for Lucius to be trained in the sword and the art of war in Restov. His natural gifts apparent to his masters, Lucius excelled in his study of engineering and his training with the blade.

When he was sixteen and finished his studies, he came home and found employment serving under his father for the Lebeda household. By this time, Baron Lebeda had died, and Dame Sarrona Lebeda was regent while the Baron's eldest son Lander was still a minor. Lucius being of an age with Lander became fast friends with the future Baron, and found himself spending time on Royal Hunting expeditions with Lander, and other such privileged activities.

Worried that his boy might be getting soft by spending too much time in the court and gaining considerably more influence than himself, Theodric volunteered Lucius for the assignment of traveling to the River Kingdoms to investigate issues with banditry on behalf of the Baradain household. Though unhappy at the prospect of leaving his friends and family, Lucius begrudgingly decided to take on the task.


I've decided to go a different way, seeing that we have enough arcane casters.

So, here I present Lucius Baradain, a Human Knife Master Rogue. His background will follow later today, but the short version follows below.

Background Short:
Lucius is the bastard son of a Chelish Noble in Korvosa, and while he has not been disowned, his presence is only cooly tolerated by his family. As such, Lucius tends to do his own thing and attempts to make his own way in the world, though he tends to spend to much time gambling and hanging around with seedy criminals and their like, such as Lamm.

Lucius will start the campaign with the drug addict trait, and will looking to settle a score with Lamm after finally kicking his habit.


Going to apply with Lucius here. I think the only thing I need to do is select a third trait.


My apologies, something came up yesterday and I wasn't able to get the background done in time. I should probably withdraw my candidacy since there are some excellent and complete divine characters to choose from.

Have fun folks!


One more to add to the list... I have a Chelish Cleric of Shelyn here. I'm going to flesh out his background tonight, but he'll be a recovering addict found faith type of character.


Congratulations to the chosen! You will have a great time, Doc Evil is a fantastic PbP GM. Have fun :)


Okay Doctor Evil, as I mentioned in the discussion panel of you RotRL game, I couldn't pass a chance to be in your Second Darkness Game. So here is my submission, a human Paladin Divine Defender who is in Riddleport to investigate whether there are any devilish connections to the Gambling Tournament.

Incidentally, I'll be out of town this until Sunday... so hopefully I've got everything you need.

Oh yeah, and here is a quote from my favorite movie which I'm guessing will give it away to all but the most sheltered individuals:

Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say "YES"!

And seeing how Gozer was an evil Outsider in New York City, I'm guessing Lucius would be more than comfortable saying the next line from same film:

"All right! This chick is TOAST!"

Yeah, that'll do.


I know the field for melee is crowded, but Lucius here is my submission for this game. This character would work particularly well with other characters either of the Lededa family, or associated with them, though it's not strictly necessary.

As for me, I generally post once a day, sometimes twice. The last few weeks have been busy as an educator, but with summer fast approaching things should be returning to normal. I've been playing D&D and now Pathfinder (I hated 4e) for about twenty years. In the past six months, I've really enjoyed participating in a variety of PbP's, but have really desired to get in on a Kingmaker game.


I think everything is up to code now for this application.


I'll apply with Lucius here. I have to make some adjustments, but otherwise this character was designed for Shattered Star (though the game I was accepted into died almost immediately).


GM Alice wrote:
For what it's worth, as a GM, I'd never select a player from a list like this. I feel like the onus should be on the player to look at a GM's recruitment post and his/her requirements, desires, and expectations, and decide if they would like to apply from there. There's no problem with reusing character concepts from different applications, but you should always make the effort to meet the GM's standards and requests rather than simply copy-pasting it over from one game to another.

That's pretty much what I was trying to say. I don't think this thread such a bad idea though, as there might be GM's who would look at it in a pinch... but I personally never would, and a great many wouldn't. Since GM's (at least the good ones) put in a lot of effort to run a game, it's not at all unfair for them to have high expectations of players during and after the recruitment phase.

As far as I'm concerned... character generation is part of the fun of applying to games anyway. Not all your characters will get selected, and that's just the way these things roll (no pun intended). A concept you built for one AP might get rejected by one GM and accepted by another, which is why I too have a number of AP specific concepts that can be retooled when the right AP gets posted.

Lastly, I would just generally avoid concepts heavily borrowed from other sources. I can't say that I have ever seen anyone successfully get into a game when doing that.


Lelouch Vi Orlovsky wrote:
Alright, so we all know how annoying it is when we've spent a ton of time answering Pm's about our character and rolling well, as well as creating massively in depth details about character personality and back story.

Isn't the nature of applying to PbP's though... you win some and you lose some? Popular AP's like Kingmaker can get as many as 30 applicants, so it's always a buyers market for GMs (fortunately or unfortunately depending on your point of view). In this particular instance, my character didn't get in either, and I had sunk some time into the application.

Nevertheless, I still think GM's should post separate recruitment threads and have the right to make specific requests of their potential players. Good GM's end up doing far more work than players after recruitment is over, so I don't begrudge any for being selective in the players they want even if I'm passed over.

In any event, the other potential issue is that 2d6+6 is not a common request from what I've experienced. I think if you want to have a pool of potential player threads (which isn't a bad idea actually), best to go with a 15 or 20 point build as that is what the majority of GM's seem to request for AP's (except for in the case of WoW which has the focus/foible method). Such a thread might actually be particularly useful for replacing players very quickly if need be.

Spoiler:
Incidentally, I loved Gunsmith Cats.


I've wanted to try this AQ for a long time. If there is still time, I'd like to submit this character who I designed for a Kingmaker game. (adjustments will be made this afternoon)

Set 1
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 2) + 6 = 12
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 1) + 6 = 10
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (6, 2) + 6 = 14
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (1, 1) + 6 = 8
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (1, 2) + 6 = 9
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 6) + 6 = 15
Set 2
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (6, 5) + 6 = 17
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (2, 3) + 6 = 11
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (4, 6) + 6 = 16
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (6, 4) + 6 = 16
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 6) + 6 = 15
2d6 + 6 ⇒ (3, 4) + 6 = 13

Well that makes it easy, set #2.


Definitely interested. Also, if somebody is making a character related to the Lebeda, it'll tie in nicely to this character.

Two questions Sault:

1) Is HP at first level also 1/2HD+1, or max first then 1/2HD+1 every level thereafter?

2) Can I just link a myth-weaver character sheet instead of a stat block. I don't presently use Hero Lab.


I'd be interested; recently applied to one with this character... a good ol' human fighter.


Hah, I came in second to the Incredible Hulk XD

Seriously though, have fun everyone.


Pretty much done now. This character is basically in the employment of the Lebeda as a hired arm, but is friends with the future Baron Lander Lebeda (part of his entourage as it were).

Anyway, good luck y'all.


Okay, thinking Human Fighter... nothing beats good ol' fighter.

Starting Funds: 5d6 ⇒ (5, 3, 4, 1, 5) = 18

Stats
3d6 ⇒ (5, 2, 4) = 11
3d6 ⇒ (2, 6, 2) = 10
3d6 ⇒ (3, 1, 5) = 9
3d6 ⇒ (6, 4, 6) = 16
3d6 ⇒ (5, 6, 3) = 14
3d6 ⇒ (6, 5, 2) = 13

That's equivalent to an 18pt buy, so I'll go with it.


Good stuff. My apologies for not voting, I got bogged down at work the last few days... also prevented me from finishing my application!

Have fun to those selected!


Hey all, I have this Human Ranger that I'd like to submit. I'll be rewriting his background shortly.

Lucius is heavy on skills and archery focus, so I'd almost suggest he fits the skill category and ranged support rather than strait up martial.


Sorry, meant to get this up yesterday but got delayed. As far as class goes, I think Sable Marine is either an archetype or a 4th level feat depending on the source you look at. For the purpose of this application, I've just assumed a base Ranger with those details to be worked out later.

Background:

Lucius was one of only two children born to Vatticus and Aurelia Taviskin in the outskirts of Korvosa. His father made a living as simple farmer, so Lucius grew up in outdoors along with his younger sister Julia (younger by two years). Life was idyllic in many ways, as Lucius and his sister loved the outdoors and were raised by loving parents.

Nevertheless, Lucius always harbored a secret desire for adventure that life on his father's farm would never provide. When just a boy, Vatticus had Lucius accompany him to the grand markets of Korvosa to sell some of the excess crop he had produced in a banner crop year. On a chance meeting, Vatticus introduced his small son to one of the Sable Marine's in town who was monitoring the peace in the markets that day. Lucius immediately was taken by the Ranger and his Hippogriff mount. From that moment forward, Lucius knew what he wanted in life.

As he grew older, his father began to grow frustrated with his son's obsession with joining the Sable Marine Corps. Vatticus tried in vain to draw Lucius' attention to work on the farm, as Lucius would inherit one day. As punishment on his eighteenth birthday for his day dreaming, Vatticus choose instead to take his younger sister Julia with him to the big city to sell the excess crop for the year. Sadly, this decision would result in tragedy, as Vatticus was mugged by the thugs of a local crime Lord named Lamm, and Julia abducted.

When Vatticus returned injured and broken for the loss of his only daughter, Lucius set his mind to achieving two great aims. The first was to hunt down Lamm and bring him to justice, as well as find his sister Julia; the second would be to join the Sable Marine Corps.

Without a word to his parents, Lucius grabbed his possessions and made his way Korvosa.

Description:

Lucius is a handsome and youthful looking young man. His hair is jet black, and his eyes are a pale greyish blue. Though wiry and quite athletic, Lucius is only of average height and not overly muscular. His expression is generally weary for someone of his age, though he always has a ready smile for friends and family.

Image of Lucius

Personality:

Lucius tends to be cautious with strangers, and takes his time to warm and open to people. Initial impressions of Lucius usually range from a quiet reserved lad to perhaps a little on the cool and indifferent side. Nevertheless, those who count Lucius as a friend would note is inherent optimism and belief that there is always a better tomorrow.


Sounds like something I'd like to sink my teeth into. For my concept, I'd be thinking a Ranger, likely wanting to become a Sable Company Marine. Lucius will likely be a ranged weapon Ranger as opposed to two-weapon.

Concept:

Name: Lucius Taviskin
Class: Ranger (Sable Company Marine)
Role: Martial, ranged offense
Campaign Trait: Missing Sibling (sister)
Race: Human (Chelish)
Alignment: Neutral Good
Deity: Gozreh

Initial Stats:

Str 13
Dex 16
Con 12
Int 12
Wis 13
Chr 10

Background to follow tomorrow. Haven't played this AP, but I have read the Player's Guide.