The rain pummeled the streets of Avedon as darkness fell. The wind whipped across the narrow court of seven bells. Usually at this time of night the court was filled with locals drinking and eating around the base of the two ancient oaks that called it home. Now only the sound of rain drops on the stone slabs could be made out. And the sound of two sets of feet splashing.
The sedan chair appeared in one of the many narrow lanes entering the square. Two small koblods with wide brimmed hats to keep out the rain seemed to be trying to move as fast as their legs could make out on the slick stones of the city. As the sedan chair neared the center of the square, four figures emerged from the shadows of the court.
The lead koblod slowed slightly as he saw the figure emerge from the narrow lane which led to their destination. He slowed even more as the tall figure raised a hand and shouted, "Who goes there..."
"We have a Doctor yes? Go to House of Ambassador Empire now...he sick..."
"This way is barred, you shall not pass..."
The koblods slowed to a stop. And a small figure appeared out of the sedan and looked about. "Why have we stopped? The short, orange goblin asked, trying to keep himself as dry in the small confines of the chair.
"Man say way is blocked..."
The goblin emerged more from the chair and calls out..."Who says...I am bringing a doctor to my employer the honorable..."
The figure moves in closer to the chair, as do the other four figures, slowly surrounding the chair. "There is no honor in the Empire...tonight its ambassador dies, tomorrow it shall die..."
The goblin is taken aback by this, but his hand moves to the small morning star on his belt.
The sedan chair rattles as a narrow, tall man in a dark cloak appears. "I am Doctor Youtof, accredited to the Star Chamber itself...let us pass or you..."
The figure cut him off, "I do not fear the minions of Drago or the Serene Court...if you do not leave...you shall be found in the Grand Canal tomorrow morning..."
The doctor stands for a moment, letting the rain be the only sound. His eyes narrow as his figers grasp the end of a peice of ivory in his cloak pocket. Without warning he turns on his heal and drops back into the sedan chair. A sudden white flash of light emerging from his hand and smacking into the figure that had been slowly moving up behind him.
The goblin suddenly charges at the speaker, the one blocking the way. The sound of chuckling suddenly turns into a swear as what should have been an easy kill turns into a rather akward fight.
The doctor hears the thump of something hitting the wall of the sedan chair wall above his head. He looks out the small window to see that his target is now firmly stuck in a glob of white webbing locking him to the nearby oak. A second figure now hides behind the other tree, as the Doctor looks over he see's movement and then another thump into the wall of the sedan chair just a breath away from the small window.
"By the four Gods if I get out of here..." The sound of metal hitting metal draws his attention. The goblin named Merek seems to be distracting the spokesman of the group. The man is flailing around with a long sword trying to hit the smaller goblin but seems to be too slow.
The fourth figure, a massive hulk too large to be a man, slowly marches up towards the two. The Doctor winces and wonders where the koblods have run off to...
*Zhang*, the sound fills the air as the smell of ozone and brimstone mixing fills the air. The large hulking shape is no longer standing but lies prone, the signs of the water actually evaporating from his armor now.
"Ahh...You son of a mother f**** toad squirl..." screams the spokesman as the goblin uses the sudden distraction to nail his opponent squarely between the legs.
Youtof hears someone running around the sedan chair. He grabs one of the small orbs in his pocket and throws it at the running figure. It misses, hitting the ground. But the resulting fireball throws the figure off their feet and into the shuttered window of a wine store.
"Doctor...come quickly..." shouts the goblin and Youtof grabbs his chest and runs from the saftey of the sedan chair towards the Via Natadia and the saftey of the Imperial Embassy. He sees the spokesman attempt to rise. But he drops as a crackling energy bolt zooms where his head had been a moment before. The doctor looks over his shoulder, in the distance a faint blue light hangs in the bell tower of the local temple.
He turns his attention back to the narrow pathway and saftey. His mind wondering who wants the Imperial Ambassador dead, and who was interfering against them.
What is going on here?
I am seeing how much interest there is in another rp game...this one with me as GM...
What is the game about
It is something of a political mystery/action game (with enough action to keep things interesting for those of you who want to go kill some things regularly...more Jason Borne than Doom Redux)...this isn't a simple dungeon crawl.
So how are you running the game?
At the moment it looks like Pathfinder is the basic mechanic. However in character/NPC data gathering I will likely give bonus points for intelligent/ creative attempts at solving problems or getting information out of your opponents or targets.
So who is playing in the game?
Maybe you...this game was originally designed in discussion with others on the board who may/ or may not still be interested. As such I'm trying to gauge the interest of the wider game community...
Well alright, I'm interested so now what?
Well you can:
- A - Just post your interest below
- B - Post a question below (this is obvious but I made the list so eh...)
- C - Post a character idea...(see below)
So If I decide to move forward with this game I will be choosing people based on
1) already having an invite because they were part of the orginial group
2) a random selection for those slots still available after the invites have made up their mind (or not said anything so we'll assume they have wandered away like a kitten with a new toy)
However, since I want to push for creative types, I will ask that anyone wanting a slot put up a character idea including:
3- Physical Description
4 - Personality Description
5- Race (We will likely need to discuss anything other than the base races but I"m not blocking anything other than those who are too god like (No beings from other elemental planes)
6 - Class (Use pathfinder classes available on the web at the moment) note assume six class levels at the moment so they will not be first level characters.
7 - Background
I will award each description with 1-20 points and then roll a d20 for the remaining points. Entry will be given based on highest score first, next highest score second...etc.
But how are you going to judge them?
Creativity, and how well the basics of the class/ race /description/ etc work together as a whole.
So a well written, but somewhat 'stock' sorcerer will likely score higher than a thinly conceived Samurai-Barbarian Hulu skirt wearing goblin.
Note: that if I decide not to allow a class or a race in the game, don't worry about it for this portion as we'll work something out that is mutually satisfactory
I have some interest but not the time to develop a full character right now...
Post your interest at least...I will decide when to close things off and how many slots need to be filled in a bit...
For those in a character making frame of mind:
Location Background Wait...who/what are the Immortals and can I be one?
Well you don't want to be one really...think less immortality and more self absorbed mercenary killers and cannon fodder...Yeah...not the people you want to be...but you could have been one...once...