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    The Main Campaign!

    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:15 pm

    Soon.



    The year is 1893, and you find yourself in the peculiar village of Red Terrace.

    - THE WORLD -

    The campaign starts at around the same time period that I have used in previous campaign settings, but it is not exactly the same world. The setting stands at the end of the Industrial Revolution, as technology begins to take over and the world, as a whole, starts to become less and less mysterious.

    For the most part, chivalry and magic have been lost as modern weaponry and philosophy replace the more traditional fantasy setting.

    http://youtu.be/d1RvgfoXGTs

    Red Terrace Abbey sits at the edge of an ancient wood, one of the few places left that spirits still roam freely; it is because of this forest, as well as village's unique structure, that has kept Red Terrace mostly safe through the ages.

    The village is the home to around 250, and was originally built by Dwarves (who had named the redwood "Grandfather"), but was taken over through warfare by Elven Nations a little over a hundred years ago. For the most part, the village racial make-up is about 75% Elven, 15% Eladrin, 5% Human, and 5% a variety of other races, usually Dwarves or fey-creatures, such as Gnomes or Satyr.

    Also, in most cases the art of using a melee weapon would have been replaced entirely by the use of firearms, but I ignore this fact for this campaign. Because D&D would be silly without a good sword. Don't hesitate to give a character a broadsword, thinking you will be screwed over by technology. You wouldn't be a hero if you couldn't figure a way to fight it, now would you?

    - THE CAMPAIGN -

    A new year has started, and you find yourself beginning your training to become part of the village's Red Talon Watch. In a short six months, you will have raised your very own Crow companion (and mount), and become full fledged scouts.



    (Temporary Picture)

    Your trainer is Captain Jonathan Eaglewood, whom you know as "Panzer", next in line to become the top commander of the small band of scouts. You haven't had much time to really get to know the other scouts, yet, but know that soon that will change.


    - YOUR CHARACTER -

    There are a few guidelines for your characters in this campaign, unlike previous D&D campaigns I have done in the past.

    Your character must have been born and raised in the village, and I will make the assumption that they have a family in the village unless given specific ideas.

    However, the most important detail is that your character, when choosing a class in the character builder, is that your character is only a martial class. Basically, it means that there are no magical elements to your character at the start of the campaign. Typically, the martial classes in 4e D&D are Rogue, Fighter, Warlord, and Ranger. I might be convinced to make an exception for a martial-hybrid class, such as Skald (Bard) (Martial-Arcane), or Barbarian (Martial-Primal).

    With these two details in mind, please choose themes and backgrounds to reflect these ideas; (no blood-thirsty guns for hire, or oath-sworn champions of the gods who are prophesied to lead their people to victory.)

    Other than these details, have fun making your character! Feel free to create them on the D&D Character builder

    (Go to create custom character -> D&D home setting -> level 1, to start.)

    Also if you have any ideas for a character, but are afraid it pushes the borders of my guidelines too much, just ask me and i'll either say the idea is good or work something out to make it work. Don't be afraid to get crazy with the ideas. It wouldn't be D&D otherwise.

    Lastly, post your characters in this thread as you create them! Or in the character biography section. Anywhere is fine. Tell us what they are named, how old they are, what they are like, personality quirks, favorite food, smells they can't stand, what they named their baby crow, and if they have the right number of fingers and toes.

    If you post your character here, try and keep all the main details of the character to one post you edit, to make it easier to read. Maybe put the character post in a color you will use for all your RPing in this thread. Like this. Boom.

    MORE COMING SOON.


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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:53 am

    Another few details I forgot!

    When making your character, auto-add gear. However, hold off from purchasing any equipment yet, I am still deciding on some mechanics.

    Though, feel free to go in to the mounts section of the item shop and "Add" a Glidewing in to your inventory. Spoiler. You will eventually get a giant crow friend.



    Also, if there are any "secret" details about your character you want to run by me, or just want me to know and keep from your party, feel free to send it to me through a private message and I shall exploit this character point as soon as possible.
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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:38 pm



    I'll just leave this here for now. To let it stew.
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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:01 pm

    "I seem to have misplaced my map, have you seen it anywhere? Mmm.. maybe I'll just go get a new one."

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    Post  Vasani Shepard on Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:02 pm

    Dungeon Master Orange wrote:"I seem to have misplaced my map, have you seen it anywhere? Mmm.. maybe I'll just go get a new one."


    @_____@

    Also. Goblin King's Realm. Color me suspicious.
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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:58 pm

    "Ah, man. I guess my map was in need of an update.. didn't realize how much sprang up in the cities lately.."

    "Better get going on personalizing this map too, just doesn't have all the details I like to have. Maybe I'll take a flight around tonight."

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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:34 pm

    "There! Beautiful."



    ".. oh, hey now, what are you all gawking at? You can't be finished with your practice session already. You guys only have only about.. say, what, one week now? One week till your big day."

    "Being a watch member takes practice; without it, how else do you expect to mount your bird while it is mid-flight, going twenty to twenty-five miles per hour?"
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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:58 pm

    It is unbelievable to you how soon your training will come to an end.

    You wander in to the old barracks to pack up your things, to get ready to move to the newer building. You take in the atmosphere of the old musty barracks, an archaic monument to the past of this village.

    The old dwarven barracks was the original meeting place of Red Talon's up until about 10 years ago, when the watch decided that they needed more room. Built alongside the old barracks, the new building primarily housed the current watch members, while the old barracks was used merely as a place of honor to those who built the terrace, as well as a place to help new watch members get acquainted to their surroundings.

    Old photographs on the walls, "antiques" strewn about, and the old weapon rack..

    Maybe it is the fact it is some of your final days in this building, but you feel the desire to look around and notice the small details around the large room...
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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:25 am

    (From this point forward, you CAN post replies, "commands" or roleplay, and I will respond. This isn't necessarily the start, but it is the lead-up. A prologue, of sorts; a way to ease in)

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    Post  Metah Fore on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:26 am

    "Doo doo doo doo doo packing packing packing. Gotta color code everything. Ma always said that neatly packed luggage was the key to a well rounded life. Who am I talking to anywa- Ooooooh what is that over there?!?!?!"


    Roll perception or whatever I guess.

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    Post  Metah Fore on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:28 am

    Whoops, forgot to roll, sorry.
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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:28 am

    The member 'Metah Fore' has done the following action : Roll them dice!

    'd20' :
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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:28 am

    Metah Fore wrote:"Doo doo doo doo doo packing packing packing. Gotta color code everything. Ma always said that neatly packed luggage was the key to a well rounded life. Who am I talking to anywa- Ooooooh what is that over there?!?!?!"


    Roll perception or whatever I guess.

    Your eyes lock in on a photograph that was recently hung in the room. You get warm feelings looking at it. The photo was taken about a week ago, with all the current members in the Red Talon Watch, with the amazingly proud new trainees, especially one epitome of justice. It is hard to imagine, in one week you will become watch members yourselves.

    And just like that, a week has passed.

    TOMARROW is the day.

    Better get some rest!


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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:40 pm

    Dungeon wrote:The member 'Metah Fore' has done the following action : Roll them dice!

    'd20' :

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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:46 pm



    An inscription reads on the back of the photograph:

    "Top Row, From Left to Right:

    Captain Jonathan Eaglewood, "Panzer"

    Vasani Shepard

    Tabitha Oakenfleur

    Brandis Krishnav

    Donovan Brightblade

    Roro Skarborough

    Robert Moreau, "Boxershorts"

    Captain Cameron del'Mar

    Grand Captain Annabell Gold'are, "Miss Annie"


    Bottom Row, from Left to Right:

    Metah Fore

    Micheal Bronzebutt, "Dark Spear"

    Daan Jer

    Svenhelm Kahn"



    (And since you might want it.)









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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:54 pm

    From this point forward, if you want to tell me or anyone else anything D&D related, do so here! In this post, make your own post, anywhere you want, but just get some use out of this forum.

    Also, if anyone wants a closeup of any character (for avatar or other purposes), let me know and I can give you the picture.

    One last couple few multiple not last notes! Print your character sheet if you can and develop and update it there! There will be multiple people using the builder, which will lead to disconnects and lack of saving. So save often.

    Also, when posting a dice roll, be sure to include what kind of role it is, as well as your modifier. If you need explanations of what this all means, just ask!


    Before you realize it a day has passed. After some sprucing up, you are all ready for your big day. You wonder if it will be a big ordeal or not; will there be fireworks and songs in your name? Or will they just pat you on the back and forget your name? This has you worried.

    Crap. You have to stop letting your mind wander, you should get going! The rest of the watch is meeting outside the barracks soon for their morning get-together.




    (If you have paint or Photoshop, take advantage of it! You can use it to show me where you want to go, what direction you want to look, point out objects you don't understand, and even criticize scenery! Get creative.)
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    Post  Vasani Shepard on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:46 pm

    Dungeon Master Orange wrote:
    Before you realize it a day has passed. After some sprucing up, you are all ready for your big day. You wonder if it will be a big ordeal or not; will there be fireworks and songs in your name? Or will they just pat you on the back and forget your name? This has you worried.

    Crap. You have to stop letting your mind wander, you should get going! The rest of the watch is meeting outside the barracks soon for their morning get-together.




    (If you have paint or Photoshop, take advantage of it! You can use it to show me where you want to go, what direction you want to look, point out objects you don't understand, and even criticize scenery! Get creative.)

    Vasani heads out of the barracks, eager to get to the ceremony. She pauses just out the door and glances around, looking for anything interesting going on or someone to bother.

    (Modifer-free perception roll, go!)


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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:46 pm

    The member 'Vasani Shepard' has done the following action : Roll them dice!

    'd20' :
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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:04 pm

    (No modifier because you don't know or because it is 0?)
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    Post  Vasani Shepard on Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:07 pm

    Dungeon Master Orange wrote:(No modifier because you don't know or because it is 0?)

    Because it is zero. I always know. o_o

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    Post  Metah Fore on Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:32 am

    "Where did I put my hat? Over here? No! Over there? No! WHERE IS MY HAAAAAT?!?! Oh! There it is. Now where is that other thing? NO TIME!!! I MUST GET TO THE CEREMONY!!!!"

    Approximate path taken:

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    Post  Dungeon Master Orange on Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:59 am

    I don't have the heart to tell poor Metah that they wouldn't have received their hat yet. That's why they are going to the ceremony.

    DM NOTE: I will usually wait about a day to see if anyone else has given their responses (More or less depending on the situation), but for the most part I will assume that if one character changes zones, maps, or progresses in the story, the rest will follow. Just let me know if there was something you wanted to do, or if you know ahead of time you want to do something different! TIME CAN ALWAYS BE ALTERED.

    Upon stepping outside, you realize you are cutting it close. You notice the rest of the Watch gathering in the courtyard grounds.

    Cameron del'Mar clears his throat, as if he is stalling.

    Panzer reassures the young captain, "Hey kid, don't look so nervous; You arn't any different as a captain as you were a average grunt, just relax," and gives him a hard slap on the back.

    "Right.."

    "Well than. Good morning to you all! I hope you slept alright, because you will be working your asses off today so we can enjoy ourselves tomorrow; So I don't want to see any festivity planning or early drinking, just remember that the Eve of the Three Celebration is TOMORROW, not today."

    Donovan looks at Cameron with guilty eyes, realizing he is holding his fiddle. The rest of the crowd chuckles.

    "You guys don't waste any time celebrating do you? I'm surprised you aren't drinking yet," remarks Roro.

    Sven then adds, "Aye, but showing up sloshed to an assembly might look a little bad in front of your new captain."

    "Hah! At least I am not the only ones to notice. Which does remind me, I want you all to give a hand to our three newest members. Technically they will become full members tomorrow, but as is tradition, we want them to feel at home as soon as we can."

    Cameron turns to grab a set of garments from Panzer.

    "Metah Fore, Vasani Shepard and Tabitha Oakenfleur, I would like to formally welcome you in to the Red Talon Watch. Will you please come up and accept your new uniform?"




    Map Key:

    P: Panzer
    C: Cameron
    A: Miss Annie
    D: Donovan
    DS: Dark Spear
    B: Brandis
    BS: Boxer Shorts
    R: Roro
    S: Svenhelm
    DJ: Daan Jer


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    Post  Vasani Shepard on Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:17 pm

    Ah hell, she must be late. As Panzer gives his little speech, Vasani slinks up behind the group and pretends as if she's been there the entire time.

    She starts to wonder when the actual celebrating will start as she stares off into the distance. She has every intention of getting incredibly drunk before she has to start pretending to be responsible.

    The sound of her name pulls her from her daydreams and she snaps to attention.


    "Metah Fore, Vasani Shepard and Tabitha Oakenfleur, I would like to formally welcome you in to the Red Talon Watch. Will you please come up and accept your new uniform?"

    With a grin plastered on her face, she maneuvers her way through the crowd and up to Panzer. She accepts her uniform with a slight bow and returns to the group of assembled guardsmen.



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    Post  Metah Fore on Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:14 pm

    Finally! His own uniform. The only piece of clothing besides her cape that wasn't a hand me down from his older siblings. Sure, the uniform had probably belonged to a member of the watch before her, but it was different somehow. He can't wait to to don the uniform (especially that amazing hat) and fight for justice. She dashes up and takes the uniform hugging both Cameron and Panzer tightly. He clutches her new threads wondering when they will be dismissed to try them on.
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    Post  Tabitha Oakenfleur on Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:14 pm

    Glad she had someone before her to follow but a little embarrassed for being the last to come forward, Tabitha roughly follows Visani's path, moving slow enough to look dignified (she hopes) but quick enough to not look like she's stalling. She can't say she's comfortable in front of crowds, but somehow the mismatched group takes the edge off the whole affair. She takes her uniform, bowing from her head, then takes her place while looking casually out of the corners of her eyes to see if anyone actually expects her to put anything on.

    Know what? Why not. Let's roll some Insight to see if I can't tell what's expected of me.
    Modifier to Insight roll: +4


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