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The Dungeon of Doom!; Fantasy adventure RP
Topic Started: Feb 14 2015, 09:21 PM (1,103 Views)
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So since this section of the forum hasn't had an actual roleplay occur in it in...8 months or so? I'm bringin' it back, baby.

The story is simple. Your character (one per person, please!) is a novice hero assigned to clearing out a local “dungeon” which has popped up recently. In this setting, dungeons appear at random and cause monsters and mishaps to occur in the region around them, forcing heroes to enter, loot and destroy the place so bad things stop happening. More details will be established once we've got enough people.

One character per person; once we've got a full party (between 5 and 8, preferably, with me “DMing”), I’ll close off and we’ll begin.

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Character template!
Name: Fantasy characters can have all sorts of names!
Gender: Gender identify for your hero.
Character class: Anything you like, as long as it’s descriptive of what they do!
Backstory: How your character came to the Dungeon of Doom
Personality: What your character is like.
Equipment: What kind of gear you possess.
Abilities: Spells/techniques your character can perform, as well as noteworthy skills.

There’s no hard guidelines for any of this stuff, just keep it reasonable and not ridiculous. The game starts off with “level 1” characters, so keep that in mind.

Have fun!
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Name: Bernadette
Gender: Female
Character class: Frontline Fighter/Wolf
Backstory: As the loyal village dog of a local village, taken in when she was a puppy, Bernadette has made a name for herself as a fierce defender of humans everywhere. Due to an incident wherein Bernadette bit a child of the village, the village elders thought it best for Bernie to head down to the Dungeon and become a roving defender, seeing her captivity in the village a burden.
Personality: Primarily reward driven, Bernadette was taught to heel and hunt monsters, though does love a good scratch behind her ears and will stick to someone like glue should they have smoked meat in their satchel. Bernie is also very loyal.
Equipment: Claws, teeth, howl, barking, thick fur.
Abilities: Bernie is an excellent tracker with a keen sense of smell, she can see in low light conditions, and can leap/climb with the best of them.
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Sounds fun, and I need to practice writing in a fantasy world anyway. This seems rather free-form, so that's appealing.

Name: Yez Yeferin

Gender: Male

Character class: Gambler - Through a magic pair of six-sided dice and a little bit of luck, Yez can pull off an assortment of tricks and fall to a heavy number of blunders. For example, getting a 1 and a 3 (No matter which order) causes a different effect than both of the die rolling on a 2.

Backstory: Yez never understood the term "stability". His parents were nobles, and he grew up in a nice and safe environment. It was also very boring. Yez found his escape in books, where adventures and romance flourished. Once he came of age, he took all his allowance and left. A blessed life through and through, by all means Yez should have died when he got mixed in the wrong crowd, making deals and bets like nobody's business, but he managed to scamper away with his money and life many times. Not to say he hasn't suffered for his antics, taking his fair share of licks, but he's turned out better than most. This is just one of many trials he plans to challenge, but only time will tell if it's his last.

Personality: Yez is both mature and naive, as he doesn't really know how to interact with the world properly due to his upbringing, but has plenty of experience with it. He'll do something without thinking about it twice, but is prepared for the consequences that will bring. He's irresponsible when it comes to himself, but dependable with others. He's curious and loves to learn, and has a hands on approach with most things. He wants to see and play with everything, even though he really shouldn't in most cases.

Equipment: Yez is a man of refined background and less than sophisticated nature, and it shows. He doesn't wear much that would be considered suitable for combat or exploring - He's dressed in a white pea coat that has shiny black buttons and coattails that reach the mid-point of his thigh, matching white gloves, dark blue pantaloons, and leathery black boots that swallow up his calf. He also adorns a circlet that goes around his head and curves as the center, where a sapphire gem sits on the middle of his forehead.

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Name: Tantric the Fool

Gender: Ambiguous

Character class: Jester - Tantric enjoys the comical arts and tumbling. Direct confrontations of any sort are a no-go, instead favoring a style of adventure that relies on nobody knowing what Tantric's going to do next... not even Tantric!

Backstory: Tantric has traveled from village to village, entertaining locals with crazy antics and buffoonery. Children often drag their parents to see the performer and, for a while, this was enough for Tantric to achieve all of life's basic necessities. Business has taken a turn for the worse, however, and now Tantric has opted to try a new line of work: Dungeon crawling! Surely juggling, tumbling and joke-telling are skills that will transfer well to such a dangerous profession.

Personality: Tantric is a fool. It's right there in the name, and a prerequisite listed in the job description. The clown appears to take absolutely nothing seriously, but does so in a strange sense of duality; Tantric will be laughing and joking one moment, and seeming chronically depressed and weeping the next. If Tantric is making sense, then something has probably gone terribly, terribly wrong.

Equipment: Tantric wears a gaudily colored two-tone jester's outfit that is half red and half black, generally switching sides (so while the collar may be red on the left and black on the right, the lapel may be black on the left and red on the right). The performer wears a mask that covers the entirety of the face, resembling a happy/sad theatre mask. To top off the ensemble is a red and black jester's cap, which together with the mask serves to hide basically every facial feature Tantric possesses. Tantric carries a sack that is lovingly dubbed the 'bag of tricks'. The bag contains juggling pins, knives, foam balls, bombs that emit brightly-colored smoke, marbles, and various other little knick-knacks (full version provided upon request).

Abilities: As a jester, Tantric is a skilled juggler, tumbler, actor and acrobat. Despite coming off as irritating to some, Tantric is generally skilled at winning over a crowd and being charming. Tantric is also either a very quick thinker, coming up with elaborate plans on the fly and masterfully obfuscating them from enemies until it's too late, or is a completely random soul who flies by the seat of fortune. It's nearly impossible to tell which.
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Name: Carlile Grantz

Gender: Male

Class: Necromancer/Esper, although he lies more in a support/debuffing enemies role than directly attacking them.

Backstory: Being the seventh son of a seventh son, Carlile has enjoyed the ability to see, hear, and talk to ghosts ever since he was young. To keep his large family stable and happy, he has organised a buisness where if you pay him, he can set up a situation where you can say your last goodbyes to your loved ones. He has to find the ghost first, though, and he has come to the dungeon of doom because he believes the ghost needed for his current job has perished in the dungeon.

Personality: Really chill about most things, although he can get snarky and/or serious if he is required to be.

Equipment: Clothes, knife and crossbow.

Abilities: In addition to being a necropath, he also has slight telekenetic abilities, most notably the ability to read and implant thoughts. He also can get visions of stuff ahead of time, but he has no control over this, having it come to him randomly.
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Name: Mirvea Schutes

Gender: Female

Character class: Adventurer in Training

Backstory: Mirvea has been brought up her entire life to become an adventurer. Her mother has trained her for this by among other things waking her up every morning by jumping on her and attacking her. Most of her time was spent learning how to fight and fend for herself in the wild or in her own home. With her mother either entering her into gladiatorial contests, straight up leaving her in the middle of forests to find her way home (including one time when she pushed her off a cliff) or filling their house with traps. Finally after years of what she calls training her mother has allowed her to enter her first dungeon.

Personality: Mirvea has an odd personality due to her only real interaction with others coming in between bouts of brutal training from her mother. As such she only has what she was instructed to do in those scenarios to go on. This means that while being polite and able to say the right things it always sounds off. As if she is just saying it because she believes its what she's supposed to say.

Equipment: Mirvea is armed with two swords, one long, one short, a short bow and a quiver of arrows, a collection of daggers, a hand axe and a bag filled with general adventuring gear such as food, bandages, potions, caltrops etc. Her leather armor is well-worn and adorned with trophies she has collected from all the different tasks she has completed over the years.

Abilities: Mirvea is a skilled fighter with many different types of weapons, including her bare hands. She is also knowledgeable in many different aspects of survival and dungeoneering. She's not the best at thinking plans up on the go though.
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Name: Timothy "Tim-Tim" Abernathy.

Gender: Male.

Character class: Apocalyptic Child.

Backstory: All mortals are, to some degree, subject to the whims and corrupting influences of powerful, probing demon lords, who seek servants in all shapes and sizes. In this case, the size and shape of a nine year old human child. At the age of eight, Timothy Abernathy wandered into a demonic ritual meant to grant his older brother, William, the powers of an eldritch warlock at the cost of his immortal soul. Due to Timothy's inquisitive nature and the greater magical potential within his soul, the demon lord chose to bargain with him instead. After the ritual, Timothy showed no outward signs of corruption or malice, so his devout parents chose to cover the matter up quietly despite his brother's protests that it was "total bullshit."

Timothy vanished from his home a few weeks later, and has been wandering ever since. His powers have grown to those of an acolyte warlock. The Dungeon of Doom is the first that has appeared nearby since the start of his journey, and he is eager to play with the creatures within.

Personality: Timothy is curious, friendly, and upbeat to a fault, no matter what horrors he has set himself to. If he gets hurt or has his "play time" interrupted, he gets very sullen and angry.

Equipment: Timothy wears ill-fighting leather clothes that he liberated from a gnome. He carries a small, steel dagger and a crudely marked journal, as well as a small supply of food.

Abilities: Like all warlocks, Timothy is capable of shooting blasts of eldritch energy from his hands at will. The demonic influence on his body makes him more durable than a normal human child. As his first taste of dark power, he is able to throw a Tantrum and let out an angry scream to attempt to shatter non-magical objects at will.
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Name: Samantha Mosskiller

Gender: Female

Character Class: Village Watchman

Backstory: Life in a small agricultural town ain't easy, and someone's gotta be the one to get the wolves to stop hunting livestock, or stand up to the bandits demanding a share of your crops. For many years, Sam's father was the one in charge of the Middesborough Watch, until came up against a group of bandits that had managed to trick some adventurers into doing their dirty work. The man was cooked inside his armor by a well-cast flame spell.

Ever since, things have been goin' downhill for Middesborough. The watchmen not killed in that attack turned tail and fled, abandoning their duty towards their town. Crops rotted in the ground, long before they could ever be harvested. The rate of monster attacks increased dramatically. The few left in town whispered of a curse quietly, behind closed doors. Few linger in the streets, nowadays.

None of this has stopped Sam from taking up her father's title as the head (and sole member of) her town's Watch. Heeding her father's training, she has stood as the village's sole line of defense. She has chosen to enter The Dungeon of Doom due to its close proximity to her town, hoping that if it is destroyed things will turn around for Middesborough.

Personality: Sam is unconcerned with fancy language or etiquette, and is unafraid to speak her mind, whatever offense it may cause. She takes her duty very seriously, training almost every single day and keeping her equipment in top condition. She mistrusts adventurers, especially mages, due to the incident that cost her father his life.

Equipment: Wears a leather tunic, chainmail, and a very shiny iron breastplate. Wields a steel halberd. Carries with her rations, medical supplies, and misc. survival equipment.

Abilities: Is very good with her halberd. Knows many effective herbal remedies, and can easily survive in the wilderness if needed. Simpleminded, but not stupid, and is very effective at thinking things through.
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Name: Zall

Gender: Male

Character class: Psychic

Backstory: Zall was born with his eyes closed. As an infant, Zall never came into consciousness, and his parents believed him to be a dead child. However, the monks who assisted in the birth sensed that the child was, in fact, still alive, and opted to care for it after his parents abandoned him to his presumed inevitable death.

Years passed and Zall continued to sleep, but he grew all the same as the monks tended to him. The elder sensed a power trembling within the child, and though his hand moved to kill him in a moment of fear, his vows demanded he seek a pacifistic route. So he simply prayed that, should the child ever awake, his intuition would be misleading.

Twenty years had passed when Zall finally awoke.

Despite it being his first time seeing the sunlight, or hearing a voice speak to him, Zall could respond in spoken tongue effortlessly. He questioned his surroundings only briefly, before springing to his feet and running outside. It was a glorious, sunny morning.

The elder monk, knowing the day that his worries would be given life or laid to rest, moved up to greet him. Behind his back, however, he hid a dagger, ready to end the dreamer the moment it was necessary.

Zall only looked at him in a brief stint of confusion, before he flung the elder high into the sky without lifting a hand.

The other monks began to back away, but it was already too late. By the time Zall had left the monastery, there was nothing left but rubble, corpses, and a handful of monks who had been wise enough to get out of the way.

Personality: Zall is, to put it bluntly, a total douche. His inherent psychic ability has given him a huge ego, both literally and figuratively, and he’s utterly convinced of his invincibility and superiority. That said, he also enjoys solving mental puzzles and reading people, but mostly follows up on it by screwing around with people more unless he can get something he wants out of it. Non-psychic people are just playthings to him, and he hasn’t met another psychic yet, so how’s he to believe there are any besides him?

Zall’s mental gifts have not come without a price, however. He has a rather quirky chain of thought, and can lose his focus in an instant if he isn’t actively maintaining it. He also tends to be rather playful with his powers, not always (if rarely) thinking of the long term ramifications.

Equipment: Zall travels light. It wouldn’t really be a bother for him to just lift things mentally all the time, but that would get rather tiring after a while so he’d still prefer to exert his muscles as little as possible. As such, beyond some brain food and water, he doesn’t really walk around with much.

Clothing wise, he wears a brown robe he borrowed off a monk when he was leaving the monastery. He doesn’t tend to wear shoes, however.

Abilities: Zall is a potent telekinetic, his mind having had years in his comatose state to amass its power. He can fling large objects effortlessly whilst making smaller ones dance around him like they were on puppet strings. Though he has tried to manipulate living beings, this proves to be much tougher unless the subject is particularly weak physically, and he generally just prefers to fling them out of his way if need be.

In addition, Zall possesses the eye of foresight. He can sense danger if people approach him with ill intents in their hearts, and by concentrating he can gain access to surface thoughts. That said, concentrating tends to divert his attention from what’s physically happening and may leave him exposed if he’s not careful.
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"The dungeon's entrance stands on the edge of the Snowleaf Forest. An imposing black door mounted in a massive oak tree, black smoke blooming from within.

The adventurers who have chosen to stand before it today were...less than ideal, but to Mayor Berkhov, they were the best bet the town had. After all, nobody else seemed willing to clear it out, and it wouldn't do to have any more of those nasty monsters appearing in the area.

"Alright, listen up." Berkov barked, standing in front of the dungeon door and facing the adventurers. A ragtag bunch to be sure; a dog, of all things?! "Your task is to enter and clear out this dungeon, and destroy the source of it's power. Now, as far as we know, it's a relatively "low-power" dungeon, so there shouldn't be too much risk. Still, take precautions, because I imagine none of you would like to die today. Clear?"

Stepping aside, Mayor Berkov pulled open the door with a hiss. Behind it lay a stone staircase leading downwards, lit by burning torches along the walls."

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The hooded figure stood at the back of the party, head bowed low as he kept his face mostly obscured whilst he waited patiently to see what everyone else would do.

It had only been a few weeks since his awakening and Zall had yet to have a reason to hang out with such a large group of people. Yet, something in his innate intuition had drawn him to the dungeon. A calling had told him to meet with this crowd and see what the old tree had hidden in its roots.

It was an interesting bunch, or at least Zall would think so if his experience of people were more developed than as toys and roadblocks. Was it odd that a small child wanted to raid a possibly deadly dungeon? Did dogs usually come to the aid of a community? This would definitely be a curious adventure, that was for sure.

Zall could feel the static in the air as he waited for the group to advance, as a grin crept out across his mouth. He was looking forward to this.
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Tim-Tim giggled and rocked on his feet while the funny man rambled at them. He wasn't listening very carefully, half because he was pre-occupied imagining the man without a face, and half because he'd rather pay attention to the other adventurers.

Most only held his attention for a few seconds. Drab robes and armor, silly clothes, boring gear...none of it was very exciting. But there was a dog, and Tim-Tim liked dogs. He liked them very, very much. He'd spent the entire speech slooowly creeping his way closer to the doggy, not wanting to spook it and make the one interesting thing leave. That'd be sad. He might have to forget the dungeon and go melt its legs if it did that.

Now, though, he was standing behind it. He was resolved to pet the doggy before they went inside, just in case he didn't get another chance. He could wait, however, since they didn't seem to be going anywhere.

Tim-Tim beamed up at the funny man as he mentioned their deaths and opened the way for them. This was going to be fun.
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