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Monday, September 19, 2016

Random Roll 56 - The Randomness

A Fetchling from the land ruled by minions of the lord of shadows Zon-Kuthon is this week’s randomly rolled character He is the youngest son of knights of the realm who live on the frontier of the tyrannical kingdom. Not completely given over to the evil that permeates the land he does however worship the Infernal Duke, Zaebos. As we try and piece together all these bits of information and our harrow reading, let’s see what kind of coherent character we can make.

Gender: Male
Race: Fetchling
Nationality: Nidal
Age:  26
Height: 6’ 0”
Weight:114 lbs
Alignment: Lawful Neutral

Str: 12
Dex: 10
Con:  14
Int: 10
Wis: 14
Cha: 16

Homeland: Frontier
Parents: Both of your parents are alive.
Siblings: You have 2 biological siblings.
- biological older brother
- biological older sister
Circumstance of Birth: [Noble Birth] You were born to privilege among the nobility. Unless one of your parents is the regent, your family serves a higher-ranked noble but lesser nobles serve your family in turn.
Parent's Profession: [Knight] You are the child of a knight, a noble with estates, titles, and lands who serves a lord. Your family has sworn an oath of fealty to a liege—such as a baron, count, or duke—and commits to military service in his or her name. As the child of a knight, you may serve as a squire to another knight while pursuing your own path to knighthood.
Major Childhood Event: [Kidnapped] You were kidnapped at some point in your childhood. The kidnappers might have been pirates, slavers, thieves looking for ransom, a powerful guild seeking to blackmail your parents, a cult, and so on else. Before you were released, were ransomed, or escaped, you picked up on various aspects of the criminal underworld.

Influential Associate: [The Pariah] You met a disgraced exile, and found in his words and attitudes something that spoke to you. What once seemed true in your religion, society, or family began to appear false the more time you spent with this person, and you quickly learned not to trust everyone you meet—especially among those who would claim to be most deserving of it.

Conflict: [Blackmailed] You used sensitive knowledge or threats to force someone’s cooperation.
Conflict Subject: Clergy.
Conflict Motivation: Money.
Conflict Resolution: [Regret and Penance] Not only do you regret your action, but you have publicly admitted to it and did your best to make amends for the wrongdoing. Most know of the conflict’s details and those who don’t can easily find them out if they know where to look or whom to ask.
Deity/Religious Philosophy: Zaebos

Romantic Relationship(s): [Experience but No Substantial Relationships] You’ve had a fling or two, but have so far shied away from any ties or commitments.
Drawback: [Reputation or Fame] You’ve worked hard to establish your identity and reputation, and someone who slanders or insults you must answer for it. You strive to promote your identity to the point where everyone knows your reputation.

(Trait) Canter
(Trait) Frontier-Forged
(Trait) Influence
(Trait) Kin Guardian
(Trait) Rich Parents
(Trait) Suspicious
(Story Feat) Liberator
(Drawback) Vain

Harrow Reading

We read the cards in the cross pattern.  Card one being where the character came from, card two an important event in the characters life, card three represents a talent the character will have , and card four represents where the character is going. Surrounded by the signifier that represents the character.

Signifier Card: The Marriage (lawful neutral, Charisma) can be a union of people, ideas, kingdoms, or other distinct things. The progeny of the salamander and water weird shows that a union might bring forth new power from both parties, or it might be a ruinous joining of that which should never have been united. Once wedded, the two cannot be parted. This is the card of permanent change.

Card One: The Rabbit Prince (chaotic neutral, Dexterity) is a quirky fellow who represents the vagaries of hand-to-hand combat. The Prince is battle personified and nothing if not capricious. As his broken sword symbolizes, any combatant can fall in battle, no matter how brave or skilled. This card sometimes stands for younger members of royalty or other powerful households.

Card Two: The Eclipse (lawful evil, Wisdom) represents self-doubt and loss of purpose. This card afflicts those with faith in the divine, as their talents can wane under this stress. It can also indicate a loss of way along a path.

Card Three: The Foreign Trader (neutral, Intelligence) is the card of spies and peddlers alike. Any who trade in information are subject to this card’s influence. A bargain made under this card’s auspice always concludes true, but the ramifications of the pact might be shocking for those who do not understand its implications.

Card Four: The Peacock (neutral, Dexterity) is a creature of astonishing beauty, but it is a beauty that can only be retained if frozen like a cockatrice’s statues. Smarter people accept the passage of time and dance out of The Peacock’s way. Its appearance always signifies a sudden personal shift in attitude or societal change.

In the comments please tell us what character you would make with these disparate pieces information? What class would this Fetchling naturally gravitate towards? Y do his knightly parents live in some backwater frontier? And don’t forget to stay tuned Friday when my background hits the CRB.

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