I want to start a group based on a Forgotten Realms storyline portraited in the Demon Stone game. While three characters would be from the realms any other three would be Ebberon bred and born. I am a Ghallandra regular and have already made one of the three characters there, but can do a transfer if need be.
I liked the focus on teamfighting in that game where melee, stealth and magic was used to control the battle and that this team had their differences as to what motivated them. I am in other words sure that it would be these and new characters in this game.
There is no real need to know the Demon Stone storyline, as the story here will bring along its own motivations and explainations for our actions. But the three characters and their story can be read and found easily online.
We will start on Ebberon remembering little more than an idea of what our names was, split apart for several levels (I recommend lvl 7, it gives enough playtime to get to know the characters and access to the early chains.)
I have picked the character of Zhai the rogue, and have given her one life already. She is a bit of an anarchist who have troubles trusting others as they have had little trust in her. Rannek was a captain of the riders of Nesme, who failed in his judgement and in disgrace left the Savage Frontier behind. He is very tough and adept at tactical use of of manuevers, aka trip, intimidate, sunder, and a need to right wrongs whitch leads him to battles and adventures. Illius is the last of the three and one of the first sorceres officially introduced to the realms, he didnt receive magic training as most as his family tried to suppress that in him as they wanted him to follow in the path of knight-protectors of Silverymoon. But he eventually made his choice and took to magic as an instinct more than a expression of mastery and knowledge.
We also need three Ebberon characters, I would like characters with stories based on Ebberon settings, but thats mostly to give some background to the characters, a chance to make references to events etc that would be known and give way to quests.
Quest will be resolved at roleplaying speed, aka the goal is to have fun.
All characters have their own agendas/secrets, and pick quests that would suit those, thats Ebberon for you. There MUST be a valid reason for putting lives at danger. So come up with appropriate ones that suit your characters long term goals.
Rannek will probably often be instigator here as he hates "evil" and is fast to act; other characters may well object to the quest, and negotiate.
Potions, scrolls and all stores are "open" to us. The auction house probably not so.
To deal with death, we have "brokered a deal" with the silver flame, in return for future favors, they will keep our souls bound to stones. But quests cannot be reentered or repeated unless it makes sense.
So we have to do "all" silver flame quests, to keep our end of the bargain.
A quest can only be attempted once opened, as it makes no sense that mobs reset.
No ingame hints towards completing the objectives, no clicking the xp bar or the objectives, try and remember what they said about the quest.
Shrines: Any shrine must be cleared first, its a "campfire"/resting spot, but only if it makes sense at the time, if smart monsters know that we are there, or should be missing their companions then resting isnt appropriate. NO ressurection shrine, if they where real then mobs would use them aswell, and have them guarded, etc etc.
Release if there is a wipe, otherwise somebody can bring the stones out.
Crafting: Having others craft for you is fine, if they are able to make that kind of magic, so artys can make everything, while arcane can do arcane and elemental, divine do divine and elemental, etc. If there is a arty crafter in the party then all essences go toward him.
The demon stone characters are to become as good as they can be, in tribute to the original three. And then return to the realms in search of what happened, being as good heroes as when they left the realms. (Possible trs depending on dedication to characters etc.) Untill we being the best suggestion for Rjannek and Illius builds win, aswell a dedication to the two.
This is about fun, adding roleplaying fun to the game, and giving tribute to the demon stone characters, remaking them here and letting them become great heroes here aswell.
Send a mail or tell to Amahroth, on the ghallandra server. (Dwarf, Wiz lvl 19, atm.)
I hope this is the beginning of the greatest group in Ebberons history!
Characters: If you want you can bring a character that tr´s and changes to an appropriate name, I have Rjannek reversed on Ghallandra, and Eillius, and am trying to get Ilius from an inactive player. But any name that sounds like rennek, illius is fine. Use pictures to get a close resemblance, prepare a good build; rannek does trips/knockbacks/whirlwinds etc etc; illius defends against magic, uses spells (dps), and is remarkably good in melee for a sorc. (More so at low lvl). I look forward to seeing what you come up with, I am sure it will be great.
Lvl 7 allows for a "greather" and more heroic build, aka more tomes etc. If you need help getting the gear together I will try my best to get crafted gear for it.