Added Francis Angelos as Awakened.
I have yet to meet him, yet we have conversed per correspondences.
He strikes me as a devout believer and an asset - he was quick to complete the task I set him out to.
I will meet him swiftly, so I will know if he is worthy.
Execution sentences must be authorized by Belon Charisbonde ((DM must ok prior to sentencing))
Rank 4 can do the exile and and redemption but make sure there is documentation along the way leading up to it so there is feedback from NPCs/DMs as needed.
We'd much prefer creative use of the redemption to promote fun and story instead of character death, though exceptions apply.
As an older man he has the attitude of been there done that and accepts things as they come. Having lived a full life he is now happy to spend his days helping the younger generation of adventurers do good works in Lathander's name. He is a highly skilled crafter and supplies the Church with both mundane and magical items as well as the gear for Lathanderite clergy and The Aster.
Recovery of religious artifacts and items of significance to both Lathander and Myth Drannor.
Exploration of the Haunted Halls
Historical lore and trinkets of Ancient Cormyr
Given in the Priory of the Dawn, Ashabenford, Mistledale.
Mirtul 25, 1357DR
As a paladin, I am the servant of the Morninglord; I shall at all times display his grace, vitality, and love of life so that others may see, in me, the light of Hope he promises.
I will strive each day for self-improvement. If I fail, I shall rise again, unceasing my pursuit of self-perfection.
I will adhere to the laws of the land and our Church, but never shall I adhere to any ritual, rule, or direction that prevents me from assisting others. No such law can be written, nor order given, that could be fair or righteous.
All things are evident within the first light of Dawn, and so shall I be; I shall not lie, cheat, steal, or commit murder. I will always speak the truth and never forswear myself once my word has been given. I will remain as constant and as trustworthy as the Dawn.
In every sunrise exists the promise of a better world; I will always strive to foster new hope and new ideas within my companions, seeking the light of inspiration that has renewed and reformed so many mortal souls in the first rays of Dawn.
I shall be wise and gallant in battle; I shall strike at Undeath where I find it, and Evil where it hides in darkness. Never shall I allow myself to fall to evil ways or means seeking mere victory; nor will I waste my life in hopeless combats.
I will work instead so that the pass of my sword will produce the best and most significant result and never draw it against anything I do not mean to slay in both body and soul. The light of the Dawn shall scour evil and never be used for personal gain or against the innocent, the poor, or those most in need of its warmth.
I shall carry this light into the dark, lifting my companions to greater heights and guiding them from the fore. I shall not allow the darkness to remain within reach of my sword or word but cast it out before me like the last dark hours of the evening, forced to yield to more extraordinary powers.
I have been given the Light of Dawn to carry, and this burden and joy I shall take even into the darkest places without fear, for I carry the light within me, to illuminate the path until I must pass it on to others, my gift to them and to this world.
A dawnsquire brings the slumbering body of an elf in white robes to the cloister. It would seem he collapsed on the edge of Eveningstar while conversing with Maire Anglemorn and Alparin Anglemorn. They both left explicit instructions that the elf be tended to. He is a hero.
The siblings fail to return to explain further.
Every now and then the elf cries out in his sleep, other times he merely weeps. When he is strong enough he screams. His caretakers cannot wake him. They dutifully tend to him as best they can.
//Notify me if anyone wants to investigate this further.//
How to request a bounty
Write a letter to the higher ranks (High ranking PCs have minor perks to make announcements themselves, within reason)
State the crimes
State the proof of the crimes, keep it short
Provide a bounty poster following this format
WANTED FOR XXX
To be brought alive (DEAD is only permitted with FD approval from a DM) before the Councils of Arabel, People's Palace, King's Plaza, Arabel
I am all in on the idea of prestige decides your loot. Nothing to change there. It was only to show a slight difference between a squire and a knight. Like the Old harts had same armor, different color cloak. Making it easier to tell who is what. So a knight would get to dye his yellow cloak pint for instance. Same cloak, just a different color.
I believe this is all too complicated and difficult to facilitate in the current climate.
With the rise of Crucos as High Priest of Cyric, this war will intensify swiftly and I believe that guile will need be discarded, in favor of a hammer strike to their defenses.
But the people still think this war is one of faith. They do not wish to bleed and die for Lathander's glory. I think.. what we truly need to do is to open our arms further and be more accepting of those who wish good upon these lands - so this becomes more than a war to win for the Morninglord, but one to win for the good of us all.
As I wrote to a good friend:
"I only know we cannot stand alone against the tide of darkness - for though the Light shall never fade, it is when we stand together that it burns the brightest."
Is it time for Eveningstar to become a haven, not only for those of Lathander's followers, but for all who follow deities that more or less share our views?
Paladins of faiths akin Torm, Tyr, Helm - why would we spur them from the Order of the Aster? Are they less than our Dawnknights?
What of the priestess of Sune, that wishes nothing but love and joy among our people?
Or the monk of Ilmater, seeking to ease the suffering of those who have lost more than they should.
I ramble... yet I see cracks in our structure, in the road we walked. Cracks that will worsen, as we continue on the path of Light alone.
We have tried once before, to stand alone. We failed and were forced to entreat to villains and worse.
We should not let this not be a repetition of history.
Hailey has donated six thousand coins to the war. I have put it to our church funds, for feeding our poorest.
Beyond that, it seems unlikely we shall have the direct support of the Precept, besides a few men in between.
The dwarf is proving to be an unruly sort, taking contracts from the necromancer Inquisition and starting fights in the midst of Arabel.
I have given him stern letter that I hope he will take to heart. If he will not, he will suffer the consequences.