Played a few characters Nobody probably remembers through the years.
Joric Kolt - My first character Guard for House… Something or other, We wore purple was killed by "skinner" at level 5 I believe, Ran with Sinsane Duskflower.
Balderrone Rose - A lovitarian who was in cahoots with Bhallir (The bad bhaliir) Capture Jessica(Half-orc paladin who had a Human husband) and tortured her, cutting off her fingers and tossing her/them down the pit.
-- Few bs characters in between -- I wasn't ( I'm not) the strongest of Roleplayers and I lack the ability to know exactly what to do on the server Finally had an app approved but turned it down to play my current character!
Jaric Steel - Tempun turned Banite, was Raslyn Dracarts bodyguard for a short time, an aspirer for Zhentarim recruitment (was never approved)
Tagnar Silverhammer - Dwarven Cleric of Dugmaren Brightmantle- Again nothing important
Currently Kaim Lionshield!
Request for next spoiler; what exactly has happened to the lands sorrounding Arabel? The last teaser mentioned wastes which implies something calmatic has happened which has changed the area quite a bit from what we recongize it to be.
Reminder of the channel where the let's plays of Arabel characters in goldbox games is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbd5i31qcMfeaUMz3jtvAzQ
I hope sometime this week to do the writeup of the party and then the first session of Champions of Krynn.
After Action Report for Pools of Darkness (Act Five)
Numerous events happened during the finale, detailed below.
Ky'ran, through the POWER OF TORM, turned a lich in the first encounter with one.
During one wipe, Calder and Yurin were charmed by white dragons, leading to them killing the party.
Geralt may've been the first to achieve Epic leveling due to thief's faster level progression.
Lilyis killed the first dragon encountered, a blue dragon posing as a cloud giant.
Lilyis solo killed an entire Zhentil Mage group, estimated 12 to 16.
Lilyis solo killed 2 Ancient Red Dragons
Ky'ran dealt the final blow on Thorne, a superpowered ancient red dragon.
Calder dealt the final blow to Manshoon's personal beholder servant.
Ky'ran killed Kalistes, a Marilith sworn to Bane.
Geralt killed the first Rakshasa Rajah encountered.
Calder killed the first Banshee encountered, a servant of Marcus, a cleric of Bane.
Ky'ran killed Marcus.
Yurin killed Tanetal, a Glabrezu lieutenant of Bane.
Calder killed the first Death Tyrant encountered by the party.
Ky'ran killed Arcam, a high-ranking beholder within the Mulmaster Beholder Corps.
Deirdre turned Cadorna, a traitor NPC from Pool of Radiance.
The wielders of the artifacts gained from Bane's lieutenants: Kyran, the Talisman of Bane, Calder the Horn of Doom and Lilyis the Crystal Ring.
Calder killed Xoham, an Elder Orb servant of the Balor Gothmenes, the top lieutenant of Bane.
Lilyis, wielding a Vorpal Long Sword, dealt the final blow to Gothmenes.
Calder, Ky'ran and Geralt died during the final battle, sacrificing themselves to drop the final remaining monsters.
The party's kill count has to be genocide in levels, I couldn't keep track of all the dragons, drow, Bane minions and other assorted monsters slain on the way to saving the day. The text descriptions in the final dungeons implied it was straight out of Doom.
The biggest death trippers this act: THE ENTIRE PARTY. Usual cause of death: Minion of Bane dragonbreath or Pet of Kalistes Disintegrate. Calder and Yurin IIRC were the biggest targets, with Geralt and Lilyis right behind. Estimated death count is double digits for each member, minimum.
In bizarre incidents of near TPK, Ky'ran would solo entire swarms, demonstrating how absurd paladins actually are.
The difficulty curve in Pools of Darkness was extreme. Even on easiest level, the sheer number of AOE/magic spammers could take down a well-equipped and leveled party. This is because of how strong, regardless of difficulty, the Pet of Kalistes (Disintegrate spammers with save-or-die poison bites with -2 save penalties) and Minion of Bane (Blue) with lightning breath spam actually are.
End of Pools of Darkness levels:
Ky'ran Level 29 Paladin
Geralt Level 32 Thief
Calder Level 27 Ranger
Yurin Level 24 Thief
Deirdre Level 29 Cleric
Lilyis Level 25 Mage
Lol... yes I will be in the Seattle area... but he is being sacarstic... because I know you can never be sure with him. I get to meet a fellow gamer! Although maybe he can ransom me for some totally good gear!
Mid-Campaign update, 16 days left!
The Blackwind Project keeps growing, now with a full CHG review and interview, featured on TGN, a Q&A with Dan Davenport (Harboiled GMShoe), a new art drawing video, expanded system page, and close to hitting the second Stretch Goal.
Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1047148810/blackwind-project-a-new-plot-driven-tabletop-rpg?ref=8veoz3
CHG Review: https://cannibalhalflinggaming.com/2018/06/22/the-independents-blackwind/
Dan Davenport rpgnet Q&A logs: https://gmshoe.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/qa-elisa-mignemi-blackwind-project/
Featured on TGN: http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/blackwind-project-rpg-up-on-kickstarter/
Art Drawing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU4Hhj5wjIo
Core Manual in Print: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1047148810/blackwind-project-a-new-plot-driven-tabletop-rpg/posts/2216794
Backers only video update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1047148810/blackwind-project-a-new-plot-driven-tabletop-rpg/posts/2213691