V3 and V4 Character Archive
So! With my recent return I brought back ancient arcana it seems. A lot of you guys are people who missed out on v2 and v3, and parts of v4, with some having the distinction of not starting til very recently in v5.
Unfortunately I left off sometime mid 2008. So early v4. Here's where you all come in, let us fill in the blanks. There's many missing from v3 and v4, and presently I only want to cover v3 and v4 characters.
What I need (assuming you guys don't want to do the work yourselves in making the cards, which I can provide help on!) is material to work with. Typically this is done via the ingame portrait you used when creating the character. You can also use an alternate portrait! Barring that (usually this is in-use by somebody else already), we can do an ingame model shot. Barring that, we have the alternate artwork (such as seen with Kyra De'syr as a quick example) option.
Currently there's multiple categories available. These're subject to change, and will include the description and criteria for entry. Bear in mind I didn't keep notes on most of these, so I'm having to invent new rules. Chars listed in  faction that don't fit won't be removed, considered grandfathered in.
That being said, here are the categories:
Alternates / This is just original cards, some got/will be changed over time, so this is merely an archive of the original one before change. Usually this is when somebody provides me a different image they want used.
Bards / Singers! And otherwise bard-inclined characters. Pretty self explanatory.
Bhaliir / For the defunct Bhaliir faction. I think this one is almost completely covered by now.
House Bresk / Defunct player faction. I don't think this one is missing any unless we want to talk NPCs.
Clerics / Self-explanatory! Clerics of notable reputation are included. Joe Tymoran level 1 that doesn't do anything past one Sanders run doesn't qualify. This is generally reserved for official clergy OR clerics that were notably involved in plots both DM and player. Each cleric's deity is listed here UNLESS it's an evil deity. And in that case, only for ones that are very open about it (such as a Banite), or if the character is considered permanently dead and releasing information about their god would not be considered ruining the character (typically a Maskarran cleric or otherwise secretive god).
Credits / Just recognizing people who help me out directly and/or contribute cards. Straightforward.
DeSchurr / For the Deschurr faction of v3 and v4. I think I missed some v4 ones and almost all of v3 are done.
Dungeon Masters / Just the DM Avatars.
Dwarves / Straightforward. Typically, being a racial page, a character would go here instead of other ones if they don't qualify for those.
Elves / Same as dwarves.
Fezznick / Same as the previous House entries. I think this one is fairly bereft of characters in comparison to the others.
Firestorm / DM plot page, I think this one's 100% covered.
Grey Circle / Same as above.
Guards / Combined page for City Militia, Purple Dragons and War Wizards. I suppose this should be later expanded for whatever the law faction of v4 was. Possibly for the Judges as well, although there were very few there so irrelevant for the most part.
Heroes / Ahh, here's a fun page. This is basically where the big players of Team Good go! They would first be checked here, then see if they go to a faction page, or a racial page.
Knights of the Merciful Sword / For the defunct KOTMS paladin faction. I think they're almost all here. Sadly there weren't really that mane in v3 history and IIRC the faction was gone by early v4 anyway.
Mages / Same as bards in terms of entry. If you didn't go to a different faction, this is probably where you went if you were a sorcerer or wizard.
Minions / The evil counterpart to the later sidekicks faction. Typically it goes hero/villain -> minion/sidekick -> everywhere else. Faction may also override if they're known more for being part of a faction than something else.
Players / Ah, another fun one. This is basically a card page for the players themselves. Typically something that represents the login name they're most known by, something associated with the player or the player's choice. Example: Batman image for Bob Nimrod given his well known love of the character and franchise, and a picture of Grand Admiral Thrawn representing the player Thrawn. Entry to here basically required having a character already up somewhere else.
Nature Protectors / Just where rangers and druids went.
NPCs / Self-explanatory. Just NPCs that went here that didn't belong elsewhere (Such as NPCs in noble house factions).
Sidekicks / See above, the good counterpart to minions.
Stealthy / Sneaky sneaky, rogues gallery! Rangers went in the nature area. I think I intended to have Assassins here as well assuming they didn't go into a different category.
Subrace / Basically where most subraces went assuming they didn't qualify for a higher priority placement. Also certain factions, that during v3 and v4, were secret also had chars put here.
Thay / For the Red Wizards of Thay faction of v3 and v4. I believe a good chunk are missing here. This covered both Wizards and their Knights.
Thond / See the previous noble house factions.
Version 2 / Just for v2 characters, both PC and NPC. I believe eventually if a v5 archive is made, that I will have a similar link to this current one like I do for v2 now.
Villains / The bad guys. Notable ones only. Joe D. Banite that never leaves level 1 or sits in the market does not qualify.
Warriors / Where fighters, barbarians and paladins go if they don't qualify for other areas.
Some of you have likely noticed captions on it by now, here's the basic info required:
MAXIMUM LEVEL ACHIEVED
ECL if applicable (in v3 and parts of v4, some subraces had ECL adjustment, may not be the case anymore, using what was the v3 standard to avoid confusion)
Notable achievement (Short and brief, like saying what PrC the character earned and was approved for, doesn't HAVE to have taken a level in it)
Deity (if a cleric or paladin, see Clerics entry for rules regarding cleric patrons)
Final fate (Retired, Transferred, whatever. If dead, list cause of death)
DMPC/NPC (This is typically rare, as DMPCs by nature are meant to be secret, however some are approved for public knowledge, and typically are NPCs used player side. NPCs are for typically major plot characters, outside of faction pages)
I think that covers most of it. If there's questions, go ahead and ask. Otherwise if people want to make cards, or submit, just contact me here or in IRC. I'll be sure to walk through the steps for the former.
Edit: Important note. The way I worded these is meant to be taken as a future v5 and beyond characters archive. Some of the rules (like the don't reveal secret evil god cleric one) don't really apply. V3 and V4 are fair game as those characters are no longer played in a vast majority of the cases, one would assume. If we go to a v5 archive, then the rules would take effect on that and others.
And a TL;DR: Submit portraits, and boast of your accomplishments and get your character added to the memorial!
Mr.Moloch last edited by
This is great Forte!
FYI: Krystia Kross was Chosen of Tempus.
I'll fix that soon as possible. I have to remember how to edit HTML (it's not hard, I just need to remember how I handled the HTML on that page).
I really would appreciate the help of people who played in v2 and the period when I left (early/mid v4 to now) in filling in the gaps.
There's a LOT of character history we're missing here.
Edit: Now I remember the Krystia joke about that title. IIRC I was told the character flip-flopped deity allegiance so much, she was just given the nickname player-wise of Chosen of Something. I'll still edit it to Tempus though.
Mr.Moloch last edited by
Oh, that's right. She finally settled on Tempus after an arena battle where (I think it was Conan) won her a Rubicite Armor.
Gone through and did a caption update, reading some over I realized some were wrong (and/or have been given correct information for) and have updated in:
Guards (Some of these are wrong, merely guessing from last known to myself knowledge)
I've also had to guess at some of these, as given this is an archive of past chars, some theorized information had to be used. If a character is deceased when I have them written as retired, please point this out so I can update it. I'm having to guess when I don't remember if I ever talked to the player or saw an ending for the character.
Also need a DM's opinion on whether or not a Harpers page would be warranted to memoralize the v3 and v4 (assuming the faction was supported into it) Harpers.
And reading over Heroes again, I'm sincerely reconsidering my stance on grandfathering them in. A few of these don't quite match the merits required for such a lofty position. I'm going to need to think it over, and move around characters as appropriate.
Thune last edited by
You only need Thune under Heroes. nod nod
I will catch you on IRC Forte and hopefully add some more for you
Darlene Te'len last edited by
wow, that brings back memories, nice to see that is still up and active
in the end Rav was a member of house Vhoor and was level 13, she moved to and her spawn point on resets was the bloodied axe inn in the underdark, closer to home as it were, and i guess she retired/lives there in house Vhoor.
one of her goals was to free pyatt pree, by learning the stone to flesh spell, which she eventually did, but by that time the civil war had ended and the war wizards had left the city and with them the statue that was pree was gone or smashed to rubble.
Planning a big update, I expect to have a new faction page up (and will need help from players/DMs of the opposing faction to it!) later tonight/today, and more cards per line.
I'm experimenting with a new amount of characters per line. I designed the page originally for 800x600 and 1600x900, as was the more common (at least from what I remember) resolution back in 2005-6 when I first started this archive.
Instead of 4, I'm testing out 10 per line. If it looks good (I'm aiming to design this for the 1920x1080 resolution, which should be fairly common by now), then I'll keep it. Only pages I'm updating with transferring of cards will have the new 10 per line, including the new faction page.
If it works out, then the older pages will go to 10/line when I update them.
Please keep submitting stuff, I know some of you have said you would, still waiting on it. Guards will now include the Sheriffs that succeeded the City Militia of v3. I'm not sure where to put the other ones such as Wyvernwater Militia (Theliobar's boys), or the Phoenix Legion people. Suggestions are welcome!
And here it is:
Page for the Thieves Guild (Unseen Hand and other names) faction of v3 and v4.
Also shifted some around, here's the changelog:
- Created the Thieves Guild page. Shifted characters from Minions, Stealthy and Subraces to accommodate it.
- Moved Anichka, Riv and Nekros to Clerics.
- Moved Lucian to Subraces.
- Removed defunct link in Faye caption.
New cards added for the first time in years.
- Raslyn added to Mages. Temporary until I have enough for a Fivestar faction page.
- Isabella and Maya added to Bards.
- Ophelia and Vyrania added to Thay.
Here's a new batch, not added them to the actual html files yet, I'll do that later when I'm not lazy.
Valisa Aideen, Militia v4
Danika Arnimane, Velsharoon priestess
Vrudashen Gulash, Gromphia commander
Rusty, Kobold Assassin
Ann-Marie Hardcastle, v5 entry