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    Tiffany "Tifa" Starfall
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    I won't be selecting a colour of that's ok. I post mainly from a phone and I'd like to minimise the amount I have to deal with code tags as much as possible.
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    Beb Yuker will speak in teal. Beb is a dragonborn aventi with a Mission From God, killer breath, a befuddling relationship with water and fire, serious ear problems, and more sorcerer caster levels than anyone really deserves at so young an age. He wasn't born here in Gobbelybook, but he's lived in town for a couple years, farming freshwater kelp and trout roe in the nearby river.
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    Greetings, everyone!

    I'll be playing as Alice Triori, the local bard, and the daughter of the (tavern-keeper and his wife). She'll be cheering you on from behind.

    She'll be speaking in indigo.
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    Amsterdam McCleveland

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    Archmage, please look at your description again: Alice is the daughter and the wife from the local tavern-keeper? Creepy

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    Haha, yes I noticed that too though I quickly figured out what was meant!

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    Does he mean that alice is the daughter from the tavern-keeper and his (the tavern-keepers) wife? Aaaaaaah. Okay

    Nevermind

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    Heather will speak in Blue

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    That was a rather an embarrassing miscomma.

    Math has been added to make it more clear.
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    Dayme Punia, the son of a local *ahem* 'entertainer' and all around "magical dude" will be speaking in FIRE BRICK.


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    Looking at everyone else's characters, I think there's a good chance Tifa is besties with Alice.

    Amsterdam is also just in the right age bracket, whilst Damye is perhaps a touch on the young side to be part of Tifa's close circle and Heather and Beb are young enough that it would be weird for Tifa to hang with them casually. She's more likely to have been their babysitter!

    She's certainly aware of and on friendly terms with everyone in the town, particularly given their abilities, but it'd mostly have been in passing up until this point.

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    I can't argue with that. It might be slightly more sisterly, due to the age difference, but I can definitely see them being very good friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archmage1 View Post
    That was a rather an embarrassing miscomma.

    Math has been added to make it more clear.
    Thank goodness for math. Math = yay.

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    Amsterdam is also just in the right age bracket, whilst Damye is perhaps a touch on the young side to be part of Tifa's close circle and Heather and Beb are young enough that it would be weird for Tifa to hang with them casually. She's more likely to have been their babysitter!
    Aye, I'm a wee tot, I am. Grew up elsewhere, so no actual babysitter connection, but it's a good description.
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    Seeing as tables are handy...

    Player Character Race Class Alignment Role Finished
    Archmage1 Alice Triori Half-Elf Bard NG Support Yes
    Dimers Beb Yuker Aventi Dragonborn Cloistered Cleric/Fey Bloodline NG Water, Healing Yes
    Fliggl Amsterdam McCleveland Human Rogue/Cleric/Swashbuckler NG Quick Rogue Yes
    samduke Heather Human Martial Rogue/Artificer TN Crafter Yes
    trysted Dayme Punia Human Warlock CG Misc/Blaster Yes
    RCgothic Tiffany Starfall Human Dragonfire Adept (DM) CG Crowd Control / Face Yes

    So, relationships...

    Alice and Tiffany: Besties
    Alice and Beb: Acquaintances?
    Alice and Amsterdam: I can see Amsterdam flirting with Alice quite a lot, but she'd see through him eventually. Possibly an Ex.
    In other news, would it be possible to include Amsterdam's background and personality on his sheet?
    Alice and Heather: Alice probably babysat Heather. Alice tries introducing her to people, which might or might not cause issues with her shyness.
    Alice and Dayme: I... can see Alice being creeped out by his utter certainty, and talent for self deception.


    Edit: Also, are there any common languages in the area? Alice has 2 additional known languages, and, well... knowing what's around would be beneficial in seeing what she learned.
    Finally, since I'm asking questions... do you mind if I use PF's half elf, rather than 3.5's half elf?(Differences: +2 to a stat, +1 to spot, listen, and sense motive, 1 Skill focus, no +2 to diplo and gather info.)
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    I added his background to the sheet. Thought I did it already... thanks for hinting

    I see Alice beeing more of a friend he knows since... forever. With her he only flirts for jokes, he know he couldn't land by her. And every time she refuses, his heart brakes dramatically :)

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    I can go with that. The eternal hope, and, well... the one who knows he wouldn't make a good husband.
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    so after reading
    Alice probably tried discouraging Heather's negative qualities
    I decided to revamp that and discovered it really needed a better descriptive in personality, not sure that changes things for alice, but its my fault for not updating that sooner
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    That does change things a bit. She's still trying to discourage the shyness, but probably not as hostile?(More that Heather might avoid her, since she knows Alice will try to make her talk to people.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archmage1 View Post

    Edit: Also, are there any common languages in the area? Alice has 2 additional known languages, and, well... knowing what's around would be beneficial in seeing what she learned.
    Finally, since I'm asking questions... do you mind if I use PF's half elf, rather than 3.5's half elf?(Differences: +2 to a stat, +1 to spot, listen, and sense motive, 1 Skill focus, no +2 to diplo and gather info.)
    Goblinoid, orcish, and elvish.

    I wish you had asked before this, but I like half-elves enough to allow this.
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    Thank you. I've made the changes.

    I'm disregarding the multitalented racial trait, since it's PF specific.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archmage1 View Post
    Alice and Dayme: I... can see Alice being creeped out by his utter certainty, and talent for self deception.
    Please note that he doesn't advertise the self deception or his presumed lineage. That didn't work out for him when he was younger, so now he keeps that as his deep dark secret. So none of the other characters will be aware of his overall goal, just that he is really intent on becoming rich n famous.

    Which kinda makes the whole relationships aside from previous working partners, not quite so likely. Although by this point, he should be a bit known locally in Gobblebook for a few exploits. Hence the being asked to help go afater Madame Baladwell....
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    I'm here, I'm paying attention, I don't have anything to add
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    Quote Originally Posted by trysted View Post
    Please note that he doesn't advertise the self deception or his presumed lineage. That didn't work out for him when he was younger, so now he keeps that as his deep dark secret. So none of the other characters will be aware of his overall goal, just that he is really intent on becoming rich n famous.

    Which kinda makes the whole relationships aside from previous working partners, not quite so likely. Although by this point, he should be a bit known locally in Gobblebook for a few exploits. Hence the being asked to help go afater Madame Baladwell....

    His lineage, no, but self deception? Sense motive was made for this, and over a period of years? People will know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archmage1 View Post
    His lineage, no, but self deception? Sense motive was made for this, and over a period of years? People will know.
    Fair enough
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    Yeah, his bluff isn't good enough to keep the fact he has a secret hidden, but lots of people have secrets. Secret crushes, secret debts, secret dislike of gnomes... I don't think anyone's sense motive is good enough to get it out of him without him being explicit about it.

    That said, Amsterdam Alice and Tifa *do* have high enough Diplomacy scores to get it out of him if they were to set their minds to it! But I don't think Tifa will have, people are entitled to their privacy if they don't want to share.

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    *shrug*

    I don't think getting it out of him is likely, no matter the diplomacy score. Some secrets become hard-wired as secret.

    They may get out of him that he is interested in becoming a wealthy and powerful leader, but the reason beyond that? Not so much.

    And in the case of Madame Baladwell? This quest isn't even about that. He's doing it because he feels he owes her one AND it enhances who he is trying to become.
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    Also, Diplomacy explicitly doesn't work on PC's.

    So, there's that.

    Might explain the murderhobo thing, however.
    You can't reason with them...
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    So why did a nice lady like Madame Baladwell get kidnapped?
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    *Puts on tinfoil hat*

    Well, you see, it's fairly obvious.
    Here are our known facts.

    1. We know that this town has an unusual number of sorcerers, many with dragon blood of some sort.
    2. We also know that kobolds want to be dragons.
    3. Madame Baladwell, as the town priestess, would have had ready access to our mothers before we were born, and would have had an excuse to cast spells on them(To make sure the babies were fine.)
    4. Put 1 and 3 together, and you can discover that she's been running experiments with converting people into part dragons.(At least a little.)
    5. These part dragons have poorer control over their abilities, but are more powerful because of it.(AKA while we can't pick spells, we do get double spells known.)

    This leads us to...
    6. The kobolds learned of Madame Baladwell's experiments(4) via some unknown means, and "recruited" her to change them into dragons.(2).



    More seriously, Illven, do you have an idea of when we'll be starting?
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    7) kobolds, dragons, experiments... it's all about the Reptiloids overtaking the world government. And chemtrails!

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