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Simaskai
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PostSubject: Askai   Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:32 am

Righto, posting this here as I'm not yet comfy with putting it up at the Applications and because Ulrin made me. It's already in the correct form for easy copy pasting after I got some feedback about the basic character idea here. Balancing can be done when it's up as an application. So... Any thoughts?

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Alt Name: Askai

A brief description of your character: Askai's a 31 (old for his race) year old retired humanoid newt (huwt?) general. Coming in at 166 cm and weighing about 90 kg he's quite broad shouldered. This makes him quite the sight combined with his dark grey slimey skin but his age and past is showing in the many scars and slightly hunched posture.

Why/How is your character in Skuldhellir: After finishing his military career he decided to find a place as far away from his motherland as possible where he could spend the rest of his days. He arrived by boat at Skuldhellir with quite a bit of his spoils of war in tow.

Strengths:

Natural:
Military training: Thanks to his disciplined military training he's still quite fit with an above average strenght and speed.
Hallucinogenous skin: His dark grey skin is coated with a thick and slimey hallucinogen. It is very potent and takes effect rather quickly, naturally it does not affect him. The coating is slightly thicker at his 4 fingered hands, 5 toed feet and his tail.

Learned:
Basic survival: During his military training he picked up on basic survival skills.
Combat prowess: He's quite skilled in all sorts of combat but he prefers fighting with a spear and shield combination or a crossbow.
Military tactics: As a retired general, he has seen them all.
Literacy: He enjoys reading very much, hates writing.

Supernatural: (I'll put all the extra stuff here.)
Wealth: Thanks to his very succesful career he's filthy rich although he only brought a decent size of his wealth with him. Leaving the rest at his motherland to call upon if needed.
Equipment: He only brought his ceremonial plate armour and weaponry (a spear and shield) with him. It isn't the highest combat quality but it can function if needed.

Weaknesses:

Age: He's already quite old at 31. So age has definitly made it's mark as despite his strength and speed he's already losing his agility and senses. His eyesight, hearing and smell slowly fading away whilst his skill in weaving inbetween blades is lost as quickly as the cartilage in his spine.
War wounds: His sucessful military career came with many moments of waking up covered in bandages. Many of these wounds still pain him. Especially during prolonged physical activity. Thus he won't be wearing any armour or using weaponry for longer periods.
Amplified magic: The thick coating on his skin seems to amplify the effects of magic. Any magical effect cast on him quickly spirals out of control. A small fireball that hits him quickly becomes an inferno of hellfire as the magical effect ripples through the coating. Any magical effect cast on him quickly spirals out of control causing terrible terrible damage to him.
Extreme paranoia: He suffers from nearly constant anxiety and paranoia. This gravely affects his decisions and can often physically tire him.


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PostSubject: Re: Askai   Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:08 pm

I really love the idea of this character! Like, really! Here are the numbers I whipped up for him:

Strengths:
-Military training: 3
-Hallucinogenous skin: 1-3 (depending on how bad the hallucinations are)
-Basic survival: 1
-Combat prowess: 3
-Military tactics: 2
-Literacy: 0
-Wealth: 4 (Wealth has a massive impact on the setting)
-Equipment: 0 (It's assumed that folks have basic equipment)

Weaknesses:
Age: 4
War wounds: 3-4
Amplified magic: 3

Strengths: 14-16
Weaknesses: 10-11

Balance-wise, another small weakness would be ideal, but technically he's fine! :3 It wouldn't be hard to come up with a quirk or something since he's lead such a long life--maybe a fear or paranoia.

My issue is this: if he's rich, why would he come to Skuldhellir if his only desire is to live out his days? It's not a very posh or comfortable place. If he were curious about the magical stuff in the mines or the wizards or something it'd make more sense, but yeah, if he just wants to live comfortably, why not get a harem and laze around in a jungle? I hate having an issue with such a totally awesome character, but you may want to tweak his reason for being here. XD I hope we can make it work out, because he looks fun!

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PostSubject: Re: Askai   Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:23 pm

Oooh I think I'll throw extreme paranoia in there. Just seems like an awesome weakness/quirk to have. ^^

As for the why, he used to serve in the military so he's pretty used to low comfort sleeping in a swamp situations. His Queen suddenly said "Good job, feel free to do something else." After which he immediately took a boat, then another one and then another one (extreme paranoia: check!) with the words "As far away from that swamp as possible."
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PostSubject: Re: Askai   Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:50 pm

I'd say he's good to go, he'd definitely survive the applications process and make a nice addition to Skuldhellir.
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PostSubject: Re: Askai   Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:13 pm

I'll get a few more opinions in here and then I'll throw him up on Applications for final balance approving.
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PostSubject: Re: Askai   Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:39 pm

I quite like this fellow, meself! Excellent job, laddie.

Now, as for the reason he's in Skuldhellir, I suppose it isn't too far-fetched that he'd come to get away from his homeland; the town IS a bit out of the way from everything. After all, the cave used to be the lair of a very fearsome dragon, so the surrounding area is likely mostly empty, besides the farms and the tribes of gnolls and orcs.

That aside, he'll get to mingle with some very interesting, potentially prestigious, completely wealthy people. Being rich, he'd be allowed into the White Door Inn, which isn't nearly as disgruntling as the rest of the town, and living there for the rest of one's life actually isn't such a bad deal!

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