View Full Version : help- Personalities fragments and locations (Eberron, but anything really)

Kol Korran
2011-07-16, 03:34 AM
Guy, Alon, Tomer, Ariel- keep out please.

in an upcoming adventure the party will be in a sort of a pseudo plane-maze made out of the experiences of different personalities. the personalities will join with the PCs, and they will need to roleplay a sort of mix of themselves and the random personality. in moving from place to place the PCs change personalities, and more fun happens. plus, the locations and make up of the place is made out of experiences the personalities hold dear. (i can explain more to those who are really interested, it's just a bit long.)

i have about 25 such personalities and locations, but i need more, hopefully 25 more. so i came here for help! :smallsmile: this mostly takes place in Eberron, but general ideas from everywhere are welcomed as well.

what is needed:
- the personality must be intriguing, something a "voyeur of personalities" might find palatable.
- it shouldn't be too complex to roleplay, but it should be interesting to roleplay if possible. a roleplay challenge?
- i don't need complex stats, but an unusual skill or feat or feature might add to things nicely.

- preferably attached to a personality.
- representing a strong memory, preferably in a a somewhat odd/ tense/ dangerous/ awekward situation.
- preferably something exciting as well.
- can't have dual souls/ personalities (so no kalashtar)

i hope this wasn't too long (my posts seems to be too long or none engaging usually)

some (shortened)examples for those who might be interested (really not compulsory)"

- " the royal cook": snappy, EXTREMELY tidy and clean, professional, buxom woman. makes a fuss about things. Location: meeting with a stable boy for a heated secret romance. proffesion: cook

- "the blind scholar": an old studious man of Morgrave university, learned the plans and history, quite blind, quite serious and polite. loves sweets. Location: having summoned a demon into a summoning circle to ask questions, only, something in the spell has gone wrong... various knowledge skills.

- "7 eyes the pirate": a merry, high adventure, woman chasing pirate. dislikes dry land. location: being boarded by a royal navy ship, midst of battle.

- "The Assassin": a warfoged scout. trained to be an assassin, who pursued his job to the extreme (sort of like Leon in "the professional") quite emotionless, except for a sense of a "job well done". location: at a party where the target is a changeling (other PCs?) stealth skills, low DC death attack.

- "the undying guardian" an elf hero who has been made to an undying soldier. calm, tranquil, at peace, yet deadly with determination. filled with light and positive energy. Memory: fighting the giant of Xen'dric during the upheaval.

- "the Spy": a human spy of Breland (a dark lantern), she is quite charming, negaging, yet ever so secretive. have taken many identities. location: in the middle of a dragonmarked noble exclusive party.

- "the elite escort": a changeling that changes to fit the client's desire. won't go into detail. high conversation skills and disguise.

these are some of what i got.

thanks in advance!

2011-07-17, 09:31 AM
Depending on how much time you have, Id suggest checking out the characters of Valkyrie Profile 1. The recruitment scenes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0Avh_9zl68) involve the aforementioned Valkyrie watching the lives of "brave warriors" throughout her world from above, usually during dramatic / intense moments shortly before they die and are picked up by her. Most of the characters are nicely fleshed out and the scenes can probably give you a handful of ideas for scenes to replay, and her role in the game is a bit like the "collector of personalities" on your campaign :D

Hope that helps >_<

Kol Korran
2011-07-17, 10:31 AM
thanks! i'll go and watch.

2011-07-17, 12:42 PM
A Karrnathi captain at the sack of Metrol.

A changeling teenager huddled at the end of a pier at Seaside with a bunch of other people who managed to make it out of the expanding Mournhaze. Hir sibling is still missing.

A elven Professor of Anthropology and Ethnomagical Studies from the University of Korth on a safari in Xen'drik, meeting her future drow husband for the first time.

A House Tharashk prospector carrying a HUGE dragonshard, running at breakneck speed away from an angry earth elemental.

A young Thranish nationalist, a future leader of the movement, attending their first protest in Thaliost. Aundairan troops have just been deployed.

A Xendriki lizardman chieftain getting their first ride on an airship full of explorers as their local guide.

2011-07-18, 01:29 AM
A Minotaur ashbound cleric, in Sharn, mobilizing a luddite movement to sabotage the lightning rail.

The head of an artificer's guild, who had been experimenting with increasingly radical time-based arcana -- on trial for banishment from the guild.

A popular gnome professor of astronomical and astronomical sciences -- who is, unbeknownst to his colleagues, a star pact warlock, and is losing the struggle with his astral agent...

A cleric/invoker of a New God, sweeping through the countryside with his ever-increasing, ecstatic followers, determined to carve out a place in the pantheon (credit to Euripedes!).

Kol Korran
2011-07-19, 01:33 AM
thanks Kalirren, Bluepew, there are some good suggestion out there. i'll try to put them into the game!

2011-07-19, 08:25 AM
A half-dragon agent (sorcerer) of the Chamber who is conflicted by the way she's used by her dragon overseers, being tempted by a recurring half-demon opponent to dump their respective masters and find their own path. They've met once again when they both sought out a dragonshard imbued with anti-scrying magics in an ancient goblin ruin.

A giant in Xen'drik attempting to return a tribal heirloom to an abandoned city, rumored to bring peace to several warring tribes, as he fends off an attack from determined drow trying to keep the city isolated.

an orc marshwader child who's just discovered he has an aberrant mark and has run away from home, huddled in a temporary shelter as a storm rages, fearful of the strange movements he sees in the rain...

a Sarlonan wilder who has suddenly seen the image of Quori was captured by his masters, and is being brought to a strange crystalline chamber...

A shifter swashbuckler with a price on his head, who has suddenly discovered the women he's been dallying with in various cities have all been the same changeling bounty hunter, and she's gotten tired of her little game...

2011-07-19, 04:59 PM
An imaginative but also insane man who thinks he's in some other campaign setting. Think Don Quixote.

2011-07-19, 05:53 PM
Let some of these be linked to each other, as well.

2011-07-19, 07:47 PM
There is a woman, some call her "Witch," her real name is Hanna. She is obsessed with people liking her. So much so that she kills if they reject her even in the smallest way, and then and raises them as undead so she can't be rejected anymore. She then has tea parties and such with her new undead friends.

Tomb tainted skull -feat

Place: Cemetery..for animals. She likes raising pets to play with. Its also the place her father took to to kill her. He had meant to bury her there but Hanna escaped.

In many ways she is still a child, not understanding what is right or wrong after seeing her mother die by her father.

Kol Korran
2011-07-20, 01:11 AM
good ideas people! (adding to list) thanks!

2011-07-20, 02:57 PM
An imaginative but also insane man who thinks he's in some other campaign setting. Think Don Quixote.

Will be borrowing this gratefully POST HASTE.