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    The Black Omen, a vast, floating fortress high in the sky. It's a monolithic citadel, a bastion of impregnable nature, and it's been there for generations. To the point where... I mean, it's never done ANYTHING. It literally just floats there. It's good for telling the time, based on where it is relative to the sun, it's good for getting shade past noon, and all manner of other minor things.

    Your home village of Octly is not too far from the sea that the Black Omen floats above. Maybe an hour walk from the coast. There are a few fishers in your village, as a matter of fact-they split their time between shacks down on the coast and homes in the village proper. One of them, one day, hauled up something odd. The goliath fisherman, probably the only one who could've done it, managed a chunk of obsidian, about the size of a bed. He only found it after his fishing line had broken and dove down to see what it caught on that was too heavy.

    He lugged it back, and on the way, it cracked open, bit by bit, revealing an ornate chest. The goliath (by the name of Vauthag) was, luckily for the village, a generous and kind soul, and so agreed to let the chest itself be sold and the proceeds used to help the village. Repair a few walls here, hire laborers to dig a new well there, save some for emergencies... A good plan. But inside the chest were artifacts, arcane and mysterious, that he didn't dare mess with.

    You lot, however, are considerably more curious than Vauthag is, and less risk-averse. You asked him if you could see what's inside, and maybe have the things? He took some weedling, but eventually relented, allowing you to take them for yourselves.

    The objects, among other things, included a crystalline globe, with a map imprinted in it, and a key of some type, made of solid obsidian. The map directs you to the Black Omen. The key might be for the door to it.

    No one has ever been to the Black Omen. Some have taken airships near it, but there's no way in. Perhaps there's more to it than you suspect. Perhaps it's worth investigating.

    Regardless... Adventure awaits!




    So, the start of the campaign will be simple. Travel to Indos, the nearest big city, and hire an airship. You've scavenged up enough money to hire a small airship for you all, and no one really fears the Black Omen, outside a few weirdos. So getting a pilot there won't be hard.

    Once you reach the Black Omen, that's when the fun begins! You shall see...

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    System: D&D 5E
    Player Count: 3-5
    Style of Play: Adventure!
    Allowed Content: If it ain't on the list, do not ask.


    • All WotC books except SCAG
    • UA by request
    • Homebrew by request


    Character Creation: Mythweavers preferred.


    • Backstory: Skirt length. You grew up, for the most part, in Octly, and have not had any major adventures.
    • Experience: 2nd level. It can be a little tough being out in the wilderness, so you've got some experience, but not much.
    • Wealth: Standard starting wealth, plus one special magic item I will assign to you from the chest Vauthag found.
    • Ability Scores: 27 Point Buy.
    • Hitpoints/Health: Max at both levels. From then on, PHB average.
    • Alignment: Play nice with the party, please.


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    Andi, Triton fisherwoman/sailor (Fighter / Celestial Warlock), is ready to go.
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    Nix Timbers is the Gnome Illusionist Wizard that has taken to using his powers for entertainment! He'll speak in Purple!
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    Bri Lyraith, v/human bard present. She'll speak in green.

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    The real question is how Nix and Bri know each other. This place doesn't seem too large, so if we both did entertainment gigs we'd certainly know about each other, and probably have met. Are we friends, rivals, or something in between though?

    In any event, we'd have wicked combined performances where you're doing the song/story and I'm doing visuals and sound effects
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    Oh damn, I promised y'all special magic items, didn't I?

    What sorts of items would you find appropriate/useful? Obviously you won't get EXACTLY what you want, but I could use ideas.
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    Are you looking for us to pull something out of the DMG or do you want novel idea pitches?
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    Are you looking for us to pull something out of the DMG or do you want novel idea pitches?
    Unique ideas welcomed.
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    Eavesdropper's Earrings of Mockery
    Wonderous item, uncommon (requires attunement)

    As long as they are on the same plane, the bearer can hear through this item as if they were present.

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    Here is Grilka now with more background. She will speak in Pink.

    As for items, I've always been a fan of stuff like immovable rods, sovereign glue, apparatus of kwalsh (probably too big to be in the chest but I love the big, stupid crab tank), trident of fish command, or nolzur's pigments. Stuff you have to be a little creative to make useful.

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    I'm also on board with items that have interesting uses that require we be creative. Here are some ideas for Nix:

    Monocle of Entropy (requires attunement). If you stare at something long enough, it will fall over. 1 round for a candlestick, 1 minute for a sleeping cow, 1 hour for a small tree, 1 day for a cottage or large tree, 1 year for a castle. Must be within 100'. Personally my favorite.


    Demonic Muffin. When eaten, reverses your gravity for 1d6 minutes.

    Silver silk handkerchief. 3' on a side. On the command word, it becomes as hard as thick steel. A second command word reverts. Also available as a 25' rope instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CosmicOccurence View Post
    The real question is how Nix and Bri know each other. This place doesn't seem too large, so if we both did entertainment gigs we'd certainly know about each other, and probably have met. Are we friends, rivals, or something in between though?

    In any event, we'd have wicked combined performances where you're doing the song/story and I'm doing visuals and sound effects
    Honestly, I could see something of rivalry on Bri's part, at least. While she generally performs out of the necessity to earn coin, she'd still dislike being "upstaged" by another performer. Overall, she is jealous of those who can do something better than she can (or thinks she can). That said, with Nix's emphasis being on illusions, it's unlikely to be a heated jealousy - not her main area of interest. I could see a scenario where they perform together but Bri would be striving to be the more memorable of the two performers, though not going to the extreme of sabotage or anything.

    So, what I suppose I'm winding around towards is a rivalry that could become more friendly as Bri gets to know Nix. What are your thoughts, from Nix's point of view?

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    Oh damn, I promised y'all special magic items, didn't I?

    What sorts of items would you find appropriate/useful? Obviously you won't get EXACTLY what you want, but I could use ideas.
    I don't think I can top some of the suggestions the others have thrown out. I certainly like the idea of a vaguely silly item that can be made or become useful once you squint sideways at it for a while.

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    Amicable rivalry evolving into friendships was what I had in mind too, just didn't want to make any assumptions!
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    Inspired by this, I propose a Flask of Icy Charge - a waterskin that 1/day fills with a few gulps of liquid that, when consumed, cast Armor of Agathys on the drinker, increases their speed by 10 for one round and then lowers it by 25 for two rounds (so it's 15 less than usual).
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    I'll try out
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    I'll try out
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    Yeah, I'd rather you not. That's hard to read.

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    Then I shall try out
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    Are the sides of the road rocky or otherwise bad campsites?
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    Are the sides of the road rocky or otherwise bad campsites?
    You're in a lightly forested road. The middle of the road is probably poor for a campsite, due to other travelers, but just off to one side isn't a big deal.

    This is mostly for you guys to banter and get to know each other. I don't expect any major encounters or anything.
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    I'm bringing the table back to include our font colors, and since nobody's taken a blue yet, Andi will speak in a Blue.

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    mrtowne Grilka Goliath Barbarian (Rancher) Pink
    CosmicOccurence Nix Forest Gnome Wizard (Illusionist) Purple
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    Xihirli Leila Butterfield Protector Aasimar Sorcerer (Goat herder) Cheese

    (Xihirli, I can read Cheese if it's bolded, but it's a little too bright to read if it's not bold)
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    Is this before or after we found the box? I gut is after, but I want to be sure.
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    You can probably ditch the ??? on Grilka's race column. Goliath's dont have subraces

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    You can probably ditch the ??? on Grilka's race column. Goliath's dont have subraces
    It is done ( ̄ー ̄)b
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    I have a question about Grilka's Folk Hero background, that being what was it she did? I assume I would have heard of it, being a folk.
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    She didn't. It should more properly read Folk Hero.

    I took it because nothing else really fit, and the background feature seemed mostly sensible.

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    You do indeed have the box. You have not yet figured out what your items do yet, though. (Mostly because neither have I.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrtowne View Post
    She didn't. It should more properly read Folk Hero.

    I took it because nothing else really fit, and the background feature seemed mostly sensible.
    It could be something minor, like she was in the right place at the right time to help someone out of a burning house, or stopped some animals from stampeding.
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    This close to the town, Bri is unlikely to volunteer to take watch.

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    Considering Nix's relationship with the centaur raids in the past, he's likely to set up watch. That being said, he can't do it for the whole night, so as long as one other person is willing to take the other shift he's down for it.
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    Andi would be down for keeping watch. She might not think of bandits or raiders, but she'd want to make sure no animals go rummaging in their food.

    (I'm at work, no IC post for a few more hours.)
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