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« Reply #120 on: June 30, 2007, 12:37:56 am »
Fair enough. I'll rework Wencelas Nam. My intention was to make them particularly strong in their areas so that you had to out-think them and confront them in other ways.

Edit: Wencelas is done. It's good you pointed out the skills, because I realised I'd copied out his skills incorrectly anyhow (he gets 43 skill points + 6 general from his lifepaths). He's a bit more balanced now.

I think I'll leave Cormyn mostly as he is for now. WK doesn't have the rulebook after all, and I think it'll be easier for him to be super-good at a few things, and to figure out how to use those cleverly, than to spread himself out too thin through subsystems we'll have to spend lots of time explaining. I did reduce two skills from 6s to 4s and spread those points around a bit.
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An Oration on the Dignity of Tash, or On the Elves and Their Lies
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« Reply #121 on: June 30, 2007, 01:04:12 am »
Cheers, and thanks for taking it so well. :)
 

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« Reply #122 on: June 30, 2007, 01:09:16 am »
It's easy to be gracious now. I'll just let my villains get revenge for me! ;)

BTW guys, I'm updating their sheets constantly, so check back on them from time to time and let me know if there's anything you want changed.
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All for S&W Complete
Playing: Dark Heresy, WFRP 2e

"Elves don't want you cutting down trees but they sell wood items, they don't care about the forests, they''re the fuckin' wood mafia." -Anonymous

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« Reply #123 on: June 30, 2007, 10:27:47 pm »
Dregus-Logoterite Arkan

Beliefs:

1) The Church must prevail through faith, not through mere demographics. The clones are nothing compared to the womb-born.

2) The nobility must be brought back to their faith. We need their strength to break the anarchists.

3) All wars are battles between ideas. Men and material are only expressions of the underlying ideology.

Instincts:

1) Talk my way out of trouble (start a Duel of Wits whenever physically threatened).

2) Let someone else do the dirty work.

3) Always have a back-up plan.

Lifepaths:
Born to Rule, Coeptir, Propagandist, X-O, Student, Devoted to Fire, Cotar, Dregus

Age: 44 (41 + non-native setting + setting switch)

Stats:
Per 5
Wil 5

Agi 4
Forte 4
Pow 2
Spd 3

Steel 7 (soldier, Wil > 5, competitive, killed)
Hes 5

Skills:

Administration 4
Archotare-Wise 2
Bureaucracy 4
Church Law 3
Cotar-Wise 2
Divination 3
Doctrine 4
Etiquette 4
History 2
Media-Wise 3
Oratory 2
Parish-Wise 2
Propaganda 6
Regulations-Wise 2
Research 2
Signals Tech-Wise 2
Suasion 6
Temple-Wise 3
Tithe-Wise 2
Unit-Wise 2

Traits:

Call-On:
Well-Read (open)

Character Traits:
Crusader
Paranoid
Wise

Dice Traits:
Clever Bastard
Devoted to Fire
Dregutai
Keeper of the Fire
Mark of Privilege
Scut Work
Your Eminence

Resources 8d

Propaganda Tools - Colour: The church maintains an extensive multimedia broadcast system that the Dregus can use at will. The Dregus himself is a frequent and popular guest on multiple news and discussion programs.

Consolidated Broadcast Control Centre - It's a Signals test with an Obstacle of 3 to broadcast anything on Lankar-Sors without going through the church's system. Colour: The Church operates the networks, the datacentres, the relays and antennas under license from the League. It's extremely difficult to avoid using their networks on-planet.

Circles:
Base Circles 2

Relationships:

Duke Redav - the Duke and Arkan both support the church and the nobility uniting, and work to build bridges whenever possible.

Inquisitor Cormyn Bane (complicated) - Arkan outranks Bane, but is not actually his superior. Doesn't stop him from trying to use the Inquisitor as his hound though.

Cotar-Doctor Emlyn Grange (complicated) - They don't see eye-to-eye on the role of clones in the church. Arkan thinks Grange is an amoral psychopath fixated on mutilating the human soul on the genetic level.

Affiliations:
2d The Ecclesiarchy (from Dregutai)
1d Devotees of the Fire
1d The Forge Cathedral (the Archotare's personal headquarters / megachurch, located in the capital)
1d The old Darikahn nobility

Reputations:
2d Spokesman of the Church (from Dregutai)

Physical Tolerances:
Superficial H3, Injured H5 Maimed H7, Mortal H9

Appearance:

Arkan was once a physically impressive man, but has gone to seed. He usually wears a purposefully-stereotypical cotar's uniform that makes him look like someone's fond memory of a creche-priest. He exudes paternal warmth.

Background / Reputation:

Dregus-Logoterite Arkan was originally Count Arkan, heir to House Cresus, the last of the Dunedin conquering families. He has graciously extended his hand to the Darikahn remnants in the spirit of fraternity.

To the general populace he is "Father Arkan", a church insider who stands up for the little guy against the bosses, struggling for fairness and justice without sacrificing his traditional values.

Inside the church, the most popular and lurid rumour, never repeated in his presence and even then said only in jest, is that he barehandedly crushed the previous Dregus-Logoterite's throat and replaced him with a clone to cover the act.

Notes:

Arkan is the Vaylen figure of note for the Usurpation phase. Think of him as a more ambitious Mr. Rodgers. He's also the "nicest" of the Vaylen Figures of Note - he's not an outright bastard like Piers, nor a worm like Wencelas.
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« Reply #124 on: July 04, 2007, 12:27:35 am »
State of the Union: We're waiting on hgfs, Gunslinger and Werekoala to finish their characters. If any of you guys need help or suggestions, post away and I'll do my best.
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« Reply #125 on: July 06, 2007, 04:21:09 am »
Just to let you know that I'm still here and keen to play. :)
 

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« Reply #126 on: July 07, 2007, 02:18:10 am »
Ok, Gunslinger's dropped out. That means it's NiallS, Illegible Smudge, WereKoala and hgjs left. HG told me he's working on his character but is crammed for time.

WK> You still interested? I need a bit more info from you before we begin.
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« Reply #127 on: July 23, 2007, 07:12:30 am »
So...I guess this is dead then. Dammit. :(
 

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« Reply #128 on: July 24, 2007, 02:12:17 am »
Sorry. Everyone just suddenly stopped posting. :/
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« Reply #129 on: July 25, 2007, 05:31:22 am »
Sorry - I'm still up for it, a mixture of waiting for other characters to be posted and moving house last week so have no at home internet and the book is still packed away somewhere.

Am happy to go with however many characters although 3 would be good.
 

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« Reply #130 on: July 26, 2007, 02:44:28 am »
Well, if you two are still game, I am. If we could find one more player, it would be good though.
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The Pernicious Light, or The Wreckers of Sword Island;
A Goblin's Progress, or Of Cannons and Canons;
An Oration on the Dignity of Tash, or On the Elves and Their Lies
All for S&W Complete
Playing: Dark Heresy, WFRP 2e

"Elves don't want you cutting down trees but they sell wood items, they don't care about the forests, they''re the fuckin' wood mafia." -Anonymous