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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:22 pm 
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Osric of Notley hails from a small village in Southern Albion, son to the forester of a minor knight in a rural fief.

Five years ago, his father and elder brothers joined their lord’s levy and sailed with him for the crusades. While Osric yearned to join them, he was still considered too young and was instead admitted as a general hand at the then undermanned manor.

Unfortunately, these past years have not been happy ones for Osric. It is now two long years since any word at all was heard from the levy and his obsession with joining them has not lessened. Given the least pleasant duties by some of the older guards, the final straw came with the betrothal of one of the maids he was smitten by to an older rival since which things have been intolerable. He is an honest and conscientious lad, and for a time, he considered taking holy orders with the monks of nearby Saint Wisdon some of whom occasionally stopped there. At their last visit however, he heard some of them discussing a mysterious shepherd boy in Chaubrette beset with visions, under whose leadership a popular movement of peasants, even children, has been gathering intent on marching to the Holy Land to convert the Tamorian.

If Osric had any idea of the distances and dangers involved, how short a way Albish would take him overseas, he would have never have left the safety of home. He suffers from a naive optimism however, and after five days of sleeping in ditches, is now approaching Ongus where he hopes to secure passage to the continent with the meagre handful of florins he has saved.

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Osric did not wish to take from the manor when he left in the dead of night, but he has his own longbow with which he practices daily and a long hunting knife (shortsword) as well as a stout walking staff.

He has neither Armour expert skill nor Ride Warhorse, although he has had considerable melee training wearing one of the manor’s two sets of mail. Instead he has the Dirty fighting and the Weapon focus (Bow) from the Man-at-Arms path (Cadaver Draconis).

Osric of Notley
Rank 1 knight (Man-at-arms path)
Age: 15

Strength: 13
Reflexes: 10
Intelligence:10
Psychic Talent: 4
Looks: 12

Attack: 14 (15 with weapon focus)
Defence: 7

Evasion: 4
Stealth: 13
Perception: 5
Magical Defence: 1

Health: 12

Notable possessions:
Hunting knife (d8,3)
Bow (d8,4) usually stowed unstrung in his bedroll
Quarrel of six arrows
Staff (d6,3)
Flint, tinder, bedroll
25 silver florins

Hardened leather (AF:2)

Skills:
Track
Dirty fighting
Weapon focus (bow)
Secondary skill: Farming, intermediate

Illiterate


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 Post subject: Re: Getting started...
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:03 pm 
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inlebadger wrote:
Osric of Notley hails from a small village in Southern Albion, son to the forester of a minor knight in a rural fief.

Five years ago, his father and elder brothers joined their lord’s levy and sailed with him for the crusades. While Osric yearned to join them, he was still considered too young and was instead admitted as a general hand at the then undermanned manor.

Unfortunately, these past years have not been happy ones for Osric. It is now two long years since any word at all was heard from the levy and his obsession with joining them has not lessened. Given the least pleasant duties by some of the older guards, the final straw came with the betrothal of one of the maids he was smitten by to an older rival since which things have been intolerable. He is an honest and pious lad, and for a time, he considered taking holy orders with the monks of nearby Saint Wisdon some of whom occasionally stopped there. At their last visit however, he heard some of them discussing a mysterious shepherd boy in Chaubrette beset with visions, under whose leadership a popular movement of peasants, even children, has been gathering intent on marching to the Holy Land to convert the Tamorian.

If Osric had any idea of the distances and dangers involved, how short a way Albish would take him overseas, he would have never have left the safety of home. He suffers from a naive optimism however, and after five days of sleeping in ditches, is now approaching Ongus where he hopes to secure passage to the continent with the meagre handful of florins he has saved.

_______________

Osric did not wish to take from the manor when he left in the dead of night, but he has his own longbow with which he practices daily and a long hunting knife (shortsword) as well as a stout walking staff.

He has neither Armour expert skill nor Ride Warhorse, although he has had considerable melee training wearing one of the manor’s two sets of mail. Instead he has the Dirty fighting and the Weapon focus (Bow) from the Man-at-Arms path (Cadaver Draconis).

Osric of Notley
Rank 1 knight (Man-at-arms path)
Age: 17

Strength: 13
Reflexes: 10
Intelligence:10
Psychic Talent: 4
Looks: 12

Attack: 14 (15 with weapon focus)
Defence: 7

Evasion: 4
Stealth: 13
Perception: 5
Magical Defence: 1

Health: 12

Notable possessions:
Hunting knife (d8,3)
Bow (d8,4) usually stowed unstrung in his bedroll
Quarrel of six arrows
Staff (d6,3)
Flint, tinder, bedroll
25 silver florins

Hardened leather (AF:2)

Skills:
Track
Dirty fighting
Weapon focus (bow)
Secondary skill: Farming, intermediate

Illiterate


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This work?


Yes, I can't see any problems with any of that.

OK - I'll get started with background details to bring you all to a starting point where we can begin.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting started...
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:08 pm 
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*Waits patiently*

* Ok...impatiently....but still....*

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 Post subject: Re: Getting started...
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My barbarian is naked. Seriously, don't expect him to wear too much when he's working at the docks or in someone's kitchen. Not going to soak up much steel if we run into anything....

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 Post subject: Re: Getting started...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:20 am 
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The Warlock wears mail armour so hopefully he can do some of the soaking...


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Damian May wrote:
*Waits patiently*

* Ok...impatiently....but still....*


Soon. I am putting together some notes :)

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 Post subject: Re: Getting started...
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Dreadnought wrote:
Soon. I am putting together some notes :)

No rush - I'd rather have "good" than "fast" :).

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 Post subject: Re: Getting started...
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Editing to take a couple of years off Osric and replacing ‘pious’ with more good-natured and honest. Fits his naïveté better to be a bit younger, but still a strapping lad with Strength:13.

Should add that I’m more than happy to make a new character if it’d fit the set-up better.


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inlebadger wrote:
Editing to take a couple of years off Osric and replacing ‘pious’ with more good-natured and honest. Fits his naïveté better to be a bit younger, but still a strapping lad with Strength:13.

Should add that I’m more than happy to make a new character if it’d fit the set-up better.


No, Osric is fine :)

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 Post subject: Re: Getting started...
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It is Thursday afternoon, my time. I am planning on posting background material so we can be close to getting started (how close depends on if there are any questions I need to clarify) on Saturday or Sunday. Just so people know I am still working on it :)

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