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ALL Characters will have a Moon Alignment. The vulnerability provided by this alignment will NOT count towards the characters allotted disadvantage total.

  • If the Valuan Faction is chosen, all PCs will be Yellow aligned.
  • If the Nasr Faction is chosen, all PCs will be Red aligned.
  • The Blue Rogues are something of a motley crew, with a variety of family histories, origins, and backgrounds. As such, if the Blue Rogue Faction is chosen PCs may chose from any alignment except Yellow and Silver.

The PCs will all start together as junior crewmembers aboard the same airship of their collectively chosen faction. They will all know and like each other (at least to start off with). Their choices are: The Alexander (a destroyer in the Valuan Armada), The Nikkabrik (a Nasr Navy scout ship), or The Albatross (a Blue Raider of Middle Ocean).

Faction Vote: So far I’m hearing a propensity towards the Blue Rogue Faction. However, I’m not sure if we’ve reached a consensus or not yet, so I’m going to ask for players to submit a vote. I would prefer you use the campaign’s comments tab to post your vote so we can have the semblance of a public discussion. However, I will accept your votes by private message as well if you wish to remain discreet.

Since the focus of this campaign will revolve on the PC’s sailing around the world of Arcadia as part of an airship crew, each will have to chose a primary role to fill. These rolls are:

  • Navigator
  • Helmsman
  • Gunner
  • Marine/Sarasin/Deckhand (Armada/Navy/Pirate)
  • Lookout
  • Engineer
  • Possibly others I have yet to think of…

Special Roles (optional): All require minimum of 15 PRE, 12 COM, 14 INT, & 10 in all other Characteristics.

  • Valua: Heir to the Throne. Trained in diplomacy and fencing, no nautical skills.
  • Blue Rogues: The Captain’s Kid. Navigator, Helmsman, Deckhand, or a combination of two or three of those.
  • Nasr: Black Sheep of the Royal Family. A child of the Nasultan and one of his five wives who has disdained the courtly life, and run off to the skies. Not exactly disowned, but definitely LAST in line for any family position regardless of birth order. May choose any shipboard role.

Available Races: Human. Only. Humans are the only sentient species in Arcadia, and thus the only available PCs.

All of the characters will be junior officers just starting their careers. The campaign will in fact open with their maiden voyage on their ship. I.e. all characters are wet-behind-the-ears young whelps, who have just reached the age of majority, and are new in their skills and abilities.

As such:

  • All characters will be 17 or 18 years of age.
  • Attributes will be capped at 20
  • No skill may be higher than 13

This is a campaign of aeronautical adventure & combat on the high-skies, so all characters should have some means of directly participating in a fight. Note that Arcadia is a land of both martial skill & magical might, so mages are welcome.

Base Character Points & Disadvantages are yet to be determined.

9 Navigator Package

  • 3 Skill: Sky Navigation (INT)
  • 3 Skill: Land Navigation (INT)
  • 2 Skill: Professional Skill (INT; Military Etiquette/Code of The Blue Rogues)
  • 1 Skill: Transport Familiarity: Airship

6 Helmsman Package

  • 3 Skill: Combat Piloting: Airships (DEX)
  • 1 Skill: Sky Navigation at 8
  • 2 Skill: Professional Skill (INT; Military Etiquette/Code of The Blue Rogues)

10 Gunner Package

  • 2 Weapon Familiarity: Cannons
  • 2 Skill: Professional Skill (INT; Military Etiquette/Code of The Blue Rogues)
  • 6 +2 OCV with all ship weapons

6+ Marine/Sarasin/Deckhand (Armada/Navy/Pirate) Package

  • 4 +2 OCV with favorite weapon
  • 2 Skill: Professional Skill (INT; Military Etiquette/Code of The Blue Rogues)
  • 2 Skill: Knowledge Skill (Shipboard Layouts) (INT)
  • Three Martial Manuvers of Choice

11 Lookout Package

  • Minimum PER roll of 13
  • 2 Skill: Professional Skill (INT; Military Etiquette/Code of The Blue Rogues)
  • 9 +2 Range Skill Levels (All attacks), Usable by Others (Self and one other; 1/2) (9 Active Points)

7 Engineer Package

  • 3 Skill: Mechanics (INT)
  • 2 Skill: Professional Skill (INT; Moonstone Engineering)
  • 2 Skill: Professional Skill (INT; Military Etiquette/Code of The Blue Rogues)

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