This is the OOC topic for Chasing Shadows. This thread contains the rules of the RP, a quick reference sheet for all the characters (including each character's current status), and conversations about what's going on. Keep an eye on the OP, since I'll be updating it as the RP progresses.
Chasing Shadows will run on the usual Errant rules, but here are a few refreshers.
Please note that you do not have an abilities list (like in Scorp's Castle Blood campaign), but that doesn't mean there are no rules about what you can and cannot do...
I've tried to leave things more open, but when it comes to combat, general Errant rules apply. In combat, take only one action at a time. Always assume an enemy (or enemies) aren't cannon fodder unless I state otherwise. If you're allowed to instantly kill something in your post, I'll say so in the DM post.
This RP will have boss fights. These boss fights have the same rules as any other fight, but your chances of being killed or critically injured are much higher, so be sure to think about your actions wisely.
That said, please always do something in your posts - even if you are just technically chickening out IC or something. This is meant to be a character-driven experience, so I encourage you to interact with other players and also with NPCs (as NPCs, especially your NPC companions, are very important in this campaign). I'm going to be trying to give everyone time to interact with each other, since interacting with other characters is - in my opinion - the most fun part of a RP.
Your posts should always have at least one action or some dialogue so that you're doing something instead of just standing around thinking to yourself. No one can react to that, so it's really very pointless for a RP. I'm also not taking eating, drinking, and sleeping into careful account, here, so don't focus too much on trying to end your posts doing something like that. If you sleep when everyone else is interacting, you aren't giving yourself a rested bonus, you're just missing out on the fun.
If you have some form of magic or you are a unique race with special abilities, please consult me if you're confused as to what you can and cannot do. It's always better to ask than to assume and just make a post if it's something crazy. But hey - if you have magic, you probably can do something crazy! So just ask. Otherwise, use the wiki as needed to help.
If you receive a PM about this campaign, chances are it'll be in-character (I'll state otherwise if it isn't). I'll be PMing people information that only they are privy to, and it's their choice whether or not to share it with their fellow players. I may also have some interactions via PMs, so that players are not privy to those private interactions, either (if this happens, I'll specify this too, and if the conversation gets interrupted in-game the PM chain gets interrupted, too). Since this RP involves a lot of secrets, I feel that making people have to figure things out and truly not know everything that's going on is appropriate. For these private convos, I'll mostly only do it for important things, so it's not always going to happen. If you want to keep something in-character secretive and drag one of my NPCs off to some private place, feel free to do so and then you can begin the PM chain. However, in-character PMing between players isn't permitted unless I'm also in the PM conversation (as DM, I have to know everything to give everyone the best experience ).
Again, this shouldn't be used often, as all players should be included when at all possible. This is mostly for very important things that could come up later in the campaign. This is also kind of an experiment, so feel free to discuss it in the OOC topic if you have some comments/suggestions about it.
There will be no group penalties for people not posting, but your individual character may be punished if you suddenly stop posting without warning. If you get behind and want to catch up, just PM me and I can get you up to speed so you can get back in the game.
Sanity, as you may have noticed, is listed on your character sheets, like for the Castle Blood campaign. I won't be using this to punish people for not posting, but it may be used in other ways as it relates to the story of the RP.
QUICK REFERENCE CHARACTER SHEETS
If the player and character name is only in bold and in black, that means the character is alive and actively participating.
If the player and character name is
bold and in orange with a slash, the characters are presumed dead due to inactivity.
If the player and character name is
bold and in red with a slash, the characters are dead.
Neitha Ardet (Sareth) - Female Kemhetian/Parsansharian - Fire, The Old Kingdom Gods - Independent - Finesse Combat, Acrobatics, Thievery, Charisma
STR 4, AGI 10, CON 4, PER 7, INT 8, SPR 6, LCK 3
Sarael Raia (Sareth) - Female Achaean - Air, Astra Aeterna - Knights Templar - Martial Combat, Charisma, Divine Devotion
STR 8, AGI 6, CON 7, PER 6, INT 6, SPR 7, LCK 2
Percula Saffron (Burger Warrior) - Female Pixie - Frost, Nature Spirits - Independent - Arcane Gift, Acrobatics, Herbalism, Charisma
STR 1, AGI 16, CON 1, PER 4, INT 8, SPR 14, LCK 5
Rosette Saffron (Burger Warrior) - Female Pixie - Clay, Nature Spirits - Independent - Spiritual Connection, Acrobatics, Arcane Lore, Diplomacy
STR 1, AGI 13, CON 2, PER 6, INT 10, SPR 12, LCK 5
Sef Yung Tzani (Klaykid) - Female Nordling - Earth, Astra Aeterna - Knights Templar - Intimidation, Education (Demonic), Noble Combat
STR 8, AGI 3, CON 7, PER 8, INT 6, SPR 7, LCK 3
Charon Velos "The Weeping Mage" (Dalton Westmoore) - Male Achaean - Air, Ozystia - Umbra Coven - Demonic Pact, Education (Old Achaean and High Imperial), Marksmanship, and Survival
STR 5, AGI 6, CON 4, PER 7, INT 8, SPR 10, LCK 2
Katrina Windborne (Dalton Westmoore) - Female Achaean - Air, Apollo - Independent - Martial and Finesse Combat, Marksmanship, and Survival
STR 8, AGI 8, CON 5, PER 8, INT 8, SPR 3, LCK 2
Lord Otto of Eisenherz (Halicon) - Male Achaean - Earth, Olympians - Imperial Lord - Noble and Martial Combat, Education (Beastfolk)
STR 10, AGI 4, CON 7, PER 4, INT 5, SPR 7, LCK 5
Javed Shahzad (Ter Loki) - Male Southron - Earth, Astra Aeterna - Independent - Subtlety, Acrobatics, Finesse Combat
STR 5, AGI 8, CON 5, PER 8, INT 6, SPR 6, LCK 4
Dominica Abbadelli (Ter Loki) - Female Achaean - Shadow, Hades - Independent - Education (Old Achaean and High Imperial), Herbalism, Divine Devotion, Arcane Lore
STR 4, AGI 6, CON 4, PER 6, INT 9, SPR 9, LCK 4
Marcus Capulet (Lord_Capulet) - Male Achaean/Parsansharian - Earth, Athena - Inquisition - Arcane Lore, Diplomacy, Martial Combat, and Education (Southron)
STR 6, AGI 5, CON 6, PER 6, INT 8, SPR 6, LCK 5
Mathias Quill (Darkwoods) - Male Achaean - Earth, Master of Mischief - Independent - Acrobatics, Subtlety, Thievery, Demonic Pact
STR 5, AGI 7, CON 5, PER 6, INT 8, SPR 5, LCK 6
Rutger Magnusson (Balder) - Male Nordling/Achaean - Water, Astra Aeterna - Knights Templar - Education (Old Achaean and High Imperial), Education (Dwarven), Education (Demonic), Arcane Lore
STR 1, AGI 1, CON 3, PER 10, INT 10, SPR 10, LCK 7
Captain Adriana Dewitt (Harry Monster) - Female Achaean Demon-kin of Lust - Water, Poseidon - The Empire - Marksmanship, Survival, Acrobatics
STR 4, AGI 7, CON 6, PER 8, INT 6, SPR 6, LCK 5
Errol Stengard (DragonJedi) - Male Achaean - Magma, Poseidon - None - Diplomacy, Finesse Combat, Subtlety, Thievery
STR 6, AGI 8, CON 5, PER 6, INT 8, SPR 3, LCK 7
Reference sheets for the NPC companions are hidden to provide less specificity about certain aspects (namely exactly where their HP and Sanity levels stand) - if I change my mind about that later, I may add them here for public viewing. Otherwise, all NPC companions for this campaign can be found in this topic. This includes physical descriptions (and images, if available).
Note that, for the prologue, there are a lot more NPCs around than there will be in the actual campaign, so I'll be editing this list in the future. Only two will accompany the players (other than Caiden, who is always going to be there). Depending on what people do during the prologue, different companions may decide to accompany the group.
Current NPC Companions: