Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Half-Dozen Heroes: Caladon Falls
This is just a go at showing off some character creation options for the Caladon Falls setting for Savage Suzerain. This is NOT official Savage Mojo material, and is just me acting in my capacity as a blogger and not in any capacity with SM. I hope to continue the Half-Dozen Heroes series, within Savage Suzerain and without, visiting other Savage Worlds settings, and even venturing outside of them.
These are not necessarily meant to be super optimized builds...just examples of the characters you can make. Everything used on these characters was drawn from Savage Worlds Deluxe, Savage Suzerain and Caladon Falls. I will provide overviews, but not full mechanics, because you're just going to have to buy the books for those.
Heroic (3 advances)
Evil Spirit (Major)
Quirk (Never looks people in the eyes, speaks in the past tense) (Minor)
Bearer of Ill Omen
Cool As Ice
Feel My Pain
New Power (Armor)
New Power (Divination)
Weapon of Spirit
Gear: Hardened Leather Armor (+2/+1), short sword (Str+d6)
Notes: I was one of the IndieGoGo backers for Caladon Falls, and I forgot to provide information for my "character" listing on the inside front cover...so someone listed a character named after my son, who stalks the streets of Vendol (known for its mausoleums), who speaks to the dead...and sometimes makes them speak back.
He not only uses Divination to accomplish this, but also gets an assist from his Telesma. Angelus just refuses to ever give up, showing inner reserves that push him well beyond his abilities at times. His connection to the spirit world causes him to make seemingly bizarre leaps of logic that generally prove to be correct. His dealings with spirits also cause him to only resort to violence as his last resort, and gives him an unsettling demeanor in which he refuses to look people in the eyes and often speaks of them in the past tense.
Dragon Kin Recessive (minor)
Gear: Long Sword (str+d8)
Notes: Thaered is a Dragon Kin warrior with vestigial wings who has more guts than brains at times, feeling as though his dragon-based heritage makes him tough enough to handle most any situation.
Seasoned (3 Advances)
Standing Orders (Spy)
Wanted (Major) (various treasonous activities)
Gear: Dagger (Str+d4)
Notes: Declan Ferrath is one of those guys that just blends into the crowd, working as an aide in House Killian. However, he is actually a spy for House Vesper and has been directly responsible for a growing number of setbacks...which would put his life in grave danger if they were ever discovered. Savage Worlds doesn't have a "Secret" Hindrance, or I would have used that in place of Wanted, but I wanted to keep everything as "official" as I could.
Earl Alden Mayhew
Gone Soft (minor)
House Gift (Vesper - Magpie Mind)
Pure Strain Human
Notes: This one was fun. An Earl of House Vesper who is an unfettered genius and a brilliant tactician, but utterly and completely vulnerable in the physical game. His Persuasion is only d6, but has a whopping +7 Charisma due to the influence of his Telesma and his noble lineage.
Heroic (2 advances)
Hard to Kill
Weapon of Destiny
Weapon of Power
Gear: Plate Armor
Notes: Darius is a Crusader in the Swords of Trinity whose faith leaves him optimistic...to the point of annoyance at times. Darius no longer carries a sword since his Telesma activated and began speaking to him, as he now summons his sword from out of nowhere and empowers it with energy from the Telesma to do whatever he needs it to.
Demigod (2 advances)
Rebellious Telesma (minor)
Flight of the Ascendant
Trait Perfection (Fighting)
Notes: Gorin hasn't seen it all, but he's seen a LOT. He left Relic a long time ago, and has faced off with some of the worst creatures and villains across the multiverse...and all he really wants is to go home. His Telesma tries to push him forward, to do the will of the Gods, but Gorin is growing angrier at it all the time. Gorin has become an impressive fighting machine, who can rattle his opponents into submission before he shreds them with his claws.
Anyway, a half-dozen heroes for Caladon Falls. Is the series worth continuing? Is there anything I should do differently? Do you have any special requests? Any feedback is appreciated.