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My First Character
Articles  (Character)   (Gaming - In General)
Dozus's comment on 2006-04-25 01:00 AM
My first real character was Dozus the Windward. I've never actually used him for desktop RPGs, just freeform online ones. He started as just a pirate mercenary, a half-elf, half dragon sailor with two swords and a cigarette. I eventually gave him an epic past, and future.

His father, Damiel, was once a member of the High Council of Dyressendel, an High Elvish nation, until he was captured in battle. He was forced to become a slave and gladiator, and eventually met another High Elf, a woman named Eccaia. They fell and love and had a son, Dozus, who has scales on parts of his body. Then Eccaia disappeared (turns out she was a leviathan, a water dragon... go figure), Damiel is killed brutally in combat before his son, and Dozus is raised by his fellow gladiators. He eventually is purchased by Baron Alaan Alios, a famous swordsman and politician, who trains him in combat. Dozus escapes and joins a mysterious mercenary group. He soon learns the mercenary group is noneother than an arm of the Guild, a worldwide criminal organization. Dozus jumps ship (literally), washes up on shore, is taken care of by an old woman, and eventually joins another merc group, the Iron Wolves. He eventually becomes captain of the Wolves and leads them on many noble and adventerous quests. Then he quits the Wolves, goes off to settle down and treasure hunt, et cetera et cetera, and eventually finds himself trying to save the world in a battle to end all battles. In the end, he fakes his own death and becomes a fisherman.

Looking back, it's all silly schlock, but it's fun schlock. Wouldn't make a good RPG or novel, but a decent comic book, I reckon. Go to Comment
The Whalebone Forest
Locations  (Ruins)   (Water)
Dozus's comment on 2006-07-23 05:20 PM
Why hasn't this gotten an HoH yet? Go to Comment
30 Rangers
NPCs  (Extras)   (Natural)
Dozus's comment on 2013-02-12 03:21 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
The Leviathan Pool
Locations  (Area)   (Water)
Dozus's comment on 2014-02-18 02:40 PM
Lovely imagery on this one. I want to know more about the sperm whale's Leviathan Pool. Why only the "rambunctious" ones? Do they have their own Ocean Mother, or some other deity? Go to Comment
Systems  (Architectural)   (General)
Dozus's comment on 2013-02-04 01:59 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Cloister of the Empty Table
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Area)
Dozus's comment on 2015-03-20 11:07 AM
I remember reading this, but apparently never voted. Pretty creepy, both the mind control and all the cultic details. Go to Comment
The Azure Comet Mercenary Guild
Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Regional)
Dozus's comment on 2012-10-31 02:49 PM
A decent structural laying out of this guild, but like Scras said, I'd like to see something to make it come alive. Go to Comment
Sword of the Ocean
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Villanous)
Dozus's comment on 2016-12-03 08:18 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Coinlenders Guild
Society/ Organizations  (Mercantile)   (Local)
Dozus's comment on 2012-11-01 02:01 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Thick As Thieves
Plots  (Event)   (Single-Storyline)
Dozus's comment on 2007-10-30 09:38 AM
'Nuff said. Go to Comment
Locations  (Area)   (Plains)
Dozus's comment on 2016-10-31 09:50 AM
This one made me laugh, but more than that it's a clever concept. One can imagine a group of adventurers stumbling into Awan, hearing the distant "a-wan"ing and cocking eyebrows at the afflicted villagers. This one's a real beaut. Go to Comment
The Kamuinji Sabre
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Dozus's comment on 2013-02-22 02:35 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Auchinduin Deep Iron Mine
Locations  (City)   (Mountains)
Dozus's comment on 2012-10-29 09:08 AM
The clathrates are a neat idea, and I like the place you've built for one to live here. Go to Comment
Troll Gloves
Items  (Clothes)   (Combat)
Dozus's comment on 2012-10-29 12:21 PM
It's nice to have a back story for the standard "+1" items. As an individual sub, well, it's not a lot to look at.

Someone should do a 30 of these: 30 Backgrounds to Everyday Magical Items. Go to Comment
E'Scatonia's Little Chest
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Dozus's comment on 2016-12-02 11:49 AM
This is so great. I was captivated the whole time. The writing style was sharp and scandalous, and the item's effects thoroughly unique. Excellent work.

Also, what's a zorse? Go to Comment
PC's and Artifacts of Legend
Articles  (Rules and Advice)   (Game Mastering)
Dozus's comment on 2006-02-15 02:24 PM
Great advice, Nobody. Why not make this a codex/scroll? That way, we could add suggestions to limiting things of power, while adding submission of our own that follow the ideas presented. Go to Comment
Qacha's Neck
Locations  (City)   (Plains)
Dozus's comment on 2013-03-05 05:50 AM
What a lovely little town. The little stories and oddities of Qacha's Neck make it so realistic and enchanting. Go to Comment
Silvered Irons
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Heroic)
Dozus's comment on 2006-02-10 09:25 AM
I like a good Western fantasy now and then.

I like how these guns don't kill, just wound. Something seems to be lacking in their making... Can't quite put my finger on it. But good job, though. Go to Comment
Silvered Irons
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Heroic)
Dozus's comment on 2016-11-30 12:30 PM
Magic + Guns = Neat Go to Comment
Book of the Storm
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Villanous)
Dozus's comment on 2006-02-08 09:17 AM
Excellent work. I like how you involved so many aspects of the Shards: the Storm Queen, the Desert of Divine Despair, the Shards themselves. Well done. Go to Comment
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       By: PoisonAlchemist

How Jayel became the proprietor of the Wanton Wench is more or less a hand-waved affair by the local officials. The facts known by 'upstanding' folk are that a fresh-faced young girl by the name of Jayel came into Gatewatch, disappeared, and reappeared the aged and stern woman she is today. The facts known by the night watch are a marked decrease in drug trafficking and battered women appearing on the streets. The fact known by Jayel is that she killed a man with her bare hands, and has never looked back.

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