Thanks, thanks a lot! Next, we want to see... the Paladin... yesss, my precioussss, the palladin.
As for Esther - she is not as lost as Regdar and Mialee. It could even be a great roleplaying opportunity for a PC priest, pally or monk, either a very reasonable man or a strong lady, teaching Esther that the perfection consists of an unity between mind and body, Just bodily perfection is not enough.
Or, the PCs could try to achieve a delicate mission, with combat being absolutely useless, even detrimental to it, and with Esther interfering.
I like the character. It is an excellent addition to a game with Regdar or a good stand alone character. She might secretly possess a few magic items that help her facilitate the illusion of her mighty magehood.
A good twist would be to make her an illusionist. A few image and mind control related spells would go far in making her the apple of the court's eye.
Another plotline is "Struck between the eyes"
A character first sees her at a distance and is smitten with attraction for her (tell the PC he failed a love check). The PC then will work on getting close to her, perhaps doing some act of daring do to ingraciate himself with her. Then they finally meet her, and she is not what she seemed to be. Go to Comment
After a second look several hours later, I must agree with EchoMirage. She is too similar to Redgar, but MoonHunter had several good suggestions which I have taken into accounted and edited Mialee. She is now an illusionist and the bulk of her talent is in that realm of magic. She uses a pair of magic items, the diadem and the ring, to bring the rest of her spell casting up to snuff and be seen as a real mage and not a conjurer of fake tricks. So, she is more intelligent than Redgar, but is still a self-absorbed and vain spell caster. Go to Comment
you know, this is the same tune you played to Regdar. I know, they fit well together, but the similarities are too great (most of all the 'a wizard doing most of the spellcasting for her') - I'd say she might be a competent wizard, prone to flaunting her power and humbling male wizards ('you call THAT demon summoning?! I will show you the real stuff...' - this could lead to a great plot is a few seconds later, she said 'oh, ... crap') Go to Comment
*I am the above poster whos FFXI character name is redgar*
Infact, I think that this redgar is just an imposter of some sort and that he imprisoned the real(good) Redgar somewhere. And the real redgar, is actually a good intellegent man that helps people where ever he goes. That sounds more like me XD Go to Comment
Great fun! At first I thought it was a little overdone (which was probably the point) but then the plot hooks brought it all together for me. I pictured him as a cartoon character like GROO the entire time and I think the image half fits. Great idea!! Go to Comment
A perfect NPC. A great foil for a hard working adventurer who is not getting the fame he deserves for all the real work he is doing.
Hey I did that: The players perform some great act in a remote area. When they head towards civilization after having to spend some time resting or taking a detour for some reason, they are hearing stories of Redgar performing the deeds that they did. They even might be mentioned as supporting characters. Go to Comment