I understand how Xarlith feels for I too wish to be back in my magnificent dragon form. I too was once a Magnificent Dragon who wheeled through the sky without a care in the world to only stop for food which is moose and drink which is water. I only steal from those kings who are greedy and mistreated the peasants. I have no care for gold for its useless in protecting a dragon underbelly. My only use for gold is in creating golden statues for other dragons if there want one. If my cave gets over crowed with treasure then I will dump the my only useless mineral in my cave which is gold out. If I was there when Xarlith was still a dragon then I would of gave him the draconic punishment. That is death for no dragon who tortures other intelligent lifeforms shall be allowed to live. Go to Comment
Me Too! Me Too! I wanna' be a mighty dragon again! I wanna get my kicks munching on mooses and drinking Perrier by the hogshead!
I also don't care about gold, as least since my old lady's (Now, SHE's a dragon!) lawyers got it all! Now I live in a studio apartment where the neighbors downstairs complain every time I assume my mighty true form!
I also only steal from those nobles who mistreat the peasants, fortunately, that seems to be all of them, so I do pretty much whatever I want.
Solid reason for a percieved bad guy to be bad. With his long experience and powers he could be putting things into movement all over the place in order to get him back to his true form. Could be used as the main antagonist with all his minions doing seemingly unconnected things till they come together to form the spell that is able to turn him back. Great history and a reason for his actions. Not motivated by wealth so his motivations can be more obscure and more mysterious to the players. Great detail! Now we just need to find some plots to use him in. Go to Comment
This is actually much in tune with the Staff of Mozrak Maggot posted today...
Be what you hate, experience what you deny...
How nice would it be if those white supremacists had to be black for a few months, warmongers forced to live the life of a peasant in a war-torn country, misogynists had to give birth an the like. Go to Comment
The character is one sided, but you gave a reason. Expanding upon that period of time where the experimentation and soul eating began would make this about perfect.
Can you include what we should do with him... or why he would be involved in anything that adventurers might be involved in. (or they can just be annoyed that someone they knew was lightly snacked upon and set upon destroying the monster...) Go to Comment
Well, his lust for power and knowledge is motivation enough to impart on some 'epic quests' or whatever, with the desire to become more experienced on his journeys, perhaps steal a soul or two of the foes he comes across. And yeah, Part of the motivation WAS from Raistlin (perhaps my favourite book character of all-time). I wanted to make a character that could be as cold and calculating as him, but first I did not want to directly copy the typical Raistlin 'black mage' idea, and second, I wanted more of a twist with this character, hence the soul-stealing and knowledge of the mechanics of souls etc...
He is my character designed for betrayal and manipulation ^_^ Im sorry, I dont think my description explains him well enough, plus the fact that he was brought from a different RP place made me not want to shuffle around too much stuff.
If you wanted to see the pic I used for him, go to the following: http://www.epilogue.net/cgi/database/art/view.pl?id=23777
A brilliant pic. I usually find a picture, and then create a character using the picture as the centerpiece. Go to Comment