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Carly Goldwin, thief and dark cultist
NPCs  (Major)   (Criminal/Espionage)
Dragon Lord's comment on 2008-09-09 07:49 AM
I never did like the DnD concept that it's Evil, because it's Evil, therefore it must be Evil, ...
The whole thing is so one-dimensional, so cliched and (more to the point) so BORING

What I like about Carly is that she isn't "evil for evils' sake" - there is a logical (and more to the point believable) reason that she has become one of the "bad guys".

Traumatised as child be the actions of the "good guys", offered precious little succour from a father powerless to protect her and abandoned by an indifferent world, she naturally turned to those who offered her a helping hand.

If I have a gripe, it's the presumption that Tzeentch is, by definition, "evil" or "chaotic" while Sigmar is, by definition, "good" (unfortunately WFRP also has the "evil things" and "good things" concepts).

It would be better to define Sigmar as the established state religion and Tzeentch as cult that is suppressed by the state. It is then not at all clear who is the "good guy" and who is the "bad guy".

Overall, a pretty good character with a believable history - base score 4/5
But I feel I must deduct a half point for the presumption that Carly is a "bad guy" and therefore, by definition, "not to be trusted"
So, final score - 3.5 / 5 Go to Comment
Carly Goldwin, thief and dark cultist
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Dragonlordmax's comment on 2008-09-05 07:45 PM
While I do like this as a character, and the descriptions and role-playing notes are quite good, she seems to lack something to set her apart from the Warhammer world's other chaos cultists.

Also, while it did not affect my vote, and it doesn't really have any impact on the character, I am compelled to mention that Mousillon is in Bretonnia, not Sylvania.

Regardless, I could easily imagine sliding into a campaign in any setting. Go to Comment
Carly Goldwin, thief and dark cultist
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Murometz's comment on 2012-03-18 09:24 PM
A sub that finally made you join? I cheer, and 'uptick' :) Go to Comment
Carly Goldwin, thief and dark cultist
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valadaar's comment on 2008-09-05 06:34 PM
Nicely done Silveressa - I do like your stuff! Go to Comment
Carly Goldwin, thief and dark cultist
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Silveressa's comment on 2008-09-09 04:56 AM
Aye I know, in my campaign I've kicked around some of the locations to lose that "been there done that" familiar feel worlds that have been gamed in for a long time have when you try to do another campaign in them. (it works surprisingly well too since players don't immediately know what lurks over the next hill top or around the bend in the road. Especially if they are playing someone from a small village that;s only ever heard vague rumors of what lies beyond their small town stead and kingdoms borders) Hmm, there's an article in that somewhere.... thanks for the idea. ;) Go to Comment
Carly Goldwin, thief and dark cultist
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Silveressa's comment on 2008-09-10 11:10 AM
Mainly I went by the Tzeentch source book, which paints it as one considered an "evil" god by a civilized "normal" persons definition. (randomly implicating innocent people as victims of atrocities so they are burned at the stake/tortured instead of the Tzeentch heretic that caused the crime, or healing the sick but causing them disfiguring mutations that get them killed by their loved ones as chaos worshipers etc..)

Of course it all varies depending on the setting and how one chooses to portray the "dark god" in question she worships.

In my WF campaigns I tend to portray Tzeentch as more or less chaotic "neutral" in that it (as Tzeentch can appear as either male or female)often works against the other forces of chaos and the gods of light for it's own crazed ends, and at times commits random acts of cruelty (or kindness)simply for the chaotic pleasure of it.

Of course the forces of "light" condemn Tzeentch as "vile and evil" simply because of the harm it does against innocents and because it;s one of the "chaos gods" which they consider the enemy of humanity.

So basically she would be considered "evil" by the definition of the forces of "light" (and "good guys" in general) more because she follows an "evil god" than is truly "evil" herself. Technically followers of Tzeentch are more "chaotic neutral" than anything if one felt the need to label them with a clear cut alignment.

(this is a pretty fascinating discussion in it's own right) Go to Comment
Carly Goldwin, thief and dark cultist
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Silveressa's comment on 2012-06-18 12:14 PM
Sure, I'd love to see her published in an official work.
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Carly Goldwin, thief and dark cultist
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Kassy's comment on 2008-09-02 07:09 AM

Brilliant NPC, I like the way that the roleplaying notes are layed ointo that the character can be given to a PC as well if needs be.

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Carly Goldwin, thief and dark cultist
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angryscotsman93's comment on 2009-01-11 11:29 AM
Ah, Warhammer. Gotta love it. I've been a fan of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 (Go Hammer of the Emperor!) for years, and I'm in the process of creating an Imperial Guard army. What's cool about this is that I could easily adjust your character to serve in a Warhammer 40,000 setting. Great entry, mate! Go to Comment
Carly Goldwin, thief and dark cultist
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Psykie's comment on 2012-03-18 05:39 PM


Great submission!



I wont lie, I've been meaning to join Strolen's for years, but, oddly enough, this NPC finally tipped me over to the side of Strolen's. I had to join to vote and comment on it!



I was wondering, however, if you'd mind me adapting it slightly for use in a supplement I am making for WFRP2e, about the Kislevite city of Praag... Basically, I would be adapting her name to be Karly Geltseig (which just means "Goldwin" in very loose German) and that after the events in your timeline, she was 'discovered' by a to-be lover, and since fled to Praag where she continues her trades.



I promise, if you allow me to use it, that I will include you in the credits and make sure it is attributed to you :)



Thanks


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Shek-Ta
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Strolen's comment on 2008-05-21 08:28 PM
Great idea. The misinterpreted monster is a great theme and put to fabulous use! Go to Comment
Shek-Ta
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manfred's comment on 2008-05-31 06:51 PM
A solid take on this race. I like its solitary nature, and the turn into a guardian; and the image of a wizard consulting one just begs to be used.

The best three words that say most about the character and the race: favorite thinking rock. :) Go to Comment
Shek-Ta
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Pieh's comment on 2008-05-20 10:29 PM
I could easily see myself using this NPC since I have alwaty been fond of desert settings. But, is Shek-ta the only Kumbra around? What of the other Kumbra? And I wonder if new Kumbra or Lesser Kumbra (Half-Kumbra?) could be birthed through a Mage's lightning magic and Shek-ta. My only problem is that in the original race description it says they are making a comeback, yet here we see only one. I like the idea of a solitary Kumbra, but there should be more (less-outgoing) Kumbra nearby. Well, that is all I can think of for now. Good Quest sub. Go to Comment
Shek-Ta
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EchoMirage's comment on 2008-05-21 02:14 AM
Of course, my opinion is biased, but I sure DO like the way how you presented the alien nature of the Kumbra. You earn three tail-thumbs and a 7d6 chain lightning from me :D Go to Comment
Shek-Ta
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Cheka Man's comment on 2008-05-21 09:27 AM
Now this really is a good submission. Go to Comment
Shek-Ta
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Murometz's comment on 2008-05-22 09:45 PM
Well written. I can't help but agree with the others. Good job on bringing out the race, and putting your own spin on it. A definite contender for the Quest title! Loved the Kumbra and this is a great example of one.

edited: fixed Kumbra link Go to Comment
Shek-Ta
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Murometz's comment on 2008-06-20 06:16 PM
The Quest winner requires an automatic BUMP

Congrats, Sil. Go to Comment
Shek-Ta
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Drackler's comment on 2008-05-21 04:40 PM
I agree with Echo in saying that you brought across the nature of the Kumbra well. I noticed a few points where you mixed your pronouns, at one point referring to Shek-Ta as "her, at another as "it". You also made a grammatical mistake, the possessive it "its", "it's" means "it is". A nice well rounded sub,Silv. Go to Comment
Shek-Ta
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valadaar's comment on 2008-05-22 07:30 PM
Wow, really good Silveressa! This is the best in my opinion of the quest entries!

Found one typo of note:

bandits hastily converting on the fearsome

Assuming you mean converging :) Go to Comment
Shek-Ta
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Silveressa's comment on 2008-05-21 10:05 PM
Updated: fixed the punctuation and word errors. Go to Comment
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