Thank you guys for being considerate, and I'll abide by your request, but I suspect we'll have room.
I really do like that Aeric, I suspect there will be some measure of conflict if his true motives become known, but avoiding that in and of itself is going to be fun.
I may bring in a monk as I am still learning more of the monk type character and this helps me learn more about the class and learning more how to play them.
Daishain, are you familiar enough with or even willing to allow races from the new Volo's Guide? Just thought I'd through it out there if anyone like myself was also wondering.
Allow me to introduce you to Pol, son of Nels, from the Snow Leopard Clan. He is the last Snow Leopard, as the clan was wiped out by a rival clan. Pol was knocked out and left for dead during the raid. He only survived thanks to being found by a few Harpers who were on an assignment in the frozen wastes in the northern reaches of Faerun, near The Spine of the World. In thanks, he agreed to assist the Harpers and act as a guide. Since then, with no home to return to, he stayed with the Harpers and has become one of their specialists.
A strapping fellow of 6' 6", he tends to be boisterous and fun-loving, despite his tragic personal tale. When deep in his cups, if asked about it, he shrugs, and acknowledges the loss and grief, but understands that life is not fair, and death comes to all eventually. He does not burn for revenge, though if he does come across a member of those who killed his family and tribe, he will gladly offer a challenge. But he has found meaning in his new life with the Harpers. He enjoys fighting, "For the good of all. Especially my clan!"
So far I am leaning towards using the Outlander background, but I am always willing to adopt anything that assists the Dungeon Master in moving plots forward. He could be hunting someone, being hunted, in possession of something that he is unaware it being valuable to someone, a dead-ringer for someone else… let me know.
Though this may not be the case in Dungeons & Dragons 5e, in previous editions, if memory serves the Harpers are an organizations that doesn't allow anyone of evil alignment to join their ranks correct? I ask because I believe I remember reading someone offering a Neutral Evil character.
I will start, the perhaps long process, of putting together my character. May I ask what book offers the Light domain? If I remember correctly the pdf copy of the PHB I own only frustratingly offers like one or two specializations per class. For the cleric one of their two domains is Healing, but I'm not sure if the other one is Light or not. Sighs.
Honestly, I am not even sure what books I need to have access to not only all domains for clerics but all schools of magic for a wizard.
Edited: Thomaslee on 19th Dec, 2016 - 5:43am
I introduce to you, Targul the Terror (Half-orc, Fighter, Champion). He's a rehabilitated pirate that now works for the Harpers. A towering mountain of a half-orc, he works with Cahleth to provide a distraction while Cahleth does his spy… stuff.
Targul isn't too bright, but he knows how to make a scene and swing an axe. He's named his great axe 'the hurricane' and uses it to cause as much destruction as possible.
Still working out the description and a few details, but the history is pretty much set in the character sheet.
Thomaslee, I don't recall something specifically stating "Thou shalt not be evil" in regards to the Harpers' recruitment efforts, but they're a Chaotic Good organization with a strong dedication to fighting evil, so I kind of suspect that such is an unwritten rule in any case.
However, that being said, you guys are not joining the Harpers organization unless you really want to, all that is initially happening is that you're being offered a contract job
I might need to make that a little clearer, as we already have three people talking about being Harper agents. Which is perfectly fine, they just need to be aware it is not a prerequisite if such is the main reason why they did that.
Also, Aericsteele's proposed character idea indicates that he'd be generally speaking hiding that aspect of his ethos, and would generally be a pleasant guy most of the time.
We break from Daishain’s 5e D&D RPG Character Creation to share caption from one historian to you:
Today is: 23rd October (GMT), in history on the 23rd of October, 1957 AD the following event happened:
1st test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3