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Neverwinter 4E Background / Discussions

Emryys
user 13376426
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 55
Amid the wilderness and savagery of the cold North, Neverwinter once stood as a beacon of civility and warmth. Even after the Spellplague wracked the world, theJewel of the North lost little of its luster. The city's destruction thus shocked many when it occurred, despite the portents that warned of coming peril. Vague prophecies and strange events seemed like shadows of the Spellplague, nothing more. Even the earth tremors that began to disturb the area could not shake its citizens' belief in a bright future.

Then Mount Hotenow, deep in Neverwinter Wood, awoke with the power of an angry god. The city could do nothing against such a foe. The earth yawned open and broke apart. Whole districts shuddered and sank while other areas shot up, forming sudden cliffs. The river, running warm throughout winter, exploded into hissing steam and lava as scalding clouds of ash roared through the streets like an advancing army. Thousands lost their lives as Neverwinter died that day.

Slowly, life has returned to this ruined landscape. Many hope to rebuild what has been lost, but an equal number see the tragedy as an opportunity to seize all they can. Yet those who scratch out lives in the scarred city fail to see the infection below the scab. Under their noses, beneath their feet, and even within their earshot, dark forces battle one another for control of the city....
Emryys
user 13376426
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 56
Session One:

The hero's were going about their business in the Neverwinter market when an abrupt and seemingly impossible attack by plaguechanged horrors descended upon them. During the battle, they bore witness to an awesome spectacle: the appearance of a fully armoured knight wearing the Lost Crown of Neverwinter, who comes to the aid of the city.

Is this the Lost Heir...?

As folks cried out, 'The king! The king!" the warrior stood, mithral crown gleaming atop his brow.
"Their master comes," he said, in a voice like steel scraping through gravel. "Make ready....!"

He pointed his bloody sword into the sky, where a great winged shape descended toward them with a roar. It landed with a clap of thunder, and when their vision cleared, they faced a towering white dragon... wreathed in bluefire!!!
Taylor L.
user 57695932
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 2
Quenne Agniblade, Tiefling Elementalist, Spellscarred Harbinger, although afflicted with the Spellplague, has learned to accept and live with her current predicament. For what could very well be a curse to everyone else, being spellscarred feels like a gift for someone who's pursuing greater power. Whether it truly is a gift or a disaster about to happen, she's ready to set enemies on fire!

This is the angle I'm going with. Hope this is okay.

Edited.
Emryys
user 13376426
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 60
...This is the angle I'm going with. Hope this is okay.
Awesome Taylor! smile
...and I'm sure I know her faction too....
Gord B.
user 105559242
Surrey, BC
Post #: 1
Thorfin Taskminder, Shield Dwarf Fighter his Dwarven ancestors can be traced back to Delzoun. As a Heir to Delzoun, Thorfin is looking to live up to the legend, to do good for the land, and to eventual restore his ancient kingdom.
Taylor L.
user 57695932
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 3

...and I'm sure I know her faction too....
Oops. I got too excited and forgot to add that information. tongue
It's added now.
Greg H.
user 105917332
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 1
Dustin: how do you feel about making Yorick Book's creator? Maybe you intended him to be a manservant but he mysteriously gained sentience. Now he follows you around on adventures and such. Lemme know if that works for you.
Emryys
user 13376426
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 62
Protector's Enclave:

The Protector's Enclave stands mostly intact, and many former residents of the city have returned to live here alongside new immigrants. The Enclave boasts the best-stocked market in the city, thanks to trade from Waterdeep and other cities along the Sword Coast. The city taxes all transactions made here at a steep rate that the natives have grudgingly come to accept. The taxes pay for the Mintarn soldiers who watch every newcomer to the district with a sharp eye. In the enclave, suspicious or unfamiliar characters do not stay hidden for long...
Emryys
user 13376426
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 63
Neverwinter Docks:

Much of Neverwinter's original wealth and influence came from its position as one of the few deep ports on the Sword Coast. The Neverwinter docks were the commercial heart of the city, though in some ways that heart was infected with darkness and corruption. The Spellplague went some way toward purging that corruption- chunks of land broke away and rose into the sky, forming earthmotes that hovered overhead.
The surviving residents of the city adapted, connecting the low- floating motes to the shore with ropes, chains, and bridges. However, the cataclysm later destroyed the foundations of these bridges, and the changed currents swamped whole areas of the port with tidal waves. Neverwinter's already diminished trade dried up entirely, leaving the docks a rotting ghost town. Only a few fishers and the occasional pirate ship made port here....
Dustin L.
user 103035622
Vancouver, BC
Post #: 1
Yorick "The brash". Netural Male Sun elf (Eladrin) Wizard. A member of the Iliyanbruen Guardians but his membership with the elite group was purchased by his over bearing "well to do" parents to become a socialite in the community. Yorick would rather spend his time in his workshop building and creating mechanical and arcane work. He even managed to create a Warforged manservant named BOOK that now follows Yorick in his travels. Board with life he has decided to see the world and meet new people, his only mistake was going to Neverwinter as his first stop.
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