Call to Arms
From Goblin Group
You live in a time of the great goblin wars. For many years, your people have been embroiled in a fever pitch battle for survival with goblins and their wicked allies. For defensive reasons, most dwarves now live together in heavily fortified cities or citadels, such as your current home, Citadel Adbar.
This consolidation means that old bloodline disputes, tribal differences and cultural clashes have been (mostly) set aside. Except duergar (the abominations) and the criminally insane, all dwarves are “welcome” in dwarven settlements with few questions asked but plenty of grumbling.
The decades long war has taken its toll on the dwarven civilization with many heroes fallen, settlements destroyed, rape, villainy and, worst of all, treasure stolen. In this time of “war-footing,” a group of six leaders (the council) represent the diverse interests of “all” dwarves and are led by one king figure, who ultimately calls the shots. As the ranks of the dwarven army have thinned to unsettling levels, the council has put out another call to arms and is openly discussing outright conscription, even if it means enlisting poorly suited dwarves - such as females, the young, old, weak or freaky.
Whether volunteers or “voluntold,” you are responding to this call to arms. Perhaps you arrived at Citadel Adbar from an outlying settlement only recently and this call to arms is your opportunity to seek revenge. Maybe you’re feeling social/peer pressure. Maybe you want to test your formidable skills. Maybe you’re just bored. Whatever your reasons, you are joining the dwarf army and heading to the front to battle the goblin menace and to help rid the world of this filthy scourge for once and for all!
Prelude, describing life in Citadel Adbar, home to some dwarves and refuge to many more during the dark days of the Great Goblin Wars.
[20 points for characters creation, medium XP levelling, an average roll for starting gold]
- Borgazdin Broadham - Cleric of Angradd, with a mysterious past (played by Dylan).
- Guroth of Himdal - Dwarf brewmaster, and former famous Drunk Brute barbarian (played by Dudesoft).
- Hákon Lássmiðurinn - Dwarf locksmith and professional-grade card player (played by Ravenwyn).
- Treven Bismuth - A young dwarven warrior, trying to follow in his father's footsteps (played by Rafael).