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Goldbricker
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« on: January 13, 2010, 06:31:21 AM »

Ok, I have enjoyed dining on this forum's tasty bits for quite a while, now I need a custom order. Wink

I am starting COS soon with several smaller story arcs running in the background and I want to tie one of them back to the Master in Grey and the Temple of the Morning Star. As I see it, the Master is the top Legate overseeing Sunulael's and the Devout's myriad of pet projects in the Kaladruns, the ToMS being one of the top priorities, more so than "the elven spies". Important because if the ToMS is operational then it is believed that Jahzir will lose face when he is forced to take Sunulealís council for his tactical movements since the ToMS will work like a spy satellite over the Kaladruns. 

One of my players will be starting as a female Sarcosan Sahi Acolyte/Defender. Her master is a very old Sahi who happens to be the last Lightbringer. At his death, I need "something" he can pass on to her to make her the last Lightbringer, something that will not be made clear until much later.
A scroll, spell, artifact, charm, word, phrase or even a simple truth about the character? Something to represent the spark or ember needed to relight the Temple.
The players may never get to the ToMS, in fact they may choose to stay away from the ToMS in hope that it will never be relit.
Of course, the Master in Grey will want the last Lightbringer brought to the ToMS post haste and will be quite upset to find out that it is the same group he was already chasing.
Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 10:06:22 PM »

My friend, your back story sounds really cool -- would it be too much to ask that you post a campaign journal on this site once your game has begun? I'm sure you'll have many great ideas that the rest of us may want to mine at some point.

I'll give a bit of thought to your request, and will post again if something should pop into my brain...
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010, 06:03:47 AM »

Goldbricker,

Think about something tied to a constellation.  For example, reveal a pattern of birthmarks that follows the star pattern of one of the riding host.  Or, have the Lightbringer, with his last energy inscribe the pattern on the character and hint at his/her destiny will be revealed by going to the famous temple.

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Goldbricker
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010, 05:03:32 AM »

That gives me an idea, thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 06:27:04 AM »

Maybe the Sahi gave to his disciple an object that has a value (a charm? a weapon? a horse?) but he depicted on this object his true gift, that is a map that leads somewhere, or an inscription that says something, or, indeed, a constellation that has a meaning...
The PC will use the object for its "evident" value, but, soon or later, he/she will discover the true meaning of the inscription/picture/tatoo (if the sahi gave her a horse, maybe the stead has a tatoo covered by his coat).
You can also plan to give to your player some hints about the "true" meaning of the object in one (or in some) chapter of COS, for example in the fifth part, when the players meet the Sarcosan riders.
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