Greetings and salutations! This game is going to be an introduction to D&D 3.5 for several of the players so I think it will be interesting to see how things develop.
Welcome to the wondrous world of Alcarna. It is the year 203, marking the bicentennial anniversary of the end of the great war between the human kingdom of Ranthia and the elven republic of Tash’vellor.
Far to the north lying within the long shadow of the Vedestrat Mountains, the solemn village of Greenfield serves as the northern most Ranthian settlement along the unexplored northern borderlands. Greenfield has long and somewhat bloody history of conflict with the goblins and orcs, resulting in at least two recorded instances of the town being razed to the ground. While this was all long in the past the hunters and farmers of Greenfield have reported an unusually high number of sightings over the last season and several animals have gone missing in the dead of night.
The many Ash Vents that are scattered throughout the landscape have reportedly been producing more of the fertile ash as well, greatly boosting agricultural production but leading street corner doomsayers to claim that the end is nigh, a claim which any true clergyman will refute. Still, the populace has begun to grow uneasy as the rumors take hold and certain nasty sects gain more influence.
Our brave adventurers have finally reached ECL 5, unlocking the following new game features!
RP Points – Earned in a variety of ways but mainly by writing Character Journals
Massively expanded class list – Players may pull from any of the books that the DM owns (which is most of them)
Massively expanded feat list – Players may pull from any of the books that the DM owns (which is most of them)
Skill Retraining – Requires a mentor and a 50 gp fee and one day per skill point
Feat Retraining – Requires a mentor and a 500 gp fee and one week per feat
Class Retraining – Requires a mentor and a 500 gp fee and one week per class level
Our dauntless adventurers have decided to take on the goblin and orc threat in the forest to the southwest of Greenfield as a good followup to surviving their first major boss encounter by slaying the nefarious Mister Cuddles!
Congratulations to everyone and I just wanted to say that it only gets worse from here. I hope you are looking forward to it because I know that I am, as is Kazmo the Insufferable.