OOC: This will be held over 4 weeks, ideally same time every week, approximately Friday nights (this sample time). It doesn't have to be the same team every round, it doesn't entirely matter. This is essentially going to be a series of dragon hunts open to both good and evil toons. For the sake of saving Oakenfort, I hope you guys can find some way to tolerate being in the same room with the goodies/evils for a bit. This also would help you with Quarrantine Bingo and one other PC fetch quest right now.To the heroes and villains of Faerun, and those who wish the opportunity to be either:
At a time not too far away from now, the devotees of the Church of Shar will retrieve four artifacts from some of the strongest guardians in the lands to complete a ritual that will cast the distant city of Oakenfort in darkness, securing Her dominion over its entire population for a thousand years.
While the Nightmistress enjoys keeping her secrets safe, secrets are no fun without the thrill of the hunt. As such, Shar offers a quest: thwart Her plans and beat her devotees to the artifacts. The rewards include the chance to save Oakenfort, to foil the Sharrans' plans, among other tangible treasures and opportunities along the way.
Gather your strongest of will and power in the plains southeast of the Queenspire at the appointed time, and you will be issued instructions and the clue to the first guardian. May the battle between the forces of good and evil be ever in your favour.
The basic idea: Kill the dragon, retrieve the artifact, destroy it. I'll be working moral dilemmas in there, and whatever else I can think of to help your characters grow and get to know each other. As a group, you can lose the game. I'm hopeful this storyline will work, but it's experimental for me as well. Please be patient because everything will pretty much be manually done!
***First things first, I know a number of you have new characters, do you want more time to level up to kill dragons? We can begin next week (3 April for most), or in three weeks (17 April).
Prize Update 11 April 2020:
To thank all of you for participating in the episodes, I will be preparing three prizes, and at the end of the entire saga, I will randomly choose and announce a winner from each of the following categories:
1. Individuals who destroyed an artifact
2. Individuals who surrendered an artifact to Shar
3. Individuals who dealt the first death blow to the guardian of each episode
You can be in multiple categories, but you cannot be in the same category more than once, so do give other PCs a chance to do the deeds. I decided on random selection because choosing favourite RPers would be more unfair, I hope you guys will understand! Or, if you have a better suggestion, PM me before Episode 2!