Finally, I have a character concept that I’m excited about playing. My character concepts are probably more important to me than the actual playthrough. And it’s been a looonng time since I had an idea for a character that I was excited about. My last character, Gawain/F/LG finished a completionist run from Carbos in Candlekeep to the defeat of Melissan at the Throne of Bhaal in the abyssal plane in August 1985 – I started sometime in 1984. I tried to follow it up my one and only success but just couldn’t really get a persona that I wanted to put another year of my life into.
But now I have.
This character is based on Silas, the albino monk in The da Vinci Code. I like this character, especially because as a disfigured, albino he’s perfect as a Tiefling (I’m of the mindset that PCs need be a Tiefling because of the Bhaal paternal bloodline). The cowl Silas wears is perfect for the type cover a Tiefling, trying to hide his features, might wear.
I’m going with a Cleric, Lorekeeper of Oghma (from @Raduziel
Deities of Faerun). I thought about a monk, because Silas grew up tutored by monks; a fighter type, because he would have looked up to the Gatewarden and watchers at Candlekeep; and, of course, a mage since Gorion is his step-father, but mages don’t interest me as a PC.
Since the Temple of Oghma is in Candlekeep, he would have been around it’s priests all his life. I’ve always wanted to play a cleric, so this is my chance.
Playing a TN is going to be a challenge. I’ve almost always been LG (although I’ve played LE or CE a time or two). My plan is to surround my PC with neutral NPCs, ideally TNs like my PC. If I have a NG then I’ll want to offset them with a NE, a LN with a CN. I’m going to use the NPCs feedback to guide me and respond in conversation by carefully choosing my selection.
So here we go: Silas, TN, CL (Lorekeeper of Oghma).
** Now, I’ll probably die on the steps at the Friendly Arm Inn