Summer of Chaos
The setting for this summer’s Dungeons and Dragons campaign will be the world of Crena in a region on the northwestern shore of the Vinen Sea. This area is primarily settled by humans, but all of the races from the Player’s Handbooks, Vol. 1-3 are at least occasionally seen in the region. This area is primarily frontier. While Phidreport is a thriving city which handles large volumes of trade from both the sea and the river, moving upriver, or more especially away from the river, can quickly bring adventurers into rural and wilderness settings.
On the attached map, the regularly spaced dots are approximately 5 days walk (150 miles) apart, and it is 7-8 days to travel the road from Igronevill to Restwell Keep. Igronevill is a way station for river traffic as well as a local trading center for the surrounding communities. Summerbeck, Dennenne and Blackhamdale are all primarily agricultural villages. Fort Efyf is a military outpost providing support to the communities in the area in the event of occasional brigands and raids. Restwell Keep up until quite recently has been have for thieves and brigands, but it is now the ruled by Lord Peridin Drysdale, a human Paladin of Erathis. Rumors state that the lands beyond Restwell Keep are inhabited by creatures of chaos which make them an excellent place for novice adventurers to gain experience, reputation and treasure.
The following races are acceptable as Player Characters: Deva, Dragonborn, Dwarf, Eladrin, Elf, Githzerai, Gnome, Goliath, Half-Elf, Halfling, Human, Minotaur, Shadar-Kai, Shardmind, Shifter, Tiefling and Wilden. Any of the classes in PH1-3 are acceptable as well. These are: Ardent, Avenger, Barbarian, Bard, Battlemind, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Hybrid, Invoker, Monk, Paladin, Psion, Ranger, Rogue, Runepriest, Seeker, Shaman, Sorcerer, Warden, Warlock, Warlord and Wizard. If you wish to use the Character Builder from the Wizards of the Coast website, Go to Manage -> Campaign Settings and load the attached dndcamp file before creating a character to assure that your character will be legal.
You should begin considering what character you wish to play, and think of a background story that will place your character in Dennenne heading towards Restwell Keep. Characters of evil alignment are not permitted. The more detailed your story, the more interesting ways I will have to work it into the campaign. Any background choices that confer benefits and/or may be plot affecting are subject to approval. Characters will have the standard 100 gp in addition to basic clothing, and any equipment in the Player’s Handbooks is available at listed cost before the campaign begins. Equipment purchased after the game begins is often priced higher than PH prices, so get what you want beforehand.