I've been invited to play by jebrick, and am starting work on my character. I've a copy of Against the Dark (and have even read it, once), so I've a passing familiarity with the Tribunal.
I've also looked over the basic threads (the announcements and a couple of the early ones from when the saga first started).
My character idea is basically a rehash of my character from the failed Legacy of Rome saga, an ursine Bjornaer who was originally with an historical bent and Terram skills.
What I'm leaning toward with Ankoydes now is someone more Hoplite-ish, with military and combat abilities. While I can't really see him being Fae-oriented, I might be able, once he joins, to put some thought into weaponizing them. ("Quick, Jenkins, launch the sylph drones!")
Does this sound like something the covenant would need/want?
Also, I have a couple of questions about character design/advancement for him.
- I would like him to be at a disadvantage during Winter (if not actually hibernating). Cyclic Magic (Negative) says that "The length of time during which you are at a disadvantage must be equal to the time when there is no penalty." Winter is normally only three months (give or take). Would balancing this out with, say, Cyclic Magic (Positive) for the summer (or spring) months so that there is three months with a -3, three months with a +3, and six months of no effect, balancing out to a net null effect, work? Or would just taking the Cyclic Magic (Negative) be okay for reflecting the bear self? Or is there a third option?
- Ankoydes is married, with the True Love Story Flaw (probably Major, since his wife is a muggle). He obviously would have wanted to get her a Longevity Ritual when the time had come. Would this be simply a season or two of his time (and whatever Vis paid out of his advancement), or would have he gotten someone to do it for her? (I'm not sure what his CrCo LT would be, but I don't know if it would be 50 like Redcaps get.
What do y'all think?
I'll post the beginning character sheet here, with occasional updates, and keep the final, "current" sheet on Obsidian Portal.