But first we must make a character. Elf won out with 38% of votes. Now let's pick a subclass.
What do you say we speed this character creation process along, shall we? Going to post multiple polls at once so we can start playing faster.
What is the source of your power? If there is a tie, you will instead be a Wild Magic Sorcerer.
Choose one, or pick other and comment with a unique character flaw below.
If there is a tie, I will refresh the list with new options.
A while back you decided Zylbella has Dragon blood in their veins as the source of their magic power. I need to know what TYPE of Dragon she is a distant relative of.
If there's a tie, then you'll have a Green Dragon ancestor (Poison).
Time to pick your final skill proficiency. You decided earlier that this would be a Strength or Dexterity skill. The numbers in brackets are the relevant ability score modifiers for that skill before your proficiency bonus will be added.
Every hero needs to be EQUIPPED for the difficult job of adventuring. Let's pick some quality gear for Zylbella to count on when times get rough.
Choose your first weapon. You'll also start with two Daggers.
Musn't leave home without that all-important caster focus. Do you see Zylbella with a staff? Sure, it's big and clumsy, but it can double as a weapon. Or do they prefer something sleeker, like a wand? Maybe a simple component pouch?
We need a pack. Dungeoneer's pack has a very useful crowbar, but the Explorer's has a super comfy bedroll and a mess kit (and we've already established Zylbella is finicky about food). Decisions, decisions...
And one last extra special item for fun. An ancient, perhaps magical heirloom from the continent of Zakhara, your distant homeland.
Disclaimer: Longswords use Strength to attack (your dump stat), but you are proficient with them...
And speaking of home, you lot had trouble deciding on what your reasons were for coming to Faerun, so let's try this again. Why did Zylbella leave Zakhara? What follows is four different, detailed motivations. The poll is at the end.
1. I am an emissary of Zakhara. I was specially selected along with a group of six other candidates ("the seven") to explore the distant lands and make contact with far off peoples. The Sword Coast is the furthest I have traveled yet.
2. I am a fugitive of Zakhara. I used to be the consort of Kalil al-Zahir, the Grand Caliph of Huzuz, but that all ended the day Kalil was killed. I was framed for his murder and chased out of the country. I cannot go back.
3. All my life I never thought I would leave Zakhara, but when my magical talents first manifested I prayed to Najm for courage and she answered me with a vision of the Sword Coast. Now, at long last, I am here seeking answers.
4-1. In Zakhara I wasn't just an ordinary mage. I was a Sah'ir - a direct descendant of the genies who shape the lands of fate. When I delved into the ancient texts to learn more of my family history, I discovered a horrible secret...
4-2. ...That my family was not Sha'ir, like the others, but that we were descended from Dragons! I thought my family would be pleased to learn our true heritage, but I was wrong. I was exiled to bury the secret, never to return.
And to ensure no ties this time, let's do this:
1. Emissary of Zakhara. (Wins ties)
2. A fugitive, falsely accused. (Beats #3 in a tie)
3. Guided by a divine vision.
4. Exiled for knowing too much. (Loses ties)
And Zylbella still needs an ideal. Pick one:
Inquisitive. Everything is new, but I have a thirst to learn.
Suspicious. I must be careful, for I have no way of telling friend from foe here.
This is the last question, and then your non-binary wood elf dragon magic sorcerer from Zakhara can finally be let loose on the Sword Coast. When you were exiled from your homeland they placed you on a boat. What was its destination?
Also, you may have noticed that at no point did I ask you what Zylbella's appearance was. I wanted to leave it up to your imaginations.
What's more, I didn't ask you what Zylbella's alignment was. Also on purpose. Their alignment is meant to be as fluid as the masses controlling her.