Welcome to Pangaea.
”The enchanted arsenal belongs to heroes whose hearts were wrought in tribulation.”
Or so royalty across the super continent will have one believe. The reality is that supernatural forces of evil, monsters, shadow organizations, and catastrophic phenomena are more common now than ever before. Every kingdom, large and small, experiences hardships almost daily that only groups of brave adventurers can overcome. Thus every region of every nation has established either a base of operations of adventuring guilds, a noble-sponsored party, or freelancing explorers; all to be paid in glorious riches and rising fame.
Mysteries blanket the silent grassy plains of Lorea, to be unveiled. The Thieves’ Guild in Vruicciles clashes with a new rival organization, to turn a profit. A lich creeps through villages and towns in the Heoven Republic, to create an army. Discovering new possibilities is what it means to be an adventurer, while protecting the weak is what it means to be a guardian. While there are many groups and organizations across the continent to tackle impending danger, there are few that the populations at large recognize as true heroes.
Take up the mantle as an adventurer starting from the lowest caste. Starting in the human kingdom of Islidan, you have been hand-picked by the local baron due to your achievement(s). Surely, most adventurers have decided upon this lifestyle, but opportunities are sparse in this simple land of Wendo. To provide enthusiasm is not enough to spare any farmers or laborers, but those that have distinguished themselves among the villages are up for selection. Instead, Baron Wilhego Escalaranza waited for golden opportunities.Golden opportunities to line his pockets.
As many other nobles of any stature, Escalaranza is interested only in procuring profit and fame for himself. For if he could sponsor the right team, he will grow alongside them in catching Pangaea’s global attention. And his method of pulling together such a formidable party? Rumors that travel to his ear. Why select any man that looks strong on paper when a young woman from Riftown has been witnessed lifting a grown bull and chucking it across the fence? Why not pick out the Sheriff of Dridas, for his ability to sniff out even the sneakiest of snakes amongst the rabble?
You have been picked based on your rumor, as rumors will have an important role all throughout the story. The importance of rumors falls on discretion, though some will have a more keen eye than others. As your character is written, keep in mind what rumor will have reached the Baron’s attention. This rumor can be true, embellished, or a lie. Whatever the truth is, only the writer and Co-GMs will know. Other players and their characters will have to decide for themselves whether they believe your in-character discussion.