New player, question about caravans and Syrilas lore

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New player, question about caravans and Syrilas lore

Postby Ali Rhys on May 1st, 2017, 4:45 pm

I want my character to start out having been kicked out of Syrilas and being forced to grab a caravan out of the city. The problem is I understand guards tend to kick people out without any time to gather their stuff, which would mean that my character would be out there with no belongings and only a little money and have none of the preparations usually needed to travel. I don't want to modify my character to start out with a backpack, etc... instead of a home since that detracts from the "forced out of home" thing I'm going for. Do you think there's a workaround I can use (or an option I hadn't considered) or is this an unfeasible way to start a character?
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New player, question about caravans and Syrilas lore

Postby Elin on May 1st, 2017, 4:56 pm

For starting housing there's 3 things you have a choice off
That's the house (20x20 with furniture), the travellers pack which is the horse and all of that stuff
Then there's the cash in option that gives you 500GM
You could take that option and prior to starting threading you could buy a wagon/caravan and the oxen, and a yoke which would leave you with over 300GM
You'd still have a decent amount of money, but if you wanted to get rid of it, then there are ways that I'm sure you could come up with
I'm also fairly certain that you could live without taking the full 500GM
But remember that seasonal expenses have to be covered, and it sounds like you'd need the poor option, which is 45GM per season

(If I've got this right, that is)
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Postby Prophet on May 1st, 2017, 4:58 pm

You can write anything into your back story so long as it fits with the lore. Maybe fast forward away from being kicked out and have that be a line item in the history as opposed to your starting point. This will allow you to begin like normal but still have that bit of drama. Hope this helps. Feel free to jump in chat for answers or continue to post here. That is all.
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New player, question about caravans and Syrilas lore

Postby Ali Rhys on May 1st, 2017, 5:45 pm

Thanks to you both! I think I'm going to take the cash-in option and show up at Zeltiva. I'm still going back and forth between writing a story with a caravan or just showing up at the city gates, but that's mainly because I can't figure out whether I'll have a good chance to roleplay with other players on the road or whether it's more likely I'll just be writing the story myself. Regardless I really appreciate the time you took to help me, you guys have been really helpful.
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Postby Karyk on May 1st, 2017, 5:57 pm

Just know, Zeltiva is currently closing, and will not be available for play next season unless a new ST pops up suddenly. This character of mine is currently leading a caravan to Syliras right now with 5 other PCs.
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Postby Ali Rhys on May 1st, 2017, 6:03 pm

Thanks for the tip, I guess it's Riverfall for me then. RE: Seasonal Expenses: I can't seem to find the page for that. Is there any way somebody could point it out to me? I'm also confused about income- how do I earn it?
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Postby Elin on May 1st, 2017, 6:05 pm

Seasonal Expenses are found in the price list, right at the bottom :)
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As for income, you can find the details of different jobs near the seasonal expenses in the price list

In order to get you're character a job, you must request said job from a storyteller
Most cities have a job request Thread, and if they don't, you use the storyteller office :)
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Postby Ali Rhys on May 1st, 2017, 9:56 pm

I have one more question I hope none of you mind. I'm thinking about making my character be mildly addicted to Apple Sauce (is that really what it's called?). How does this factor into my living expenses?
Thank you all for answering.
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Postby Dove Brown on May 1st, 2017, 10:04 pm

I would think that you pay for the Apple Sauce seperately, on top of your standard seasonal expenses.

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