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Hello, I have been on the server for a few weeks by now. So far it is great and I am in love with it!

I have a few questions, if I may:
(1) Regarding the dark races that require an application (tiefling, drow, kobold, etc.):
what is the best way to RP them? I have seen ONE female drow so far, (clad in dark tight clothes and hood). And she just wondered in and out without a word, which is perfectly fine, as drows are not expected to attend tea parties in the Blue Moon. But my question is: do these dark races have a place to call home, or are they always masquerading to walk in town? Are there places with shops outside of the main cities where they can go to?

(2) Regarding wereanimals (werewolves, wereboars, werebears, etc):
From what I observed, the Lycanthropes are easier to RP than other dark races because they gain the benefit of being a civilized race and a monster race. They can shapeshift at will, and most of the time, they are alone in a dungeon without fear of getting caught, then after the frenzy ends, they socialize over beer at the Blue Moon. Am I right in my assumption?

(3) Regarding other exotic races:
Is there a possibility to play other races not listed? Such as a shadow genasi, a goblin, a githzerai, or an orog, for example?
(I am simply inquiring, I am not asking for a custom race, yet)


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Hello, I have been on the server for a few weeks by now. So far it is great and I am in love with it!

I have a few questions, if I may:
(1) Regarding the dark races that require an application (tiefling, drow, kobold, etc.):
what is the best way to RP them? I have seen ONE female drow so far, (clad in dark tight clothes and hood). And she just wondered in and out without a word, which is perfectly fine, as drows are not expected to attend tea parties in the Blue Moon. But my question is: do these dark races have a place to call home, or are they always masquerading to walk in town? Are there places with shops outside of the main cities where they can go to?

(2) Regarding wereanimals (werewolves, wereboars, werebears, etc):
From what I observed, the Lycanthropes are easier to RP than other dark races because they gain the benefit of being a civilized race and a monster race. They can shapeshift at will, and most of the time, they are alone in a dungeon without fear of getting caught, then after the frenzy ends, they socialize over beer at the Blue Moon. Am I right in my assumption?

(3) Regarding other exotic races:
Is there a possibility to play other races not listed? Such as a shadow genasi, a goblin, a githzerai, or an orog, for example?
(I am simply inquiring, I am not asking for a custom race, yet)



Some really good questions:

1) Playing MONSTROUS races:

Goblins, orcs, lienvironmentdragon disciples, and under dark races are considered monstrous - as are all mist other races not vaguely resembling humans. while they may not be attacked on site in most settlements if they approach in a friendly manner, they will be treated very poorly and with extreme suspicion. They may be denied service, or get pushed around by guards. Players and DMs should both work toward creating this environment.

Depending on current events certain races may be completely barred from certain settlements: half-orcs from Thorneymoor, firbolg and tu'athan PCs from the Highmarch Gates, etc.

I'm not aware of any currently approved drpw PCs.

2) Lycanthropes:

The more human-like your character is, or can be, the easier time you'll have. Natural lycanthropes can, of course, shift at will. Afflicted lycanthropes have the same statistics as natural lycanthropes - but they.... in conjunction with DMs - are expected to roleplay their struggles with the curse. I wanted to allow more creativity than what an automated system allows for.

Some players have been fantastic with their portrayal of lycanthropes. Others have been sorely disappointing.

In any case greater risk earn greater rewards. If you play a werewolf who gets overtaken by bloodlust and menaces travelers you'll get more attention And cooler stuff than a dire wolf who plays fetch with people.

3) What can you apply for?

You can technically apply for any in game perk or race. I am lately more inclined to tell people to go for Aasimar, Tiefling, or Fey-touched in lieu of half-races.

Feel free to discuss any ideas you might have with a DM.

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Thank you for the detailed answer. You answered several points that I was concerned about.

I have further questions, if you don't mind.
4) How does the "/Subdual" command work? Is it a turn based dice rolling PvP? Or is it a normal PvP without fear of death? Or is it a normal PvP with death but without the death penalty?

5) With that said, what is the policy regarding PvP and how do you prevent grievance?


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The /Subdual command just makes it so that in PvP, the combatants cannot be killed. Think of it as using blunt weapons, or intentionally not trying to kill the person you're fighting.

PvP is a tricky one. Personally, I'm for PvP conflict, as I think it's unreasonable to ICly pick and choose which "kind" of person you'd fight. How can a character differentiate between a PC and an NPC, essentially.



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The duel mode is an excellent idea. Thanks for the response.
Sorry for being persistent, two more questions please:

6) I noticed that in Avendel, there are two quest givers standing close to the low level dungeons. Do quest givers exist only in lowbie areas, or are there more scattered across the world?

7) Is there a list of all the major factions? I have a feeling that there are more out there than the ones listed under the Legends & Lore section. For example: Is there a Thieves Guild, Merchant's Union, Mercenaries Group, Rangers' League, Monk Monastery Order, or any others?
Sure I can find out eventually in-game, but the existence of some might be hard to find if there is no prior OOC knowledge.

8) With that said, does joining a major factions allow for any differences in gameplay beside aesthetic appearance (wearing the uniform) and roleplay? Anything like an access to a restricted place? Example, a guard to a barracks, a nobleman/woman to a castle courtyard or a nobleman's mansion, a kitchen maid or server to an Inn kitchen?

Sorry for the long post.




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Another question please:

9) How does Appraise and language tokens work? I tried learning a language, then typing in parenthesis, but I don't see a difference.

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Each point of appraise earns you a language token.

In order to speak that language, you use that token (either from your hotbar or right click- Use) and then you type everything you want to be said in the other language after a square parenthesis. [<EXAMPLE MESSAGE HERE>

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Thank you for explaining that. I understand that if my character gains a point in appraise, I have to ask a DM in-game for another language token?

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Correct.

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Thank you for the informative response.

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