Sunday, February 17, 2013

Jad the Pious - Old School Human Cleric

So, John is running an online (using Google Hangouts) old school RPG. He is using the Labyrinth Lord basic rules, which are quite similar to old Basic D&D.

My character in the game is a simple Human Cleric.  Since John is basing the game in the World of Greyhawk, I chose (no game effects, just background material) to be a cleric of St. Cuthbert of the Cudgel.  My avowed goal in the world is to smite evil.

I picture the character as having started out as a simple convert to the earthy teachings of the church of St. Cuthbert, and sometime while an acolyte my character had some run in with evil.  Probably while wandering the land, as a wide eyed youth, doing good deeds and ministering to the peasants of the central lands of the Flanaess.
A young version of Jad, wandering the lands.  The City of Greyhawk can be see in the background, no doubt he is checking on the doughty miners of the Flinty Hills.

After the eye opening experience, whatever it was, young Jad became dedicated to crusading across the land, and smiting evil as a crusading cleric.  His game stats are:

Jad the Pious.
3rd Level Cleric
Alignment: Lawful
STR 11
DEX  8
CON 10
INT 16
WIS 14
CHA 11

HP 18
AC 4 (chain mail, shield +1; DEX -1)

1 GP
3 SP

Magic Equipment
Shield of St. Philbert (+1 shield)
Potion of Animal Control
Vial of Oil of Slipperiness

Armor, Weapons
Sling, pouch full of bullets

Adventuring Gear
Silver Holy Symbol of St. Cuthbert
Hammer, Spikes (6)
Flint and Steel
Cooking knife
Candles (10)
Walking staff
25' rope
5 days Trail Rations
5 flasks of oil (each for 4 hours of lantern light)
2 large sacks
2 small sacks
(sacks, initially, used to wrap equipment in backpack - later, for loot)

These days, as a traveling ruffian - avowed enemy of evil - Jad appears this way:
A more worldly and martial soul, Jad the Pious is now prepared for dealing justice against the forces of evil.

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