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My favority PC is a Half-Orc Paladin of Torm named Lord Brantus. He's now level 9 and i have lots of fun playing him in Living Forgotten Realms. He is a true Defender always protecting his allies and he died once in Calimshan and was raised from the dead.He has a special magical amulet (Amulet of Passage) that allow people attuned to it to teleport when they wish to. Lord Brantus always tell those wanting to be attued to it that they need to touch his amulet and everytime we introduce new character at the begining of a session its always comical to see their reaction ;)
Melaar, Billboard of the Gods
Melaar was a catperson fighter in a Forgotten Realms 2nd edition game. He had a strong urge to protect the weak, but worshipped no god, having been slightly bitter since the Time of Troubles.
One of the party members was a priest of Tempus, who was fond of preaching about his god. He and Melaar discussed Tempus at length, and Melaar was starting to understand why someone would worship him. Finally, upon seeing a group of minotaurs ravaging a caravan, Melaar was inspired enough to scream out Tempus' name as he charged into battle. A brutal string of crits left the hero dead at the hands of the minotaurs. The DM, mostly jokingly, said well, that being the moment you truly pledged yourself, and having died valiently in his name,Tempus may have noticed you and bring you back. Let's say a 1% chance. When those dice (rolled where we could all see) rolled it, the entire table went nuts. Melaar awoke with Tempus' symbol branded on his shoulder.
The game was using crit tables and such, but nothing terribly bad happened to the rest of the party. However, Melaar seemed a crit magnet. A later nasty crit caused his hand to be severed. After undertaking a mission for Ka, Melaar was given a magically replaced hand, emblazoned with Ka's symbol. A later fight done to help Mystra's priesthood got Melaar's leg severed but was eventually replaced by Mystra...bearing her sigil.
The game was crazy and ridiculous, but we all had fun, and the legend of the man bearing symbols of 3 gods was born.
I am the Magic Man.
(Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.)
I am the Lawnmower Man.
(I AM GOD HERE!)
I am the Skull God.
(Koo Koo Ka Choo)
There are reasons they call me Mad...