I'm a relative new comer to D&D and I'm involved with a group of friends that I've known for the better half of my life (3 of them anyway) that are very experienced D&D players. I've been involved in the game for over a year now, and the campaign has been going on for just over 3 years now.
After watching a few sessions of their campaign, and finally getting into the fantasy genre in terms of books, video games, and movies, I decided now would be a great time to get into D&D. We are playing Eberron with a heavy emphasis on Xoriat. Our DM just recently ran the “Seekers of the Ashen Crown” module for us, and the ending battle with Lady Demise was very climatic. One of our group even fell in love with professor Gyd, but seems to have a problem telling her.
Now to the main point of this post:
As I'm a newbie, I didn't know anything about Eberron, and only had the slightest idea of how to play D&D (since then I've obviously become familiar with all the rules). As such, I decided to choose what was in my opinion a “fool proof” idea for a character background. I ended up choosing a Human (easiest to role play for a first timer) Rogue that has amnesia, which seems to fit beautifully into our campaign since we're dealing with the plane of Xoriat. Recently my DM came up to my house and we talked about the game for a while and he asked that I try to come up with some sort of back story and why my character developed amnesia.
One of the idea's I pitched around with my DM and my Uncle was that of a Beholder eating my characters memories. Another involved someone essentially stealing my entire being, masquerading around as me, and I masquerading around as he. These are both good ideas, and I very much like them both. The problem is I'm still not familiar enough with Eberron to know how to really tie things together to make a cohesive back story that works with the setting. If we were playing in Tamriel (Elder Scrolls anyone?) I wouldn't have a problem (I've sunk over 400 hours into that game!).
So I'm looking for help. Any idea's that anyone might have for me would be great. Help me flesh out this character a little bit. Maybe he was a Karrnathi spy working as a weapons dealer in Thrane who just happened to be too close to Cyre on the Day of Mourning and experienced some strange repercussions of his close proximity to the cataclysm? Or maybe something much more sinister happened?
Any idea's are good ideas, because I have very few, and the ones I have don't really fit into what our campaign is dealing with.
So, in recap:
Eberron campaign, Human Rogue with amnesia in a game dealing heavily with the Realm of Madness, Xoriat.
Give me anything!
P.S. I posted this in the Eberron forum as well. Wasn't sure where the best spot to post this would be. So if any admin sees the two threads and needs to delete one, sorry for the inconvenience.