Istar's Nightmare

Welcome back traveler...

It’s been more than two whole years since the Colosseum closed when the first tournament’s champions had exposed the corruption within the Colosseum’s management. The Criminal Organization known as Arachnos had been exposed by the champions but it had cost them one of their own. Jean Vitalis was struck down in that last battle, and Cindro Waffloris had disappeared shortly thereafter. Olorin and Khaine each traveled to far off lands, trying to distance themselves from Istar. With over half of the team gone, the rest of the champions fell into obscurity. After six months no one was talking about them anymore…

This was only the beginning… Arachnos did not die that night. The organization still operates in the seedier parts of the city. Many of the townspeople blame them for the disappearances that have been plaguing the town for the past few years. The Mage’s Tower just outside the city is still largely unapproachable, yet some say that some nights, you can see candle light escape from the highest window within the tower…

But you can’t be thinking about any of that. The Colosseum re-opens tomorrow, and you’ve signed up to be one of its first combatants…

Welcome Back to Istar!

Little has changed since we were last here, and most of what has changed has only been for the worse! Two years ago the Colosseum was shut down due to corruption in its management. Since then crime has been on the rise and General Brax has had his hands full. Captain Charlie has taken over the City Guard while Brax has taken over Istar’s military. Korina has taken over as Charlie’s second in command. The heads of the Mage’s Guild; Qel’Thanas, Chandra, and Liliana are still in charge, and High Priest Varyn is still leading the Clergy.

Your character will start at level 4, and have a starting gold total of 4,000gp. As per usual, 1 trait from the Ultimate Campaign book, an additional bonus trait with a backstory, and yet an additional bonus Istar Trait (found on the Obsidian Portal) if your backstory ties into Istar. For those counting that’s 3 traits in total! 15 Point Point-Buy.

There are no restrictions on character class (as long as the can be found on Paizo’s PRD).

• Guns are not known about, so Gunslingers will need to be able to craft their own ammo and weapons. Do not expect guns to be found as loot, or be purchasable from stores/vendors.

I will be lenient on race choice as Istar is in fact an open city, but anything outside of the Core Races must be ran by me for approval. As far as character ideas and concepts go, if you’re not sure, just ask me. I would rather we figure everything out ahead of time than be surprised in the middle of the game and have to pause the session just to ‘run the numbers.’ I will be less lenient in these types of situations.

Rule #1 is, as always, to have fun! So I would like to keep these games light spirited and less about the number crunching of combat, but if that’s what the group is into then we can head that direction, but keep in mind that there are other players with their own interests so try to keep this in mind while we’re in game.

Good luck out there… Gladiator…

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