I normally try to stick with groups of 5 for games, but I felt I had to make an exception for Sara… after all, she’s a pretty awesome person to hang around with and talk to, and I figured she’d bring something special to the table. She’s new to D&D, like many of the other players, but she’s one hell of a roleplayer – and she’s always thinking outside the box. You’ll see.
Loranys is a paladin of Sorti, the goddess of Night, Luck, and Magic. Followers of Sorti, especially the paladin sect, are dedicated to helping others through dark times, and being the hero for those unfortunates who haven’t been blessed with Sorti’s good fortune. For Loranys, this usually meant kicking around the occasional creature terrorizing small villages and having a few friendlies in tavern brawls over the years.
Loranys is self-reliant and relies heavily on her strength to handle any difficulties – she strikes first, strikes hard, and hopes to smash the opposition before any harm comes to her person. Armor only helps so much, after all.
Born to an elven mother and a human father, Loranys Songsteel was raised among the elves of her motherâ€™s tribe. As she matured, she devoted herself to the goddess Sorti and took up the divine cause of the paladin, feeling an innate desire to help others and do good deeds, partially because she feels that itâ€™s important to help others, and partially for the fun of it. As a half-elf, her natural tendencies are towards wandering the world and seeing what it has to offer, and the paladins of Sorti especially believe in the importance of seeking oneâ€™s own destiny.
Charming enough when she wants to be, Loranys has spent the last several years traveling, mostly alone and sometimes falling in with companions for a short time, lending her assistance to those in need â€“ usually for the satisfaction of a good deed done, but sheâ€™s never been one to turn down payments. She has been part of a group hired by Sagemaster Volrane in the past, and when her wandering leads her back to Three Hills she is sure to see if he has work for her.
Her most recent visit with Sagemaster Volrane has directed her to the village of Camlain, where she has been investigating a bandit attack at Volrane’s request. She has sent information back to Volrane, but up to now, has had no word of reinforcements…
I have to say, there’s something intriguing about a paladin who worships a Night goddess. Most people I know would associate paladins with gods of the sun, or gods of war… but Night, Luck and Magic? That’s new, and gives a lot of great RP potential. I love it.