Pre-war Cyre – Keith

Ian asks:

Can you please talk about your personal inspirations for the Pre-War government and everyday life of Cyre? The Day of Mourning is such a great inspiration for PCs, but its hard to give them guidance on character histories or frame NPC motivations. Could you specifically touch on some of the royal government, military or spy organizations?

Keith shares his response.

Involvement of Dragonmarked Houses in the Last War – Kristian

Gonzalo Campoverde Arce asks:

Please include some minutes to talk about how the Dragonmarked Houses (beyond Cannith, Deneith and Jorasco) were involved in the Last War.

Kristian offers some ideas on how those other Dragonmarked Houses would have profited from their abilities and related services during the Last War.

02 – The Last War

The hosts discuss The Last War and the significant impact it had on the continent of Khorvaire as well as how it might influence the characters within the world.

Outline

  • What Is the Last War?
    • Innovations of the Last War
    • Shift of power toward Dragonmarked Houses
    • Warforged as living reminders
    • Warforged finding a place in the world
    • New nations of Khorvaire
    • Droaam not officially recognized
  • The Impact on PCs
    • Psychological and physical wounds (Flaws, Hindrances, etc.)
    • Understanding trauma
    • Interludes and flashbacks
    • ‘Sibling rivalry’ among veterans
  • Using the Last War as a GM
    • Campaigns during the Last War
    • The Mournland as a new nation of warforged
    • Cyran refugees
    • Exploring racial and national tensions
    • Former enemies
    • War-torn landscape