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[ERROR] No.10744167 [Reply] [Original] [4plebs] [archived.moe]

i need help coming up with a backstory for a drow monk who was a noble and is now running from the drow for some sort of a crime.

>> No.10744181

Spanky

>> No.10744183

Monk is male. He badmouthed his house's Matriarch for being a dumb cunt.

There ya go.

>> No.10744184

His crime was crippling unoriginality.

>> No.10744211

turn the character into a human fighter named John Smith so your a bit more orignal.

And dont post shitty drow threads on 4chan your better than this.

>> No.10744219

>>10744184
People like you would call ANY drow character unoriginal, which is bullshit. Any human character is far less original than any drow.

>> No.10744233

>>10744219
It's a troll, we have been over this.

There are random Drow Name generators for this though.

>> No.10744289

>>10744219
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what you should not do when trying to troll /tg/. See, his big mistake here was the attempt to go too far too quickly. If you're going to get into a "all drow are more original than all humans" sort of thing, what you need to do is work your way into it. Something about how your character is still going to be the most original character in the group, and hint that you know why. When someone asks, mention a few bullshit reasons and then mention that they're all human as if it matters. That'll get em, and people will believe you. See, when you're trolling, you need to spend a lot of time on it. Well, that's all for me tonight, kids! Take care, and have fun trolling!

>> No.10744298

>>10744184

sdahdklsf rofl

>> No.10744304

He was framed for killing a giant spider to save a puppy.

>> No.10744314

>>10744219
Typical butthurt drowfag.

>> No.10744317

Aren't all drow supposed to be chaotic anyways?

You can't be a monk if you're chaotic, or even neutral.

>> No.10744351

Go read Black Library's Malus Darkblade series; it's set in Warhammer, but it's still about a Dark Elf noble committing treason (among a host of other crimes) and evading the law of the evil Dark Elf empire while pursuing his own goals (and those of an unwanted demon who resides in him).

>> No.10744370

he killed his house's matriarch and fucked all the women to death in his house too. Then fucked the guys to show them not to come after him.

>> No.10744371

>monk
>drow
>some sort of a crime
Pacifism. Or at least an oath to never kill.

>> No.10744385

>>10744304
Of if he's a "good" drow on the run, he really did kill a giant spider to save a puppy.

>> No.10744390

sticking it in the wrong hole

>> No.10744391

Felony-grade homosexuality.

>> No.10744396

>>10744371
He committed the Un-Lolth-ful crime of being nice to outsiders, slaves, and fellow drow!

>> No.10744446

>>10744371
This is a good one. But it makes being in the aprty difficult.

Alternatively you could make him extremely loyal to his houses matron but due to the politics of drow houses his matron was killed and the new matron wants him dead.

>> No.10744546

OP should have made his character portrait in south park style. Because those are so much less irritating then this shit.

>> No.10744637

>>10744446
>makes being in the party difficult
Monk only fights in self-defense, never killing anyone. Matriarch attempts to force monk to break oath, then discreetly excommunicates and exiles monk, who complies quite willingly. Drow society gains knowledge of exile, mocks ex-matriarch for not killing the monk. Seeking to avoid loss of reputation, ex-matriarch sends assassination team out to either kill monk or bring back alive for torture followed by death. In the meantime, monk has joined up with party of adventurers to spread enlightenment around the world, find a temple to further inner harmony, and ponder the conflict of drow nature and monastic oath.

>> No.10744657

>>10744637
So where did this drow get his idea of enlightenment? He didn't just make this shit up one day, it came from somewhere.

>> No.10744730

>>10744167
>Drow
>Monk
This build...
She makes no sense to me...
Do 4e NiggerElves get improved natural weapon feats?
>4e Monks are just psionic fighters
FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!

>> No.10744843

>>10744657
Two ways I can see it working:

Take a page from NWN2 and say there was an encounter with a non-drow monk in the Underdark/wherever. Seeing the power the monk wielded inspired the (young) drow to take up the monastic way and leash his violent urges. Still ultimately driven by lust for power, but those feelings fade as drow society becomes more and more distant from his mind.

Alternatively, was kidnapped by rival house and left to die in Underdark/wherever. Found by non-hostile group of beasts (hell if I know), and raised with a strong sense of communal values. Found by house and reintegrated into drow society, but now views other drows as family rather than rivals, thinking they should stick together since they share common bonds.

>> No.10745018

>>10744843
This drow would have had a VERY life-changing moment there. He's had decades of indoctrination at minimum for him to overcome there.

>> No.10745080

>>10744843
These both suck.
It was orphaned.
Raised by monks.
Shit and generic, but works.
/MOTHERFUCKINGTHREAD

>> No.10745092

>>10745080
Your shit is boring and generic. Make it more dramatic and interesting.

>> No.10745113

>>10744730

Don't be stupid. 4e monks aren't psonic fighters. 4e monks are really movement happy rogues who can sneak attack somebody next to the guy they hit.

>> No.10745117

>>10745018
could just mary-sue it and say his house weapon master had taught him the meaning of rightgeousness so he escaped the underdark and on the surface he met a monk who taught him how to be a monk

why does this sound familiar?

>> No.10745120

>>10745092
He was orphaned BY A MOTHERFUCKING DRAGON ATTACK.
He was raised by monks WHO LIVE ON A GOD DAMN VOLCANO.

>> No.10745127

>>10745120
AND THEY ARE THE MOST METAL MONKS EVER!
FUCK YEAH!

>> No.10745150

>>10745127
WARFORGED MONKS ON THE VOLCANIC MONASTRY OF FFFFFUUUUU RAISE THE MOST BAD ASS DROW ORPHAN. YOU CUNTS WILL EVER KNOW!!!

>> No.10745159

>>10745018
In both cases I'm placing the drow at practical infancy. In the abandonment case I'd say less than a year old when kidnapped and just exiting childhood when found; in the visiting monk case, I'd say still in the impressionable childhood at the time of the encounter. With the abandonment this means that any subsequent indoctrination is accepted as "rules of the family," but doesn't overcome the personal values that have been built. The visiting monk would be a case where the indoctrination is present, but slowly subverted from "kill others for power" to "let others keep fighting you so you gain power" to "killing is wasteful" to "I shall not kill."

>> No.10745169

>>10744730

hurrp that characterter will nowt be OPTIMIZZZED durrpa

>> No.10745179

>>10745150
>>10745127
this

>> No.10745181

>>10745159
Sorry bro, I've seen the light of the awesome LE monks of the FFFFUUUUU monastery on the FUCKING VOLCANO. WHICH THEY TOOK OVER AFTER FUCKING OVER A DRAGON. FUCK YEAR!

>> No.10745193

>>10745159
Why does it even need to return to Drow Society in the second case? It seems needless and convoluted.

>> No.10745214

>>10745193
i vote for raping matron mothers

>> No.10745269

>>10745181
"Masters... Will I be ready when I can snatch the fly from your hand...?"
"YOU'LL BE FUCKING READY WHEN YOU CAN PUNCH THE HEAD OFF A FUCKING DRAGON!!! NOW DROP AN GIVE ME FOUR FUCKING THOUSAND!!!!"
"But the floor is lava..."
"THATS PUSSY TALK, SHIT FOR BRAINS!!!"

>> No.10745275

>>10745214
How camp.

HOW THE FUCK DOES THAT COMPARE TO THE AWESOME ROBOT MONKS OF RAPE THAT TRAIN ON VOLCANOES?! HINT: IT DOESN'T FAGGOT!

>> No.10745292

His crime should be not being a complete douche-bag

>> No.10745334

>>10745193
Strongest people the drow would know would be those who'd always been trying to kill him/her. Beat them when they try to attack, let them slink away and try again, grow stronger after each strike. You wouldn't see every sibling dogpile on the monk since they'd still be looking for opportunities to backstab each other, but there'd be a regular chain of attacks.

>>10745181
Reminds me of a longtooth Fighter|Artificer I did a while back. Took Self-Forged, wore an implanted plate and battlefist, went around clobbering the shit out of everything.

>> No.10745342

I had a half giant-ogre fighter, and his backstory involved rape. Also had 6 int, and wielded a flametongue and frostbrand greatswords in either hand.

I asked for them specifically because my character would marvel at the flametongue and burn himself on it, then cool the burn with the frostbrand often.

Best character ever.

>> No.10745348

>>10744167

The crime was that he didn't hate himself for being a Drow and constantly try to be "good". And he didn't have enough "z"s in his name.

>> No.10745382

i have a that guy in our group that it's just like you.
drows are not cooler than any other race, stop being a jerk.

>> No.10745393

>>10744167
HIS CRIME WAS NOT DROPPING AND GIVING ME GOD DAMN 9001!!!!
FUCKING FLOOR IS LAVA PUSSY WHIPPED FUNGUS MUNCHER!!!!!

>> No.10745447

>>10745393
HE ALSO DID NOT COMPLY WITH COORDINATOR R4PT0R WITH SUFFICIENT HASTE IN REMOVING HIMSELF FROM METABOLIC STASIS AT 0400 HOURS.

>> No.10745489

>>10745382
At least you don't game with a githfag.

>> No.10745539

>>10745489
Fucking Githyanki, everybody wants to play them after reading the Gizz't novels. Always wanting to dual-wield Silver Swords and beat back the Shadow King's armies. Pah.

>> No.10745591

>>10745447
THE CUNT!!!
ADD 80% MORE BROKEN GLASS TO HIS BREAD!!!!

>> No.10745647

>>10745591
HIS BODY ISN'T PROPERLY DIGESTING THE SILICON FIBRES IT'S MADE OF. HIS WEAKNESS MUST BE PURGED IN THE FORGE OF RAGE!

>> No.10745686

>>10745539
as if gith were a cancer as big as the drow :/

>> No.10745711

>>10745686
GithTales.

>> No.10745721

>>10745539
Joke all you want but you'll never know anger until you've had someone ask why they can't have a free red dragon for a mount eight sessions in a row.

>> No.10745742

>>10745721
That's why you give them a rival character who is actually a red dragon in mortal guise.
Who is no less than 12 levels above the party at all times.
And has a Silver Sword that your character has been looking for.

And uses it.

>> No.10745821

By the by, what is our poor Drow's name?
Possibly something given to him by the Warforged of FFFFUUU as proof of his status as a bitch.

>> No.10745885

He got in a fight. Dragged his opponent out side and tortured him by making him stare into the sun!

>> No.10746149

Bump for the bump gods.

>> No.10746312

>>10745821
Ira. He gets mocked because it sounds like a woman's name, even though it's Latin for "RAGE"

>> No.10746330

>>10746312
Haha, excellent, excellent.
He is Ira, of a forgotten last name (because plot hook)

>> No.10747335

>>10746330
It turns out being he was a woman all along.(Being an elf and all, not even they can tell the difference.) Sadly our hero doesn't learn this until after "cross dressing" to do some information gathering and getting a bit deeper into a situation than wanted.

>> No.10747381

He took a vow of silence and got in trouble when his mistress demanded that he say her name.

>> No.10747480

Being a monk should already be enough of a crime in drow society.

>> No.10748936

>>10746312
Ira is a form of Irina in russian.
And ira just means anger. Not rage. Rage is furor.

>> No.10748994

>>10747480
Nope. Many drow cities have monasteris. The monastic tradition is all about gaining strength and self discipline. If Drow revere anything it's strength.

>> No.10749036

In 1972 a crack commando was sent to prison by a military court for a crime he didn't commit. This man promptly escaped from a maximum security Underdark stockade to the Sigil underground. Today, still wanted by the government, he survives as a ascetic soldier of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find him, maybe you can hire the A-Monk.

>> No.10749094

He's a homosexual.

No, really. There's your backstory.

Where he was living, homosexuality was heavily looked down on and he was outed by a (brother, uncle, son, 'wife', lover etc..) who would for some reason profit by his absence.

Then you can make gay jokes for the entire campaign. Everybody wins!

>> No.10749159

I saged this when it was young as another shitty drow thread. snfffff but look at it its beutiful CAN YOU FORGIVE ME FOR MY SAGE OH GREAT BUMP GOD!

>> No.10749194

>>10748994
I thought drows respected being a cock not just strength?

>> No.10749310

>>10749194
It's an udnerlying thing. Their evil is derived from a society built on the principle that only the smartest, most pious, strongest, adn most cunning can thrive as everyone else below you can and will kill you if given a chance.

So, it's unsurprising that people will gravitate towards a discipline that provides martial as well as magical benefits (i.e. being tougher to deal with through nstraight magic) in order to become stronger. Their notion of strength is probably better termed as power and status. Anything that gives you power also gives you status and vice versa.

>> No.10749328

>>10749094
see
>>10744391

Also, this should work. Gay drow monk. Why wouldn't you play this?

>> No.10749337

>>10749310
In other words, being a cock is a side affect of their ideals, rather then being a cock an ideal in and of itself.

Drow of The Underdark book for 3.5 details this ideology rather well.

>> No.10752636

>>10745821
IRAFUROR - THE BUTT LOVING LAVA PUSSY!!!!
STRENGTHS: FUCKING NONE!!!!
WEAKNESSES: HAS NOT GIVEN HIMSELF FULLY TO THE TEACHINGS OF GRAND MASTER K'YOO!!! ONLY THEN WILL HE BE A TRUE MASTER OF FFFFFFUUUUU, THE BURNING TEMPLE OF THE RAGING MOTHERFUCKING FIST!!!!!!!
0/10 - FAGGOT DROW MUST TRY HARDER!!!!!

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