I feel like I need a timeline after all that good good backstory dump.
30 years ago: Laudna is killed at the hands of the Briarwoods, wakes up 48 hours later with Delilah in her head. She’s sort of dead now.
10 years ago: Ashton may have been in love, but doesn’t think about them often anymore.
6 years ago: Orym is present at the attack on the Voice of the Tempest in Zephrah, and sees assailants melt into nothingness. People he knew died.
2 years ago: Fresh Cut Grass is created by Dancer. Also, Laudna and Imogen meet in Imogen’s home town, the Taloned Highlands. They take up traveling together.
7 months ago: Fearne crosses over to Exandria from the Feywild. Shortly after, she meets the eXu gang. The events of Exandria Unlimited take place. Sometime between then and now, Fearne and Dorian have seen Zephrah.
We know a lot about these characters already! Did I miss anything?
Fearne is great because she’s all of Yasha’s awkwardness without any of the reservation to act as the face of the group. Absolutely no hesitation will insert herself into literally any conversation and test every boundary put before her. I love it
just had the jarring premonition that at some point in this campaign, there's going to be a deeply emotional, heartwrenching, genuine confession/discussion/past reveal scene that is either going to be started, or ended, with a very soft, emotional "what the fuck is up with that"
Don’t you dare give me that little RP moment Liam O’Brien. Don’t give me “As soon as Dorian comes back Orym unclenches his hand because he doesn’t realize how hard he’s gripping the sending stone”. DON’T GIVE ME HOPE. NOT LIKE LIKE THIS, O’BRIEN. NOT AGAIN.
things learnt about the party during "what the fuck is up with that":
dorian: his family has "some money", it's generational wealth. he's not a prince, maybe, it's less official than that. he's "second in line to a prominent family, you've probably never heard of". he's proud of his family, it's full of good people but sometimes it's not enough, he'd rather be with the party. he has high expectations that he put on himself.
ashton: they don't know if they've been in love before, they thought they were but they're not sure. they say it's easy to mistake lust or friendship for love. this was roughly 10 years ago.
fearne: doesn't want to answer a question about regrets. says she came to marquet to meet friends of orym and check out this new beautiful place. she likes having things and keeps her trinkets that she's taken in her bedroom, that's why she steals. there's so many wonderful things in the world. her bedroom is "beautiful" with a large window and decorated beautifully, she lives with her grandma.
imogen: she's nervous about giving her father up as collateral, but she got a good feeling about it. home is a good distance away. she thinks she's a good judge of character but tries not to get into people's thoughts too often. she thinks her dad is probably happy that she's gone, it was hard for him when her powers started. laudna coming to town is the first time she'd felt peace in a while. they've been travelling for two years.
orym: he's in town on a fact finding mission. he represents his home and somebody fucked with his home. he's here because breadcrumbs are maybe leading here. there's similar trouble here and he's been sent to sniff it out. he's good with a sword but he's not in charge or anything, he spent time around the people in charge. he knows plenty of people who go on vacation with swords.
fresh cut grass: dancer created them and they were with dancer for almost two years. they cannot answer if there was anymore automatons than the ones they previously listed. they don't think they've ever dreamed but they're not sure. they never wake up in a bad mood.
laudna: doesn't think she's ever been in love either, she is "deeply loves imogen" though. has been gathering chicken bones during this conversation. she's not sure if she's dead but she think so, some cross in between. she definitely died and then she woke up and whitestone was a mess so she ran. she hasn't aged. this was 30 years ago, she was 20. she was dead for about 48 hours. she remembers her previous life, she was a human with innate capable magical abilities but she thinks she got hit with necromantic magic. she was part of a farming family on the outskirts of town and they walked into a bit of a trap, wanting to give her a better life. her parents are dead with no family left. she was killed by the briarwoods, one is in her head. she fixed up cabins, the people thought she was a witch in the woods.