The Unraveling


The Things That Should Not Be series focuses on each major direction in Creation. The Unraveling is sort of the exception to that. Your character can be from anywhere in Creation. Sidereals are unique in that their Exaltation happens at the moment of birth and they grow up semi-normal, always moving towards their Fate. Ultimately Agents of Heaven attempt to retrieve their new brother or sister as soon as possible and from that point on the Exalt grows up and trains in Heaven (Yu-Shan). Pay special attention to your backgrounds, as they will heavily shape your story, mechanically and thematically.
As a point of insight, your Sidereal will most likely visit each of the directions at some point during their story.

Character Creation

Use the standard rules for character generation, but place your Sidereal’s age between 150 – 300 years old. It is always in the player’s best interest to coordinate character creation with the storyteller, so feel free to email me, chat etc. I will post the exact numbers for generation in the next few days. Meanwhile, consider starting with concept and reading up on Sidereal Exaltation, as this story will test the upper limits of this caste’s abilities and knowledge.

Welcome to your campaign!
A blog for your campaign

Wondering how to get started? Here are a few tips:

1. Invite your players

Invite them with either their email address or their Obsidian Portal username.

2. Edit your home page

Make a few changes to the home page and give people an idea of what your campaign is about. That will let people know you’re serious and not just playing with the system.

3. Choose a theme

If you want to set a specific mood for your campaign, we have several backgrounds to choose from. Accentuate it by creating a top banner image.

4. Create some NPCs

Characters form the core of every campaign, so take a few minutes to list out the major NPCs in your campaign.

A quick tip: The “+” icon in the top right of every section is how to add a new item, whether it’s a new character or adventure log post, or anything else.

5. Write your first Adventure Log post

The adventure log is where you list the sessions and adventures your party has been on, but for now, we suggest doing a very light “story so far” post. Just give a brief overview of what the party has done up to this point. After each future session, create a new post detailing that night’s adventures.

One final tip: Don’t stress about making your Obsidian Portal campaign look perfect. Instead, just make it work for you and your group. If everyone is having fun, then you’re using Obsidian Portal exactly as it was designed, even if your adventure log isn’t always up to date or your characters don’t all have portrait pictures.

That’s it! The rest is up to your and your players.


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