Weapons: Avan is trained in just about everything, but he prefers his lance, longsword, with a dagger for armored opponents.Armor: Despite a preference for a more practical set of equipment, Trystrem insists on plate with scale backing, even with it's open weaknesses.
It is this mentality that ultimately has left him as an odd one out from reality. Trystrem fails to realize the actual role of knights as heavy cavalry in war, instead styling himself as a protector and hero of the common folk, focusing on his swordplay instead of learning proper charge tactics. Though only a minor problem for someone who wouldn't normally see front-line combat, it still leaves most knights, particularly Sir Avan, shaking their head at their lords antics as he rides about shouting about honor and duty.
Unfortunately, preoccupation with becoming the perfect knight has left Trystrem naive to the reality around him politically as well, such that when his father declared the Steele Dynasty corrupt and evil, Trystrem didn't even question the truth of the declaration and immediately gathered forces to meet his foes on the field of battle. His father, ever one to take advantage of a situation, used this distraction to launch his campaign of assassination, leaving his son oblivious to the true underhanded nature of his family.
Armor: Fine crafted plate breastplate, pauldrons, greaves, and bracers, with scale mail skirt.
Weapons: Just the long sword.
And here we have Sir Trystrem, one of our antagonists. I didn't want to go just full 'evil s.o.b.', so I decided to pick someone who, in another story, would be the good guy. Trystrem is woefully ineffective as far as actual medieval style combat is concerned. Swords, with the exception of great swords, are secondary weapons, backups in case your 'real' weapon is broken or lost. Instead, Trystrem insists on his swordplay as his tactic of choice. Combined with pretty, but VERY incomplete, armor, yeah he frustrates the soldiers trying to keep him alive.
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I'm making an RPG, first time taking a stab at anything like this, but if anyone is willing to, some donations would be appreciated.
Please note if you wanna donate actual money, prizes are same as points on a 100 points to 1 USD. (seems to be the standard from I've seen others use)
I'm hoping if I get enough points I can commission some artwork for cut-scenes and events to pretty things up from all the sprites wandering around. I estimate the current goal of 1k points should at least be a start if I get lucky.
An overview can be read here: fav.me/d6wy1pt To be updated.
Rewards Will Stack, and probably be updated/added since the game's grown from original concepts.
50+ points donated gets you in the credits.
100+ points gets an NPC named after you. (There's towns, plenty of people)
250+ points gets a release 24 hours early.
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