I assume quite a few of my readers are familiar with the Dungeons and Dragons alignment system. If not, it basically pigeonholes characters on two moral axes: good versus evil and law versus chaos. There are some odd wrinkles – there’s an ongoing argument, for example, about whether Chaotic Neutral can be a character with a ‘does stuff for kicks on the spur of the moment’ personality or whether it means someone who reacts to life utterly at random.
In the spirit of the season, I have come up with some ideas about what alignments some of the characters I’ve written would be if they were player characters. Feel extremely free to disagree in the comments.
I did the quiz on the linked page for Kallisty Hawkwood, and she came out Neutral Evil, which I don’t think is unfair. So did Raj, though he’s a surprisingly soft-hearted con man: I suspect the results got skewed by his having been brought up KinHarzin, which is enough to turn anyone lawful evil whatever their original inclinations.
Bel-Imperia Hawkwood is Lawful Don’t You Mess With My Friends. Zak the concubine thinks he’s lawful good, but acts more like lawful evil. Cardinal Indrago Lasair <i>knows</i> he’s lawful evil and is quite happy that way. Considine Prime and his family are mostly chaotic good, which probably explains why they’re making such a mess of running a theocracy. Strat has her own entry in the Monster Manual.
The Requite Duology
Catha Boccamera is chaotic good. Ligeia Boccamera is probably most kindly described as lawful neutral, but could fit either of the other lawful alignments depending on your moral outlook. Tzenni Boccamera is Neutral Scientific. Innes Liang’s alignment is irrelevant as no gamesmaster in their senses would let a character that overpowered into their game.
The Kapellan brothers are mostly Lawful Hungry apart from Kjarten, who’s more like Chaotic Horny. The Bastard of Mukhtar is Neutral in every way he can manage as a policy choice. Sorszenna Hawkwood is Chaotic Adolescent. The Order of the Neither, in as far as can be ascertained, are Lawful Weird, though not as weird as some of the other factions lurking about the place.
Goodness knows what’s going on in Firebrand, but apparently a requirement for the Noble prestige class is possession of either the name Augustus or a pug.
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What, no Malabranca?
Some are Lawful Weird and others are Chaotic Gormless. 🙂
“Strat has her own entry in the Monster Manual.” <3<3<3
I am MOST amused. And the comment about Innes Liang is dead-on ^__^
I was very sorry that I didn’t manage to get a joke about Zax, Cloak of Kings in there.
Ok, this post is even more hilarious than the Christmas songs one – I laughed muchly, thank you!