Alter Egos, Backgrounds, Dungeons & Dragons

Larenis MorroVine – Merchant Explorer

Larenis grew up in Narisine, the capitol city of Eladia, bustling with commerce and industry. Larenis’ branch of the family lived in reasonable comfort on the Lower Terraces. As a child Larenis accompanied his kin on family business throughout the city. He saw the barely contained chaos of the animal markets outside the city walls, the clamour of the craftsmen’s workshops and even glimpses inside the palace itself.

Larenis’ lessons came from a kindly family relative in the great library. As a teenager Larenis would sneak away to wander the Artist’s Quarter, listening intently to debates raging in coffeehouses and joining the cacophonous crowd in and about the Street of Poets.

The docks however truly called to Larenis. It was there that the goods flowing off the ships, filled the shop fronts and showed Larenis the exotic wonders of the world waiting to be found. Aribea’s Oil’s and Elixirs, Malcane’s Inks, Beast & Botanica all were the source of much childhood wonder but it was a quiet little map shop on a back street just off the docks that was the most enthralling.

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Alter Egos, Eclipse Phase

Rogue Research Scientist

“I need to know and I’ll do whatever it takes – the ends justifies the means.”

Rogue Research Scientist only care about the result.  They are not encumbered by principles, mores or faction bureaucracy.  Rogue Scientists unshackled themselves from the psychological chains of compassion, empathy or compromise.

Transhumanity’s survival is at stake! Do you think the Universe has sympathy for the weak?

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Alter Egos, Backgrounds, Call of Cthulhu

Eldridge Rothem (Cthulhu7) – Background

As a boy, Eldridge always had a knack for getting into places that were off limits and then getting into trouble.  One time, in a fit of annoyance the boarding school had him spend a night in the jail, in the hopes that it would scare him into submission.  Eldridge wasn’t the least bit deterred.  So long as there were closed doors, he felt it was his duty to see what was on the other side.

On his 15th birthday, he was given a N0.1A Autographic Kodak Junior
(user manualpdf1pdf2).  Now he could share his discoveries.


2014 Hugo Awards

hugo_award_logoIf you’re looking for something to read check out the winners & nominees for 2014 Hugo Awards.

Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie

“Equoid”, Charles Stross

“The Lady Astronaut of Mars”, Mary Robinette Kowal

“The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere”, John Chu


The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2012 or 2013, sponsored by Dell Magazines. (Not a Hugo Award, but administered along with the Hugo Awards.)

  • Sofia Samatar
  • Max Gladstone
  • Wesley Chu
  • Ramez Naam
  • Benjanun Sriduangkaew