Introducing the Seven Deadly Sins:
Pride is the first, the forerunner of the team, and she has let that go to her head. Pride of place is Pride's fall from grace.
Sloth's one goal in life is to get by with as little effort as possible. Always to this end does she develop her various skills. Her Psychic Hammer allows her to strike her foes before they can see her, to push them back so that she does not have to move to avoid them. Her traps are formed with the intention, again, of striking her foes before they can see her. With a flick of her wrist, she lays down a web of death that prevents most of her foes from approaching any further than to fall dead at her feet. She mentally trains her pet blades to protect her in such a manner that she can simply stroll from waypoint to waypoint and cause the death of any monster not caught in her trappings. Finally, she pays for the finest poisons with which to coat her wielded blades in order that she might strike her foes as few times as possible before they relinquish this mortal coil.
Avarice's vice is quite straightforward – he manipulates the dead in order to acquire both the wealth with which they adorned themselves in this life, as well as that which they may encounter in their afterlives.
As for lust, a PG-13 approach was thought best. The Barbarian's bloodlust is well-known throughout the Five Acts, and Lust's own notoriety will do nothing if not enhance the mythos surrounding his race.
Wrath has joined forces with this group as an example in counterpoint. He chooses to bring the Wrath of God into the mix, in the hope of turning his brethren from their sinful vices to something more pure and worthy of fighting against the forces of Hell itself. Wish him luck, as he will surely need it!
Gluttony's vice has nothing to do with things comestible, but rather with violence. In stark contrast to her brother Lust, who is driven by an insane thirst for blood, or her brother-in-arms Wrath, who kills only the spawn of Evil, and only for the cause of Good, Gluttony kills for the sheer pleasure of killing itself. She roasts, she freezes, she snaps, crackles, and pops for the simple, yet unslakeable enjoyment of seeing living matter burn, freeze and course with electricity. She would no more want to stop killing things than she would want to stop breathing, and she is gloriously ecstatic that there is a war against demon-kind ongoing in her realm of existence, for it offers yet another excuse (of which she has an endless list) to cause death in any manner that she can invent.
Finally there is Envy, whose vice is even more simplistic than Avarice's. He has to watch as every single one of his comrades takes a turn at gaining wealth, fame, and glory before he gets a chance to do so, and that alone would be enough to make him envious. But wait, there's more! He envies Pride's first place and the opportunities that it affords her. He envies Sloth's lack of effort to accomplish much with little, as Envy himself will have to work six times harder to make a name for himself. He envies Avarice's ability to pull wealth from the Underworld, from beyond the grave itself. He perceives that Avarice will thereby gain his wealth, and therefore his fame and glory, that much sooner than Envy will be able to do so. Envy envies Lust's pre-formed notoriety and respect through his people. He envies Wrath's link to the Divine, again providing a recognition that Envy will have to work hard to attain. Lastly, he envies Gluttony's many ways to bring pain and death to her foes, as well as her all-consuming Appetite for Destruction. If only he had access to that single-mindedness, his own fame would be clenched before he knew it!
Good luck to my fellow Tournamenteers. May your deaths be sparse, your coffers full, and your adventures worthy of the Songs of Bards!
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Name Class Level Deaths ---------------------------------------------------------- Pride Amazon 1 0 Sloth Assassin 1 0 Avarice Necromancer 1 0 Lust Barbarian 1 0 Wrath Paladin 1 0 Gluttony Sorceress 1 0 Envy Druid 1 0 ---------------------------------------------------------- Deaths: 0 Levels: 7 Multiplier: 10.000 Score: 70,000