Are PCs allowed to join the Flaming Fist?

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Are PCs allowed to join the Flaming Fist?

Post by daimon_d_heart » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:43 pm

I’ve been reading up on them and they’re an interesting group. They’re mercenaries but with a military system. They practically run Baldur’s Gate and have tried to expand. Are there any PC Flaming Fist in Arelith already?

https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Flaming_Fist

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Re: Are PCs allowed to join the Flaming Fist?

Post by Eira » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:58 pm

There have been a couple Flaming Fist PCs
Keth'ym Evanara
Akorae Torth
Okakri Rosemaw
Solyce Zau'r

Veriel Xyrdan - married and happy
Reena Welkins - Dead

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Re: Are PCs allowed to join the Flaming Fist?

Post by Bunnysmack » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:47 pm

Oh no...I now have an image of an echoing chorus of PC's shouting "I AM THE LAW!"
"You're insufferable..."
"That's not true! I can totally be suffered!"

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Re: Are PCs allowed to join the Flaming Fist?

Post by Baron Saturday » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:12 am

The general answer to this sort of question is:

PCs can claim whatever affiliations they like. Other PCs do not have to believe them, and you shouldn't expect DMs to back up your claims.
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Re: Are PCs allowed to join the Flaming Fist?

Post by AstralUniverse » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:30 am

Since we're talking about a global scale merc company, I really dont see why not. It's like you can make an elven character from a house in Evermeet and people may or may not take you seriously, depending on your RP so I dont think it's any different here.
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Re: Are PCs allowed to join the Flaming Fist?

Post by Dreams » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:47 am

Very easy to work this into your character without making things weird locally: You were part of a specific unit from somewhere else, not the local Guldorand unit. There will be shared stories, a DM might respond to it or might not, and both of those things fit into your narrative.

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Re: Are PCs allowed to join the Flaming Fist?

Post by Svrtr » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:13 am

Why do that when you can join the superior PC run mercenary company?

But, yes. Can say you're a part of it, but that doesn't mean you command nor deserve any respect for the fact and should not expect to be treated as a notable member of it, especially given that now there are flaming fist henchmen

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Re: Are PCs allowed to join the Flaming Fist?

Post by daimon_d_heart » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:27 pm

Svrtr wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:13 am
Why do that when you can join the superior PC run mercenary company?
Because players and PCs come and go. Even just by browsing the forum history and IC interactions I can tell there have been factions that vanish for one reason or another. While a faction like the Flaming Fist is rooted in FR lore and will “always” be around.

That being said, if it all comes down to my PC just claiming to be a Flaming Fist, then I’m not interested.

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