Hey all! As we get closer to this Saturday, I wanted to give you the reason your characters will start out together and the promise for the first chapter.
The campaign will take place some time after Cain’s first attack on Trinity (not the second one, featured in the standard ROT campaign). Trinity is rebuilding, and the guard alone doesn’t have the manpower to deal with the burgeoning criminal groups vying for control of Trinity’s underworld.
To combat this, the Trinity Guard is outsourcing some of its lesser duties to the common person. That’s you. Your characters will make up a small squad of civilians working for the guard. You can have whatever internal motivations you want for working for the guard (prestige, steal state secrets by serving the guard loyally for a time, etc.).
On the surface though, this “civilian service program” is about money. You’ll be accomplishing tasks for the guard, mundane ones at first, and potentially more meaningful ones as you prove your worth. If you accomplish your assigned tasks, you’re paid for your time and effort.
So that’s the premise, please keep it in mind for the tail end of your backstory. Make sure there’s a reason for you to be in the civilian service program. If the final line of your backstory is “and from that moment on James swore he would never serve organized government in any capacity at all ever for any reason”, then maybe you’ll have to adjust it slightly. Anyways, looking forward to Saturday!