Monk and fighter in SiT


It wasn’t planned from the start but it appears that the character classes that I have re-skinned for my setting are all goal-oriented, that is, they are defined by why they do what they do and not really how they do it. I mean, all the PCs will have approximately the same goal(s) in the storyline but the reasons involved will be different. Broadly: the vigilante wants to fight the gangs, the gonfaloniere wants what is best for the people he represents, the hooligan simply wants opportunities for mayhem. And so on.

As for the classes that I didn’t write (or re-skinned) about yet, namely the fighter and the monk, well, what goal could they possibly have? It doesn’t seem like I can follow the same pattern. Their goal is to fight, right? Or more precisely, to win fights.

More importantly, both fighter and monk (along with their multiple sub-classes) can be lumped together as “street fighters”. Forget about ki, kung fu and whatnot. We could say that their focus is different, one more innerly oriented, the other more gritty, etc. That’s really not that important, in my mind.

Also, I think they are the more likely to be multiclassed (monk+fighter), as the ways to refine their arts are numerous.


Tyrannicide (adapting way of shadows for SiT)

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The Last Emperor, in his old age, put forth his Edict of Liberty proclaiming the Empowerment of the Citizens, letting go in effect his century-0ld rulership of Legacy. To ensure that freedom would be forever granted to the people, there would be agents, hidden in shadows: the tyrannicides. These zealots of freedom were ready to strike if someone (or a league) would show too much appetite for power…

Not mere assassins, they were dutiful killers who followed an Ideal. It made them much more dangerous.


The Purge

The second century of Legacy is known for the pendulum oscillations between Comune strength  and what is known as the Three Tyrannies. The First Tyranny was ended after much bloodletting, mainly by the efforts  and single-mindedness of the tyrannicides, thus accomplishing their quasi-religious duty. But two decades later happened what is now known as the Purge.  Sorcerer Zu Antarax, the  one who would become the Second Tyrant, seeing that the demise of its predecessor came by the blades of the tyrannicides, had masterminded a devilish plot to end their Order of Shadow before seizing the reins of the city for himself. Corrupting the Order from the inside with a cell of traitors, he succeeded in having them almost all killed, each against the other. The Order of Shadow was not quite finished but very much weakened and it didn’t play any significant role in the ending of the second, nor the third tyranny.

Age of Turmoil

Since the Purge, most think true tyrannicides to be extinct. Some of the surviving members of the Purge have since formed their own cells, their skills still dedicated to assassination, but those aren’t necessarily faithful to the sacred mission.