Why do Your Characters Work Together?

At the beginning of this campaign, all of your characters will work for the Carnival of Wonder.  So, perhaps you think I've already answered the title's question.  But, I have not.  :-)

Yes, you all work for the Carnival, and you all travel on the three ships that take the Carnival from port to port, from show to show.  But, what BONDS your characters?  Why would they turn to each other specifically for help?  What short history might they share that explains why they trust one another when things get hairy?  When its time to get some shit done, why do each other these characters include each other in the task?

And these questions are for you, dear players, to answer.  You are all experienced players, and you can all come up with dozens of cool characters at a moments notice.  So, I know you will each have an interesting character.  But, I'm seriously asking that you guys share your character concepts, and start riffing some ideas for how your characters know each other, and why you are willing to perform tasks together as a subset of the Carnival scene?

If trouble is afoot, why does this handful of characters pull together.  This might be a challenging question, depending on the character concepts.  But, I think it will be worth meeting that challenge.  :-)




    • Chris Snevets

      Timm approaches Famke Katic, "Is it my turn with the Family Cat?"

      "There's something here that I do not see. Sympos and you have some hand in matters that is hid from sight. This tells me that you are in cash, yet I know you are without means." 
      "Gaming, my Lady", replies Timm. "The cards favoured." 
      "Do you take me entirely for a pair of tits, sir?!"

      Timm says, "I'll pay in advance and it's only for eye candy, distraction if you prefer?"

      Famke responds more flirtatiously and grabs his arm,, ""When do we leave?"

      • Chris Snevets

        Famke Katic is the distraction, in a team huddle her melon-sized breasts rub against teammates. Some bothered and others appreciate the share. She wears bikini chainmail, furthering the distraction. Famke can get in close, striking first against a distracted enemy with her disguised cesti. She has forgery skills and has sold Torvi in an elaborate bait and switch slave scheme, as Sasha the Slaver of course.

        Anything a thief can do, she can do with thieves tools.

        On special occasions, she performs the exotic erotica dance. It's part striptease and part contortionist. Crowd participation is expected.

        Her spells are cast by whispering sweet nothings or sharp tortes in the matter of the heart. "You are no match for your partner!" Or, "It takes a limp wrist to draw that bow." Followed by damage to the target. A well disguised delivery method if she does say so herself.

        • Chris Snevets

          "No! I do not work with amateurs!"

          Torvi tries to calm Famke, "No honey. Oh, you are so sweet. Their intent is not to join jobs as you fear, but rather, join skills to better the group."

          Famke, completely embarrassed, turns shades of red that make her red hair look brown. She then turns and runs into her tent, not to be seen for some time.