Recap / On the Origin of PCs



  • Costume Test Montage: Elan puts Roy through one of these to make him look like a mysterious stranger.
  • Delicious Distraction: Haley is able to sneak past an Angry Guard Dog this way. It helps that the steaks she brings are laced with sleeping potion.
  • Epic Fail: While in an Iron Chef like magic contest, Vaarsuvius miswrites a spell. The result destroys the entire wizard's guild and a part of the jail next door... allowing Belkar to bust out.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: When Roy claims that Arcane casters are flawed by their faith in their magic, his father Eugene (A wizard) immediately retorts that Arcane Magic is all-powerful and completely flawless.
  • Monochrome Past: To give the book a "flashback" feel.
  • Never Bring a Knife to a Fist Fight: We first see Belkar in jail, on a charge of murdering several people in a bar brawl. He tries to defend himself saying that they shouldn't have brought fists to a knife fight, but the guard retorts that it wasn't a knife fight until Belkar started stabbing people.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: Elan's reaction when the knight he accompanies decides to ditch him.
  • A Tankard of Moose Urine: This is Durkon's reaction to a taste of "the finiest beer in human lands". The implications do not sit will with him.
  • The Unreveal: Eugene's story on how he began his Blood Oath against Xykon is skipped over.
  • Terrible Interviewees Montage: Inverted; Roy will take anyone, but almost no one is interested in his terms.
  • You All Meet in an Inn: Naturally. In fact, Elan tells Roy flat out this is how adventurers meet for some reason.