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Roleplay: Quouse DND
Quouse Dungeons and Dragons, or QDND, is a Dungeons & Dragons adventuring party who started running sessions in September of 2013. This page refers both to the original QDND session, and the spin-off campaigns that take place in the same universe. The original adventuring party consisted of:

  • Joaquin, a human fighter who has been elected the party's highly unwilling leader, played by Ashley
  • Havi, a highly anxious half-elf cleric, played by Emily
  • Jojo, a bumbling barbarian half-orc, played by Shad
  • Caranthir, played by Tim
  • Ireth, played by Kayla
  • Dahlia, played by Rachel

The session was DM'd by Ben, and is fleshed out by a wide variety of NPC's, as well as increasing number of PC's from other sessions.


The beginning of the campaign wasn't well-documented, but episodes are available on Livestream and both QDND and QDNDOS are on Youtube, and future sessions are generally streamed Monday evenings on Youtube.

This show provides examples of:

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  • AerithAndBob: We have Atsafune, and then Jamal. Or Rosalind, but then her brother Nifty.
  • Always Second Best:
  • The Atoner:
    • Jojo's major driving force in being a Good Guy is to make up for his past.
    • Joaquin's thought process is that of The Atoner, but it's more just Guilt Complex.
  • Character Development: The whole group, although some are more extreme than others.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Havi and Tanum. They go through quite a bit of Just Friends.
  • ConflictingLoyalty:
  • Dual Wielding:
    • Joaquin wield's two swords to try to amount to his older brother, Clint Calloway, who wields a great sword.
    • Jojo tries to wield two great axes for the whole session, but doesn't get to before running away with Lia.
  • Dysfunction Junction: The whole group, really.
    • Joaquin being a runaway "prince" along with a slew of person issues and inadequacies.
    • Havi avoiding all his problems, and his issues with Tanum.
    • Jojo has his previous group of friends die. Except Lia. But her being alive doesn't make things better at all.
    • Caranthir was abandoned by his parents and raised by wolves. Though he turned out the most collected of the group...
    • Ireth has her whole tribe and family wiped out by a group of Orcs. Lindsey survives, but survival of old friends for this group just tends to bring more problems....
    • Dalia comes from a very large, poor family. Her rogue trainer was also part of the Cult of Sorrows.
    • A whole lot of the npcs fall into this, too. Most notable being Tanum, Lia, Nifty, Lindsey, Phillip, and Meekus.
  • The Faceless: The masked man.
  • Failed a spot check: Jojo, continuously with anything at all regarding Lia.
  • FailureToSaveMurder: Jojo playing the Hero and the Fool about his old group of friends.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: Joaquin and Curtis seem to be heading in this direction.
  • Five-Man Band: With the departure of Dahlia, the original adventurers fall into these archetypes almost perfectly. Specifically:
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Jojo, when he hits and proceeds to scare away city guards by hitting them with another guard.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: Lia went from working with thugs, to working with some shady figures for 10 years, to working with the party trying to save the world, to marrying or rather, scamming, a rich noble from Quarmar before performing an apparent final Heel-Face Turn and running off with Jojo. Needless to say, nobody's quite sure whose side she's on anymore.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Several of the characters come from darker pasts, but are now on the side of the "good" guys, as far as we know. Joaquin and Jojo went through this before the story officially began, and Tanum made the switch shortly after his introduction.
Lured into a trap:
  • Lia lures Jojo into a trap when she invites him to come back and visit her after they deal with the Shaman.
    • Could easily be Schmuck Bait because Joaquin and everyone BUT Jojo feel like it's a trap.
    • It's also unclear if Lia knew at the time of inviting the group back that it would turn out to be a trap.
  • {{Meaningful Rename]]: Joaquin and Jojo both have their fair share of name issues.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Joaquin could be seen like that compared to his family and the group.
  • Parents Know Their Children: The Calloway's knew of all of Joaquin's alias' and what he was doing while being them.
  • Redemption Earns Life: The end of Tanum's first character arc.
  • Reluctant Ruler: Joaquin, on multiple occasions.
  • Reluctant Hero: Areli wants nothing to do with being even part of the hero group.
  • Rivals Team Up
    • The gang and Nifty on Beard's boat.
    • Ireth and Jojo
    • Areli and Joaquin, although Joaquin doesn't really see Areli as a rival at all....
  • Supernatural Aid: Meekus.
  • Wham Episode: Oh boy there's a lot of them
    • Jojo finding out Lia is still alive. And then having to fight his dead friends. And then being able to talk to his dead friends and have them forgive him and tell him their death wasn't his fault.
    • The same time as that, Havi dealing with Tanum's heart and necromancy thing....
    • Lia and Tanum getting their hearts removed. Again.
    • The Wedding.
    • Joaquin reading the letters from his family. Also when he reunites with his family.
  • Wham Line
    Jojo: -Admitting his feelings-
    Lia: you have the stuff?
    Jojo: -nods-
    Lia: Ok. Get out.
  • You Are Not Alone: Every character has a background arc that is especially tough, but everyone else in the group stands with them through their hard time.
    • Except Caranthir, who was honestly pretty chill with most things happening to him. Like normal.

  • Dysfunction Junction: Most of the group falls under this in this session as well.
    • Alexei is a vampire.
    • Ader has a lot of issues from being in a dwarven war.
    • Issa is another runaway prince.
    • Elijah has had some issues with Nifty in the past, as well as whoever cut his hair and scared his face.
    • Sophia has her sister die prior to the start of the session.
  • False Friend: Boatman.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Clint has a fair share of this in the god trials, where he either has to be killed or run the chance of being the cause of a huge war that will kill millions of people in the future. And he's 15 now.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: The entire warfordged plot of QDNDOS. It makes a certain amount of sense - the 'robots' were originally built to house souls, so huge amounts of realism make sense. The fact that these robots can apparently reproduce, though...
  • Reluctant Hero:
    • Issa.
    • Clint during the god trials.
    • And both options seem to lead to a war that will kill a lot of people, honestly.
    • Though, the group managed to avoid making the choice between either of those things.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Sophia with regards to...most of the group. Most specifically Alexi, though.
  • Take a third option: How the group solved the God Trials.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Issa

  • High School AU: Well.....
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alternative title(s): QDND; QDNDOS; QDND; QDNDOS
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