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Echani Roleplay?

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Paluhdyn
03.21.2021 , 01:04 PM | #1
Good morning everyone,

Im a long term martial artist and have always been fascinated by the Echani and their culture.

Getting back into the game and want to roleplay an echani.

I know how to make my appearance look like one, but what class would thematically fit one best?

Im leaning towards a guardian, sentinel, or shadow, and can see arguments for each class. Mainly just looking for other thoughts and opinions that will finally lead me to committing one haha.

Thanks in advance everyone!

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Erevan_Kindelar
03.21.2021 , 02:16 PM | #2
The primary focus for the Echani is unarmed combat and melee weapons, and (at least while dueling) minimal armour with light armour under normal circumstances. Personal shields (I assume the energy-based kind, rather than physical shields) are also a favourite among Echani warriors.
To me, that sounds like a Shadow/Assassin class, but I guess Sentinel/Marauder types could also fit while Guardian/Juggernaut would probably be out because of the heavy armor. Any kind of ranged class would be a tough stretch because of the melee requirement, so anything that focusses on damage from more than 4m distance is out.

Gender-wise (not directly related to the question, admittedly), Echani society is written as highly matriarchal, so would you play as a male trying to forge a path away from the restrictions of the society (who knows, maybe with an underlying desire to be dominated by a strong woman... I am not going to judge...), or a female used to the world bending to your desires?
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Paluhdyn
03.21.2021 , 03:04 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Erevan_Kindelar View Post
The primary focus for the Echani is unarmed combat and melee weapons, and (at least while dueling) minimal armour with light armour under normal circumstances. Personal shields (I assume the energy-based kind, rather than physical shields) are also a favourite among Echani warriors.
To me, that sounds like a Shadow/Assassin class, but I guess Sentinel/Marauder types could also fit while Guardian/Juggernaut would probably be out because of the heavy armor. Any kind of ranged class would be a tough stretch because of the melee requirement, so anything that focusses on damage from more than 4m distance is out.

Gender-wise (not directly related to the question, admittedly), Echani society is written as highly matriarchal, so would you play as a male trying to forge a path away from the restrictions of the society (who knows, maybe with an underlying desire to be dominated by a strong woman... I am not going to judge...), or a female used to the world bending to your desires?
I'll be playing as a male - still fleshing out all of the details.

To respond to the classes, would the sentinel not make a bit more sense because of the lack of force powers (at least compared to a shadow)? Good shout on the guardian, I forgot that they tended to be more heavily armored during this time period.