A character’s general moral and personal characteristics, attitudes and or attributes are represented by their alignment. There are 9 general alignments: lawful good, neutral good, chaotic good, lawful neutral, neutral, chaotic neutral, lawful evil, neutral evil, and chaotic evil. Each alignment description below depicts a typical character of that alignment. Remember that they are not strict, each representing a broad range of personality types. Two characters of the same alignment can act quite differently from one another.
Your alignment choice is based upon your class and race in some cases you will be restricted to a set alignment based on your class or race. For example, Drow can only be of Evil alignment and Paladins can only be lawfully good.
Good vs. Evil “Good” implies respect for life, concern regarding personal dignity of oneself and others, and make personal sacrifices to help others. While on the opposite spectrum, “Evil” implies hurting, oppressing and killing others. Those of evil alignments tend to lack compassion. Character who are “Neutral” tend to balance between both worlds.
Law vs. Chaos “Law” implies honor, trustworthiness, obedience and reliability. There are downsides to lawful characters. they may lack adaptability or be inadvertently judgmental. Opposite them are chaotic characters. “Chaos” implies free spirited and flexibility. Character who are Neutral tend to balance both worlds.
A lawful good character acts as well behaved individual is expected to act. Combining commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. Characters of the “LG” alignment are expected to tell truths, keep their word, help the needy and speak out against injustices. Certain freedoms must be sacrificed to ensure order.
Character Example:Fynn, a Knight of Maer Dauldon, followers the honorable code of the King. He fights evil while protecting the innocent.
Neutral Good, “Benefactor” A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do without bias for or against order. Characters that are “NG” do not feel strongly one way or another when it comes to good vs. evil or law vs. chaos. They hold each person equal, based on their individual morals and actions.
Character Example:Henry, Maer Dauldon's tax collector, does not force the poorer citizens to pay the full taxation, but instead allows them to pay what they can sometimes even in goods.
Chaotic Good, “Rebel” A chaotic good character acts as their conscious directs them with little to no regard of others expectations. They are guided by their own moral compass, which, although good, may not agree with that of the society around them. “CG” characters believe in goodness and right with little use for laws and regulations.
Character Example:Clare, a citizen of Maer Dauldon, steals from the privileged to help her community, the lower class citizens.
Lawful Neutral, “Judge”
Lawful neutral characters act as the law, traditions, or a personal code directs him or her. They hold order and organization above all else. “LN” characters may believe in a personal code or standard or a order and code established by an organized government. Those of “LN” alignment view regulations as all-important, taking to middle ground between evil and good.
Character Example:Charles, a guard of Maer Dauldon, enforces the laws of the King, even when they may not be just. Like collecting taxes from the poor when they already do not have enough money forthemselves.
Neutral, “Undecided” A neutral character, sometimes referred to as “true neutral” does what appears good. They do not feel strongly one way or the other in terms of good vs. evil and law vs. chaos. Neutral characters tend to lack conviction or bias , they advocate the middle way of neutrality as the best most balanced road.
Character Example:Samantha, a Gildorym citizen, does not care about the racial tension of the Drow and their Elven counterpart. She keeps out of their squabbles.
Chaotic Neutral, ‘Free Spirit” Chaotic Neutral characters see themselves as individuals first and last. Their own liberties are valued higher than others. “CN” characters tend to avoid authority, restrictions and traditions. Of course, they do not intentionally disrupt organizations and governments, as that would require a moral compass directed at being good or evil. Though chaotic neutral characters may be unpredictable, their behavior is not totally random.
Character Example:Eric, a mercenary for hire, takes any job that will pay him coin. He does not care about who it effects as long as he gets his coin, and is worth his time.
Lawful Evil, “Dominator”
Although Evil, lawful evil characters still operate within a personal code of conduct. “LE” characters play by the rules, cares about tradition, loyalty and order, but not without the lack of mercy or compassion. Though they would rather rule within a hierarchy, they do not mind serving. lawful evil characters will freely condemn others based on social standings, religion, and race.
Character Example:Heather, a fighter within the Maer Army, turns in her brother for treason. Earning her a promotion with the ranks, getting one step closer to the King.
Neutral Evil, “Malefactor” Character that are neutral evil aligned are purely out for themselves. They will do whatever they can get away with, shedding no tears for those they kill, no matter the reason. “NE” characters have no regards for order, laws, traditions or codes, as they may get in their way. Some may even commit evil for the sake of being evil, for those devoted to evil deities or secret societies.
Character Example:Shadow, a war tyrant of the Gildorym Isles, invades the Gildorym Isle and seeks to destroy the islands and the people with his undead army.
Chaotic Evil, “Destroyer” A chaotic evil characters takes free-spirited behavior to the extreme, They do whatever their greed, hatred, and lust for destruction drive them to do. Characters that are “CE” tend to be hot-headed. vicious, and unpredictable. They are committed to the spread of evil and chaos. This alignment can be defined simply by self-interest and pure freedom.