Unfortunately Sorcerer's bonus feat is a Species feat, and there doesn't seem to be that many options for species in this setting. Hidden Promise is one, but I normally find I am more constrained by feats than by attributes. Another is Ogre-Blood (one of my designs took Ogre-blood, Steel Brave and Steel Elder... a Cyclops Blooded Hykrosian Sorcerer! Unfortunately feat constraints messed with my plans). So my question is, what species feats would you allow in Cloak and Dagger?I went with a Sea Ogre-blooded Thesterian Vanguard
. Her backstory was, let us say, heavily inspired by Beowulf's dalliance with Grendel's mother.
My other question is... does anyone else kind of want to bring down the Empire? Because I read about what went down, and I find myself preferring Hykrosia over the Empire (not that an Aggressive Tyrannical Slave Army wielding Empire is much better). Especially the Cleansing; the genocide of magical creatures really puts them at odds with me, especially as it may have something to do with the fading of magic from the world.
And Corlantae and Olgea seem like massive tools. I like Hepothysus and Verkonos (whose cultural exchange with Hykrosia appeals to me) though. I find myself agreeing with the Atrodian notion of splitting off into a Southern Kingdom composed of Hepothysus, Verkonos and Atrodia.
So yeah. I'd either want to bring down the Empire to bring magic back into the world, or support a Union of Hepothysus, Verkonos and Atrodia (and perhaps ally with Hykrosia against Corlantae and Olgea). Either way I'd support an Alliance of Tertio with Balatia, and hopefully Revus as well; that way long time rivals (and jerks) Corlantae and Olgea will have only each other to turn to... and don't they deserve each other! What's everyone else's reaction to the political situation in the Golden Empire?
Ultimately I think it's a choice between complete balkanisation or else the players become the new Seven to some degree and carve out a land of their own