Beyond the Empire
Character Retirement and Death
There are two main ways a character can leave the game: retirement or permanent death. In either case, this immediately frees up a character slot for you to make a new character.
Sometimes, characters sustain injuries which make it impractical to continue their adventuring life. Sometimes, characters develop bonds that result in them no longer being willing to risk life and limb in the wilderness. Sometimes, you as a player just get bored of playing them. We want players to feel free to cycle characters out when it feels right, and even provide some benefit for doing so.
When you retire a character, you have two options:
1. You may create a new character at the same level as your retiring character. The new character gains the minimum amount of experience to achieve that level (for example, 300 XP for Level 2).
2. You may create a new character at Level 1. If you elect to create a new character at Level 1, you may bestow a boon upon the world based upon the level of your retiring character and their connections to the world around them. Boons can manifest in a vast number of ways, but typically represent a permanent addition to the game world, such as a new structure, location, or equipment, or even unlocked abilities or character options. Players are encouraged to work with DMs to create a boon to suit their characters.
Sometimes a character does not get to rest easy in retirement and peacefully enjoy their twilight years. Beyond the Empire, the world is harsh and untamed, and death is an ever-present danger when delving into the lost places of the world.
When a character permanently dies (that is, dies and is not subject to resurrection by any means), you may create a new character at the same level as your deceased character. The new character gains the minimum amount of experience to achieve that level (for example, 300 XP for Level 2).