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    Land of Five (Discussion thread)

    Discussion in 'Archive' started by Earphone, Mar 15, 2011.

    Okay, upon receiving permission from Oasis, here it is. (I predict a wave of RPGs.)



    The Story

    The land of Eophellia was once strong and unified; however, after two hundred years of war known as the "War of Five", the land has been divided into five nations: Ceilien to the South-West, Argebar to the North-West, Hort'neer to the North, Farisce to the East, and Euphel on the South-most peninsula. The middle land between the five warring nations has been named Dargadel, or "Dead-land", having been ravaged and burned, so that nothing grows.

    During a great battle, all five of the kings of Eophellia were slain. The new kings, wanting peace, have called for the signing of a treaty to take place in the capitol of Euphel, Ca'bilè.

    People are gathering from across the land, to witness this great event, that promises the end of war.

    Notable locations include:

    Ceilien - Treclier, Ceilien's capitol. A mass of stone houses, surrounded by a short circular stone wall. The palace sits at its far West corner, and is a large dome-shaped building.
    Dralge, a large city, that sits on a platform in the Dralge Sea. The city is in itself a harbor, and is the main trading spot for merchants from other lands.

    Argebar - Gavelli, Argebar's capitol. A sprawl of thatched houses, built atop three large hills. The palace sits on the middle and highest hill, and is a large hall made of wood.
    Terillo, A small town that lies on the edge of the Dargadel. Though not large or powerful, it is renowned for its tavern, known as the Twelve Oaks.

    Hort'neer - Posiv, Hort'neer's capitol. A series of huts. The palace is the largest hut.

    Farisce - Andant, Farisce's capitol. It is an enormous fortress, built into the Elros mountain.
    Largi, an underground stone city, the entrance to which is marked by a great pine tree that stands two hundred feet tall.

    Euphel - Ca'bilè, Euphel's capitol, and largest of its few cities. It is Built on the tip of the South-most peninsula of Eophellia, and overlooks the great Neremos ocean. The houses are small in diameter, but each stands at least three stories high. The palace is a tall spiraling tower, with a high pinnacle that reaches to the sky. Ca'bilè is most noted for its bards, which are respected, and welcomed throughout the land.


    I left room for development.

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    The Game

    This is a First-person narrative story. Your character will be heading to Euphel from one of the five nations, to watch the great signing.

    You may choose your character's race, but with some restrictions. Eophellia is mainly a human land, though there are some more obscure races that dwell there. I.E. You create your own race, or join a previously established one. But please, only take this option, if you're willing to/are capable of sculpting an entire race, complete with culture, mythology, and history. You will not have to have it all up front, but if you are going to make a race, I'll have to approve it first. Dwarves and Elves are available as races to choose from, BUT they are not native to Eophellia. There are two major harbors in Eophellia, the first being in Ca'bilè. The second, and larger is in Dralge. If you are to use either a Dwarf or an Elf as your race, you must start at one of these locations.

    On a side note, magic (wizards, warlocks), COULD be used if you want to, but sparingly. Magicians will be the gypsies of this world. Just keep it conservative.

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    Rules

    All I ask, is that you read each others posts prior to writing. Don't spam. And PLEASE please please please edit your posts before posting. The odd mistype is acceptable (happens to me frequently), but please no blatant poor grammar and/or spelling.

    Please join if you're willing to commit. If you leave, say if you will be returning, so we can figure out what to do with your character.

    Also, my word is law. Thank you.

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    Character template

    Name:
    Race:
    Age:

    Appearance:

    Alignment:
    Aura:
    Job/Occupation:

    Clothing/Equipment:

    Background:

    Companion(?): [This is optional. You can always find one later.]

    Location: [If not in one of the previously mentioned cities, please specify which nation it's in.]

    Miscellaneous info: [Likes/dislikes would be a good thing to mention.]

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    Here is my character.

    Name: Laslo Windstride

    Race: Fyn - The Fyn are a nomadic race, that have stayed neutral for the better part of the War of Five. They are easily identified by their tails, which resemble that of a fox. The belief is, that they obtained these from their goddess Dolcen. They have a gift with animals, and many have unconventional pets. Their race makes up the majority of Eophellia's bards, as they prefer to watch and sing of the events in the land, while not getting caught up in them.

    Age: 23

    Appearance: Has a pointed stubbly face, with long spiky blonde hair, and dark green eyes. He is roughly five and a half feet tall, with a large red tail with a white patch on the tip.

    Alignment: Good-Neutral
    Aura: Blue
    Job/Occupation: Bard

    Clothing/Equipment: A well worn white shirt, with a tattered brown jacket worn over it. A patched yellow clock, that wraps around shoulders, held in place by a silver brooch at the right shoulder. Brown leather pants. A rope belt. No footwear, as his sandals fell apart some time ago, and he has yet to replace them.

    Two dangling gold earrings both worn on left ear. A haversack containing spare clothing and other various items. A drawstring coin pouch worn on right hip off of belt. A beautiful lute, with an especially long neck, and a shoulder strap for carrying.

    Background: Born in the Dargadel, Laslo has been wandering aimlessly since. Most of his life has been spent in poverty, and upon the death of his mother, he took up the lute and became a bard. Though not acknowledged as one by others due to his inexperience, he still writes and sings songs for small towns too poor to hire an official bard. "Windstride" is a self-appointed name, as Laslo never had a father.

    Companion: None

    Location: Currently at Terillo.

    Miscellaneous info: Has a very passive and pessimistic view of the world. Also can't read or count, having not received any education. Likes round objects, foreign currency, foxes, and short women. Dislikes soldiers, weapons, poverty, and suffering.

    Favorite food is bread with cheese. Favorite drink is mead.

    Least favorite food is fish.

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    So yeah, join up if interested, we'll be starting soon. (Once I get a couple writers in.) Also, kudos to anyone who can catch all the references I'm using.
     
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    Name: Randy Kimberly St.John
    Age:17
    Race:human
    Appearence:Three inch, shaggy brown hair, hazel eyes,white complexion, 5'11",slender/ semi-muscular build.
    alignment:nuetral
    Aura:green
    Job/Occupation: forrest ranger
    Clothing/equipment: thick,faded tan jacket, thick green pants and shirt, 80 lb recurve bow, four foot sword ;an old family heirloom.
    Background: orphaned during the war of five, raised by his own means.
    companion: a swift fox that follows him at a far
    location: Argebar, Terillo.
    Miscellanious: well known around town, though isnt paid, basically gets free room and board for his services, althoguh sleeps in the woods alot . works as a handyman and does odd jobs for his neighbors.
    hates sea food.
     
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    Name: Kilas Ashenas
    Race:Human (Fariscian)
    Age:20

    Appearance: Slender, but of moderate build. A jagged scar is etched on his cheek. Handsome to some, but plain to others. Redish-brown hair, cut short. Aqua-colored eyes.

    Alignment:Chaotic Good. (Figured I'd use the D&D system on this.)
    Aura:Grey
    Job/Occupation: Jack-of-all-trades, scrounges whatever work he can get. Can occasionally earn a decent sum through gambling. Or a debt.

    Clothing/Equipment: A dark-leather chestpiece, well suited for evasion. A sleeve-less tan under-shirt. Simple leather trousers that are a tad too small. His feet are wrapped in cloth with a pair of very well worn sandals. A slender rapier hangs at his side. Remarkably clean and well kept for the environment it's in.

    Background: A man who often or not can keep to himself, suiting the guards just fine. Never one to cause trouble or stop it, always content to watch. He views the peace treaties as two steps forward and three back. Often suffers from a serious lack of foresight. Had a crossbow once.

    Companion: A crow named Mordus. An intelligent animal, Kilas often talks with it. As it is "the only damn thing in this city that can tell a decent joke."

    Location: Andant

    Miscellaneous info: Enjoys a good drink and a better joke. Has resorted to rather "under-handed" actions if them means suit him. Rather patriotic, when the mood hits him. Absolutely despises bad liars. Do it right or not at all.
     
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    Vulpe and Jester, how come you two only have a single post? You guys ought to introduce yourselves at the new members section at least.
     
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    They're writers that I collaborated with on a different site.
     
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    The story thread is up, and can be found here: http://www.writingforums.org/showthread.php?t=39540

    To any writers interested in joining, you're still welcome to. All I ask, is that you have your character created and are writing before the signing begins. After that, it'll be closed. If you don't get in before then, and still wish to join, PM me, and I'll see if I can fit it into the plot.
     
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    Name: Zaith Sunderland

    Age: 29

    Race: Human

    Appearance: Short and straight black hair, pale skin, tall with defined muscles (Not bulky though) usually keeps a straight face so it can be hard to notice any emotions on him.

    Occupation: Traveler and writer.

    Clothing/Equipment: He wears dark clothes for the sake of camouflage, since he usually travels during night so that he can keep away from his tendency of getting into trouble. The only noticeable detail on him is a silver colored necklace with the markings “エリカ” engraved.

    Aura: Blue

    Background: The kind of man who is incapable to settle down. Constantly traveling and registering the world´s occurrences. He used to have a family but they died when he was young, due to the war.

    Companion: Nobody at the moment.

    Location: Euphel

    Miscellaneous Info: A persuasive loner. He´s able to convince people to do things on his behalf, when such actions are needed. He is rather dull towards everyone, so, nobody actually knows anything about him.
     
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    Found this.

    I think just for fun, we should run our characters through this. I think it would help a lot with how we develop our characters and see if we are unintentionally creating stereotypes.
     
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    Thank you for sharing that link.

    I´ll definitely try that out with Zaith :)
     
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    Finished the test.

    Got a 21. Border-line Sue. Gonna do some editing on the character before I post in the story.
     
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    I got 103 :p
     
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    33 Salvageable... They don't really ask the right questions.
     
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    I think it's mostly to cover broad stereotypes usually seen in fan-fiction. And like it said, it's not fool-proof. If you think the score is a bit high just edit your character a bit.
     
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    Hy

    Hy i was thinking in joining this roleplay but, i don't know if it is still open, so please tell me something.
    If it is i will post my character Bio, as soon as possible.
     
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    Yes it's open, I'll post saying when it's closed. Feel free to put up your character.
     
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    I hope this RPG really gets going because I'm loving the story and characters so far. : )
    It's been a while, but I'm going to attempt to join in... Let me know if my char is ridiculous. Lol.

    Name: Jaedis Averian
    Race: Human
    Gender: Female
    Age: 22

    Appearance: Due to events in early development, her eyes and hair no longer produce pigmentation, leaving her hair almost pure white and her eyes an icy grey. She keeps her hair shoulder-length with bangs that often fall over her right eye. Height is about 5'7". Average build.

    Alignment: Chaotic Neutral w/ Good tendencies (D&D definitions)
    Aura: Deep red (Based on a def I found. Not sure if there is a standard one somewhere...)
    Job/Occupation: Mercenary/Assassin

    Clothing/Equipment: A long, worn leather jacket with a hood but no sleeves. Deep gray long-sleeved shirt with the sleeves often rolled up to the elbow. Leather gloves with the fingers cut out for added maneuverability. One vambrace on the left forearm (houses a hidden blade). Simple pants and boots. Surprisingly elaborate twin daggers.

    Background: Originally a soldier and assassin for the Ceilien army, with peace now on the horizon she is unsure of her place in the world. Being an assassin for the former king, the new king thought it best to give her a nice sum of coin and dismiss her from service rather than face possible bad blood. She was then kindly 'escorted' to the boundaries. While reluctant to leave, she saw no reason to stay and left Ceilien without issue.

    Location: Outskirts of Andant

    Miscellaneous info: Generally quiet and not the best with social skills having lived only as a soldier for so long. Has moments of mischieviousness and will either like or dislike a person immediately. Willing to take contracts but reserves the right to refuse a target based on nothing more than her feelings.

    Likes sad songs, playing with her blades, and assisting random strangers on a whim.
    Dislikes womanizers, mindless followers, and being toyed with.
     
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    My character

    Name: Eradest
    Race: Human
    Gender: Male
    Age: 19

    Appearance: Medium size jet black hair, allways wears, a travel hooded cloak, average build, brown eyes, almost allways smilling, 5,7 feet tall.

    Alignment: Neutral.
    Aura: Peacefull green
    Job/Occupation: Traveler

    Clothing/Equipment: He wears a travel hooded cloak, with a leather jacket under it, he has, a pair of hardened leather pants, and cariies two medium size swords. (in general he looks, like a dunedain from Lord of The Rings).

    Background: He lost his family when he was very young, because the of the war, his hometown was a very important strategic point for everyside, so, it was stroke hard, by every nation, and was left in ashes. He started to wander to the world when he was very young, so he meet many people from many races, and he started to get known by the name traveler.

    companion: A Small red dragon whelping named Sprite.

    Location: Euphel

    Miscellaneous info: He's almost allways happy, and his very energetic, and allways on the move, he makes friends very easily, and he's very social.

    Likes Funny stuff, music, and traveling.
    Dislikes Death, war, pain, and to see his friends in sufering.
     
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    My next week:

    Monday: Spanish Exam

    Tuesday: Geography Exam

    Wednesday: Science Exam

    Thursday: Math Exam

    Friday: A well deserved "NO EXAMS TODAY" in my opinion :rolleyes:

    Sorry, I´m not sure if I´ll be able to introduce my character into this RPG during the first days from this week :(

    I´ll try but it´ll be hard to write anything decent and read the posts from everyone with all of the upcoming stress and hours studying.
     
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    It's cool. Glad to know you have your priorities straight though.:p
     
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    Take your time Ray; you can wait 'til you get in the writing groove.
     
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    Guys, just a question: I feel that our characters weren't stretched out as much as they could have been, and I'd like to try and develop the land a bit more. That said, I'm going to make a character in Dralge. (This'll give me something to do on my other character's down time. :p ) What my question was: should I create another race?
     
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    Hm. An interesting thought. I'd be open to it. I always like seeing what people come up with and how it fits into the world and story.
    By all means, go for it. :-D
     
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    Name: Rauo Curoh

    Race: Oculis - Oculis are rare humans born once every few generations, that are gifted with eyes that allow them to find anything they are looking for. They see colors around people, and are able to find things belonging to them by tracing their color back to the object. They are highly sought after by the militia for their eyes, and are used to find high ranking officers and leaders in enemy forces. They are also known for their uncharacteristic strength.

    Age: 13

    Appearance: Short and thin, with a round face and small nose. She has pale skin, that's luminescent in darkness, and a purple colored right eye. (She lost the left in an accident.) She has wavy waist length slate grey hair.

    Alignment: Lawful Neutral (D&D)
    Aura: Black
    Job/Occupation: Locator

    Clothing/Equipment: A simple grey dress, and a small leather belt, with a parrying dagger hanging from hip. Thick faded cloth leggings, worn under old sandals. A white bandage that wraps around the left side of her head, and covers her left eye socket. A haversack containing a blanket, food, and any money she may have.

    Background: She was born in a small village in Euphel, and was immediately seized from her family to aid the king. She was taught "obedience" as she grew, then at the age of eleven was sent with an army to Treclier. While camped several leagues from the city, she was assulted by one of the soldiers. When the soldier had finished, she took his discarded dagger, and fled naked into a nearby forest. While running, she fell, and impailed her eye on the dagger she'd taken. She was found by an old man, who took pity on her, and brought her to Dralge. She currently works for the old man with a small group of performers, and earns money by helping people find things that are lost.

    Campanion: Orel, the old man who saved her.

    Location: Dralge

    Miscellaneous info: Has no faith in others, and only trusts herself and to a lesser extent, Orel. Is extremely shy, and is always afraid and paranoid of what others are doing and thinking. Likes solitude and nighttime. Dislikes men, the army, and anything related to it.

    Has a morbid fear of water and drowning.

    Dreams of one day finding her family.
     
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    Are you still taking new characters?
     
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    Indeed, could you PM me your character idea?
     

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