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Hercine, City of Wonders and Magic - Intest, Worldbuilding and Signup :

 51 Nick The Swing, Fri, 16th Dec '11 2:44:07 PM from Ya really wanna know? Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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Yeah, he is very unstable in magic. It is a planned plot point.

And, since you have plans for the royal guard, I think I'll change that to a specific order of Knights, who are distinct and separate from them.

edited 16th Dec '11 2:46:35 PM by NickTheSwing

 52 daltar, Fri, 16th Dec '11 2:49:44 PM from the fantasy of green. Get RP Mod Relationship Status: All is for my lord
The Maid
Here be what you ordered, my people!

[up] In that case there wouldn't be a natural way for him not to notice that magic unless it was intentionally sealed. If not, then at the very least the Academy would have sent someone over to convince the guy to get that magic sealed or get proper instruction.

edited 16th Dec '11 2:55:07 PM by daltar

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 53 Nick The Swing, Fri, 16th Dec '11 3:17:49 PM from Ya really wanna know? Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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It does have a seal on it made by Bardane himself, but eventually, the seal starts failing.
Um, one thing I've noticed about your character Nick. His outfit seems kind of out of place. Since I believe zippers and jeans weren't exactly around in medieval times.
 55 Taco, Fri, 16th Dec '11 3:25:54 PM Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Tsundere'ing
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Zippers, maybe, because of metalworking and stuff? But yes probably not.

 56 tricksterson, Fri, 16th Dec '11 3:26:43 PM from Behind you with an icepick Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Are there any magic practioners outside the approved Mages Academy because I was thinking of a street sorceror type, someone who mixes low powered but imaginatively concieved spells with rogue type skills.
If it's an authority figure and it's breathing it's guilty
 57 daltar, Fri, 16th Dec '11 3:29:23 PM from the fantasy of green. Get RP Mod Relationship Status: All is for my lord
The Maid
Oh, right I knew I was forgetting something. Indeed, Nick, he need a more medieval apparel.

tricksterson: Yup, it is not necessary for a magic user to join the Academy. It does have incredible perks but if you dislike them nobody is going to force you to join.
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 58 Nick The Swing, Fri, 16th Dec '11 3:34:01 PM from Ya really wanna know? Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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edited away the zippers and jeans, replaced with slacks.

Now, he'll just be a Walking Shirtless Scene.
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  • Name: Thormund Thorsson (aka Big T)
  • Race: Jotun (Ice Giants)
  • Age: 56. For Jotnar, it's roughly like being 40.
  • Appearance: Thormund ain't particularly large for giant standards, but by mostly any other standard he's humongous: He stands 10' tall, and he probably weighs around 750 pounds, most of which is sheer muscle. The giant's skin is a pale blue, with plenty of purple freckles. He's got long (red-violet) hair kept in tick, wide, coarse braids. He also sports a short full beard, lots of red tribal tatoos and plenty of piercings and earrings. A veteran warrior, he's heavily scarred throughout his whole body. When out of armor, he prefers Viking garb.
  • Posessions:
    • He owns a set of heavily decorated full plate armor: It's dyed black and evoking the stereotypical image of an Evil Overlord: Plenty Spikes of Villainy, gauntlets with clawed knuckless... It has a helmet with small, decorative horns and a half-mask.
    • His weapon is a monstrous cross between a halberd and a greatsword... Simply halfway bigger. It's magical and sentient, to boot: Its personality (Called Wyrd) is that of an Affably Evil Blood Knight, generally nagging the wielder to fight. It's unclear how he got it.
    • An enormous wyvern, large enough to carry a coupla giants. She's called Witty 'cause she seemed the smartest lizard in the bunch (which was accurate). Unfortunately, she happened to be the laziest lizard on the lot too.
    • The Mjöllner of Wisdom: an actual sacrificial hammer from a respected Norse shaman, the giant wears it as a pendant. It gives him a good deal of resistance to supernatural manipulation.
    • A twisted war-horn: When blown, it carries echoes of a thousand battles (including the cries of agony). He uses it to challenge folks to combat.
    • A large (twice the size of a Caucasian Shepherd) Jotnar war hound, named Rage. Despite the name (and the job description) it's actually the very epitome of a Big Friendly Dog. Unless someone assaults or threatens Thormund or Hilda, his attacking someone is unlikely.
  • Personality: Perhaps as a result of his career as a gladiator (roughly an even mix between martial prowess and showmanship), Thormund is a bit larger-than-life: He speaks loudly, and he's often theatrical. He's also a big eater and drinker, and he has a friendly disposition and a healthy sense of humor. Despite playing a ruthless villain onstage, he's actually a Gentle Giant: He loves fighting all right... But he wouldn't hurt somebody who didn't ask for it.
  • Skills: As a professional fighter, Thormund's main ability is combat. He's able to rely on sheer will and guts on those rare occasions on which you can't just cleave through problems.
  • Bio: Born a commoner among the clans of the Hammer Mountains, Thormund's unimpressive size and average strength (for Jotnar standards, that is) didn't stop him from becoming a respected warrior: He was sharp and fearless. At the relatively young age of 35, he landed a full-time job as a huscarl, a hot wife, a loving daughter... And the privilege of raising his own war-hounds. Alas, her wife Inge died while giving birth to his firstborn son. That devastated Thormund, and he plunged into deeper depression when his child didn't survive. Unable to stay home much longer, he eventually took his daughter Hilda and his favorite hound and walked away. After a few years as a sellsword, he decided it wasn't his job: He wasn't afraid of battle, but rations often sucked too much to raise a daughter on. Instead he made his way to Hercine where, he became a famous gladiator. He's trying to semi-retire and start a side business as a lanista (gladiator trainer/placement agency).
  • Other: Like most giants, he lives in the worst part of town... After all, houses large enough to acommodate giants were ridiculously expensive on the good neighborhoods. He owns an ancient two-story home, adapted to have just a single level. He lives there: With Hilda, Wrath, Witty... And the occassional visits of a few attractive half-giant women. His daughter Hilda is a natural-born shaman, which will cause all sorts of trouble unless she eventually gets proper instruction.

edited 16th Dec '11 4:46:22 PM by SavageHeathen

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 60 Nick The Swing, Fri, 16th Dec '11 4:35:01 PM from Ya really wanna know? Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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Is it just me, or are most of Savage Heathen's characters...giants of Nordic origin?

edited 16th Dec '11 4:35:25 PM by NickTheSwing

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I've noticed that too. tongue
Need a tall, brawny fella to come by and inspect your pickle? Perhaps I may be this fella.
 62 Taco, Fri, 16th Dec '11 4:42:53 PM Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Tsundere'ing
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Oh my god El Jabali has a new best friend.

And yeah, most of us have real similar characters; almost all of Saturn's are The Sexiest Around, and I always end up playing WV: the neurotic, objectively inferior rebel or Badass Normal. And Nick is almost always Darker and Edgier than anyone everywhere. He is to Grimdark as Saturn is to Sexy.

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Not quite: I've played Serbian/Russian giants, Japanese giants, black giants, a Jewish giant... And a goblin. Giants are a definite theme, though, mostly because they're fun as Hell to play.

When the background is magical I generally pick a Norse giant 'cause I know Norse mythology best. tongue

edited 16th Dec '11 4:44:42 PM by SavageHeathen

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 64 Nick The Swing, Fri, 16th Dec '11 4:48:25 PM from Ya really wanna know? Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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[up][up] Not quite anymore. Now I'm trying to not be as excessively dark as I was before.

edited 16th Dec '11 4:49:07 PM by NickTheSwing

 65 zzzdragon, Fri, 16th Dec '11 6:12:06 PM from The Duchy of Riksent Get RP Mod Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
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  • Name: Ammsdart van Mencken
  • Species/Race: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 21
  • Appearance: Blonde haired (Short) and blue-eyed. Lithe build, usually wearing a scarlet coat over a white doublet with gloves and off-white breeches. His usual hat is also red with large white plum.
  • Possessions: While most of his "possessions" are still technically owned by his father, there are a few things that Ammsdart considers "his." When walking out in the streets or otherwise not in a safe area, Ammsdart will sport an estoc of the "cut-and-thrust" variety, essentially an estoc with a sharpened edge, preferring the versatility of the estoc over the specialty of a rapier. He also has Astel, a pterosaur-like wyvern coming from the region that Ammsdart's family originally hailed from, whose large wingspan makes him ideal for distance flight. Ammsdart also has a nice little sum of capital he obtained by selling out a poorly defended transport to a notorious pirate for a cut of the profits, and then selling out the pirate to group of Hercinean privateers for a cut of the pirate's stash.
  • Personality: By one instructor, Ammsdart was described as "the only young man I know to be simultaneously a heretic and a saint." However, his closest instructor, believed him to be more "one who takes pleasure in using heretical means for saintly ends." Despite his social status, he is very much not above using bribery, espionage and other... distasteful methods of manipulating events to resolve the best possible outcome. He very much prefers guile to direct force, and counts his greatest victories those where he achieves his ends before the "battle" is actually fought.
  • Skills: Ammsdart is, first and foremost, a practiced liar and a born manipulator. He'll never lie in a public setting though, at least not without informing the Doge beforehand. His skill with his blade is practiced, but not great what one would expect from the average noble. His real skill is in his wit.
  • Bio: Ammsdart came from what was originally an offshoot of the main van Mencken line that moved to several generations ago. However, the main line perished about 12 years ago in what could be best described as a "political screw-up."

You see, the entire surviving main line was part of a diplomatic convoy which, for an unknown reason, got lost in transit. Due to general isolationism and paranoia of the powers involved, rescue efforts never materialized properly. Lewerland and Kranf, the two countries to whom the convoy belonged/was going to, tried to organize a joint effort, Kranf agreeing to send an expidition if Lewerland did. However, the search area involved some territory belonging to the Sultanate, who didn't Lewerland's troops in his territory, and threatened war if the expedition was made, meaning the Lewerland/Kranf expedition never got underway. However, the nearby Echigo Shogunate and the Duchy of Troac, hearing about the tragedy and wanting to strengthen relations with Lewerland and Kranf, sent their own small expedition before getting wind of the Sultan's protests. This smaller force ended up being nearly wiped out by a new kind of feral beast that was discovered in the area. Unfortunately, the Duke of Troac's son was part of the expedition and was killed in action, resulting in a succession war which drew together all five nations. Airships commissioned by Ammsdart's branch of the family thus were unable to enter the area, as multiple nations threatened that doing so would be considered an act of war.

As a result, Ammsdart's older brother was chosen to inherit the lands of the main line up in Lewerland, while Ammsdart was chosen to inherit the possessions in Hercenia. As a result, Ammsdart's father hired the best tutors available, and trained Ammsdart in court life, ready to succeed his father's role as a prominent courtier. During his first years in court Ammsdart took great pleasure looking for loose threads to pull, and tongue-tying as many other nobles as possible, while trying to find a way to start working towards his true agenda. As such, he has developed a repuation as annoying to the older memebers of the court.

  • Other: The family's coat of arms is a red, two-legged wyvern, with wings outstretched.

edited 16th Dec '11 6:12:41 PM by zzzdragon

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 66 tricksterson, Fri, 16th Dec '11 6:53:39 PM from Behind you with an icepick Get RP Mod Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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[up][up]I also notice you created a fairly balanced character. Thou hast grown since last we met.

Okay this is a bit bare bones but here's what i have right now.

Name: Chandri Oi

Race: Human

Gender: Male

Age: 28

Appearance: Short, around 5'3", wiry of build, beady of eye and large of nose some have speculated that he has ratman somewhere in his ancestry, which isn't impossible since he has no idea who his father was. Tends to deliberately shabby and drab clothing.

Possessions: He lives in a room over a seedy tavern paying for it in trade as much as in money. While his living quarters are small and spare he has a decentlyequiped alchemical lab and magical library hidden in a semi burned out building which he's disguised to look even worse than it is.

Personality: Witty and sour with an obssession for learning and a distrust of the rich and powerful however he can be very generous to and protective of the weak and abused. He carries a staff and several knives about his person and is never without a set of lockpicks.

Skills: Being self taught his magic tends to be on the weak side of the power scale but he makes up for it with imaginative use of what he has. Example: His "fireball" is only fist sized but he can steer it.
  • He's also rather good at potions, powders herbs and poisons.
  • Skilled locksmith
  • good escape artist

Bio:Raised by a single mother he grew up on the streets. He discovered an afinity for magic young and used his rogue skills to beg, buy or steal anything pertaining to it. He is a member in good standing of the Thieves Guild and if there are any revolutionary elements in the city he's not a member but probably has contacts and connections within it.

And hey, everyone has certain tendencies in character creation. Nothing wrong with it in and of itself.

[up]x4 Taco! Give us a hug!

edited 16th Dec '11 6:58:31 PM by tricksterson

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 67 daltar, Fri, 16th Dec '11 7:36:50 PM from the fantasy of green. Get RP Mod Relationship Status: All is for my lord
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Chandri Thormund and Dart are all approved!

Very well then, I shall head to write intro post.
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 68 zzzdragon, Fri, 16th Dec '11 8:01:56 PM from The Duchy of Riksent Get RP Mod Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
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Approval yay! I won't be around much this weekend! Irony!
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 69 Justa Username, Fri, 16th Dec '11 8:10:15 PM from Melbourne, Australia Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
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I have to create my character sometime.

Also, what type of characters would you say I play Taco?
Some people say I'm lazy. It's hard to disagree.
 70 Taco, Fri, 16th Dec '11 8:12:34 PM Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Tsundere'ing
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I'm not entirely sure, I haven't RP'd with you en ough to know.

 71 Justa Username, Fri, 16th Dec '11 8:15:41 PM from Melbourne, Australia Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Hugging my pillow
Psionic Little Dragon
[up]I see.

I would say my characters are either Nice Guys (especially when male) or Type III Anti Heroes (especially when female). I also think I tend to go into Special Snowflake Syndrome, making my character have a "unique" trait.

edited 16th Dec '11 8:21:03 PM by JustaUsername

Some people say I'm lazy. It's hard to disagree.
 72 Nick The Swing, Fri, 16th Dec '11 8:50:28 PM from Ya really wanna know? Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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Umm, Daltar, I edited his appearance, so is my character accepted now?
 73 daltar, Fri, 16th Dec '11 9:11:37 PM from the fantasy of green. Get RP Mod Relationship Status: All is for my lord
The Maid
Hmm lets see... Yup, apperance is alright.

Though seeing his father's knights... I would have to say that you should lose one of their attributes... as they seem a bit overcharged. They shouldn't be Knights, Ninjas and wear power armor at the same time.

On other news... the RP has officially begun!

edited 16th Dec '11 9:12:29 PM by daltar

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 74 Nick The Swing, Fri, 16th Dec '11 9:20:45 PM from Ya really wanna know? Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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No ninja attribute then.

So, after this I am officially accepted?

edited 16th Dec '11 9:21:30 PM by NickTheSwing

 75 Nick The Swing, Fri, 16th Dec '11 9:26:39 PM from Ya really wanna know? Get RP Mod Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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And a question: Are you going to RP Bardane, or should I?
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