Kin-Strife: OOC

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Kin-Strife: OOC

Postby elora » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:05 pm

Yup, another tale has begun. To kick it off, let's introduce one of our two key protagonists - Amarwen of Edholland...MAJOR RE-WRITE

Name: Amarwen (Gondorian Sindarin – Earth Maiden)

Born: Third Age 1398, Edhellond

Race: Dunédain

Height: 5’ 8”

Build: Clean lines, curvaceous

Appearance: Blue black, glossy hair that falls straight to her hips, large clear grey eyes, fair skinned - Amarwen is a classically beautiful woman.

Skills: Amarwen is educated and trained in all the various arts a noblewoman is expected to have mastered. She dances well, plays a number of instruments but does not sing. She is well and widely read, has studied the history of her people extensively and can speak several languages. She rides well, hawk and hunt, and has a skill with the bow (at the archery range). She most certainly is not a warrior and has received no martial instruction in combat or war. However, she has a sharp mind and this has been encouraged by her parents.

Character: Amarwen was a warm hearted, rambunctious and joyous child with an honest nature, largely innocent of the world. Amarwen has been raised to place her family ahead of herself. She is very easy to love but she is far from passive.

History: Amarwen is the only child of the Lord and Lady of Edholland. She was born into a family distantly related to Eldacar through a daughter of Hyarmendacil, and she was cherished. Noble and wealthy, well loved by the people of Edholland, Amarwen’s childhood is a happy and safe one. Her family enjoys the peace their life, retired from the royal court, affords them. They are far enough away that the cut and thrust around Gondor’s throne little affects them.

All of this changes when Castamir usurps the throne and deposes Eldacar. Her father, having ridden out to support Gondor's king is taken captive as Eldacar flees in such haste that he cannot even take his son with him. The first Amarwen hears of this is when her mother received tidings in Edholland that Osgiliath has burned.

In time, after the sack of Osgiliath a group of men arrive in Edholland to demand fealty to Castamir and the re-opening of the important harbour. It is on this day that we meet Amarwen and it is a fearsome day indeed. Gondor is turned inside by the kinstrife. Kin turns against kin and friend against friend.
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Re: Kin-Strife: OOC

Postby elora » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:09 pm

And now introducing you to another of our protagonists. This will be added to further as the tale progresses.

Name: Halvarin

Race: Númenorean

Born: 1395 of the Third Age in Pelargir

Height: 6’0”

Build: Lean, muscular

Appearance: Thick dark hair that goes just past his shoulders, slightly curly. Blue-gray eyes with a rough, short-cropped facial hair. Inspired by this: https://katiemorningstar.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/mohammad-amin-moshtaghan.jpg

Skills: Accomplished swordsman and an even better mariner. Halvarin is recognised amongst the Gondorian Ship Wright Guild as a skillful navigator, following in his father's steps.

Character: A quiet, easy going demeanour yet can be forceful should he see injustice. He is very much a loyal son, but he keeps his own counsel and is his own man. Halvarin has a deep set of principals that he does not surrender quietly.

History: Halvarin was born into a prominent Mariner's Guild family in Pelargir. His father is the head of the Mariner's Guild, a powerful political force within Minas Tirith's court. Like his father, Halvarin is a keen mariner. He has risen swiftly to the position of Master Navigator and is expected to continue on to captain a ship and crew and possibly lead the Guild just as his father does.

His father is close in friendship with the Lord of Edholland and this has served Halvarin's family well for Edholland is a busy, prosperous trading port. As as a result, Halvarin and his family are well known to Amarwen's. Indeed, they have spent time together over the years first as children and then as young adults. There is a friendship there, a mutual regard, but both are shy of one another when it comes to anything further. Halvarin doubts he could sucessfully lay suit to the daughter of the Lord of Edholland and Amarwen is mindful that her parents may wish for a different match, as is common amongst noble families. Thus, whilst they are drawn to each other both hesitate to pursue anything further than friendship.

Halvarin is a strong supporter of the Line of Kings, however in the tumult leading to the deposition of Eldacar he found his father and his Guild supporting the claim of a highly ranked Guild officer - Castamir, Master of Ships. Troubled inwardly, Halvarin remained loyal to his family and his guild though he was reluctant to do so. He resolved to allow matters to run their course, hoping that Castamir's superior royal descent would prove to be in the best interests of Gondor and the Guild. His father rises in position as a result of his relationship to the new King. With his father one of Castamir's principal advisors, Halvarin finds himself privy to more than he might wish to be.

His position is rocked when Halvarin observes the events of Edholland.
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Re: Kin-Strife: OOC

Postby elora » Thu May 04, 2017 11:32 pm

Casting Call cancelled!!!

Yup, you read that right. My partner in crime and I had agreed that we'd love to return to a broader collaboration approach for this particular tale. However, no one responded so we're going it alone.

Hope you enjoy.
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Re: Kin-Strife: OOC

Postby Arassuil » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:24 pm

elora wrote:Casting Call cancelled!!!

Yup, you read that right. My partner in crime and I had agreed that we'd love to return to a broader collaboration approach for this particular tale. However, no one responded so we're going it alone.

Hope you enjoy.


Ah. There just doesn't seem to be the interest in these sort of writings these days.
A good read so far on a seemingly under-reported part of Gondor's history.
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Re: Kin-Strife: OOC

Postby elora » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:50 pm

Thanks Arassuil. I do hope it's worth the wait.
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