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Postby eliana » Mon Jan 13, 2003 2:02 pm

this idea for an adventure is actually based on a book i want to write, but since the rp will probably be totally different than my story i want to have fun with it, besides, i might get some ideas. but dont worry, i wont use any without asking the person who gave it to me<BR><BR>anyway, the idea is:<BR><BR>there are four kingdoms, one in the plains, one in the mountains, one on/in the sea, and one in the south. they used to live in peace but in the past hundred years the southern kingdom completely isolated itself and the other three have been slowly advancing toward war.<BR><BR>in the age of peace there was one thing the four distinctly different regions had in common, dragons. ice drakes lived in the sea, fire drakes in the plains, winged drakes in the mountains, and a forgotten breed in the south. they kept the peace with the help of the dragon's pride, a society of men formed without regard to region. <BR><BR>the attitude toward the dragons deminished somehow and they became hunted. the dragons' pride became the dragon's defense. slowly all dragons were hunted and killed, the last 52 slain in the great hunt. the dragon's defense retired, those that survived, or beame ambassadors, trying to keep the peace.<BR><BR>there was a select handful that never gave up hope. two men in particular. one studied through books and maps in his home, his brother studied the southern kingdom the only way he thought possible, by going there.<BR><BR>now rumour is spreading that there may be one dragon left alive in the south. however the defense are not the only ones who wish to find it. an assasin has been hired to find it first and kill it to prevent any threat of peace to plans of war.<BR><BR>im looking for companions to travel south as well as someone to take on the role of the assassin. i know that was a long description, but i hope it was clear enough. any interested in joining me?
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Postby Beleth » Mon Jan 13, 2003 6:10 pm

This does seem interesting, i like the idea of your story. I would like to join in as one of the companions going south...i have a name for a character in mind but not sure what to put on a bio..? Would i need one?<BR>Otherwise, this is very interesting, and i think it might be fun!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Beleth » Mon Jan 13, 2003 6:15 pm

Oops...double post! Hadn't made one of these in a long time..<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>!
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Postby eliana » Mon Jan 13, 2003 6:35 pm

a bio would be nice, but sine this world is new to you i can understand not knowing what to include<BR><BR>basically: there will still be healers and this world is much like middle earth in so far as battle is done with swords, there are taverns and inns, that sort of thing<BR><BR>your character will either be a dragons defense who has heard the rumour or simply a traveler who is interested in joining us. a dragons defense will have pollitical experience but the traveler may as well. or you could live in the town i start the story in i s'pose.<BR><BR>this world is very much open as is the political structure so dont hesitate to claim experience in politics or the defense<BR><BR>and like i said, this world is very similar to middle earth
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Postby eliana » Mon Jan 13, 2003 6:37 pm

a bio would be nice, but sine this world is new to you i can understand not knowing what to include<BR><BR>basically: there will still be healers and this world is much like middle earth in so far as battle is done with swords, there are taverns and inns, that sort of thing<BR><BR>your character will either be a dragons defense who has heard the rumour or simply a traveler who is interested in joining us. a dragons defense will have pollitical experience but the traveler may as well. or you could live in the town i start the story in i s'pose.<BR><BR>this world is very much open as is the political structure so dont hesitate to claim experience in politics or the defense<BR><BR>and like i said, this world is very similar to middle earth
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Postby Wandering but not lost » Mon Jan 13, 2003 7:38 pm

I, as always interested by your efforts, would be glad to try and place my efforts therein. I am curious, first, how long ago was the dragon hunt. Maybe a brief timeline like 50 years ago dragons hunted and killed or maybe 1000 years ago. Also, I am assuming these kingdoms are quite old as well. Another thing that confuses me, did the dragons help the peace or were they hunted because they were monsters? As well, why did the dragon's defense form and try to hunt the dragons- are they trying to aid or hinder peace?
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Postby eliana » Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:58 am

the hunts started about 100 years ago, the last, great hunt ended abou 70 years ago<BR><BR>the dragons kept the peace between the countries. an age ago they grew weary of mens battles and stopped them. they kept the peace forcefully until peace grew and they became less active and more symbolic. they still frequented the capitals and the lands, but everyday activity lessened until men forgot what they had done. the dragons pride tried to convince the dragons to become more involved again and the the men to more believing, but they couldnt end the downhill slide
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Postby Ruccus » Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:49 am

Hi. Please can i join in. It sounds really cool!! You are not the only one that is trying to write a book. Mines kind of about time having a son adn the tyhreat of the Darkness people, can't really explain it very well. I was going to try and put it in a thread but i changed it and it is in 'Time it is for the Five to rise again' and you can have a look if you like but it isn't a very good thread so forget i said anything.<BR>I would like to join you so here is my BIO:<BR><BR><b>Name/Race:</b>Ruccus Longbeard. Dwarf.<BR><b>Appearance:]5 feet tall. Long Ginger beard with gold thread adn braids. Lots of brown leather armour adn a Dwarf mail shirt.<BR><b>Occupation:</b>Generally anything a thread requires him to be, but he is usually a smith in my own threads.<BR><b>Weapons:</b>Twin battle axes, throwing axes, knife and small dwarf bow.<BR><b>Personaltiy:</b>Quite volatile. Very quick to anger and especially in the defense of is friends. Very loyal adn will try his best to complete the task he has been set, or whatever he puts his mind to. He will listen to council but only when he proves himself wrong.
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Postby eliana » Tue Jan 14, 2003 6:19 pm

welcome, i will post my character bio<BR><BR>btw, dwarves are present, but there are no elves in this world<BR><BR>name/race: Anyra, man<BR>weapons: staff, three daggers, bow and quiver, and any dropped sword<BR> yet she carries none herself<BR>past: trained by her uncles during the hunts to be a defense, <BR> training completed two days before the great hunt ended.<BR> sent by her uncles she gave up the search to keep peace<BR> between the lands. training and travel provide little time for <BR> friends, but there is always the defense.<BR> now called to her uncle, lorne, to learn details of the new <BR> rumour.<BR> her father was killed during the hunts by his own sword.<BR> her mother taught her how to play the flute before she too was<BR> killed.<BR> it takes much to earn her trust, but once you have it you know <BR> her. it takes much to turn her against you, but once you have<BR> it takes much more to earn a chance. she will never start a <BR> battle, but will defend herself. she will defend anyone in need<BR> but dont think because she travels with you, fights beside you, <BR> and trusts you with her life, that you have earned her trust, to<BR> claim that, you must earn the trust of her heart, not her head,<BR> she'll let you know when you have done so<BR><BR>tomorrow i should be able to post a more descriptive look at the land with names for the countries and few cities
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Postby Ruccus » Wed Jan 15, 2003 11:59 am

OK i will be the other charatcer i use in just such occasions. I won't post his Bio but he had to have part of his face rebuilt out of metal adn is therefore blind on one side. His weapons are a hammer and an axe.
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Postby Beleth » Wed Jan 15, 2003 5:47 pm

Alright...well here is my bio so far i suppose..<BR><BR>Name/Race:Faela,Man<BR>Weapons:Arrows and bow, long sword, and a dagger.<BR>History:Born of noble blood, yet lives the life of traveler. She is very wise and skillful in many things, including combat and strategies of war. She is of middle age, which does not take away from her beauty. Deep green eyes, long glossy black hair, tall, slender but muscular. She keeps quiet and if you take the time took look you may see her watching in the shadows. Once she was also part of the Dragons' Defense, and well known, yet left it long ago and stays in secret. She does not reveal her true name to others except close friends and if she must, usually goes by Faeyan. She is witty, strong, and no one crosses her, for it may lead to their untimely death. Faela is also sneaky and scretive, but she has a temper. She does an odd sorts of jobs for money, but her wish is too find the forgotten breed. But many things delay her, and has never set search. Ones who once knew her thought her dead, which she wishes it to stay that way. She trusts no one but close friends, which she has less. Her temper and attitude may bring her fall, but her wise mind may bring victory...<BR><BR>So is that good...??
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Postby eliana » Wed Jan 15, 2003 5:51 pm

the dwarf is fine, i just said there arent any elfs around. but if youd rather use your other character anyway, please post a bio for him<BR><BR>edit. beleth, that is a very good bio, thank you. i may start the actually thread tomorrow, though i would like to know which character ruccus will use and have a full bio for it<BR><BR>wandering? going to join us?<BR><BR>oh, and feel free to have more than one character if wish as time passes, like i said, as time passes. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Ruccus » Thu Jan 16, 2003 4:24 am

I will use my alter ego, because he dosen't get very many appearances as a character.<BR>Bio:<BR>Name/Race: Lumine of the Race of Men.<BR>Appearance: Mainly black and gold clothes, big hood, but travel worn. His armour he always wears is light but very used. It is the armour of an Uruk. He is very big, about 6'7". His face had to have be rebuilt by Gandalf after the War of the Ring, so his face is half metal binded with the skin adn tissue of the Good side.<BR>Weapons: HE uses a double headed hammer in battle, but most of the time it is an axe he was given by Gloin. He carries knives, curved, and a bag of tacks which he uses if he wants tyo slow down cavalry.<BR>Personality: Brooding, hard thinker, hard to get rosed in anger, but commands apresence that is very tangible. Secretive, doesn't let on to his past much, for it is a pain and a shame to him. Very powerful in a fight, but he takes neither pleasure or pains in fighting for life has no meaning to him, it just is.<BR>Other: He is very old for a Man, but remebers little, for he was captured by the Dark powers and tortured to madness and then recovered and healed by Gandalf. He has no family, no one to love, no one to love him back. He can no longer feel anything in the way of love, it was tortured out of him, but he can feel the radince given off by it adn friednship so that he can tell whether a company would work.<BR><BR>It is a bit cheesy, but i think it is OK for someone who doesn't see a lot of the world of RPing, Lumine that is, not me.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby orliesmyhusband » Tue Jan 21, 2003 6:23 pm

You just HAD to outlaw elves didnt you?!?! *grins slyly* well this RP sounds really awesome I would love to have some help on a character that would fit in. My elf character is a healer if that does any good. <BR><BR>Oricon
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Postby Ruccus » Thu Jan 23, 2003 5:34 am

Hey Ori, how you been all this time. I think i could help. I am using my alter ego that i invented. If you were a healer and a warrior i think that would be good, but a healer would be cool on its own.<BR>Do youi hae any thoughts on:<BR>Male or Female?<BR>Race?<BR>Name would be good too.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>Extras?<BR>History.<BR>Maybe you could be a healer of the City, like a member of the council, or an odd job person for the council. You get sent of lots of mission and stuff sop you would have lots of experience.
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Postby orliesmyhusband » Thu Jan 23, 2003 6:34 pm

I have an alter ego but I dont think she's right for this either. Her name is Naira which is child of flame in elvish.... she's like the persona of the element of fire.... I'll think of something later.... right now I have a test to study for. <BR><BR>Ori
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